The Troutbitten Podcast, Season Two, is available everywhere that you listen to your podcasts.
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With season two of the Troutbitten podcast, I’m introducing a new format. It’s a mini-series of connected episodes that build out a set of specific tactics. This is what I call a Troutbitten Skills series, and it’s something we’ll do again in future seasons too. The topic for this first skills series is the Nine Essential Skills for Tight Line and Euro Nymphing, and I’m joined by my friend, Austin Dando.
(Season three will return to my full panel of friends, with longer form discussion about all things fly fishing.)
These episodes are short, deeply tactical and packed with the how-to of just one technique — a tightly focused look at one topic. Each episode is intertwined or woven together with the others that surround it. By the end of this skills series, you’ll have a detailed picture of the tactics — and hopefully a thorough understanding of what’s possible on the water.
Think of a Troutbitten Skills series as a course in one topic or one aspect of fly fishing, with different sections that eventually build a full set of knowledge.
Nine for Nine
If you’re a Troutbitten regular, then you know that I recently published the last chapter in the nine skills essential for tight line and euro nymphing. Now, we’re taking each of these skills and building a podcast around them. It’s a chance flesh thing out a little more and reach anglers on a different level, with a different format, to enhance the sharing and learning. The article series and the podcast series go hand in hand.
Tight line and euro nymphing is very popular right now. Because it’s an efficient system, and it’s fun. But tight line and euro nymphing is misunderstood too. The many different rigs and methods of casting or delivery are what make all of this so interesting, but it’s what leads to confusion and mistaken concepts about what this is and how to get it done.
Also, there’s already an abundance of beginner level material out there. Anglers are ready for more. You want the details. I believe these episodes are for everyone, but they’ll probably connect most with the intermediate and advanced angler.
These nine skills are critical — they are the foundation for everything else that we do with a Mono Rig — all the indy styles, dry dropper, streamer fishing, etc.
Lastly, understanding these skills in depth is what allows the advanced angler to make decisions to adapt their own rig and discover their own variations on the tactics.
Episode One of this skills series is about angle and approach.
We Cover the Following
- The tight line advantage
- Limiting the range
- Upstream two and over one
- Flies track to the rod tip
- One lane — one seam
- Forty-five to forty-five
- When to end the drift
- The trouble with casting across
- Wading discipline
- Water type
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Find the Troutbitten podcast on any of these services:
READ: Troutbitten | The Nine Essential Skills for Tight Line and Euro Nymphing
READ: Troutbitten | Category | The Mono Rig
READ: Troutbitten | Angle and Approach
READ: Troutbitten | One Great Nymphing Trick
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Episode two of season two is coming soon. Thanks again for your support, everyone.
Fish hard, friends.
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