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.
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...
spey flies and dee flies
I had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours with Jason Miller at the Albany Fly Tying Expo this year.  I filmed him tying a Dee Fly and talking all about Spey Flies and Dee Flies in this hour and 1/2 fly tying video. Jason is one of those cool guys you need to know.  He's an up and...
pick yer pocket
In today's fly tying video I show you how to tie a Pick Yer Pocket Steelhead Fly.  This is a great pattern for summer and winter steelhead and can be fished in very diverse situations. Tie it sparse and fish it for summers.  Push a little water or a lot, it's all good with this fly.  Simon Gawesworth noted in...
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...
stinger hook
In today's fly tying video I show you how to tie a stinger hook onto a waddington shank.  This is a popular method for preparing a great fly that hooks up cleanly and nicely for steelhead.   Click here to watch the stinger hook video:   Stinger hook materials Umpqua 45 mm Waddington Shank 70 denier thread TMC 78510 stinger hook size #4 ...
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...
darren maceachern
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/darren-maceachern-interview/ In episode 008 of the Fly Fishing Show I had the great opportunity to interview Darren MacEachern from Piscatorflies.com where we discussed steelhead and salmon fly tying along with some great fly fishing stories and history of fly tying. Take a look below for the Show Notes and links to everything we discussed in the interview.  You've got to hear the Rusty Rat story and poem that goes along with it.
elk hair caddis
In today's fly tying video I show you how to tie an elk hair caddis, one of the most classic and most effective dry flies of all time. I use cream color dubbing but you can use any color that matches the hatch you'll be fishing.  The elk hair floats high and dry and so should you (or whatever that...
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...

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