hal gordon
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/18 I talked to Hal Gordon, the chair of the NW Fly Tyer and Fly Fishing Expo.  He talks about the history of the show and how it has grown into the larges tying event in the western United States. Hal shares some great fly tying tips, talks about the history of Atlantic Salmon flies and sheds light and where to find and get good deals on fly tying materials.
flies
(leave a comment below noting if you like or hate tying flies)   Let me start by saying that knowing how many flies you have tied in your life isn't critical.  But, I did it anyway. I dug deep into the research bank to try and determine how many flies I have tied since I was 5.  Yes, 5.  I started tying...
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Today I'm continuing the blogging journey to get out the word on the new steelhead fly tying course and doorstep material deliveries. If you want to see the first post in the series that explains the background, click here.  If you want to take a look at what chapter 1 will cover, click here. Today I'll cover a little bit on...
disco midge
In todays episode I show you how to tie a disco midge.  A super basic pattern but also super effective and works great year around. Only a few materials to use for this fly so let's get started!   Click here to watch the Disco Midge Video:   Disco Midge Material List Thread:  Size 70 Ultra Thread red Hook:  Mustad C49S size #14 Body: Size 70 Ultra Thread...
In todays video I show you how to tie an Admiral Steelhead Pattern.  This traditional steelhead fly comes from Trey Combs book:  Steelhead Fly Fishing and Flies. This fly is a steelhead version of the original tied by Eustace Rogers.  Take a look below for the material list.   Click here to watch the Admiral fly tying video:   The Admiral Material List Tail:  Red...
fly tying challenge
I am running a 30 Day Fly Tying Challenge for anyone interested in having an accountability partner along your journey. Whether you are brand new to fly tying or been doing it for a while a challenge is a great way to change things up and keep it fresh. Here's the link if you want to join the challenge:  30 Day...
signal light
I demonstrate in this video how to tie a Signal Light steelhead Pattern.  This fly is tied sparsely and is perfect for summer steelhead or anytime you need a tiny fly.  Another great fly in Randall Kaufmann's railroad themed flies.   The Freight Train is another great steelhead pattern from Kaufmann. Click Here if you are having trouble viewing this...
skip morris
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/36 I had Skip Morris on the show to talk about trout fishing, fly tying the Lochsa River and a bunch of tips to improved your game.  We talk about the power of the woman in fly fishing and hear about Skip's background publishing 18 books to date. Skip talks about his biggest influences and some great stories from Alaska, bears and a whale that almost took him down.
the stewart
In this video I show you how to tie a Stewart, my goto summer steelhead fly pattern.  This fly was developed by Marty Sherman, an old friend of the family.  I hope to get Marty on the podcast soon.   Click here to watch the Skunk Video Tutorial:   The Stewart Material List Thread:  8/0 Uni Thread Black (click here to purchase) Hook:  Daiichi #2441 size #6 (click...
   

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