Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/186 Sponsors: Stonefly Nets: http://wetflyswing.com/stonefly Anglers Coffee: https://anglerscoffee.com/ I sat down with Joe Rotter from Reds Fly Shop to dig into some tips on fishing the mayfly hatch with a focus on the blue-winged olive. Joe has a serious passion for teaching and breaks down his good stuff today. We find out what technical dry fly fishing is all about on the Yakima River. Joe is a wealth of knowledge and shares his best tips on dry fly fishing. We find out what gear you need and what makes a great dry fly fisherman.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/185 Derek Young from Sawyer Paddles and Oars describes the steps to choosing drift boat oars with a comparison between natural and composite. Derek describes the square top oar vs the smoker bandit and why you would go with either of these.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/184 Sponsor: Anglers Coffee: http://wetflyswing.com/anglers Sponsor: Stonefly Nets: http://wetflyswing.com/stonefly Tom Rowland shares the story of how the Saltwater Experience came to be and how he created Waypoint and produces a network with over 80 outdoor programs on TV and in Podcasting.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/182 Shaun Hargrave shares the Boulder Boat Works story and how he came to own one of the unique polymer hulled drift boat designs on the water. We talk a little about drift boat fly fishing but get more into some of the nerdy specs on boat design and history.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/181 Ken Morrish is on the podcast to share the story of how he built created and became one of the leading travel companies at Fly Water Travel plus we dig into some tips on dry fly tying design and the top 6 dry fly patterns Ken created.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/117 John McMillan is on the podcast to talk about our northwest steelhead runs, the ups and downs of anadromous fish cycles and why he is optimistic about the current state of salmonids. John has a skill for clarifying the issues and breaking down the basics of where we are at currently. There is no question this one will go down as one of the great podcast episodes and one of the first deep dives into some of the conservation topics related to steelhead. The North Umpqua, Olympic Peninsula and Deschutes are all covered in this one.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/180 I had the pleasure of sitting down with Joe Koffler from Koffler Boats. Joe is the son of Bruce Koffler, and today we hear how Bruce started out after transitioning from an aluminum gutter business into one of the leading aluminum drift boat builders in the business. I have been using a 17' Koffler drift boat for a number of years now and love it for the carrying capacity. Joe digs into some tips on taking care of a drift boat including when and what to use to protect the bottom of the drift boat.
George Cook is back on the podcast to break down lake fishing with a fly with a focus on Issac’s Ranch out of Washington State. There are a ton of lakes scattered throughout Washington state that the tips we discuss today apply to. We find out why George not only loves red-colored flies for steelhead but also for lake fishing. ...
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/135 We hear the story behind the story and the movie A River Runs Through It. Still to this day the greatest fly fishing movie of all time. John Dietsch was the stunt man for Brad Pitt and lead the fly fishing team that created the fishing scenes in the movie. We hear some of the great stories that made this the greatest movie of all time. The story was about family, about death and addiction. The story was not about fly fishing as Robert Redford told John many times during production. Enjoy!
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/177 Roger Fletcher is here to share the history of the drift boat and how it all started back in the early 20th century with a few river guides that needed a better boat for whitewater. We discover the connection between the Rogue, Mckenzie, Grand Canyon Dories and why the name drift boat stuck over the river dorie.