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Fly Fishing Consultant Podcast started off as a classroom based educational show about fly fishing. Each episode will cover a different aspect of fly fishing from entomology, hydrology, ichthyology, rods, reels, gear, fly tying, cold weather layering, fishing around Washington D.C. and more. The podcast quality gets better as Producer Jason of Freestone Media joins the team. Please visit Rob's website www.robsnowhite.com for more information and to book your guided trip.
 
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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 communicat ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 t ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Zane Lamprey is a world traveler, comedian, entertainer, and occasional fly angler. Rob invited Zane on the podcast to discuss his TV shows, traveling stories, hangover cures, some fly fishing, and a crazy camping story. Produced by Freestone Productions Zane's Podcast | ZanesWorldBy Rob Snowhite.
 
Rob met Glen Blackwood at the 2019 Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival and quickly learned he is a wealth of information. This episode is dedicated to Glen's love of fishing and hunting in Michigan, fly fishing history, books, antique gear, and much more. This is an episode for all of the trout anglers. Produced by Freestone Productions Grea ...…
 
The Cortland Line Company aka "Cortland" is a small business with a big name. Cortland has been located in Cortland, NY since 1915. Brooks Robinson from Cortland's Public Relations joins us this week to discuss all things fly lines, use and abuse of lines by product testers, new products, and a story about MacGyvering a stringer while fishing t ...…
 
This episode is dedicated to structure. The physical objects in and around water that attract fish. Rob breaks down his favorite types of structure and the dynamics on how to present a fly to fish that should be there. Additionally, Rob discusses the dangers of fishing too close to structure when contemplating if the juice is worth the squeeze. ...…
 
Rob interviews chef Tom Colicchio. Tom Colicchio is the chef and owner of Crafted Hospitality, judge on Bravo's 'Top Chef', and an avid fly angler. In this episode Tom and Rob discuss Tom's culinary career, oceanic seafood sustainability, places to eat and fish, life as a culinary competition show judge, and off shore fly fishing. We learn Tom' ...…
 
Rob breaks down what he likes and doesn't like with regards to fly tying materials. Listen as he describes his favorite materials by color and texture, where to purchase them, and the specific flies he ties with each material. This episode is brought to you by Traeger Grills. Produced by Jason Reif of Freestone Productions.…
 
Joe Jackson is a United States Army Veteran. Joe discovered fly fishing and fly tying through Project Healing Waters after a near tragic event. Sgt. Bass Fisher has become a master of fly tying utilizing deer hair to carve everything from hummingbirds to a Razorback hog. In this episode Rob and Joe discuss family life, fly tying, fly tying mate ...…
 
Kiki Galvin has been named as one of six women who are revolutionizing the world of fly fishing by Blue Ridge Outdoors. Kiki is a fly fishing guide, volunteer, mentor, and friend to many anglers. Her free time is spent volunteering for numerous fly fishing organizations. She has been a board member of Project Healing Waters and is the Vice Pres ...…
 
Dan Davala dropped in to the FFC Headquarters for a little Pappy Van Winkle tasting and podcasting by the fire pit. Dan Davala is an Orvis Fly Fishing Travel Specialist. He is the former the Fishing Manager at Orvis Arlington, Virginia and is the founder of the Tidal Potomac Fly Roddders. Dan and his family now reside in Vermont. In this episod ...…
 
Rob explores London on foot in search of historical scientific specimens, sandwiches and curries, and a few pints in historic pubs. Additionally, Rob attended the London Fly Fishing Fair. You will learn about small flies for clear salmon water, European fly tying techniques, and Slovenian hospitality. Produced by Freestone Productions Please su ...…
 
Rob continues his journey through the Cotswolds with fly fishing guide Andy Grey and his dog Stanley for a tour of stillwater fly fishing opportunities outside Oxford in England. Andy offers fly fishing lessons and guided trips for trout, grayling, pike, and carp in the Cotswold and southern regions of the United Kingdom. Rob encounters blue ra ...…
 
Rob meets up with fly fishing guide Andy Grey and his dog Stanley for a tour of trout and grayling opportunities outside Oxford in England. Andy offers fly fishing lessons and guided trips for trout, grayling, pike, and carp in the Cotswold and southern regions of the United Kingdom. Part 1 is a tour of a reservoir and streams with background o ...…
 
Tim Rosenau is currently playing lead guitar, trumpet, and singing background vocals for Grammy Award Winning artist, TOBYMAC. He dropped by the home studio before his gig down the street to discuss faith, family, and fly fishing. As a touring musician Tim gets to see a lot of different cities and as a passionate angler he tries to catch fish i ...…
 
Ellis King joins us from Gallipolis, Ohio to discuss the most amazing thirty seconds of your life. Ellis and his crew run River Tactical Flies, tying, designing and selling some of the most effective patterns for midwestern warm and cold water species. They have come up with a single pattern for muskie that can be tied in a variety of colors an ...…
 
Joe joins Rob live from his car after a morning of casting instruction. Joe is a fly fishing instructor in southern Florida and chases a myriad of freshwater, saltwater, and non-native species when he isn't illustrating the art of fly fishing. He has a unique approach to teaching fly fishing, has a rod series named after him, and has to deal wi ...…
 
Rob set out to answer some questions about the detrimental effects of handling fish out of water. He didn't exactly find the answers he was looking for but found all sorts of other interesting information about fish 'slime'. You won't find information like this anywhere else. This may not be interesting to all listeners but it is worth your tim ...…
 
Rob met Peter Stitcher at the Virginia Fly Fishing Show in January 2019. Rob and Peter are both bug geeks with backgrounds in biology. They decided to set up a podcast to geek out on bugs, discuss Peter's humanitarian work, his fishing show, bucket list hatches, and how and when to select bugs for a specific hatch in a specific location. Rob th ...…
 
Rob and Alice sat down at The Fly Fishing Show in Edison to record Alice's story. Alice grew up in the Midwest and was educated on the East Coast before she moved out West. Alice shares her story with ways to avoid mountain lions, how to cater trips to clients expectations, and how to get started in the industry. We also learn the differences i ...…
 
Rob sat down with Wanda Taylor at the 2019 Fly Fishing Show in Edison NJ to listen to and share her story. Wanda Taylor has been a professional guide, fly casting instructor, and author for decades. In this episode we learn about fly fishing for marlin and how to fight a big fish if you aren't a big person. Wanda tells a story about snorkeling ...…
 
Vignettes. Live from The Fly Fishing Show in Edison, NJ. Rob interviews several attendees at the show from nonprofits to entrepreneurs, fly tiers, students, and travelers. Produced by Jason ReifBy Rob Snowhite.
 
West Virginia's Joe Bragg joins Rob on this episode to break down just exactly what is a tight line nymph. When Joe isn't putting out fires he is tying flies or fishing them. They discuss all things pepperoni rolls, how to avoid friction and drag when tying flies, how to properly hold a rod, and how to fish the right flies correctly. Brought to ...…
 
Rob interviews friends old and new during the Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival. Snow is in the forecast and no one seems to know how much is going to fall. Rob took a few breaks from tying and talking fishing to walk around and ask a few questions. Please visit Rob's social media for links to his interviewees and for images of the new Hula ...…
 
Mentoring Foster Children Through Fly Fishing. Rob interviews Jess Westbrook of The Mayfly Project. This not-for profit organization builds relationships with children in foster care through fly fishing and introduces them to their local water ecosystems, with a hope that connecting them to a rewarding hobby will provide an opportunity for fost ...…
 
Rob catches up with John McKinnie of McKinnie Fly Fishing Outfitters of Montana. Rob and John fished together a few years ago during the spring Potomac shad run. John learned about fly fishing on an eastern tidal river. Now its his turn to talk about where he lives and fishes. They discuss local food, water levels, driving time to local rivers, ...…
 
Episode 216 Jonathan Kiley (Fly Skinz) recently returned from a trip to Christmas Island. Rob got called Jonathan almost as soon as he returned home. In this adrenaline filled episode we learn all about fly fishing for bonefish, trigger fish, and giant trevally. Jonathan discusses how and what he prepared for his journey which had a 50lb weight ...…
 
Rob met up with Salmon River steelhead guide Greg Liu on his recent trip to New York. Greg has guided clients for steelhead for several decades. In this episode we learn about salmon eggs at different stages, how to fish water at different levels, when to be on the move for fish vs. staying in one spot all day. Greg has years of experience unde ...…
 
Rob hosted a group of friends on the Salmon River of New York in November 2018. Listen as they search for lake run fish up and down the river. Rob discusses the methods and techniques used to catch steelhead, camaraderie, fly tying, reading water, and how to boost your spirits with a really good shore lunch. Please visit Rob's Youtube site for ...…
 
Rob interviews John Montana Carp. They discuss the development of the Hybrid Carp Fly, how to choose the best fly for your local carp, how to stealthily approach these wary fish, sight casting to sturgeon, and lots more. Produced by Freestone Media Sponsored by Speedwell LawBy Rob Snowhite.
 
Episode 212. Rob talks about the changing season after a rainy summer. The sights and smells of autumn, tactics for targeting different species, preparing for fall steelhed, and more. Produced by Freestone Media.By Rob Snowhite | Fly Fishing Consultant.
 
Sam Looper is talented fly tier using multiple techniques to create world class flies for big fish. He was in town recently and dropped in for dinner and to tie some flies. We recorded live during his tying session. In this episode you will learn some of Sam's tying tips for poppers, his favorite brand of tying scissors, and how to use an airbr ...…
 
The second in a two-part series on fly fishing Cape Cod. Rob begins to understand how the physical geography of the Cape dictates water temperatures, winds, currents, and where the fish feed. A visit to the Goose Humomck, amazing potato salad, and a bass pond in Upstate New York.By Rob Snowhite.
 
Rob's family visited Cape Cod, Massachusetts this summer for his mother in law's 7oth birthday. This is part one of a two part travelogue documenting Rob's first time fishing the Cape and in doing he discovers there is a major learning curve to finding fish. We start at Bear's Den fly shop.By Rob Snowhite.
 
Rob wanted to learn more about fly fishing up on Cape Cod where his family is vacationing this summer. Rob interviews Anthony Lombardo of Bear's Den Fly Fishing Co. In this episode we learn about the Cape's location, what to bring, seasonality of bait, local patterns and so much more. Be sure to follow Anthony on Instagram. Produced by Freeston ...…
 
The Snowhite's annual visit to Columbus, Ohio for the Independence Day week festivities. A road trip full of new fishing spots, bulgogi tacos, rain, craft beer discoveries, and a major lack of bourbon choices and new pants. Produced by Freestone MediaBy Rob Snowhite.
 
Rob interviews Capt. Chris Siess about his passion for all things fly fishing, tying, and traveling. In a single day Chris can take clients out for redfish, smallmouth bass, and brook char. Chris chooses his super power to make him a better angler and shares his recipe for a post fishing sandwich! Knot The Reel World Produced by Freestone Media…
 
Episode 205. Rob interviews Florida's Drew Chicone. We learn how to organize a fly tying room, what happens when you collide your SUP with a snook, fly tying hacks, protection from the sun and all about E6000. Please visit his site and purchase his books! Salty Fly Tying Sponsored by Filison Produced By Freestone Media…
 
Episode 204. The DC Metro area has had a LOT of rain this year. Fishing has not been easy with constant floods. In this episode Rob breaks down the science behind how fish hear and how to adjust your fishing techniques to pursue fish in muddy water.By Rob Snowhite.
 
Episode 203. Rob interviews Tony Friedrich. You may know Tony as the founder of Lefty Kreh's Tie Fest. Tony discusses the health of the east coast fishery with regards to The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. We learn about the history of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, how to pull off the perfect heist, and the problems w ...…
 
This episode features Alex Binsted of Fletcher's Cove. Alex was born and raised within walking distance of the Potomac River in Washington, DC. Much of his youth was spent fishing at Fletcher’s Boathouse. When he’s not fishing he works as a manager at Fletcher’s Boathouse. This is an episode for all types of anglers. Rob and Alex also discuss c ...…
 
Rob discusses the lackluster 2018 shad run on the Potomac River. The peak of the run didn't materialize as is should have due to several environmental factors. There were a few days of amazing fishing but not the type of fishing experienced most years. Produced by Freestone Media.By Rob Snowhite.
 
Episode 200! Rob interviews Langdon Cook, writer, instructor, angler, and lecturer on wild foods and the outdoors. Rob invited Langdon on the podcast after reading Upstream- Searching for wild salmon, from river to table. Produced by Freestone Media Brought to you by Dry Fly DistillingBy Rob Snowhite.
 
Rob interviews members of The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) about Washington D.C.'s waters and the fish that swim through them with a focus on shad. DOEE is the leading authority on energy and environmental issues affecting the District of Columbia. Using a combination of regulations, outreach, education, and incentives, their age ...…
 
The Snowhite's spent a few days in Philadelphia over spring break. Rob’s wife had a list of bucket list restaurants to try. The best sandwich Rob ate might surprise you. This is not a fishing podcast. Favorite places to eat were Goldie, El Compadre, Zahav, and P&S Ravioli. Listen as Rob talks about his vacation and the observations he made whil ...…
 
Rob gave a presentation at the Orvis store in Tysons, Virginia on March 15, 2018. This is the audio from the presentation. Everything you need to know to fly fish for shad on the Potomac River in Washington, DC. Book now for guided trips. Sponsored By Speedwell Law Produced By Freestone Media Donate to Project Healing Waters 2-Fly Tournament…
 
Rob starts off with an interview about a fly fishing property for sale in Alberta, Canada. The second part of the podcast are some suggestions for clients on how to prep for a guided trip. All talking points are from real events. Please consider donating to the Project Healing Waters 2-Fly Tournament Produced by Freestone Media…
 
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