Show Notes: https://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.
travis duddles
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.
spey fishing
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.
In todays video I show you what the 13' #8 Echo Full Spey looks like out of the box.  This is the perfect all around spey rod of you are just starting out or been doing if for a while and need something that can cast heavy flies and heavy tips.   Click here to watch the video:   Links Noted in the...
Mariusz Wroblewski
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.
In this video I quickly show you how to purchase Echo Full Spey 13' 8 wt. fly rod which is the winter steelhead spey rod I recommend for those interested in winter steelhead fly fishing. This rod is perfect for large rivers and if you are casting heavy flies and heavy lines.  Plenty of backbone and power to do what...
pete erickson
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/118 I sat down with Pete Erickson to talk about euro nymphing and his experience developing one of the popular euro nymphing rods on the market, the Echo Shadow X.  We find out which is the best length and weight, how to cast a euro nymphing rod and some bonus tips to help you while you are on the river. We also touch on Loch Style stillwater fishing and why it's something you should check out this year if you haven't heard about it yet.  We touch on a little bit on grayling as associated with Pete's Team USA work.
how to build a fly rod
In this Video 3 of the step x step guide to building your first fly rod I show you how to measure out the tip top and how to wrap a guide.  Watch the video below or click on the links at the bottom of this post for additional videos.   Click Here to watch the video: Subscribe to my youtube channel...
I show you how to put a handle on a fly rod today in our How to Build a Fly Rod Series.  This video focuses on a 13' spey rod.  Watch the entire series on youtube here.  You can send me an email or leave a comment if you have any questions.   Click Here to watch the Video: (Subscribe on Youtube...
how to build a fly rod
I share an unboxing video for the Proof Fly Fishing Rod Building Kit.  This will be the first video in a series of videos documenting how to build a fly rod.  You can send me an email or leave a comment if you have any questions.   Click Here to watch the Video: (Subscribe on Youtube here)   Fly Rod Building Kit Links Here's the...
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