Description: This week I talk about swinging, and get your mind out of the gutter because it's not that kind of swinging. This is a family show. We discuss the art and science of swinging flies for trout, salmon, and steelhead, one of the most relazing and elegant way of covering lots of water. It doesn't work all the time and in every type of water, so listen to the podcast to find out where and when to do it--and how to choose the right fly. In the Fly Box questions this week we talk about using a 7-weight rod for trout, what an individual can do to make a trout stream better, invasive species, and how to catch bass in southern rivers in summer. Plus a note about an exciting new upgrade to our fishing reports where you can get a text message every time your favorite waters are updated.
Description: Steelhead are one of the most glamorous and frustrating fish you can catch with a fly rod. They are similar in behavior and fighting ability to Atlantic salmon, but whereas our fly fishing traditions for Atlantic salmon came from a more aristocratic background, fly fishing for steelhead evolved via a more populist tradition. Where can you fish for steelhead? What techniques work best? Are the fish from the Great Lakes a true steelhead or just a big rainbow trout, and how do fishing techniques for them differ? And how many steelhead can you expect to catch in a day's fishing? (in my experience, you should expect to catch zero and be pleasantly surprised). Listen to this week's podcast and get some tips on steelhead fishing, and then visit our podcast forum to add your thoughts or suggest future steelhead podcast topics, as this is not the last of our steelhead podcasts for this season.
Description: In this podcast, Tom shares his steelhead tips. Arrive early, go home late, be ready for nasty weather and you could be rewarded with some great fishing.