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This week one of the most legendary guides in The Keys joins us on the podcast. Richard Black has won just about every tournament in the keys, and has gotten most releases in every tournament except the golden fly. Richard has a ton of knowledge all the way up and down the keys, from Biscayne Bay to the Marquesas. Richard also married into one of t…
 
2019 Bassmaster Classic Champion, 2020 MLF Tour Champion, and Buff USA ambassador Ott DeFoe joins our How 2 Tuesday this week to talk about the importance of boat positioning when you are fishing. Ott spends most of his time bass fishing lakes, but these tips can definitely be applied to all types of fishing in fresh and saltwater. Ott goes over ho…
 
There is nothing more magnificent than a wild steelhead on the fly but because of poor returns this season fishing for them will be limited. That's no reason, though, to park your fly rods in the garage. The PNW has some alternative species that although are not native, they are a worthy target on a fly rod: carp and smallmouth bass. And they're no…
 
Your thoughts will influence your words, which determines your actions. Over time, your actions will define your habits. It is these habits, either good or bad, that will create your character. Your character determines your destiny. There is an example of character becoming destiny - imagine two boats. They are maybe in a race or setting out from …
 
Ryan Martin is a 2x World Champion boxer. He has won many amateur titles and also 2 belts in the WBC. In between fight camps, Ryan joined me for a workout and we sat down after to talk about his upbringing and the incredible journey that he has taken to become a world champion boxer. Ryan shares his story of a difficult homelife and being on his ow…
 
Bob Wyatt is the man behind the Deer Hair Emerger fly, the books Trout Hunting and What Trout Want and has written a number of articles in magazines too. He has lived and fished in Canada, Scotland and New Zealand where he has had the chance to observe the behaviour of trout especially with a dry fly. While researching this podcast I realised that …
 
Capt. Debbie Hanson joins How 2 Tuesday this week to tell us about the most effective ways to catch peacock bass. We go over the best time of year, what lures to use, and how to read the water for these fish. If you want to learn more about Debbie, we have a full length podcast with her coming soon so be sure to subscribe to be notified when it com…
 
This is part 5 of our 6 part series. This week we will be talking about Character. Last week we talked about how your habits and how that shapes your character and this week we are focusing on that, and how your character ultimately determines your destiny. Character is defined as the mental and moral qualities of an individual. Many people say tha…
 
This week my guest is Charlie Robinton [52:00], one of the experts from the Orvis Outfitter team (the people who answer your technical questions when you call, chat, or e-mail). Charlie is an expert in California fishing, and he gives us a grand tour of northern California rivers and what to expect when you plan a fishing trip there. Lots of solid …
 
LIVE from the Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show with Miami LEGEND DJ Laz. Laz recounts a story for the ages as his boat gets stolen in South Florida and ends up in Mexico. Laz goes to Mexico to recover and finds more than he bargained for. Human trafficking and a whole ring of stolen boats were uncovered. Bruce Marx, a Miami Attorney, also reco…
 
Fred Brown left university to pursue his dream job as a fishing guide in Mozambique. He later returned back to the UK where he discovered life in London wasn't for him and spent all of his spare time travelling the UK with a fly rod and fishing the rivers while sleeping in his car. He is a dedicated follower of streamer fishing and I talk with him …
 
Catch and Release has been a great thing for conservation, few would argue that. However, some people mishandle fish before release which could be killing them and cancelling out all good intentions of release. A listener asked if I would do this show on how to properly handle fish intended for release. I was a little hesitant at the time because e…
 
Your thoughts will influence your words, which determines your actions. Over time, your actions will define your habits. It is these habits, either good or bad, that will create your character. Your character determines your destiny. The actions you take will, over time become habits. Habits are things you do repeatedly and as we have talked about …
 
This week my guest is Orvis-endorsed guide Erica Nelson [36:12]. Erica gives us tips on how to hire a guide, how to find the right guide, how to manage expectations with a guide, how to tip a guide, and what to do if your guide trip is a disaster. In the Fly Box this week, we have some great questions and comments, including: Can I use the 10-foot,…
 
Thanks to a suggestion from a listener, Lee, Seth, and Joel, three brothers, join the podcast today. The three of them make up Saltwater Heart Fishing and in this episode we talk about how they got started fishing, what their plans for the future are, and we talk about some mutual connections that we have. Be sure to check out the guys on Instagram…
 
I caught up with author and fly angler Chris Newton who has written a number of fishing books that include one of my favourites, The Trout's Tale, that documents how brown trout were exported to the once sizeable British Empire. We cover some of the locations featured in the book along with his fly fishing story. If you are interested in brown trou…
 
Many people consider a fly fishing cast with tight loops the perfect cast, but I have been in many situations, especially in the saltwater where a wide loop is actually preferred. In this episode, I explain those scenarios, and we talk about how to throw a wide loop that is effective and accurate. WIN A FISHING VACATION AT HAWKS CAY! Click Here to …
 
Everyone should experience Alaska at least once in their lifetime, and if you are a fly fisher it is a place like no other. But there are different seasons, even during their short summer, and if you have your heart set on a particular species you need to pay attention to the timing of your trip. Reed Teuscher [32:21] is one of 14 people in our Out…
 
Your thoughts will influence your words, which determines your actions. Your actions will define your habits and that is what we are going to talk about today. The actions you take will, over time become habits. Habits are things you do repeatedly and as we have talked about in previous episodes, your habits are influenced by your actions. As we mo…
 
I talk with Paul Gaskell about nymph fishing and his excellent book "The Fly Fishing Bible of Nymphing" It is packed full of information that, without a doubt, will help you take your nymph fishing to a new level. I get the chance to talk to Paul about some of the topics covered in the book that I feel sure you'll find interesting. This is a slight…
 
Geoff Arias joins the podcast today to talk about his story. Geoff was diagnosed with leukemia as a teenager and we originally met through his Make A Wish opportunity to go on a fishing trip with me. In this episode we talk about that trip back in August 2009 and the stories that went along with it. Geoff has overcome cancer, gotten married and has…
 
Have you ever attempted to catch a Grand Slam? Do you want to in the future? Well I recently was filming an episode for Saltwater Experience and we set out to catch a Grand Slam (Permit, Tarpon and Bonefish). I realized that it would make a great How 2 Tuesday. The thing about a Grand Slam is that it can be intimidating as it is often talked up to …
 
This is number 2 of a six-part series dealing with your thoughts, words and how it determines your success or failure. To start off we have a couple of quotes, this one is from Chad Wright: “Your tongue is your rutter, it will steer the direction of your life and the outcome of your situations 98% of the time.” Zig Ziglar says: “There is power in w…
 
This week my guest is Steve Ramirez [41:24], author of the book Casting Forward and the upcoming book Casting Onward. Steve is an articulate and passionate writer, and in the podcast we talk about the philosophical and personal aspects of fishing for native species, in his beloved Texas Hill Country and beyond. In the Fly Box, we have some terrific…
 
Sandy Nelson is an expert angler based in Scotland who specialises in targeting sizeable trout with a dry fly. He also has a deep understanding of fly rods and has built many over the years. I learn a little about his favourite rod material and if I might be tempted to build my own fly rod. This is a really interesting insight into the mind of a fl…
 
An old friend of mine, Pete Erickson, joins the podcast today. Pete and I met back when we were both fly fishing guides and even room mates in Jackson Hole. Pete has gone on to do some amazing things in the fly fishing industry. From winning the ESPN Outdoor Games two years after I did, to joining Fly Fishing Team USA, to designing fly rods, Pete h…
 
This week on How 2 Tuesday, I answer a commonly asked question about how to protect yourself from the sun. As a fishing guide, the sun is one of the most dangerous factors. It could possibly be even more dangerous to anglers who wait all year for their trip and spent most of their time inside. It is crucial to your health AND to the success of your…
 
Your thoughts will influence your words, which determines your actions. Your actions will define your habits which make up your character. Your character will determine your destiny. Learn to master your thoughts. In this 6 part series we will go over each of these evolutions beginning with how your thoughts influence your words. It is very difficu…
 
My guest this week is Peter Jenkins [33:40], longtime striper angler and owner of the Saltwater Edge Fly Shop, outside of newport, Rhode Island. Peter talks about the seven different seasons of striper fishing on the coast, and also about the plight of the striper populations in the Atlantic. It's still an awesome and productive fishery, however we…
 
There is little in fly fishing that Peter Morse hasn't done. From travelling the globe with a fly rod in his hand, to writing books, making TV programs, guiding, being a fly casting instructor, taking beautiful photographs and writing many articles for magazines including Fly Culture. I catch up with Peter and learn a little about his life in fly f…
 
Capt. Billy Davis joins the podcast this week to talk freshwater and reservoir fishing. Billy specializes in striper and muskie fishing and he has really figured out the striper fishing over the years. In this episode, we talk about the time that he has put in, the techniques and rod setups that he uses to catch these fish, how and where he looks f…
 
“It’s better to be known as a fast learner than a know it all” That is a quote that Capt. Sam Milazzo heard when he was young, and has taken that as motivation to always be learning. Sam is one of the best guides in the keys because of his constant desire to learn. He is a seasoned vet now and is still learning every day. Sam talks about why he thi…
 
Leigh H. Perkins, or LHP as he was known, was the driving force behind Orvis from 1965 into the 1990s and was a legendary marketing and outdoorsman. He passed away this summer and I wanted to interview some of his favorite guides and fishing buddies to give people a sense of what he was really like in the field [47:52]. He was fearless, always chee…
 
Many people in their 50’s would say that they are on a decline physically. I feel exactly the opposite. In fact, I have set multiple PR’s in many different workouts and weight lifting and I am 53! I had a person text me and ask if I had changed anything in my life this year that has lead to me feeling and performing so well. At first, nothing reall…
 
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