Fall Fly Fishing Tips for Eastern and Western Anglers
Published: 10/11/2010
Description: In this episode tom is joined in the studio by Trout Unlimited's cable show ON THE RISE host Jed Fiebelkorn to discuss tips for anglers in both the eastern and western United States.
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A (very) Brief History of Fly Fishing
Published: 05/12/2011
Description: This week I give a brief and sorta rambling overview of fly-fishing history, which is difficult to do in a short podcast so I've included the names of a couple good books on the subject. In this week's fly box, we have two casting tips, a word about "lining" fish, a short discussion of what to do when faced with crowded trout streams, and help when trying to detect a strike when nymph fishing. Lots of little bits and pieces!
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Ten Fly Fishing Tips for When you First Get to the Water (but this one goes to 11)
Published: 01/22/2010
Description: Here is a great checklist for new fly fishers and veterans for when you first get to a river. Check the temperature, take your time getting into the water and don't be afraid to change your location! Have a suggestion for the podcast?
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Purposeful Solitude: Special Guest Paul Fersen Reads "Moving Water"
Published: 10/21/2010
Description: Tom is out this week, so we asked resident author Paul Fersen to read from a recent piece he wrote for American Angler magazine on fishing for bass off Cape Cod.
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10 Tips for Preparing for a Day on the Water
Published: 05/19/2011
Description: This week we answer a listener's question about a day in the life of an experienced fly fisher--but more how to prepare for a day than what he or she would actually do once on the water, which can vary greatly from day to day or on different kinds of waters. In this week's fly box, we talk about what color is most visible on attractor fly wings (you will be as surprised as I was!), how to pick the right reel seat, and what color to choose on attractor flies. Plus Phil Monahan updates us on the latest juicy bits from the Orvis blog.
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Casting into the Wind with Orvis CEO, Perk Perkins
Published: 01/25/2010
Description: In Tom's episode on casting into the wind, he was fortunate enough to have Orvis CEO Perk Perkins join him for a lively back and forth on different methods. In this episode, Tom and Perk reference the video below from the DVD entitled "Taming the Wind" featuring Prescott Smith.
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Fly Tying 101
Published: 11/19/2010
Description: As Tom was sitting down to tape this episode we got an email from a listener that made us all smile regarding his daughter's first fly. Tom reads it in this episode and tt was good timing as Tom lays out the basics of what you need to get into fly tying as a great addition to your fly fishing experience... but don't get into it thinking you're going to save money on flies! Good lighting, a comfortable seat, reading glasses and this podcast episode are a great start to a rewarding, lifelong hobby.
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Tom's Ten Tip for Identifying and Matching the Hatch
Published: 06/02/2011
Description: This week in the fly box we address the color red in flies, post-flood fishing conditions, and what to do if you only have a few hours to fish. For the main event I give a brief guide to the major aquatic insects, how to identify what's hatching, and some strategies for fishing different types of insect hatches.
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Five Random, Unrelated Fly Fishing Tips
Published: 02/25/2010
Description: We get a lot of requests for podcasts on topics that only take a few minutes and would not warrant a full episode. So Tom put together five unrelated, small tips into this on podcast.
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The Go East, Go West Podcast
Published: 12/02/2010
Description: Tom covers a lot of material in this podcast. In the "Fly Box" section, he compares and contrasts vests vs chest packs vs waist packs vs sling packs, he covers how best to keep your flies floating (and reveals his secret) and then answers a question about realistic vs impressionistic flies. The main topic of this podcast, though is what easterners can expect when taking a fishing trip west and what westerners can expect when making a trip east. What are the differences? How can you best prepare?
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Of Blue Damsels and Bamboo Girls
Published: 06/07/2009
Description: In honor of the The American Museum of Fly Fishing's Graceful Rise Exhibit, we're celebrating Women in Fly Fishing this week. Tom is out, so we've asked Paul Fersen to read his story "Of Blue Damsels and Bamboo Girls". Read more about the Graceful Rise Exhibit at Orvis News
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Fly Fishing High and Low Flow River Conditions
Published: 04/24/2009
Description: Today is Tom's birthday and as he is a "go with the flow" kinda guy, we are posting a podcast on how to do just that.
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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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