Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/139 Jerry French shares the intruder story and how the skagit spey lines and short spey rods came to be. We find out how the intruder drove the lines and rods and how Ed Ward Scott O'donnell and others created the huge change for steelhead fly fisherman.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/33 I had a great chat with Jason Rolfe from the Fly Tapes Podcast and Writers on the Fly. Jason has been doing an amazing job of showcasing some of the great fly fishing writers we have the priviledge of reading today. Jason talks about what it takes to be a great writer and why he's obsessed with writers and writing. I'm really excited to introduce you to Jason if you have seen what he has going.
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
A short introduction to the Wet Fly Swing Fly Fishing show is presented for episode 001. Season 1 is all about steelhead fly fishing, fly tying and amazing stories from some of the biggest names in fly fishing today. Thanks for taking a few minutes to listen and provide any feedback you have on what you are interested in. Just...
https://wetflyswing.com/59 I sat down with Ed Engle to chat about fishing small flies on tailwaters throughout the year. We talk about euro nymphing, weighted flies, fishing in Colorado and his experience going to Woodstock. Ed shares his tips on presenting the fly, the casts you need to know for dry flies, how to avoid spooking fish and why blue is a great color for winter fishing. Ed Engle brings 20 years guiding, a perspective on Woodstock and how a 1 weight rod actually has a use for small flies and large trout.
In episode 013 of the Fly Fishing show I interviewed Kevin Feenstra, one of the first fly fisherman to start swinging flies for steelhead in the Michigan area and Great Lakes. Kevin has a guide service with a focus on the Muskegon River and covers a bunch of great topics on how he catches fish on the swing. We get into single handed spey lines, fishing in high water and a number of other big topics.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/50 I connected with Jerry Lorang, the Deputy Region Coordinator for the NW Region, from Project Healing Waters at a recent fly fishing event where Jerry was sitting with a distant cousin of mine. We talk about family, fly fishing and how Project Healing Waters has become one of the big resources for veterans struggling with PTSD and various other issues. I hope you are ready for some inspiration.
Fly Fishers Guide to Oregon with Gary Weber – Wilderness Adventures Press, NW Fly Fishing Magazine, Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, Donner and Blitzen RiverDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/weber I had a good chat with Gary Weber who is the author of the Fly Fishers Guide to Oregon from Wilderness Adventures Press. This is a guide that will give you the basics on where to go, where to stay and some bonus tips for each location. Find out why Gary hates instagram and how the digital revolution changed his life. We also here about my first river fight and the changing landscape and river etiquette. We here some crazy fishing stories, fly stories and the life from a photographers point of view.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/mark I spent a day with Mark Bachman on the Sandy River looking for winter steelhead. Within 10 minutes of putting the boat in the water we find ourselves stuck on a mid channel boulder in the first rapid. We look at the best setup for winter steelhead, talk about how to find fish and hear the story of how Mark made a business in fly fishing at Fly Fish USA. Mark brings a hard exterior but after spending a day on the river with him I find out that he's a really good guy.
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.