Classic Podcast: Fly-Fishing in Colder Conditions with John Herzer



This week, the main event is a chat with John Herzer, owner of Blackfoot River Outfitters and one of the savviest anglers and guides I know. John talks about late-fall and winter fishing in the Missoula area, although the solid tips he gives would work anywhere in the world when you encounter colder conditions.

In the Fly Box, we discuss wet flies vs. nymphs and when to use them, single-handed steelhead rods that also work for bass and salt water, night fishing for rainbow trout (don’t), native fish species, and my brilliant career picking flies out of carpets.

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Tom shows off a fine Bitterrot brown trout with guide John Herzer of Blackfoot River Outfitters.
Photo courtesy Blackfoot River Outfitters

6 thoughts on “Classic Podcast: Fly-Fishing in Colder Conditions with John Herzer”

  1. In regards to a book on native species, a book on native trout, titled Trout and Salmon of North America by Robert Benhke . This book is a very good reference for native species of Trout in their native range. It provides maps of their original range and Creek names. Also, it describes various traits of each specific trout and their subspecies. It’s also very illustrated too. It’s one of the only solid native trout fishing books for N.America. Check it out and great Podcasts keep up the good work; Tight Lines !

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