Ryan Taylor shares his story on tying and fishing steelhead and Atlantic salmon flies and how he mixes it up for steelhead with a focus on the Grand River. We dig into some tips on finding and hooking steelhead and how to tie a fly in hand. We talk about who is the greatest spey caster in the world, how...
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/152 Bruce Kruk is on the podcast to share some tips for spey casting with a focus on long belly spey lines and long 14, 15 and 16 foot rods. We bring it to the bank of the Clearwater River and the Upper Columbia with a focus on steelhead fishing.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/151 Zack Williams, who is the editor of Swing the Fly Magazine, is on the podcast to share the story of how he went from Great Lakes Steelheader to Spey Casting and Steelhead champion. Zack and I chat about why the number of swung fly fisherman is so low but growing.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/150 Morten Valeur, the founder of Ahrex Hooks, is on to shed some light on how and why he started a new hook company and how they have emerged as one of the leaders in the world.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/149 Mark Hopley, the Host of the Fly Fishing 97 Podcast is on the our podcast to break down his popular show and why he does what he does. We find out about the Kamloops British Columbia area where Mark is from and why he’s going to podcast till he dies.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/148 Brian Silvey talks about his life as a fly fishing guide with a focus on Steelhead Fishing in Oregon. Find out what colors are best during the early and late season and how to get your fly down during the day. We dig back into some of the history of spey and how Brian transitioned into it.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/147 Matt Callies in on the podcast today to describe how Loon is leading the way with some of their conservation minded products. We hear about the companies he reports to and why he does what he does. Lots of tangents including why Air-Flo split from Echo Rods and what the life of a fly fishing rep is really like. Insider chatter and a few tips from my special guest this week.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/146 Jen Ripple is on the podcast today to tell us some of the history of women in fly fishing. Jen is the editor of Dun Magazine, the largest woman’s magazine on the planet. Jen talks about the foundation of woman in fly fishing and where she's going with Dun Magazine after Covid. We get into the topic of woman and swimsuits and the affect on social media. Find out why woman is the fastest growing demographic in fly fishing.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/145 John Billing created the largest free non commercial Facebook group for fly fishing in the world. We talk about the great resource it is and how it all came to be in over 10 years now running. With over 44,000 active members this is a great resource if you are new to fishing or just want to connect with anglers around the world.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/144 I sat down with Elke and Alysia Littleleaf from Little Leaf Guides. We covered some tips on fishing the Deschutes salmon fly hatch and what it’s like being the only native american guide couple on the river. We find out how you plan for your next salmon fly trip and the best flies to use for the trip. We find out exactly what Elke’s fly box looks like and why he uses a 6 weight single hander and micro spey in the toolbox.