opst
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/james I had an amazing interview with James Millard, the operations manager for OP Skagit Tactics (aka - Pure Skagit).  We get into some great stories about steelhead fishing, products and James' life getting to work with one of the big names in steelhead. We talk about the commando head, some new products upcomming, greased line presentation and how jet boat wakes running up the river can help with steelhead fishing.
barney wong
Show Notes: wetflyswing.com/28 I had Barney Wong on the show to go in depth on spey lines and the challenge of identifying the actual sinking rates. We discussed an experiment we conducted on the river and how the outcome might surprise you. Barney tells his story of how he dropped everything to move out to the northwest to chase steelhead and a job in a local fly shop.
tim rawlins line speed jedi
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/27 I was finally able to sit down and have a conversation with Tim Rawlins from Line Speed Jedi dot com.  Tim has been documenting his spey casting journey on his youtube channel and website. Tim not only breaks out some amazing resources for those interested in spey casting but shares some crazy Alaskan stories from his time flying bush planes.  I'm excited to get into this one so let's jump in and get er done.
dennis lee
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/26 I talked to Dennis Lee about the Half Pounder steelhead, a unique life history that is only found in large number in the Rogue River, Klamath, Trinity and Eel Rivers. We will talk about why this life history is significant to you as a fly fisher, talk about his new book and get into some of the history of steelhead fly fishing as this was the birth place of steelhead fly fishing.
Tim Camissa breaks down his history tying flies online and building a fly fishing brand while working full time.  He shares some sweet fly tying tips and gives us a glimpse at a special fly fishing conference that he attends each year. Tim talks about Lake Erie Steelhead, his home trout waters and the fly tying video that got 150,000 views for him.  He shares what it has taken him to become a leader in the online fly fishing space.
hal gordon
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/18 I talked to Hal Gordon, the chair of the NW Fly Tyer and Fly Fishing Expo.  He talks about the history of the show and how it has grown into the larges tying event in the western United States. Hal shares some great fly tying tips, talks about the history of Atlantic Salmon flies and sheds light and where to find and get good deals on fly tying materials.
gene hering
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.
duran torrez
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/22 I had pleasure of talking with Duran Torrez about his first year guiding and how his mindset and setting expectations is critical for a successful trip. Duran shares a ton of insight about his passion and tips for getting into fish.  We are back to the Klickitat on this one to talk a little summer steelhead
matt klara
https://wetflyswing.com/21 I had the pleasure of talking with Matt Klara who has been around the spey game for quite a while now.  Matt breaks down single handed spey casting and how you can and should get started on it. We talk about Big Sky Anglers, fishing for trout with a 7 wt, Sexy Loops and how he grew up on the Madison spending his summers living out of a camper.  Don't miss this one as Matt shares his huge tip on a video that is incredible in describing how to "fish" a sinking line for steelhead.
dec hogan
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.

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