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Wintertime Trout Fishing in Moving Water

Oct 28, 2020

Winter trout fishing tactics for moving water.

Though it can be difficult to drag ourselves out of bed in the coldest months of the year, fly fishing in the wintertime can actually be incredibly productive. Their metabolic rate may slow due to dropping water temperatures, and it is imperative that our fishing approach changes with the seasons. Today's podcast episode describes 3 tips for targeting trout in moving waters through the wintertime months. 

 

 
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Sinking Line + Sink Tip Terminology

Oct 23, 2020

So many terms, what do they mean?

T-11, T-14, inches-per-second, type 3, medium sink, so on and so forth. It is easy to get lost in the world of sinking line terminology. Though there are some cross-over terms that can definitely be confusing at first, most of it is fairly simple to understand. 

Today's episode of the Fly Fish University Podcast helps uncover some of the terms most commonly used in the world of sinking lines and sink tips. Enjoy!

 

 
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Fishing Large Rivers Successfully

Oct 14, 2020

Breaking large rivers into bite-sized pieces of water

Fishing large rivers can be incredibly challenging, and intimidating. However, when we learn to break them down into smaller, more digestible pieces of water, the intimidation factor decreases dramatically. Today's podcast episode covers some actionable tips, tactics and strategies for approaching, reading, and fishing large waterbodies successfuly!

 

 Just a quick note... The Ultimate Guide to Fly Selection eBook comes out first thing on Friday, October 16th! Want to be notified as soon as it comes available? Click here for all the details.
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Fly Fishing for Brook Trout in Stillwaters

Oct 07, 2020

Some actionable tips for catching more brook trout in stillwaters. 

Brook trout, or Brookies as they are affectionately referred to, are excellent fish to chase in stillwaters. They will often travel in schools, making it easy to stay on top of them once you have located where they are feeding. On top of this, they will feed relentlessly during a number of emergences or migrations, making for spectacular stretches of action through the day. 

Today's podcast episode talks about approaching brook trout in stillwaters, talking brook trout behaviour as well as some strategies for fishing them!

 

 
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How to Increase your Confidence in Fly Fishing

Sep 30, 2020

Knowledge breeds confidence.

Today marks day 21 of 21 Days of Fly Fishing Education. It has been a wonderful journey so far, and the fun does not stop now. Weekly episodes of the Fly Fish University Podcast will still be uploaded every Wednesday morning. 

Onto today's topic!

Confidence is what sets great anglers apart, and it is something that is developed over time. Today's episode shares a few strategies for increasing your fly fishing knowledge, your skillset, and your level of expertise. This is done by surrounding yourself with people who know what they're doing, people that can get you on the right track, and ultimately putting in time on the water.

Lastly, enrolments for the final 2020 intake of the Fly Fishing Fundamentals Deep Dive program open TOMORROW at 8am PST! There is a great list of bonuses for this intake, including the first 10 enrolments receiving a 30 minute 1-on-1 coaching call. Enjoy today's episode!

 
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Fluorocarbon vs. Monofilament

Sep 29, 2020

"Is fluorocarbon worth it?"

This is a question that comes up so often, and one that definitely deserves an answer. While there are so many opinions on this topic, I think it is important to note that there are some key differences between fluoro and monofilament. From light refraction/absorption to density, visibility, abrasion resistance, stretch and price tag, today's episode covers the fluorocarbon vs. monofilament debate.

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"Egging" 101

Sep 28, 2020

How to catch trout and char in search of a high-protein meal.

Egging is above and beyond one of the most effective fall strategies for targeting trout and char following salmon upstream on their spawning journey. Oftentimes fish will be found sitting directly behind spawning Chinook or Sockeye salmon, and today's episode covers a few proven "egging" strategies and tips!

 

 
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5 Knots Every Trout Fisherman Needs to Know

Sep 27, 2020

5 knots that will serve you over the long haul.

Is knot tying an area you find confusing? Luckily, you don't have to know it all. You simply need a small handful of knots for a few different applications that will serve you over the long term. Today's episode talks 5 knots that every trout fisherman needs to know (and a bonus one!)

 

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Choosing Flies that Catch Fish with the SELFBACTD Method

Sep 26, 2020

What if you had a system that allowed you to quickly choose a fly that was actually going to work?

The SELFBACTD method is something I developed a while back, and one that can definitely assist in helping you choose the right flies, regardless where you are or what you're fishing for. By assessing a short list of factors, we can better consider the size, profile, colour and weight of the fly we are about to choose. 

The SELFBACTD Method looks something like this:

Species
Environment
Light
Food source
Behavioural tendencies
Angling pressure
Clarity
T
emperature
D
epth/Distance

I've fallen so in love with this formula that I even decided to write a book about it, which is almost done! More details on that in the near future...

 

 Enjoy!
 
Jordan Oelrich
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Fall Stillwater Tactics

Sep 25, 2020

Actionable tips for the fall stillwater fly fishing season.

Today marks day 16 (!!) of 21 Days of Fly Fishing Education, and it has been such a great time sharing this knowledge over the past few weeks. Today we discuss stillwater fly fishing tactics in the fall months of September, October and even into November. Fish will forage voraciously in shallow water in search of staple food sources, and the fall can provide some of the year's most exciting fishing. 

 

 
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