Episode 274: Crazy Fly Fishing Moments from a Recent Fly Fishing Trip

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Crazy fly fishing moments occur almost every time we fish together. Steve always blames Dave, because Dave is often responsible for a lot of the stupid behavior. But on a recent trip, Steve needed to take some responsibility for his response to almost stepping on a rattle snake.

Okay, maybe Dave is still mostly responsible for some of these crazy fly fishing moments. As a result, though we had a lot of laughs and memories.

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Fly fishing is a lot more than simply learning how to cast. For example, learning how to read water is another of the most elemental aspects of fly fishing.

There are thousands of techniques and hacks that can help you catch more fish.

Often, it’s the little things that make a big difference, increasing your enjoyment of the sport.

“The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists” is a must-read for folks who prefer to scan lists and find new ways to catch more fish. Read one list, and, like a handful of peanuts, you won’t be able to stop at one.

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Episode 273: When Your Fly Fishing Trip Is Just Okay

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When your fly fishing trip is just okay, you may need to raise your expectations. It’s not just about how many fish you can, though more is always better than less.

LISTEN NOW TO “WHEN YOUR FLY FISHING TRIP IS JUST OKAY”

“THE FLY FISHER’S BOOK OF LISTS” – KINDLE VERSION, FOR ONLY $6.97

Fly fishing is a lot more than simply learning how to cast.

There are thousands of techniques and hacks that can help you catch more fish.

Often, it’s the little things that make a big difference, increasing your enjoyment of the sport.

“The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists” is a must-read for folks who prefer to scan lists and find new ways to catch more fish. Read one list, and, like a handful of peanuts, you won’t be able to stop at one.

Visit Amazon to buy your copy today!

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Episode 272: Make Your Fly Fishing More Simple – and More Enjoyable

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Make your fly fishing more simple. And thus more enjoyable. When first starting out, most of us feel overwhelmed with the many types of fly rods, sizes of flies, tippet weights, leader lengths, casting techniques, how long the tippet should be, and where to put the split shot when fishing nymphs. There’s a lot to learn! But over time, it’s important to simplify the sport as much as possible. In this episode, we discuss the art of fly fishing simplicity.

We offer some ideas for flies, rods, and other key aspects of fly fishing.

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“The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists” gives you hundreds of tips

Fly fishing is a lot more than simply learning how to cast.

There are thousands of techniques and hacks that can help you catch more fish.

Often, it’s the little things that make a big difference, increasing your enjoyment of the sport.

“The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists” is a must-read for folks who prefer to scan lists and find new ways to catch more fish. Read one list, and, like a handful of peanuts, you won’t be able to stop at one.

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Episode 271: Fly Fishing High Mountain Lakes

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Fly fishing high mountain lakes requires a modicum of thought and preparation. In some ways, a “hike and fish” means packing lots of water, the right rod and flies, a rain jacket, and the right mindset. We don’t fish a lot of high mountain lakes … but when we do, we try to keep a few basics in mind.

“FLY FISHING HIGH MOUNTAIN LAKES”

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“The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists” gives you hundreds of tips

Fly fishing is a lot more than simply learning how to cast.

There are thousands of techniques and hacks that can help you catch more fish.

Often, it’s the little things that make a big difference, increasing your enjoyment of the sport.

“The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists” is a must-read for folks who prefer to scan lists and find new ways to catch more fish. Read one list, and, like a handful of peanuts, you won’t be able to stop at one.

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Episode 270: Summer Dry Fly Fishing Patterns

Summer dry fly fishing patterns can be confusing. At least the names can be confusing.

It’s the dog days of summer, and hopefully you are slinging some grasshopper patterns or other terrestrials to catch fish on the surface. In this episode, we’ve identified four buckets of dry fly patterns for summer fly fishing. We also offer up our three must-have dry fly patterns for this wonderful season.

When it comes down do it, fly selection in the summer can be pretty simple.

“SUMMER DRY FLY FISHING PATTERNS”

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“The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists” gives you hundreds of tips

Fly fishing is a lot more than simply learning how to cast.

There are thousands of techniques and hacks that can help you catch more fish.

Often, it’s the little things that make a big difference, increasing your enjoyment of the sport.

“The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists” is a must-read for folks who prefer to scan lists and find new ways to catch more fish. Read one list, and, like a handful of peanuts, you won’t be able to stop at one.

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Episode 269: Fly Fishing with the Summer Crowds

Fly fishing with the summer crowds likely means catching less fish and feeling less satisfied with your day. Crowds are inevitable in the summer. With summer vacations and warmer days, more fly fishers head to the river.

In this episode, we offer several strategies to avoid the summer crowds, find a bit of solitude, and, hopefully, catch a few fish. It may be easier than you think.

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“The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists” gives you hundreds of tips

Fly fishing is a lot more than simply learning how to cast.

There are thousands of techniques and hacks that can help you catch more fish.

Often, it’s the little things that make a big difference, increasing your enjoyment of the sport.

“The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists” is a must-read for folks who prefer to scan lists and find new ways to catch more fish. Read one list, and, like a handful of peanuts, you won’t be able to stop at one.

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Episode 268: When It’s Time to Quit Your Favorite Stream

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“Quit your favorite stream” doesn’t sound like sage fly fishing advice. Quitters never win. And winners never quit.

That’s fully true. And it’s also fully not true.

Sometimes, the best thing you can do is to quit your favorite stream, creek, or stretch of river. In this episode, we wax not so eloquently on when it’s time to walk away from what has been your favorite fishing spot. It may not be forever. But doing so may push you to find new water to fish.

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Fly fishing is a lot more than simply learning how to cast.

There are thousands of techniques and hacks that can help you catch more fish.

Often, it’s the little things that make a big difference, increasing your enjoyment of the sport.

“The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists” is a must-read for folks who prefer to scan lists and find new ways to catch more fish. Read one list, and, like a handful of peanuts, you won’t be able to stop at one.

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Episode 267: The Basics of Fly Fishing with Streamers

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Fishing with streamers tends to result in catching bigger fish.

There’s no scientific evidence to support this, of course, other than our anecdotal evidence. But we’ve had some terrific days on the river casting bigger flies that we fish on an active retrieve. In this episode, we provide an overview of our streamer fishing experience and provide some basic tips to getting started.

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Fly fishing is a lot more than simply learning how to cast.

There are thousands of techniques and hacks that can help you catch more fish.

Often, it’s the little things that make a big difference, increasing your enjoyment of the sport.

“The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists” is a must-read for folks who prefer to scan lists and find new ways to catch more fish. Read one list, and, like a handful of peanuts, you won’t be able to stop at one.

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Episode 266: Fly Fishing the Edges of the Seasons

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Fly Fishing the edges of the seasons begins with frustration. Most fly fishers despise driving up to where they expect to fish for the day and see three trucks alongside the creek. In this episode, we discuss our basic approach to fishing the four seasons. We try as much as possible to fish the edges of winter, spring, summer, and fall.

There are fewer fly fishers, the hotel rates are cheaper, and the fishing can be spectacular. The downside to fly fishing the edges of the season is the weather, of course. Most likely you’ll feel colder. And you’ll need to figure out how to get out during the middle of the week.

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“The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists” gives you hundreds of tips

Fly fishing is a lot more than simply learning how to cast.

There are thousands of techniques and hacks that can help you catch more fish.

Often, it’s the little things that make a big difference, increasing your enjoyment of the sport.

“The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists” is a must-read for folks who prefer to scan lists and find new ways to catch more fish. Read one list, and, like a handful of peanuts, you won’t be able to stop at one.

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Episode 265: Fly Fishing Spring Creeks with More Success

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Fly fishing spring creeks with more success often demands more finesse than fishing freestone rivers. The water temperature is more consistent in spring creeks, and the food more ubiquitous. If you want to catch fish in a spring creek, your tackle must be lighter, and you need to be more stealthy.

But there are some other keys when fly fishing spring creeks with more success: They include moving from run to run more quickly and switching up your rig when you’re not catching fish. There’s no honor in staying with the same rig all day and never netting a fish. And then, ultimately, when fly fishing springs creeks ends up a bust, there’s always dinner at your local supper club or pub.

LISTEN NOW TO “FLY FISHING SPRING CREEKS WITH MORE SUCCESS

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Fly fishing is a lot more than simply learning how to cast.

There are thousands of techniques and hacks that can help you catch more fish.

Often, it’s the little things that make a big difference, increasing your enjoyment of the sport.

“The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists” is a must-read for folks who prefer to scan lists and find new ways to catch more fish. Read one list, and, like a handful of peanuts, you won’t be able to stop at one.

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