Podcast: The Giant Trout of Pyramid Lake, with Mike Anderson

[Interview starts at 45:23]

Can you really catch giant cutthroat trout in the desert? Are they truly a native species? And do they really fish with ladders? You’ll find out in my interview with Orvis-endorsed guide Mike Anderson, who guides for the Reno Fly Shop.

In the Fly Box this week, we have some wonderful comments and thought-provoking questions, including:

  • I can’t keep the knots in my rubber legs on hopper patterns. How do you do it?
  • What common fly-tying materials can I get from animals I have harvested, what parts should I use, and how to you prepare and store them?
  • What is the advantage of going from 140-denier tying thread to 70-denier, and when and why should I use it?
  • A listener explains why he welcomes new people to the sport.
  • I just got an intermediate line for fishing in lakes. Will it be useful in streams?
  • I have an old rod with a loose ferrule. Is there any way of fixing it?
  • Is my 9½ foot 6-weight rod too light to throw big articulated flies for bull trout?
  • I know trout lie in seams in a river. Will steelhead be in seams as well?
  • Can I use sewing thread for tying flies?
  • My double surgeon’s knots keep breaking. What am I doing wrong?
  • Are there special fighting techniques when you hook a fish on a downstream drift?
  • Why do people tell me to fish at high tide, when I can walk out farther at low tide?
  • Can I swing a streamer in salt water?
  • Do changes in air temperature affect fish in the ocean as much as in fresh water?
  • What do I do to take my trout fishing to the next level? What should I concentrate on?
  • Why are bamboo rods typically shorter than graphite, and how do I travel with a two-piece bamboo rod?
  • I am losing more fish with large flies than I do with small flies. What is the issue?
Mike with a massive Lahontan cutthroat.

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