Podcast: Late Summer Terrestrials, with Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff



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This week I have the pleasure of interviewing Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff—the Orvis-endorsed Freshwater Guide of the Year for 2018. Jenny has recently relocated to Montana to run a lodge on Rock Creek, and she took time out of her very busy schedule to share her knowledge of late-summer terrestrial fishing. It’s an educational podcast and a timely one.

In the Fly Box, we explore a wide range of topics, as usual:

  • How to transition from small trout streams to big rivers
  • Why do I keep missing fish when fishing mouse patterns at night?
  • Can I use perfection loops in the middle of my leader to add droppers?
  • What is the best way to touch up the blades of nippers?
  • How do I make my fly attract trout by its entry into the water?
  • What happens to Tricos when nighttime air temperatures don’t go below 70 degrees?
  • Do tippet rings wear out?
  • Can I use my Clearwater line for trout fishing?
  • Do you measure the cast length from your body or from the rod tip?
  • How do you prospect for trout in long, slow pools?
  • What do you do if a big trout runs downstream and the water is too deep to wade below it?

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Jenny on her new home water–Montana’s Rock Creek.
Photo courtesy Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff

One thought on “Podcast: Late Summer Terrestrials, with Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff”

  1. Jenny is great, really enjoyed this podcast. Heading out to some Sierra rivers and streams next week, will be throwing some hopper / dropper rigs for sure.

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