It's all about fly fishing, food, and adventure. We feature the people that make the sport so great. Don't worry, we don't talk about euro nymphing, but we will help educate you on the fundementals that develop life long skills that result in more fun and fish when you have time to get on the water.
Learn about local Fly Fisherman, Hunter, and Businesman Eric Olson, GM Whitney Peak Hotel! Eric brings good things to both the business world in Reno and finds the time to contribute to our local Fishing, Hunting, and Conservation scene...not to mention he has a great lead on a breakfast burrito that legends are made of.
TAPED INSIDE A LUXURIOUS SUITE AT WHITNEY PEAK HOTEL IN RENO, NV
We sit down with Chris Sega of TNC Nevada and learn about the restoration of the Eastern Truckee River, Bear Cub Sized Trout...and his favorite Burrito of all time. This is a podcast full of excellent information, you don't want to miss it!
TAPED INSIDE THE HISTORIC McCARRAN RANCH HOUSE ALONG THE TRUCKEE RIVER IN NEVADA
Meet Casey Gipson of Infinity Fly Outfitters of Reno, NV. Casey is the only Orvis endorsed guide outfit in Nevada, and is a leader in the LCT game on Pyramid Lake.
TAPED AT THE HISTORIC LOUIS BASQUE CORNER RESTAURANT IN RENO,NV!
From running a Salmon fishing boat operation in Bristol Bay, Alaska to Director of Marketing for the Reno Local Food Group, Local Fly Fisherman/Sea Captain/Businessman Brennan Best Has tales to tell!
TAPED AT LIBERTY FOOD AND WINE EXCHANGE IN RENO,NV!
In this episode we chat with Taylor Brune. Taylor has been fly fishing the Truckee River for many years, and on his own terms. We also discuss the new eastern Truckee River regulations set in place by NDOW. If you have been wondering how to approach the Truckee and be successful, this is great listening experience!
Recorded outside and onsite at the McCarran Ranch Preserve Amphitheater, thank you to the Nature Conservancy of Nevada for the time and space at this wonderful location!
In this episode we meet Anton Novak of Rounds Bakery. Anton is a pillar, icon, and leader in the Reno business scape, and his contribution to the growth of Reno is undeniable. Anton has a very rich and colorful past in Aviation that ultimately led him to Reno, and his formula for success is as he puts it "by not riding on the back of the community, but rather building WITH the community". Learn how he went from flying around the world to establishing Rounds Bakery as the premier bakery and food service provider in Reno in this great episode.
Recorded on premise at Rounds Bakery in Reno, NV
This is our first international podcast, and we are so excited that Wes and Jen of You Fish Scotland are a part of it. This is going to be a podcast that will bring you to the roots of fly fishing, and you will hear stories steeped in tradition and full of customs and courtesies that are for the most part absent in our Fly Fishing culture in the United States. Not to mention that the gamefish they are hooking into are legendary...Atlantic Salmon, Sea Trout, Wild Brown's, Arctic Graylings and more, So set a fire in the camping ring or fireplace and get ready to sit back and take in this incredible podcast trip to Scotland!
RECORDED LIVE AT THE HIVE IN RENO,NV
Meet Sam Sedillo of Trout Unlimited. Sam is TU's secret weapon in ensuring that Trout in California and Nevada have a safe and robust living conditions, and not to mention he is one heck of a Jedi with a fly rod. This is a great episode that will have you ready to jump up and help save your local river, stream, or watershed! Oh, and we dive into Burritos like we never have before....get ready for this one!
RECORDED ON LOCATION AT THE FAMOUS LOUIS BASQUE CORNER IN RENO, NEVADA!
In this episode we sit down with Matt Heron of Matt Heron Fly Fishing. Matt is very well known on both local and international waters and has been a leader in promoting fly fishing as a passion, art, and means of promoting a better way of life for those less fortunate. You will hear everything ranging from his work with Cast Hope, his guiding outfit, and all the way to his infamous WWE takedown of a monster Brown Trout. This is a great podcast you will not want to miss!
RECORDED AT THE CEDAR HOUSE SPORT HOTEL IN TRUCKEE, CA
Bishop, Ca Based Rick Saez of the Outdoor Biz Podcast has brought exceptional podcasts to the outdoor industry. On top of that he has been very helpful in helping us grow the BBF podcast, so in this episode we get to know the man that sits in the magic podcast studio deep within the realm of the Eastern Sierras! This is our first podcast during the COVID -19 Crisis, so we actually connected via shortwave radio to practice social distancing (not really, but our alternative means of communication doesn't detract from the awesomeness of this podcast!).
RECORDED SIMULTANEOUSLY IN BISHOP, CA AND VERDI, NV
In this episode we unravel the mystery behind the Legendary Bodie Monroe. Bodie is a local Truckee River legend in his own right who has contributed heavily to the future of the Truckee River. From assuming an almost decade long leadership role with Trout Unlimited as well as to leading youth activities in the City of Reno, Bodie is always giving back and making our area a wonderful place to live, work and play. Not to mention his affinity for snacks in the field made me feel not so alone....no longer do I feel like I am the only one who loves devouring Kipper Snacks when on the river!
RECORDED AT THE HIVE IN RENO, NV!
Strange things happen when out fly fishing, and this is a story of one such event of us barely making it out alive.
RECORDED IN THE MOBILE SHADOWBAGO
We sit down with Fly Fishing Industry professional and Moonlight Madness Champion Anthony Gulisano and have a candid conversation about the current situation on our local river (and rivers abroad) and also discuss best practices about how to best approach highly trafficked rivers, etiquette, and just basic courtesy. Oh, and of course we lighten it up with some culinary indulgence into the burrito culture of the eastern and western United States...AND talk about mousing for big browns. This is a great listen!
RECORDED AT THE HISTORIC LOUIS BASQUE CORNER IN RENO, NV!
We have been waiting to do this one for a while, and as luck would have it the stars aligned to make it happen! This is a rare glimpse of the man behind the Legendary Adamsbuilt Fishing Company. The Adamsbuilt foundation is built on a legacy that will never be duplicated, and Mont's passion for fly fishing is reflected in what he brings to the table with a great product line that all anglers can benefit from. Sit back and listen as we discuss international travel (Business and Fly Fishing!) and also hear about some pretty awesome international culinary experiences Mont has endured. This is a great one!
RECORDED AT THE ADAMSBUILT FISHING HEADQUARTERS IN FALLON, NEVADA!
The iconic Pyramid Lake is open and the Bearfish Crew holds a round table to discuss the success of the opener and also the challenges that anglers are facing amidst the Covid-19 situation. We are stoked to have our own Executive Director of Operations, Jeff Taylor, join us as he tells a bit about himself and his fly fishing background and his variant of his favorite burrito! Other topics discussed are the Derby Dam fish gate, the future of the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout in the Truckee River, and even the prospect of our very own Ben "The Big Kahuna" King surfing the breaks at Pyramid. This is a fun podcast that you will be glad you listened too.
RECORDED LIVE AT BEARFISH HEADQUARTERS IN RENO, NV!
Mise En Place is a french culinary term for "everything in its place", and in this podcast we shed light on this terminology. Our special guest is Chef Dave Preston who has many achievements to his name and those include things such as Food Judge at the Bocuse d'or (The FINEST food competition in the world), a fellow with the American Academy of Chefs, and of course host of the radio program "Weekend Magazine" on KKOH radio in Reno, Nevada. Dave walks us through his culinary adventures and also leaves us with some simple yet elegant ways to prepare wild game fish...plus his stories of eating different fish from around the world and dining in Michelin rated restaurants is something you will want to hear! Buon Appetito with the Guru of the Good Life!
RECORDED LIVE AT BELLA ITALIA RESTAURANT IN SOUTH RENO, NEVADA!
Denis Isbister is arguably one of the most well traveled and accomplished anglers in the world today, and holds no prejudice against any type of angling. We go beyond the Denis we know from the accomplished TV Series “Wild Fish, Wild Places” and dig down to get to see what makes this fishing icon tick. From fly fishing to spin casting Denis can really knock it out of the park, so join us on this adventure that blurs the lines between angling types, international culture, and most importantly Burritos (and maybe some Catfish head Soup….yep!). Sit back, crank up the volume and enjoy this conversation we have with a true Jedi of the fishing world.
RECORDED AT ADAMSBUILT FISHING IN FALLON, NV
We visit with our fly fishing amigos in Scotland, Wes Parke, Owner and Operator of You Fish Scotland and David Mateer, 2x Gold Medal recipient and holder of the prestigious Scottish Game Angling Instructors Certificate. These two are Demi-Gods in the art of Spey and Switch fly fishing, and have offered up a bit of time to chat with us about the who, what, where, when and why aspects of two handed fishing. The conversation also includes bits about strategies on casting into the wind (handy bit of info for Pyramid Lake) and some great culinary tales…hence the title of the podcast!
RECORDED AT BEARFISH HEADQUARTERS IN RENO, NV
"Fishing is a discipline in the equality of men - for all men are equal before fish" - President Herbert Hoover
In this episode of Burritos, Breaks, and Flies we shift that balance in favor of man as we revisit with local fly fishing ace and industry professional Anthony Gulisano to see what he has been up to since our last podcast in spring of 2020. Anthony will share his experience and wisdom as it pertains to one of his greatest fly fishing passions….and that is cruising and ripping streamers in our local waters and some of his favorite streamer patterns to tie. We also talk Pike, Trout, Pyramid Lake, and cover down on some fish handling faux paus we commonly observe and of course dive into a bit of chatter on some fine cuisine that includes Ducks and Geese. Sit back and enjoy!
RECORDED AT BEARFISH FIELD OFFICE #1 IN RENO, NEVAD
We are excited to have Travis Hawks, who is a Fisheries Biologist with the Nevada Department of Wildlife and outdoor superstar joins us in this episode of Burritos, Breaks, and Flies. We will learn about what it is to be a fisheries biologist in the state of Nevada as well as all the exciting work Travis does on the daily to ensure we not only have a pleasurable experience out on the water, but also that future generations will as well. Travis will also tell us a bit about the many offerings to be found in Northern Nevada and he will also reveal his three favorite burrito joints in all of the land….so stay tuned for a trip into Nevada’s backcountry with Travis Hawks!
RECORDED SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN SAN DIEGO, CA AND RENO, NV
I'm gonna give you your dream shot, I still can't believe I’m doing this, I'm going to send you two up against the best, you two clowns are going top Top Gun – That’s Commander Jordan talking to Goose and Maverik in the classic movie Top Gun. This is what Ben and I hear in our heads everytime we hit the water with todays guest, Taylor “The Prodigy” Brune. We feel like mere grasshoppers in this fly fishing masters presence, and we are stoked to have him join us again in this podcast covering high water techniques and some Pyramid Lake fly fishing basics. And yes, as much as we wanted to hear from Jimmy Kimmel on this podcast, we think that having the prodigy in his stead will leave you with a bit more knowledge on how to be successful on our local waters. Sit back and take in some lessons from the prodigy himself, Taylor Brune.
RECORDED IN THE PRESENCE OF GREATNESS IN RENO, NV
Alastair operates Twin Peakes in Aberdeenshire, Scotland that targets Atlantic Salmon, Sea Trout, Rainbow, and Brown Trout. Not only does Alastair teach single hand and double hand casting techniques along the River Dee, but he also has a hand in running one of the LOOP Tackles field centers where you get hands on with the latest in LOOP products and give them a cast on the River Dee. We chat with Alastair about Spey and Switch Fly Fishing, International hosted trips, and of course a bit about burritos and some awesome spit fired Argentine Lamb....with chimichurri of course! This is a great podcast with a lot of terrific information, you won't want to miss it!
Eric was our very first podcast guest and we welcome him with open arms and ears in this triumphant return to the burritos, breaks and flies podcast. Eric is the GM of the world renowned Whitney Peak Hotel in Reno, NV but most importantly he is a passionate outdoorsman and fly fisherman that can really bring some sweet fish to the net.
What you are about to hear in this podcast is a series of truths, no tales, about the streamer and strip game on Pyramid Lake. We join one of our favorite anglers, Anthony Gulisano, on a recap on his incredible run at the ‘Mid this season this late winter and spring. We will cover what was successful for Anthony as well as tips on how to up the stakes on your own personal streamer game. Lets not forget the food side of the house as well….no burritos this episode because Anthony went whole hog with a full on protein assault on the best damn ziti I have ever had. Might as well been a Unicorn Ziti….it was that good.
This Burritos, Breaks, and Flies Micro-Tip Podcast will be covering the East Walker River and the new regulations set forth by the CDFW. This change is of the upmost concern for this trophy fishery and if it remains unchanged it will certainly have a negative impact on the fishery as well as the town of Bridgeport.
The 2021-22 Pyramid Lake Guide Fees were recently published and we have a quick discussion on how this rate hike will affect both guides and clients hoping to travel to Pyramid this fall.
This weeks episode is coming from deep within the confines of the Pledge's Estate, nestled in the northern eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada's in a land referred to as Reno. We are both pleased and privileged to be joined by none other the President himself (of the Chukar Chasers), Mr. Damon Booth. In this crossover episode we align similarities between upland bird hunting and fly fishing, and where we find common ground on many items we discover that we cannot agree on the single most important issue that seems to divide all of us, and that is of whom possesses the greatest burrito of them all. We also chat on the remarkable similarities between quail and rainbow trout, why Traegers are so great, fly fishing the outback section of the Truckee River, safe water temps for trout, and go into length on a topic that really affects us all as outdoorsman and that is land access issues.
In this episode of the Burritos, Breaks, and Flies Micro-Tip podcast we chat with local fly fishing legend and veteran guide Matt “Gilligan” Koles of Gilligans guide service about fishing for trout in the hot summer months on the Truckee River on both the California and Nevada side. We cover all the essentials that will help sustain our wild trout fishery during the summer, such as best practices with correct tippet sizes, appropriate rod weights, time and temperature, and fish handling…all elements that are relevant to a trouts survivability.
In this Burritos, Breaks, and Flies podcast things get religious as we bring you the Stillwater gospel according to Phil…Phil Rowley is a stillwater fly fishing legend and sensation, and we are honored and elated to have him onboard as a guest.
We talk all things Stillwater, everything from the balanced leech,chironomids, indicator setups, and a plethora of other items that will definitely help all of us become a better Stillwater anglers. Phil also chats with us about some of his Nevada fly fishing adventures that include Crittendon and Pyramid, and we also shed some light on some other local stillwaters as well.
One the most important topics we cover though is that of Phils favorite burrito, and we we even cover down on a bit of “Burrito 101” with Phil.
This Burritos, Breaks, and Flies Micro Tip podcast will be a product review of Monic Fly Lines
Henley Phantom Tip. We are joined by the one and only Denis Isbister of Wild Fish, Wild Places to hear his experience with the Phantom tip (as well as a few other Monic Lines) and I also share my experience with the phantom tip chasing smallmouth bass and spooky summertime brown trout.
As always a thank you to our Bearfish Alliance Supporters : Loop Tackle, Adamsbuilt Fishing, Ochnser Insurance, and of course to Monic Fly Lines for affording the opportunity to experience their great fly line selection. Thank you for tuning in and be sure to subscribe at bearfishalliance.com , we have a frequent fish report and also have a cool new bespoke fly angling webstore with essential items for our local waters, as a matter of fact we have a preseason special going right on Bespoke Tailored Loop Tackle Switch rod combos for pyramid lake so you may want to check that out.
We hope you enjoy this Monic Fly Line Product Review Podcast!
In this Burritos, breaks, and flies Micro tip podcast we are going to give you a preview of the gear up for the mid event on 28 Sep 6-9pm @ Battle Born Beer in Reno, NV. We are conducting this event in front of the highly anticipated season opener on Oct 1 in effort to rally the local and regional angling community, plus we will have gear displays, demo rods, custom flies from the Prodigy, a roll casting competition, a raffle with an excellent prize in the form of a Loop Q series Switch rod and reel loaded with Monic Icicle Line, and a biologist from the USFWS to answer any questions about the LCT program….lets not forget that we will have Battle Born beer on tap and awesome street tacos for $5.
We would like to thank all our sponsors that made this possible: Battle Born Beer (Venue), Loop Tackle, Adamsbuilt, Monic Fly Lines, Semper Fli, Smith Optics, and we will also be joined by Trout Creek Outfitters! So have a listen and we hope to see you at the event!
For those of you that are familiar with the Misfits "We are 138" you will know what is up here! Opening day was just plain spectacular, couldn't ask for a better day. We are joined by Bearfish team member Jeff Taylor in this episode as he gives a color commentary on an opener that will go down in history!
We welcome back the undisputed king of the Nevada outdoors, Travis Hawks, to chat a bit about the Brown Trout spawn in Western Nevada. More specifically we narrrow down on the current spawn situation on the Truckee River in NV, and discuss all the Who, What, Where, When, and Why scenarios sorrounding it. This is a great informational podcast, be sure to tune in!
We travel down across the equator into the South Pacific to the North Island of NZ to chat with the legendary Gareth Bayliss (Digitally travel, our budget sucks). Gareth has been creating awesome YouTube videos of his adventures across New Zealand pursuing Trophy Rainbow and Brown Trout, and let me tell you that these trout are incredibly huge! Gareth's ability to track down and find the biggest and baddest Salmonoids in the world is pretty much unmatched, and we are stoked to have him on this podcast...not to mention we have a pretty important discussion revolving around meat pies and burritos.
This is our first official invesigation into paranormal activity. We venture deep into the Lahontan Triangle to unravel the mysterious occurences of multiple world class anglers being "developed" in this secret realm. Our primary focus in this particular case is Hayden Buckmaster. Hayden is currently practicing his ritual angling skills as a guide in Dillon, MT and we chat with him along with his triangle counterpart Taylor "The Prodigy" Brune to determine the root of this phenomenon. Hayden discusses his new home waters in Montana and we also discuss his Pyramid Lake adventures and try to determine which one is best....plus a slight debate over who has a better brown trout fishery. Also, we gather the exact coordinates of the best burrito joint in Fallon, NV. EXPLICIT CONTENT WARNING: WE MAKE MENTION OF EURO NYMPHERS.
The quintenssential authority of stillwater returns the BBF podcast to enlighten us on the finer points of indicator fishing. We welcome back the one and only Phil RowlTheey to shed light on the magical and mystical world of well, bobbers! Balanced leeches, chironomids, and more are on order in this great discussion. This is an especially important podcast to listen to if you plan on heading out to Pyramid Lake this season!
Nets. Usually overlooked, an afterthought, or left at home in your scurry to get out the door and onto the water. World renowned fish wrangler Denis Isbister and I dig into the finer points of why nets are so essential, what makes for a good net, and most importantly break down the greatest nets in the world for big game...The Adamsbuilt Salmon/Steelhead Net and Boat Net.
We kick off Season 3 (3 years of BBF! Awesome!) with a 3rd visit from the always sensational Phil Rowley. In this episode we discuss the finer points of Scuds (Shrimp!) and the where, when, why, what and how aspects of them. We cover multiple perspectives, ranging from out home waters at Pyramid Lake, NV to Phils home waters in Canada, and we also tie in Lago Strobel, AKA Jurassic Lake. Scuds are a prominenet food source, but when do we use them? What Size? What color? How do we present them? All important questions that get answers! In Phil's words "Scuds are the Rodney Dangerfield of Fly Fishing, they get no respect". Enjoy this awesome podcast!
Here we have two Montana Anglers who took the journey to Tatooine,er, Pyramid Lake and share their experience with us. We were able to spend a few bone chilling days on the beach with these bubba's, and these guys had to work for it, but neither of them are strangers to putting in the hard work to wrangle fish and give 'em the onion. Hayden Buckmaster is a guide on the Beaverhead in Montana, and Koby Owens is an up and coming pro outdoor photographer (who caught some amazing images at the "Mid!) and we gather via Skype to discuss the experience and what it meant ot them. Please excuse my voice in this podcast, I was pretty under the weather!
Wader Review? Yes indeed. We discuss the Adamsbuilt line of waders with Denis Isbister of Wild Fish, Wild Places. We are avid fans of the Wader and boot system from Adamsbuilt, but having Denis on board brings a huge amount of intel on the waders as he has worn the AB brand on fishing adventures in Alaska, Russia, Jurassic Lake, and more. We cover all the finer points of waders and why selection is crucial to a productive day on the water (and a safe one), and why we believe the Adamsbuilt line is the best wader on the market. We also go in depth of all the hidden features on the waders (Burrito pouches, jet pack mounting brackets, etc) and we also discover strange facts about Denis’ “tight is right” fashion sense. This is a fun and informative podcast, we hope you enjoy it!
In this powerhouse episode is everything midges (Chironomids).We are joined by the dynamic duo of stillwater fly fishing; Phil Rowley and Brian Chan! We lean a bit heavy on the pupa stage, but get into the weeds a bit on size, color, presentations, life cycles, and all kinds of great stuff....including Mackarel burritos and Bison Burritos. So much to mention, but you just gotta listen!
We dive in head first on the Loop Q Reel and discuss our experience with it, primarily testing it against the predatory species of trout at Pyramid Lake, Nevada. We have put over 2 seasons on these reels and are pretty impressed with them…definitely a winner in our books. In a diabolical twist we add a new segment where we do a food pairing with the Q reel. Yes, a food pairing…a bold new concept that you will have to hear to understand, and it might even have you craving some “Fancy Dogs”. Hope you enjoy the review!
Groundbreaking.Intriguing. Filled with revelations. Ardent is the appropriate atmosphere in this podcast if you are into the whole brevity thing, or if not just not we are plain stoked to have Svend Diesel join us in this podcast. Master of creativity in the streamer world, member of the Semper Fli pro team, feverish fly fisher of Utah waters, modern day Viking, and overlord of inter-mountain burrito consumption. Great interview with Svend....you gotta listen.
What's the best fly line leader on the market today? Easy...The Whiz Leader from Monic Fly Lines. THis product has flown under the radar for some time, but we are here to bring it to light. We have put it to the test and it is hands down a champion. We talk about it with Jarvis at Monic and he breaks down what it is all about, his experiences with it at Pyramid Lake and on Colorado Waters, and what Monic is all about. Also he discloses to some degree his favorite Burrito locations in Colorado. Check this one out!
SHHH!! Don't talk about it.....you know, the Eastern Sierra. Well, we give you the 10,000 ft tour of the popular waters around the fabled Bridgeport area; East Walker River, West Walker River, Bridgeport Reservoir, Twin Lakes, Upper Owens River, and Crowley Lake. We also introduce you to the BFEF/BTEP programs to enhance these fisheries and of course talk about our favorite Sierra chow...Growlers Eatery
Going Deep! This is our first listener suggested topic, big thanks to Tristan for the request! We discuss our favorite methods of chasing Trout in the deep on regional stillwaters. Intermediate lines, Full sinking lines, naked sinking line midging/leeching, The Captain Ron technique, and why we prefer swivels over chipmunk jewelry (tippet rings). We do commit a level of blasphemy and turn to Tacos to feed us on the river, specifically Barramundi fish tacos with a Jalapeno/Cilantro/Garlic Crema sauce….we will post this on our website (www.bearfishalliance.com) under the provisions section if you want to know what that is all about. Sit back and enjoy as we drop depth charges on the trout in our local stillwaters!
The Sierra's are a treasured trout haven, and is also home to the prized Golden Trout. We are joined by the one and only Sierra Fly Fishing guru, Steve Schalla, and he gives divulges some great info on the Golden Trout. Steve has spent many decades studying and pursuing the Golden's, and he also is the creator of one of the best Sierra Fly Fishing resources https://flyfishingthesierra.com/ Join us as we learn about the Golden Trout....how they got here, the conditions they have endured, and a bit of where they are currently and what it takes to chase them down. We also chat a bit about some Eastern Sierra Burrito locations, so don't miss out on that
We have an abundance of great waters to fish in the Eastern Sierra, however the challenge for many is knowing how to find fish effectively to make the most of the day. Another issue we face is the pressure the local waters get, so we discuss our methods to finding fish in rivers and we touch a bit on stillwaters as well that have been worked over and tromped on. We also chat a bit about our new supporter, Myaderm, an all around awesome CBD product and also dive into a descriptive analysis of the BBQ Tri Tip Tacos from Growlers Eatery in Bridgeport, CA. Bear with us on this podcast, we had a tad bit of bandwith issues, not to mention losing connection, fire alarms, etc...good times! Sit back and enjoy this podcast on reading water!
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This is a truly fun and informative episode with the downstream project manager working on the Columbia Watershed/Willamette Valley in Oregon, Dillon Alegre. Dillon is a Nevada Native originally hailing from Fallon, Nevada (A hotbed of ridiculously awesome anglers) who has found his calling helping maintain and strengthen the Salmon/Steelhead populations I the Columbia River Area. We discuss what his job entails, what the fishery is looking like now and what they hope it can develop into, fishing for these anadromous beasts, and we tie that into his experiences growing up fishing in the outback of Nevada and the Eastern Sierra Nevada. We get into some chatter on similarities of the Salmon/Steelhead anadromous behavior and how it relates to our hometown giants in Pyramid Lake, Nevada…the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout. Dillon also leads us on a culinary adventure by describing a unique burrito establishment in Albany, Oregon called Tacos Al Machin that whipping up some super authentic burritos….serious business here folks! Tune in and enjoy!
Most of us go at it pretty hard when we go fly fishing. Whether its putting miles in while wading, rowing all day, or standing on a ladder at Pyramid Lake and chucking meat for hours on end. What does this result in? Pain, usually in the form of muscle soreness, joint fatigue, or even the aggravation of conditions like arthritis. Other items of discomfort include sunburns, bug bites, or even the occasional slip in fall resulting in soreness and inflammation….all of these subtract from a quality experience on the water. We sit down with Eric Smart, the CEO/Founder of Myaderm CBD products, to talk about his remedy for these ailments, and also his passion for the Colorado fly fishing. We also break down some of the best burritos from Orange County, Ca and Colorado….this is a podcast that you don’t want to miss!
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The East Walker River, a legendary Brown Trout fishery in the Eastern Sierra of California is in need of your help. The CDFW imposed a new regulation that doubles the legal limit, allows barbless hooks, and closes the fishery during the winter. We have personally experienced the degredation of this fishery in the short time this reg has been imposed and are looking to change it to a realistic regualtion that would protect the legacy of the fishery. A petition has been set forth by Jim Reid, Owner of Ken's Sporting Goods in Bridgeport, Ca that has a feasible and realistic approach to protecting the fishery by essentially mirroring the current regulation on the Nevada side of the river. Please listen in for details on the regulation change and how and where you can sign this petition to support a positive outcome for the fishery.
Fly Fisherman as a collective tend to have the propencity to position themeselves as the "Great keepers of the fly fishing aura of enlightenment", I mean you can picture it now...outstretched arms reaching to the river or lake and summoning all the knowledge and know how of fishing. We are all guilty of this in some form or the other when it comes to our beloved addiction to the water. Well, this episode will force you to pull your head out of the sand a bit and explore some new tactics coming from our bretheren in the conventional fishing world....Hook Up Baits out of San Diego, Ca. We sit down with Chad and Jojo and discuss the origins of the bait, how it was developed, and how it is made, and of course we dive into the top three burrito joints in the greater San Diego area! This is a great podcast....tune in and get yourself ready to experience Hook Up Baits!
We are excited to announce the 2022 "The Gear Up For The Mid Event". This is our second running of the show and it is shaping up to be a great one! We are calling out to all Pyramid Lake enthusiasts to join us at Battle Born Beer on September 27th from 6-9 pm to enjoy Battle Born Beer, Tacos, and check out all the latest and greatest gear and services that support Pyramid. We will be having a knockout of a raffle too with so much stuff you will just have to listen to the podcast to learn more. Enjoy the podcast and we hope to see you at the event! Go to bearfishalliance.com to see all the event info.
You have a considerable amount of choices when it comes to fly fishing rods, and it is easy to get lost in the multitude of choices available in today's market. Enter Mystic Outdoors AKA Mystic Fly Rods...we chat with the owner of Mystic, Jeff Brady, on what makes this brand so unique, where it is rooted, where they are today, and what the future looks like. With a comprehensive selection of rods in a great price range coupled with a majority of the rods being handmade in the U.S., well, we have a solid contender that challenges the efficacy of high end and status quo market leaders! We share our experiences with the rods, discuss scandanavian taper, and of course we deep dive into an in depth burrito discussion that pits the colorado style burritos against our standing benchmark- the carnitas burrito.
You can talk about a lot of different and/or unique trout fisheries in the world, but none equal or compare to Pyramid Lake. Big water, big fish, and big weather...you have to put the hours in and be able to withstand the elements as this fisheries prime time isn't in the summer. Thats where Pyramid Fly Company comes in. PFC is the premier guide service on the lake, and also the only guide service truly based at Pyramid Lake. We chat with Morgan Kane, Head Guide and President of Pyramid Fly Co, about the season opener, upcoming events, his personal forecast for the 2022/23 season, and even a gear review on the teams use of the Simms bootfoot waders. We even dive into the conversation discussing the teams depth chart, so you will get descriptive analogies that highlight the talents of PFC Guides Trevor Herring and Cole Hildahl, plus even a segment mentioning the Godfather of the team himself, the legendary Capt. Robert Hagerty. Sit back and enjoy this candid conversation with one of the best Guides on Pyramid Lake, and don't forget to give them a call to book your trip of a lifetime at 877.732.3597 or www.pyramidflyco.com, LET'S Go!!
A lot of fly tying materials on the market, but nothing in comparison to what Hawgfish has to offer. Morgan and Nico of Pyramid Fly Company talk with Hawgfish founders/Owners Derrick and Dave about what makes their brand different, unique, and awesome. Mountain Mohair, Hawg legs, Hawg Hackle, Leech Candy, and cutsom "Gettin' Jiggy" jigheads to name a few of Hawgfish offerings, all of which are awesome. Colors that defy bland commercial offerings, jig head colors that break all the rules, and even a fly selection with a proven track record of crushing cutthroats, browns, and other popular gamefish. Of course, we talk about the application and use of Hawgfish at our favorite fishery, Pyramid Lake. Don't think we didn't remember to discuss burritos...one hell of a burrito discussion in this podcast! Grab a burrito, a tasty horchata, and take up a comfy seat and soak this one in.
Why do we Chucker? Great question. What is Chucker? Another great question. Where does one Chucker? You Chucker at Pyramid Lake...and the boys from Pyramid Fly Co are experts at it. Ok, enough of the semantics....Rio Elite Switch Chucker line is our preferred bobber line (Indicator line for all you purists) that we utilize with leeches and midges in pursuit of the world's largest Cutthroat Trout in Pyramid Lake, Nevada. We love this line for many reasons, and to help explain waht makes this line unique we invited industry rep Alex Ramirez of Rio Products to help us break the mystery down of this fantastic product. Want to step up your game, cast further, hook set better, defeat the wind, and simplify your casting technique? This is the line for you! Of course no BBF podcast would be complete without a symposium involving burritos, and Alex brings his A-game to this discussion. According to Alex the best burritos in California are in Mammoth, Ca and Vista, Ca, and from the sounds of them they are worthy of planning your fly fishing trips around. Hungry Yet? Well....listen in for a double dip into fly fishing and food lore!
This is the deep dive into the mind of Trevor Herring of Pyramid Fly Co. Being a full time guide isn't for everyone, it takes a special breed of human. One that is at peace with the solitude of the outdoors, but is also eager and willing to share the splendor and lore of being immersed in nature with those are willing. Trevor has mastered many things during his time as a guide at Pyramid Lake, such as being a logistics coordinator, mentor, teacher, and incredible fly tying/creation skills. All of these accomplishments make for one hell of an experience for his clients while under his tutelage chasing the largest Cutthroat Trout in the world. Sit down, kick up your feet, and open your ears for the philosophical journey into the mind of Trevor Herring.
Meet the the young gun of the Pyramid Fly Co guide team, Cole Hildahl. Cole is the youngest member of the PFC team at 22 years old, but don't let his age fool you...this kid can get on the hogs. He absolutley loves fishing for the World's Largest Cutthroat Trout at Pyramid Lake, NV and enjoys putting clients on these fish as well. We will learn a bit about his love for the lake, how he got into guiding, and what a day in the life of a PFC guide looks like during the busy season. Of course we dive into a bit of Burrito talk and have convince Cole that his favorite burrito is a carnitas burrito. Good times to be had on this podcast, so sit back and take a journey into the guide life with Cole Hildahl.
Warren Langworthy tells a cool story about Davis Lake and getting a free tow from a Rainbow he caught while floating.
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