ClassicPodcast: How to Catch Winter Tailwater Trout, with Jamie Rouse

Guide Jamie Rouse on his home waters in Arkansas. Photo courtesy Rouse Fly Fishing
This week I interview Jamie Rouse, who runs Rouse Fly Fishing, the 2012 Orvis Endorsed Guide Service of the Year. It's the second time he's won such an award for superior service, as rated by our customers, as he was the 2007 Orvis Endorsed Guide of the . . .
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Podcast: Landlocked Salmon, with Jeff LeBree

Jeff LaBree out on the water during the Maine summer. Photo courtesy Jeff LeBree
A number of listeners have been asking for a show about landlocked Atlantic salmon, and for that I can think of no one better than a native Mainer. Jeff LeBree has been fishing for “landlocks” in his native state for over 50 years, and for 17 of those . . .
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Podcast: Fishing the Texas Coast for Redfish and Trout, with Dave Hayward

Photo by Irene Kato
This week I talk to someone I have wanted to interview for a long time, about a subject that is long overdue—fly fishing the Texas Coast for redfish and speckled trout. Dave Hayward, manager of Swan Point Landing Fly Shop, was in a past life an Orvis . . .
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Classic Podcast: Ten Tips for Fishing Low Water


Tom fishes a high-country brook trout stream in late summer.
Photo by Phil Monahan
If you live in one of the parts of North America under drought conditions this summer, you're probably faced with very tricky conditions. Trout fishing is not impossible this time of year, but you have . . .
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Podcast: Guiding for Permit, with Captain Will Benson

Capt. Will Benson (right) shares the 2017 Del Brown Permit Tournament trophy with Mike Dawes. Photo courtesy Will Benson
Okay, get ready for this because it’s a long one! I figured that since I had not done a podcast in a couple weeks I would give you your money’s worth, and this podcast includes a long interview . . .
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Podcast: The Secrets to a Good Fly-Fishing Video

In addition to your questions in the Fly Box, Tom is joined in the studio by Orvis News Editor, Phil Monahan. Tom and Phil discuss what makes a great fly-fishing video, touching on subjects such as the ideal length, the proper use of a GoPro. . .
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Classic Podcast: Tom’s Top 5 Tips for Small Streams

In this week's podcast, we explore the world of small stream trout with 5 detailed tips (mainly because I was too lazy to organize more--actually there are probably about 20 tips included) that cover everything from what rod to. . .
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Podcast: The Secrets of Largemouth Bass Fly Fishing in Big Lakes with Steve Hollensed

This week, a few people take me to task for not answering questions properly. (I have addressed them in this week’s podcast.) We also talk about nymph/adult size and color correlation in insects, how to carry a second rod, using poly leaders, whether keeping gear in. . .
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