Podcast: How to Fight Big Fish, with Conway Bowman



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 waters off San Diego. But Conway also loves trout and tarpon fishing, so he gives us his tips on playing and landing large fish on a fly rod, whether it’s a 500-pound mako or a 22-inch trout. Conway is a great teacher and I am sure you will benefit from his tips.

In the Fly Box, we have questions about taking an extra reel along, dressing for success and comfort in winter, making unweighted saltwater flies ride inverted in the water, factors that make a trout stream great, how to decide whether to go with weight-forward or double-taper lines, streamers in high altitude lakes, casting practice on snow, and a couple of discussions on tippet rings. I hope you enjoy the show!

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Conway Bowman with a gorgeous Bulkley River steelhead.
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