olympic peninsula steelhead
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/wintergear I've been getting some questions about the need for a winter steelhead fly fishing gear list for the upcoming Olympic Peninsula Steelhead Trip. I'll breakdown the basics today so we can assure you have the major items given rain, cold, sun, sleet, hail or any and all of the above.  Because it is February in the Pacific Northwest, we prepare for any condition.
In this video I quickly show you how to purchase Echo Full Spey 13' 8 wt. fly rod which is the winter steelhead spey rod I recommend for those interested in winter steelhead fly fishing. This rod is perfect for large rivers and if you are casting heavy flies and heavy lines.  Plenty of backbone and power to do what...
pete erickson
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/118 I sat down with Pete Erickson to talk about euro nymphing and his experience developing one of the popular euro nymphing rods on the market, the Echo Shadow X.  We find out which is the best length and weight, how to cast a euro nymphing rod and some bonus tips to help you while you are on the river. We also touch on Loch Style stillwater fishing and why it's something you should check out this year if you haven't heard about it yet.  We touch on a little bit on grayling as associated with Pete's Team USA work.
how to build a fly rod
I share an unboxing video for the Proof Fly Fishing Rod Building Kit.  This will be the first video in a series of videos documenting how to build a fly rod.  You can send me an email or leave a comment if you have any questions.   Click Here to watch the Video: (Subscribe on Youtube here)   Fly Rod Building Kit Links Here's the...
dan gates the grey drake
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/drake Dan Gates shares his unique fly fishing company, The Grey Drake.  We here how Dan is giving back and producing products locally in a sustainable fashion. We also get into a little on trout spey, Idaho and of course steelhead fishing.  Dan is a self proclaimed nerd for vintage fishing tackle.
tom sadler
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/sadler Sponsors: https://www.thegreydrake.com/ and https://www.delifreshdesign.com/ Tom Sadler digs into the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) and the International Fly Tackle Dealer (IFTD) Show plus his interesting background in fly fishing and conservation.  AFFTA represents guides, outfitters, retailers, reps and more. We talk about how AFFTA can help small fly fishing companies and a good way to think about building a successful company.  I'll be heading to my first IFTD event so if you are going please look me up and say hey.
mont adams
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/mont Mont Adams tells the Adamsbuilt story and how he has stayed in business for over 30 years selling waders, boots and other quality fly fishing gear.  Hear some of the stories and challenges in competing with other companies in the space.
wilderness lite
Take the Survey: https://wetflyswing.com/fantasy Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/tube Phil Hayes breaks down ultralight backcountry fly fishing.  He produces the Wilderness Lite float tube which is a good start to your gear list when heading out on a backcountry trip.  We get into most of the gear you need to put together your trip and shed light on what it's all about.
proof fly fishing
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/proof I had a nice chat with Matt Draft from Proof Fly Fishing to cover rod building.  Matt is all in on his company where he teaches, provides all of the pieces to the puzzle and has some great tutorials out there. We walk through the steps to build a new rod or retrofit an old rod.  There are a number of resources and video tutorials that are at Proof Fly Fishing.  We talk about what it will take to get into a Euro Nymphing rod as the example in this episode.
ross white
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/79 In this Fly Fishing Founders Chat I talk to Ross White from Deli Fresh Design who tells the story of how DLD came to be.  We get a perspective on how Ross is producing USA made products as a one man show.We talk about the Fly Fishing Rendezvous, Mirage Reels and Rising Nets.  Find out how Ross makes a name for himself when there are other companies out there producing similar slings and gear.
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