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.
WFS 089 – Trout Spey with Capt. John McCloskey – Naknek River Alaska, Chattahoochee River, Georgia Fly Fishing, Swinging FliesDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/dryfly We cover trout spey with Captain John McCloskey aka Dry Fly John on Instagram. John goes deep into how he catches trout on the Chattahoochee River and the Naknek River out of Alaska. John is teaching spey in Georgia, a place where it hasn't totally consumed everyone quite yet. Tons of great tips including the best rod, lines, how to cast and how he teaches spey. We talk about the difference between spey, switch and single hand and how to present the fly to different trout species.
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.
WFS 088 – The Fiberglass Manifesto with Cameron Mortenson – Choosing a Rod, Tips, Eagle Claw, Barclay, Grey, McFarland, John PrineDave -
Fantasy Survey: https://wetflyswing.com/fantasy Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/glass Cameron Mortenson is on the podcast to talk about the Fiberglass Manifesto, the largest website dedicated to all things glass fly rods. We talk about an easy way to get into the glass game with a $30 rod, talk about the history and where glass rods are going. Find out how Cameron built the Manifesto while maintaining his life as a police officer and father. We here a couple of tips to avoid your next ticket, what Cameron has on tap after retirement, and what the next big thing is for Fiberglass Rods.
WFS 087 – Jim Klug with Yellow Dog Fly Fishing – Belize, Permit, The Fly Box, Jako Lucas, Cuba, DurangoDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/dog We cover Belize and Permit fishing with Jim Klug today on the show. Jim talks about his favorite patterns along with all of the steps to book your next trip to Belize. Find out why Yellow Dog is one of the leaders in the travel and destination space these days. We talk about the best time to hit permit, how to find the best guide and how to choose the location that's perfect for you. Lot's of good tips and a step x step plan to get down south for some Permit or bonefish.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/mark I spent a day with Mark Bachman on the Sandy River looking for winter steelhead. Within 10 minutes of putting the boat in the water we find ourselves stuck on a mid channel boulder in the first rapid. We look at the best setup for winter steelhead, talk about how to find fish and hear the story of how Mark made a business in fly fishing at Fly Fish USA. Mark brings a hard exterior but after spending a day on the river with him I find out that he's a really good guy.
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 084 – The New Fly Fisher with Colin Mckeown – Atlantic Salmon, Newfoundland, Squaretail, Jensen’s, Riffle HitchDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/colin We cover Atlantic salmon and Newfoundland with Colin Mckeown who produces one of the most prolific fly fishing shows in the world - The New FlyFisher. We get into a bunch of tips for A. salmon, find out what's next for the New Fly Fisher and what hooking an atlantic salmon feels like. Colin talks about how he has built a 50k following on youtube and why he does what he does.
WFS 083 – Seth Kugel – The New York Times Frugal Traveler – South America Travel Tips, Guides, Fake Reviews, Air BNBDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/83 My first New York Times columnist, Seth Kugel breaks out his best frugal traveling tips and tricks. And as Seth says, frugal traveling isn't about eating peanut butter and Jelly and sleeping in hostels. Seth breaks down the 4 parts of frugal traveling, how he has created a Brazilian youtube channel that funds part of his journey and how to get great deals via consolidator companies when buying airplane tickets.
WFS 082 – Fly Fishing Founders – Fly Tyers Dungeon with Mad Scientist – Unique Fly Tying Materials, UV-X, Congo Hair, Doug SwisherDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/mad The Founder of Fly Tyers Dungeon sat down to tell his story and the story of his company which produces unique fly tying materials in Montana. Find out how to get some unique materials at a great discount in this one. We get into how he produces his material and how you can get custom made materials if you just reach out and ask.