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...
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...
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.
fly rod for trout
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/246 James Park from Red Truck Fly Fishing is on the podcast today to take us through the steps to choosing a great fly rod and some of the companies and people who have influenced him along the way.
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.
perk perkins
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/225 Sponsor: OPST: https://wetflyswing.com/OPST Sponsor: Sawyer: https://wetflyswing.com/Sawyer Perk Perkins, the previous main man for Orvis Fly Fishing shares the story of how he and his family came to own and run one of the greatest fly fishing companies over the last 150+ years.
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.
thomas and thomas
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/193 Sponsor: Anglers Coffee: http://wetflyswing.com/anglers Sponsor: Stonefly Nets: http://wetflyswing.com/stonefly We get the background on Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods from the Joe Goodspeed who designs all of the rods at T&T.  Joe is a wealth of knowledge in product production and highlights it all today.
cameron mortenson
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.
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