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https://wetflyswing.com/21 I had the pleasure of talking with Matt Klara who has been around the spey game for quite a while now. Matt breaks down single handed spey casting and how you can and should get started on it. We talk about Big Sky Anglers, fishing for trout with a 7 wt, Sexy Loops and how he grew up on the Madison spending his summers living out of a camper. Don't miss this one as Matt shares his huge tip on a video that is incredible in describing how to "fish" a sinking line for steelhead.
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 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 117 – Steelhead Update with John McMillan – Columbia River, Olympic Peninsula, The 4 H’s, Rainforest SteelDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/117 John McMillan is on the podcast to talk about our northwest steelhead runs, the ups and downs of anadromous fish cycles and why he is optimistic about the current state of salmonids. John has a skill for clarifying the issues and breaking down the basics of where we are at currently. There is no question this one will go down as one of the great podcast episodes and one of the first deep dives into some of the conservation topics related to steelhead. The North Umpqua, Olympic Peninsula and Deschutes are all covered in this one.
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 125 – Basic Fly Tying with Charlie Craven – Charlies Fly Box, Fly Tying Class, Tiny Flies, BrassieDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/125 Charlie Craven from Charlie's Fly Box breaks down a perspective of tying flies for a living. He describes what it takes to make an original pattern and what it means to become a signature fly tyer. We also here about his fly tying class and the book he wrote that many consider the ultimate guide for beginner fly tyers. Find out which is the number 1 selling pattern in the box an what he always has handy heading out on the river.
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.
WFS 127 – Scandi Style Lines with Klaus Frimor – Underhand Spey Casting, Clearwater River, Loop, Steelhead, Atlantic SalmonDave -
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.
WFS 109 – Modern Terrestrials with Rick Takahashi – Fly Tying, Fly Fishing Illustrations, Jay Nichols, Taka Hopper, Dollar StoreDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/rick Rick Takahashi is on the podcast to cover fly tying and fishing terrestrials. Rick tells why he loves terrestrials and which terrestrials you should focus on as your A list. Rick describes his biggest influences and the books he loves including Caddisflies by Gary LaFontaine. Tons of great resources and tips in this one by one of our great teachers in fly tying. Find out the best materials to find from the Dollar Store along with some other items and dollar store nuggets.