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Consulting on Brook Trout & More with Rob Snowhite

“Snowhite? That’s like, a nickname, right?”

Knowing an 18-year-old me, that was probably how my first interaction with Rob  Snowhite went. I had just started working at the Orvis store in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Rob and a handful of guys in their twenties had been there for a while already. I learned a lot about fly fishing from them, and I learned a lot from being in the shop. Those were good days. Days when a paycheck often turned into a rod, a reel, or some waders immediately upon receipt – but good days, nonetheless.

After I started Casting Across and began to make my rounds in the fly fishing culture following a five-year hiatus, I was pleasantly surprised to see so many familiar faces. Both in person at events like The Fly Fishing Show and through the internet magic of social media, I was able to reconnect with Rob.

We share an appreciation for the craziness of Northern Virginia, an affinity for Sheetz, and a love for fly fishing.

At the Edison Fly Fishing Show this past year we made plans to record a podcast. Shortly thereafter, we scheduled a Valentine’s Day Skype session and put the thing together.

You can listen to it below!

We talk a lot about brook trout: where they are, how to catch them, and, most importantly, what makes them special. We also discuss the old days, the NRoS (No Rods on Shoulders) movement, and a handful of other topics.

If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to subscribe to Rob’s The Fly Fishing Consultant Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite podcasting app.

Want to catch a giant carp, some African cichlids, largemouth/smallmouth/striped bass, enough shad to wear your arm out, or a northern snakehead? If you live in or are passing through the Washington, DC area, have Rob take you out for a day of some of the most unique and exciting fly fishing you’ll ever have. His website has all the information you’ll need.


  1. Bill Thomas says:

    Great interview! Really makes me want to head to the mountains. I still remember the first native brookie I caught in Shenandoah National Park, changed my fly fishing world. I wish I didn’t live 2 hours away from the park!

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