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.
Can you learn how to fly cast online? Can fly casting videos help you to shoot more line out? You bet on both occasions! Is it better to have someone in person with you? To have your own teacher and/or mentor? Yes and Yes! I’ve taught many people how to cast a single handed rod over the years and...
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Show Notes: Klaus Frimor shares a great perspective on scandi lines and casting (aka underhand casting). Klaus tells his story about growing up in Denmark and how his connection with Loop came to be. Klaus is the main rod designer for single and two handed rods for Loop. Klaus shares his perspective on how and why spey casting and spey lines are different if Europe vs the US.
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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.
Do you remember the greatest fly fishing movie of all time? Yeah, I'm sure you do - A River........, well you know the rest. If not, watch the video clip below. Remember that seen where Norman is false casting away - something about enticing a fish to rise. Well, that's not reality. In realtiy or in steelhead fly fishing reality...
Show Notes: https://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.
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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.
There's so much information out there these days online that it's easy to get confused so I wanted to bring it back for you and clarify where to start. Brian Chou said it best in a recent interview I had with him: Pick a rod and line setup and fish it! He's basically saying that sure, you need a balanced outfit,...
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.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/09 In episode 009 of the Fly Fishing Podcast I had the pleasure of interviewing Simon Gawesworth who is one of the biggest names in fly fishing today. Simon breaks down spey lines in detail including what's new this year and what he sees in the future of spey. He talks about choosing lines for windy conditions, a good sinking line for summer fish, some of the new products in line for RIO including triple density lines. This one goes quick so click the button below to have a listen.