I cover the Driftless area today with Jason Randall.  We talk about this unique area and hear about how Jason came to write numerous articles and books over the years.

Jason has some cool stories as we hear about a life in fly fishing.  He talks a little about his daytime job as a veterinarian and the difference between Landon Mayer and Joe Humpries.


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Show Notes with Jason Randall

04:00 – Nymph Masters was noted as one of the books in the trilogy.  This is the reference series for Jason.  We talk about how to avoid being boring.

04:42 –  Here is the interview I had with Joe Humphries.

08:30 – Landon Mayer talks about using tension with a fly in episode 48.

09:30 – Davy Wotton was on the podcast in episode 35.

19:57 – The Society for Freshwater Science.

20:50 – The Ed Engle episode and the color purple.

22:15 – What the Trout Said.  A book covering fish behavior.

23:30 – Rick Hafele was on the podcast in episodee 37. We talked a little about UV materials.

39:20 – Gerry Meyer runs the Driftless Fly shop.

42:10 – The Picket Pin is one of Jason’s goto patterns.

42:45 – The podcast on Euro Nymphing with Devin Olson.


51:50 – Breakline Optics is one of our Members Society Partners.

54:40 – Landon Mayers new book and the George Daniel blog.

1:01:00 – We talk about The Marshall Tucker Band\, Sawyer Brown, Led Zeppelin and more.

I also wanted to highlight the contribution of Gary Borger to the nymphing fishing arena.  Gary is the person who pretty much invented nymphing for trout and was on the podcast in episode 45.

You can find Jason at JRFlyFishing.com.


Resources Noted in the Show


nymph masters

Nymph Masters by Jason Randall



Videos Noted in the Show



Sawyer Brown – The Race Is On


Led Zeppelin at Guitar Solo


Conclusion with Jason Randall

Jason talks about how his background as a veterinarian allowed him to write three books on fish and the effects of the physical and chemical environment.

Jason knows many of the past guests we’ve had on the podcast so this becomes a good reference for future listening especially if you are new to the podcast.