Podcast: Advanced Stillwater Techniques, with Phil Rowley


I frequently get questions about stillwater trout fishing, and although I love it, I am not very good at it. So I enlisted one of the best stillwater teachers I know, Phil Rowley, and asked him to discuss something more advanced that relates to trout fishing in lakes and ponds. The result is a very detailed discussion of fishing nymphs, especially midge imitations, on a very long leader. With this technique you can fish surprisingly deep—if you are patient!

In the Fly Box, we have the following questions:

  • Is there any value in under-lining a fly rod?
  • How do I get foul odors out of my waders?
  • How do I target stripers and smallmouth when the water is over 70 degrees and trout are also present?
  • What is your go-to technique in a trout stream if you don’t see anything feeding?
  • If you could only select one sequence, would you pick odd or even sizes of fly rods?
  • My lower back is killing me after a long day of fishing.  What can I do to alleviate this problem?
  • How do I approach a stretch of river with deep pools and virtually no current?
  • How can I teach my friends to recognize a strike to a nymph?
  • Is it safe to bring the line/leader connection inside my rod guides?
  • I am going to the Yellowstone area.  Is it worth it to hire a guide?

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2 thoughts on “Podcast: Advanced Stillwater Techniques, with Phil Rowley”

  1. No one has the time to watch these. There has to be a way to break down into all the stuff that Tom wants to go through and the key topic of the podcast.

    I have made this comment over and over again and would like an answer sent to me.

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