In episode 010 of the fly fishing show I interviewed Rob Bryce to talk about fly fishing the Skeena system. We covered the Morice River, Bulkley River as well as the Babine River and the Kispiox River.
We covered how to fish the Morice in depth, talked about steelhead life histories as well as some great stories about the Babine River. Also I tell one of my personal stores about how we dropped into the Babine Canyon for the adventure of a lifetime.
Click below and listen to the Skeena River episode with Rob Bryce:
I wanted to give a big thanks to Rob for coming on to provide all of the great tips an information on the Skeena Basin. I am planning another trip out there so very excited to meet Rob in person and swing a few flies.
Click the link above if you have a question for Rob or send me a message and I’ll get back to you.
If you want to get the Steelhead Tips Pdf Quick Guide click on the link below for all of the best tips summarized in one PDF:
In today’s fly tying video I show you how to use the FairFlies.com fly tying brush. This fly brush allows you to tie an intruder like fly about as fast as humanly possible. This is because it just takes 1 wrap of material and you’re done.
Fair Flies is also ethically sourced and a great company to support. Check out the video below to see how easy it is.
If you want to check out more of the brushes head on over to Fairflies.com to see what colors they have to offer.
Take a look below to here more of the Fair Flies story.
Click this link to read about the full story of sustainability with Fair Flies.
Here’s a brief summary – Fair Flies is a registered Benefit corporation. It is the the job of the board to make sure mission comes before financial returns. The mission is to provide livable wages to compromised areas around the world.
Your order of fair flies materials helps move this mission forward and continues to build mentorship in fly tying and the fly fishing industry.
“We are not just another materials supplier or cheap online store. We create opportunities and make space to work with and train exploited and marginalized individuals. We believe that by providing trade instead of aid we make a lasting difference that also gives dignity instead of dependence.”
I wanted to give a big thanks to Jeff for giving me a brush to check out and tie a few with. I’ll be heading over to check out a few more colors now.
If you are interested in the Fly Tying Tips PDF that includes 30 fly tying tips to improve your game click on the button below:
In episode 009 of the Fly Fishing Podcast I had the pleasure of interviewing Simon Gawesworth who is one of the biggest names in fly fishing today. Simon breaks down spey lines in detail including what’s new this year and what he sees in the future of spey.
He talks about choosing lines for windy conditions, a good sinking line for summer fish, some of the new products in line for RIO including triple density lines. This one goes quick so click the button below to have a listen.
Click below to listen to the Podcast with Simon Gawesworth:
You can reach simon at Speyborn.com if you have any additional questions or need a lesson.
It was a lot of fun to hear Simon’s story and history how he got started at his dad’s fly fishing school. Jim Vincent from RIO heard about Simon and started chatting back in the day. Eventually Simon moved to SW Washington to be closer to many of the NW steelhead rivers.
We talk spey lines in details including why this year is going to be huge with the triple density lines. The East Fork of the Lewis River, the Kalama River and the Deschutes River are all some of his home waters
We get into the process of how RIO tests there lines to make sure they are ready to go for the new season. This is one of the best parts of being a Brand Manager – trips to the south with the fly fishing staff at RIO Products.
We get into some of the frustrations of fly line manufacturing and how RIO deals with issues in this process. All companies deal with these types of issues so it’s important on how you follow up when these things happen.
What Simon loves and dislikes about his job. He’s got a pretty good one but office work is one thing that Simon can do without. Although he knows that it’s necessary and part of the teaching process, one of the things Simon loves and is very good at.
We get into the differences between atlantic salmon and steelhead fly fishing. Fly size is probably one of the biggest difference where a size 14 is not uncommon for salmon fishing.
Triple density and quadruple density lines are the rage these days because the line casts and swings through the water much better than older lines.
Quote: “If I had to pull out a single Gem from our 2018 products, it would be the triple density single handed spey line.” -Simon Gawesworth
Conclusion with Simon Gawesworth
I wanted to give a huge thank you to Simon for coming on to the show today. As I noted at the start of this episode, Simon basically taught me how to spey cast by the videos he provides including Modern Spey Casting.
Thanks for stopping by to check out the show. Click on the button below if you want the 30 Fly Fishing Tips PDF Quick Guide. These are tips coming directly from all of my guests!
In episode 008 of the Fly Fishing Show I had the great opportunity to interview Darren MacEachern from Piscatorflies.com where we discussed steelhead and salmon fly tying along with some great fly fishing stories and history of fly tying.
Take a look below for the Show Notes and links to everything we discussed in the interview. You’ve got to hear the Rusty Rat story and poem that goes along with it.
Click below to listen to the Podcast with Darren MacEachern:
I put together a short video that shows the new fly fishing “studio”. I am pretty excited that I’m back on my home river for the next period and excited to hopefully connect with some more people in person.
The studio is small what will be a fun place to post some new information over the next year or so.
Click here to watch the short video on my new studio:
What do you think? Is the earth a good backdrop or would something a little different be better?
Leave a comment at the bottom and let me know what you think.
In this episode of the Fly Fishing Podcast I had the pleasure of chatting with Pete Humphries to cover spey casting, steelhead fly fishing and Great Lakes tributaries. Pete does an amazing job breaking down the steps to spey casting and provides a bunch of tips.
He covers Great Lakes steelhead fly fishing with a focus on Western Michigan and talks about many of the people who helps him become an expert. If you are new to spey casting or struggling with your cast this is the perfect episode for you.
Click below to listen to the Podcast with Pete Humphries:
I wanted to give a big thanks to Pete for coming on the show, he over delivered on all of the great tips he offered. Do you fish the great lakes or western Michigan? Was this show helpful? Leave a comment below and let me know.
Click on the button below if you want the PDF Quick guide to the top steelhead tips from our guests on the podcast:
It sometimes sounds like a good idea to get out in your boat and cover as much water as possible. But Trey Combs noted in a recent interview I did with him that one of his biggest tips is to get to know one steelhead run so well that you can identify each pebble.
So you can identify each boulder and seam.
So, that’s the Steelhead Tip today – Get to know one steelhead run so well that you know exactly where steelhead hold and where each of the little buckets are at all river levels.
This will decrease the wasted time and increase the amount of fish you hook into.
It episode 006 of the Fly Fishing Show I had the pleasure of interviewing one of the biggest people in the history of steelhead fly fishing, Trey Combs.
Trey wrote one of the early books on the history of steelhead fishing and flies and has done a lot of other amazing stuff in his fly fishing career that we cover today.
We get into a bunch of big topics including the issues with the Thompson River steelhead decline, talk about his mentors, discuss steelhead fly fishing history, two handed rods plus some of his new fly patterns.
Click below to listen to the Podcast with Trey Combs: