Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/271 Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Captain John McCloskey aka Dry Fly John describes what it’s like rainbow trout fishing in Alaska. He gives us a rundown on how to get there and what activities you can enjoy once you’re there. Find out what gear he recommends and the best times to go fishing in Alaska.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/268 Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Christian Bacasa is on the podcast to share the story behind creating Dupeafish and how he came to also own the Fly Fishing Insider Podcast. We also dig into a bunch of great tips on planning your next DIY fly fishing trip.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/F3T Paul Nicoletti and Nick Jones are here to share the Fly Fishing Film Tour story and the killer films they have on tap this year. We find out how they made it happen this year with an amazing selection of films covering the world.
John Gierach breaks out an amazing episode in this one as he talks about how he came to become one of the greatest fly fishing writers in the world.
Show Notes: http://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.
WFS 132 – Alaska Pebble Mine Update with Jenny Weis – Bristol Bay, Trout Unlimitted, Conservation, SalmonDave -
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/132 Jenny Weis provides us an update on the Pebble Mine project and what you can do this week to help protect almost 60 million salmon in one of the most important habitats in the region. We find out why this small project could become a much larger project if it's allowed to move forward. This is a big year and the call to action for you is to reach out to your local and federal representatives and let them know you oppose this project.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/131 George Cook shares the story and history behind how spey came to be in the northwest. We hear how fishing for kings and the connection to Alaska was a big part of the Alaskabou and the intruder style flies coming to be. George shares some stories about northern California chinook fishing and around the Pacific Rim. We get into the Deschutes, Oregon Coast and many of the other places and people that have helped defined his career in fly fishing and in hunting.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/130 We get some background on Kulik Lodge and Fly Fishing for coho salmon with Bryce Rushbrook. Bryce tells us what you can do to prepare for a big Alaska trip with a focus on Bristol Bay. We find out how Bryce became a Sweetwater success story and now has a strong guiding background. Kyle provides some tips for your first trip to Alaska and how to make the most of your journey.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/126 We hear the story of how John Peterka came to own Sage Brush Dry, a great company out of Kake Alaska producing dry bags for hunting and fishing. Find out how part of the deal when buying the company was for John to become a fly fisher. John describes their process of using radio frequency welding which creates a thermal and air tight bond. They can get more curve because they are using hot air welding via a double bond. A lot of terminology but bottom line is they produce a killer water proof bag.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/johnson I sat down with James Johnson who runs Katmai Trophy Lodge and Naknek River Camp. James breaks down fly fishing Alaska for salmon, trout, and char. Find out when the best time is to hit Alaska for a newbie and how to swing up chinook salmon. Find out what the number one thing is to think about when targeting chinook. We talk about Stealth Craft Boats and why the honeycomb design is an added feature that keeps the boat Stealthy. Find out how James got his start guiding in Michigan at one of the big Orvis lodges in the Midwest.
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