Sat, 30 January 2021
This week, continuing our series of podcasts on winter fly fishing for trout, I interview George Daniel, author and guide. George is also an Orvis ambassador and field tester, and teaches fly fishing at Penn State. As you'll discover, there are many similarities with winter fishing in other parts of the country, along with some flies and techniques a bit more appropriate for the Northeast.
In the Fly Box this week, we have some great tips and questions, including:
Thu, 21 January 2021
This week my guest is artist Bob White [36:41], a beloved painter of fly-fishing and bird hunting scenes. Bob has illustrated John Gierach's magazine pieces for years and also illustrated the current version of The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide. Bob talks about making a career in the fly-fishing world, how he balances his painting life with his fishing life, tips for budding wildlife artists, and how his art affects his fly tying.
In the Fly Box this week, we have the following questions and tips from listeners:
Thu, 14 January 2021
My guest this week is Rachel Leinweber [39:38], general manager of The Angler's Covey fly shop in Colorado Springs. One in a series of podcasts about winter fly-fishing tips, Rachael has some great ones for us, and it's been interesting to see how each guide we've talked to has a slightly different take on effective winter tactics.
In the Fly Box this week, we have the following questions and tips:
When fishing large streams, and making casts too long for a roll cast, how do you get your fly out without catching trees and bushes?
Direct download: More_Winter_Fishing_Tips_with_Rachael_Leinweber_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13pm EST
Fri, 8 January 2021
This week, we're continuing our series on winter fly fishing for trout. I interview Antonio Rodrigues [42:50] manager of Front Range Anglers in Boulder, Colorado, and he has a different take on winter fly fishing, and some different methods. I've found it fascinating to see how each guest approaches this differently and hope you pick up some tips as well.
What do you use for a fly box when surf fishing?
I have not had good luck with guide trips and want to know what you recommend so I get a better trip next time.
Are fly rods built on continuous blanks and then cut into sections, or is each section made separately? And are sections interchangeable from one rod to another?
What is the purpose of adding flash to nymph patterns?
A tip on using special flies for casting practice.
What do I do about fishing places where lots of swimmers have been?
Are wire bite guards worth it?Can I tie a 3X tippet to a 3mm tippet ring?
Are all Orvis leader lengths built to the same basic taper or are they different?
Another suggestion on where to donate flies you don't want.
What uses do you have for magnets when fishing?
What do I use huge streamer patterns like the Manbearpig for, and how should I fish them?
Direct download: Winter_Fishing_Tips_from_Boulder_with_Antonio_Rodrigues.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26am EST
Fri, 1 January 2021
This week, it was my great pleasure to interview Nick Lyons, who I consider to be the godfather of modern fly-fishing books. Nick has edited and published books by some of our most famous fly anglers--Lee and Joan Wulff, Lefty Kreh, Dave Whitlock, and Swisher and Richards. He was also my first editor and I have so much to thank him for. Nick tells stories of the early days of fly-fishing books--his successes and failures and his journey through the past half-century of fly fishing.
In the Fly Box this week, we have some great questions, including:
Direct download: The_Godfather_of_Modern_Fly-Fishing_Books_Nick_Lyons.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:20pm EST