Podcasts Begin — Episode 1: This Is Troutbitten

by | Sep 19, 2021 | 26 comments

For me, Troutbitten podcasts have been a back burner project for a few years now. But no longer. After months of work, the Troutbitten Podcast is available everywhere that you find and listen to your podcasts.

This first season will feature topics like, How to Handle a Trout, Stocked vs Wild Trout, Stream Etiquette and more. We’ll also dig deep into the tactics side and talk about Night Fishing for Trout, The Mono Rig, Tight Line and Euro Nymphing, Streamers, Dry Flies and a lot of the other stuff that I write about on the website.

** Note **  The Podcast Player and links to your favorite providers appear below

This Is Troutbitten

In this inaugural Troutbitten podcast, my friends Bill, Austin, Trevor and Josh join me to discuss how fly fishing for wild trout creates a life on the water.

We consider what it means to fish hard, how hope is the strongest trait of a successful angler, why everything works sometimes, and how fly fishers, all too often, are a little much.

We also talk about the tenets of Troutbitten, or the shared interests and characteristics about fly fishing that bring us together and keep us excited about trout fishing for a lifetime.

In 2014, Troutbitten.com started with fishing stories and tips. And from the beginning, the tactics articles have leaned toward the advanced angler without neglecting the beginner. Now over 700 articles deep, this Troutbitten website has become a huge resource for trout anglers on a fly rod — and always with the goal to educate and entertain.

The addition of the podcast platform offers a novel way to reach anglers where they are — in the car, at the tying desk, at the gym or cooking dinner. And I’m excited about the possibilities for this new format.

Big thanks and credit goes to Josh Darling of Wilds Media for the sound engineering on these episodes.

And thank to all of you for your interest in Troutbitten over the years. To support this podcast and help keep it funded, please find the donate button at the bottom of every article.

Additionally, please share this podcast with your friends. If you like what you hear, rate and review it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you find and listen to podcasts.

Listen with the player above, or . . .

Find the Troutbitten podcast on any of these services:

— Apple Podcasts
— Spotify
— Google Podcasts
— Amazon Music
— iHeartRadio
— Stitcher
— Pocketcast
— Podcast Addict
— Castro
— Podchaser
— Deezer
— Castbox
— Podfriend
— Player FM
— Podcast Index
— Listen Notes
— Overcast

Also, find the dedicated Troutbitten Podcast page at . . .


Then, Now, Later

Like the launch of the guide service, the Troutbitten Shop, the YouTube channel and the books to come, this podcast series is a milestone moment for the Troutbitten business. It’s also another chance to be creative and a new opportunity to work with and learn from other like minded anglers. This is a good life.

Fish hard, friends.


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Enjoy the day.
Domenick Swentosky


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Hi. I’m a father of two young boys, a husband, author, fly fishing guide and a musician. I fish for wild brown trout in the cool limestone waters of Central Pennsylvania year round. This is my home, and I love it. Friends. Family. And the river.

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  1. Best of luck to you and your team Dom… You will be successful and thanks Brian Mac

  2. yeeeessss. so looking forward to this podcast. Best of luck

    • Thanks, Matt. We’re looking forward to putting them together as well.


  3. Fantastic inaugural podcast! Looking forward to the next one!

  4. Awesome! I’ve added to my podcast subscriptions.

  5. Great first episode, looking forward to future installments, particularly some
    deeper discussion of tactics. Overall though, the sound was great, good conversational flow, was balanced, structured but not stilted.

    Keep ‘em coming.

    • Hi Dom,

      Thanks for the input. That’s kind.

      Tactics are coming. Episode 3 or 4 is on the versatility of the Mono Rig.


  6. Good luck with this effort.

  7. Good stuff Dom. Keep it coming. Love seeing Troutbitten grow over the years.

  8. Nice Dom. I’m an old man now, as much as I hate to admit it, and don’t live near really any fishable water. That doesn’t stop me from being a fisherman everyday. During the pandemic, I reacquainted myself with flytying, and live vicariously through every fly I ty in hopes that one of these days it will catch a fish. That’s eternal optimism at its best. I get out a few times a year and cherish every minute. Keep up the good work. Listening to the podcast reminds me of the many conversations my fishing buddies and I used to have. Really good stuff!

    • I appreciate that reference. Thanks for sharing, too.


  9. Great start with a hot medium! A very enjoyable listen; relaxed yet passionate; informative yet humble. Left me wanting more.

    One topic that I’d love to hear given your group’s collective experiences is your thoughts on the variables that combine to create those magical days (or nights) when the whiskeys and namers are active, aggressive, and end up in your nets. The effects of moon phase, weather, water conditions, and biomass.
    Thanks Dom.

    • Thank you, Rick.

      And, yes, that’s a good topic. I’ll add that to the growing list of discussions.

      Cheers, and thanks for the support.


  10. Congratulations on the new podcast venture Dom. I am really looking forward to your upcoming conversations! Continue to learn every time I click on TroutBitten!

    Cheers, John

  11. So good

  12. This is exciting news..! Looking forward to them..! Thanks Dom.

  13. “….and how fly fishers, all too often, are a little much.” LOL, true, but that’s true about anything that someone is passionate about. If someone is really juiced up about a topic/hobby whatever, they’re gonna come off as a weirdo to normal people unless they are really self-aware. But yes, it’s true, and funny. Me and my boys talk about how you can be a nerd on any topic, just own it.

    Congratulations on your success, Domenic, and here’s to continued momentum.

  14. Just finished your podcast, really enjoyable and informative. You just reinforced some of my beliefs. The part about taking your kids with you paralleled my experience with mine from fifty years ago. My middle daughter still talks about “her fish” that I caught when I was showing her where to cast. Keep up the good work.

  15. Good stuff, fellas! Looking forward to future episodes.

    I anticipate that key phrases, as well as descriptions of various circumstances and techniques will resonate deeply with me and other anglers in this format, especially considering the experience this group offers.

    “Make it easy for them” – Bill D.

  16. Great pod. Loved it. Sounded authentic and unrehearsed. You make it clear that what you do, you don’t do for beginners. As a beginner at fly fishing, I am not a beginner at life. I’ve felt the passion that you and your friends have for fly fishing for other things and have a glimpse of the feeling myself. Hearing you guys talk about it just makes me want to fish hard and see what happens for myself. Be well, fish hard.

    • Thanks! It’s surely unrehearsed.. We don’t have time for rehearsal. Ha. Just have a loose format for topics to cover and to from there. That’s kind of how I write as well. Keeps the creatively flexible.


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