Ryan Taylor shares his story on tying and fishing steelhead and Atlantic salmon flies and how he mixes it up for steelhead with a focus on the Grand River. We dig into some tips on finding and hooking steelhead and how to tie a fly in hand. We talk about who is the greatest spey caster in the world, how...
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/152 Bruce Kruk is on the podcast to share some tips for spey casting with a focus on long belly spey lines and long 14, 15 and 16 foot rods. We bring it to the bank of the Clearwater River and the Upper Columbia with a focus on steelhead fishing.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/151 Zack Williams, who is the editor of Swing the Fly Magazine, is on the podcast to share the story of how he went from Great Lakes Steelheader to Spey Casting and Steelhead champion. Zack and I chat about why the number of swung fly fisherman is so low but growing.
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/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/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.
WFS 136 – Steelhead Fly Design History with Joseph Rossano – Sid Glasso, Harry Lemire, Bob Strobel, Alec Jackson, SpeyDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/136 Joseph Rosano shares the history of steelhead fly design and development as a man who was side by side with some of the biggest names in steelhead history. Find out how it all developed from Joseph who was there with all of the big names of the day. Find out why Joseph waited 35 years to start writing about all of the great names like Sid Glasso, Harry Lemire and the rest of the gang. Find out what it was like being on the river as the intruder revolution was beginning.
WFS 134 – Swinging Wet Flies for Trout with Steven Bird – The Soft Hackle Journal, Trout Spey, Steelhead, Upper Columbia RiverDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/134 We dig into Swinging Flies for Trout with Steven Bird. Steven is the editor of the Soft Hackle Journal and writes for Swing the Fly Magazine. We dig into some tips and the background on catching upper Columbia redband trout. Lot's of fun stuff in this one including some of my normal antics and tangents on smoking, alcohol, drugs and all of that crazy stuff.
WFS 131 – George Cook Podcast – NW Spey History, Steelhead, Chinook Salmon, Sage, Alaskabou, Swinging FliesDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/131 George Cook shares the story and history behind how spey came to be in the northwest. We hear how fishing for kings and the connection to Alaska was a big part of the Alaskabou and the intruder style flies coming to be. George shares some stories about northern California chinook fishing and around the Pacific Rim. We get into the Deschutes, Oregon Coast and many of the other places and people that have helped defined his career in fly fishing and in hunting.