Peter Jenkins

The Salty Side of Tom Rosenbauer

The Salty Side of Tom Rosenbauer

Tom Rosenbauer is the host of the Orvis Fly Fishing Podcast and has been with the Orvis Company for over 30 years, and while there has been a fishing school instructor, copywriter, public relations director, merchandise manager, editor of The Orvis News, and Marketing Director for Orvis Rod and Tackle. He is now the "Chief Enthusiast" Tom has more than ten fly fishing books in print, including The Orvis Fly-Tying Guide, which won a National Outdoor Book Award. When he was named Fly Rod & Reel magazine's Angler of the Year the magazine said: "People who meet him know the is as valid a fly fisherman as they come - honest, approachable, generous, dedicated, and enthusiastic." For a guy who has written ten books on fly fishing for trout Tom sure has a salty side which he describes: “I love false albacore, stripers. I have a love/hate relationship with tarpon, they get me all excited, but it’s a little too intense, and you can’t stalk them as much. I could give a ^*#@ about permit,” he said grinning. “As Steve Huff says, they’re a dishonest fish. You do everything right, and they still won’t eat the fly. Do everything right with a bonefish and they’ll usually eat.” Show Notes: We discuss Tom's fishing journey from Rochester NY to one of the most recognizable names in fly fishing. Tackle and tactics for striped bass on Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard. His favorite flies, and places to catch bonefish. A focused discussion on flats fishing with a fly rod and how striped bass and bonefish tactics have many similarities. Other resources: The Orvis Fly Fishing Podcast  Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center Striped Bass On The Fly Fly Fishing for False Albacore - Orvis Podcast Fish On: The Tom Rosenbauer Story

Duration: 53 min

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