Podcast: Mastering the Ultimate Hatch


[Interview starts at 32:53]

This week, I have a special guest–the world’s foremost authority on the life cycle of cicadas and the most knowledgeable person in the world on techniques for fishing this “hatch.” I’ve had a lot of questions on this topic and I’ve finally found the person who can answer them.

In the Fly Box, we have a number of very interesting questions, including:

  • Do you think fish decoys will work for attracting trout?
  • Can you tell us about the new electric fly rod coming out of Japan?
  • What is your technique for making a dubbing loop using a Bimini Twist knot?
  • Can I use UV cure epoxy for dry flies?
  • I found a dead possum in the road. Can I use this for dubbing, and how should I prepare the skin?
  • A listener who thinks his tippet material is defective.
  • What is the correct way to tie a loop knot?
  • Advice on fishing a couple rivers in Montana.
  • A question about swinging flies on New York’s Salmon River.
  • Is what I have done tenkara fishing?
  • Advice to a gentleman who wants to become a permit guide.
  • Are egg patterns and San Juan Worms considered bait fishing?
Photo by Bruce Marlin, via Wikipedia and CC BY-SA 2.5

One thought on “Podcast: Mastering the Ultimate Hatch”

  1. Tom, The Fly Box was great this week, but I think your so called “Cicada Expert” was pulling your leg!

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