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The Orvis Fly-Fishing Podcast

Produced by The Orvis Company and hosted by Tom Rosenbauer, author of The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide, this podcast will provide you with tips on how to get the most of your time on the water. Read more about Orvis at www.orvis.com/podcast.

We frequently discuss water temperature in regard to trout fishing but you seldom hear much about how water temperature affects popular fly-rod fish like bonefish, tarpon, permit, redfish, striped bass, and bluefish.  Yet the water on the flats can vary dramatically depending on local weather patterns and tides, which will in turn affect where the fish move to and how actively they feed.  Learn from Bonefish Tarpon Trust's science director Aaron Adams [51:35] (also a superb fly fisher) on the science of water temperature and saltwater species.
 
In the Fly Box this week we have a great selection of questions, tips, and rants from listeners, including:
 
  • Is it appropriate to tip a guide when he or she runs a group class at a fly shop?
  • What kind of footwear do you use when blue lining when you are wet wading?
  • Does monofilament have a shelf life?
  • Is a fiberglass rod a viable option for carp, bass, or bonefish?
  • Has Tom developed any new insights on carp fishing in 2023?
  • My sister harvested a moose.  What flies can I tie with moose hair?
  • I've often had good fishing before a thunderstorm but not after.  Is there any validity to this observation?
  • A mild rant from a listener who does not like to chat on the water with other anglers.  And a less mild rant about anglers who invade his space.
  • Can I turn my fly line around to the running line when I want to Euro nymph?
  • How have developments in fly fishing changed the productivity of fly fishing in the last 100 years?
  • Why am I not seeing many fish in rivers that run into reservoirs in the fall?
  • How can I tell the difference between my nymphs ticking the bottom and a strike?
  • A great tip from a listener on removing all of your backing and rinsing it at the end of a saltwater fly-fishing season.
  • Should knots ever break?
  • This fall I fished a river that was 18 to 24 inches deep and uniform without much structure.  I fished hard with various methods and didn't catch a thing.  How would you approach water like this?
Direct download: WaterTempAaronAdams.mp3
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This show on winter fly-fishing was originally posted on 28 January, 2011. Before we had interviews, the Flybox, or even call-ins, it was just Sir Tom rambling into a microphone. 

Don't forget there are hundreds of shows from our archives that are freelly available on your podcast reader and at howtoflyfish.orvis.com.

Direct download: Best_of_Tom_-Top_Ten_Tips_on_Winter_Fly_Fishing_3.mp3
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Careful observation, active instead of passive, is the hallmark of a good fly fisher.  They pick up patterns by observing exactly where in the river a fish came from , or how it behaved when feeding, or what weather patterns preceded a particularly successful day.  Head guide Cliff Weisse [46:15] of Three Rivers Ranch in Warm River, Idaho tells us some things many fly fishers don't pay enough attention to, and thus lose the ability to improve their skills.
 
In the Fly Box this week, we have some great questions and tips, including:
  • How many flies and leaders will I need for a single day of guided fishing in the Bahamas?  And what gear will I need that I would normally not take for a day of trout fishing?
  • If I catch a trout from a small pool, should I assume the rest of the fish in that pool are spooked?
  • When should I strip a fish in, and when should I get the line on the reel?
  • My buddy and I lost 100% of the trout we hooked one day.  WE normally land most of them.  What did we do wrong?
  • What flies will imitate shad, small rainbows, sculpins, and small brown trout?
  • I fish a piece of water with lots of swirling eddies and have trouble with a normal hard strike indicator.  What should I use instead?
  • How can I manage using multiple fly lines without buying a new reel or spool for each one?
  • Is it OK for a guide to give me an unsolicited lecture on etiquette even though I never crowd anyone?
  • If I only make casts at a maximum of 15 feet in a small stream, is there a special fly line I should be using?
  • I read somewhere that the author uses "gel flotant on all my flies".  Am I missing something?
  • How do you determine the shuck color on a Sparkle Dun?
  • A great tip from a listener about using a "backing barrel" on a sighter leader when you have trouble seeing it.
  • How can I avoid spooking smallmouth bass on a small, clear stream?
Direct download: ObservationinFlyFishingWeiss.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am EDT

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