fly tying challenge
I am running a 30 Day Fly Tying Challenge for anyone interested in having an accountability partner along your journey. Whether you are brand new to fly tying or been doing it for a while a challenge is a great way to change things up and keep it fresh. Here's the link if you want to join the challenge:  30 Day...
fly fishing knots
You just hook a fish of a lifetime!  It’s running like crazy and then makes an amazing jump, lands in a crazy splash, and starts to spin out more line.  Just at that moment your line goes limp.  F#!-*^k.  You strip back your line to check your fly, only to see a little curly cue on your tippet -...
how to cast
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...
lance egan
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/108 Lance Egan is on the podcast today to cover Euro Nymping, fly tying and his experience with Team USA.  We talk about the advantages of using jig hooks and slotted beads and why you should avoid lower cost tungsten beads. We get into the top tips for tying euro nymphs, the best hook for euro nymphs, Lance's confidence flies, and why Lance doesn't like the loop to loop connection.  This one won't disappoint so let's get into some euro nymphing content.
dropper loop knot
I show you how to tie the dropper loop in today's fly fishing video tutorial.  The dropper loop knot is great for nymphing when you want to fish a second fly off of the leader.  The dropper is a knot that does not get tangled easily and is easy to fish. Click Here to see the Dropper Loop Video: Here's a...
blood knot
I show you how to tie a blood knot in today's fly fishing 101 video tutorial series.  The blood knot without question is one the the greatest fly fishing knots of all time. A knot that may be a little harder than some up front but is actually pretty easy once you practice a bit. It is used to tie leaders...
peter sticher
https://wetflyswing.com/51 I sat down with Peter Stitcher from Ascent Fly Fishing to chat about analyzing the bug community to catch more fish.  Peter breaks out the PAUSE method which will be a game changer to help you get started. He shares the hatcher organization method, how to organize your box and when he fishes mouse patterns. Peter also takes street kids off the street and serves other underprivileged people in the community.
casting tips
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...
woolly worm
We are going back to basics today with the Woolly Worm.  One of the best first flies to begin with when starting out. I walk you through tying the woolly bugger in this video tutorial.  If you are new to fly tying then the best thing you can do is start with the basics. Whether a woolly worm or a woolly...
sharpen your hook
Do you sharpen your hook on a regular basis?   A fish's mouth is hard and tough.  Although steelhead often hit like a freight train, they can also take super subtly.  Just as light as a tip-tap is sometimes all you feel.  Take a look at Tip #1 here for clarification. A sharp hook can mean the difference between just getting...
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