mark bachman
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.
proof fly fishing
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.
colin mckeown
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.
seth kugel
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.
fly tyers dungeon
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.
mike mercer
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...
riverhorse nakadate
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.
ross white
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.
mia and marty sheppard
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.
dan johnston
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.
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