Podcast: Picking and Fishing, with Chris Pandolfi of the Infamous Stringdusters

This week we talk fly-fishing with Chris Pandolfi, vocalist and banjo player for The Infamous Stringdusters, a multiple award-winning bluegrass band (including the 2018 Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album, “The Laws of Gravity”). Chris tells us what it’s like trying to fit in fly fishing while on the road, how the band supports Trout Unlimited, how fishing has influenced his music, and offers some great fly-fishing tips for novices.

Speaking of tips, in the Fly Box this week we have the following questions:

  • What are some tips for winter tailwater fishing in the Northeast?
  • What can I do when the bass don’t bite?
  • How do I catch suckers on a fly?
  • Can I use my 6-weight for carp?
  • What do you do when you’re rowing and someone hooks a fish?
  • How do I find information on small streams in my area?
  • How do I move on from tying big streamers to smaller trout patterns?
  • Is there a good way to practice setting the hook?
  • What is a good place to visit to fish small trout streams in the winter?
  • How much information can I ask my local fly shop for, without being a pest?
  • Why are fly rods today so stiff?
  • What is the best way to fish nymphs in water ranging from one foot to ten feet deep while floating?
  • What is the best way to practice casting when I have a variety of rods?

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Chris Pandolfi doing his two favorite things.
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