In todays video I show you what the 13' #8 Echo Full Spey looks like out of the box.  This is the perfect all around spey rod of you are just starting out or been doing if for a while and need something that can cast heavy flies and heavy tips.   Click here to watch the video:   Links Noted in the...
proof fly fishing
Show Notes: http://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.
mont adams
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/090 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.
sage brush dry
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/126 We hear the story of how John Peterka came to own Sage Brush Dry, a great company out of Kake Alaska producing dry bags for hunting and fishing.  Find out how part of the deal when buying the company was for John to become a fly fisher. John describes their process of using radio frequency welding which creates a thermal and air tight bond.  They can get more curve because they are using hot air welding via a double bond.  A lot of terminology but bottom line is they produce a killer water proof bag.
travis duddles
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/133 Travis Duddles who owns the Gorge Fly Shop describes how to choose a fly rod.  Travis, who opened the fly shop at age 17, shares his story of how he has built a great local fly shop out of Hood River. Find out what the first thing you should be thinking about when starting to need a new fly rod.  We break down each of the different levels and price ranges of rods and what you get from each.
tom sadler
Show Notes: http://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.
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...
croff craft
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/230 Phil Croff from Croff craft walks us through the step x step to catching brown trout at night on mice.  We find out why they have better success catching 24” brown trout in the evening and not in the day.
canyon coolers
I sat down with Jason Costello from Canyon Coolers to hear how he turned an upside-down cooler business into one of the big leaders in Rotational Moulded coolers.  Canyon Coolers has a no-fault lifetime warranty regardless of what happens.
truck camping
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/238 Sponsor: Koffler Boats: http://wetflyswing.com/koffler Brent Baker from Oregon AT is here to share some truck camping tips and gear you need to stay safe out there.  We talk about overlanding and the why the rooftop tents have been gaining popularity in recent years.
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