WFS 058 – Hank Patterson Interview – The Greatest Fly Fishing Guide | Travis Swartz, Reel Recovery, F3TDave -
https://wetflyswing.com/58 Hank Patterson is on the show to go deep on how he became the Greatest Fly Fishing Guide on the planet. We talk about his tips for dealing with bears, bug sex and his best fishing tips. Hank describes what his live shows are like and how he connects with the audience. He talks about upcoming videos and movies this year along with his take on conservation.
Show Notes: Klaus Frimor shares a great perspective on scandi lines and casting (aka underhand casting). Klaus tells his story about growing up in Denmark and how his connection with Loop came to be. Klaus is the main rod designer for single and two handed rods for Loop. Klaus shares his perspective on how and why spey casting and spey lines are different if Europe vs the US.
Kelly Galloup is back on the show today to teach us how to dry fly fish and to share his best dry fly fishing tips and tricks. Kelly also fills the gap on some of the history on dry flies as well as his top 10 dry flies of all time. Kelly walks us through a year in dry...
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/jimteeny/ Some of the first sinking fly lines were developed by my guest, Jim Teeny back in the 1970's. In Episode 005 of the Fly Fishing Show I had the pleasure of interviewing Jim Teeny who is one of the most influential people in fly fishing over the last 60 years partly due to Jim's contribution of sinking lines for fly fisherman around the world back in the 1970's. We talk about sinking lines, the Teeny Nymph and a bunch of other tips and great stories about how Jim has caught so many fish species over the years on the fly he originated - the teeny nymph fly.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/20 Dec speaks in public for the first time about what went down when he posted on Social Media telling anyone who listened to not buy his new book. Dec also shares a few great tips and a perspective from one of our big names and real good guys in the steelhead game.
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.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/07 Great Lakes Expert Pete Humphries does an amazing job breaking down the steps to spey casting and provides a bunch of tips. In episode 007 of the Fly Fishing Podcast I had the pleasure of chatting with Pete who covers spey casting, steelhead fly fishing and Great Lakes tributaries. He covers Great Lakes steelhead fly fishing with a focus on Western Michigan and talks about many of the people who helps him become an expert. If you are new to spey casting or struggling with your cast this is the perfect episode for you.
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.
WFS 121 – Classic Wet Flies & Fly Tying with Fred Klein – Ray Bergman, American Angler, Brook Trout, Maine, Davie McPhailDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/121 Fred Klein breaks down some great tips on tying classic wet flies and sheds some light on the history of wet flies. He is the Grizzly king on Instagram and is breaking out beautiful pics for everyone to see all around the world. Fred talks about the history of classic flies and some of the great books you can check out. We also touch on brook trout and some Fred's top pics for flies and his 6 must have books.