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Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/324 Presented By: FishHound Expeditions Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Adam Cuthriell, owner of FishHound Expeditions, is here to break down fly fishing in Alaska and talk about the remoteness of Kodiak. We learn the step-by-step guide from booking to preparation to fishing. We find out what are the resident species in Alaska, the best times in a season to go after them, the recommended gear setup, and the flies that work great.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/322 Presented By: Bearvault Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Kirk Bien takes us into a season in Rocky Mt National Park. We find out how they deal with bears, moose, and other critters. We talk about what the fishing is like up there, what flies are the most effective, and what type of fish you can actually catch and cook. Kirk tells us what we need to bring for the camp, the policies we should be aware of, and how the Bearvault helps in a lot of ways during camping. We also talk about what they have going with their fly shops - Llama-packed trips, guiding classes, and rafting.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/321 Presented By: Reyr Gear, Dette Flies, Bear Vault, Jackson Hole Fly Company Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors In this episode, we're fly fishing Iceland. Sindri Hlíðar Jónsson, co-owner and head guide at Fish Partner, walks us through what it's like to fish over there. We hear about which species are the most targeted and what you need to prepare for. Find out why there are no public waters and fisheries in Iceland - how all are privately owned and by whom. We also hear about the new lodge they're working on that has five different fisheries within a 20 mins drive.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/316 Presented By: Reyr Gear, Jackson Hole Fly Company, LakeLady Custom Rods, Trxstle Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Victor Babbitt takes us into the Tahoe area and then over his new gig on the Missouri. We talk about the Carson Lake, Pyramid Lake, Walker Lake, and Tahoe Lake - how they're all connected to each other and the ocean. Find out how Tahoe fly fishing used to be back in the days and how it is different now with the people and tourism. Victor tells us why he sold the fly shop, Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, and why he bought a 14 acres of land by the river in Missouri. Victor also tells us about his fly fishing hero, Mel Krieger, and what it was like to sit on the same table with Lefty Kreh.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/298 Presented By: LakeLady Custom Rods, Reyr Gear, Dette Flies, Trxstle Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Jim Schottenham, Curator at the American Museum of Fly Fishing, is here to take us back to the history of fly fishing from 200 AD to this day. We talk about the evolution of fly fishing gear and the people behind these amazing inventions. We learn how Jim classifies these items as classic, vintage, and antique. Find out how the museum acquires their artifacts and how much they have so far in their collection.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/292 Presented By: Fly Fishing Film Tour, Dette Flies, Stonefly Nets, Anglers Coffee Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Chuck Furimsky, founder of The Fly Fishing Show shares the story of how he got started organizing the shows and became the largest fly fishing show in the world. He shares some stories of his experiences with a few of the biggest names in fly fishing and the problems he encountered while preparing the shows and what they did to solve them.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/291 Presented By: Fly Fishing Film Tour, Dette Flies, Stonefly Nets, Anglers Coffee Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors The founder and master craftsman of Deli Fresh Design, Ross White, is here to tell us how he came up with the idea to reduce reuse recycle fly fishing gear with about 80% of the materials being repurposed plastic, rope, and old Simms waders. Find out how these simple gear allows us to have a better experience on the water.
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Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/289 Presented By: Fly Fishing Film Tour, Trxstle, Dette Flies, Togens Fly Shop Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Joe Ballarini, the headman at Tail Magazine and Strung Magazine shares the story of why he created one of the only print magazines in salt and how it all came to be. He describes what it's like working as a full time ER doctor, being the Editor in Chief of two magazines, and a dad at the same time. Joe also mentions some saltwater fly fishing trips that we can take part in this year along with the Tail crew and the things you need to prepare for.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/262 Sponsor: https://wetflyswing.com/koffler Shawn McQuade, the McFly Angler on Youtube walks us through his list of fly tying supplies and some tips and tricks on tying and buying products. Shawn has been able to grow one of the largest fly tying channels in the youtube space.