Thu, 23 September 2021
[This episode was originally posted in April of 2018]
In the Fly Box this week we have the following tips and questions: · A tip from a listener on how to carry long pre-rigged fly assemblies
· A question about what fly to fish along with a streamer when swinging for spring trout
· A question on tips for spotting bonefish
· How should I fish the tails of pools?
· A listener tip on how to keep your hands warm when fishing
· Flashy vs. non-flashy nymphs and where to put them in your nymph rig
· A question about why fish get picky after catching a bunch of them from the same run
· Why do trout take dry flies when I don’t see any rising?
· Tips for avoiding spawning rainbow redds
Direct download: The_Art_of_Spotting_Trout_with_Amelia_Jensen_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:48pm EDT
Thu, 16 September 2021
Initially posted on July 28, 2019 This week, my guest is Davy Wotton, who is originally from Wales but now lives and guides on the White River in Arkansas. I get frequent questions about swinging soft hackles and wet flies, a technique that I am not the best at, so I brought in the angler whom I consider the ultimate expert on this kind of fishing. Davy blends the British traditions with American conditions, so he really has the best perspective on this kind of fishing, which can be both challenging and subtle—especially when fish are taking emergers. It’s a long podcast, but since I have never done one on this topic, I make up for lost time. And Davy had many interesting points to make. The Fly Box is a bit shorter this week because the main podcast is so long. But we cover some interesting questions, as usual: What can I do to keep my Stimulators floating? When do you fish a nymph and when do you fish a streamer? Can you use weed guards on trout flies? Why am I breaking off so many fish? Do some rod guides work better than others? More on pressure and its effects on fish What is the difference between a freshwater and saltwater rod? How can I see my fly in a fast riffle? How do I know if small streams hold trout? Why do trout bump my flies and why do they come off quickly?
Sat, 11 September 2021
This week my guest is Sascha Clark Danylchuk [1:05:54], executive director of Keepfishwet.org and a fish biologist who has intensively studied the science of releasing fish in a responsible manner. We've talked a lot about trout lately in the podcast, so this one is on recommended release techniques for bass, panfish, pike, bonefish, redfish, and tarpon--plus a little on cold-water releases of trout.
In the Fly Box this week, we had an unusually good collection of questions and tips--maybe because I was out of the office for a couple weeks so I had a lot to choose from.