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.
The Top Five Casting Mistakes Fly Fishers Make
Published: 08/04/2009
Description: How many false casts do you make before your fly hits the water? According to Tom, the biggest mistake fly fishers make is too many false casts. Find out his other four in this Podcast.
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Ten Tips for Better Line Control
Published: 05/21/2010
Description: Tom thinks even the best casters can sometimes use a little help when it comes to line control. In this podcast he gives his top ten tips for what to do once your line hits the water.
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Tom's Ten Tips on Winter Fly Fishing
Published: 01/18/2011
Description: It's cold out there... get the most out of it with these tips from Tom. One of you will be the MILLIONTH download of this podcast. Thank you so much for your loyalty. We're having a good time and we're glad you are, too. Leave comments on our blog at www.orvisnews.com/flyfishing/winter2011.aspx Leave us a voicemail at 802-362-8800 with a suggestion for the show or drop us a line at podcast@orvis.com
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Video: The Double-Haul Cast with Pete Kutzer
Published: 08/02/2011
Description: In this lesson, Peter explains why the double haul is useful for adding distance to the cast and taking pressure off your casting arm and wrist. Then he demonstrates exactly what you need to do for a successful double haul, from the right timing to the proper length of your haul. You'll learn why this is not just a cast for saltwater anglers, too. Once you've got the basics down, it's time to put Pete's lessons to work by practicing on your own lawn.
Ridin' Dirty: Tom's Tips for Fly Fishing Muddy Water
Published: 08/04/2009
Description: When the water turns muddy, do you head home or resort to plan B?
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Tom's Ten Tips For When There's No Hatch to Match
Published: 07/09/2010
Description: What do you do when you can't match the hatch and no one on the water is catching any fish? Tom tells you the things he does that may help you, too. Also, we have a new iPhone app coming out soon... Tom reviews the features.
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Full Circle by Paul Fersen
Published: 02/01/2011
Description: We're giving Tom a day off and have asked resident author Paul Fersen to read a story he wrote about for Gray's Journal called Full Circle.
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Five Big Tips for Small Streams
Published: 09/28/2011
Description: In this week's podcast, we explore the world of small stream trout with 5 detailed tips (mainly because I was too lazy to organize more--actually there are probably about 20 tips included) that cover everything from what rod to use to how to find your own small stream. There are tens of thousands of tiny trout streams in the United States, many of which never get fished or are fished infrequently, so it's a great place to get solitude and return to the essence of fly fishing. I also introduce two new items to the podcast, and we're looking for your feedback on these: a selected book of the week and "products you might have missed", a short section on handy fishing products that you might not have heard about. And, of course, we answer several questions in our popular "Fly Box" section. I am thrilled the podcast has grown so much, but I'm having a hard time keeping up with emails. I still want to hear from you, though as that is how we get material for the show! For podcast suggestions. please use the Online Podcast Forum or our voicemail line at 802-362-8800. Thanks for listening!
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More Tips on Fly Fishing in Small Streams
Published: 08/20/2009
Description: As regular listeners to the podcast know, Tom loves small stream fishing. In this podcast he gives more tips on how to catch more fish than trees.
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Seven Tips for Still Water Fly Fishing
Published: 07/15/2010
Description: A longer rod and a longer leader are a good start... Tom goes into great detail on how to catch more fish on lakes and ponds.
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Nymphing Techniques from Across the Pond
Published: 11/07/2011
Description: This week I interview George Daniel, past competitor in Team Fly Fishing USA and now head coach. The subject is European nymphing styles like Czech nymphing, Polish nymphing, French nymphing, and Spanish nymphing. I've had a number of requests to talk about European nymphing so I called in one of the top American experts on these techniques. You'll learn the differences between these styles and under which conditions you use them, as well as how to rig for these very effective styles of catching trout and grayling on nymphs. These techniques are great to have in your bag of tricks when standard strike indicator and dry/dropper techniques aren't working.
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Playing with Fish in Fast Water
Published: 09/11/2009
Description: Playing fish in fast water can be tricky; not only are you fighting the fish, but now you have to fight the water, too. Tom has some great tips on how to net these fish more often and reminds us not to worry when we lose a few, after all, it's part of the game.
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How Weather Affects Fly Fishing
Published: 07/27/2010
Description: Tom talks weather in this podcast and how it can impact your day on the water. We also want to thank all of you for making July 2010 a record setting month for us with over 50,000 downloads of The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide! Thanks so much!!
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15 Tips for Fishing the Evening Hatch
Published: 03/14/2011
Description: Tom takes another great podcast suggestion from our voicemail line and turns it in to our longest episode yet at just over an hour. It's packed with 15 tips for fishing the evening hatch. Have a suggestion or a comment? Drop us a line at podcast@orvis.com, LIKE us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/orvisflyfishing or call us at 802-362-8800.
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