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2010 January - June Orvis Fly Fishing Podcasts


Reading the Rise
Published June 16, 2010
What does a splashing rise tell you about how a fish is feeding vs a sipping rise? Do you cast right away to a rising trout? If not, then when? In the most recent episode of The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast with Tom Rosenbauer, Tom tells you how to read the rise to better gauge and predict a trout's behavior.

Seven Tips on Fly Fishing for Smallmouth Bass
Published June 10, 2010
As water starts to warm up around the country, bass fishing is heating up, too. In the most recent episode of the Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast, Tom gives seven tips on catching more smallmouth bass including his favorite fly.

How Many Fly Rods Do You Really Need?
Published June 2, 2010
So how many fly rods do you really need? What is the perfect all-around rod? Is there such a thing? Tom answers listeners' most frequent questions on choosing a fly rod in the most recent episode of The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast with Tom Rosenbauer.

Tom's Ten Tips for Saltwater Fly Fishing
Published May 26, 2010
In saltwater fly fishing the fish are bigger, they fight harder and your approach needs to be different. Tom gives ten tips for saltwater fly fishing in this podcast.

Ten Tips for Better Line Control
Published May 21, 2010
Tom thinks even the best casters can sometimes use a little help when it comes to line control. In this podcast he gives his top ten tips for what to do once your line hits the water.

The Dragonslayer: An Interview with Master Fly Tyer Gary Martineau
Published May 13, 2010
In this episode of The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast, Tom sits down with master fly tyer, Gary Martineau. His fly patterns have been fished all over the world and he shares some of the secrets of fishing his flies to the greatest success in this podcast.

Gary is a lifelong fly fisher, rod builder, and innovative fly tyer whose Heavyweight Stonefly pattern is the best-selling fly ever sold in the 43 year history of The Orvis News. A former research biologist for Vermont Fish & Wildlife, he lives in northern Vermont.

A Detailed Lesson on Nymphing with Dave Perkins
Published May 6, 2010
In this podcast, Tom is joined in our new podcast studio by Dave Perkins, Executive Vice-Chairman of the Orvis Company for a technical and detailed talk on nymph fishing.

The Stealth Podcast
Published April 29, 2010
In this episode, Tom gets sneaky and gives tips on avoiding detection on the water... if you spook fewer fish, you catch more fish... pretty simple. Some good tips in here from color of clothing to the use of indicators.

15 Tips on Early Season Trout Fishing (plus two more)
Published April 20, 2010
Being early in trout season, Tom wanted to give a few pointers on early season trout fishing... then thought of a few more... then a few more. His list eventually reached 15 tips and as if that were not enough, he added two more suggestions at the end of this podcast. Did he miss any?

Tom's Ten tips on Leaders and Tippets
Published April 9, 2010
We get more quetions on leaders and tippets than any other topic. Tom picks ten emails he has received and answers your questions in this episode of The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast.

8 Tips for Fly Fishing with Classic Wet Flies. (and an apology to bamboo afficionados)
Published March 31, 2010
Attention bamboo rod fanatics: we heard you! Tom responds to some feedback we received on one of our more popular podcasts on bamboo vs graphite and gives eight great tips on fishing classic wet flies... then throws in a bonus tip.

All About Lining your Switch Rod
Published March 25, 2010
We have had a lot of questions emailed to us and posted on our wall on Facebook regarding how to properly line a switch rod. It's complicated and confuses even those of us who do this for a living. For this podcast, Tom brought in one of the most knowledgeable people in the industry on the subject, Bill Reed, Director of Wholesale for The Orvis Company and our resident line expert. Get a pen and paper and be ready to take notes, there is a TON of information in this podcast.

Tom's Top Ten Tips for Wading Safety
Published March 16, 2010
Wading can be a relaxing and then sometimes exhilarating experience. It can also be dangerous if you do not follow some simple safety guidelines. Tom gives his top ten wading safety tips in this podcast.

Felt Soles vs Rubber Soles and the Invasive Species Issue
Published March 5, 2010
Tom gives the Orvis stance on felt sole wading boots, the rubber sole alternative and talks about how to responsibly address the invasive species issue.

Five Random, Unrelated Fly Fishing Tips
Published February 25, 2010
We get a lot of requests for podcasts on topics that only take a few minutes and would not warrant a full episode. So Tom put together five unrelated, small tips into this on podcast.

Bamboo Fly Rods vs. Graphite Fly Rods
Published February 12, 2010
Wow... you guys really wanted this one! We had a whole lot o requests for a podcast on graphite vs bamboo. Tom goes into great detail on the benefits of each and gives us some good bamboo maintenance tips.

Casting into the Wind with Orvis CEO, Perk Perkins
Published January 25, 2010
In Tom's episode on casting into the wind, he was fortunate enough to have Orvis CEO Perk Perkins join him for a lively back and forth on different methods. In this episode, Tom and Perk reference the video below from the DVD entitled "Taming the Wind" featuring Prescott Smith.

Ten Fly Fishing Tips for When you First Get to the Water
(but this one goes to 11)

Published January 22, 2010
Here is a great checklist for new fly fishers and veterans for when you first get to a river. Check the temperature, take your time getting into the water and don't be afraid to change your location! Have a suggestion for the podcast?

Landing Big Fish from a Boat with Guest Steve Hemkens
Published January 14, 2010
Tom has pulled in another guest for this podcast on landing big fish from a boat. Tom and Steve fish together a lot and Tom knows Steve has a lot of technique to share on this topic. This is a fun podcast with a lot of information!

Fly Fishing Tailwaters and "Junk" Flies
Published January 8, 2010
The temperatures in a tailwater and available food make for bigger trout and really good good fly fishing. Tom has some great pointers in this podcast and then answers some questions regarding fishing egg and worm patterns... or what some call "junk" flies. Tom does not agree with that name, and tells us why.

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