Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/148 Brian Silvey talks about his life as a fly fishing guide with a focus on Steelhead Fishing in Oregon. Find out what colors are best during the early and late season and how to get your fly down during the day. We dig back into some of the history of spey and how Brian transitioned into it.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/147 Matt Callies in on the podcast today to describe how Loon is leading the way with some of their conservation minded products. We hear about the companies he reports to and why he does what he does. Lots of tangents including why Air-Flo split from Echo Rods and what the life of a fly fishing rep is really like. Insider chatter and a few tips from my special guest this week.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/146 Jen Ripple is on the podcast today to tell us some of the history of women in fly fishing. Jen is the editor of Dun Magazine, the largest woman’s magazine on the planet. Jen talks about the foundation of woman in fly fishing and where she's going with Dun Magazine after Covid. We get into the topic of woman and swimsuits and the affect on social media. Find out why woman is the fastest growing demographic in fly fishing.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/145 John Billing created the largest free non commercial Facebook group for fly fishing in the world. We talk about the great resource it is and how it all came to be in over 10 years now running. With over 44,000 active members this is a great resource if you are new to fishing or just want to connect with anglers around the world.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/144 I sat down with Elke and Alysia Littleleaf from Little Leaf Guides. We covered some tips on fishing the Deschutes salmon fly hatch and what it’s like being the only native american guide couple on the river. We find out how you plan for your next salmon fly trip and the best flies to use for the trip. We find out exactly what Elke’s fly box looks like and why he uses a 6 weight single hander and micro spey in the toolbox.
https://wetflyswing.com/143 Pete Tyjas, the editor of Fly Culture Magazine, is on the share a perspective on fishing UK chalk streams and dry flies. We find out how Pete is fishing for Atlantic Salmon now that he has put in some time for steelhead. We also hear about how he put together Fly Culture Magazine and why it's growing in the US. Find out what the #1 four pieces of tackle were as noted in Fly Culture.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/142 Jason Osborn is on the podcast to share the story of how he came to own the Portland Fly Shop and some tips on why they have been successful. Find out about the Kalama and how Jason used to catch fish year around on this river.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/141 I had the pleasure of interviewing AK Best to talk about tying dry flies and his life in fly fishing. We also here some of the other influential parts of his life including how he survived his music night life. AK talks about absolute attention in music and in fly tying. Find out what makes a Colorado Green Drake such a killer pattern and why the wing tips are so critical for dry flies.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/140 I sat down with Domenick Swentosky to talk about traditional streamers and how he fishes his home waters out of Pennsylvania. We get into the mono rig and how he crosses over between nymphing and streamers. Domenick shares the exact formula he uses when fishing a mono rig and why he loves a 4 weight rod and Maxima leader for the butt section of his mono rig. A little bit euro, a little bit nymph and equal parts streamer and even a little dry. Troutbitten now. Click below and listen to the full conversation.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/139 Jerry French shares the intruder story and how the skagit spey lines and short spey rods came to be. We find out how the intruder drove the lines and rods and how Ed Ward Scott O'donnell and others created the huge change for steelhead fly fisherman.
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