Author Archives: Tom Rosenbauer

Video Pro Tips: How to Detect Strikes When Nymph Fishing


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

As a general rule, the distance between indicator and fly should be 1.5 times the water depth.
Photo courtesy Tom Rosenbauer

As hatches become fewer and farther between in the fall, most anglers will be fishing with subsurface nymphs or streamers. When you can’t see your fly, detecting strikes can be the difference between. . .

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Podcasts: Catching Largemouth Bass in Rivers, with Winston Cundiff


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

Winston Cundiff with a beautiful Texas bass.
Photos courtesy Winston Cundiff

When we think of largemouth bass, most of us either have a vision of a small farm pond or a big wide-open lake. But there are many excellent largemouth bass fisheries in rivers. And the . . .

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Podcast: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs, with Peter Stitcher


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

Peter Stitcher with a gorgeous rainbow.
Photo courtesy Peter Stitcher

This week, I interview aquatic biologist and fly fisher Peter Stitcher, who not only has a great way of organizing fly boxes (a question I have always neglected to answer properly), but he also has . . .

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Podcast: How to Fight Big Fish, with Conway Bowman


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

Conway Bowman with a gorgeous Bulkley River steelhead.
Photo via Facebook

After a long Christmas break, we’ve finally gotten back into a regular podcast schedule. This week, our guest is Conway Bowman, known for his targeting of large mako sharks on a fly rod in the . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Set the Hook


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

The classic “trout set” involves simpy raising your rod tip to the sky to come tight to the fish.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Most fish lost in fly-fishing are lost either at the moment you strike or when you attempt to land them. Playing a fish on a fly rod is a relatively simple matter of making the fish work against. . .

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