I sat down and had a great chat with Tom Rosenbauer from Orvis Fly Fishing, one of the most influential people in fly fishing and the man behind the largest fly fishing podcast in the world.

We talk about the story behind Orvis, some tips, tricks and common questions.  Tom gets into the easiest way to get started if you are brand new.  This is the perfect show if you are just getting started or want to hear the story behind Orvis.


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Orvis Fly Fishing Show Notes with Tom Rosenbauer

07:40 – Jeff Currier has caught almost 400 species on the fly.  I will have him on the show during the destination season.

14:00 – We talk about our podcast host – Libsyn who has been updating their data for podcast downloads.

15:45 – The Orvis TV show on how to fly fish has 13 episodes.  You can find the video Orvis fly fishing guide on Amazon Prime.

The Orvis fly fishing brand and company is one of the most weel respected in the fly fishing business.

36:40 – Leigh Perkins was a huge mentor for Tom over the years and was one of the owners of Orvis.

37:34 – Fly Rod and Reel Magazine and Fly Fisherman with John, and 4 other people to add.

38:00 – Prospecting for Trout and the Fishing Guide are two of Tom’s most popular books.

45:00 – Kelly Galloup was on the podcast and noted how fly tying has become the cool thing todo.

54:30 – Simon Gawesworth was on the show for a second time after I bombed the first take.

55:30 – Gink and Gasoline, Mid Current, The Fiberglass Manifesto, are a few blogs that Tom keeps up with.

I recently talked to Louis from Gink and Gasoline who will be on the show soon.


1:04:30 – Admiral Fallow was noted as one of Tom’s favorite groups.  Here’s a great video that gives you a glimpse.


You can find Tom at Orvis Fly Fishing or on Instagram.



Resources Noted in the Show

Prospecting for Trout by Tom Rosenbauer


the orvis fly fishing guide

The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide by Tom Rosenbauer


Orvis Fly Fishing

Conclusion with Tom Rosenbauer

I loved hearing the history of Orvis and Tom’s connection to them for so many years.  Tom shares the names of some of his biggest influences before we get into the juicy tips and tricks.



  1. I just started listening to pod casts and enjoyed this one. It was interesting hearing about Toms background. Made me feel better that he still considers himself a “begginer”. I’ve been fly fishing for 6 years and feel that I know less than when I started.

    • Hey Brian. Yeah, isn’t that amazing that with all of Tom’s experience he still thinks that way. I think this is why fly fishing is one of those life long things. Hopefully I’ll be able to provide some more content that helps you step up your game this year. Thanks for taking time to leave a comment!

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  2. Have no way of knowing if Tom will get this . My other was an avid sewer and she suggested I cut my tippit on a 45 degree so that I had a point to put thru the eye of the hook . Never have seen anyone propose this in the m