234: 4 Questions for Your Next Fly Fishing Trip

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Your next fly fishing trip may seem like years away in this moment in history, but soon enough, it will be time to plan.

In this episode we discuss four questions to help winnow your options to make the best decision about time of year for your next fly fishing trip. We also discuss our favorite time of year for a trip.

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

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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.

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233: Tips for Landing Bigger Fish

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Landing bigger fish is impossible if you simply try to rip in the fish like you would if you were spin fishing.

In this episode we identify several tips that have helped us increase our catch rate when Moby Dick hits our streamer or nymph. One tip is a different mindset, which comes only after one’s heart is broken after the big one got away.

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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.

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232: Fishing Emergers during a Hatch

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Fishing emergers during a hatch is as fundamental as it gets.

And yet, most new fly fishers rarely hear about this approach early on. In this episode, we start off with a couple great stories from recent trips when the stars were aligned, and we hit a hatch perfectly. But the fish were not hitting our flies on the surface. We had to drop an emerger.

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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.

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231: The Wading Risk of Soft River Bottoms

Soft river bottoms pose a unique risk to wade fishers.

In this episode, Dave recounts a winter fly fishing experience in which he got stuck in the mud while trying to wade to a run. It was 31 degrees. Dave had no cell coverage. He had gotten wet. And his fly fishing partner was about an hour away. Dave lived to survive the ordeal, but the story serves as a reminder about the risks of soft river bottoms and the importance of thinking more critically about our approach to wading.

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

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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.

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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230: Montana Outfitter Dave Kumlien on Safe Wading

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Safe wading is rarely the first thought on a fly fisher’s mind as he or she plans for a day on the river.

It should be.

In this episode, we interview Dave Kumlien, a Montana outfitter for 40 years, former fly shop owner, and coordinator of Trout Unlimited’s Veteran Service Partnership. We start out this episode on safe wading by busting a few myths. Some of the common ideas about wading safely are patently false.

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

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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.

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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229: The Hope of Fly Fishing in the Waiting

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The hope of fly fishing is a day in the not too distant future when our fears have been suspended and we make our way upstream with only the next run on our mind. In this episode, we focus not on the present moment but days gone by when we endured hardship while also making time to fish. We want our conversation to be a source of encouragement as we wait. Maybe that stretch of river that rarely disappoints will be even better months from now.

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The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists – A 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. 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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228: The Makings of an Outdoors Friendship

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Friendship makes the outdoors better. At least that’s our perspective, given that our outdoors friendship has lasted four decades. In this episode, we discuss the makings of friendship and how certain kinds of competitiveness can prevent friendship from forming. We also discuss how “idle” friendships can be reinvigorated or restarted again. The old advertising line, “Things go better with Coke” should be reframed as The outdoors go better with friendship.

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The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists – A 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. 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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227: A Conversation about Yellowstone Runners

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Yellowstone runners are the big brown and rainbow trout that move up from Hebgen Lake into Yellowstone National Park’s Madison River each fall. In this episode, we discuss Chester Allen’s delightful book, Yellowstone Runners: Chasing a dream fish in Yellowstone National Park during the Madison River’s Famous Fall Run. Allen is a terrific storyteller while also providing all sorts of fishy information for those considering a fall trip to the Madison.

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The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists – A 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. 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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Episode 226: Top 10 Fly Fishing Lessons of the Year

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Every day on the river is the chance to grow in your understanding of how to fish. Every item of gear that you purchase gives you some information about what to buy (or not buy) the next time around. In this end-of-the-year episode, we offer up our top 10 fly fishing lessons from a year of fishing. One is the importance of where to cast your streamer when fishing smaller creeks.

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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 225: Late Season Fly Fishing

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Late season fly fishing can be challenging for a variety of reasons. One is obviously weather. Another is that the hatches are over with the exception of midges or the ocasional baetis. You’re typically fishing nymphs or streamers. In this episode, we reflect on several trips in late fall and what we learned during this gorgeous yet changing time of year.

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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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