8 Tips for Fly Fishing with Classic Wet Flies. (and an apology to bamboo afficionados)
Published: 03/31/2010
Description: Attention bamboo rod fanatics: we heard you! Tom responds to some feedback we received on one of our more popular podcasts on bamboo vs graphite and gives eight great tips on fishing classic wet flies... then throws in a bonus tip.
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The Top Five Casting Mistakes Revisited
Published: 12/09/2010
Description: In this episode, Tom is joined by Peter Kutzer of the Orvis Fly Fishing School to revisit a subject that we have covered in the past, but is still requested: common casting mistakes. We've all made them, in this podcast learn how to identify and fix them.
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Ten Steps from Novice to Intermediate
Published: 06/27/2010
Description: In this week's podcast we have a great phone call from Molly with some exciting news and in The FlyBox a tip on further refining your casting practice. For the main event, we explore the topic of moving from novice to intermediate fly fisher with some tips on how to get there.
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Tips on Fly Fishing the Baetis / Blue Wing Olive Hatch
Published: 05/04/2009
Description: The baetis hatch is Tom's favorite and in this podcast he shares his tips for making the most of it.
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The Stealth Podcast
Published: 04/29/2010
Description: In this episode, Tom gets sneaky and gives tips on avoiding detection on the water... if you spook fewer fish, you catch more fish... pretty simple. Some good tips in here from color of clothing to the use of indicators.
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Lessons Learned the Hard Way with Simon Perkins
Published: 12/22/2010
Description: Montana fly-fishing guide, Simon Perkins is back home in Vermont for Christmas and joins Tom for a podcast on lessons learned the hard way. It's the mistakes that make us wise, if we learn from them. Learn from Tom and Simon's mistakes so you dont have to make them yourself!
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Matchin the Hatch Part 2 - Five More Tips
Published: 06/29/2011
Description: In the fly box section this week we discuss a couple tackle maintenance items (cork grips and fly lines) and some tips on how to learn from some "old school" techniques. In the main part of the podcast, we learn more about hatches and how to deal with them, especially on how to collect insect specimens and what to do with them once you've obtained them.
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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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Getting the Most out of Summertime Fly Fishing
Published: 07/13/2011
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. We have a new way to contact the podcast and share your podcast ideas. Go to Orvis News, sign on with your Facebook login, and particpate in our online forum!
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Top Five Fly Fishing Tips for Fishing Unfamiliar Waters
Published: 06/26/2009
Description: You never know what you are going to encounter when you fish the surf and in this podcast Tom helps you be prepared for whatever comes your way. To get started grab a stripping basket, practice your double haul and download this podcast.
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The Dragonslayer: An Interview with Master Fly Tyer Gary Martineau
Published: 05/13/2010
Description: In this episode of The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast, Tom sits down with master fly tyer, Gary Martineau. His fly patterns have been fished all over the world and he shares some of the secrets of fishing his flies to the greatest success in this podcast. Gary is a lifelong fly fisher, rod builder, and innovative fly tyer whose Heavyweight Stonefly pattern is the best-selling fly ever sold in the 43 year history of The Orvis News. A former research biologist for Vermont Fish & Wildlife, he lives in northern Vermont.
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Six Tips on Emergers- A Black Diamond Episode
Published: 01/13/2011
Description: You folks have requested some more advanced topics and Tom comes through with a long, detailed podcast on fishing emergers.
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Video: Casting into the Wind with Pete Kutzer
Published: 07/28/2011
Description: Over on OrvisNews.com we have a regular series called ASK A FLY FISHING INSTRUCTOR. Here is one of the more popular videos on casting into the wind. OrvisNews.com reader Dave S. asked: I think I have a pretty decent casting motion, but the biggest issue I have is in the wind. I always get that tailing loop, and my leader knots up. I think it's more pronounced in the wind because I strain harder. What practice tips can you give me to help?. In this video, Peter demonstrates how to beat the wind by casting lower, angling the rod tip, and even making the cast backwards. Peter has been a fisherman all his life, and he has a degree in outdoor education from Johnson State College. He's also a seriously good caster, and during his years working for Orvis he has seen it all.
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