Podcast: Ten Tips on Getting Young People into Fly Fishing


In honor of Father’s Day–and since Tom is still out on the road-we’ve pulled a popular show from the archives on how to teach young people how to fly fish. Tom should be back next week with your questions.

In this podcast, Tom offers a 10-step plan for getting a kid into fly fishing. These are proven methods based on his own experience and that of others he talked to in the course of researching a book called Orvis Guide to Family Friendly Fly Fishing.  He also adds three tips for getting teenagers into fly fishing.

In the Fly Box, topics include:

  • the old 10 o’clock to-1 o’clock casting technique
  • casting into the wind with big poppers and other bass flies
  • attaching a new fly line to backing that’s already on a reel using a loop
  • the correct size sink tip fly line to buy, and
  • “new school” vs. “old school” fly fishing 

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

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