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Wet Fly Swing Fly Fishing Podcast

Nov 30, 2021

Show Notes:


Phil Rowley is back on the podcast to talk about fishing lakes and his new book, The Orvis Guide to Stillwater Trout Fishing. Phil shares some tips and techniques about leaders, indicators, lines, flies, etc.

Phil takes a deep dive into what gear you need, which lakes to focus on and a killer hosted trip to Argentina that you can get involved with. Click the play button below and listen to 30 seconds of stillwater goodness.

Fishing Lakes Show Notes with Phil Rowley

02:15 - Brian Chan was on the podcast at WFS 243

05:00 - Phil and I first chatted on the podcast at WFS 034

08:07 - The Orvis Guide to Stillwater Trout Fishing

08:15 - Phil Monahan and Perk Perkins from Orvis were also on the podcast at WFS 225 and WFS 259 

12:24 - Still Water Fly Fishing Store is where you can get a signed copy of Phil's book

13:16 - Chapter 1 of Phil's book talks about equipment needs

15:48 - Phil plans to go on another trip to Argentina and fish the Jurassic Lake in 2022

16:30 - We did an episode about Jurassic Lake with Charly at WFS 208

20:12 - 3 lines for Stillwater fishing that Phil recommends - floating, clear intermediate, and fast (tight 3 or 5 inches per second) line

29:29 - Chironomid Pupa Fly

41:57 - We talked about the Booby with Brian Chan

43:18 - Phil tells us which boat according to budget

45:35 - Phil's got a 14 foot Marlon boat and a 17 foot G3

47:10 - Chapter 4 of Phil's book talks about Leaders, Knots, and Droppers

49:16 - Chapter 5 talks about How Lakes Work

55:32 - If you like matching the hatch, stillwaters are hatch matcher's delight (Chironomid, leeches, dragonflies, damselflies, caddisflies, etc.)

56:31 - Rick Hafele was on the podcast at WFS 037 - he's Phil's good friend

57:36 - Rick and Phil fished the Missouri River in Montana

58:25 - What we need to know about Retrieves

1:00:32 - Rachel Finn was on the podcast at WFS 072 where we talked about the Hang

1:05:03 - The Blob

1:05:13 - The FAB (foam arsed blob) is one of Phil's favorite fly

1:06:45 - The Apps Worm

1:09:01 - Check out Phil's YouTube Channel

Fishing Lakes Conclusion with Phil Rowley

Phil Rowley is back this time to share his new Orvis book on Fishing Lakes and a step x step podcast to going deep into stillwater fishing. Don't miss this as Phil shares some secrets to chironomid fishing and UK Flies.

Have you already read Phil's book? Which chapter sticks out to you the most?

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