16 episodes

Podcasting from Truckee, California THIS is the Truckee / Tahoe Fishing where we discuss fly fishing, conservation, outdoor business & recreation, pro tips, our "Behind the Brand" series and more!

KNOW better, FISH better - Part of the Barbless Podcast Network.

Hosted by fly fishing outfitter and conservationist, Matt Heron.

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    • 4.9 • 75 Ratings

Podcasting from Truckee, California THIS is the Truckee / Tahoe Fishing where we discuss fly fishing, conservation, outdoor business & recreation, pro tips, our "Behind the Brand" series and more!

KNOW better, FISH better - Part of the Barbless Podcast Network.

Hosted by fly fishing outfitter and conservationist, Matt Heron.

    All Access: Truckee River (June & July) with host Matt Heron

    All Access: Truckee River (June & July) with host Matt Heron

    Join your host as he once again dives deep into unlocking the secrets of the Truckee River. Only this time he specifically chats about June and July. 

    Thanks to another great round of questions from his following on social media, Matt covers a variety of summer topics.
    Is swinging flies effective?
    What's his go-to fly for summer?
    What's up with night fishing?
    How to target the rare trophy fish in the summer.
    Hows the fishing on Rt. 89 from Truckee to Tahoe?
    Should we fish the bubbles?
    What are the new proposed reg changes? 

    This is another can't miss episode to the aspiring Truckee angler!

     

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    • 51 min
    Umpqua Feather Merchants with Russ Miller

    Umpqua Feather Merchants with Russ Miller

    Today Matt chatted with his good friend Russ Miller with Umpqua Feather Merchants. Russ has a long career within the fly fishing industry and in the last year has settled in CO, working with the biggest fly tying manufacturer on the planet as their Director of Marketing. 

    Listen as Matt and Russ dive deep in the storied history of the brand, their famous Signature Fly Tiers program and the backstory of american fly tying as a whole. 

    Whitlock, Leftly, Kaufman and Lawson. Hear how these pioneers on the sport and fly tying had to be persuaded into becoming the first Signature Tiers in the Umpqua brand. 

    Did you know that flies and the tiers that designed them helped shape modern fly lines and rods? Hear Russ's take on why it's not the other way around. 

    Have you ever wanted to be an Umpqua Signature Tier? We've go that too. Have a listen as the guys discuss the behind the scenes routine for hand picking some of the best fly designs on the planet. 

    Lastly, do you need to sharpen your hooks before you tie on them? No? Make sure you say thanks to Umpqua. 

     

     

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    YouTube Domination - The Informative Fisherman - Nick Smith

    YouTube Domination - The Informative Fisherman - Nick Smith

    Today Matt hosted one of his long time buddies, Nick Smith, the Informative Fisherman. Nick is widely regarded as the top fishing instructor on YouTube. His show the Informative Fishermen has over 126K subscribers!

    Over the years Nick has solidified his position within his industry as a celebrity personality, influencer, featured presenter, rod designer and more. 

    An avid fisherman his whole life, listen as Nick recounts his unusually lucky start with YouTube and how he started his business 12 years ago. 

    Nick and Matt discuss the back end of the YoutTube culture and Nick clears up many of the myths associated with it. "Clickbait"? Yeah, he discusses that too and why it leaves a black eye on everyone involved. 

    Nick is very fortunate to have his dad as his side kick for almost every episode as well. This fathers/son film team has racked up the accolades over the years and and his videos are "must see" internet TV.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Truckee River - All Access: With Guide and Host Matt Heron

    Truckee River - All Access: With Guide and Host Matt Heron

    Join your host Matt Heron as he goes all access into his home river, the Truckee River in Truckee, California.

    Prior to this episode, Matt posted a video on social media asking his followers to send in questions about the Truckee, and boy did they turn out!

    Listen in as Matt answers over 30 questions about fishing the Truckee! 

    He'll cover fly selection, access points, rigging, hatches, techniques for summer and spring runoff, and touch briefly on fishing the NV side as well. And that is just the start!

    This is a "can't miss" episode. If you've ever wanted to unlock the secrets of this challenging trophy trout fishery!

     

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    • 54 min
    Cast Hope and COVID-19's Impact on Non-Profits

    Cast Hope and COVID-19's Impact on Non-Profits

    In this episode, Matt chats with Ryan Johnston, the founder and director for Cast Hope. Cast Hope is a 501(c)3 non profit in California and Northern Nevada targeting at risk and under served youth via fly fishing.

    This episode really hits home with Matt as he is also the Regional Director for Reno/Tahoe. For the last five years Matt has dedicated part of his career to giving the gift of fly fishing to hundreds of deserving youth since he was hired. 

    Listen as Ryan discusses how Cast Hope started in 2009, how the organization took off shortly after, all of the fundraising opportunities throughout a given year and how this has changed his life.

    Most importantly, Ryan tells multiple stories of how Cast Hope has had a profound impact on lives of so many children. Hearing these stories are a must!

    As you might imagine, the two finish with the limitations and struggles the virus has had on this small non profit, including loosing nearly $50 thousand in canceled fundraisers this spring alone. 

     

     

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Techniques for Runoff and High Water - Jordan Romney

    Techniques for Runoff and High Water - Jordan Romney

    Today Matt and Jordan Romney discuss one of the more overlooked water conditions throughout a season, high, dirty water during spring runoff or summer rainstorms.

    This scenario, for a number of different reason can be one of the best times to chase your local trout, and maybe even stick the fish of a lifetime!

    Listen as they talk tippet size, fly color and selection, water clarity, reading the water and more any Matt's loves that fish "don't have hands".

    With most of the country expecting spring runoff conditions in the next few weeks, this is a can't miss episode!

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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

13camp ,

Love the Truckee

Love your pod cast. The Truckee is the river that my son and I love to fish and make memories on. I know I’m not a local but the other fishermen make feel that I am. Can’t wait to your next pod cast. Thank you

GregR2020 ,

Deep dive into the Truckee River!

Great review and tips for how to hit the Truckee in summer - liked the format of answering questions from listeners.

Derclausmaner ,

Great podcast!

Great podcast, and if you don’t know Matt nails hogs in the Truckee! In fact I’ve run into him on the river with a toad rainbow in the net he got his client onto. Keep the reports coming from the local waters! Thanks Matt!

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