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/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/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.
WFS 092 – Alaska Fly Fishing with Kyle Shea – Rainbow Trout, Bristol Adventures, Kulik Lodge, Deneki, Alaska WestDave -
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/92 Kyle Shea breaks out some Alaska tips for rainbows and how he got involved with Deneki and Alaska West. If you've ever googled steelhead fishing or Alaska, you've probably seen one of his 1400 Deneki blog posts. Spey fishing for rainbows, king salmon, Leopard rainbow and how to find the big fish are covered in this episode along with a step x step gear guide to get ready for you next trip. We talk about the difference in lodge trips you can take and glamping vs the full hottub wine and dine style.
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/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.
WFS 377 – Alaska Fly Fishing Giveaway with Adam Cuthriell and Nick Torres – Waterworks-Lamson and Fishhound ExpeditionsDave -
Adam Cuthriell and Nick Torres are on the podcast today to break down the big Alaska trip we put together last month. We chat about the best memories we had during the trip and some of the tips and advice to get you prepared for that trip of a lifetime to Alaska.
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/327 Presented By: Bearvault, Zoe Angling Group, Angler's Coffee, Togens Fly Shop Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Justin Essian, the owner of Papa Bear Adventures, brings us to Alaska and helps us lay out a plan for a full DIY wilderness float trip. Fishing Alaska.. we can't get enough of it! We talk about the features of rivers like Goodnews, Arolik, and Kisaralik - find out which species you can target there, the best times to fish them, and which species is prohibited to kill and cook. Justin describes what a trip would look like for a group of 3 to 6 - how you can save money for raft rental, and how much it cost per person to get all-set for the trip.
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.
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