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Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/mark I spent a day with Mark Bachman on the Sandy River looking for winter steelhead. Within 10 minutes of putting the boat in the water we find ourselves stuck on a mid channel boulder in the first rapid. We look at the best setup for winter steelhead, talk about how to find fish and hear the story of how Mark made a business in fly fishing at Fly Fish USA. Mark brings a hard exterior but after spending a day on the river with him I find out that he's a really good guy.
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.
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.
Fly CastingDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/27 I was finally able to sit down and have a conversation with Tim Rawlins from Line Speed Jedi dot com. Tim has been documenting his spey casting journey on his youtube channel and website. Tim not only breaks out some amazing resources for those interested in spey casting but shares some crazy Alaskan stories from his time flying bush planes. I'm excited to get into this one so let's jump in and get er done.
Fly CastingDave -
https://wetflyswing.com/21 I had the pleasure of talking with Matt Klara who has been around the spey game for quite a while now. Matt breaks down single handed spey casting and how you can and should get started on it. We talk about Big Sky Anglers, fishing for trout with a 7 wt, Sexy Loops and how he grew up on the Madison spending his summers living out of a camper. Don't miss this one as Matt shares his huge tip on a video that is incredible in describing how to "fish" a sinking line for steelhead.
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...
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.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/07 Great Lakes Expert Pete Humphries does an amazing job breaking down the steps to spey casting and provides a bunch of tips. In episode 007 of the Fly Fishing Podcast I had the pleasure of chatting with Pete who covers spey casting, steelhead fly fishing and Great Lakes tributaries. He covers Great Lakes steelhead fly fishing with a focus on Western Michigan and talks about many of the people who helps him become an expert. If you are new to spey casting or struggling with your cast this is the perfect episode for you.
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,...
Are you totally new to fly fishing and wondering how someone could cast a fly line 100's of feet? Maybe you've been out on the river only to "snap" off a bunch of flies? Or you just have no idea how to cast a fly rod and need a little help? Follow along below and I'll provide some quick tips...
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