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Podcast 102. Daniel Bragg Part 1. The Five Fly Fishing Skills and Fighting Big Fish

In this episode we Wadeoutthere with Daniel Bragg from Cameron Montana. 

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Daniel cut his teeth fly fishing as a youth in the Ozarks and later the mountains of Tennessee while attending school.  When his promising career out of college left him feeling stuck, Daniel moved to Montana and took a $10/hr job in a fly shop to pursue his true passion, fly fishing.  It wasn’t too long before he was guiding the Madison River at Kelly Gallup’s Slide Inn.  He’s been hunting and fishing in the Big Sky State ever since. 

In Part One of our conversation we discuss:

  • The five skills of fly fishing
  • Casting
  • Entomology
  • Reading water
  • Presentation
  • Fighting big trout
  • How to hold the rod fighting fish
  • Angles when fighting fish
  • What to do when a big fish makes a run for structure

Learn More

To schedule a guided trip with Daniel or learn more about the Madison River visit:

Kelly Galloup’s Slide Inn

If you want more information on some of the topics we discussed try reading these blog posts from Wadeoutthere:

What to do When a Big Fish Runs Downstream

Dig in on a Big Trout

Patterns in How Big Trout Fight. Understanding “The Program”

Tips for Fighting Big Trout from a Drift Boat

If you enjoy the Wadeoutthere Fly Fishing Podcast, and want to help it grow, please leave a rating and review.

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed talking with Daniel.


Jason Shemchuk

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