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This week my guest is Sascha Clark Danylchuk, executive director of Keepfishwet.org and a fish biologist who has intensively studied the science of releasing fish in a responsible manner. We’ve talked a lot about trout lately in the podcast, so this one is on recommended release techniques for bass, panfish, pike, bonefish, redfish, and tarpon–plus a little on cold-water releases of trout.
In the Fly Box, we have an unusually good collection of questions and tips–maybe because I was out of the office for a couple weeks, so I had a lot to choose from.
- I want to write a fishing book. What do you suggest?
- What is the proper etiquette when I see other people on the river?
- I need a Yellowstone cutthroat to complete my Utah cutthroat slam. They are only found in a small stream. How should I go about approaching this stream and what techniques should I use to make sure I complete my Slam?
- Why is wet-fly fishing often called a “lost art”?
- Why do I have trouble landing small brook trout on barbless hooks?
- Why do the trout in France bump my hopper flies and not always eat them?
- How do you approach a situation where insects are hatching but you don’t see any trout feeding?
- How can I catch large trout rising infrequently in a very slow pool?
- A tip from a listener on how to get more fly-tying time
- Do lakes and ponds fish well in the rain?
- Some great advice from an Orvis-endorsed guide on fly-tying tips for beginners.
- Why don’t fly-rod manufacturers use foam instead of cork for rod handles?
- How can I land large trout feeding on small flies?
- A tip for using a common kitchen product for cleaning cork handles on rods.
- Do modern ferrules still need wax?
- Is it possible that the large rainbows in Colorado reservoirs could be fall spawners?
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