switch rod
  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...
wet fly fishing
  Wet fly fishing on rivers may seem a little old school to you.  You know, the wet fly swing? Just hear me out for a moment and I'll make it worth your while. (Scroll below if you want direct access to the the 7 super rich tips - 8 isn't really a tip but a call to action) I’m standing in a...
tim rawlins line speed jedi
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.
frank amato
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/113 I finally sat down and had a great chat with Frank Amato who is the brains behind Salmon Trout Steelhead magazine, the Fly Fishing and Tying Journal and about 300 books relating to fishing. We hear how Frank was a key player in protecting the Deschutes River.  We also hear about the Blue Jetboat Frank has had since 1980 and how he saved my butt after flipping int he river.
jack mitchell steelhead fishing
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/02 Jack Mitchell covers Olympic Peninsula and Klickitat River steelhead fly fishing in Episode 002 of the Fly Fishing Podcast.  Jack is one of the biggest names in Washington fly fishing and runs The Evening Hatch Fly Shop. He gets into a bunch of great tips on fishing for winter steelhead including some of the patterns that have worked well for him, spey casting tips and setting up a balanced outfit. Jack has almost 30 years of guiding experience so you don't want to miss any of the nuggets he shares in this episode.
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...
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...
project healing waters
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/50 I connected with Jerry Lorang, the Deputy Region Coordinator for the NW Region, from Project Healing Waters at a recent fly fishing event where Jerry was sitting with a distant cousin of mine. We talk about family, fly fishing and how Project Healing Waters has become one of the big resources for veterans struggling with PTSD and various other issues.  I hope you are ready for some inspiration.
Pat Cohen
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/pat We hear the Pat Cohen story and how Pat went from a tattoo artist to one of the most popular fly tyers in the country.  Pat specializes in tying deer hair poppers.  He is also a smallmouth bass master and digs into some of his best bass tips today. Pat shares exactly how to tie a great bass popper including the best materials, tools and techniques.  We hear the story of getting the bug from his first top water catch and then quickly won rookie of the year in fly tying after just a few months.
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...
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