Description: Tom's been working on a big project for the CEO of Orvis and can't wait to show him the result... www.orvis.com/flies
Description: We made this video as a sneak peek of our app for podcast listeners. The app went live before we could get this video to you! It is available now and you can read more on our website at http://www.orvis.com/intro.aspx?dir_id=758&subject=7752
Description: In this episode Tom gives his list of what you could get that angler, and angler-to-be at the last minute!
Description: We posted an episode a few weeks ago on how to best stock your dry-fly box. We had a number of requests for one on nymphing. Let us know what you think of this list!
Description: This week I discuss a frequently requested podcast this time of year--how to set up your fly-tying area. I talk about what you need to get started and what tools and threads you should begin with. I also discuss storage and lighting and magnification and about how to stay organized. In the Fly Box section we have another tip for essential safety items in a fishing vest or pack, and the difference between Blue-Winged Olives and PMDs and Pale Evening Duns.
Description: Tom shows off the brand new Helios Switch rods! If you have problems viewing this video, download the latest version of Quicktime at http://www.apple.com/quicktime or check out the video on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gh3NkVtQuk Download this file directly at: http://media.libsyn.com/media/orvisffguide/Fly_Fishing_Rod-_Orvis_Helios_Switch_Rod.mp4
Description: Another great question from our Facebook fans in two parts. What is the performance difference between two and four piece rods and when does it make sense to go with a different line weight than the weight of the rod?
Description: This week we range in topics from toilet paper to bass leaders, but the main topic is one that is frequently requested: How to make sense of the thousands of patterns of dry flies into a reasonable number that will cover most of the hatches you encounter. I offer 10 tips on slimming down your fly box (or filling it up, depending on where you are in the game) plus my favorite dozen dry flies.
Description: As suggested by listeners on our Facebook page, Tom gives five reasons there are so many flies and fly variations out there to choose from. He also tells us his favorite, go-to fly.
Description: Tom has been getting requests for a podcast on floating lines. Feeling like he could use a little more education on the subject himself, he called in Jim Lepage, Orvis Vice-President of Rod and Tackle to help address questions on their use and care. Things get really detailed in this podcast... a must-hear for the techies!
Description: Wow... you guys really wanted this one! We had a whole lot o requests for a podcast on graphite vs bamboo. Tom goes into great detail on the benefits of each and gives us some good bamboo maintenance tips.
Description: Tom gives the Orvis stance on felt sole wading boots, the rubber sole alternative and talks about how to responsibly address the invasive species issue.
Description: Wading can be a relaxing and then sometimes exhilarating experience. It can also be dangerous if you do not follow some simple safety guidelines. Tom gives his top ten wading safety tips in this podcast.
Description: We have had a lot of questions emailed to us and posted on our wall on Facebook regarding how to properly line a switch rod. It's complicated and confuses even those of us who do this for a living. For this podcast, Tom brought in one of the most knowledgeable people in the industry on the subject, Bill Reed, Director of Wholesale for The Orvis Company and our resident line expert. Get a pen and paper and be ready to take notes, there is a TON of information in this podcast.
Description: We get more quetions on leaders and tippets than any other topic. Tom picks ten emails he has received and answers your questions in this episode of The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast.