Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/165 I'm happy to share a conversation with one of my good friend and mentor, Gene Shropshire. You likely haven't heard from Gene before, but today we hear a great story about moving out west and the passion for fly fishing.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/164 We also dig into the differences between Fly Lords and some of the print magazines that are leading right now. We find out about the influence of Jared’s parents and how he manages the editing and process for a great online magazine.
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.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/162 Tom Bie, editor of the Drake Magazine, is here to share the story of how he got started and how the magazine came to be. Tom shares the story of how it all goes back to when he was a lifty at the ski resort. We hear about the influence from Powder magazine and the years leading up to the start of the Drake. Find out how Tom edits and chooses the essays to use in the magazine. He shares the one tip to get yourself published in the Drake Magazine.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/161 I sat down with Matt Barber and Joel Doub with Tom Morgan Rodsmiths. We hear about the Tom Morgan story and how after selling Winston, he started Tom Morgan Rodsmiths after being diagnosed with MS. We also hear about how Matt and Joel gave up their day jobs to purchase Tom Morgan and move to Bozeman Montana. Lot's of good stuff in this one including some great rod building tips from one of the finest craftsman in the business.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/160 I am very pleased to have the great Dave Whitlock on the podcast to share the story of how he made a life in fly fishing and in art. Dave provides some tips on fishing terrestrials and how the Dave’s Hopper became the fly he’s most known for.
WFS 159 – The River Rambler Podcast with Richard Harrington – Skating Flies for Steelhead, North Umpqua, SpeyDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/159 Richard Harrington, from the River Rambler Podcast, is on the today to share the fly fishing story of Oregon to New York and back again for steelhead. Richard also shares some great tips on steelhead fishing the North Umpqua. We talk about skating flies and the best way to hitch a fly behind the head so it skates up nicely for you. We get into a little bit of everything including who is the mastermind behind Richard's podcast and which spey rods he loves.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/158 Rick Pope, the founder of Temple Fork Outfitters, is on the podcast to share the history of TFO rods and the impacts to the fly fishing industry. We hear how Lefty Kreh was instrumental in elevating the company and how it all came to be. Rick shares the background on how he started and scaled one of the big fly rods companies in the world. This is the perfect episode if you want to hear the past, present and future plans from one of the best and most respected guys in the fly fishing business.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/157 I sat down with Brian Wise from Fly Fishing the Ozarks on youtube. Brian is a huge player in the streamer game producing some amazing fly tying videos on his channel. We talk about fishing giant streamers on the North Fork of the White River. We hear the background of how Brian could dunk the hoop at a height of 5’8” and was on his way to a scholarship when a blown out knee crushed his dreams. But, this is also how his fly fishing career came to be.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/156 James Carlin shares some great tips from his competition fly fishing background with a focus on dry fly fishing. James is also the founder of So Fly Gear who is our most recent podcast sponsor. I’ve been wearing So Fly’s Hoodie and been loving it this summer. James has a great story and the youngest guest we’ve had on the podcast. We hear about the youth Competitive fly fishing team with a focus on dry flies and euro nymphing strategies for trout.