Landon Mayer – Guide Flies, Spring Tactics & Peacock Bass in the Brazilian Amazon
Today, my guest is Landon Mayer. He is a premier Colorado fly fisherman, a world-class fly fishing guide, an author, and a fly designer. I have been very fortunate to get to know Landon Mayer as we travel together on the Fly Fishing Show tour. Sitting down with experts in their space is one of the joys of podcasting. Landon is considered one of the top educators in both fly fishing and fly tying today. He is a Colorado guide, the author of six books, including his latest, ‘Guide Flies’, and an ambassador for some of the finest fly fishing companies, like Simms, Fishpond, and Scientific Anglers. He is also an Umpqua Signature Fly Tier with twelve signature patterns.
He has made it his goal to help others fish in the magnificent Rocky Mountain scenery and find more success on the water. Sitting down with Fly Fishing Journeys for the second time, we dive into spring fishing tactics. We then discuss the concept of guide flies and how certain flies make it into his guide box and latest book. Then we finish chatting about fly fishing travel, beautiful peacock bass, and the jungle of the Brazilian Amazon.
[04.11] The transition: Starting the conversation, Landon shares what he loves about the spring transition into the summer fishery.
[11.02] Techniques: Landon shares the techniques that can be used in spring and summer and can be applied to both cell park areas or any tailwater.
[12.59] We dive into what Landon’s book ‘Guide Flies: Easy-to-Tie Patterns for Tough Trout’ represents.
[23.26] Tube midges: Landon explains tube midge fly and how they work.
[25.34] Nomadic waters: Amazon River Region Peacock Bass Fishery.
[30.34] Flies: We talk about what kind of flies people can use for peacock bass fishing.
Connect with Landon Mayer
Website – landonmayerflyfishing.com
Instagram – instagram.com/landonmayerflyfishing/
YouTube – youtube.com/channel/UCfAmlyFLhV4eKzemsg5MIfQ/videos
Books by Landon Mayer – goodreads.com/author/list/5144602.Landon_Mayer
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