(Interview starts at 58:00)

Our climate is changing, whether you think it’s man-made or natural Is Change. If you don’t believe that, you have to go out more. John Gierach, the thoughtful guy that he is, wanted to talk about this topic – how he’s dealing with the changes that have happened in his life and what we can all do to deal with climate change and still enjoy fly fishing – because as he says: “We still have to live”, and for some of us fly fishing Is Life. (Check out John’s new book, All time of the world.)

In the Fly Box we have a lot of questions, many of them quite simple, but they’re still fun to answer because you can always give them a new twist.

  • What is the best gear for catching trout with worms? (I hope he meant worm flies and not actual worms.)
  • What can I do to keep my water line from getting tangled?
  • I’m moving to Texas and want one rod for freshwater bass and one for inshore saltwater. Is there an outfit that can do that?
  • If I’m fishing in different trout situations, is it better to buy one quality rod or several cheaper rods?
  • Can bamboo and fiberglass fly rods be painted over?
  • I have a dog that likes to chase rocks and sticks. Any tips on how to make a dog a good fishing companion?
  • Is there a way to distinguish a trout surge from a chub surge?
  • I’m confused by the fly line numbers and the hook numbers. can you explain them
  • What do fish have to offer deep in a lake? My Pat’s Rubber Legs are quickly fished? What do the fish think it is?
  • How Do You Fish Your Rabbit’s Foot Emerger Patterns?
  • What do I do with my rod when tying on a new fly or landing a fish?
  • Is there a better knot than a clinch knot for tying size 18 to 22 flies?
  • My welded loop has cuts. What can I do to fix this?
  • What kind of dryer/dripper arrangement are you using if nothing is visibly hatching?
  • Good tip from a listener: Walk along the banks of your favorite rivers at low tide to get a feel for the ground structure.
  • Can you tell the difference between a male and female trout by the anal fin?
Podcast Fly Fishing Through Climate Change with John Gierach | AdayAwayFishingAdventures.com