WFS 099 – The Global FlyFisher with Martin Joergensen – Sea Trout, Denmark, Fly Tying, Sea-Run Brown TroutDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/martin I finally sat down and talked to Martin Joergensen, the man behind the Global Fly Fisher. We talk about Sea Trout in Denmark, how they differ from South American Brown Trout and how to catch fish in this unique fishery. Martin shares with us the impact of being diagnosed with MS. Take home message from Martin is to go fishing now while you can. Don't wait because none of us really know how long we'll be on this crazy journey.
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.
WFS 096 – Streamers with Gunnar Brammer – Smallmouth Bass, Pike Fly Fishing, Predators, Kelly Galloup, St. Louis RiverDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/gb Show Sponsors: https://www.delifreshdesign.com/ and https://www.thegreydrake.com/ Hosted Trips: https://wetflyswing.com/destination Gunnar Brammer shares his best tips on pike fly fishing, tying streamers, his connection with Kelly Galloup and a boat load more of great tips. We hear about the Sculp Daddy, Kill Whitey and other huge flies that are ultra effective and based on the forage base. Find out how to fish the St. Louis River, how to set hooks with streams for smallmouth, trout and pike. Tons of great videos, books and resources to help you get your streamer game going today.
WFS 095 – Fly Fishers International with Len Zickler – Mel Krieger, Casting Awards, Learning Center, Orvis, PHWFF, Dire StraitsDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/ffi Len Zickler, the CEO of Fly Fishers International is on the podcast to tell their story and how you can connect with an amazing resource. Whether it's fly tying, casting or conservation, FFI is all in on helping you become a better angler and conservationist. Find out about the Fly Tying Skills Award Program and other activities that are helping to engage people in fly fishing. Len talks about his grandfather and the fly rod that planted the seed back in 64. He didn't touch another fly rod for 20 years.
WFS 094 – Fly Fishing and Fly Tying with Shawn Holsinger – Stoneflies, Euro Nymphs, Holsinger’s Fly Shop, Little Juniata River (WFS094)Dave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/94 Shawn Holsinger from Holsinger's fly shop gets into some fly fishing and fly tying tips with a focus on his local stream including the Little Juniata River. We get into Euro Nymphs, stone flies and the Holsinger story. Shawn shares some euro nymphing tips, how to get more efficient and is rule of thumb on proportions. FYI - It's pretty much half of what you think it'll be. Shawn stresses technique in fly tying over just copying the pattern.
WFS 093 – Musky Fly Fishing with Bill Spicer – The New Fly Fisher, Musky Hunter, Ugly Pike Podcast, Bite TippetDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/93 Bill Spicer host of The New Fly Fisher breaks down musky fishing and some great tips to get you into a chance for a big fish. We talk about the best lakes to target musky, the gear you need to have a chance and how to revive a tired fish. Bill describes the biggest difference between pike and musky, why he uses marker buoys and how a musky can melt a stainless steel hook. Lots of good stuff including where to go for more resources to hook some musky.
WFS 092 – Alaska Fly Fishing with Kyle Shea – Rainbow Trout, Bristol Adventures, Kulik Lodge, Deneki, Alaska WestDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/92 Kyle Shea breaks out some Alaska tips for rainbows and how he got involved with Deneki and Alaska West. If you've ever googled steelhead fishing or Alaska, you've probably seen one of his 1400 Deneki blog posts. Spey fishing for rainbows, king salmon, Leopard rainbow and how to find the big fish are covered in this episode along with a step x step gear guide to get ready for you next trip. We talk about the difference in lodge trips you can take and glamping vs the full hottub wine and dine style.
WFS 091 – DIY Fly Fishing Exploration Tips with Ray Montoya – Middle East, Permit, Bonefish, Emperor Fish, YemenDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/ray Ray Montoya tells us how he has spent the last 20 years in the Middle East fishing for Permit, Emperor Fish and other species in a remote part of the world. He shares some of his best tips to put together a remote trip on your own time. Find out why this should be on your bucket list if you are into the salt water.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/mont 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.