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The Fly Fishing Consultant Podcast is about fly fishing education and lifestyle. Hosted by Rob Snowhite, a renowned urban fly fishing guide and fly tyer in Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. This podcast is a laid back, non-technical approach to fly fishing for the novice and expert angler. Rob’s sense of humor and background in biology combined with his encyclopedic knowledge of nature and fishing makes this show unique. And yes, Snowhite is Rob's real last name.
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Rob met Vic on a tributary of New York's Salmon River in March of 2024. Vic is a retired lawyer. He lives with his wife in her home town not far from some amazing New York angling opportunities. While Vic strung up his rod he and Rob struck up a conversation and Rob instantly knew this was going to be a future podcast. Part one of the episode is Vi…
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Curtis Knight has worked for CalTrout since 2000, he is currently their Executive Director. He has been working on removal of obsolete dams along the Klamath River which will open up fish passage to over 400 miles of potential spawning and rearing habitat. In this episode you will learn about the Klamath dams and their history and why the dams need…
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Rob recorded his June 6, 2024 talk at his local Trout Unlimited chapter. The subject was urban fishing in Northern Virginia. Locations were chosen based on their unconventional locations. Three locations are next to sewage treat meant plants. One spot is an urban waterfront along the Potomac, another is a tidal creek you wouldn't notice without Goo…
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Author and electrical engineer Tim Schulz joins Rob for this informative episode. Our first podcast interview about Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Tim live's in the snowiest part of Michigan, on a peninsula, surrounded by fish. The first half of the episode is Tim's stories of fishing his unique home waters which include numerous species including lak…
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Rob takes a deep dive into the life history of the cutthroat trout. This episode contains everything you need to know about cutthroats except how to catch them. You do not need to be an angler to enjoy this episode. Rob starts off with introducing new terminoogy and then dives deep into the confusing taxonomy of these fish. The podcast continues wi…
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Rob and Caitlin venture to the Salmon River of New York for a few days of rest, relaxation, and drop back steelhead. This is their travelogue. They stop in Binghampton on the way up for Caitlin to record a few songs at Business District Recording. There are other non-fishing adventures in this trip. They enjoy some legendary food, epic winds, and m…
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Allen Rupp is Rob's new favorite fly tyer. Allen’s Fly On The Water specializes in custom hand tied flies. coldwater, warmwater or saltwater. He ties the flies fish want. Allen is the most meticulous fly tying guest on this podcast. His standards for hooks, scissors, vises, and feathers will change how you tie flies. Rob is a bit dismayed that Alle…
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Rob speaks with Ralph Valle from The Maryland Fly Fishing Show. The Maryland Fly Fishing and Collectible Tackle Show is one of the East coast's premier shows. It will be held Saturday, March 23, 2024. This event unites fishing aficionados from the mid-Atlantic region with top tier fly-fishing vendors for a day filled with gear exploration, sales, e…
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Rob first came across the work of Dr. Jacob Katz in the book Upstream by Langdon Cook. The chapter was titled “Make Way for the Floodplain Fatties”. Cook detailed research by CalTrout that showed salmon grew larger when feeding in flooded rice fields along the Sacramento Delta. Jacob Katz holds a PH.D. in ecology at the UC Davis Center for Watershe…
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Julie Mattson was born and raised in Montana. At the age of ten, Julie met Joan Wulff, and her life in fly fishing began. Julie has guided in Montana and Alaska. She currently lives and guides near Beavers Bend State Park and Broken Bow, Oklahoma, on the beautiful Lower Mountain Fork River. We’ll hear stories from Julie’s life as a guide, competiti…
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Tom Rosenbauer joins Rob to discuss fly fishing for bonefish. Tom has worked for Orvis for several decades. Be sure to click the link on his name for his biography. Rob jumps right into bonefish talk and skips over Tom's background. Tom has numerous contributions to the world of fly fishing. Rob forgot to ask him about introducing bead head flies t…
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Live from the 23rd Annual Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival. The Virginia Fly Fishing Festival is the largest event of its kind in the country and attracts fly anglers from across the United States and the Mid-Atlantic in particular. Nowhere else can anglers learn about the quiet sport in such a beginner-friendly environment. Their unique event …
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Is that fish tungsten worthy? Are you willing to lose ten dollars worth of beads to catch that trout? Which bead to use for spring creeks? Which bead do you need for plunge pools? Rob breaks down the different reasons to weight your flies and the methods used. This episode covers cones and beads to putty and dumbells. You will learn what they are m…
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The end of 2023 is a few weeks away and Rob has some suggestions on gear and items for gifts for yourself or others. A listener sends in a net endorsement. Rob breaks his list down into 'small items', those under $100 and 'big items' that cost a bit more. Please contact Rob for any questions on the brands or items. Use code 'snowhite' at Turtlebox.…
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Part three of this year's steelhead trip. Rob recounts the events of his excursion north to the Salmon River of New York. He discusses the tactics used, the decisions made, the large and small flies tied, and the ups and downs of the trip. Rob further discusses the oddities of the Salmon River fishery and the the reason people drive there for steel…
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Part two of this year's steelhead trip. The annual fall migration to New York's Salmon River. Rob meets Producer Jason in Pulaski, New York for a weekend of steelhead fishing. Rob discusses his fly choices and what has been working, the types of water the fish are hiding in, and serious case of the meatloaf sweats. Rob and Jason host some friends f…
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Part one of this year's steelhead trip. The annual fall migration to New York's Salmon River. Rob meets Producer Jason in Pulaski, New York for a weekend of steelhead fishing. This is Jason's first time back to the river since the pandemic. Listen as Rob recounts the weekend's events from the packing and preparing for the trip to stream updates and…
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Rob invited John Fall to discuss the Legends of The Fly tournament on this latest episode of The Fly Fishing Consultant Podcast. Rob and John discuss the history of the tournament, attendees, legends, beneficiaries, and the itinerary for the tournament. You’ll get a chance to bid on a bottle of ‘Pappy 23. Now that I have your attention, Legends of …
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Rob invited Mike Heck on the show to discuss all things spring creek trout. Rob first met Mike in 1999 during a Saturday morning talk at Orvis Tysons. You have heard Mike on a variety of podcast episodes throughout the years from special events. This is his fully dedicated episode. Mike is a busy dude in South Central Pennsylvania. He is a full tim…
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The DC Metro area has been in a drought for months. The Potomac River has been at the lowest levels in years. The gauge at Little Falls recently reported a low of 2.4'. Rob decided to take advantage of the low water to explore a low dam that is normally submerged. He and his friend Dan followed the shoreline right up to the dam. The water was extre…
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Rob met a disciple of Wooly Bugged on the Salmon River of New York in 2022. He did some research online and invited the founder of Woolly Bugged onto the podcast to learn more. Michael Evanko has been documenting his life in fly fishing for the past decade on blogs, YouTube, and social media. In this episode Michael and Rob discuss the learning cur…
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In this episode Rob tells stories about the various boat’s he has owned over the years and the evolution of personal watercraft for fly fishing. This is Rob’s life with boats from what he has owned, been given, found, bought, upgraded, and destroyed. The podcast is interrupted by a caller and they discuss the tough fishing conditions from this summ…
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Rob returns to a very private quarry somewhere outside Washington D.C in search of stillwater smallmouth. The deep, cold water is full of fish, submerged trees, and abandoned mining equipment. Listen as Rob packs gear that he didn’t have the last time he visited this unique body of water. He tries a variety of flies and talks about hooking into som…
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RJ Hosking is the chief executive officer of RareWaters. He is an industry leader that has worked formerly within the outdoor and experiential industries with Patagonia, Zamp Solar, Dometic Outdoor, and Airbnb. Rob catches up with RJ near the shore in Ventura, California. RJ starts off the conversation with his life and career in the outdoors and t…
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Rob discusses common mistakes made by novices at the vise - specifically those at a fly tying classes. Some of the most common mistakes are not holding the bobbin correctly, purchasing the wrong materials, and tying feathers in backwards. You will learn something new whether you are a life long fly tyer or someone thinking about taking up the hobby…
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Rob interviews Josh Caldwell, the director of Mending The Line from Blue Fox Entertainment. The movie is a story about finding something to make living worthwhile. A wounded veteran returns to the States carrying the demons of war. In Montana, he meets a surly, headstrong fly-fisherman more than twice his age, and Lucy, a talented photographer turn…
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This episode is about fixing rivers as fast as we can in the face of climate change. Rob invited author and angler Steve Hawley to discuss his latest book - Cracked: The Future of Dams in a Hot, Chaotic World. This is another beautiful production from Patagonia Books. Steve Hawley is an environmental journalist who writes about rivers, dams, and th…
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Rob had no idea what it took to maintain a boat and trailer when he purchased his first drift boat. He's learned a lot. Rob breaks down the ins and outs of maintaining a boat trailer. His first drift boat and trailer were destroyed by a drunk driver. His new trailer has had some wild adventures too. These are the tools and gear Rob carries with him…
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Phil Rowley is known as one of the two stillwater guys from Canada. That means he’s an expert at fly fishing for trout in lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. Rob and Phil are not going to talk about stillwater fishing. Every podcast Phil goes on talks about Stillwater fishing. These guys will talk about something else. Phil will tell us how he offers tip…
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The 8th Annual Project Healing Waters Fly Tying Marathon was held at The National Museum of the Marine Corps Museum in Triangle, Va. Rob interviews museum employees and attendees. Fly tiers from Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders, District Angling, Northern Virginia Chapter Trout Unlimited, and the National Capital Chapter of Trout Unlimited were in attenda…
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Rob starts off discussing the possible effects of allowing your pets to enter streams after being treated with flea and tick medicines. Please refer to Dave Goulson for more information. Brian DeLoach called up Rob to do some fishing while he and his wife visited the Washington DC metropolitan area during their spring break. Rob met Brian at Four M…
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“WE HAVE MORE FUN THAN ANYONE” is the credo the Sistesrs On The Fly (SOTF). A group of women that socialize, mobilize and recreate together. Maurrie Sussman is Sister Number 1, founder, and president of this amazing organization. Maurrie tells us stories about her childhood which led her to Montana – her people and her home. We learn about formatio…
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Big Hunting Creek is a favorite day trip destination for Washingtonians seeking cold water full of trout. Anglers visiting this stream have included several presidents. The stream’s proximity to Camp David has kept presidents and their guests entertained for decades. President Biden flies over Rob as he heads toward the Eagles playoff game. You can…
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Rob recently woke up before sunrise with hopes of catching trout. He drove to the Hagerstown Valley which sits atop miles of underground limestone caverns a little over an hour from Washington DC. The unique physical geography of the area supports Maryland’s largest spring creek. Rob has heard and read stories about the big brown trout lurking in t…
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You may know this week's guest from the news. Dr. Peter Brookes is a fascinating Washingtonian. Pete shared some incredible stories with Rob while fishing for snakehead in July 2022. Rob has been trying to get Pete on the podcast for months to tell some of his declassified stories. Pete may have been too busy to hunt and fish during his early caree…
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Rabbi Eric Eisenkramer is the Rabbi of Temple B'nai Shalom in East Brunswick, New Jersey. He is the author of the blog The Fly Fishing Rabbi. Rabbi Eric is co-author, along with Rev. Michael Attas, MD, of Fly-Fishing: The Sacred Art, published by SkyLight Paths, which explores the spiritual side of casting a fly. Rabbi Eric and his wife Marcela Bet…
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Rob recounts some of his fishing trips from 2022. Listen as he walks shorelines and tow paths stalking fish. These are recordings from his own fishing adventures. Unfortunately several recordings didn't make it due to technical difficulties-no more recording when the phone is paired to the car's bluetooth. Rob walked six miles on the C&O Canal look…
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Part two of Rob's adventures to the Salmon River. Rob lands a steelhead before lunch, misses the full beaver moon eclipse, Collin nets some fish and Rob hooks into one of the baddest steelhead he's ever encountered. These are Rob's stories from his recent trip to the Salmon River of New York. Rob talks about packing for this trip on his Youtube cha…
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These are Rob's stories from his recent trip to the Salmon River of New York. The plan was to fish alone for a few days during a weekend of unseasonably warm weather. Part 1 covers the first day of fishing. Rob met up with friends from Project Healing Waters, Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders, and his steelhead cousin Dirty Bill. He had encounters with sal…
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Cavan Williams is a California native that likes to be outdoors. He lives with his family in Montana. Cavan is a content manager for the immensity popular fishing app Fishbrain. We learn about his life on the water fishing dry flies to rising trout and off the water working in a cold office. He takes beautiful photographs. Cavan doesn’t want you to…
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Rob recently called Marcus Kruk to discuss his company advertising on Waypoint TV Podcasts. Marcus’s story about his product was fascinating. They began to discuss gulf shore fishing. Rob decided to extend the conversation into a whole podcast. Marcus lives the coastal life along the Gulf of Mexico and discusses inshore and offshore fishing around …
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Rob's first foray into the unique fishery of the Sierra Mountains. This is the first in-depth discussion on this unique are of Calfornia. Guy Jeans owns and guides out of the Kern River Fly Shop. He is a Certified Casting Instructor with Fly Fishers International. Guy guides, lectures, and teaches about fresh and saltwater fly fishing over the Sout…
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Bill Asdal is an award-winning remodeler and author. He donates a lot of his time with the USNA NJ Parents Club. Bill is organizing a fly fishing tournament next weekend in the mountains of New Jersey. Shannon’s Private Water will be hosting the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy in support of this year’s Army-Navy Fly Fishing Tournam…
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Rob met Shane Gullisken on the Salmon River of New York in 2013. They randomly bumped into each other on the Salmon River around Christmas 2021. After a few minutes of catching up Shane stated he worked out west and was paid to snorkele with salmon and steelhead. Shane is a graduate of SUNY Cobleskill. This episode is about Shane's life out west. H…
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Rob recounts a recent day trip to a limestone quarry full of smallmouth bass. The location of the quarry will remain a secret. Don't bother asking. Rob considers this one of his greatest days of fly fishing while crossing off still water smallies from his bucket list. In this episode you will hear about the pristine and brilliant blue water with ca…
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Rob wanted to find out what happens when a globetrotting fly angler is grounded during a pandemic. Jeff Currier’s answer was to go on a road trip- he is the guy that has caught more species of fish on a fly rod than anyone. The first road trip led to Jeff and his wife to move into a mobile home and a tour the country. This is Jeff’s turn to tell so…
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Rob breaks down the history of fiberglass from its natural form in nature to the formation of glass wool a century ago. Fiberglass is extremely strong, lightweight, and flexible. These properties make it an ideal material for the construction of fishing rods. Rob details his first outings with his new fiberglass rod. Support This Podcast Learn more…
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This is part two of the Native Fish Coalition podcast with Bob mallard and James Suleski. Their role is to protect, preserve, and restore native fish populations through stewardship of the fish and their habitats. This episode covers brown trout culture vs brook trout culture and the stocking of browns over brook trout and other native species with…
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You already know James Suleski. Now its time to meet Bob Mallard, Bob is a founding member of Native Fish Coalition (NFC). Their role is to protect, preserve, and restore native fish populations through stewardship of the fish ant their habitats. Bob served as NFC’s National Vice Chair from its inception until April 2020 when he stepped down to ass…
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“Headwaters traces the evolution of a lifelong angler’s priorities from fishing to the survival of the fish themselves. It is a book of remarkable obsession, environmental awareness shaped by experience, and hope for the future.” Lifelong angler and author Dylan Tomine joins Rob to discuss his life on the water. Dylan traces his life stories throug…
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