Podcast-Ten Listener Questions and Some Great Suggestions

This week, I decided to answer 10 listener questions, sort of an enlarged fly box section. As a special bonus, I have three great suggestions from other listeners that I know you’ll benefit from. I won’t spoil all the surprises, but we talk about fly lines sinking, leaders twisting, fish getting away, fish getting hooked in the belly by mistake, and fish refusing flies. I won’t even come close to answering all these questions but I can at least give you some ideas to think about.

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Podcast: Tom Rosenbauer Interviews Orvis’ Resident Carp Expert, Tim Daughton


Orvis product developer Tim Daughton shows off a fly-caught carp.

photo courtesy Tim Daughton


After a special introduction from my son who visited the studio this week, two self-described carp addicts talk all about carp fishing, from finding them to presentation tactics to tackle and flies. I interview my co-worker Tim Daughton, who is by far the most experienced carp fly fisherman on our staff–to put it more precisely he’s obsessed with carp fishing and will pass up trout fishing most times to chase carp. We’ve had lots of requests to do more podcasts on these very challenging fish, available to most people in urban and rural locations throughout the world. In the fly box, we ramble from how much to spend for a fly rod to when to replace a fly line to fishing in foul weather to a few steelhead tips. And a couple more.

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Podcast: An Interview with Daniel Galhardo of Tenkara USA


Tom Rosenbauer uses a tenkara rod on a Vermont native-brookie stream.

photo courtesy Tenkara USA


This week we’re publishing an interview I did with Daniel Galhardo, founder and CEO of Tenkara USA, on guess what? Daniel was here to sample some of our Vermont small stream fishing, which he loved, and we had a ball fishing together. He explains Tenkara, whether he considers it fly fishing, and the basics of how to use a Tenkara outfit. In the fly box, we talk about dealing with fishing gear in hot weather, dries vs. emergers, and setting the hook on downstream fish.

Check out our most recent story on Orvis Tenkara gear here.

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Podcast: Ten Tips for Warm Water Fly Fishing

This week we’re exploring the wide open world of warm water fly fishing, and not just for bass. We talk about landlocked stripers and gar and bowfin and northern redhorse–and especially shad and carp. Basically, it’s about finding the fish and experimenting with retrieves–tackle and flies are the least of your worries. Most of us have some sort of warm water close to home, so it’s like that old Stephen Stills song, “if you can’t be with the one you love, honey, love the one you’re with”.

In the fly box, we answer phone calls about how to measure the length of a fly cast, how long lines, leaders and backing last, keeping fish for the table and when to fly and when to spin.

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Podcast: Tips on Fishing Tailwaters with Dave Brown

A great show this week!
I had the chance to sit down and talk with Simon Perkins, the newest addition here at Orvis Rod & Tackle about the Fly Fishing Film Tour as well as his own short film, Sipping Dries. We ran the trailer in the podcast feed a few weeks ago. As the main event, I interview my friend Dave Brown of Dave Brown Outfitters on fishing taiwaters, as it seems you guys can’t get enough of this topic! In addition, I take a few questions from the podcast listener line.

We moved the podcast studio, again. As a result we have had some tech issues with the sound which kept us “off the air” last week. I think it’s all worked out. Thanks for sticking with us!

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The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast- Should I Stay or Should I go?

In this week’s podcast we first talk about nets and bluegills. I in the main part of the podcast, Should I Stay or Should I Go? (what do you want to bet James will have some music to go along with that?) we talk about when to move and when to stay put, on everything from trout streamers, nymphs, and dries, to Atlantic salmon, bonefish, and steelhead.
I’m not getting many nice short, concise, specific questions for the Fly Box section so I haven’t had many to answer lately. Please send your nagging questions to podcast@orvis.com or call me at 802-362-8800 and leave a message letting me know what you’d like to hear about.

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Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide Podcast: Junk in the Trunk–Eggs, Worms and Scuds

This week in the Fly Box we first talk about what to expect when fishing for king salmon in Alaska, the half hitch vs. the whip finish in fly tying, and etiquette on salmon rivers. Then, in the main event, we explore the fascinating world of what some people call “junk” flies—worms, eggs, and scuds. These flies are fished like nymphs and are just as much a “match the hatch” situation as elegant mayfly nymphs (at least in my opinion).

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The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast is on the hunt for redfish with Captain Dave Hunt

This week we have a great interview on redfish (and also speckled trout and snook) with Captain Dave Hunt from Florida. In the Fly Box, we also talk about grayling, brass and tungsten beads, and about the question of whether the term ‘dry fly rod” is valid today. Plus I tip our listeners off to an exciting new development on the web–but you’ll have to listen to find out!

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Putting the Podcast to Work on the River

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Eric Everett with a great rainbow that he caught using techniques discussed in one
of Tom Rosenbauer’s Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcasts.

photo by Tommy Ding

[Editor’s Note: We received this note and the accompanying photos from podcast fan Eric Everett. If you’re not listening, perhaps you’re missing out]

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The Warm Water Fly Fishing and How to Hide New Gear from Your Spouse Podcast

Tom is out of town for a couple weeks, so he asked Pete Kutzer of our Ask a Fly Fishing Instructor video series and Brett Ference from our Double Barrel Podcast series to sit in.

We asked our Facebook and Twitter fans to suggest topics for them to cover and received over 130 suggestions!

Here are the topics they chose:

– How should a beginner go about choosing waders?

– Tips for fishin gfrom a float tube

– Is 7 years old too young to start a child fly fishing?

– When choosing a new rod, what should I consider?

– How do you best hide new fishing gear pusrchases from your spouse?

We also had A LOT of questions on fishing warm water, so Brett and Pete spend a lot of time on this topic.

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