Show Notes: https://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 028 – Good, Bad and Ugly of Spey Lines – Barney Wong, Fly Fishing, Tips, Sandy River, Fly Fish USA, Pimp My CanoeDave -
Show Notes: wetflyswing.com/28 I had Barney Wong on the show to go in depth on spey lines and the challenge of identifying the actual sinking rates. We discussed an experiment we conducted on the river and how the outcome might surprise you. Barney tells his story of how he dropped everything to move out to the northwest to chase steelhead and a job in a local fly shop.
I show you how to use the RIO Products Fly Line Cleaning Towelette in today's quick fly fishing video. If you haven't seen these little guys yet you'll be happy you checked this one out. Click here to watch the Fly Line Cleaning Video: I noted another more detailed way to clean your fly line in this video in case your...
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Show Notes: https://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.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/09 In episode 009 of the Fly Fishing Podcast I had the pleasure of interviewing Simon Gawesworth who is one of the biggest names in fly fishing today. Simon breaks down spey lines in detail including what's new this year and what he sees in the future of spey. He talks about choosing lines for windy conditions, a good sinking line for summer fish, some of the new products in line for RIO including triple density lines. This one goes quick so click the button below to have a listen.
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https://wetflyswing.com/21 I had the pleasure of talking with Matt Klara who has been around the spey game for quite a while now. Matt breaks down single handed spey casting and how you can and should get started on it. We talk about Big Sky Anglers, fishing for trout with a 7 wt, Sexy Loops and how he grew up on the Madison spending his summers living out of a camper. Don't miss this one as Matt shares his huge tip on a video that is incredible in describing how to "fish" a sinking line for steelhead.
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 going as fast as possible. You are a little too afraid to touch anything...
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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.
WFS 123 – Mariusz Wroblewski – Choosing a Two Handed Fly Rod, Winter Steelhead, Spey Casting, Kamchatku, Echo, SkeenaDave -
Show Notes: https://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.
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Show Notes: https://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.
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