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The Dangers of Tidal Swings in Fly Fishing | Fly Fishing Insider Podcast

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If you haven’t already read, Moon Phases and Their Effect on Tides, then I suggest you start there. Fly fishing often leads enthusiasts to some of the most serene and picturesque water bodies. However, for those casting their lines in tidal areas, the beauty of these environments can sometimes contradict the underlying dangers posed by tidal swings. Understanding these risks is not just about a better fly fishing experience; it's a crucial aspect of ensuring safety. I had a friend get out on an exposed island while wading up in Boston and a few minutes later, he was in a bad spot. A tidal swing occurred and there was deep water and heavy currents between him and safety.  Thankfully, he hustled and made it out but in just a few more minutes he could have been in extreme danger of drowning and if escaping extreme hypothermia. 

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Tides: Things That Throw Off Tides | Fly Fishing Insider Podcast

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Tidal predictions are generally based on astronomical factors, primarily the gravitational pull of the Moon and the Sun. However, several local and environmental factors can cause actual tides to differ from these predictions. The key is to understand that Tide Charts tell you predictions and they aren’t fact.  There are numerous influencers that can change and adjust tides. For example, I wrote an article on how continental masses can effect tides that you would enjoy.  This article explains several other examples that are a bit easier to observe or take into consideration.  Several of the examples are acute instance related and others are obtuse in nature. 

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Fly Fishing Etiquette: Your Guide to Stream Swagger | Fly Fishing Insider Podcast

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Alright you are out on the river and the day is great in comes another angler and the yahoo has on every piece of Simms gear on the planet.  Sadly, half the tags are still in place and you just have that feeling..."improper fly fishing etiquette coming in soon!"  You know, the one where you cringe your teeth. Some feelings inside are telling you that it’s about to go down and not in a good way. The water you have been aiming to hit is about to get smashed by oversized bobbers and unneeded wading. It happens all the time so why do we get so frustrated?  Let’s focus on a few things. One let's ditch the stuffy rulebooks and dive into stream etiquette that's equal parts chill and crucial.

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Denver Fly Fishing Show: What I Learned | Fly Fishing Insider Podcast

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The Denver Fly Fishing Show was hopping this year and full of great manufacturers that are gearing up for the next summer season.  Three days of walking around, and chatting with old and new friends was more than fun.  Not all of it is fun and catching up but instead, there is a lot of looking into what is coming and how the industry is changing.  Here are a few things I found at the show that should be really exciting for anglers in the upcoming year. 

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Trophy Trout Hunting: What Big Rapalas Tell You About Big Streamers | Fly Fishing Insider Podcast

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Welcome to the Fly Fishing Insider Podcast. Hosted by Christian Bacasa, this podcast brings to light the experiences, strategies, and passion that define fly fishing. Join us as we explore the journey of avid fly fisher Simeon Myers and other seasoned anglers, uncovering the essence of this beloved activity.

The Journey Begins:

Simeon Myers' initiation into fly fishing started with nymph fishing, guided by his friend Matt Dunkelberger. This transition marked a significant shift from conventional spin and bait fishing, fostering a deep connection with the activity. Myers and his friends often frequented delayed harvest areas in Pennsylvania, embracing the catch-and-release philosophy and enjoying the solitude these locations offered.

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John Dietsch - More than a River Runs Through It: The Transformative Healing Power of Fly Fishing | Fly Fishing Insider Podcast

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Have you ever thought about the profound healing and spiritual aspects of fly fishing?  Inspired by the intriguing episodes of the Fly Fishing Insider podcast hosted by Christian Bacasa. Join us as we explore the personal journeys of Christian and his guest, John, and their profound connection with nature through fly fishing.

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Stillwater Fly Fishing and Adventures of a Father and Daughter Duo: Exploring Generational Passions and Techniques in Fly Fishing | Fly Fishing Insider Podcast

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 Dive into the world a father daughter stillwater duo in fly fishing with the Fly Fishing Insider Podcast, hosted by Christian Bacasa. The podcast features a diverse array of experiences, techniques, and personal stories from seasoned anglers. In this series, we explore the enriching tales of Graeme and Katherine Mulski, father and daughter duo, who share their deep connection to fly fishing.

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