steelhead fly tying
As I continue to build up towards the March 15 launch of the new steelhead fly tying course I wanted to to post here so this new project is open to the public. Click here to see the introductory post in this series. I would love to get your support for this project. Click the link below if you would pay for...
undertaker steelhead fly
In todays fly tying video I show you how to tie an Undertaker steelhead fly pattern which was originated by Wayne Duncan for Atlantic Salmon. It has since become a very attractive fly for steelhead fishing.  Take a look at this link if you want to see Wayne recite poetry while tying one of his flies (sorry for the poor...
Fly Tying Instructions for Beginners
It's kind of crazy I haven't written this blog post yet.  After creating The Fly Tying Mentor which is essentially Fly Tying Instructions for Beginners, I didn't really explain fully to the world how it is valuable to someone who is new to fly tying. I'll do this today so you understand why you might want to get involved in...
zebra midge
In todays video I show you how to tie a Black Zebra Midge.  This was noted by Gary Borger as one of the great flies and his goto in episode 45 of the Wet Fly Swing Fly Fishing Podcast. Give us a call - (971) 220-1093 Send an email - dave@wetflyswing.com   Click here to watch the Zebra Midge Video:   The Zebra Midge Material List Thread: ...
charlie craven fly fishing
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/125 Charlie Craven from Charlie's Fly Box breaks down a perspective of tying flies for a living.  He describes what it takes to make an original pattern and what it means to become a signature fly tyer. We also here about his fly tying class and the book he wrote that many consider the ultimate guide for beginner fly tyers.  Find out which is the number 1 selling pattern in the box an what he always has handy heading out on the river.
Pat Cohen
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/pat We hear the Pat Cohen story and how Pat went from a tattoo artist to one of the most popular fly tyers in the country.  Pat specializes in tying deer hair poppers.  He is also a smallmouth bass master and digs into some of his best bass tips today. Pat shares exactly how to tie a great bass popper including the best materials, tools and techniques.  We hear the story of getting the bug from his first top water catch and then quickly won rookie of the year in fly tying after just a few months.
al beatty
Al Beatty shows us an easy way to tie a catskills style dry fly using the Wonder Wing.  Also known as the Garbage Wing dry fly.  This clip was from the Albany Fly Tying Expo.   Click here to watch Al Beatty Tie:   You can find all of Al's content at BT'sFlyFishing.com.   Conclusion with Al Beatty There were a lot of great fly tying...
fish taco
I tie the Fish Taco steelhead fly in todays fly tying video.  The Fish Taco was created by Jeff Hickman and has become a popular pattern because of it's simplicity and sparseness. Watch this somewhat flashy and somewhat sparse taco and then follow along below for all of the links and show notes.   Click Here to watch the Fish Taco video:   Show...
matt callies
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/147 Matt Callies in on the podcast today to describe how Loon is leading the way with some of their conservation minded products.  We hear about the companies he reports to and why he does what he does. Lots of tangents including why Air-Flo split from Echo Rods and what the life of a fly fishing rep is really like.  Insider chatter and a few tips from my special guest this week.
kalama special
In today fly tying tutorial I show you how to tie a Kalama Special Steelhead Pattern.  The Kalama Special was originally a sea-run cutthroat pattern that was later turned into and used as a steelhead pattern. Click here to watch the Kalama Special video:   Kalama Special Fly Material List Thread:  Size 70 Ultra Thread black Hook:  Dai-Riki #899 size 8 Tail:  Red Schlappen Hackle:  Grizzly...
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