Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/proof I had a nice chat with Matt Draft from Proof Fly Fishing to cover rod building. Matt is all in on his company where he teaches, provides all of the pieces to the puzzle and has some great tutorials out there. We walk through the steps to build a new rod or retrofit an old rod. There are a number of resources and video tutorials that are at Proof Fly Fishing. We talk about what it will take to get into a Euro Nymphing rod as the example in this episode.
WFS 084 – The New Fly Fisher with Colin Mckeown – Atlantic Salmon, Newfoundland, Squaretail, Jensen’s, Riffle HitchDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/colin We cover Atlantic salmon and Newfoundland with Colin Mckeown who produces one of the most prolific fly fishing shows in the world - The New FlyFisher. We get into a bunch of tips for A. salmon, find out what's next for the New Fly Fisher and what hooking an atlantic salmon feels like. Colin talks about how he has built a 50k following on youtube and why he does what he does.
WFS 083 – Seth Kugel – The New York Times Frugal Traveler – South America Travel Tips, Guides, Fake Reviews, Air BNBDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/83 My first New York Times columnist, Seth Kugel breaks out his best frugal traveling tips and tricks. And as Seth says, frugal traveling isn't about eating peanut butter and Jelly and sleeping in hostels. Seth breaks down the 4 parts of frugal traveling, how he has created a Brazilian youtube channel that funds part of his journey and how to get great deals via consolidator companies when buying airplane tickets.
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.
WFS 081 – Lower Sacramento River with Mike Mercer – The Redding Fly Shop, the Missing Link, Psycho PrinceDave -
I chat with Mike Mercer about the Sacramento River, the Redding Fly Shop and other great rivers around Chico California. We hear how the Sacramento went from a toxic superfund dump with very few fish to a big time trout river. Mike shares the step x step plan on catching fish on the lower Sacramento. We talk about the key...
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/80 I had the pleasure of sitting down with Riverhorse Nakadate to talk about largemouth bass, redfish and southern Texas Fly Fishing.Riverhorse goes deep to share his story and how he's made a life as a writer, surfer, musician and fly fisherman. Get ready for a little bass yoga, comedy and stories about Willie, Stevie Ray and Love.
WFS 079 – Deli Fresh Design with Ross White – Fly Fishing Slings, Orvis, Conservation, Carp, Trout Unlimited, GretkzyDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/79 In this Fly Fishing Founders Chat I talk to Ross White from Deli Fresh Design who tells the story of how DLD came to be. We get a perspective on how Ross is producing USA made products as a one man show.We talk about the Fly Fishing Rendezvous, Mirage Reels and Rising Nets. Find out how Ross makes a name for himself when there are other companies out there producing similar slings and gear.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/76 I met Mia and Marty on the Deschutes to chat about their background guiding and running a business in fly fishing. We also go deep into John Day steelhead fishing and include some tips on getting started. They also run through some smallmouth bass fishing tips and trips. They started as skate boarders and snow boarders and then transitioned into fly fishing. Marty talks about the feeling of catching his first steelhead and what you need to get started.
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.
Fly Fishing Founders – Meat Market Flies with Luke Ferrenburg – Streamers, Fly Tying Tips, Chico CaliforniaDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/luke We get into streamers and fly tying tips this week with our new bonus series - Fly Fishing Founders Stories. This week I have Luke Ferrenburg on the podcast from Meat Market Flies. We talk about tying streamers, lamprey patterns, steelhead flies and other great tips and tricks for fly tying.