Sunday, February 12, 2012

Best of The Best Fly Fishing TV Shows 2012 Review

Get Your Tivo Ready

Okay here it is, I've been told that I am a die hard fly fishing addict -in case this comes as a shock and I think my blog title gives it away. Since Winter limits my water activity somewhat, I'm open for anything fishing related to keep me occupied. So whether it's local fly fishing shows, Fly Fishing film premieres, or something I think all of you can relate to....2012 Fly Fishing TV Schedules.

What's your choice of fishing shows do you like? I think there's something for everyone and I think there's plenty of junk out there too it just depends on what you are looking for.

Here's a taste...
Here are some shows that may interest you

Familiar Waters -
Pro's: Nice travel episodes of some sweet fly fishing destinations and big Tarpon
Con's: Get your camera guys to sit down & not to be in every single shot

Kelly Galloup Fish TV -
Pro's: It's Kelly Galloup what more could you want, learn how to shake that Bugger
Con's: No more Jack Dennis, hey that may not be a bad thing, nah we miss ol' Jack

Fish The Baja- Colorado's own Dave Maynard takes you on a few wild episodes in Baja! This new show actually does pretty well for a landlocked guy fishing down South.
Pro's: Chasing Roosterfish, Dorado and Baja's finest fishing areas
Con's: Need more inshore fly fishing if possible and you can never have enough Roosters

Flip Pallot Fishing Frontier - Flip decent show but I miss Walkers Cay Chronicles!
Pro's: It's Flip, can you get much better for Saltwater tips
Con's: Less Ford trucks and how their engines help us with fishing?

Fishing The Flats -
Pro's: Lot's of great Saltwater action and Top fishing tips
Con's: I don't get Fox sports so I miss a ton of their episodes

Buccaners and Bones - This is the show I think most are watching, fly fishing for Tarpon, bonefish and permit in you're talking!
Pro's: The cast is pretty hard to beat and the location is another plus, please bring back Lefty
Con's: Painful to watch the Fri Night Lights kid on there trying to cast a fly rod

Spanish Fly- One of my favorite fly fishing shows in the last few decades. Jose seems to always come up with creative ways to catch fish and I still can't decide which episode is my favorite.
Pro's: Next to Flip his shows have been the go to fly fishing show since college
Con's: Can't seem to think of any

Fly Rod Chronicles
Pro's: Well I have to think about this one?? I guess he helps Wounded Warrior programs
Con's: Stop hooting and hollering when you catch a fish

Hooked on The Fly - Not to be confused as Seasons on the Fly, similar but also another goody
Pro's: Incredible locations and can't wait to see Keys Tarpon and Chile monster bows again
Con's: More Saltwater but otherwise not much to improve upon

Seasons on The Fly - Great all around travel destinations and big fish! Greg found me online last year, happy to help anytime I can Greg!
Pro's: Big fish, great destinations and lot's of action
Con's: Can't wait to see what's in store for 2011

Wild on The Fly - The most talked about series of 2011!
Pro's: They go everywhere and catch those Golden Dorado's
Con's: Need more International, wait maybe not Montana episodes are pretty sweet

Fly Fishing World
Pro's: Watched this for years and it still stays at the top of my list
Con's: No new episodes this year it seems

Florida Sportsman
Pro's: Tips on fishing Florida...yeah we all need it, great magazine too!
Con's: Not enough fly fishing and fishing the Keys

Sport Fishing TV
Pro's: Yes more Saltwater, can you tell I love it!
Con's: Dull narative but decent fly fishing from time to time

Saltwater Experience
Pro's: A few of my friend's have been part of their Project Healing Waters program and shows.
Con's: Way too much spin fishing and not enough fly, that and less chatter around the pool at Hawk Cay resort

Outdoor Saltwater Series
Pro's: It's fishing mostly in Florida
Con's: Need more cowbells!

Token other Outdoor shows:
Wild Justice-California Fish and Game Dept crack down on nucklehead California poachers
Operation Wild-get your fix of Florida Wildlife incidents
Expedition Wild- Yellowstone Adventures with bears and what not to do in the wild
Alaska Wildlife Troopers- Wild adventures in Alaska cops/robbers, sorry no Sarah Palin here

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Anonymous said...

Great write up Troutdawg, those are some good shows to watch. Some good some suck, I guess it's better than nothing.


Troutdawg said...

Thanks Pete, one can never truly have enough fishing shows can we?

Togiak River Silver Salmon Fishing said...

Got so much from your awesome blog:-) More power to you!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy these shows and am always looking for new ones to watch, any new shows in the Minnesota area?


Mike Chirlston said...

Great blog and so helpful at finding good tv fishing shows to watch. Thanks.