Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/102 Kevin Morlock breaks down carp fly fishing in the Beaver Island Lake area. Lots of great tips for carp fishing regardless of your area including how to deal with the wind, why a loop not is key and why carp hate the plop. Carp fishing in this area is every bit of the flats fishing experience and cast for cast better than permit. We talk about the gear you need to get started and why you might have a chance for a 35 pounder.
WFS 103 – Stillwater Fly Fishing with Jeff Perin – Entomology, Cascade Lakes, Chironomids, Loch-Style Fly FishingDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/103 I sat down with Jeff Perin from The Fly Fishers Place Fly Shop out of Sisters Oregon. We dig in stillwater tips and tricks and hear about the direction that Jeff took his life after a deep connection with his grandparents got him started. We focus on lakes of the NW and how he catches fish in the shallow and deep water. We get into the top 3 and why entomology is so important. Chironomids, calibetis, leaches and followed by terrestrials. We talk about a typical day on East Lake and break it out step x step like we love to do.
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.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/145 John Billing created the largest free non commercial Facebook group for fly fishing in the world. We talk about the great resource it is and how it all came to be in over 10 years now running. With over 44,000 active members this is a great resource if you are new to fishing or just want to connect with anglers around the world.
WFS 110 – Shad Fly Fishing with Mark Benson – Alligator Hunting, St. Johns River, Bass & Birdies, Florida, Ritz-CarltonDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/ritz We dig into fly fishing for shad, alligator hunting and the Ritz-Carlton with Mark Benson. Mark walks us through the steps to catching shad along with some other shenanigans including the alligator hunt. Shad fishing has a lot of similarities to steelhead fishing so let's dig into it. This episode is another level with our chat on the Ritz-Carlton 18 hole Greg Norman golf course and bass course. You can do it all in one trip including the alligators that are out and about.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/johnson I sat down with James Johnson who runs Katmai Trophy Lodge and Naknek River Camp. James breaks down fly fishing Alaska for salmon, trout, and char. Find out when the best time is to hit Alaska for a newbie and how to swing up chinook salmon. Find out what the number one thing is to think about when targeting chinook. We talk about Stealth Craft Boats and why the honeycomb design is an added feature that keeps the boat Stealthy. Find out how James got his start guiding in Michigan at one of the big Orvis lodges in the Midwest.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/darren-maceachern-interview/ In episode 008 of the Fly Fishing Show I had the great opportunity to interview Darren MacEachern from Piscatorflies.com where we discussed steelhead and salmon fly tying along with some great fly fishing stories and history of fly tying. Take a look below for the Show Notes and links to everything we discussed in the interview. You've got to hear the Rusty Rat story and poem that goes along with it.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/144 I sat down with Elke and Alysia Littleleaf from Little Leaf Guides. We covered some tips on fishing the Deschutes salmon fly hatch and what it’s like being the only native american guide couple on the river. We find out how you plan for your next salmon fly trip and the best flies to use for the trip. We find out exactly what Elke’s fly box looks like and why he uses a 6 weight single hander and micro spey in the toolbox.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/35 I had a great interview with Davy Wotton on Wet Fly Fishing and his long history around fly fishing. He guides on the White River in Arkansas where he has been for 20 years. We talk about what the biggest struggle is with wet fly fishing and ways to overcome these concerns. Davy talks about fishing a "cast" of flies that might include 4 flies on one leader.
WFS 118 – Euro Nymphing Tips with Pete Erickson – Echo Fly Fishing, Shadow X, Grayling, Loch Style FishingDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/118 I sat down with Pete Erickson to talk about euro nymphing and his experience developing one of the popular euro nymphing rods on the market, the Echo Shadow X. We find out which is the best length and weight, how to cast a euro nymphing rod and some bonus tips to help you while you are on the river. We also touch on Loch Style stillwater fishing and why it's something you should check out this year if you haven't heard about it yet. We touch on a little bit on grayling as associated with Pete's Team USA work.
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