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PODCAST: Night Fishing for Trout — Nymphs, Wets and Pushers — S8, Ep6

We’re finishing this series with nymphs, wets and the Harvey Pusher Night flies. We discuss rigging and tactics for each of these fly types, where to fish them and how our presentations might differ at night from what we do in the daylight . . .

PODCAST: Night Fishing for Trout — Topwater, Emergers and Streamers — S8, Ep5

This is the episode you’ve all been waiting for. Tonight, we talk about fishing the top water. And yes, that means mouse patterns — sometimes. We also dig into a fly style that we feel is often more effective, the mouse emerger concept at night. And we talk about fishing streamers after dark . . .

PODCAST: Night Fishing for Trout — Planning and Adapting Locations and Tactics — S8, Ep4

Where are the trout, and how are they feeding?

Building flexibility into our plans helps solve these questions. It’s our willingness to adapt, to walk around the bend, to work upstream instead of down or to clip off the top water pattern and rig up for wet flies — that’s what helps answer questions and put trout in the net.

PODCAST: Night Fishing for Trout — Swinging and Drifting — S8, Ep3

There’s a lot of variety within these two categories. There are many ways to do both. And every fly type may seem to have its best or most effective presentation, drifting or swinging, but when that’s not working, the first and easiest thing to do, before changing the fly type, is to simply change the direction the flies are fished, from swinging to drifting or vice versa . . .

Podcast Ep 15:  Memories and Fishing Plans

Podcast Ep 15: Memories and Fishing Plans

Episode 15 is for story telling. And I’m joined by my friends, Bill, Josh, Austin and Trevor to share memories and make a few plans. This is the final episode for season one of the Troutbitten Podcast. And at the tail end of this busy year, it’s a great time for reflections and resolutions.

My friends and I share a few lighthearted stories about the dumbest things we’ve ever done on the river. We also share who and what we miss most from years past. And lastly, we talk about what we want to change most about our fishing lives . . .

Podcast Ep 14:  Winter Fly Fishing Tips and Tactics

Podcast Ep 14: Winter Fly Fishing Tips and Tactics

Because the trout have different habits in the winter, we refine our approach to meet them on their own terms. Is that . . . low and slow? Sure, sometimes. Nymphing is often seen as the go-to approach, but for the winter trout angler who’s attentive, the opportunities for some great streamer action are there too. Even dry flies can be an option if you keep your eyes open.

Why do so few anglers fish in the winter? Well, honestly, because it’s a challenge that many fishermen are not ready for. What does it take to catch trout in the winter? That’s what we discuss in this podcast . . .

Podcast Ep 13: Big Trout From Pennsylvania to Montana — With Guest, Matt Grobe

Podcast Ep 13: Big Trout From Pennsylvania to Montana — With Guest, Matt Grobe

In this episode, I get together with my long time friend, Matt Grobe, for a candid, entertaining, fun and technical discussion about wild trout, big trout, and the differences between the fishing cultures and opportunities available in two of the meccas for trout fishing in the states — Pennsylvania and Montana.

Matt has lived and fished hard in both states, and he’s been fortunate enough to live a life on the water, not just chasing wild trout, but chasing the big ones. He’s always had a knack for turning over the next top tier fish. And in our conversation, Matt offers some great tips for targeting big trout and consistently putting them in the net.

Podcast Ep 12: Nymphing Tight Line to the Indicator Style — Contact Nymphing Principles with an Indy

Podcast Ep 12: Nymphing Tight Line to the Indicator Style — Contact Nymphing Principles with an Indy

When it’s the best tool for the job, then putting an indy on a tight line rig is a deadly variation to a contact nymphing system. I build my leader to be ready for it. The rod I carry is designed for it. Because tight line to the indicator is a problem solving approach that gets the job done when pure tight lining simply cannot . . .

Podcast Ep 11: Dealing With Weather and Fighting the Elements

Podcast Ep 11: Dealing With Weather and Fighting the Elements

Pushing through the tough times — dealing with bad weather and difficult conditions — puts you one step ahead of most anglers. The rivers and the parking lots are empty when the wind is howling, the snow is blowing or it’s pouring rain. Sure, we’d all like to fish the sweetheart days. But the more you learn to fight the elements and win — to have success on the water — the more you long for those tough conditions.

In this episode, my friends and I talk about fighting the elements. How can we effectively fish through rain, wind, cold weather, ice, snow, hard sun and everything else that nature throws at us?

Troutbitten Featured in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Troutbitten Featured in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

My friend, Steve, texted me yesterday to ask if I knew that my name was in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette sports section. Since my mediocre Little League baseball career ended at twelve years old, I’d figured that my chances at making the sports section of any paper were shot. But to my surprise, there it was, both online and printed in the Sunday paper.

And I have to admit that it makes me smile. I grew up reading the PPG, and I still do. As a home grown western Pennsylvania boy, I follow my Steelers, Penguins and Pirates with devotion.

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Presenting the Mono Rig at Seneca Trout Unlimited

Presenting the Mono Rig at Seneca Trout Unlimited

On Tuesday, June 13 at 6:30 pm I’m presenting “The Mono Rig: Your flies, your fly rod, no fly line” for Seneca Trout Unlimited of Pennsylvania. Tuesday, June 13 @6:30 pm St. Joseph's Episcopal Church 116 E Arnold Ave, Port Allegany, Pennsylvania 16743 This is the...

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