Thu, 25 August 2011
In this week's podcast, I'm joined by Dave Perkins, an old fishing and hunting buddy and also vice-chairman and one of the owners of Orvis. Dave , like me, is a spring creek fanatic and we talk about how spring creeks differ from freestone trout streams, what to expect on them, and where to find them. And of course we also discuss our favorite flies, leaders, and rods for fishing these very special trout streams. If you've never fished a spring creek, it's time to try one. And even if you never intend to fish one, the tips we give will be very helpful any time you find selective trout sipping in clear water.
In the Fly Box this week, we talk about why trout live in some streams and not in others, how to make a downstream presentation, and some tips on light-line rods.
Direct download: Tips_on_Fishing_Spring_Creeks_with_Orvis_Vice-Chairman_Dave_Perkins.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12am EDT
Tue, 16 August 2011
For this week's podcast, the main event is Tom's Top Ten Tippet Tips, or just 5T for short (but no short jokes please). In this episode, I review tips on knots, types of tippet, how to attach tippets, when to shorten or lengthen a tippet, how to avoid kinky tippets, and a bunch more.
For the "Fly Box" section of short tips, I talk about some cool, new terms and tips I learned from fishing guides in Colorado and Montana over the past two weeks.
Direct download: Toms_Top_Ten_Tippet_Tips.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20am EDT
Thu, 4 August 2011
Tom is out of town for a couple weeks, so he asked Pete Kutzer of our Ask a Fly Fishing Instructor video series and Brett Ference from our Double Barrel Podcast series to sit in.
We asked our Facebook and Twitter fans to suggest topics for them to cover and received over 130 suggestions!
Here are the topics they chose:
- How should a beginner go about choosing waders?
- Tips for fishin gfrom a float tube
- Is 7 years old too young to start a child fly fishing?
- When choosing a new rod, what should I consider?
- How do you best hide new fishing gear purchases from your spouse?
We also had A LOT of questions on fishing warm water, so Brett and Pete spend a lot of time on this topic.
Direct download: The_Fishing_Warm_Water_and_Hiding_New_Gear_from_your_Spouse_Episode.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55am EDT
Tue, 2 August 2011
In this lesson, Peter explains why the double haul is useful for adding distance to the cast and taking pressure off your casting arm and wrist. Then he demonstrates exactly what you need to do for a successful double haul, from the right timing to the proper length of your haul. You'll learn why this is not just a cast for saltwater anglers, too. Once you've got the basics down, it's time to put Pete's lessons to work by practicing on your own lawn.
Direct download: Ask_a_Fly-Fishing_Instructor_VII-_The_Double_Haul.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 12:09pm EDT