Classic Podcast: Finding and Catching Stream Smallmouth Bass with Paul Caldwell



This week’s podcast features smallmouth expert Paul Caldwell with tips on finding and catching stream smallmouths on a fly rod. Paul is a specialist in the Outfitter area of our Roanoke customer-service department, and he handles technical questions for guides, dealers, and all anglers who have questions on tackle—or just plain fishing questions. As you’ll hear, we have a talented staff in Virginia, with first-rate anglers manning our phone, e-mail, and chat lines.

In the Fly Box this week, we talk about spooky brook trout, how much pressure a small stream can take, how to wash your waders, why stocked trout have banged-up fins and jaws, how to decide angling tactics based on habitat or trout species, ways to test your hook-setting abilities, and how to play a trout with a long leader.

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There are tricks of the trade if you want to land more river smallies.
Photo by Drew Price Fly Fishing

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