Ask About Fly Fishing Internet Radio – WOW!
Paul Prentiss

In a newsletter article three months ago ( I discussed new podcasting opportunities for securing information about all forms of fly fishing.  I’ve been watching this approach grow into something very special.

I remember talking with Roger Maves a year ago.  The concept of in-depth interviews with experts in the fly fishing industry or associated with the sport through conservation organizations seemed like a terrific idea.  At that time Roger and his partner, Don Bishop were lining up speakers.

Ask About Fly Fishing ( not only made it happen, they far exceeded my expectations on how such a program could be assembled.  Roger and Don have created a format to extract an incredible level of detail from their guests – way beyond what you would get on a TV show or video.  This is not just for beginners – every level of angler will learn something.  Better yet, you can listen to the icons of this industry, the up and coming gurus, and the unknown but extremely knowledgeable folks that spend day after day on the water.

I called Roger a few weeks ago and told him we would like to become more involved with his show for three reasons.  First, Front Range Anglers is committed to helping people at any skill level be successful.  Second, we spend a considerable amount of time creating or assembling usable information for our customers.  Third, promoting the growth of this sport is good for our business.

With this in mind I told Roger we would like to feature one of his monthly shows in our newsletter and offer raffle items twice a month on his show.

A couple of weeks ago Roger interviewed an angler I’ve often admired for a long time:

Jay Murakoshi 

Jay Murakoshi

Jay Murakoshi has been in the fly fishing business for the past 31 years. His background includes 30 years of commercial fly tying, having tied for such notables such as Lefty Kreh, Ed Rice and Trey Combs. At one time or another he has tied for most of the Northern California shops. His patterns have been featured in Fly Fishing in Salt Waters, California Fly Fisher, Western Outdoors, and South West Fly Fishing.

Jay has been doing seminars and clinics since the early 80's and has spoken to thousands of people at events like the International Sportsman Expos in Sacramento, San Mateo, Los Angeles; sports pro shops and conclaves. Along with his partner, Ken Hanley, he conducts on- the-water seminars related to salt water fly fishing both local and in Baja. As part of the pro staff for G.Loomis, Bauer Fly Reels, Air Flow Lines and Angler's Sports Group (Dai Ichi Hooks) he's fortunate to be able to be in touch with the latest in equipment and supplies.

Jay offers some of the finest custom tied salt water flies available on the market today. His flies are tied with the highest quality materials available and he only uses Dai Ichi and Gamakatsu hooks.
For more information on Jay's exquisite flies, clinics, hosted trips to Baja and speaking engagements visit his web site at
Listen to Jay's show:

Fly Fishing Baja's Sea of Cortez

Jay Murakoshi has spent the last 31 years developing his expertise in fishing for Dorado, Roosterfish, Jacks and Tuna in Baja's Sea of Cortez. Listen in to learn his secrets.
Fly Fishing Baja's Sea of Cortez
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I was particularly interested in his recommendations on fishing the Sea of Cortez and I wasn’t disappointed with the wealth of information he provided.

When asked about his favorite flies he immediately mentioned the "Sea Habit" series that mimics prominent blue water bait fish. These flies are were developed by Trey Combs.  They are must-have patterns for the sea of Cortez.