Do you know your fly rod history in the last 100 years? Yeah, I didn't either. But I listened to a great podcast recently and wanted to share that with you. In this episode of Anchored with April Vokey you can here the history from Gary Loomis' perspective There are a bunch of great stories on fly rods and how graphite...
WFS 075 – Fly Casting Tips with Dan Johnston – Fly Rod Brands, History, St. Croix, Choosing a Fly RodDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/75 We get into some great tips as I pick the brain of Dan Johnston, a 30 year casting instructor with St. Croix Rods. Time to nerd out a bit on rods and casting. Dan shares the most important part of the fly cast and why 10-2 isn't the the best analogy to use and some tips to avoid the dreaded tailing loop. We also here about fiberglass rods and where there place is in fly fishing.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/23 Gene Hering shares some history in fly fishing from his experience producing fishing videos over the last 35 plus years. He talks about how he got into it all with broadcast news and how that evolved into his personal brand. He has produced videos for some of the biggest names in fly fishing including over 40 steelhead videos.
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.
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WFS 101 – The FlyFishing & Tying Journal with Craig Schuhmann – Giant Rainbow Trout, Klamath Falls, Williamson River, Frank AmatoDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/craig Craig Schuhmann breaks down the Williamson River and the Klamath Falls area including how he became a guide in one of the best rainbow trout stillwater fisheries in the west. We also here about how Craig became the editor of the FlyFishing and Tying Journal, hear about Frank Amato and his publishing company including Salmon Trout Steelheader magazine. Find out which is the top of the 40 Top American Trout Flies. This was another fun one!
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.
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.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/105 Steve Wilson from Sweetwater Travel breaks down the fly fishing guide school he runs and sheds some light on fishing Mongolia for Taimen. We hear about the school in Montana and a day in the life of a new student at the guide school. Find out why Taimen numbers are going down and how fisherman have had an impact on this fishery. We hear about the best drift boats Steve uses and what you can do to connect with Steve and the gang.
WFS 045 – Gary Borger Podcast Interview – Nymph Fishing Tips, History, Shadow Casting, Madison River, IndicatorsDave -
Show Notes: wetflyswing.com/45 Nymph Fishing Tips & History, Shadow Casting, the Madison River in Montana, Indicators and Euro Nymphing. I had the great pleasure to chat with Gary Borger about his contribution to fly fishing in many respects over a career of writing and video. Gary talks about how he produced the first fly fishing instructional video, how he was part of the first FFF Casting Certification, and goes into detail on his tactics for nymph fishing and using indicators.