https://wetflyswing.com/143 Pete Tyjas, the editor of Fly Culture Magazine, is on the share a perspective on fishing UK chalk streams and dry flies. We find out how Pete is fishing for Atlantic Salmon now that he has put in some time for steelhead. We also hear about how he put together Fly Culture Magazine and why it's growing in the US. Find out what the #1 four pieces of tackle were as noted in Fly Culture.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/142 Jason Osborn is on the podcast to share the story of how he came to own the Portland Fly Shop and some tips on why they have been successful. Find out about the Kalama and how Jason used to catch fish year around on this river.
WFS 141 – AK Best on Production Fly Tying, Dry Flies, Colorado, Red Quill Parachute, Colorado Caddis, Winged BeetleDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/141 I had the pleasure of interviewing AK Best to talk about tying dry flies and his life in fly fishing. We also here some of the other influential parts of his life including how he survived his music night life. AK talks about absolute attention in music and in fly tying. Find out what makes a Colorado Green Drake such a killer pattern and why the wing tips are so critical for dry flies.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/140 I sat down with Domenick Swentosky to talk about traditional streamers and how he fishes his home waters out of Pennsylvania. We get into the mono rig and how he crosses over between nymphing and streamers. Domenick shares the exact formula he uses when fishing a mono rig and why he loves a 4 weight rod and Maxima leader for the butt section of his mono rig. A little bit euro, a little bit nymph and equal parts streamer and even a little dry. Troutbitten now. Click below and listen to the full conversation.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/139 Jerry French shares the intruder story and how the skagit spey lines and short spey rods came to be. We find out how the intruder drove the lines and rods and how Ed Ward Scott O'donnell and others created the huge change for steelhead fly fisherman.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/138 Rich Strolis shares his story and how he has become known as one of the big streamer guys. Rich breaks down how he designs flies and what he thinks about when coming up with new patterns. We hear which hooks Rich loves, how to determine what color to use for your patterns and why he gets fired up about the dumming down of fly fishing.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/137 COVID-19 Update for Fly Fishing Brands. Matt Smythe, the communications coordinator for AFFTA, sheds some light on what AFFTA is doing for fly fishing brands during the corona virus pandemic. We find out what AFFTA does and how they balance politics and conservation.
WFS 136 – Steelhead Fly Design History with Joseph Rossano – Sid Glasso, Harry Lemire, Bob Strobel, Alec Jackson, SpeyDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/136 Joseph Rosano shares the history of steelhead fly design and development as a man who was side by side with some of the biggest names in steelhead history. Find out how it all developed from Joseph who was there with all of the big names of the day. Find out why Joseph waited 35 years to start writing about all of the great names like Sid Glasso, Harry Lemire and the rest of the gang. Find out what it was like being on the river as the intruder revolution was beginning.
WFS 135 – A River Runs Through It with John Dietsch – Norman Maclean, Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, SoulDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/135 We hear the story behind the story and the movie A River Runs Through It. Still to this day the greatest fly fishing movie of all time. John Dietsch was the stunt man for Brad Pitt and lead the fly fishing team that created the fishing scenes in the movie. We hear some of the great stories that made this the greatest movie of all time. The story was about family, about death and addiction. The story was not about fly fishing as Robert Redford told John many times during production. Enjoy!
WFS 134 – Swinging Wet Flies for Trout with Steven Bird – The Soft Hackle Journal, Trout Spey, Steelhead, Upper Columbia RiverDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/134 We dig into Swinging Flies for Trout with Steven Bird. Steven is the editor of the Soft Hackle Journal and writes for Swing the Fly Magazine. We dig into some tips and the background on catching upper Columbia redband trout. Lot's of fun stuff in this one including some of my normal antics and tangents on smoking, alcohol, drugs and all of that crazy stuff.