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.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/37 Rick Hafele, one of the biggest entomologist in the western US, was on the podcast to all things entomology and fly fishing.  Rick provides some great tips on fishing dries, nymphs and wet flies. He breaks down the basics of entomology, how the bugs life changes and how this will make you a more consistent fisherman.  He shares the top 3 things you need to think about when you first get to a stream to increase your success.
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...
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...
ak best
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/141 I had the pleasure of interviewing AK Best to talk about tying dry flies and his life in fly fishing.  We also here some of the other influential parts of his life including how he survived his music night life. AK talks about absolute attention in music and in fly tying.  Find out what makes a Colorado Green Drake such a killer pattern and why the wing tips are so critical for dry flies.
frank moore
Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KRJJ77N Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/46 I am pleased to share my podcast interview with Frank Moore, one of the best episodes of the podcast year.  Frank shares his amazing 95 years as a fly fisherman, WWII veteran, and conservationist. Frank takes us back to some amazing old stories of some of the famous people he has fished with over the years.  He also shares some truly timeless steelhead tips.  In fact, one of them already helped me land a steelhead!
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...
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.
fly line
Yes, Sick.  I can throw that out there now because I've had quite the embarrassing week...... and to be honest, Sick just sounds about right. I just returned from a Casting Instructor Class with the Federation of Fly Fishers and had an eye opening experience. Not because of the challenge, although becoming a casting instructor is a major challenge, but because I was...
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...
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