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 Tying Instructions for Beginners
It's kind of crazy I haven't written this blog post yet.  After creating The Fly Tying Mentor which is essentially Fly Tying Instructions for Beginners, I didn't really explain fully to the world how it is valuable to someone who is new to fly tying. I'll do this today so you understand why you might want to get involved in...
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.
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!
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...
tenkara
I am very happy to share this episode with Luong Tam about Tenkara fly fishing.  Luong breaks down Tenkara and shares the reasons why many people catch more fish with Tenkara over traditional methods. Trust me, I was a little skeptical at first as well.  Have a listen and you will also get an amazing perspective from Luong about growing...
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/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.
disco midge
In todays episode I show you how to tie a disco midge.  A super basic pattern but also super effective and works great year around. Only a few materials to use for this fly so let's get started!   Click here to watch the Disco Midge Video:   Disco Midge Material List Thread:  Size 70 Ultra Thread red Hook:  Mustad C49S size #14 Body: Size 70 Ultra Thread...
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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