Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/139 Jerry French shares the intruder story and how the skagit spey lines and short spey rods came to be. We find out how the intruder drove the lines and rods and how Ed Ward Scott O'donnell and others created the huge change for steelhead fly fisherman.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/138 Rich Strolis shares his story and how he has become known as one of the big streamer guys. Rich breaks down how he designs flies and what he thinks about when coming up with new patterns. We hear which hooks Rich loves, how to determine what color to use for your patterns and why he gets fired up about the dumming down of fly fishing.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/137 COVID-19 Update for Fly Fishing Brands. Matt Smythe, the communications coordinator for AFFTA, sheds some light on what AFFTA is doing for fly fishing brands during the corona virus pandemic. We find out what AFFTA does and how they balance politics and conservation.
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WFS 136 – Steelhead Fly Design History with Joseph Rossano – Sid Glasso, Harry Lemire, Bob Strobel, Alec Jackson, SpeyDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/136 Joseph Rosano shares the history of steelhead fly design and development as a man who was side by side with some of the biggest names in steelhead history. Find out how it all developed from Joseph who was there with all of the big names of the day. Find out why Joseph waited 35 years to start writing about all of the great names like Sid Glasso, Harry Lemire and the rest of the gang. Find out what it was like being on the river as the intruder revolution was beginning.
WFS 135 – A River Runs Through It with John Dietsch – Norman Maclean, Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, SoulDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/135 We hear the story behind the story and the movie A River Runs Through It. Still to this day the greatest fly fishing movie of all time. John Dietsch was the stunt man for Brad Pitt and lead the fly fishing team that created the fishing scenes in the movie. We hear some of the great stories that made this the greatest movie of all time. The story was about family, about death and addiction. The story was not about fly fishing as Robert Redford told John many times during production. Enjoy!