PODCAST: Our Favorite Rivers — S9, Ep7

by | Dec 3, 2023 | 5 comments

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Some favorite rivers meander and roll through stunning scenery and enchanting tracts of wilderness. And most trout fishermen quickly realize that the pursuit of wild trout takes them into some of the most beautiful valleys on earth.

But some other favorite rivers run through towns or behind old factories. Maybe they’re paralleled by a highway or narrowly channeled by railroad tracks on either side. These places can be just as special, just as meaningful and treasured, for what they hold — for what they teach.

All of our favorite rivers have made an impact on who we are as a person — not just as an angler. Because, for so many fishermen, a home water is precisely that — a home. A place to rest. A place to seek comfort and rejuvenation. These rivers are places to share with those we love . . . or to seek an adventure alone.

Our favorite rivers are as integral to our experience as the rods, leaders, lines and tactics. They define our fishing, and they become part of our lives. In this episode, we share some history with these places and discuss what connects us to these moving waters.

Resources

READ: Troutbitten | The Secret
READ: Troutbitten | Right Here
PODCAST: Troutbitten | What to Love About Small Stream Fishing S7 Ep6
PODCAST: Troutbitten | Secrets and Spot Burning S3 Ep1
VIDEO: Troutbitten | The River Doesn’t Owe You Anything

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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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5 Comments

  1. As usual, another great podcast. I love the small streams of the WI driftless area, there is so much variety in water types, you never know what’s around the next bend. I find it far more interesting than fishing rivers with large runs and riffles that are hundreds of yards long. I try to fish a large variety of creeks to keep it interesting, to develop my skills and to have options when it is busy here. Variety is fun but its always great going back to some of my favorite creeks and sections. It is hard to beat the feeling of excitement and anticipation when you turn a corner and see a familiar favorite spillover or bucket!

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  2. Hey Dom, could you guys include some tips for taking photos at night n the next one. Mine are awful.

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  3. Hey Dom ,nice discussion:
    I’m curious, How far do you and your TB crew typically travel to hit streams?

    I live in western PA and I have been fishing the same day once week all year long come rain or shine, but have to travel 1-1/2 hours to hit one of 3 different streams I have been fishing.

    I’m not trying to figure out your favorite streams, I promise. I’m just curious how much time you guys spend on the road.

    Prost
    Tom

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    • Hi Tom,

      I don’t know if there’s an answer to that, honestly. I love traveling all over the state and further, if time and conditions allow. Of course, I think, most anglers fish what is closest the most. So I fish my home region a lot. These streams are world class anyway. But yeah, I don’t mind traveling a couple hours away.

      Cheers.
      Dom

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