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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Somewhere in the Neighborhood of Six Tips on Sinking Lines - A black Diamond Episode
Published: 01/13/2011
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.
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Gear Maintenance in the Off-Season and Ten Tips for the Aging Angler
Published: 02/15/2011
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 podcast@orvis.com or visit us on facebook at www.facebook.com/orvisflyfishing !
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All About Fly Fishing with Braided Leaders
Published: 08/31/2009
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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Tom's Top Ten Tippet Tips
Published: 08/16/2011
Description: For this week's podcast, the main event is Tom's Top Ten Tippet Tips, or just 5T for short (but no short jokes please). In this episode, I review tips on knots, types of tippet, how to attach tippets, when to shorten or lengthen a tippet, how to avoid kinky tippets, and a bunch more. For the "Fly Box" section of short tips, I talk about some cool, new terms and tips I learned from fishing guides in Colorado and Montana over the past two weeks.
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The Minimalist Fly Fisher
Published: 10/05/2009
Description: This episode may get us in trouble with the guys upstairs, but in this podcast Tom has some tips for the when you are in the mood to fish with as little gear as possible.
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Tom's Tips on Fishing Spring Creeks with Special Guest Orvis Vice-Chairman Dave Perkins
Published: 08/25/2011
Description: In this week's podcast, I'm joined by Dave Perkins, an old fishing and hunting buddy and also vice-chairman and one of the owners of Orvis. Dave , like me, is a spring creek fanatic and we talk about how spring creeks differ from freestone trout streams, what to expect on them, and where to find them. And of course we also discuss our favorite flies, leaders, and rods for fishing these very special trout streams. If you've never fished a spring creek, it's time to try one. And even if you never intend to fish one, the tips we give will be very helpful any time you find selective trout sipping in clear water. In the Fly Box this week, we talk about why trout live in some streams and not in others, how to make a downstream presentation, and some tips on light-line rods.
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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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