I share an unboxing video for the Proof Fly Fishing Rod Building Kit. This will be the first video in a series of videos documenting how to build a fly rod. You can send me an email or leave a comment if you have any questions. Click Here to watch the Video: (Subscribe on Youtube here) Fly Rod Building Kit Links Here's the...
WFS 089 – Trout Spey with Capt. John McCloskey – Naknek River Alaska, Chattahoochee River, Georgia Fly Fishing, Swinging FliesDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/dryfly We cover trout spey with Captain John McCloskey aka Dry Fly John on Instagram. John goes deep into how he catches trout on the Chattahoochee River and the Naknek River out of Alaska. John is teaching spey in Georgia, a place where it hasn't totally consumed everyone quite yet. Tons of great tips including the best rod, lines, how to cast and how he teaches spey. We talk about the difference between spey, switch and single hand and how to present the fly to different trout species.
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.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/76 I met Mia and Marty on the Deschutes to chat about their background guiding and running a business in fly fishing. We also go deep into John Day steelhead fishing and include some tips on getting started. They also run through some smallmouth bass fishing tips and trips. They started as skate boarders and snow boarders and then transitioned into fly fishing. Marty talks about the feeling of catching his first steelhead and what you need to get started.
I put together a short video that introduces the Wet Fly Swing Members Society. Have a listen and find out why I am so proud of the Members Society! Click Here to watch the Members Society Video: Click here if you want to learn more about the Wet Fly Swing Members Society where we support you on your journey, we support...
Fly Fishing Founders – Meat Market Flies with Luke Ferrenburg – Streamers, Fly Tying Tips, Chico CaliforniaDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/luke We get into streamers and fly tying tips this week with our new bonus series - Fly Fishing Founders Stories. This week I have Luke Ferrenburg on the podcast from Meat Market Flies. We talk about tying streamers, lamprey patterns, steelhead flies and other great tips and tricks for fly tying.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/kate I sat down with Kate Watson to discuss here guiding business on the Fraser and Bulkley Rivers. We get into Tarponville and dig into her steelhead patterns and style of fly tying. We pretty much cover it all along with a chat about Jerry French, relationships, Elvis and the Lady Caroline. This is a cool story about growing up in a lodge and keeping the flow going.
WFS 062 – Winter Steelhead with Rob Crandall – Clackamas River Fly Fishing, Spey, Mending, Sink TipsDave -
Show Notes: wetflyswing.com/62 I talk winter steelhead with Rob Crandall from Water Time Outfitters. Rob fishes Northwest Oregon and providing some great tips today including how to land steelhead, his 5 step process to catch steelhead, how to fish low and clear vs high water. Rob shares 3 main tips on catching more steelhead, how to manage your swing, understanding the hover and how to mend correctly. This one is seriously packed for winter steelhead. Click below to listen to the show.
In todays video I show you how to tie the Suskwa Poacher. This was noted by Jack Mitchell in episode 2 of the Wet Fly Swing Fly Fishing Podcast (link below). This is a great winter steelhead fly in the egg sucking variety. I noted the link to the trailer hook video so here it is: How to Tie a...
In this video I show you how to tie a Stewart, my goto summer steelhead fly pattern. This fly was developed by Marty Sherman, an old friend of the family. I hope to get Marty on the podcast soon. Click here to watch the Skunk Video Tutorial: The Stewart Material List Thread: 8/0 Uni Thread Black (click here to purchase) Hook: Daiichi #2441 size #6 (click...