Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/336 Presented By: Trxstle, Reyr Gear, Bearvault, LakeLady Custom Rods Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors In today's episode, we talk about fly fishing Idaho with Ed Anderson. He takes us to the McCall area in West Idaho where we touch on the Payette, Boise, and Snake rivers for rainbows, browns, and bass fishing. Find out why McCall was described as "the place of windows" and why you "have to be there to know when the windows open". We won't reveal those secret fishing spots but Ed tells us the best times to fish up there and some more useful tips.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/335 Presented By: FishHound Expeditions, LakeLady Custom Rods, Trxstle, Reyr Gear Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Keith Rose-Innes, Director at Alphonse Fishing Company, takes us fishing in the Seychelles - one of the most sought-after fly fishing and eco-tourism destinations in the world. We discover some tips and tactics for catching giant trevally and permit - gears, flies, and setup.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/334 Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Henry Winkler, an actor, author, producer, and angler, is here to chat about fly fishing, Happy Days, and his incredible life. We find out what it felt like to get offered the movie, Grease and why he turned it down, how he got the role in the HBO show Barry, and how he managed to do great things while being challenged with dyslexia.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/333 Presented By: Dette Flies, Angler's Coffee, Stonefly Nets, Zoe Angling Group Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Ross Purnell, the Editor of the Fly Fisherman Magazine, shares how he fulfilled his childhood dream by filling in one of the most important roles at the publication. Find out who are the people that inspired him to fly fish and who mentored him to become a fly fishing writer.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/332 Presented By: Trxstle Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Sherry Meador, Board Chair for the Upper Missouri Watershed Alliance (UMOWA), sheds light on their organization’s conservation mission. Sherry helps us understand how the Upper Missouri River watershed is threatened by a silent invasion of noxious weeds that degrades the water quality, reduce native biological diversity, and negatively impacts the population of many wild species like elk, deer, swans, variety of ducks, other plants, and of course our fish.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/331 Presented By: Jackson Hole Fly Company Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Greg Epstein, owner of Jackson Hole Fly Company, tells the story of how he acquired a 40-year-old fly shop. We find out what they have going at the shop - how they produce around 1000 types of flies, outsource materials, and create basic fly fishing packages that are easy on the pocket but good in quality.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/330 Presented By: Trxstle, Bearvault, LakeLady Custom Rods, Stonefly Nets Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Andy Mill, an athlete, broadcaster, angler, and author, shares his passion-filled stories competing at the highest level of several sports. We talk about some of the remarkable guests they've had on the Mill House Podcast. We dig into his award-winning book, Passion for Tarpon - how it came to be and who mentored him into writing it. And we find out what his yearly routine looks like - playing golf, bow-hunting for elk, fishing in the Keys, living the rest of his days to the fullest with his loved ones.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/329 Presented By: Jackson Hole Fly Company, Trxstle, Zoe Angling Group Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Larry Hersman, creator of Taos Rods, tells us about his trout spey rods. We find out the advantages of spey rods that are shorter than usual, how they cast, and are they the future of spey rods? We also dig into San Juan river fly fishing - we discover why this was said to be the best trout stream in the world during the winter, and why Larry describes it as "better than heaven" during the ant hatch.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/328 Presented By: Reyr Gear, FishHound Expeditions, Angler's Coffee, Togens Fly Shop Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors "What advantage does the clear give you?" That's the question to start this episode with on choosing a line for fly fishing. Jarvis from Monic Fly Lines is here today to break down fly lines so you have a better feel for the types of lines out there and their uses. We find out how the different materials affect the performance of a line, the advantages of a clear line, and the ideal line for specific species and water.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/327 Presented By: Bearvault, Zoe Angling Group, Angler's Coffee, Togens Fly Shop Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Justin Essian, the owner of Papa Bear Adventures, brings us to Alaska and helps us lay out a plan for a full DIY wilderness float trip. Fishing Alaska.. we can't get enough of it! We talk about the features of rivers like Goodnews, Arolik, and Kisaralik - find out which species you can target there, the best times to fish them, and which species is prohibited to kill and cook. Justin describes what a trip would look like for a group of 3 to 6 - how you can save money for raft rental, and how much it cost per person to get all-set for the trip.