Dive into the world of bass fishing and fly design with Adam Hudson of Blue Line Flies today on the Swing. We hear about Adam’s early days catching bream with Walmart poppers to founding Blue Line Co.
We also explore their popular flies like the Cooter Brown and MeeMaw and get a behind-the-scenes look at their meticulous design process. Plus, get an exclusive peek into Adam’s passion project, the Isuzu Project, and discover what’s in store for Blue Line Flies in 2024.
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01:34 – Adam is from North Alabama, known more for regular bass fishing than fly fishing. He grew up near a lake famous for the Bassmaster Classic.
In late elementary school, he tried fly fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with his uncle, who inspired his interest in fly fishing.
4:08 – Adam shared that his first flies were bream poppers from Walmart. He’d ride his bike to the golf course pond, where he began catching bream.
Occasionally, he’d also land some smallmouth, which fought hard and got him thinking about mastering the art of catching them. For Adam, this experience marked a turning point that he believes changed his life.
07:33 – Adam relocated to Salt Lake City around five years ago and is set to move to Boise next spring.
Blue Line Flies
09:30 – Blue Line Co. was founded in 2017 with his friend Hobo Steve.
11:00 – While managing a fly shop, Adam noticed the challenge of finding bass flies. Many available options were either designed for saltwater or repurposed trout streamers or poppers.
16:46 – Adam shares insights into his home waters in Alabama.
23:38 – Adam delves into the intricacies of finding smallmouth bass.
29:05 – One of their most popular flies with a lot of movement is the Cooter Brown. Another renowned fly in their collection is the MeeMaw.
34:50 – Adam takes us through the process of creating and designing their flies, emphasizing their commitment to ensuring all their flies feature high-quality hooks.
36:06 – When designing a streamer, Adam mentioned their goal is to maximize movement while minimizing the distance it covers in the water.
38:56 – Adam shares the history of @Brpatt’s Tickle Monster, a fly he considers the best crawfish fly available.
54:34 – Adam tells us about his Isuzu Project.
1:00:20 – Adam gives us a glimpse of what’s on the horizon for Blue Line Flies in 2024.
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Conclusion with Adam Hudson on Blue Line Flies
As we wrap up, I can’t help but wonder what new fly patterns and exciting projects Adam will cook up next. Time to cast into the future and see what Blue Line Flies has in store for 2024!