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Your host Christian Bacasa speaks with Karin Miller, the owner and operator of Zen Tenkara. Karin shares how and why she transitioned to the Tenkara rod style—covering techniques for managing fish on that rod style. Then Karin even touches base on how to catch bonefish on Tenkara.
Your host Christian Bacasa speaks with Zach Lassek based out of Park City, Utah. Zach's shares his experience when becoming a new guide on the highly pressured Provo River. Humble beginnings, fear, and much more.
Your host Christian Bacasa speaks with Kip Vieth of Wild Wood Float Trips based out of Minnesota. Kip's 20+ years of experience targeting trout, musky, and smallmouth in the driftless region is explored and will open your eyes to the quality of fishing in the region. If you are thinking of a location to target multiple species with various techniques to add to your fishing repertoire, then you'll want to listen to this one.
In this episode, see how I mark up my net to measure fish. Depending on the water and the expected size of the fish, I may alter my approach. Good luck out there with your fly fishing, and enjoy the tip of the week.
Your host Christian Bacasa speaks with PA angler Bill Nolan, Owner and Operator of PA Troutfitters. Bill covers the tips and techniques he uses when covering multiple styles of water and species from a drift boat. This a great episode to tune your skills on fishing from a boat.
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In this episode, you get one of my favorite tips after being on the water all day. Take a bath! Yes, a bath will significantly improve your ride to your final destination. It sounds simple, but there are a few tricks I use...
Your host Christian Bacasa speaks with veteran Ben Gerloff, a 20+ year angler and guide. He quickly discusses wellness therapy that's helped him and then dives deep into his approach to fly fishing. We finish up the show with a great tip on his nymphing rig.