rich strolis
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/138 Rich Strolis shares his story and how he has become known as one of the big streamer guys.  Rich breaks down how he designs flies and what he thinks about when coming up with new patterns. We hear which hooks Rich loves, how to determine what color to use for your patterns and why he gets fired up about the dumming down of fly fishing.
hares ear
I demonstrate how to tie a flashback hares ear in todays fly tying video.  This is a little variation from the original because of the brass bead and flashabou wing case but works pretty perfect. Click here to watch the video on Tying the Flashback Hares Ear: Hook:  Daichii #1710 Size #12 Bead:  1/8" Brass Bead Thread:  Size 70 Ultra thread Tail:  Pheasant Tail Rib: ...
egg sucking leach
Why do steelhead take a fly?  Becasue they are looking for food - Maybe?  Because they have instincts from their juvenile self from 2 years previously - Likely?  Because they are aggressive fish and just get pissed that there is this little nagging thing in front of them - Oh Yeah...... All of these scenarios are likely correct at some...
fly patterns
Have you ever been on the river when one person was hammering the fish and all others were picking their nose?  The dude seemed to hook up 3 or 4 times for every touch you had.  Probably wondering what fly pattern he was using, right? Sometimes in fly fishing, bigger isn't always better.  In fact I've found that the smaller...
dubbing loop
I show you how to use a Dubbing Loop Tool and talk about a few other techniques.  Although there are many flies where a tool won't be needed, a dubbing loop can help strengthen and even up your dubbing.   Click Here to Discover How to Use A Dubbing Loop:   If you have any additional questions please click on the link below and...
guide's choice hare's ear
I demonstrate how to tie a Guide's Choice Hare's Ear in todays fly tying video.  The Guide's Choice is widely considered one of the best all around nymph patterns. No secret why, as it blends just about all of the finest trout materials you can think of.  See the materials list below. Click Here to watch the video on the Guide's...
wooly bugger
The wooly bugger is one of the easiest and most effective flies to tie for a vast number of fish species.  I demonstrate how to tie a wooly bugger and provide a few tips on general tying instruction.  Watch the video to see how the wooly bugger is tied. Materials for the Black Wooly Bugger Tail:  Black Marabou Body:  Black...
the boss
I show you how to tie the Boss steelhead fly pattern in todays fly tying video.  The Boss was originated by Grant King to fish the Russian River but has been used in many other rivers and for other species around the country. Click here to watch the video of the Boss:   The Boss Fly Material List Thread:  Size 70 Ultra Thread Hook: ...
steelhead
In today's fly tying video I show you how to use the FairFlies.com fly tying brush.  This fly brush allows you to tie an intruder like fly about as fast as humanly possible.  This is because it just takes 1 wrap of material and you're done. Fair Flies is also ethically sourced and a great company to support.  Check out...
rainy riding
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/114 I sat down with Rainy Riding, the founder of Rainy's Flies, to hear the story of how she created one of the largest fly distribution centers in the country.  We go in deep to the history of how she created the company given plenty of setbacks along the way.
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