fly fishing basics
Have you been wondering what it would take to get started fly fishing.  To learn the Fly Fishing Basics so you can go connect with nature and reel in a big one? Maybe you're thinking it will just cost too much money to start a new thing?  Looking at the price tags on some of this gear and wondering - WTF! That's...
breaking your wrist
Over the years, I've taught a lot of people how to cast a single handed fly rod.  By far, the biggest issue I see is breaking your wrist.  Don't get me wrong, there are times when you will move your wrist, and I'll talk about that in a bit. But, for right now, if you are struggling with your cast...
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...
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.
dry fly fishing
I was dry fly fishing in Montana a number of years ago on a small trout stream outside of Missoula. There was this crazy hatch going on and the fish were on it.  We were approaching dark so every cast felt critical as we ran out of time. Myself and another buddy were picking up some nice fish.  But Ryan, our...
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...
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/42 I interviewed Paul Puckett from the Barely Live Podcast in this episode.  We talk about how he has made a business out of fly fishing art. Paul talks about working in a fly shop, guiding and the Flood Tide Company that he helped to create.  Walter from the Big Labowsky pretty much started the brand.
harry lemire
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/136 Joseph Rosano shares the history of steelhead fly design and development as a man who was side by side with some of the biggest names in steelhead history.  Find out how it all developed from Joseph who was there with all of the big names of the day. Find out why Joseph waited 35 years to start writing about all of the great names like Sid Glasso, Harry Lemire and the rest of the gang.  Find out what it was like being on the river as the intruder revolution was beginning.
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...
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...
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