Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/129 I sat down with Paul Beel from Frankenfly to hear how he built an amazing fly tying resource online and what's next for the other mad scientist. Flymphs, Rainy's, Dan Frazier and the carp stalker are all on tap today.
WFS 125 – Basic Fly Tying with Charlie Craven – Charlies Fly Box, Fly Tying Class, Tiny Flies, BrassieDave -
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.
WFS 121 – Classic Wet Flies & Fly Tying with Fred Klein – Ray Bergman, American Angler, Brook Trout, Maine, Davie McPhailDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/121 Fred Klein breaks down some great tips on tying classic wet flies and sheds some light on the history of wet flies. He is the Grizzly king on Instagram and is breaking out beautiful pics for everyone to see all around the world. Fred talks about the history of classic flies and some of the great books you can check out. We also touch on brook trout and some Fred's top pics for flies and his 6 must have books.
WFS 115 – Whiting Farms with Tom Whiting – Fly Tying Materials, Steelhead Spey Hackle, Genetics, Hoffman, Scaleless BirdsDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/115 I had the pleasure of talking to Tom Whiting who is the man behind Whiting Farms, the leader in fly tying hackles. We hear about the history of how Tom built a great company partially from his connection with Henry Hoffman. Tom has had a passion for chicken genetics and shares some cool stories about how he produces ultra high quality chicken hackles including the spey hackles that are substitutes for heron hackle.
WFS 114 – Rainy’s Flies with Rainy Riding – Fly Tying Innovation, Foam, Matching Hatches, The Grand HopperDave -
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.
WFS 109 – Modern Terrestrials with Rick Takahashi – Fly Tying, Fly Fishing Illustrations, Jay Nichols, Taka Hopper, Dollar StoreDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/rick Rick Takahashi is on the podcast to cover fly tying and fishing terrestrials. Rick tells why he loves terrestrials and which terrestrials you should focus on as your A list. Rick describes his biggest influences and the books he loves including Caddisflies by Gary LaFontaine. Tons of great resources and tips in this one by one of our great teachers in fly tying. Find out the best materials to find from the Dollar Store along with some other items and dollar store nuggets.
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Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/108 Lance Egan is on the podcast today to cover Euro Nymping, fly tying and his experience with Team USA. We talk about the advantages of using jig hooks and slotted beads and why you should avoid lower cost tungsten beads. We get into the top tips for tying euro nymphs, the best hook for euro nymphs, Lance's confidence flies, and why Lance doesn't like the loop to loop connection. This one won't disappoint so let's get into some euro nymphing content.
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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.
WFS 096 – Streamers with Gunnar Brammer – Smallmouth Bass, Pike Fly Fishing, Predators, Kelly Galloup, St. Louis RiverDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/gb Show Sponsors: https://www.delifreshdesign.com/ and https://www.thegreydrake.com/ Hosted Trips: https://wetflyswing.com/destination Gunnar Brammer shares his best tips on pike fly fishing, tying streamers, his connection with Kelly Galloup and a boat load more of great tips. We hear about the Sculp Daddy, Kill Whitey and other huge flies that are ultra effective and based on the forage base. Find out how to fish the St. Louis River, how to set hooks with streams for smallmouth, trout and pike. Tons of great videos, books and resources to help you get your streamer game going today.
WFS 094 – Fly Fishing and Fly Tying with Shawn Holsinger – Stoneflies, Euro Nymphs, Holsinger’s Fly Shop, Little Juniata River (WFS094)Dave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/94 Shawn Holsinger from Holsinger's fly shop gets into some fly fishing and fly tying tips with a focus on his local stream including the Little Juniata River. We get into Euro Nymphs, stone flies and the Holsinger story. Shawn shares some euro nymphing tips, how to get more efficient and is rule of thumb on proportions. FYI - It's pretty much half of what you think it'll be. Shawn stresses technique in fly tying over just copying the pattern.