WFS 088 – The Fiberglass Manifesto with Cameron Mortenson – Choosing a Rod, Tips, Eagle Claw, Barclay, Grey, McFarland, John PrineDave -
Fantasy Survey: https://wetflyswing.com/fantasy Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/glass Cameron Mortenson is on the podcast to talk about the Fiberglass Manifesto, the largest website dedicated to all things glass fly rods. We talk about an easy way to get into the glass game with a $30 rod, talk about the history and where glass rods are going. Find out how Cameron built the Manifesto while maintaining his life as a police officer and father. We here a couple of tips to avoid your next ticket, what Cameron has on tap after retirement, and what the next big thing is for Fiberglass Rods.
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.
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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.
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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.
WFS 118 – Euro Nymphing Tips with Pete Erickson – Echo Fly Fishing, Shadow X, Grayling, Loch Style FishingDave -
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.
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.
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...
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/proof I had a nice chat with Matt Draft from Proof Fly Fishing to cover rod building. Matt is all in on his company where he teaches, provides all of the pieces to the puzzle and has some great tutorials out there. We walk through the steps to build a new rod or retrofit an old rod. There are a number of resources and video tutorials that are at Proof Fly Fishing. We talk about what it will take to get into a Euro Nymphing rod as the example in this episode.
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...
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