Spencer Durrant hosts "Untangled: Fly Fishing For Everyone." The show answers user-submitted questions about fly fishing, helping others learn and grow in this wonderful sport.
Fly Casting Bootcamp — 5 Practical Drills to Improve Your Technique | Ep. 63
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41:07If you've struggled with poor casting performance, bad accuracy, or simply feel like you're inadequate, we have the solution for you! No, it's not another pill -- it's this episode of Untangled! Spencer Durrant, former guide and current diet soda connoisseur walks you through five tips to improve your fly casting, even if you can't make it to the river. You'll also learn about: Why your fly line sometimes slaps your rod during a cast Why fly rods break (and some potential fixes for them) Some tips for fishing during cold weather Submit a question for the show here! Links From The Show Fly Casting Video from the Beginner Fly Fishing Masterclass The Fly Flinger 9' 5-weight Fly Rod! Winter Fly Fishing Podcast Episode
The Beginner’s Guide to Fly Tying: Tips for Success | Ep. 62
43:12By listening to this episode, you'll become a fly tying genie! We'll remove ALL the pain associated with learning to tie flies, and you'll be whippin' out bugs in no time! Alright, that might be a bit hyperbolic - but it's always a blast when Spencer Durrant and Alex Stulce get together, and they bring a great bit of insight into this episode. You'll learn about how both Alex and Spencer got started tying flies, as well as some of their exclusive fly tying tips that can't be found anywhere else. This is a MUST-LISTEN for anyone interested in tying flies. Links From The Show The Beginner Fly Tying Masterclass
Are Fly Fishing Guides Worth The Money? | Ep. 61
35:02In this episode, Spencer Durrant breaks down what you NEED to know about booking a guided fly fishing trip. He explains how to get the best bang for your buck, and the mindset you need if you want to learn a TON from your guide. You'll also learn about: Furled leaders The differences between nylon and fluorocarbon Tips to avoid snagging up when fishing with 3 nymphs How to demagnetize your tying tools Submit a question for the show here! Links from the show Todd Tanner's story about guides in Hatch Magazine Ep. 50 -- learn more about leader types here! Ep. 47 -- Learn all about how we fly fish with nymphs!
The Beginner's Guide to Fly Fishing Reels | Ep. 60
36:34In this episode, Spencer Durrant gets reel. Get it? It's a pun...oh, alright, enough with the dad jokes. Seriously - Spencer dishes on all the criteria that you actually need in a trout reel, so that you can buy the right reel for your fishing situation. In addition to that, you'll learn about: Some tips for beginning fly tiers, and why you should consider tying flies an investment The best fly rod for a young boy (hint: it's The Fly Flinger!) What to do if you hook into two trout at once (yes, it can happen!) Some tips for more effectively setting the hook on smaller trout Submit a question for the show here! Links from the show Beginner Fly Tying Masterclass episode on whether tying flies will save you money Check out the Fly Flinger fly rod here!
River Etiquette for Crowded Fisheries | Ep. 59
39:38In this episode, Spencer Durrant walks you through the murky world of fly fishing next to tons of other anglers! The rules for crowded rivers are different than the etiquette you'd give on a small stream, and today, you'll learn three tips to make your experience on a crowded fishery that much better. In addition, Spencer also found two tips to help you catch more fish from these crowded fisheries. As if that wasn't enough, you'll also hear about: Tips for streamer fishing in murky water Advice for buying waders Using tippet rings Over and underlining fly rods The best knot for attaching a fly to your leader Submit a question for the show here! Links from the show Episode 24 -- Basic River Etiquette Pat Dorsey's blog post on river etiquette Blog post from Linehan Outfitters on fishing crowded rivers All about the Mono Rig from Troutbitten Episode 57 -- Waders Buying Guide Beginner Masterclass Video on Knots
Why You Should Use Barbless Hooks | Ep. 58
39:06In this week's episode, Spencer Durrant preaches about the use of barbless hooks for fly fishing! Ok, he doesn't preach -- but Spencer does lay out the reasons he uses barbless hooks, and why he recommends other anglers should try them. In addition to that stirring sermon, you'll also hear about: Tips for catching hatchery trout Whether you should limit your fly selection Tips on winter midge hatches The best flies for beginners to use Submit a question for the show here! Links from the show The blog post from Fulling Mill about barbless hooks Pick the Right Fly Masterclass Episode Our FREE Pick the Right Fly eBook The story about winter fly fishing from Fly Fisherman Magazine
The Ultimate Guide to Fly Fishing Waders | Ep. 57
48:21CHECK OUT ALL of Skwala's great products HERE. Use code UNTANGLED10 for 10% off your next order at Skwala! This is a VERY SPECIAL EPISODE! More special than the perfect buffalo wings! Today, Spencer Durrant sits down with Kevin Sloane and Rich Hohne from Skwala Fishing, a technical apparel brand that's gained a reputation for outstanding quality, especially with their waders. Spencer interviews Kevin and Rich to learn all about waders, including: Why do some waders cost so much money? What makes a pair of waders "good?" What features should you look for in a pair of waders? Why do waders fail? Where are the most common failure points in a pair of waders? How do you properly store and clean waders? How do you know if your waders fit you correctly?
7 Fly Fishing Skills You Need To Master in 2024 | Ep. 56
44:33To kick off 2024, Spencer Durrant lists seven fly fishing skills that you NEED to master if you want to turn this year into your best year of fly fishing ever! You'll also learn about: How to fish pressured rivers How to keep your tippet from tangling during your casts The best times of the year to go fly fishing Tips for fishing for brook trout in lakes Oh, and you'll get a heavy dose of dad jokes and wing humor in this episode, so you don't want to miss it! Submit a question for the show here! Links from the show Watch our podcast on fishing emergers here! Watch our episode on nymphing here! Download our FREE Pocket Nymphing Guidebook here! Watch our Masterclass Video on Matching the Hatch here! Download our FREE Pick the Right Fly eBook here!
The Best Fly Fishing Tips of 2023 | Ep. 55
1:03:21We had an AMAZING year here at Untangled. To celebrate, we're highlighting some of the best moments from the podcast from 2023. Spencer Durrant takes us back to some of the greatest bits of advice (and humor), including: All about fishing with emergers (from Ep. 46) One of our 6 Insider Tips for Success (from Ep. 32) How to approach new water with confidence (from Ep. 35) Do trout really remember being caught? (from Ep. 25) A how-to guide on landing trout on a fly rod (from Ep. 20) Submit a question for the show here!
8 Fly Fishing Lessons I Learned in 2023 | Ep. 54
36:56In this episode, our intrepid host Spencer Durrant reaches back through 2023 to give you the 8 most important fly fishing lessons he's learned. Be prepared to laugh, to weep, and to fall in love all over again with fly fishing. As if that wasn't enough -- we have a bunch of great questions to answer on this week's show, including: When you should buy another fly rod (hint: always) Spencer's favorite basic dry fly patterns Tips on effectively fishing a dry-dropper rig Submit a question for the show here! Read the story about cleaning your waders here, via Troutbitten. Get our FREE eBook on matching the hatch here!