mending the line
When I started out swinging flies with a spey rod, my cast wasn’t great.  In fact, it pretty much sucked.  But, because mending the line with the spey is pretty easy (think length), I was able to turn a bad cast into a great cast. After I piled my crappy cast out there, I only needed to pick up and turn over...
devin olsen
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/43 I interview Devin Olsen to talk about Euro Nymphing and the USA Fly Fishing team.  He provides a bunch of tips to help you get started with euro nymphing. We cover the Provo River, the history of Polish Nymphing, Indicator leaders, Fly Fish Food and Dynamic Nymphing.  Lots of content in this one so enjoy!
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...
wind knots
One of the things you will learn about steelhead fly fishing is that sometimes you can put in a lot of time for one shot at a fish.  That one pull that you put in 40 hours for.  You will likely be logging a lot of time and effort until you get that next hookup. I want you to be ready...
steve duda
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/38 Editor of the FlyFish Journal, Steve Duda is on the podcast today to talk about how he became the editor of a unique fly fishing magazine, his passion for banjo and punk rock and why it's all about the experience for him. We talk about the Burning Pram Party, the Swallow Story, woman in fly fishing, conservation and politics.  We pretty much cover it all and is now a pleasure to share this one with you.
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...
royal coachman
In todays fly tying video I show you how to tie a Royal Coachman Bucktail.  This pattern was taken from the book, The Half-Pounder a Steelhead Trout by Dennis Lee. Click here to watch the Royal Coachman video: Royal Coachman Bucktail Material List Thread:  Size 70 Ultra Thread red Hook:  Dai-Riki #899 Size #6 Tail: Red Hackle Body: back 3rd peacock, red floss, front 3rd peacock Hackle:  Pheasant...
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...
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/44 Heather Hodson shares her wisdom on West Slope Cutthroat fishing Idaho and Montana and breaks down the United Woman on the Fly Movement. The Northwest Fly Girl breaks down how she has become a leader in the fly fishing world.  We also get into her day job as a nurse, the challenges there and all of the amazing trips coming up this year.
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 -...
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