Three Tips Regarding Fly Fishing Rods and Line Weights
Published: 10/20/2009
Description: Another great question from our Facebook fans in two parts. What is the performance difference between two and four piece rods and when does it make sense to go with a different line weight than the weight of the rod?
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Tom's Ten Tips for Slimming Down or Filling up your Fly Box
Published: 12/08/2011
Description: This week we range in topics from toilet paper to bass leaders, but the main topic is one that is frequently requested: How to make sense of the thousands of patterns of dry flies into a reasonable number that will cover most of the hatches you encounter. I offer 10 tips on slimming down your fly box (or filling it up, depending on where you are in the game) plus my favorite dozen dry flies.
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Five Reasons So Many Flies Exist in the World
Published: 11/05/2009
Description: As suggested by listeners on our Facebook page, Tom gives five reasons there are so many flies and fly variations out there to choose from. He also tells us his favorite, go-to fly.
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All About Floating Lines with Jim Lepage, VP of Orvis Rod & Tackle
Published: 12/30/2009
Description: Tom has been getting requests for a podcast on floating lines. Feeling like he could use a little more education on the subject himself, he called in Jim Lepage, Orvis Vice-President of Rod and Tackle to help address questions on their use and care. Things get really detailed in this podcast... a must-hear for the techies!
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Bamboo Fly Rods vs. Graphite Fly Rods
Published: 02/12/2010
Description: Wow... you guys really wanted this one! We had a whole lot o requests for a podcast on graphite vs bamboo. Tom goes into great detail on the benefits of each and gives us some good bamboo maintenance tips.
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Felt Soles vs Rubber Soles and the Invasive Species Issue
Published: 03/05/2010
Description: Tom gives the Orvis stance on felt sole wading boots, the rubber sole alternative and talks about how to responsibly address the invasive species issue.
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Tom's Top Ten Tips for Wading Safety
Published: 03/16/2010
Description: Wading can be a relaxing and then sometimes exhilarating experience. It can also be dangerous if you do not follow some simple safety guidelines. Tom gives his top ten wading safety tips in this podcast.
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All About Lining your Switch Rod
Published: 03/25/2010
Description: We have had a lot of questions emailed to us and posted on our wall on Facebook regarding how to properly line a switch rod. It's complicated and confuses even those of us who do this for a living. For this podcast, Tom brought in one of the most knowledgeable people in the industry on the subject, Bill Reed, Director of Wholesale for The Orvis Company and our resident line expert. Get a pen and paper and be ready to take notes, there is a TON of information in this podcast.
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Tom's Ten tips on Leaders and Tippets
Published: 04/09/2010
Description: We get more quetions on leaders and tippets than any other topic. Tom picks ten emails he has received and answers your questions in this episode of The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast.
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How Many Fly Rods Do You Really Need?
Published: 06/02/2010
Description: So how many fly rods do you really need? What is the perfect all-around rod? Is there such a thing? Tom answers listeners' most frequent questions on choosing a fly rod in the most recent episode of The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast with Tom Rosenbauer.
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Floatant, Lenses and the Flex Index
Published: 08/09/2010
Description: In this podcast, Tom talks about the different kinds of floatant for dry flies, what sunglasses work best for fishing and explains the flex index and how you can use it to choose the right fly rod for you.
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Teaching Fly Fishing to Beginners
Published: 11/12/2010
Description: In this episode, Tom gives some tips on teaching others to fly fish and also introduces a new segment to the show: The Flybox. We get a lot of requests that can't quite fill a whole podcast, so Tom is going to address those in this new segment! Tell us what you think! Email us at, come by and leave a comment on the blogs, tweet us @OrvisFlyFishing or find us on Facebook at
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Five Common Mistakes Fly Fishers Make with Leaders and Tippets
Published: 07/07/2009
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.
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Traveling with Fly Gear
Published: 12/15/2010
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.
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All Tom Knows About Fly Fishing with Sinking Lines
Published: 07/25/2009
Description: Tom claims that this podcast contains all he knows about sinking lines and how to best take advantage of them when fly fishing.
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