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.
olympic peninsula skagit tactics
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.
Tom Morgan Rodsmiths
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/161 I sat down with Matt Barber and Joel Doub with Tom Morgan Rodsmiths.  We hear about the Tom Morgan story and how after selling Winston, he started Tom Morgan Rodsmiths after being diagnosed with MS.   We also hear about how Matt and Joel gave up their day jobs to purchase Tom Morgan and move to Bozeman Montana.  Lot's of good stuff in this one including some great rod building tips from one of the finest craftsman in the business.
joan wulff
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/joan Fantasy Fly Fishing Trips: https://wetflyswing.com/destination For Episode 100!!! - I'm happy to share a chat I had with one of the greatest people in fly fishing.  Joan Wulff shares her great story and how she came to make a life in fly fishing.   We talk about how to double haul correctly, her first job with Garcia in the early days, how she toured the fly fishing show sequence, and her connection to Lee Wulff.
rick pope and cosmic cowboys
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/158 Rick Pope, the founder of Temple Fork Outfitters, is on the podcast to share the history of TFO rods and the impacts to the fly fishing industry.  We hear how Lefty Kreh was instrumental in elevating the company and how it all came to be. Rick shares the background on how he started and scaled one of the big fly rods companies in the world.  This is the perfect episode if you want to hear the past, present and future plans from one of the best and most respected guys in the fly fishing business.
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...
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