Matt Wray from BW Sports shares the story of how he made a business selling a fly fishing rod Case through Sportsman Warehouse and other wholesalers. We find out how he made a career out of make rod cases over the last 25 years. Matt also makes reel cases, fly tying bags, gear bags along with a couple of different...
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/64 Denny Rickards, the stillwater guru, came on the podcast to cover lakes and the history of stillwater fishing. Denny breaks down in simple form, where to find fish and how to present the fly properly to fish. Denny talks about the 2 most critical things to understand when fishing lakes. He also talks about why a floating line is not great, and why he has the secret line that works 90% of the time. Get ready to take some notes because it's hard to stay up with Denny on this one!
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/204 Sponsor: Stonefly Nets: http://wetflyswing.com/opst Sponsor: Anglers Coffee: http://wetflyswing.com/sawyer Captain Jake Jordan has been leading the way on saltwater fly fishing and billfish trips for most of our lives. Jake walks us through the steps to plan and catch your first billfish this year. Hint: It's not as hard as you might think (or as expensive)!
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/282 Presented By: Stonefly Nets, Fly Fishing Film Tours, Dette Flies, Anglers Coffee Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Kerry Burkheimer is here to share the story of how he built one of the most respected custom fly rods companies in the country. Kerry takes us back to some of the influential mentors he had along the way that helped him to develop some of his first prototypes. We also hear about how the Spey rod came to be with his connection to the Deschutes River.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/93 Bill Spicer host of The New Fly Fisher breaks down musky fishing and some great tips to get you into a chance for a big fish. We talk about the best lakes to target musky, the gear you need to have a chance and how to revive a tired fish. Bill describes the biggest difference between pike and musky, why he uses marker buoys and how a musky can melt a stainless steel hook. Lots of good stuff including where to go for more resources to hook some musky.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/297 Presented By: Jackson Hole Fly Company, Dette Flies, LadyLake Custom Rods, Reyr Gear Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Joel Hill is here today to dig into some steelhead fly tying patterns. Joel shares some tips for marrying wings, how to get your proportions just right, and some of his favorite flies that work great for sea-run and steelhead fishing. We pick some random flies on his Instagram and talk about how he tied them. He has a unique way of using tubes to tie his favorites. There are a few resources that Joel mentions like books and Facebook groups that can help you get better at fly-tying. Another Instagram fly tying phenom!
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/206 Sponsor: Anglers Coffee: http://wetflyswing.com/anglers Sponsor: Stonefly Nets: http://wetflyswing.com/stonefly I sat down with Louis Cahill from Gink and Gasoline who has been leading the way in the online fly fishing space for a long time now. Louis shares the story of how they decided to start blogging every day and have not stopped since 2011.
http://wetflyswing.com/197 Sponsor: Sawyer Oars: http://wetflyswing.com/sawyer Sponsor: OPST: http://wetflyswing.com/opst Ray Heater, the founder of Ray’s River Dories, is on the podcast today to share the story of how he built one of the biggest wooden drift boat companies for over 30 years. We find out why the 14 Rapid Robert is Ray’s favorite boat.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/266 Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Riverhorse Nakadate shares some insight into what he's been up to lately with Patagonia. The purpose of this episode is to raise your awareness of the Boundary Waters status and encourage you to help preserve the great wilderness area in the country.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/308 Presented By: Stonefly Nets, Reyr Gear, LakeLady Custom Rods, Angler's Coffee Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Brandon Moon, founder of Moonlit Fly Fishing, is here to shed some light on fiberglass rods and furled leaders. Find out how these fiberglass rods gives you a whole new experience with its features. We dig into some of their products and the new rods they're working on that you can preorder today. We talk about the Tenkara rod - how it's so easy to use, portable, and great for beginners.