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...
WFS 049 – Cast and Blast with Outdoor TV Show Host Gary Lewis | Fly Fishing, Deer Hunting and Frontier UnlimitedDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/49 I had a chance to pick the brain of the Gary Lewis, TV Show host of Frontier Unlimited and author of a bunch of books and articles on fly fishing and hunting. We talk about the MacNab challenge, Hunt Tv, the Pursuit Channel and how he found himself on the cover of Salmon, Trout Steelheader and how that felt. Lot's of good stuff as we mix it up again this week.
WFS 046 – Frank Moore Podcast Interview | Legendary North Umpqua Fly Fisherman, Steelhead, WWII, ConservationDave -
Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KRJJ77N Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/46 I am pleased to share my podcast interview with Frank Moore, one of the best episodes of the podcast year. Frank shares his amazing 95 years as a fly fisherman, WWII veteran, and conservationist. Frank takes us back to some amazing old stories of some of the famous people he has fished with over the years. He also shares some truly timeless steelhead tips. In fact, one of them already helped me land a steelhead!
I show you how to tie a skunk, one of the most classic steehead flies that was created in the 1930's. There has since been many variations of the skunk including the Green-Butt Skunk tied by Callaghan of North Umpqua River fame. Click here to watch the Skunk Video Tutorial: The Skunk Material List Thread: 8/0 Daiichi Black (click here to purchase) Hook: Daiichi #2441...
In todays fly tying video I show you how to tie the Green Rat. This pattern was tied originally by Warren Duncan for Atlantic Salmon but is a good steelhead pattern as well. Click here to watch the Green Rat video: Green Rat Material List Thread: Size 70 Ultra Thread red (click here to purchase) Hook: Dai-Riki #899 Size #6 (click here to purchase) Tail: Peacock...
In this video tutorial I show you how to tie the Max Canyon (aka Macks Canyon). This summer steelhead pattern was invented by my dad back in the 1970's. Scroll below to find the links to purchase all of the materials for this fly pattern. Click here to watch the Max Canyon Video: Max Canyon Material List Thread: Size 70 Ultra Thread red (click...
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/33 I had a great chat with Jason Rolfe from the Fly Tapes Podcast and Writers on the Fly. Jason has been doing an amazing job of showcasing some of the great fly fishing writers we have the priviledge of reading today. Jason talks about what it takes to be a great writer and why he's obsessed with writers and writing. I'm really excited to introduce you to Jason if you have seen what he has going.