Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/105 Steve Wilson from Sweetwater Travel breaks down the fly fishing guide school he runs and sheds some light on fishing Mongolia for Taimen. We hear about the school in Montana and a day in the life of a new student at the guide school. Find out why Taimen numbers are going down and how fisherman have had an impact on this fishery. We hear about the best drift boats Steve uses and what you can do to connect with Steve and the gang.
The Ultimate Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing Gear List – Rods, Reels, Fly Lines, Waterproof Bags, ResourcesDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/wintergear I've been getting some questions about the need for a winter steelhead fly fishing gear list for the upcoming Olympic Peninsula Steelhead Trip. I'll breakdown the basics today so we can assure you have the major items given rain, cold, sun, sleet, hail or any and all of the above. Because it is February in the Pacific Northwest, we prepare for any condition.
WFS 091 – DIY Fly Fishing Exploration Tips with Ray Montoya – Middle East, Permit, Bonefish, Emperor Fish, YemenDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/ray Ray Montoya tells us how he has spent the last 20 years in the Middle East fishing for Permit, Emperor Fish and other species in a remote part of the world. He shares some of his best tips to put together a remote trip on your own time. Find out why this should be on your bucket list if you are into the salt water.
WFS 087 – Jim Klug with Yellow Dog Fly Fishing – Belize, Permit, The Fly Box, Jako Lucas, Cuba, DurangoDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/dog We cover Belize and Permit fishing with Jim Klug today on the show. Jim talks about his favorite patterns along with all of the steps to book your next trip to Belize. Find out why Yellow Dog is one of the leaders in the travel and destination space these days. We talk about the best time to hit permit, how to find the best guide and how to choose the location that's perfect for you. Lot's of good tips and a step x step plan to get down south for some Permit or bonefish.
WFS 084 – The New Fly Fisher with Colin Mckeown – Atlantic Salmon, Newfoundland, Squaretail, Jensen’s, Riffle HitchDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/colin We cover Atlantic salmon and Newfoundland with Colin Mckeown who produces one of the most prolific fly fishing shows in the world - The New FlyFisher. We get into a bunch of tips for A. salmon, find out what's next for the New Fly Fisher and what hooking an atlantic salmon feels like. Colin talks about how he has built a 50k following on youtube and why he does what he does.
WFS 111 – Australia Fly Fishing with Peter Morse – Tasmania, Baramundi, Flats Fishing, New Zealand, Lefty KrehDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/111 Peter Morse, aka the Lefty Kreh of Australia, shares his vast knowledge on a life fishing and living in Australia. Peter shares some tips for Australia Fly Fishing with a focus on catching Baramundi including the life cycle and when and where to target them. Hear about the TV show that Peter put together for prime time that lasted five seasons. I have the biggest name in the world of fly fishing today so excited to introduce you to Peter Morse if you hadn't heard of him yet.
Show Notes: https://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 102 – Carp Fly Fishing with Kevin Morlock – Beaver Island Lake, Casting Tips, Flats Fishing, Tailing FishDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/102 Kevin Morlock breaks down carp fly fishing in the Beaver Island Lake area. Lots of great tips for carp fishing regardless of your area including how to deal with the wind, why a loop not is key and why carp hate the plop. Carp fishing in this area is every bit of the flats fishing experience and cast for cast better than permit. We talk about the gear you need to get started and why you might have a chance for a 35 pounder.
WFS 116 – Hawaii Fly Fishing with Captain Rick Lee – Bonefish, Maui, Triggerfish, Christmas Island, Saltwater GearDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/116 I had a great chat with Rick Lee to talk about Hawaii Fly Fishing with a focus on bonefish and Maui. Rick breaks down some great tips if you are heading to Hawaii with a focus on Maui today. We talk about casting tips for the wind, how to strip retrieve and how you can put together a DIY trip of your own. We also cover the best flies and why dumbell eyes are key, where bonefish live 80% of the time and how you can maximize the time while you are out there. We dig into the best places to find bones including specific areas where flats are available.
WFS 083 – Seth Kugel – The New York Times Frugal Traveler – South America Travel Tips, Guides, Fake Reviews, Air BNBDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/83 My first New York Times columnist, Seth Kugel breaks out his best frugal traveling tips and tricks. And as Seth says, frugal traveling isn't about eating peanut butter and Jelly and sleeping in hostels. Seth breaks down the 4 parts of frugal traveling, how he has created a Brazilian youtube channel that funds part of his journey and how to get great deals via consolidator companies when buying airplane tickets.
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