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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 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 089 – Trout Spey with Capt. John McCloskey – Naknek River Alaska, Chattahoochee River, Georgia Fly Fishing, Swinging FliesDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/dryfly We cover trout spey with Captain John McCloskey aka Dry Fly John on Instagram. John goes deep into how he catches trout on the Chattahoochee River and the Naknek River out of Alaska. John is teaching spey in Georgia, a place where it hasn't totally consumed everyone quite yet. Tons of great tips including the best rod, lines, how to cast and how he teaches spey. We talk about the difference between spey, switch and single hand and how to present the fly to different trout species.
Pyramid Lake Fishing with Denis Isbister – Wild Fish Wild Places TV Show, Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, Ladder ChairDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/giveaway I sat down with Denis Isbister who is the host of the TV show Wild Fish Wild Places which has been running for 12 years now. Denis is a Pyramid Lake expert and breaks down the greatness of Pyramid and the monster Lahontan Cutthroat trout that cruise the lake.
WFS 130 – Bristol Bay Fly Fishing with Bryce Rushbrook – Kulik Lodge, Coho Salmon, Alaska Guide Life, Katmai National ParkDave -
Show Notes: https://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.
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/giveaway I talked to Brian Oakland from Got Fishing to talk about the big Giveaway for the Pyramid Lake Fishing Trip. The Giveaway launched this week along with Dennis from Wild Fish Wild Places. Brian Sheds some light on Pyramid Lake and why it's such a big destination in North American and how you might catch a 20 lb trout.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/wfs-069-oliver-white-podcast-bonefish-in-the-bahamas-diy-fly-fishing-tips-indie-fly We Dig into Bonefish in the Bahamas with Oliver White today on the show. Oliver shares his experience coming up through the guiding ranks and into owning his own lodge. Oliver shares the hedge fund story and how this has helped him get to where he is today.
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.
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