WFS 044 – Westslope Cutthroat Trout with Heather Hodson – Dry Fly Fishing Idaho, United Woman on the FlyDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/44 Heather Hodson shares her wisdom on West Slope Cutthroat fishing Idaho and Montana and breaks down the United Woman on the Fly Movement. The Northwest Fly Girl breaks down how she has become a leader in the fly fishing world. We also get into her day job as a nurse, the challenges there and all of the amazing trips coming up this year.
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/04 Spey casting tips and fly fishing intention is covered in episode 04 of the Fly Fishing Podcast this week. I had the pleasure of talking to Brian Chou who is a spey casting expert, spey line technician and all around cool guy. Brian has influenced some of the largest fly rod and fly line companies in the industry and nerds out on why he loves it all. He provides a bunch of great tips, gets us thinking about fishing with intention and talks about the Soul River Runs Deep.
WFS 058 – Hank Patterson Interview – The Greatest Fly Fishing Guide | Travis Swartz, Reel Recovery, F3TDave -
https://wetflyswing.com/58 Hank Patterson is on the show to go deep on how he became the Greatest Fly Fishing Guide on the planet. We talk about his tips for dealing with bears, bug sex and his best fishing tips. Hank describes what his live shows are like and how he connects with the audience. He talks about upcoming videos and movies this year along with his take on conservation.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/18 I talked to Hal Gordon, the chair of the NW Fly Tyer and Fly Fishing Expo. He talks about the history of the show and how it has grown into the larges tying event in the western United States. Hal shares some great fly tying tips, talks about the history of Atlantic Salmon flies and sheds light and where to find and get good deals on fly tying materials.
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 119 – The Barbless Podcast with Chad Alderson and Nick Hanna – Fly Fishing, Apps, Podcasting, Steelhead, ChicoDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/119 I sat down with Chad Alderson and Nick Hanna from the Barbless Podcast. Barbless is one of the big podcasts in fly fishing space out of Chico California. We talk about some of their new fishing apps getting closer to launch, some of the big guests they've had on the shows and what's to come this year.
Updated post: I posted this first in Jan of 2018 and now we are moving into 2020. I want to leave this post live so you appreciate with me what we have created now that we are over 100 episodes! Thank you for your support! Original Jan 2018 Post: I just couldn't wait! In the process of getting the show ready to go...
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/117 John McMillan is on the podcast to talk about our northwest steelhead runs, the ups and downs of anadromous fish cycles and why he is optimistic about the current state of salmonids. John has a skill for clarifying the issues and breaking down the basics of where we are at currently. There is no question this one will go down as one of the great podcast episodes and one of the first deep dives into some of the conservation topics related to steelhead. The North Umpqua, Olympic Peninsula and Deschutes are all covered in this one.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/phil-rowley-stillwater-fly-fishing/ I had the pleasure of interviewing Phil Rowley to discuss stillwater trout fishing. We covered sinking lines, rod length for lakes, how to match the hatch, fly tying and chironomid behavior on top of much more. To be totally honest I've been a little out of the loop on lakes as of late and Phil sheds light on a number of techniques that I have never used before. You don't want to miss this episode if you are interested in fly fishing lakes!