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.
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.
Show Notes: https://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.
Fly Fishing Founders – Wilderness Lite Float Tubes with Phil Hayes – Ultralight Boats, Gregory, Outcast, REI, Backcountry Hunters and AnglersDave -
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.
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.
WFS 079 – Deli Fresh Design with Ross White – Fly Fishing Slings, Orvis, Conservation, Carp, Trout Unlimited, GretkzyDave -
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.
I put together a short video that introduces the Wet Fly Swing Members Society. Have a listen and find out why I am so proud of the Members Society! Click Here to watch the Members Society Video: Click here if you want to learn more about the Wet Fly Swing Members Society where we support you on your journey, we support...
I show you the Fly Patch Magnet in todays unboxing video. The fly patch is a quick an easy way to store your flies while out fishing on the river. Click here to watch the Fly Patch Video: If you would like to take a look at the Fly Patch Magnet you can find them on Facebook at Fly Patch Magnets...
I take a look at the Fly Trap Fly Holder in today's video. The Fly Trap is a handy way to hold leader, flies and anything else that you can attach like zippers and nippers. If you love going light then this might be one product you'll love. Click here to watch the Fly Trap Fly Holder video: You can find...
Find the show: itunes | stitcher | overcast Subscribe on Android Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Google Podcasts Subscribe via RSS Sponsors and Podcast Updates Show Notes with Proof Fly Fishing 01:45 - RodBuildingForum.com was the first big resource that helped Matt get into fly fishing. 08:00 - Reverse half wells and cigars are two types of corks handles you can use. 12:26 - You can watch a