Mon, 22 July 2013
This week I offer 10 (actually 12 because I thought of a couple more as I was talking) tips on fishing pressured waters—those where trout get pestered all day long with different fly patterns. The logical course of action would to avoid those places, but the problem is that these waters are typically full of large wild trout and have great hatches—and these days because of the internet there are few secret trout streams. So pack up your fly boxes, resign yourself to seeing other anglers, and pay attention to your manners and courtesy. Catching a trout on a hard-fished river is as satisfying an accomplishment as catching 20 on a wilderness stream.
Lots of stuff in the Fly Box today, too. A loaded episode, for sure.
Thu, 11 July 2013
This week I interview Adam McNamara of Orvis Portland in one of our continuing series of carp podcasts. As usual, I learned some hot new tricks (like how to imitate a clam with a fly!) and I am sure you will as well. Adam is the founder and organizer of Carpocalypse, one of the best carp events in the US. Also, to begin we talk lots of trout for those of you who turn down your noses at carp: how to tell the number of a fly line if it isn’t labeled, adding tippets to braided leaders, what to do about refusals to dry flies, using wading boots without waders, tips on grass carp (oops), and what I think about people “spot burning” unknown fishing spots on the internet—if you care what I think.