Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/108 Lance Egan is on the podcast today to cover Euro Nymping, fly tying and his experience with Team USA. We talk about the advantages of using jig hooks and slotted beads and why you should avoid lower cost tungsten beads. We get into the top tips for tying euro nymphs, the best hook for euro nymphs, Lance's confidence flies, and why Lance doesn't like the loop to loop connection. This one won't disappoint so let's get into some euro nymphing content.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/ascension Brian Oakland shares the experience that is fly fishing the Yucatan and La Pescadora in Mexico. Brian is the founder of Got Fishing and takes you to the water today on the podcast. This area of Ascension Bay is known for the opportunity to catch the big 4 - tarpon, permit, bonefish and snook. We talk about all of the juicy details and adventures that come with putting together an amazing trip like this one to one of the amazing locations on the planet. This lodge is a special place and is obvious when you hear Brian describe the family atmosphere a trip of a lifetime.
WFS 018 – Interview with Wild River Press Founder Tom Pero – Atlantic Salmon and Steelhead Fly EvolutionDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/18 Tom Pero, the founder of Wild River Press is on the show today. Tom has published A Passion for Steelhead, one of the greatest steelhead books of all time, as well as many other big time outdoor books. Tom provides some really amazing stories that I know you'll love in this one. He goes into the evolution of steelhead flies and how there is a big misnomer about steelhead flies and the relationship to Atlantic salmon flies.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/43 I interview Devin Olsen to talk about Euro Nymphing and the USA Fly Fishing team. He provides a bunch of tips to help you get started with euro nymphing. We cover the Provo River, the history of Polish Nymphing, Indicator leaders, Fly Fish Food and Dynamic Nymphing. Lots of content in this one so enjoy!
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/61 Ben Furimsky talks about the Fly Fishing Show, the largest fly fishing trade show in the world. Ben tells us how you can get the most out of the next show an some of the famous guests that attend. We get into the Film Festival, the Gunnison River and a bunch of more useful information. Ben also shares his perspective on surfing, specolli from fast times and tons of other useful fun facts about his life.
WFS 115 – Whiting Farms with Tom Whiting – Fly Tying Materials, Steelhead Spey Hackle, Genetics, Hoffman, Scaleless BirdsDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/115 I had the pleasure of talking to Tom Whiting who is the man behind Whiting Farms, the leader in fly tying hackles. We hear about the history of how Tom built a great company partially from his connection with Henry Hoffman. Tom has had a passion for chicken genetics and shares some cool stories about how he produces ultra high quality chicken hackles including the spey hackles that are substitutes for heron hackle.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/150 Morten Valeur, the founder of Ahrex Hooks, is on to shed some light on how and why he started a new hook company and how they have emerged as one of the leaders in the world.
Pyramid Lake Fishing with Denis Isbister – Wild Fish Wild Places TV Show, Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, Ladder ChairDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/giveaway I sat down with Denis Isbister who is the host of the TV show Wild Fish Wild Places which has been running for 12 years now. Denis is a Pyramid Lake expert and breaks down the greatness of Pyramid and the monster Lahontan Cutthroat trout that cruise the lake.
WFS 062 – Winter Steelhead with Rob Crandall – Clackamas River Fly Fishing, Spey, Mending, Sink TipsDave -
Show Notes: wetflyswing.com/62 I talk winter steelhead with Rob Crandall from Water Time Outfitters. Rob fishes Northwest Oregon and providing some great tips today including how to land steelhead, his 5 step process to catch steelhead, how to fish low and clear vs high water. Rob shares 3 main tips on catching more steelhead, how to manage your swing, understanding the hover and how to mend correctly. This one is seriously packed for winter steelhead. Click below to listen to the show.
WFS 130 – Bristol Bay Fly Fishing with Bryce Rushbrook – Kulik Lodge, Coho Salmon, Alaska Guide Life, Katmai National ParkDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/130 We get some background on Kulik Lodge and Fly Fishing for coho salmon with Bryce Rushbrook. Bryce tells us what you can do to prepare for a big Alaska trip with a focus on Bristol Bay. We find out how Bryce became a Sweetwater success story and now has a strong guiding background. Kyle provides some tips for your first trip to Alaska and how to make the most of your journey.