Podcast: Tom Talks to the New Lord of the Flies



In this podcast, I sit down with Orvis’ new fly guru, Jesse Haller to discuss (of course) flies, as well as competitive fly fishing. Jesse, who recently took over from Shawn Brillon, is a passionate angler, an avid conservationist, and a competitor in US Fly Fishing Team-sanctioned events

In the Fly Box, Tom takes your questions ranging from scented flies to broken rods.

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Jesse Haller with a fine Vermont brown trout.
Photo via Facebook

3 thoughts on “Podcast: Tom Talks to the New Lord of the Flies”

  1. Another good listen. This was an excellent tight-line nymphing primer that I’ll be recommending to others.

  2. Really enjoyed hearing about tight-line techniques — thanks! One additional consideration on the Flybox item where a listener asked about applying scent : in some jurisdictions, applying scent is defined as bait fishing… so wouldn’t be allowed in waters that are restricted to artificial lures and flies. Here’s from the 2016-17 Colorado Fishing Regulations:

    » ARTIFICIAL FLIES AND LURES means devices made entirely of, or a combination of, natural or synthetic nonedible, nonscented (regardless if the scent is added in the manufacturing process or applied afterward), or materials such as wood, plastic, silicone, rubber, epoxy, glass, hair, metal, feathers or fiber, designed to
    attract fish. This does not include anything defined as bait below.
    » BAIT means any hand-moldable material designed to attract fish by the sense of taste or smell; those devices to which scents or smell attractants have been added or externally applied (regardless if the scent is added in the manufacturing process or applied afterward); scented manufactured fish eggs and traditional organic baits, including but not limited to worms, grubs, crickets, leeches, dough baits or stink baits, insects, crayfish, human food, fish, fish parts or fish eggs.

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