Do you ever find yourself in a position where there is great water that you want to fish, but there is some big obstruction that is presenting a spey casting challenge for you? Maybe it’s a vertical bank or a bunch of trees that just doesn’t allow you to set up a good D Loop? With spey casting there are...
Yes, Sick. I can throw that out there now because I've had quite the embarrassing week...... and to be honest, Sick just sounds about right. I just returned from a Casting Instructor Class with the Federation of Fly Fishers and had an eye opening experience. Not because of the challenge, although becoming a casting instructor is a major challenge, but because I was...
WFS 100 – Joan Wulff Podcast – Fly Casting Tips, Lee Wulff, Yarn Rod, Dun Magazine, American SportsmanDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/joan Fantasy Fly Fishing Trips: https://wetflyswing.com/destination For Episode 100!!! - I'm happy to share a chat I had with one of the greatest people in fly fishing. Joan Wulff shares her great story and how she came to make a life in fly fishing. We talk about how to double haul correctly, her first job with Garcia in the early days, how she toured the fly fishing show sequence, and her connection to Lee Wulff.
I show you how to use the RIO Products Fly Line Cleaning Towelette in today's quick fly fishing video. If you haven't seen these little guys yet you'll be happy you checked this one out. Click here to watch the Fly Line Cleaning Video: I noted another more detailed way to clean your fly line in this video in case your...
Over the years, I've taught a lot of people how to cast a single handed fly rod. By far, the biggest issue I see is breaking your wrist. Don't get me wrong, there are times when you will move your wrist, and I'll talk about that in a bit. But, for right now, if you are struggling with your cast...
WFS 028 – Good, Bad and Ugly of Spey Lines – Barney Wong, Fly Fishing, Tips, Sandy River, Fly Fish USA, Pimp My CanoeDave -
Show Notes: wetflyswing.com/28 I had Barney Wong on the show to go in depth on spey lines and the challenge of identifying the actual sinking rates. We discussed an experiment we conducted on the river and how the outcome might surprise you. Barney tells his story of how he dropped everything to move out to the northwest to chase steelhead and a job in a local fly shop.
So, there’s no question you know what a single handed fly fishing rod is. You’ve probably also either heard about or used a spey rod…. right? But, what about the switch rod that has started to pick up some fame? What use are they if you already have a single and/or longer two handed rod? Switch rods, as the name denotes...
WFS 075 – Fly Casting Tips with Dan Johnston – Fly Rod Brands, History, St. Croix, Choosing a Fly RodDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/75 We get into some great tips as I pick the brain of Dan Johnston, a 30 year casting instructor with St. Croix Rods. Time to nerd out a bit on rods and casting. Dan shares the most important part of the fly cast and why 10-2 isn't the the best analogy to use and some tips to avoid the dreaded tailing loop. We also here about fiberglass rods and where there place is in fly fishing.
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Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/152 Bruce Kruk is on the podcast to share some tips for spey casting with a focus on long belly spey lines and long 14, 15 and 16 foot rods. We bring it to the bank of the Clearwater River and the Upper Columbia with a focus on steelhead fishing.
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.