Podcast: Upstream or Down?


This week, we explore the topic of whether you should fish upstream or down—not only what direction you should move, but also which way you present your fly. The podcast will tell you exactly which direction to fish every time you go out by using a simple formula (just kidding; did you really think it would be that. . .

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Classic Podcast: 12 Tips for Fishing the Spring Runoff


In this week’s podcast, 12 Tips for Fishing the Spring Runoff, I give a number of valid excuses for getting skunked during spring runoff, and what you can do if faced with high, cold, muddy water.

In the Fly Box section, I talk about fly rod design, fishing pressured waters, and the reality of fly-fishing magazine articles and TV shows. Plus a great tip for threading flies from a listener who left a message on our Podcast Message Line.

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Classic Podcast: 12 Tips for Fishing the Spring Runoff

In this week’s podcast, 12 Tips for Fishing the Spring Runoff, I give a number of valid excuses for getting skunked during spring runoff, and what you can do if faced with high, cold, muddy water.

In the Fly Box section, I talk about fly rod design, fishing pressured waters, and the reality of fly-fishing magazine articles and TV shows. Plus a great tip for threading flies from a listener who left a message on our Podcast Message Line.

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Fly-Fishing Podcast: Even More on Leaders and Your Questions


This week in the fly box we discuss:

•       How stocking affects wild trout
•       Sinking lines
•       Casting exercises
•       Gripping a fly rod
•       Tangles after dark
•       Tom’s 5 favorite places to fish and the top 5 on his bucket list

In the main podcast, we do an extensive discussion of leaders—leader types, materials, and how to modify your leader streamside. It’s a good topic for a refresher as fishing season is upon us in most places!

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Podcast: Your Questions and an Interview with Joey Maxim


This week we have a full Fly Box (the only way to be at the beginning of the season!) and cover topics that range from how to store leaders, to figuring out stream depths, to safe handling of fish in cold water, to fishing streamers with switch rods. And lots more. I even try to answer the question of whether I’d prefer to have six less expensive fly rods or three top-of-the-line ones. That question caused me some soul-searching, and I waffled a. . .

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Podcast: Your Questions and an Interview with Joey Maxim


This week we have a full Fly Box (the only way to be at the beginning of the season!) and cover topics that range from how to store leaders, to figuring out stream depths, to safe handling of fish in cold water, to fishing streamers with switch rods. And lots more. I even try to answer the question of whether I’d prefer to have six less expensive fly rods or three top-of-the-line ones. That question caused me some soul-searching, and I waffled a. . .

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Podcast: A Tribute to John Merwin and Lots of Listener Questions


Welcome to the Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide Podcast. This week’s podcast ends on a somber note with the passing of our good friend and mentor, John Merwin, one of the greatest voices in fly fishing. I think you’ll enjoy a few memories of John, as well as readings from a couple of his pieces. But up front we have a very full fly box—lots of e-mails and phone calls on casting problems, fly tying problems and solutions, picking tackle, and fishing nymphs. Apologies for some sound quality issues on this show, as we had technical difficulties and did not notice them until it was too late.

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