This week my guest is Charlie Robinton, one of the experts from the Orvis Outfitter team (the people who answer your technical questions when you call, chat, or e-mail). Charlie is an expert in California fishing, and he gives us a grand tour of northern California rivers and what to expect when you plan a fishing trip there. You’ll get lots of solid information form a lifelong fly fisher and California native.
In the Fly Box, we have some great tips and questions from listeners (as well as a complaint), including:
- Is there a way to determine what size fly line is best on an unmarked rod at home?
- What is your advice on fishing stocked-only streams?
- Can I practice my double haul with the Practi-Caster?
- A listener takes me to task for saying on a previous podcast that if I were back in the 1880s and had the choice of whether or not to stock brown trout, would I do it?
- As well as avoiding redds during the spawning season, shouldn’t we take care not to step on them throughout the winter?
- Any advice for fishing for carp in moving water?
- I forgot my leader and had to fish with just a couple pieces of tippet material, 3X and 5X. What would you have done?
- How do the time of day and the moon phase affect trout fishing?
- I am fishing large bass flies and have little back cast room. Any advice?
- I can’t catch fish on beetle imitations. Any advice?
- What advice do you have for someone who is used to small streams and wants to fish big water?
- Why don’t saltwater guides use nets?