Episode 224: One Fine Rainy Day on the Madison

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All good things must come to an end, and this was the final day of our fly fishing trip in mid-September. Rain was in the forecast, so we hoped upon hope that there might be some baetis hatching on the Madison River at the mouth of Beartrap Canyon. Spoiler alert: There wasn’t a mayfly within miles that final day. This is the last installment of four episodes from a recent fly fishing trip to Yellowstone Country in Montana and northern Wyoming. We decided to call this episode One Fine Rainy Day on the Madison. We had another terrific day on the water, but let’s just say that the fishing was below average. Dave caught a large brown, and that was it. If you haven’t yet listened to the first three episodes in this series, visit the Fly Fishing Podcast Archives page.

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This book is a must-read for folks who like to scan lists and find new ways to catch more fish. Read one list, and you’ll read on to the next.

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Episode 223: One Fine Strange Day on the Boulder

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After two terrific days on the Yellowstone River, we changed it up a bit. We headed to the Boulder River, south of Big Timber, Montana. This is the third of four episodes from a recent fly fishing trip to Yellowstone Country in Montana and northern Wyoming. We decided to call this episode One Fine Strange Day on the Boulder. Almost two months earlier, a fly fisher had drowned near the stretch of river we fished that day. And the body was never found. The Boulder is treacherous to wade in places. But it is not a big river; it’s more of a stream. Some think the fly fisher is stuck at the bottom of a 15-foot pool not far from where he fell in. That weighed on our mind as we fished nearby. If you haven’t yet listened to the first two episodes in this series, visit the Fly Fishing Podcast Archives page.

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The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists – The Perfect Book for a New Fly Fisher

Fly fishing is a lot more than simply learning how to cast. There are a thousand techniques and hacks that can help you catch more fish. These accumulated tips and ideas and hacks will make you more proficient and increase your enjoyment of the sport.

This book is a must-read for folks who like to scan lists and find new ways to catch more fish. Read one list, and you’ll read on to the next.

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Episode 222: One Fine Sunny Day on the Yellowstone

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Our second day on the Yellowstone this fall was even better than the first. This is the second of four episodes from a recent fly fishing trip to Yellowstone Country in Montana and northern Wyoming. After a terrific cloudy day on the Yellowstone, we had One Fine Sunny Day on the Yellowstone. There is nothing like catching cutthroat trout on a hopper pattern. If you haven’t yet listened to the first episode in this series, visit the Fly Fishing Podcast Archives page.

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The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists – The Perfect Book for a New Fly Fisher

Fly fishing is a lot more than simply learning how to cast. There are a thousand techniques and hacks that can help you catch more fish. These accumulated tips and ideas and hacks will make you more proficient and increase your enjoyment of the sport.

This book is a must-read for folks who like to scan lists and find new ways to catch more fish. Read one list, and you’ll read on to the next.

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Episode 221: One Fine Cloudy Day on the Yellowstone

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We are not good at quitting. This is the first of four episodes from a recent fly fishing trip to Yellowstone Country in Montana and northern Wyoming. In August, after four wonderful years, we stopped publishing a weekly episode and writing a weekly article. We thought we were done. But then we had One Fine Cloudy Day on the Yellowstone. And we had to record again. So we’re baaack! Not in the same way, however. We’re not publishing a weekly episode anymore, but we do plan to publish episodes occasionally, in batches. As inspiration hits us.

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The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists – The Perfect Book for a New Fly Fisher

Fly fishing is a lot more than simply learning how to cast. There are a thousand techniques and hacks that can help you catch more fish. These accumulated tips and ideas and hacks will make you more proficient and increase your enjoyment of the sport.

This book is a must-read for folks who like to scan lists and find new ways to catch more fish. Read one list, and you’ll read on to the next.

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S5:E12 The Last Run of the Day

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Every day of fly fishing has a beginning. And an end. There’s often a sense of sadness right before, and certainly, after the last run of the day. Not every “last run of the day” is packed with emotion, but we’ve had several experiences when the final moments of the day felt thick with meaning. In this episode, we recount several memorable days on the river – and how we felt as we made our final casts.

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The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists – The Perfect Book for a New Fly Fisher

This book is a must-read for folks who like to scan lists and discover helpful hacks and tips.

Fly fishing is a wisdom sport. The more you fish, the more you accumulate tips and ideas and hacks – that make you more proficient and increase your enjoyment of the sport.

This book is just that – lists of wisdom that we’ve accumulated through the years. It has come from guides, fly fisher friends, from our reading, and from watching videos.

This book is like a plate of hors d’oeuvres. You simply can’t have one. Read one list, and you’ll read the next. Visit Amazon to buy your copy today!

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S5:E11 How Fly Fishers Gain Confidence

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Fly fishers gain confidence by fishing for brook trout. Brook trout are forgiving, and there’s nothing like an afternoon of catching 15 brook trout to increase one’s confidence. That’s only one of several strategies that we discuss to help newer fly fishers gain confidence. It’s easy to feel discouraged during a stretch of no fish. We hope this podcast gives you hope for your next time out on the river.

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The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists – The Perfect Book for a New Fly Fisher

This book is a must-read for folks who like to scan lists and discover helpful hacks and tips.

Fly fishing is a wisdom sport. The more you fish, the more you accumulate tips and ideas and hacks – that make you more proficient and increase your enjoyment of the sport.

This book is just that – lists of wisdom that we’ve accumulated through the years. It has come from guides, fly fisher friends, from our reading, and from watching videos.

This book is like a plate of hors d’oeuvres. You simply can’t have one. Read one list, and you’ll read the next. Visit Amazon to buy your copy today!

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S5:E10 Strange Sightings While Fly Fishing

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Strange sightings while fly fishing are part of the overall experience of the sport. In this episode, we recount watching a car float by while fishing the Yellowstone, a mink steal a duck from a nest, and a forest fire glow while on our way to fish Hebgen Lake.

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The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists – The Perfect Book for a New Fly Fisher

This book is a must-read for folks who like to scan lists and discover helpful hacks and tips.

Fly fishing is a wisdom sport. The more you fish, the more you accumulate tips and ideas and hacks – that make you more proficient and increase your enjoyment of the sport.

This book is just that – lists of wisdom that we’ve accumulated through the years. It has come from guides, fly fisher friends, from our reading, and from watching videos.

This book is like a plate of hors d’oeuvres. You simply can’t have one. Read one list, and you’ll read the next. Visit Amazon to buy your copy today!

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S5:E9 The Truth about Trout Lies

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Trout lies are places in the river or stream where trout hang out. One of the most well-known lies is called the “feeding lie,” where trout sit in the current or pockets of water and grab insects or larger chunks of calories as they drift by. Often, a fly fisher can spot the feeding lie or food line by the line of bubbles in the current. In this episode, we review the three kinds of trout lies and discuss the importance of knowing which is which. It’s all about “reading water,” as one of our favorite fly fishing authors Gary Borger describes it.

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The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists – The Perfect Book for a New Fly Fisher

This book is a must-read for folks who like to scan lists and discover helpful hacks and tips.

Fly fishing is a wisdom sport. The more you fish, the more you accumulate tips and ideas and hacks – that make you more proficient and increase your enjoyment of the sport.

This book is just that – lists of wisdom that we’ve accumulated through the years. It has come from guides, fly fisher friends, from our reading, and from watching videos.

This book is like a plate of hors d’oeuvres. You simply can’t have one. Read one list, and you’ll read the next. Visit Amazon to buy your copy today!

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S5:E8 Fishing Hopper Season

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Hopper season is upon us. And from now until some time in early to mid-September, trout will be attacking grasshoppers that fall or are blown into the river. In this episode, we offer up an introductory conversation on fishing during hopper season, what to expect, and how to make the most of this most wonderful part of the fly fishing year. Often the action doesn’t start until mid-morning – as grasshoppers seem to need the sun to start moving.

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The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists – The Perfect Book for a New Fly Fisher

This book is a must-read for folks who like to scan lists and discover helpful hacks and tips.

Fly fishing is a wisdom sport. The more you fish, the more you accumulate tips and ideas and hacks – that make you more proficient and increase your enjoyment of the sport.

This book is just that – lists of wisdom that we’ve accumulated through the years. It has come from guides, fly fisher friends, from our reading, and from watching videos.

This book is like a plate of hors d’oeuvres. You simply can’t have one. Read one list, and you’ll read the next. Visit Amazon to buy your copy today!

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S5:E7 Surviving Animal Encounters in the Outdoors

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Animal encounters are a fact of life in the outdoors. We’ve discussed at length the precautions to take when fishing in grizzly country, but there are other types of encounters to avoid or at least to prepare for. In this episode, we discuss insects, birds, and even domestic cows. Animal encounters (and other kinds of critters) are part of the great wonder of outside living.

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The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists – The Perfect Book for a New Fly Fisher

This book is a must-read for folks who like to scan lists and discover helpful hacks and tips.

Fly fishing is a wisdom sport. The more you fish, the more you accumulate tips and ideas and hacks – that make you more proficient and increase your enjoyment of the sport.

This book is just that – lists of wisdom that we’ve accumulated through the years. It has come from guides, fly fisher friends, from our reading, and from watching videos.

This book is like a plate of hors d’oeuvres. You simply can’t have one. Read one list, and you’ll read the next. Visit Amazon to buy your copy today!

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