Tom's Eight Tips on Using Indicators
Published: 06/02/2014
Description: This week’s podcast is 8 tips on indicators—or probably more but I’m calling it 8 and sticking to it. We’ll talk about types, depth, how to rig, weights, and a couple special tricks on how to slow down the drift of your nymphs. In The Fly Box, we range from how to prepare for a saltwater trip to barbless hooks to sunken terrestrials to rod/reel balance. And lots more—even without a special guest I rambled for over an hour this week so I hope I can cover at least one of your daily commutes or a lawn mowing session.
Video: Fly Fishing with the Helios Switch Rod
Published: 08/30/2009
Description: Tom shows off the brand new Helios Switch rods! If you have problems viewing this video, download the latest version of Quicktime at or check out the video on YouTube at Download this file directly at:
Video: NEW Sonic Seam Waders from Orvis
Published: 12/10/2009
Description: Check out this video of our groundbreaking, patent-pending, and exclusive sonic-welded seam fly fishing wader technology that eliminates threads that can wear out and stitch holes that, over time, can eventually cause leaks. Find out more -
Video: The New Mirage Reel from Orvis!
Published: 01/24/2010
Description: Check out the New Mirage Reel from Orvis featuring Conway Bowman!
Video: Tom's Big Break
Published: 06/06/2010
Description: Tom's been working on a big project for the CEO of Orvis and can't wait to show him the result...
Video: Orvis Fly Fishing App Available on iTunes
Published: 08/08/2010
Description: We made this video as a sneak peek of our app for podcast listeners. The app went live before we could get this video to you! It is available now and you can read more on our website at
Tom's Christmas List
Published: 12/18/2011
Description: In this episode Tom gives his list of what you could get that angler, and angler-to-be at the last minute!
Tom's Ten Tips for Stocking your Nymphing Box
Published: 04/13/1975
Description: We posted an episode a few weeks ago on how to best stock your dry-fly box. We had a number of requests for one on nymphing. Let us know what you think of this list!
15 tips For Setting up the Ultimate Fly Tying Bench
Published: 01/09/2012
Description: This week I discuss a frequently requested podcast this time of year--how to set up your fly-tying area. I talk about what you need to get started and what tools and threads you should begin with. I also discuss storage and lighting and magnification and about how to stay organized. In the Fly Box section we have another tip for essential safety items in a fishing vest or pack, and the difference between Blue-Winged Olives and PMDs and Pale Evening Duns.
Five Common Mistakes Fly Fishers Make with Leaders and Tippets
Published: 07/06/2009
Description: Some people think that leaders and tippets are the most critical element in your fly fishing set up. In this podcast, Tom gives the five most common mistakes with leaders and tippets that are easy to make, but just as easy to remedy.
Traveling with Fly Gear
Published: 12/14/2010
Description: Tom takes the mystery out of packing for your next trip telling you what you need, what you don't and what you REALLY shouldn't forget to bring. He also shares his top five flies for fresh and saltwater.
All Tom Knows About Fly Fishing with Sinking Lines
Published: 07/24/2009
Description: Tom claims that this podcast contains all he knows about sinking lines and how to best take advantage of them when fly fishing.
Somewhere in the Neighborhood of Six Tips on Sinking Lines - A black Diamond Episode
Description: Tom goes into great detail in this podcast on sinking lines. This is advanced stuff, but plenty for everyone here. In the FLY BOX section, Tom touches on how to remove ice from the guides on your rod, casting around objects and gives a couple pointers on choosing a good fishing guide.
Gear Maintenance in the Off-Season and Ten Tips for the Aging Angler
Published: 02/14/2011
Description: Tom shares his off-season routine for gear mainteance and answers our first voicemail request for tips for the older angler. These tips apply to a lot of us, though, so it is a good listen all around. Call us at 802-362-8800 for comments and suggestions, drop us a line at or visit us on facebook at !
All About Fly Fishing with Braided Leaders
Published: 08/30/2009
Description: We have had a number of requests on our Facebook page for more information on leaders. Tom is happy to oblige.
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