Description: In this episode Tom gives his list of what you could get that angler, and angler-to-be at the last minute!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Description: Tom claims that this podcast contains all he knows about sinking lines and how to best take advantage of them when fly fishing.
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.
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 email@example.com or visit us on facebook at www.facebook.com/orvisflyfishing !
Description: We have had a number of requests on our Facebook page for more information on leaders. Tom is happy to oblige.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.