Podcast: Overcrowding on Trout Streams, with Spencer Durrant


[Interview begins at 40:06]

Overcrowding is an issue on many of our more popular trout streams, and there are no easy fixes. This week, I am joined by journalist Spencer Durrant to discuss what he sees are solutions to some of the problems, both in finding alternate places to fish and also how to behave if you find yourself on a crowded river.  

In the Fly Box, we have the following questions and comments:

  • Are all gloves bad for handling fish?
  • What section of a river should I fish, and what areas of a river should I target at different times of day?
  • Should I always fish a dry with a dropper, and can I use this method in fast water?
  • Can I get permission to get a tattoo of Tom on my arm?
  • Are there any significant advantage of a 6-weight rod over a 5-weight?
  • How can someone get into raising poultry for the fly-tying industry?
  • How beat up can a streamer get and still be effective?
  • Any insight in getting a fly-fishing class set up in my school?
  • What do you think about people playing bluetooth speakers on steelhead rivers?
  • How do I decide what flies to bring on a trip?
  • Any old school tips you can share with us?
  • Some great tips from a listener on the use of game bird feathers.

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