[Interview starts at 42:00]
My guest this week is the great George Daniel, who is always pushing the envelope, evolving, and experimenting. He tells us why he uses a 10-foot fly rod for nearly all of his trout fishing, even in smaller streams, and he also introduces a new nymphing technique that he has been experimenting with.
In the Fly Box, we have a great variety of questions and tips, including:
- Can I use a PolyLeader in salt water for stripers?
- Why do I find fewer and smaller fish in low-water conditions later in the season?
- How often do you find yourself adjusting indicator depth in medium and large rivers?
- What should I do with the reject flies from my tying bench?
- Is a bow-and-arrow cast stealthier than a roll cast in small streams?
- I see large crayfish in a stream. Why don’t I see smaller crayfish?
- Are fiberglass rods more sensitive than graphite rods?
- Do creek chubs compete with brown trout?
- What can I do to keep the wings on my parachute flies at 90 degrees once I start fishing them?
- I found I could double haul better with some Orvis rods I tried than with entry level rods I have. Is it simply the difference between a premium rod and my current lower level rods?
- I keep breaking off coho salmon. What could I be doing wrong?
- Can I fish egg and worm patterns and streamers with my 7-foot, 4-weight rod?
- A tip from a listener—if you want to find out where trout live in a particular river, observe them from a bridge.
- Is there an organization devoted specifically to smallmouth bass?