Podcast: Trouble in the Everglades—An Interview with Capt. Mike Connor

This podcast is an interview with an old friend and fishing buddy, Capt. Mike Connor of Bullsugar.org. Mike is a fishing guide whose livelihood has been threatened by the inaction and foot-dragging of politicians on the Lake Okeechobee/Everglades water issues, as Mike’s home waters are at the mouth of the St. Lucie River. We don’t like to talk politics in the podcast but unfortunately this issue, one of the biggest environmental issues in the United States, needs a political solution, as the science has been completed, the funds have been approved by voters and Congress, but somehow not much has happened.

Mike Connor scans the water from his poling platform.
Photo via Facebook

After you’ve heard Mike’s views on these issues, I guarantee that youll want to sign the NowOrNeverglades Declaration.

Of course, we also talk lots of fishing in this podcast, with a clarification on what the Tactical fly and hook series is, why few flies are colored white, and the five easiest but effective trout flies to tie. There’s also a discussion on head cements for fly tying, more on sight-fishing for trout, casting off to the side, and other earth-shaking issues.

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One thought on “Podcast: Trouble in the Everglades—An Interview with Capt. Mike Connor”

  1. Tom,
    Thanks for answering my question with this podcast, I used the side floating crease fly and caught lots of very aggressive pike this spring. The swim pattern was almost “walk-the-dog” style displacing lots of water and, with some pauses has great action. It’s definitely a keeper pattern and I look forward to trying it out on saltwater.

    Best Regards.

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