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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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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 www.orvisnews.com/flyfishing/winter2011.aspx Leave us a voicemail at 802-362-8800 with a suggestion for the show or drop us a line at podcast@orvis.com
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Description: Tom shares his tips for effectively managing yotomur fly collection,
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Description: Trout have to eat something, and with mayfly and catom rosenbauer, fly fishing, tips, tricks, fly fishing beetles, fly fishing terrestrials, bugs, ddis hatches dwindling, especially in the eastern United States, they start feeding on terrestrials like ants, grasshoppers and beetles.fly fishing for trout, trout fly patterns, fly fishing fly, fly patterns for trout, fly fishing techniques trout, trico spinners, eastern streams, orvis pocket guide to terrestrial fishing,
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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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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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Description: You never know what you are going to encounter when you fish the surf and in this podcast Tom helps you be prepared for whatever comes your way. To get started grab a stripping basket, practice your double haul and download this podcast.
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Description: In this podcast, Tom gives three helpful hints on knot tying.
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Description: In this episode, Tom gets sneaky and gives tips on avoiding detection on the water... if you spook fewer fish, you catch more fish... pretty simple. Some good tips in here from color of clothing to the use of indicators.
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Description: Fly fishing at night is a lot of fun, but you have to change up your game a bit.... and yes occasionally you might hook a bat. Tom has ten (or so) tips on fly fishing after dark. Come by our Facebook page at orvis.com/facebook and tell us some of yours.
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Description: Father's Day is coming up and Tom has some advice on taking a child fly fishing for the first time. Included are some great tips for fly fishing for pan fish.
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Description: In the third and final part of Tom's series on reading the water, Tom explains how to use lessons learned in the previous two podcasts to help you catch more fish. Learn how to best fish boulders and sweepers.
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Description: In this podcast, Tom is joined in our new podcast studio by Dave Perkins, Executive Vice-Chairman of the Orvis Company for a technical and detailed talk on nymph fishing.
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Description: Welcome to our first installment of "Ask a Fly-Fishing Instructor," starring our own Peter Kutzer. A couple weeks ago, we asked you to post some questions about your biggest casting problems. Reader "Phil" wrote, "Any tips you can give on casting heavily weighted flies would be appreciated," and "Dave R." asked a much more specific version of the same question: When practicing with my 9wt with a piece of yarn tied to my leader (9' tied with 54" 40#, 18" 30# and 18" 15# tippet. All Maxima Ultra Green) I can cast consistently to 50' and beyond. But when I tie on a weighted fly ( clouser size 1 hook with small eyes) my line and leader seem to pile up and I have problems getting past 40'. So, cameraman Eric Weisledder and I met Peter at the casting ponds beside the Orvis Retail Store in Manchester, Vermont, so he could offer some tips on casting a heavy fly in the wind. Aside from being an excellent caster and teacher, Peter turns out to be a natural in front of the camera. And check out the way he nonchalantly switches hands to demonstrate the oval cast.
Description: Over on OrvisNews.com we have a regular series called ASK A FLY FISHING INSTRUCTOR. Here is one of the more popular videos on casting into the wind. OrvisNews.com reader Dave S. asked: I think I have a pretty decent casting motion, but the biggest issue I have is in the wind. I always get that tailing loop, and my leader knots up. I think it's more pronounced in the wind because I strain harder. What practice tips can you give me to help?. In this video, Peter demonstrates how to beat the wind by casting lower, angling the rod tip, and even making the cast backwards. Peter has been a fisherman all his life, and he has a degree in outdoor education from Johnson State College. He's also a seriously good caster, and during his years working for Orvis he has seen it all.