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This is a fly fishing education and lifestyle podcast hosted by Rob Snowhite, a renowned urban fly fishing guide based in Northern Virginia. Rob's background in biology, education, and fishing will keep you entertained for hours. Mostly family friendly. Contact Rob for episode sponsorship, guided trips, or custom flies. www.robsnowhite.com Produced by Jason Reif.
 
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The latest interview with Art Noglak is all about nymphs. Art considers the fly the least important part of nymph fishing for trout. First we catch up with Luke and Dan on their #FishAllFifty road trip and then the big interview. Art discusses his favorite patterns to fish, what goes into tying nymphs, and how and where to fish them. Lots of inform…
 
Matt Smythe is a fascinating individual. A veteran, father, poet, hunter, angler, and ski bum. Writer's choose their words carefully whether spoken penned with ink on paper. Rob chose Matt to tell us in his own words why Alaska is such an important place. Listen as Matt describes the woods, bears, and vast landscapes from his his second trip to the…
 
Rob continues his series of life histories of game fish. This iteration is all about grayling Thymallus thymallus and arctic grayling Thymallus arcticus. You will learn about grayling taxonomy, history, physical description, geographic distribution, diet, reproduction, economic importance, and how we are continuing to destroy their environment. Thi…
 
Luke Konson and Daniel Balserak were unable to attend their first year of college due to the Covid pandemic. They are taking a gap year to catch the state fish of every state in the country in lieu of lectures and football games. Luke and Dan decided to spend the next year living out of a mini van while on an epic road trip. Rob catches up with the…
 
Terrestrials are land based organisms that inadvertently end up in the water and are eaten by trout. This episode is dedicated to fishing terrestrial patterns to fool trout. Art Noglak continues his conversations with Rob on the podcast this week to discuss all things terrestrials. Listen as this trout bum describes one of the most effective method…
 
"Svend Diesel" is the nom de bobine of Erik Svendsen. For the past few years Svend Diesel has been tying flies and sharing his work on social media. His creativity, dedication, passion, and humor are on display for thousands of Instagram followers on a regular basis. Rob and Erik discuss fly fishing, fly tying, Traegering, social media, and more in…
 
Ryan Gouldsbarry owns the only independent fly shop selling its own brand of equipment. Risen Fly is based in Beaver Falls, Pa and offers a wide selection of budget friendly gear. You can purchase a rod outfit through a deposit program. Rob wanted to hear more about Ryan's story and how he started his company. We'll hear about Ryan's college nickna…
 
This episode is for the novice anglers picking up fly rods for the first time. Fly fishing has become an outlet for those seeking solace along a quiet stretch of water during the pandemic. Rob breaks down everything he thinks you should know about a fly rod, how to use it, and the terminology involved. Once you get the basics down of rod anatomy is…
 
Art Noglak joins Rob to discuss all things bass flies and how to fish them. Art grew up in Cleveland where he learned to chase sallies in the bays of Lake Erie. He now resides in Northern Virginia and chases largies along the Potomac. He manages the Orvis Company store up the street from his house. We'll learn all things Art's thoughts on bass fly …
 
Wrightsville Beach is a barrier island off the coast of North Carolina. The island is four miles long with Masonboro inlet on the south end and Mason Inlet on the northern end. The island is severn feet above sea level at its highest and there is sand everywhere. Rob walked the entire island with an eight weight rod looking for the best fishing loc…
 
Captain Allen Cain joins Rob to discuss all things fly fishing coastal North Carolina around Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. This episode has it all. The gear you need, the seasons to fish, the types of flies used, and to always expect a bigger fish out there. The show ends with information on where Rob should fish and eat while on vacation. Pr…
 
Tides are predictable. You can download an app to your phone to get tides anywhere in the world. Predicting when the best time to fish around tides is a bit tricky. Throw in wind, low pressure systems, precipitation and below freezing temperatures and choosing the best time to fish gets more difficult. Listen as Rob describes how to choose the best…
 
This was supposed to be about a single weekend of crazy snakehead fishing. That all changed when Rob floated the Rappahannock River and encountered more snakehead insanity. This episode is about the magic of the Snowhite damsel, the resiliency of snakehead, being at the right place at the right time, carrying flies that you didn't think you would n…
 
Rob says that a majority of modern trout streamers are Rube Goldberg machines on the end of your line, he also only fishes a streamer pattern for trout. Will Art convince him to change his mind and ways? This is THE episode on streamers. Everything you wanted to know, need to know, and didn't know you needed to know. Art Noglak is the manager of th…
 
In this episode we’ll learn about Stephen Sautner's life in the outdoors and how his adventures make it to print. Stephen has traversed the globe with a rod in his luggage. Stephen is a story teller. His observations and experiences are put to paper in news paper articles and books. You will hear stories about blue lining New Jersey's native brook …
 
Brett McCrae is an accomplished angler. He has guided steelhead on Great Lake tributaries and the trout rivers and streams of Wyoming. He chases Mexican tarpon when he isn't casting a fly outside the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. You may have seen Brett in the Fly Fishing Film Tour movie Off The Grid . We will hear stories from Brett's guiding…
 
Langdon Cook is a Seattle based writer, instructor, and lecturer on wild foods and the outdoors. This is Langdon's second interview with Rob. This episode is all about fly fishing and foraging in urban Seattle. May this serve as an inspiration for you to gather your own food during this strange time. Langdon discusses the types of salmon to catch a…
 
This episode features author Mark Kurlansky. Rob is a huge fan of Mark's and this may be the highlight of his quarantine. Mark describes his latest book, Salmon: A Fish, The Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate, as his most important environmental writing yet. You may learn more in the last segment of this interview than you have in any othe…
 
Art Noglak is the manager of Orvis Arlington and the President of Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders . He is currently stuck at home with his wife, Bunny. In this episode Rob and Art discuss quarantine life and fishing dry flies. They will cover everything from selectivity of trout to dry fly myths, matching hatches, favorite patterns, working in a fly shop…
 
Rob checks in with Producer Jason to discuss life in quarantine. They talk about local small stream day trip options around Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. These small streams are where Jason can escape for some peace and quiet. The sights, the sounds, the smells of a small mountain stream are all covered. Produced by Jason Reif and Ned Reyerson Mixed Bea…
 
Rob breaks down how The Moon effects tides in this part one episode of how tides effect fishing. You will learn about the Moon, types of moons, and types of tides. Rob breaks down how weather and geography effect tides. Different tidal zones will be described to include what organisms live there and what flies you might want to include in your fly …
 
Scott Key (Rob calls him 'Francis') searches out wild fish in his free time. Native and wild fish are more preferable. In early 2020 Francis went to the heart of the Brazilian Amazon in search of peacock bass. This week we learn how easy it is to the Amazon, what gear to pack, the food you might expect to eat, the fish you will chase, and the gear …
 
Rob breaks down the materials used in his favorite shad flies. These are the preferred materials from over 20 years of shad fishing and guiding. Rob starts with hooks and weights to body material, tail material, natural versus synthetic and where to purchase these materials. Visit Rob's Youtube channel to see him explain the differences in each mat…
 
Rob met Paul Dixon in December 1999 when he started a seasonal job at Grand Slam Outfitters at The Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida In 1999. Twenty years later they catch up to discuss Paul's life in New York and Florida, his development of flats fishing off Montauk, and all of the people he has fished with along the way. Produced by Jason Rei…
 
Ryan Hudson is a fly fishing guide based in Daniel, Wyoming and owns Wyoming Fishing Company. Ryan wrote an opinion article in SweetwaterNow in 2018 titled Fly Fishing “Brand Ambassadors” + Social Media – What Might They Be Doing to Your Fishery? The article calls out a specific angler that broke some laws while fishing for trophy trout and ended u…
 
Rob first learned about Eduardo Garcia from the Today Show in December 2019. Despite a traumatic injury and cancer diagnosis, Eduardo lives a life of adventure (hunting, fishing, cooking, cycling, and much more) based in Montana. We'll head to Montana in this episode to hear Eduardo's story, his life as a chef and angler, and role model. Rob can't …
 
Josh Mills is a passionate steelhead angler, fly tier, hunter, and most recently he has become a fundraiser for charity. We check in with Josh at his home in Spokane, Washington. In this episode we'll hear about issues with Washington steelhead, what to do with shad in the PNW, man eating stoneflies, and some nicknames for Spokane. Mills Fly and Br…
 
Rob catches up with Justin Schiavone. Justin has lived in Colorado for the past five years after moving from Northern Virginia. In this episode we'll hear observations and thoughts on fly fishing in Colorado now that Justin has settled in. Cast and blast, landlocked salmon, stillwater trout, what to bring with you on a Colorado trip, and people fis…
 
Rob has fished across the Salmon River from Kevin for several years without formally meeting. Rob finally gets a chance to talk to Kevin about his life in Maine. They discuss all things remote UPS deliveries, the variety of fish species available, where Kevin fishes outside Maine, the sound a popper makes, and much more. Produced by Jason Reif Main…
 
Rob drives to Lake Erie in Pennsylvania in search of steelhead. This is his first time fishing for Pennsylvania steelhead. Rob's plan was to enjoy solitude on the roads and streams while everyone else was busy with Christmas. The two famous tributaries are Elk Creek and Walnut Creek. You will hear some differences between streams during a low water…
 
Rob met up with Matt at the Georgetown Inn in Washington, D.C. to record this episode. Matt is the owner of Gray Drake Lodge where he authors books and articles and guides for migratory and non-migratory fish species year-round. In this episode you will hear about the first rod over the shoulder pose, geologic time with regards to evolution of salm…
 
Rob bumped into Pete Kutzer at the bar in Tailwater's Lodge in Altmar, New York last month. They scheduled a time to sit down in a quiet corner of the hotel to discuss Peter's life in travel, fishing, and being tall. Pete is THE Orvis casting instructor and a not often enough regular on the Orvis Fly Fishing Podcast. He was in town for a two-handed…
 
For many years, specimens from Paul Gray’s collection of early computers have been a familiar sight in CGU's Academic Computing Building. Kiera Peacock decided to take her passion for museum work and apply it to refreshing the exhibit—and giving greater attention to the work of a man who touched so many lives on campus and off.…
 
Join Rob, Thomas, and Producer Jason as they swing flies for steelhead on New York's Salmon River. A massive cold front descends upon the east coast during the first full day of fishing. You will learn about different techniques used for targeting Great Lakes steelhead, how fly varieties and colors may or may not matter, the effects of changing wea…
 
Recorded live At The Trestle Pool Lodge on November 11, 2019. This is your chance to get to know Thomas and Jason who is the producer of this and other podcasts. We had an amazing day of brown trout and steelhead fishing in the snow. Now it is time to restock the fly boxes at the round table over some whiskey and beers. We discuss all things from f…
 
The year was 2010 and Rob and his wife went to Martha's Vineyard for a concert. While there Rob tried to catch a fish. Any kind of fish. He failed. Rob called up Abbie Schuster to gain more information on the Vineyard in order to prepare himself and podcast listeners for their next trip to the island. You'll learn about Abbie's galavanting lifestyl…
 
This is part two of the Stronghold podcast featuring Guido Rahr. Guido is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Wild Salmon Center. He is the subject of the book Stronghold by his cousin Tucker Malarkey. Rob and Guido discuss all things salmon and steelhead, conservation, reptiles, and so much more. Under Mr. Rahr’s leadership, Wild Salm…
 
Tucker Malarkey is the author of the critically acclaimed and national bestselling novels An Obvious Enchantment and Resurrection. With a career that began at the Washington Post, her love of human culture and wilderness have since taken her all over the world. She now lives with her son in Berkeley, California. Tucker grew up fly fishing, studied …
 
Episode 247 catches up with Heather Hodson, Jen Ripple and a minivan full of friends and family as they drive across Florida and Louisiana. The ladies are in search of Redfish and will be sharing the down low on fly fishing to pretty much anyone they encounter, even Florida Man. Be sure to follow along on social media. Produced by Jason Reif Sponso…
 
This episode follows Rob's quest for lake run coho salmon on New York's Salmon River (SRNY). Rob breaks down the differences from salmon season to steelhead season, observations on crowds, techniques seen on the river, and where he found fish. Sometimes the first cast is the best one. Its like going to the same sports venue but watching a different…
 
This episode is all about how fish see. Rob has covered other aspects of fish sensory organs and this one focuses (no pun intended) on the eyes. Anglers have debated what color fly or lure to use since fishing began. Modern science allows us to get a better perspective of how fish see based on what they eat, where they feed, how they communicate, a…
 
Tell Decision Makers: Expanding clear-cut logging of old-growth timber by eliminating the Roadless Rule would harm the people & economy of Southeast Alaska. Rob interviews Kayla Roys of Trout Unlimited Alaska about the current administration's attempt to allow logging in the Tongass. Kayla hunts, fishes, forages, explores, and lives within the Tong…
 
Mac Hodell is the first person to introduce fly fishing and fly tying to Rob. In this episode Mac discusses his fly fishing filled childhood while growing up in Reston, Virginia through his current home in Colorado. Mac is a problem solver and he utilizes this skill to analyze his surroundings while trout fishing to improve his catch rate. He talks…
 
You might call them a hopper-dropper, clink and dink, western rig, dry-dropper, or two-fly rig. Rob explains the three types of multi-fly rigs he utilizes and how and when to benefit from this method of rigging. He covers materials used, frustrations from tossing more than one fly, patterns used, and more. Rob has a few anecdotes from personal and …
 
Kesley Gallagher has a passion for chasing fish from Los Angeles to Florida. She holds several International Game Fish Association (IGFA) world records. In this episode we discuss fly fishing the West Coast, Third Coast, and East Coast. You'll learn her preferred gear for each location, what to bring on a fishing trip, turkey sandwich mojo, and why…
 
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