248: The Complete Guide to Fly Fishing with Streamers – with Dave Kumlien

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If you’ve never felt the violent strike of a brown trout on a streamer, you haven’t really lived. In this guide to fly fishing with streamers, we interview Dave Kumlien, Montana outfitter and former fly shop owner, on a wide ranging topics related to fishing streamers. This truly is the complete guide to fly fishing streamers because Dave addresses how to retrieve your stream, shot line casts, fly rod weight – and many other topics.

We also discussed the “twitch method” of stripping your streamer. Dave Kumlien mentioned an article by Tom Morgan, who owned the Winston Rod Company as well as Tom Morgan Rodsmiths. Here is the article: Fishing with the Morgan Twitch.

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247: Our Love-Hate Relationship with Salmo Trutta

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Salmo trutta tend to dominate wherever they live. Also known as brown trout, salmo trutta often push out brook trout – or at least push them upstream. Brown trout thrive in warmer waters.

In this episode we regale each other with stories of catching large brown trout (our love relationship) and also discuss the downsides (our hate relationship) of this invasive species, introduced to America from Germany in 1883.

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THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF FLY FISHING HACKS

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.

Our book, The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists is packed with tips and hacks that you may not have known.

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

This book 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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246: 7 Under Explained Aspects of Fly Fishing, Part 1

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“Duh! How did I not know this after all these years?” There are so many aspects of fly fishing that simply escaped us during the first few years of fly fishing. Frankly, we’re still learning new hacks or tips that seem obvious in retrospect.

In this episode we offer up the first seven hacks or even simple casts of fly fishing that seem “under explained” to us. We may have learned the hack or tip from a guide. Or a gracious friend. We think this will be Part 1 of several future episodes, once we learn from you which you had to learn from a friend or mentor or guide. Or even had to learn it the hard way – on your own.

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THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF FLY FISHING HACKS

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.

Our book, The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists is packed with tips and hacks that you may not have known.

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

This book 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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245: Summer Wearables for Fly Fishing Comfort

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Fly fishing comfort in summer simply requires a few basic items of clothing. Certainly dry-fit clothing is at the top of the list.

So is a water-resistant cap or hat.

In this episode, we offer up our short list of basic summer wear. And we also reveal our deep disappointment that we may never be Simms models. Steve may have to fire Dave as his podcast partner before Simms takes Steve’s modeling aspirations seriously.

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PURCHASE OUR BOOK ON FLY FISHING HACKS – It’s a collection of great tips and ideas

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.

This book 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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244: Fly Fishing the Small Creeks of Montana

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Small creeks in Montana are plentiful and full of trout. While the big rivers get all the press, it’s the smaller freestone creeks where some of the best fishing is.

We love to fly fish the small creeks of Montana. In this episode, we recount how we first fell in love with small creek fly fishing and even name some of our favorite places in Montana.

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PURCHASE OUR BOOK ON FLY FISHING HACKS – It’s a collection of great tips and ideas

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.

This book 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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243: 7 Midsummer Fly Fishing Tips

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Midsummer fly fishing tips include taking a siesta in the middle of the day and trying your hand at catching trout with a size #22 Trico imitation.

In this episode, we discuss a few of the changes that come when fishing in the dog days of summer. Be sure to add your midsummer fly fishing tips in our comments section below!

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PURCHASE OUR BOOK ON FLY FISHING HACKS – It’s a collection of great tips and ideas

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.

This book 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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242: Outdoors Lessons from Our Fathers

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Parents, both mothers and fathers, play an inordinate role in the belief systems and destiny of their children. This weekend is Father’s Day Weekend, and so we wanted to share the lessons from our fathers while hunting and fishing in the great outdoors.

In this episode, we select three lessons each (six total) that our fathers taught us while we hunted and fished. Neither of our fathers was a fly fisher, but both loved to hunt and fish. Their legacy lives on in our lives.

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PURCHASE OUR BOOK ON FLY FISHING HACKS – It’s a collection of great tips and ideas

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.

This book 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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241: 8 Places to Cast Your Dry Fly

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Dry fly fishing is one of the great joys of the sport. One key element of success is where you cast your dry fly. It’s both art and skill.

In this episode, we identify the eight places where you should cast your dry fly. None of this is new, but the episode is a good reminder about the importance about where you cast your dry fly.

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PURCHASE OUR BOOK ON FLY FISHING HACKS – It’s a collection of great tips and ideas

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.

This book 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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240: Simplifying Your Fly Fishing Experience

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Like all of life, fly fishing has become increasingly complex: Just try to sort through the dizzying array of fly fishing rods before you purchase your next one. In this episode, we discuss our aspirations to simplify our fly fishing experience.

What might that look like for you?

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The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists – A Book of Fly Fishing Hacks

Have you not yet purchased our book of lists?

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.

This book 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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239: The Intrigue of Fly Fishing a Familiar River

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Fishing a new creek or river for the first time is exciting. But there’s also an intrigue of fly fishing a familiar place, a stretch that you’ve fished for years.

In this episode, we recount a recent fly fishing trip to a spring creek that we’ve fished many, many times. There’s an intrigue of fly fishing familiar runs. There’s a comfort in knowing which runs are often most productive, but there’s also new sights and sounds, changes to the shape and flow of the river, and run-ins with wildlife and even other fly fishers.

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The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists – A Book of Fly Fishing Hacks

This is a book of fly fishing pearls. Hundreds of hundreds of pearls.

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.

This book 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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