The Effects of the Moon and Barometric Pressure on Fishing
Published: 04/13/2012
Description: In this week's podcast I interview Captain Jim Barr from Rhode Island and we talk about the effects of barometric pressure changes and moon phases on fly fishing, both in Jim's arena of striped bass fishing and also on various freshwater species. If you're looking for easy answers you'll be disappointed, but I think you'll enjoy hearing us talk about the empirical observations we've made over the years. In the Fly Box section this week we discuss methods of weighting flies with non-toxic materials, why you catch bigger fish on worms than you do on flies, and an explanation of the term "turning over" a fly and what you can do to make sure your fly turns over.
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20 Questions with Tom Rosenbauer
Published: 03/31/2012
Description: Well, be careful what you wish for. Last week I whined that we weren't getting enough response from you on Fly Box questions, so in the past week we've been inundated! I thought I would try to answer the best 20 questions we got over the past week, both e-mails and phone calles. We received suggestions from Sweden and Los Ageles and Connecticut and South Dakota and everything in between last week. In our 20 questions podcast we'll explore overlining a fly rod, fishing giant warmwater rivers, how to store a leader between fishing trips, fishing without indicators, and whether to play a fish from the reel or by stripping--and lots of other goodies!
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Trailer for the Film "Sipping Dry"
Published: 03/30/2012
Description: Our own Simon Perkins has a film in this year's Fly Fishing Film Tour. We are going to have him on the show to discuss his film "Sipping Dry" in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out the trailer. From the website at www.flyfilmtour.com: There are plenty of addictions to get hooked on in the world of fly fishing. One of the most consuming is the obsession with the dry fly, which explains why anglers travel the globe in search of epic hatches and large trout rising on the surface. "Sipping Dry" takes you to a place many refer to as the "dry fly capital of the world"--the upper Missouri River near Craig, Montana. The film introduces a handful of characters who have altered their lives to revolve around this fishery and attempts to convey their infatuation with sipping trout, insane hatches, and the river they consider to be the ultimate in the world of dry fly fishing.
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Published: 03/22/2012
Description: In this week's podcast we first talk about nets and bluegills. I'm not getting many nice short, concise, specific questions for the Fly Box section so I haven't had many to answer lately. Please send your nagging questions to podcast@orvis.com or call me at 802-362-8800 and leave a message letting me know what you'd like to hear about. And in the main part of the podcast, Should I Stay or Should I Go? (what do you want to bet James will have some music to go along with that?) we talk about when to move and when to stay put, on everything from trout streamers, nymphs, and dries, to Atlantic salmon, bonefish, and steelhead.
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Junk in the Trunk: Eggs, Worms and Scuds
Published: 03/19/2012
Description: This week in the Fly Box we first talk about what to expect when fishing for king salmon in Alaska, the half hitch vs. the whip finish in fly tying, and etiquette on salmon rivers. Then, in the main event, we explore the fascinating world of what some people call "junk" flies--worms, eggs, and scuds. These flies are fished like nymphs and are just as much a "match the hatch" situation as elegant mayfly nymphs (at least in my opinion).
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13 Tips on Leaders
Published: 03/09/2012
Description: In this week's fly box we talk about hook styles, casting on snow, and fly-fishing jargon. Then on to the main podcast, which is on the perenially popular subject of leaders: When to change tippets, how to modify your leader, the differences between the various types, fluoro vs. nylon, saltwater leaders described, and much more. It's a topic that is mystifying to many people and we hope we both intrigue and educate you this week.
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A brief video from the Roaring Branch.
Published: 07/20/2009
Description: A brief video from the Roaring Branch.
Video: How to Choose a Great Fishing Lodge for Your Next Trip
Published: 04/26/2010
Description: This is a special edition of the Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast. Not only is it a video episode, we have special guest Paul Fersen, author of Great Fishing Lodges of North America to talk about what makes a great fishing lodge. You can purchase Paul's book online at www.orvis.com/greatfishinglodges
More Fall Fly Fishing Secrets
Published: 10/26/2011
Description: In the podcast this week, I go on a minor rant about the ethics of crowding on today's trout streams, and pretty much tell you if you don't like the crowds, take a hike (literally). I do give some suggestions on how to handle crowded situations if you have no other choice, but there is almost always another choice. And in the main part of the podcast, I share with you some fall fishing secrets. We have touched on this subject before, but since the last time I have received some more tips from all of you that I really shoudl share. I also announce a very special contest for the best suggestion for next week's podcast. The prize is an autographed copy of my new book, The Orvis Guide to The Essential American Flies, which is a large format book with spectacular color photos.
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Ten tips for Fishing Caddisflies
Published: 01/20/2012
Description: The main part of the podcast this week is 10 Tips on Fishing Caddis hatches, some tips I’ve learned over the years for successfully (sometimes!) fishing caddis hatches. Caddisflies are one of the most abundant aquatic insects in trout streams, and the fishing can range from incredibly easy to downright frustrating. But trout almost always love to eat them so we need to pay attention. Also in this podcast we talk about bedraggled flies, tailwater insects, and one of my favorite subjects, using roadkills for fly tying.
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How to Take Great Fishing Photos with Catch Magazine Editor Brian O'Keefe
Published: 01/25/2012
Description: This week I have a special guest, Brian O'Keefe, who owns the fantastic electronic magazine called Catch Magazine, along with his business partner Todd Moen. Brian has been in the fly fishing business as long as I have, and he's one of the best fly-fishing photographers out there. He's traveled all over the world to photograph some of the most exotic fly fishing locations, as well as plenty of cool places closer to home. We ramble a bit about the old days, but the podcast is mainly about tips for the novice fly-fishing photographer. This podcast is longer than usual so I left out the usual Fly Box section, which will return next week. Lots of good questions these days so I have a good list of topics to cover!
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12 Steps to Summer Dry Fly Fishing
Published: 07/06/2011
Description: This week in the Fly Box section, we talk about rod actions, line sizes, sunscreen, and dry flies in high water. In the main event, we'll give you some tips on summer dry flies, as summer is prime time for fishing on the surface.
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Fly Fishing Tips For Small Streams
Published: 06/09/2009
Description: The fish may be smaller, but it sure is a lot of fun! In this podcast, Tom shares tips on fly fishing small streams.
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A Detailed Lesson on Nymphing with Dave Perkins
Published: 05/06/2010
Description: In this podcast, Tom is joined in our new podcast studio by Dave Perkins, Executive Vice-Chairman of the Orvis Company for a technical and detailed talk on nymph fishing.
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The First 30 Feet
Published: 01/04/2011
Description: Casting that first thirty feet of line out can sometimes be tricky. Tom has some easy tips for the advanced and beginner angler alike, so you can false cast less and fish more.
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