Joe Jackson a.k.a Sgt. Bassfisher takes us on a wild ride through his journey around fly tying and fly fishing. We talk about how he ties some of these cartoonized flies that almost look like a keychain.
Jerry French, steelhead flies innovator, shares the story of how Intruder flies, Skagit Spey lines, and short Spey rods came to be.
We go behind the scenes with Ann and Andy Kitchener, owners and founders of Semperfli, to learn how they created some of the best fly tying materials on the market today.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/339 Presented By: Angler's Coffee, Bearvault, FishHound Expeditions, Togens Fly Shop Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Andrew Grillos is known for a number of his commercially tied flies at Umpqua Feather Merchants including the Hippie Stomper fly. We find out how that pattern came about as well as some of his funny patterns like the Pizza fly which never made it commercially but works awesome.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/326 Presented By: Bearvault, LakeLady Custom Rods, Angler's Coffee, Dette Flies Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Scott Biron is here to take us into some history of fly tying and fly tyers that have paved the way for fly patterns today. We discover the stories behind these classic flies that have stood the test of time, why they're considered classic, and what makes them so effective. Scott shares some tips on how to tie these classic flies and the materials he uses. We get Scott's Top 10 Favorite Fly Patterns and find out why.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/317 Presented By: Togens Fly Shop Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Brandon Molzahn is here to knock this one out of the stillwater park. We go deep into stillwater tactics, get his top fly tying patterns for stillwater, and find out which tools for tying he loves. We explore British Columbia fly fishing a little more - find out how Brandon prepares for a new lake, what he looks for to get dialed in a certain spot, and his go-to flies to match the hatch. Brandon also talks about his experience with Togens Fly Shop the first time he made a purchase and how he got into the Togens Pro Team.
Russ Miller is here to share the story of how Umpqua Feather Merchants came to be - what the problem was with fly shops and what they did to solve it. Find out who were the first anglers to get signed with Umpqua and what was the business like back when they're getting started. We also hear about the...
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/297 Presented By: Jackson Hole Fly Company, Dette Flies, LadyLake Custom Rods, Reyr Gear Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Joel Hill is here today to dig into some steelhead fly tying patterns. Joel shares some tips for marrying wings, how to get your proportions just right, and some of his favorite flies that work great for sea-run and steelhead fishing. We pick some random flies on his Instagram and talk about how he tied them. He has a unique way of using tubes to tie his favorites. There are a few resources that Joel mentions like books and Facebook groups that can help you get better at fly-tying. Another Instagram fly tying phenom!
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/296 Presented By: Trxstle, Togens Fly Shop, Anglers Coffee, Fly Fishing Film Tour Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors John Shewey, Editor of American Fly Fishing magazine, returns today to talk about the magazine, his new book, and the history of Oregon's original flies. It's been 3 years since we last spoke with John so he gives us an update on what's been going on with the magazine, being consolidated into one. We dig into his new book - the history of Oregon flies and its creators, favorite flies including my dad's Max Canyon. Check out John's Top 9 Favorite Flies for Trout!
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/295 Presented By: Fly Fishing Film Tour, Dette Flies Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Landon Mayer is back on the podcast this time to share some of his go-to guide flies - how to fish and tie them. Find out the difference between his Mini Leech and the Wooly Bugger, why he likes to sink some of his dry flies, and which of his original flies was not accepted by Umpqua Feather Merchants. Discover 7 Easy Fly Patterns that you can tie today!
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