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The CURRENT Podcast | Season 2 Episode 3 - Winter Fly Fishing Tips & Tricks with Umpqua's Russ Miller

Ivan Orsic / Nov 14, 2022

The CURRENT is a low-key, light-hearted fly fishing podcast brought to you by Trouts Fly Fishing. We're excited to kick off Season 2 of The CURRENT Podcast, which is now hosted by Rick Mikesell & Ivan Orsic. In Season 2, Rick and Ivan are welcoming a host of new and old friends to talk about all things fly fishing. From tips & tricks to deep dives on a wide variety of fisheries, we're excited to take a deeper dive into the world of fly fishing, both on the Front Range of Colorado and beyond.

In this episode, host Rick Mikesell and co-host Ivan Orsic are joined by a familiar friend - Umpqua's Russell Miller to talk about the skills, opportunities, and considerations to take while fly fishing during the coldest months of the year. Russell is no stranger to our YouTube channel. In fact, you might remember his on-the-water episode of Five Flies for January 2020. Truly, winter fly fishing in Cheesman Canyon at its finest.

An accomplished angler, Miller is well-versed in a variety of techniques including Euro Nymphing and Swinging Flies (more specifically - swinging flies for steelhead - a notably cold experience). A true student of the game, Russell is an excellent fly-fishing resource for anglers of any ilk.

Russ, Rick, and Ivan talk about what they're looking forward to this winter on the water in Colorado. The gentlemen of the pod talk about strategies, editing your water, the merits of Euro Nymphing in the winter, winter dry fly fishing, building the ideal winter day of fishing, fly choice, rigging, seasonality, and much more.

You can find the podcast on Apple Music, Spotify & Stitcher. If you enjoy what we're putting together with The CURRENT podcast, we ask that you please rate it and leave it a review on Apple Podcasts & Spotify! Thanks for listening!

For those interested in Paula Shearer's warm toes trick that we mentioned, check it out below.

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