239 episodes

"2 Guys and a River" is about helping aspiring fly fishers to catch more fish and make the most of their moments while on the water. We are two lifelong friends, writers, and mediocre fly fishers who love fishing small creeks as well as the great western rivers. Our mission is to help you catch more and bigger fish while deepening your love for the sport.

2 Guys and a River Dave Goetz and Steve Mathewson

    • Wilderness
    • 4.8, 107 Ratings

"2 Guys and a River" is about helping aspiring fly fishers to catch more fish and make the most of their moments while on the water. We are two lifelong friends, writers, and mediocre fly fishers who love fishing small creeks as well as the great western rivers. Our mission is to help you catch more and bigger fish while deepening your love for the sport.

    239: The Intrigue of Fly Fishing a Familiar River

    239: The Intrigue of Fly Fishing a Familiar River

    Fishing a new creek or river for the first time is exciting. But there’s also an intrigue of fly fishing a familiar place, a stretch that you’ve fished for years. In this episode, we recount a recent fly fishing trip to a spring creek that we’ve fished many, many times. There’s an intrigue of fly …

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    • 37 min
    238: Best All Around Fly Rod for Normal Folk

    238: Best All Around Fly Rod for Normal Folk

    The best all around fly rod is up for debate. The answer is, of course, it depends. Many fly fishers have more than one rod, but if you had to choose, which would be the best all around fly rod? In this episode, we make a case for the nine-foot, five-weight or nine-foot six-weight rod …

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    • 32 min
    237: 6 Lists for Fly Fishing Success

    237: 6 Lists for Fly Fishing Success

    Fly fishing success means different things to different people. For many of us, just a day on the river is success. In this episode, we identify six lists from our book “The Fly Fisher’s Book of Lists” and discuss their merits. One list that we discuss is “8 Adjustments to Make When Fishing Spring Creeks.” …

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    • 27 min
    236: 6 Practices for Stalking Trout

    236: 6 Practices for Stalking Trout

    Stalking trout is a basic concept of fly fishing, but yet it’s often not part of the curriculum of new fly fishers. In this episode we identify six practices for stalking trout and tell a few stories when we found success for our efforts. Stalking trout is especially important on smaller freestone rivers and spring …

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    • 29 min
    235: Flies that Work Anytime and Anywhere

    235: Flies that Work Anytime and Anywhere

    Flies that work anytime and anywhere are essential to your fly box. Yes, there may be some specialty flies that work only during specific hatches, but more often than not, the basics are pretty much all you need (most or at least much of the time). In this episode we discuss two dry flies, two …

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    • 42 min
    234: 4 Questions for Your Next Fly Fishing Trip

    234: 4 Questions for Your Next Fly Fishing Trip

    Your next fly fishing trip may seem like years away in this moment in history, but soon enough, it will be time to plan. In this episode we discuss four questions to help winnow your options to make the best decision about time of year for your next fly fishing trip. We also discuss our …

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    • 29 min

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4.8 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

BCS Md ,

Really enjoy it

Great podcast. Any chance you could talk about small stream fishing in Montana. Glad you kept it going

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Glad You’re Back!

Your podcasts are great and I’m really glad you are back.

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Great Podcast

Thanks for the great podcast. I’ve been a loyal listener for about 3 years now. This show has helped with the planning of my trip to Montana and the Yellowstone area.

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