Thu, 24 December 2020
Continuing our exploration of winter trout fishing techniques, this week my guest is angler and photographer Timbre Pringle [40:08]. You have likely seen photos of Timbre or ones taken by her and her husband Darcy in Orvis catalogs and ads, as well as many of the fly-fishing magazines. She doesn't exactly fish in the far north as she fishes in Alberta, in southern Canada, but for most Americans any place in Canada seems like the far north. Timbre gives her tips for fishing her local river, the Bow, in the winter, but she offers tips that will work during the winter in any trout stream.
In the Fly Box this week, listeners share the following questions, comments, and tips:
Direct download: Winter_Tips_from_the_Far_Northwith_Timbre_Pringle.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:08am EDT
Fri, 18 December 2020
I've begun a series on winter trout fishing podcasts with various experts around the country. I think it will be interesting to see how their approaches compare, what flies and leaders they use, and how they keep their hands and feet warm. This week's guest is Tim Johnson [38:41], who you probably know more as an artist on Instagram or on the Orvis Artist Collab series of H3 rods. Tim is also a longtime guide and experienced angler and has spent many winter days on his home waters in Utah. He's also one of the best storytellers I know so I think you'll enjoy the interview.
In the Fly Box this week, we have a great collection of questions and tips from listeners:
Direct download: Winter_Fly-Fishing_Tips_with_Tim_Johnson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:12pm EDT
Thu, 10 December 2020
This week, my guest is Sav Sankaran [47:28], fishing manager at the Orvis store in Asheville. The subject is Late Fall and Winter trout fishing in the Southeast, and although Sav talks about his rivers specifically, there are many good tips for winter fishing anywhere in the world. You may have enjoyed Sav's bluegrass music on a recent Orvis Facebook Live event, and he's also the subject of an Orvis story on his special family holiday gatherings https://www.orvis.
This podcast is just the beginning of a series I plan on doing on winter fishing throughout North America. With travel still restricted this winter, many of us will need to find fishing close to home, or at least within driving distance. We hope to make those outings more fun and enjoyable by giving you tips to make your time on the water a bit more successful.
In the Fly Box this week, we'll explore some great tips and questions from listeners, including:
Direct download: Late_Fall_and_Winter_Trout_Fishing_with_Sav_Sankaran.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45pm EDT
Thu, 3 December 2020
This week my guest is the great guide and fly tier Blane Chocklett [39:45]. We talk about his development of innovative fly patterns like the Gummy Minnow and Game Changer, but also about his philosophy of imitating baitfish and how to choose the right streamer depending on conditions. I know you streamer, musky, and saltwater junkies will learn a lot in this one.
In the Fly Box this week, we have the following questions and tips from listeners:
Direct download: Blaine_Chocklett_and_his_Baitfish_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10pm EDT