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In this episode we WadeOutThere with Rich Strolis from Simsbury Connecticut. Rich always had a love of fishing, but became a more devoted fly angler shortly after starting his career as a state trooper.
He started fly fishing after working the night shift to help him decompress, and eventually was getting over a hundred days a year on the Farmington River. Rich began guiding and tying flies as a second career, until deciding he needed more time with family. Now that he has retired from his job as a trooper, Rich is selling flies and fishing more for himself.
We discuss techniques for tying more durable flies, the Housatonic River, and streamer tactics centered around patterns for reading and fishing different waters.
You can find out more about Rich, pick up some flies for your next fly fishing adventure, or purchase his book "Catching Shadows" at his website:
If you want more information on some of the topics we discussed try reading these articles published at WadeOutThere.com
Don't Buy a Fly Tying Kit! A Beginner's Guide on How to Start and Keep Tying Your Own Flies
Ten Fly Tying Techniques I Learned the Hard Way
For more fly fishing stories, lessons learned, and artwork check out my blog and online gallery at WadeOutThere.com