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Description: The main part of the podcast this week is 10 Tips on Fishing Caddis hatches, some tips I’ve learned over the years for successfully (sometimes!) fishing caddis hatches. Caddisflies are one of the most abundant aquatic insects in trout streams, and the fishing can range from incredibly easy to downright frustrating. But trout almost always love to eat them so we need to pay attention. Also in this podcast we talk about bedraggled flies, tailwater insects, and one of my favorite subjects, using roadkills for fly tying.
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Description: This week I have a special guest, Brian O'Keefe, who owns the fantastic electronic magazine called Catch Magazine, along with his business partner Todd Moen. Brian has been in the fly fishing business as long as I have, and he's one of the best fly-fishing photographers out there. He's traveled all over the world to photograph some of the most exotic fly fishing locations, as well as plenty of cool places closer to home. We ramble a bit about the old days, but the podcast is mainly about tips for the novice fly-fishing photographer. This podcast is longer than usual so I left out the usual Fly Box section, which will return next week. Lots of good questions these days so I have a good list of topics to cover!
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Description: This week in the Fly Box section, we talk about rod actions, line sizes, sunscreen, and dry flies in high water. In the main event, we'll give you some tips on summer dry flies, as summer is prime time for fishing on the surface.
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Description: The fish may be smaller, but it sure is a lot of fun! In this podcast, Tom shares tips on fly fishing small streams.
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Description: It took 100 episodes to get here, but Tom is finally giving you the streamers podcast so many have requested! A TON of information in this episode. I bet you listen more than once to this one. Drop us a line on our Facebook page at www.orvis.com/facebook and let us know how we're doing and reccomend future topics for the show!
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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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Description: In this episode of The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast, Tom sits down with master fly tyer, Gary Martineau. His fly patterns have been fished all over the world and he shares some of the secrets of fishing his flies to the greatest success in this podcast. Gary is a lifelong fly fisher, rod builder, and innovative fly tyer whose Heavyweight Stonefly pattern is the best-selling fly ever sold in the 43 year history of The Orvis News. A former research biologist for Vermont Fish & Wildlife, he lives in northern Vermont.
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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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Description: Fly fishing in pocket water can be challenging, but it also provides a lot of opportunity. Make a stealthy approach and keep your casts short to avoid drag.
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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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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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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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Description: When the water turns muddy, do you head home or resort to plan B?
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Description: River access is a hot issue. In this episode tom gives his 5 tips on stayign legal and getting access to land you may otherwise have skipped. Don't forget to check out OrvisNews.com! We're blogging on fly fishing, conservation, dogs, travel, and more at www.orvisnews.com.
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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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