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Fly Fishing Learning Center
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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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 Leave us a voicemail at 802-362-8800 with a suggestion for the show or drop us a line at
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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.
Published: 08/04/2009
Description: When the water turns muddy, do you head home or resort to plan B?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Published: 08/07/2008
Description: Tom gives some great tips on fishing the trico hatch. The flies are small, but it is worth the extra effort.You can read more about trico at:
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Published: 09/25/2008
Description: In this, the first of two parts, Tom gives tips on effective hook setting techniques for freshwater and smaller species.
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Published: 10/09/2008
Description: In this, the second of a two part series, Tom gives tips on effective hook setting techniques for saltwater and big game fish.
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Published: 10/24/2008
Description: When the leaves change, so should your fly fishing techniques. Tom shares his tips for effective fly fishing in the fall.
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Published: 01/06/2009
Description: Leave your streamers at home. Trout are sluggish in winter and Tom has some great tips to help you locate and hook them. If you have a suggestion for this podcast, drop us a line at
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