WFS 129 – FrankenFly with Paul Beel – Carp Fly Fishing and Flies, Monster Dub, Streamers, FrankenFrogDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/129 I sat down with Paul Beel from Frankenfly to hear how he built an amazing fly tying resource online and what's next for the other mad scientist. Flymphs, Rainy's, Dan Frazier and the carp stalker are all on tap today.
Fly Fishing Founders – Monetizing Your Business with Tom Ski – Fly Tying Travel, Trail of Highways, Snowbee, Outdoors OnlineDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/128 I sat down with Tom Ski who has become a good online friend of mine and who talks about a life outdoors in fly fishing and now as an online free lancer for a number of companies including Yamaha. Find out about his plan to hike the Pacific Crest Trail while do fly tying videos on the road. We dig into the business side of the outdoors and get into some tips and tricks about monetizing an outdoor business.
WFS 127 – Scandi Style Lines with Klaus Frimor – Underhand Spey Casting, Clearwater River, Loop, Steelhead, Atlantic SalmonDave -
Show Notes: Klaus Frimor shares a great perspective on scandi lines and casting (aka underhand casting). Klaus tells his story about growing up in Denmark and how his connection with Loop came to be. Klaus is the main rod designer for single and two handed rods for Loop. Klaus shares his perspective on how and why spey casting and spey lines are different if Europe vs the US.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/126 We hear the story of how John Peterka came to own Sage Brush Dry, a great company out of Kake Alaska producing dry bags for hunting and fishing. Find out how part of the deal when buying the company was for John to become a fly fisher. John describes their process of using radio frequency welding which creates a thermal and air tight bond. They can get more curve because they are using hot air welding via a double bond. A lot of terminology but bottom line is they produce a killer water proof bag.
WFS 125 – Basic Fly Tying with Charlie Craven – Charlies Fly Box, Fly Tying Class, Tiny Flies, BrassieDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/125 Charlie Craven from Charlie's Fly Box breaks down a perspective of tying flies for a living. He describes what it takes to make an original pattern and what it means to become a signature fly tyer. We also here about his fly tying class and the book he wrote that many consider the ultimate guide for beginner fly tyers. Find out which is the number 1 selling pattern in the box an what he always has handy heading out on the river.
WFS 124 – Giant Tarpon Fly Fishing with Bruce Chard – Florida Keys, Fly Presentation, Tides, Leading FishDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/124 Bruce Chard breaks down Giant Tarpon Fly Fishing today on the podcast. Bruce is a longtime guide out in the Florida area and shares his best tips and tricks. To be honest, we didn't even come close to covering it all but did go a little deep on some juicy topics. Bruce goes deep into how you present the fly for tarpon, the tarpon toad and whether you can DIY your way to tarpon. Baby tarpon might be your best chance to DIY a few tarpon to the fly.
Pyramid Lake Fishing with Denis Isbister – Wild Fish Wild Places TV Show, Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, Ladder ChairDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/giveaway I sat down with Denis Isbister who is the host of the TV show Wild Fish Wild Places which has been running for 12 years now. Denis is a Pyramid Lake expert and breaks down the greatness of Pyramid and the monster Lahontan Cutthroat trout that cruise the lake.
WFS 123 – Mariusz Wroblewski – Choosing a Two Handed Fly Rod, Winter Steelhead, Spey Casting, Kamchatku, Echo, SkeenaDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/123 I had a great chat with Mariusz Wroblewski who is a big name in steelhead conservation, spey casting and rod development. Mariusz breaks down the exact rod you need for winter steelhead for large and small rivers. We also cover the details of the right skagit line for the job. We talk about the Triple density line and how to line your spey rod correctly based on the line and sink tip length and weight. We then jump into what Kamchatku has to offer and how steelhead are so different than anywhere else on the planet.
WFS 122 – The Outdoor Biz Podcast with Rick Saez – Adventure, Podcasting, Outdoor Retailer Show, IFTDDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/122 I connected with Rick Saez to talk about the Outdoor Biz Podcast and some tips to help you find out more about building a business in the outdoor space. Rick is helping outdoor adventure businesses get into podcast through his online courses. We hear about how Rick started at the bottom and worked his way up through the business via multiple companies along the way. Tons of shoutouts to companies in people in the outdoor industry and fly fishing industry. It was a fun chat to BS about the outdoors with Rick.
WFS 121 – Classic Wet Flies & Fly Tying with Fred Klein – Ray Bergman, American Angler, Brook Trout, Maine, Davie McPhailDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/121 Fred Klein breaks down some great tips on tying classic wet flies and sheds some light on the history of wet flies. He is the Grizzly king on Instagram and is breaking out beautiful pics for everyone to see all around the world. Fred talks about the history of classic flies and some of the great books you can check out. We also touch on brook trout and some Fred's top pics for flies and his 6 must have books.