[Interview starts at 36:00]
OK, I lied. There aren’t 15 tips. There are probably more, and if you want to count them up you can e-mail me and correct my mistake. But I get a lot of questions about emergers, and I thought a podcast on how to identify when fish are taking emergers and how to fish them would be welcome. Not only that, but world-famous and beloved fishing guide and author Pat Dorsey gives us his favorite emerger patterns, including a couple secret ones.
In the Fly Box, we have some thoughtful questions and a few tips from listeners, including:
- A great tip on casting with your non-dominant hand.
- Wild wildfire smoke affect trout populations?
- If I hear there are native brook trout in a stream, how do I find out where they are?
- A nice tip on untangling snarls of fly line.
- Bigger brook trout started taking my nymphs on the swing instead of dead-drifted. How should I take advantage of this next time?
- How much of an incline in a small mountain stream can trout survive?
- A listener was disappointed in my podcast with John Gierach because we did not discuss how anglers can have a positive impact on climate change.
- Two listeners want to know what type of floating line to put on their Euro rods when they switch to dry flies.
- Why are some articulated streamers tied with the hook down and why are some tied with the hook up?
- I have a busy life. Am I missing opportunities by not tying my own flies?
- Brown trout are invasive in my cutthroat stream. Should I take them home to eat them, or just kill them and throw them up on the bank?
- Is it ethical to go back and fish a place on my own if a guide showed me the spot?
- I have heard if you cut the welded loop off a fly line you can’t use it any more because it will absorb water. Is this true?