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.
WFS 092 – Alaska Fly Fishing with Kyle Shea – Rainbow Trout, Bristol Adventures, Kulik Lodge, Deneki, Alaska WestDave -
Show Notes: https://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.
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 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.
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 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 123 – Mariusz Wroblewski – Choosing a Two Handed Fly Rod, Winter Steelhead, Spey Casting, Kamchatku, Echo, SkeenaDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/123 I had a great chat with Mariusz Wroblewski who is a big name in steelhead conservation, spey casting and rod development. Mariusz breaks down the exact rod you need for winter steelhead for large and small rivers. We also cover the details of the right skagit line for the job. We talk about the Triple density line and how to line your spey rod correctly based on the line and sink tip length and weight. We then jump into what Kamchatku has to offer and how steelhead are so different than anywhere else on the planet.
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 124 – Giant Tarpon Fly Fishing with Bruce Chard – Florida Keys, Fly Presentation, Tides, Leading FishDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/124 Bruce Chard breaks down Giant Tarpon Fly Fishing today on the podcast. Bruce is a longtime guide out in the Florida area and shares his best tips and tricks. To be honest, we didn't even come close to covering it all but did go a little deep on some juicy topics. Bruce goes deep into how you present the fly for tarpon, the tarpon toad and whether you can DIY your way to tarpon. Baby tarpon might be your best chance to DIY a few tarpon to the fly.
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.
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