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.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.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!