This was originally published on May 12, 2015 and was update on Feb 21, 2022. There’s something about the repetition of waiting for that first tug on the fly line. Of the power of that pull and excitement of trying not to lose a downstream screaming fish. It's like being on a skateboard, tied to your friend's bike and he's...
The Ultimate Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing Gear List – Rods, Reels, Fly Lines, Waterproof Bags, ResourcesDave -
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/wintergear I've been getting some questions about the need for a winter steelhead fly fishing gear list for the upcoming Olympic Peninsula Steelhead Trip. I'll breakdown the basics today so we can assure you have the major items given rain, cold, sun, sleet, hail or any and all of the above. Because it is February in the Pacific Northwest, we prepare for any condition.
Choosing a Line for Fly Fishing with Brooks Robinson – Cortland Line Company (WFS 171)Dave -
Brooks Robinson shares the Cortland Line Company story and some big tips on choosing a line for fly fishing today on the podcast. We find out how Cortland has been going strong for over 100 years now in the fly fishing space. We dig into the Delaware River System, how to choose a dry line for the Delaware and how...
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/163 James Millard is back on the podcast to share the update on Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics and the new products they have out now. We find out about a new line that you might enjoy checking out and a ultra light trout spey. We also dig into some more tips on skating dry flies for steelhead. James shares some tips on best conditions and equipment for your next outing. We also find out how the European folks are flipping the heads so they can do some scandal casting.
WFS 139 – Jerry French and the Intruder Revolution – Spey, Steelhead, Aqua Flies, Ed Ward, SkagitDave -
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/139 Jerry French shares the intruder story and how the skagit spey lines and short spey rods came to be. We find out how the intruder drove the lines and rods and how Ed Ward Scott O'donnell and others created the huge change for steelhead fly fisherman.
How to Choose A Fly Rod Setup with Travis Duddles – Gorge Fly Shop, G Loomis, Echo (WFS 133)Dave -
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/133 Travis Duddles who owns the Gorge Fly Shop describes how to choose a fly rod. Travis, who opened the fly shop at age 17, shares his story of how he has built a great local fly shop out of Hood River. Find out what the first thing you should be thinking about when starting to need a new fly rod. We break down each of the different levels and price ranges of rods and what you get from each.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/131 George Cook shares the story and history behind how spey came to be in the northwest. We hear how fishing for kings and the connection to Alaska was a big part of the Alaskabou and the intruder style flies coming to be. George shares some stories about northern California chinook fishing and around the Pacific Rim. We get into the Deschutes, Oregon Coast and many of the other places and people that have helped defined his career in fly fishing and in hunting.
WFS 123 – Mariusz Wroblewski – Choosing a Two Handed Fly Rod, Winter Steelhead, Spey Casting, Kamchatku, Echo, SkeenaDave -
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/123 I had a great chat with Mariusz Wroblewski who is a big name in steelhead conservation, spey casting and rod development. Mariusz breaks down the exact rod you need for winter steelhead for large and small rivers. We also cover the details of the right skagit line for the job. We talk about the Triple density line and how to line your spey rod correctly based on the line and sink tip length and weight. We then jump into what Kamchatku has to offer and how steelhead are so different than anywhere else on the planet.
WFS 090 – Adamsbuilt Fishing with Mont Adams – Nevada Fly Fishing (Fly Fishing Founders)Dave -
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/090 Mont Adams tells the Adamsbuilt story and how he has stayed in business for over 30 years selling waders, boots and other quality fly fishing gear. Hear some of the stories and challenges in competing with other companies in the space.
WFS 029 – OPST Pure Skagit Interview with James Millard | Steelhead, Commando Heads, BugsDave -
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/james I had an amazing interview with James Millard, the operations manager for OP Skagit Tactics (aka - Pure Skagit). We get into some great stories about steelhead fishing, products and James' life getting to work with one of the big names in steelhead. We talk about the commando head, some new products upcomming, greased line presentation and how jet boat wakes running up the river can help with steelhead fishing.
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