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Published: 01-03-2022
Description: This week, my guest is Todd Tanner [39:47], a journalist who writes for many of the fly-fishing websites and magazines and is Fly Fishing editor of Sporting Classics magazine. Todd is also the president of Conservation Hawks, an organization dedicated to educating fishers and hunters on the threats of climate change, and is the president of the School of Trout. Todd is a thoughtful guy, and he discusses the ten things he sees as essential to becoming a great fly fisher. And no, we don't talk about choosing the right fly or using the correct knot. I think some of his thoughts about this topic will surprise you and may make you think differently about your path to becoming happier and less insecure on a trout stream.
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Published: 12-20-2021
Description: As part of Trout Unlimited's weeklong emphasis on the Snake River salmon and steelhead restoration plan, my guest this week is Chris Wood [50:25], president and CEO of Trout Unlimited. Our topic is the plan to remove four dams on the lower Snake River, a monumental project that offers great benefit to this river's historic anadromous fishery, which has been in great decline over the past 50 years. When I first heard of this, I thought it would be a pipedream to even think of removing these dams that supply hydropower, transportation, and irrigation. But Chris has convinced me that those beneficial uses can now be replaced with alternative means, and there is a real possibility of seeing these dams removed in our lifetime. Hopefully, he'll convince you as well.
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Published: 12-20-2021
Description: I get frequent questions about fishing emergers and it's a confusing subject. Do I fish one like a nymph, or do I fish one like a dry, and how deep should I fish it. My guest this week, Tim Cammisa [41:06], is a well-known fly tier who specializes in doing presentations on tying and fishing emergers, so I thought it would be great to get his tips on them.
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Published: 12-06-2021
Description: This week, my best is Dr. Guy Fleischer [35:30], science advisor for the Wild Steelhead Coalition (wildsteelheadcoalition.org). We discuss the proposed closure of steelhead fishing on the Olympic Peninsula, how ocean changes affect steelhead survival, and the steelhead life cycle, with an emphasis on how resilient steelhead populations are if we give them half a chance. (we'll also be publishing a podcast in the next two weeks with Chris Wood, CEO of Trout Unlimited, on the potential removal of four dams on the lower Snake River).
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Steelhead

These giant migratory rainbow trout evoke some of the biggest passions in fly fishing. Learn about how to catch them from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest.

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General Fly Fishing

Lines, leaders, casting, playing fish, and all that stuff that applies to any kind of fly fishing

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Trout

All things trout, from hatches to reading the water to fly selection.

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Bass, Pike, Carp

There is a whole exciting world of freshwater fly fishing beyond trout, and many of these species are found close to home, even if you live in a big city. Discover tips on how to find and catch them.

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Saltwater

Fly fishing in the ocean? You bet. The most exciting and visceral form of fly fishing is found in salt water throughout the world, from New York Harbor to Australia. Get some tips on how to explore the world of fly fishing in salt water.

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Equipment

Fly fishers love their toys. Learn more about choosing the right fly rod, fly line, fly reel, leaders, and tippet.

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Conservation

Orvis gives 5% of its pretax profits to habitat conservation projects. Learn what you can do to ensure that your children will have pristine places to fish.

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