WFS 044 – Westslope Cutthroat Trout with Heather Hodson – Dry Fly Fishing Idaho, United Woman on the FlyDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/44 Heather Hodson shares her wisdom on West Slope Cutthroat fishing Idaho and Montana and breaks down the United Woman on the Fly Movement. The Northwest Fly Girl breaks down how she has become a leader in the fly fishing world. We also get into her day job as a nurse, the challenges there and all of the amazing trips coming up this year.
WFS 114 – Rainy’s Flies with Rainy Riding – Fly Tying Innovation, Foam, Matching Hatches, The Grand HopperDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/114 I sat down with Rainy Riding, the founder of Rainy's Flies, to hear the story of how she created one of the largest fly distribution centers in the country. We go in deep to the history of how she created the company given plenty of setbacks along the way.
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.
WFS 057 – Argentina Fly Fishing with Justin Spence | DIY, Brown Trout, Golden Dorado, Big Sky AnglersDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/57 I talked to Justin Spence about traveling and fishing Argentina and tips to DIY your way down there. Justin has travelled extensively in Argentina and throughout Patagonia prior to going all in on Big Sky Anglers. We cover Browns, Golden Trout his almost professional soccer career and how he came to find himself owning a fly shop.
WFS 068 – Salt Water Fly Fishing with Jako Lucas | Giant Trevally, Seychelles, Captain Jack Productions, CortlandDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/jako Jako Lucas, one of the biggest salt water names in fly fishing is on the show today. Jako has fished all over the world in some of the most sought after destinations we know of. Jako has also produced a number of award winning videos at Captain Jack Productions. We talk about his videos, life and experience growing up in South Africa, moving to the UK and now to Texas.
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.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/132 Jenny Weis provides us an update on the Pebble Mine project and what you can do this week to help protect almost 60 million salmon in one of the most important habitats in the region. We find out why this small project could become a much larger project if it's allowed to move forward. This is a big year and the call to action for you is to reach out to your local and federal representatives and let them know you oppose this project.
WFS 123 – Mariusz Wroblewski – Choosing a Two Handed Fly Rod, Winter Steelhead, Spey Casting, Kamchatku, Echo, SkeenaDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/123 I had a great chat with Mariusz Wroblewski who is a big name in steelhead conservation, spey casting and rod development. Mariusz breaks down the exact rod you need for winter steelhead for large and small rivers. We also cover the details of the right skagit line for the job. We talk about the Triple density line and how to line your spey rod correctly based on the line and sink tip length and weight. We then jump into what Kamchatku has to offer and how steelhead are so different than anywhere else on the planet.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/john I've got a special episode today to celebrate launching into season 2. I interview John Smeraglio from the Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop, share a first time on the air fireside chat with Dave and friends. I also share a short audio clip of a intense experience after a raft dumped in one of the larger rapids on the river and my process in helping them get to shore safely. This is the first time that we've had this type of show so enjoy.
WFS 133 – How to Choose A Fly Rod with Travis Duddles – Gorge Fly Shop, Hood River, Deschutes, Trout Fishing, G Loomis, EchoDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/133 Travis Duddles who owns the Gorge Fly Shop describes how to choose a fly rod. Travis, who opened the fly shop at age 17, shares his story of how he has built a great local fly shop out of Hood River. Find out what the first thing you should be thinking about when starting to need a new fly rod. We break down each of the different levels and price ranges of rods and what you get from each.