Life on the Water

The Troutbitten Podcast Crew (winter, 2021) Austin, Trevor, Josh, Dom and Bill. (Missing is Matt Grobe)

In the fall of 2021, I started the Troutbitten Podcast. And what I’d thought of for years as a back burner project quickly became my primary focus.

Immediately after launch, the Troutbitten Podcast hit the top of the Wilderness Podcast Charts and became the number one independent fishing podcast in the states. It has held there ever since.

The podcast succeeds because of my friends, my co-hosts — my best fishing buddies. They are Austin Dando, Trevor Smith, Josh Darling, Bill Dell and Matt Grobe.

By breaking away from the industry-standard podcast formula of guest interviews, the Troutbitten Podcast is something different. These guys, their ideas, their collective experience and comradery are all that any episode needs.

Troutbitten Podcast seasons follow two distinctly different formats, alternating every other season.

The odd-numbered seasons are longer, free-form discussions on any fly fishing topic, ranging from tactical to ethical. While the even numbered seasons feature a Skills Series that narrowly focuses on one set of fly fishing skills.

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I’ve listened to nearly all of these podcasts. As a lifelong angler and avid follower of Domenick’s prolific writings on his Troutbitten website, the podcast is a great companion to and from the river. For anyone who wants to go to the next level in fly fishing – start at the beginning and listen to all of the podcasts. You will have a master class in being a versatile all-season trout angler. Then follow up with companion articles on the website. Troutbitten is just a fantastic resource.

A Priceless Resource


This podcast is full of excellent content that is presented by entertaining host. These guys cover a wide variety of topics in great detail while also adding a touch of humor. They don’t derail the show with corny humor or over romanticization. If you are looking for a podcast to learn practical, actionable information this is it.

Best Fly Fishing Podcast

CTL44, 08/17/2022

Great podcast for any style of fly fishing. Many great tips and tricks to make your time on the water more productive. Pretty funny crew to listen to as well

Changing How I Fish

Everhix, 05/08/2022

I found this podcast through the troutbitten website where I poured over the articles daily. This podcast has changed the way I handle my gear, approach the water, think about trout and insects, and even how I land a fish. This is good stuff, whether you are new to fly fishing or been at it a few years like me. There is always more to learn and here is where to learn it. Thanks for creating this!


RT190, 06/21/2022

Troutbitten is a great resource of information and reading, I just found and listened to a few podcast I’m so happy I found ya. Domenick has a phenomenal resource for people pursuing flyfishing beginner or the advanced he and his team continue to impress.

Having this podcast is like being in a conversation with friends I haven’t met. So thankful to Troutbitten. Keep up the great resource.


The Troutbitten Podcast is easily found in any podcast player. Just search with your app, and you’ll find it.

Also, find a full list of the podcast archives, download them or listen directly HERE.

Finally, every Troutbitten Podcast episode is listed here below.

Thanks for listening.

PODCAST: Bad Habits That Hurt — S9, Ep9

PODCAST: Bad Habits That Hurt — S9, Ep9

We’re here to talk about bad habits — things that aren’t personal style but just bad form. These are bad habits that come with a consequence. These are, quite simply, mistakes. And in every case, there’s a much better way to do things.

PODCAST: Fishing With a Camera — S9, Ep8

PODCAST: Fishing With a Camera — S9, Ep8

This one is about taking photos and videos on the water, about camera gear, about keeping that gear safe but available, and even a few tips on taking a good fish selfie.

In this episode, we share some history with these places and discuss what connects us to these moving waters.

PODCAST: Our Favorite Rivers — S9, Ep7

PODCAST: Our Favorite Rivers — S9, Ep7

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.

PODCAST: The Stuff You Don’t Need — S9, Ep4

PODCAST: The Stuff You Don’t Need — S9, Ep4

The truth is, too much stuff gets in the way. Simplifying our approach, our fly selection and gear selection, usually wins. It can also make for a happier fisherman who feels like they know their tools and have confidence in their techniques . . .

PODCAST: Trout Fishing and the Spawn — S9, Ep2

PODCAST: Trout Fishing and the Spawn — S9, Ep2

We tackle the ethics of fishing during the spawn, whether it’s right or wrong to fish for trout that are actively in the process of making the next generation of trout.

Moreover, where do these ideas of what’s ethical or not come from, and why are the expectations confusing for a lot of anglers?

PODCAST: How Has Fly Fishing Changed? — S9, Ep1

PODCAST: How Has Fly Fishing Changed? — S9, Ep1

Everything changes. That’s the only constant. And in the fly fishing world, the tactics, the gear and how we share all of this information changes, even though what the trout eat and how they eat it pretty much stays the same.

That time frame, that snapshot, from where you entered the fly fishing world, shapes what you do on the water. And it’s amazing what just twenty calendar years does to that snapshot. Because a lot of your understanding about what is common, accepted or frowned upon is shaped right away, as you start researching and learning about this fishing thing that eventually becomes a big part of your life.

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