Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/225 Sponsor: OPST: http://wetflyswing.com/OPST Sponsor: Sawyer: http://wetflyswing.com/Sawyer Perk Perkins, the previous main man for Orvis Fly Fishing shares the story of how he and his family came to own and run one of the greatest fly fishing companies over the last 150+ years.
I had a chance to test out the Thermo-wade wading staff and share a quick unboxing video below. Upon first use the staff appears very solid! I have used some of these types of products in the past and know that durability is the key. I'll check back later this season to let you know how it all worked out...
http://wetflyswing.com/203 Sponsor: Sawyer Oars: http://wetflyswing.com/sawyer Sponsor: OPST: http://wetflyswing.com/opst Bobby Bower is here from Rocky Mountain Rafts to share some tips on choosing an inflatable raft for fishing. We find out why a drop-stitch floor can be helpful for fishing if you want to avoid a frame.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/331 Presented By: Jackson Hole Fly Company Sponsors: http://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: http://wetflyswing.com/193 Sponsor: Anglers Coffee: http://wetflyswing.com/anglers Sponsor: Stonefly Nets: http://wetflyswing.com/stonefly We get the background on Thomas and Thomas Fly Rods from the Joe Goodspeed who designs all of the rods at T&T. Joe is a wealth of knowledge in product production and highlights it all today.
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.
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...
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/213 Nick Torres is on the podcast to share the story of how Waterworks Lamson Fly Reels came to make one of the best and lightest machined reels in the world. We also find out about the big Belize trip that he recently put together.
Fly Fishing Founders – Wilderness Lite Float Tubes with Phil Hayes – Ultralight Boats, Gregory, Outcast, REI, Backcountry Hunters and AnglersDave -
Take the Survey: http://wetflyswing.com/fantasy Show Notes: http://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.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/163 James Millard is back on the podcast to share the update on Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics and the new products they have out now. We find out about a new line that you might enjoy checking out and a ultra light trout spey. We also dig into some more tips on skating dry flies for steelhead. James shares some tips on best conditions and equipment for your next outing. We also find out how the European folks are flipping the heads so they can do some scandal casting.