WFS 095 – Fly Fishers International with Len Zickler – Mel Krieger, Casting Awards, Learning Center, Orvis, PHWFF, Dire StraitsDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/ffi Len Zickler, the CEO of Fly Fishers International is on the podcast to tell their story and how you can connect with an amazing resource. Whether it's fly tying, casting or conservation, FFI is all in on helping you become a better angler and conservationist. Find out about the Fly Tying Skills Award Program and other activities that are helping to engage people in fly fishing. Len talks about his grandfather and the fly rod that planted the seed back in 64. He didn't touch another fly rod for 20 years.
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 093 – Musky Fly Fishing with Bill Spicer – The New Fly Fisher, Musky Hunter, Ugly Pike Podcast, Bite TippetDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/93 Bill Spicer host of The New Fly Fisher breaks down musky fishing and some great tips to get you into a chance for a big fish. We talk about the best lakes to target musky, the gear you need to have a chance and how to revive a tired fish. Bill describes the biggest difference between pike and musky, why he uses marker buoys and how a musky can melt a stainless steel hook. Lots of good stuff including where to go for more resources to hook some musky.
WFS 092 – Alaska Fly Fishing with Kyle Shea – Rainbow Trout, Bristol Adventures, Kulik Lodge, Deneki, Alaska WestDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/92 Kyle Shea breaks out some Alaska tips for rainbows and how he got involved with Deneki and Alaska West. If you've ever googled steelhead fishing or Alaska, you've probably seen one of his 1400 Deneki blog posts. Spey fishing for rainbows, king salmon, Leopard rainbow and how to find the big fish are covered in this episode along with a step x step gear guide to get ready for you next trip. We talk about the difference in lodge trips you can take and glamping vs the full hottub wine and dine style.
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/mont Mont Adams tells the Adamsbuilt story and how he has stayed in business for over 30 years selling waders, boots and other quality fly fishing gear. Hear some of the stories and challenges in competing with other companies in the space.
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.
Fly Fishing Founders – Wilderness Lite Float Tubes with Phil Hayes – Ultralight Boats, Gregory, Outcast, REI, Backcountry Hunters and AnglersDave -
Take the Survey: https://wetflyswing.com/fantasy Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/tube Phil Hayes breaks down ultralight backcountry fly fishing. He produces the Wilderness Lite float tube which is a good start to your gear list when heading out on a backcountry trip. We get into most of the gear you need to put together your trip and shed light on what it's all about.
WFS 088 – The Fiberglass Manifesto with Cameron Mortenson – Choosing a Rod, Tips, Eagle Claw, Barclay, Grey, McFarland, John PrineDave -
Fantasy Survey: https://wetflyswing.com/fantasy Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/glass Cameron Mortenson is on the podcast to talk about the Fiberglass Manifesto, the largest website dedicated to all things glass fly rods. We talk about an easy way to get into the glass game with a $30 rod, talk about the history and where glass rods are going. Find out how Cameron built the Manifesto while maintaining his life as a police officer and father. We here a couple of tips to avoid your next ticket, what Cameron has on tap after retirement, and what the next big thing is for Fiberglass Rods.
WFS 087 – Jim Klug with Yellow Dog Fly Fishing – Belize, Permit, The Fly Box, Jako Lucas, Cuba, DurangoDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/dog We cover Belize and Permit fishing with Jim Klug today on the show. Jim talks about his favorite patterns along with all of the steps to book your next trip to Belize. Find out why Yellow Dog is one of the leaders in the travel and destination space these days. We talk about the best time to hit permit, how to find the best guide and how to choose the location that's perfect for you. Lot's of good tips and a step x step plan to get down south for some Permit or bonefish.