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This blog is about my life as a fly fisherman, guide, and fly fishing instructor in and around Northern Virginia and Washington D.C.

Friday, August 31, 2018

210 | Fly Fishing Cape Cod Part 2

The second in a two-part series on fly fishing Cape Cod. Rob begins to understand how the physical geography of the Cape dictates water temperatures, winds, currents, and where the fish feed. A visit to the Goose Humomck, amazing potato salad, and a bass pond in Upstate New York.

New Podcats Episode!

Monday, August 27, 2018

209 | Fly Fishing Cape Cod Part 1

Rob's family visited Cape Cod, Massachusetts this summer for his mother in law's 7oth birthday. This is part one of a two part travelogue documenting Rob's first time fishing the Cape and in doing he discovers there is a major learning curve to finding fish. We start at Bear's Den fly shop.

New Podcats Episode!

Monday, August 6, 2018

208 | Fly Fishing Cape Cod 101 With Anthony Lombardo of Bear's Den

Rob wanted to learn more about fly fishing up on Cape Cod where his family is vacationing this summer. Rob interviews Anthony Lombardo of Bear's Den Fly Fishing Co. In this episode we learn about the Cape's location, what to bring, seasonality of bait, local patterns and so much more. Be sure to follow Anthony on Instagram.

Produced by Freestone Media.

Bears Den

New Podcats Episode!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

207 | Urban Fishing In The Buckeye State Over July 4 Holiday Week

The Snowhite's annual visit to Columbus, Ohio for the Independence Day week festivities. A road trip full of new fishing spots, bulgogi tacos, rain, craft beer discoveries, and a major lack of bourbon choices and new pants.

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New Podcats Episode!

Monday, July 16, 2018

206 | Fly Fishing Virginia's Marsh To Mountains In A Day With Chris Siess

Rob interviews Capt. Chris Siess about his passion for all things fly fishing, tying, and traveling. In a single day Chris can take clients out for redfish, smallmouth bass, and brook char. Chris chooses his super power to make him a better angler and shares his recipe for a post fishing sandwich!

Knot The Reel World

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New Podcats Episode!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

205 | Drew Chicone - Fly Tier, Author, & Much More

Episode 205. Rob interviews Florida's Drew Chicone. We learn how to organize a fly tying room, what happens when you collide your SUP with a snook, fly tying hacks, protection from the sun and all about E6000. Please visit his site and purchase his books!

Salty Fly Tying

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New Podcats Episode!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

204 | How Fish Hear + Fly Fishing Muddy Water

Episode 204. The DC Metro area has had a LOT of rain this year. Fishing has not been easy with constant floods. In this episode Rob breaks down the science behind how fish hear and how to adjust your fishing techniques to pursue fish in muddy water.

New Podcats Episode!

Monday, June 11, 2018

203 | Tony Friedrich | The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act

Episode 203. Rob interviews Tony Friedrich. You may know Tony as the founder of Lefty Kreh's Tie Fest. Tony discusses the health of the east coast fishery with regards to The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. We learn about the history of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, how to pull off the perfect heist, and the problems with harvesting menhaden.

Produced by Freestone Media.

New Podcats Episode!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

202 | Alex Binsted - Fishing Washington DC's Fletcher's Cove

This episode features Alex Binsted of Fletcher's Cove. Alex was born and raised within walking distance of the Potomac River in Washington, DC. Much of his youth was spent fishing at Fletcher’s Boathouse. When he’s not fishing he works as a manager at Fletcher’s Boathouse. This is an episode for all types of anglers. 

Binsted Lures

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New Podcats Episode!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

2018 Potomac River Shad Grip & Grins

 It was a tough spring. Lots of high water and days at home instead of on the water. Here are some of the fish we picked up. The shadness madness of rod bending hickory shad fishing never materialized. We are now recovering from a week of heavy rain and thus the shad fishing season is over for us.

These images follow the 2018 Shad Fishing Report podcast. 

Hickory Shad




Bait Busting Largemouth


Black Crappie

Matching the hatch

Crucian Carp


White perch

Banded kilifish | white perch vomit

Channel catfish

American Shad


Look at the mouth of a filter feeding American shad

Striped Bass

Don't drop fish on your toe when their dorsal spine is up

This was the snakehead with a tag.

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