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Florida Tarpon and Other Species | Fly Fishing Insider Podcast

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In this conversation, Christian Bacasa interviews Will Korte about his fishing experiences in the Tampa Bay area. They discuss the diverse fishing opportunities in the region, including redfish, snook, black drum, tarpon, groupers, snappers, kingfish, bluefish, and more. They also talk about the peacock bass fishing in southern Florida and the aggressive nature of these fish. Will shares his tips for fly fishing for peacock bass, including using obnoxious neon colors and getting the fly down to the fish. They briefly touch on snakehead fishing and the power of these fish. Overall, the conversation highlights the incredible fishing opportunities in the Tampa Bay area and southern Florida. In this conversation, William Korte discusses his experiences fishing for different species in Florida, including peacock bass, redfish, and tarpon. He shares his insights on targeting these fish, the techniques he uses, and the challenges he faces. Korte emphasizes the importance of adapting to different environments and being prepared for the unexpected. He also provides tips for fighting and landing tarpon, highlighting the need for speed and aggression. Overall, this conversation offers a glimpse into the diverse and exciting fishing opportunities in Florida.

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Catches and Blows Glass Fish of All Species | Fly Fishing Insider Podcast

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Martin Gurdon, a glass blower and fly fisherman, shares his journey of overcoming addiction and finding solace in both glass blowing and fly fishing. He discusses his passion for creating glass fish sculptures and the process behind it. Martin also talks about his love for fishing in the Roaring Fork and Frying Pan Confluence area, as well as his fascination with high alpine lakes and native fish. He emphasizes the importance of adjusting to the ecosystem while fishing. Martin's work can be seen on his Instagram page and website. Martin Gerdin shares his journey from addiction to fly fishing and glass blowing. He recounts how a fishing trip in a snowstorm sparked his passion for fly fishing and led him to explore different fishing methods and locations. He also discusses his fascination with native fish species and his quest to find them in their natural habitats. Martin emphasizes the importance of observing and adapting to the ecosystem when fishing and applies the same approach to his glass-blowing art. He shares the lessons he has learned from both pursuits, including the value of perseverance and learning from mistakes.

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Bamboo Rods for Fly Fishing | Fly Fishing Insider Podcast

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Christian and Paul (PJ) Dufour's encounter at the 2024 Fly Fishing Show in Denver, Colorado, began an unexpected friendship. Beyond their shared passion for the art of fly fishing, they discovered a deeper connection rooted in their personal battles with cancer. This common ground formed the basis of their bond, leading to conversations that spanned the challenges they faced, the resilience they mustered, and the joy they found in the serenity of fly fishing. Their mutual experiences not only added depth to their friendship but also underscored the unexpected ways in which life can weave together the paths of individuals.

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Alaska Will Change Forever: Go Now | Fly Fishing Insider Podcast

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Alaska, a land renowned for its wild, untouched landscapes and abundant wildlife, offers some of the most spectacular fly fishing experiences in the world. But with increasing popularity and looming changes, the chances available to those who dream of casting their lines in these pristine waters is clearly dwindling. If you have considered going to Alaska for fly fishing then I suggest that you go now, or you might regret missing out on the experience in its current form. Ask any angler that has visited Alaska about the changes they have seen and you’ll find a plethora of stories about the old days. We’ve all heard about them on our local waters but the change in Alaska is coming and you want a taste before it is potentially gone.

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Rivers and Stillwater of Central Oregon | Fly Fishing Insider Podcast

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In this conversation, Christian Bacasa interviews Dalton Romanowski, a fly fishing guide, about the availability of still water in the Bend, Oregon area. They discuss the local rivers, such as the Deschutes and the Metolius, as well as lesser-known destinations. Dalton shares his experiences fishing in lakes and provides tips on how to fish still water effectively. He mentions specific lakes like East Lake and Crane Prairie, and talks about the different species of trout that can be found in each lake. Dalton also discusses his preferred tactics for fishing with leeches and dry flies. In this conversation, Dalton Romanowski shares his insights and experiences with stillwater fishing, specifically focusing on rainbow trout. He discusses the acrobatic nature of rainbow trout and the thrill of catching them on dry flies. Dalton highlights Crane Prairie as a world-class stillwater rainbow trout fishery and explains the different hatches and food sources that attract these fish. He also describes the unique fight of rainbow trout in stillwater compared to moving water. Dalton mentions other species like lake trout and largemouth bass that can be found in central Oregon lakes. He emphasizes the importance of scouting and understanding the structure and color changes in lakes to locate fish. Dalton shares his nymphing rig for stillwater fishing, which includes a balanced leech and chronomid. He provides tips for fishing in windy conditions and the benefits of using fluorocarbon leaders. Christian Bacasa expresses his excitement to explore stillwater fishing in the area and plans to visit Dalton for more information.

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Rod Building and Creative Arts Side of Fly Fishing | Fly Fishing Insider Podcast

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In this conversation, Christian Bacasa and Lance Kittel discuss the creative side of fly fishing, with a focus on rod building. Lance shares his background in conservation and how it led him to explore the art of rod building. He talks about the process of building a rod, including the importance of storytelling and attention to detail. Lance also discusses his experimentation with different materials and techniques, as well as the resources he used to build his knowledge. The conversation covers topics such as handle construction, real seat selection, and achieving balance in a rod. In this conversation, Lance Kittel shares his expertise in rod building and fly tying. He discusses the importance of using the right materials, such as drywall tape for reel seats and Colorfast ProWrap thread for guide wraps. He also provides tips for achieving tight and cohesive thread wraps and shares his favorite tools and materials that can be found outside of fly shops, including chip clips for dubbing loops, adhesive foam sheets for fly bodies, beads for fly tying, and acrylic yarn for making laser dub. Lance's unique and creative approach to rod building and fly tying is evident in his custom rods and flies.

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Going from Trout to Multispecies | Fly Fishing Insider Podcast

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Corbin Rinehart shares his journey from being a trout angler to becoming a species chaser. He discusses the transition and the techniques he has learned along the way. Corbin also provides tips on how to break down a pool when fishing for different species. In this episode, Christian Bacasa and Corbin Rinehart discuss various aspects of fly fishing, including approaching different fishing situations, making gear changes for different drifts, considering the water column and fly selection, adapting to different bug hatches, fishing techniques in specific locations, the preference for wild fish, and appreciating the beauty of fly fishing.

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