WFS 114 – Rainy’s Flies with Rainy Riding – Fly Tying Innovation, Foam, Matching Hatches, The Grand HopperDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/114 I sat down with Rainy Riding, the founder of Rainy's Flies, to hear the story of how she created one of the largest fly distribution centers in the country. We go in deep to the history of how she created the company given plenty of setbacks along the way.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/71 Joe Brooks shares how he produced a documentary about the great Joe Brooks, his grandfathers brother and the man who influenced Lefty Kreh and many other great fly fisherman. We find out how the late great Joe Brooks fell from grace to live on the streets but pulled himself out of the gutter to become one of the most influential fly fisherman in history.
WFS 083 – Seth Kugel – The New York Times Frugal Traveler – South America Travel Tips, Guides, Fake Reviews, Air BNBDave -
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.
WFS 111 – Australia Fly Fishing with Peter Morse – Tasmania, Baramundi, Flats Fishing, New Zealand, Lefty KrehDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/111 Peter Morse, aka the Lefty Kreh of Australia, shares his vast knowledge on a life fishing and living in Australia. Peter shares some tips for Australia Fly Fishing with a focus on catching Baramundi including the life cycle and when and where to target them. Hear about the TV show that Peter put together for prime time that lasted five seasons. I have the biggest name in the world of fly fishing today so excited to introduce you to Peter Morse if you hadn't heard of him yet.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/77 Dave McCoy from Emerald Water Anglers put together a great summary for Sea-Run Cutthroat fishing and maybe the best resource online for Sea-Run fly fishing in Puget Sound. We talk about the best beach access points, his ADD and what it felt like going all in on building the fly shop. Steelhead in Argentina, the Sound Searcher and a great 8' 8" fly rod by Thomas and Thomas.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/23 Gene Hering shares some history in fly fishing from his experience producing fishing videos over the last 35 plus years. He talks about how he got into it all with broadcast news and how that evolved into his personal brand. He has produced videos for some of the biggest names in fly fishing including over 40 steelhead videos.
WFS 075 – Fly Casting Tips with Dan Johnston – Fly Rod Brands, History, St. Croix, Choosing a Fly RodDave -
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.
WFS 116 – Hawaii Fly Fishing with Captain Rick Lee – Bonefish, Maui, Triggerfish, Christmas Island, Saltwater GearDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/116 I had a great chat with Rick Lee to talk about Hawaii Fly Fishing with a focus on bonefish and Maui. Rick breaks down some great tips if you are heading to Hawaii with a focus on Maui today. We talk about casting tips for the wind, how to strip retrieve and how you can put together a DIY trip of your own. We also cover the best flies and why dumbell eyes are key, where bonefish live 80% of the time and how you can maximize the time while you are out there. We dig into the best places to find bones including specific areas where flats are available.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/jimteeny/ Some of the first sinking fly lines were developed by my guest, Jim Teeny back in the 1970's. In Episode 005 of the Fly Fishing Show I had the pleasure of interviewing Jim Teeny who is one of the most influential people in fly fishing over the last 60 years partly due to Jim's contribution of sinking lines for fly fisherman around the world back in the 1970's. We talk about sinking lines, the Teeny Nymph and a bunch of other tips and great stories about how Jim has caught so many fish species over the years on the fly he originated - the teeny nymph fly.
WFS 103 – Stillwater Fly Fishing with Jeff Perin – Entomology, Cascade Lakes, Chironomids, Loch-Style Fly FishingDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/103 I sat down with Jeff Perin from The Fly Fishers Place Fly Shop out of Sisters Oregon. We dig in stillwater tips and tricks and hear about the direction that Jeff took his life after a deep connection with his grandparents got him started. We focus on lakes of the NW and how he catches fish in the shallow and deep water. We get into the top 3 and why entomology is so important. Chironomids, calibetis, leaches and followed by terrestrials. We talk about a typical day on East Lake and break it out step x step like we love to do.