Podcast: How to get a friend into fly fishing, with Charlie Berens and Adam Gruel

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Podcast: How to get a friend into fly fishing, with Charlie Berens and Adam Gruel

[Interview starts at 42:20] This week’s podcast is fun to listen to, even if you don’t need any tips on how to get a friend into fly fishin


[Interview starts at 42:20]

This week’s podcast is fun to listen to, even if you don’t need any tips on how to get a friend into fly fishing. Charlie Berens is a talented writer and comedian with a Midwestern flair (check out his You Tube videos), and Adam Greul is a musician with the band Horseshoes and Hand Grenades and also has a number of solo albums. Adam recently introduced Charlie to fly fishing and their experiences are both valuable and funny.

 As a bonus, we’ve included a song they did together at the end of the podcast.

In The Fly Box, we have some great questions and tips from listeners, including:

  • Sometimes I see trout from a bridge, but other times I don’t. Is this unusual and why?
  • What is the difference between a $100 fly rod and a $1,000 fly rod?
  • A suggestion on how to arrange your flies and droppers to lessen tangles.
  • A suggestion on how to instill better etiquette on our waters.
  • I keep losing fish once they are hooked. Do I need a better hook-setting strategy?
  • A great suggestion from a listener on how to tie a weedless bass fly, and some techniques for fishing it.
  • If you find nothing is working for you on a trout stream, what do you do?
  • What is the best way to fish plunge pools on small streams?
  • What is the difference between a slow rejection to a fly and a splashy one, and what can I do when a trout rejects my fly?
Charlie Berens (left) and Adam Gruel.
Photo by John Hartman

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