Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/331 Presented By: Jackson Hole Fly Company Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Greg Epstein, owner of Jackson Hole Fly Company, tells the story of how he acquired a 40-year-old fly shop. We find out what they have going at the shop - how they produce around 1000 types of flies, outsource materials, and create basic fly fishing packages that are easy on the pocket but good in quality.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/329 Presented By: Jackson Hole Fly Company, Trxstle, Zoe Angling Group Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Larry Hersman, creator of Taos Rods, tells us about his trout spey rods. We find out the advantages of spey rods that are shorter than usual, how they cast, and are they the future of spey rods? We also dig into San Juan river fly fishing - we discover why this was said to be the best trout stream in the world during the winter, and why Larry describes it as "better than heaven" during the ant hatch.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/318 Presented By: Stonefly Nets Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Ethan Igleheart, founder and master craftsman at Stonefly Nets, walks us into and behind scenes of creating a custom fly fishing net. We find out how the custom build-out bonus came to be, which burl he selected and how to make it beautiful, and the step by step process from wood cut out to package ship out. Ethan talks about his collaboration with Tom Morgan Rodsmiths to come up with the Catch and Release package which is a pretty sweet combo. Ethan also tells us about that bamboo rod that was passed on to him from his great grandmother, the rod he first learned to fish with and still uses today.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/315 Presented By: Reyr Gear Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Derek Roedel, founder of Reyr Gear shares the story of creating one of the most unique rods out there. We find out how this telescoping fly rod makes most of your outdoor trip a fishing trip with its versatility. Derek's goal is for you to be able to concentrate on the fishing and not spend too much time on setup and storage. You'll be amazed how quickly you can get on the water, make the first cast, and pack up instantly when you're done. These rods are like lightsabers!
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/312 Presented By: Dette Flies, Reyr Gear, Bearvault, Jackson Hole Fly Company Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Tom Tietze, jeweler and headman of the Artisan Workshop, shares his story of how he became a jeweler. An amazing story that started with what he felt was a "disaster" led him to find his purpose in life. Find out how Tom makes custom fish jewelry and sea life designs through gold and silver smithing. Tom talks about how his hero, Jacques Cousteau, inspired him to become passionate about marine biology. He put the two things he loves together (sea life and jeweling) and so he makes very unique sea life jewelry.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/310 Presented By: Trxstle Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors John Smigaj, one of the founders of Trxstle, walks us through the story starting a gear carrier products company. John and his partner, Morgan, are on a mission to solve gear transportation problems with proper engineering and a whole lot of passion. We find out the benefits of having a fly rod carrier - how it makes your outdoor experience so much better. We also talk about their new Geryon Universal Bike Packing - how they've been developing the prototype for 5 years and finally going to be available on the market this year!
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/308 Presented By: Stonefly Nets, Reyr Gear, LakeLady Custom Rods, Angler's Coffee Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Brandon Moon, founder of Moonlit Fly Fishing, is here to shed some light on fiberglass rods and furled leaders. Find out how these fiberglass rods gives you a whole new experience with its features. We dig into some of their products and the new rods they're working on that you can preorder today. We talk about the Tenkara rod - how it's so easy to use, portable, and great for beginners.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/301 Presented By: Togens Fly Shop, Angler's Coffee, Stonefly Nets, Reyr Gear Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Chris Freeman, the creator of Emerger Fly Fishing waxed products, is here today to tell the story of how he got started crafting these awesome water repellant fly fishing bags and wallets. From growing up in a musical family to majoring in music in school, to being a full-time fly fishing gear craftsman, Chris tells us how he found his way into fly fishing and crafting. Find out how Chris and his wife manage to produce quality products all by themselves.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/291 Presented By: Fly Fishing Film Tour, Dette Flies, Stonefly Nets, Anglers Coffee Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors The founder and master craftsman of Deli Fresh Design, Ross White, is here to tell us how he came up with the idea to reduce reuse recycle fly fishing gear with about 80% of the materials being repurposed plastic, rope, and old Simms waders. Find out how these simple gear allows us to have a better experience on the water.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/280 Presented By: Togens Fly Shop, Anglers Coffee, Trxstle, Stonefly Nets Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors FisheWear founder, Linda Leary, shares how she came up with the idea to create women's fishing wear after she found herself wearing baggy men's clothing while fishing. Linda tells the story of how she used to run a trucking business in Alaska for 30 years - sold the business, started working in a telecom industry, then later decided to go all-in with FisheWear.
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