[Interview starts at 55:00]
This week, Joe Hebler of the Blue Quill Angler in Evergreen, Colorado, answers the question "How do I become a fishing guide?" Whether you are graduating from high school or college, or in another career looking to escape daily stresses and an unsatisfying job, Joe gives a great road map on what steps to take to successfully land a job in this competitive field. And if you aren't interested in becoming a guide, Joe also gives some great tips on current fishing conditions on Colorado streams. In the Fly Box this week, we answer some questions, share some tips from a listener, and alert people to a threat on one of Pennsylvania's finest trout streams.
- Should I buy a 4-weight or a 5-weight rod for trout?
- Whatever happened to that little barbed thingee that goes into the end of a fly line to attach a leader?
- An alert about a proposal by a meat packing plant to withdraw 700,000 gallons of water a day from the springs that feed the headwaters of Fishing Creek.
- Are wet flies a legitimate strategy when you have trout rising downstream of your position?
- How do I get a large trout close to my net if my leader is long?
- What could I have done to catch a smallmouth bass in deep, clear, swirly water?
- What mouse pattern is best and how should I fish it?
- A great list of tips on why starting out in a small stream will build your skills for fishing tougher, more technical waters later.
- My father wants to remove the brush along our stream to make it easier to cast and for my kids to splash in the river. Should I try to talk him out of it?
- What is the best way to remove wind knots from my leader?
- A listener asks me about my top 3 places to fish
- I foul hooked a brook trout in the belly but it was only a flseh wound. Do you think the fish will survive?
- Should I match my leader length to my rod length?