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BONUS EPISODE: NATK Pilot 2: George Daniel Talks Tenkara 2.0, Euro Tenkara, Euro for Steelhead and Small Stream Fishing

Before the NATK podcast was a real thing, George Daniel helped me take it from concept to reality by recording 2 pilot episodes. This is the 2nd one. At the time, we were discussing having a subscription podcast that ran parallel to the regular NATK programming. This is the pilot of that series. In this epsiode, George gets deeper on Tenkara rigging, euro nymphing on a tenkara rod, small stream fishing, an unsung hero of the fly fishing industry as well as winter fishing - specifically for steelhead on a euro setup. There is a lot unpacked in short amount of time! We hope you enjoy!

BONUS EPISODE: NATK Pilot: George Daniel Talks Tenkara

Before I had a podcast, I wanted to see if I could actually pull this off, so I did a couple pilots. George Daniel was nice enough to co-host with me and we did an episode on Tenkara fishing. There is a LOT of fishy stuff in here and it's not just Tenkara-based. Grab your "telescopes" and strap in for this Season 1 PREQUEL!

Ep.1 What Is Fly Fishing?

In this first episode of our "how-to" journey we meet the cast, outline the trajectory of the season, and get started on learning how to fly fish. Lesson #1 is identifying the key differences between conventional angling versus fly fishing, we also do a deep dive on the most important attributes to the sport of fly fishing.

Ep.10 Streamer Fishing: A Deep Dive

In this episode, we discuss what it means to fish "streamers." Streamers require their own approach and are often the gateway from conventional angling tactics

Ep.2 What Gear Do I Need To Fly Fish?

In this episode we go through the quintessential gear for the up-and-coming fly angler. From rod and reel, to waders and boots, to setup up and essential accessories. Read below for Lance's Go to gear!

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Ep.3 How Do I Fly Fish?

In this episode we do an indepth introduction of the 3 main styles of fly fishing: Dry Fly, Nymphing, and Streamer fishing - the how, when and why's.

Ep.4 How Do I Cast A Fly Rod?

In this episode we go over the essential casting techniques required to fly fish successfully. You will learn how to achieve them, how to practice them, and when/how they are implimented.

Ep.5 Finding Fishable Fish & Fishable Water

90% of fish are in 10% of water. You can't catch fish unless you know where to find them. In Part 1 we explore how to find water that holds fish. In Part 2 we explore what parts of that should be fished

Ep.6 The Wacky World of Flies

In this episode we explore the wacky world of fishing flies; the different styles they come in and when/where to implement them. Here is a list of the flies discussed in the show, enjoy!

Ep.7 Dry Fly Fishing - A Deep Dive

In this episode we talk all about the heart and soul of fly fishing - fishing dry flies! Gear, Setup, and tactics are all discussed in this epic dry fly conversation.

Ep.8 Nymph Fishing: Part 1 - A Deep Dive

In this episode, we open pandora's box and dive deep into nymph fishing...aka "nymphing." 90% of the time, trout feed subsurface, this technique is how we are most successful targeting them there. Strap in because this is Part 1 of a deep dive with one of the industry's leading nymph fishers, NATK co-host Lance Egan.

Ep.9 Nymph Fishing: Part 2 - Euro-Nymphing

In this epsiode, we discuss the newly popular technique of "Euro-Nymphing. Origins, Gear, Tactics, all are discussed in this comprehensive episode, featuring the man who helped bring the technique to the masses and continues to be one of the world's premiere anglers, Lance Egan.

S2 Ep. 7 Fly Rod Construction Through The Lens Of Joe Goodspeed Of Diamondback Fly Rods

S2 Ep.1 Most Common Fly Fishing Mistakes Part 1

This is the season premiere! And what better way to kick it off than with a cheatsheet to success?! Lance goes through the mistakes he sees most commonly when guiding and in competition. Streamline your game with part.1 of "what NOT to do"!

S2 Ep.2 Most Common Fly Fishing Mistakes Part 2

In this episode we continue further down the list of Lance's most commonly seen fly fishing mistakes. It's a long one and there are a lot of really juicy things to think about and dissect in here. From tactics to fishing philosophy - we hope you enjoy! Fish on!

S2 Ep.3 Small Stream Fishing - A Deep Dive

Big is not always better! Small stream fishing can be your ticket to ultimate seclusion and a truly unique fishing experience all together. Better yet, chances are, you have one near by. In this episode we break down the tactics, gear, places, and pain points of angling on smaller streams. It's a beast of it's own, albiet tiny!

S2 Ep.4 MYTH BUSTERS: The Most Commonly Heard Myths In Fly Fishing

Few sports have so much lore around them as our beloved fly fishing does...but how much of the "tails" (pun intended!) are true? Will your favorite myth get BUSTED? Or will it stand the test of time? Join us as we have Lance call true or false on the biggest claims in fly fishing.

S2 Ep.5 Stillwater - A Deep Dive - Part 1

Lakes, ponds, reservoirs...aka STILLWATER! These underultilized and underrated fisheries are often over looked by fly fishers who generally prefer fishing rivers or streams and tend to hyper focus on targeting trout. In part 1 of this 2 part series, we make a compelling case for stillwater fishing whether it be for trout or warm water species. Either way it's a LOT of fun and should be approached by fly anglers more regularly! Tune in as we break it down for you, gear, boats, flies, spools, lines, dad jokes...yea all that stuff.

S2 Ep.6 Stillwater - Deepest Dive - Part 2

We are back with part 2 of the Stillwater series! This time we get really detailed on rigging and techniques, shining some light on the deepest part of the stillwater game. Lot's to unpack here including Lance's modular leader recipe and tips on the "count-down" game!


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