Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/117 John McMillan is on the podcast to talk about our northwest steelhead runs, the ups and downs of anadromous fish cycles and why he is optimistic about the current state of salmonids. John has a skill for clarifying the issues and breaking down the basics of where we are at currently. There is no question this one will go down as one of the great podcast episodes and one of the first deep dives into some of the conservation topics related to steelhead. The North Umpqua, Olympic Peninsula and Deschutes are all covered in this one.
The Ultimate Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing Gear List – Rods, Reels, Fly Lines, Waterproof Bags, ResourcesDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/wintergear I've been getting some questions about the need for a winter steelhead fly fishing gear list for the upcoming Olympic Peninsula Steelhead Trip. I'll breakdown the basics today so we can assure you have the major items given rain, cold, sun, sleet, hail or any and all of the above. Because it is February in the Pacific Northwest, we prepare for any condition.
The creator of laser dub and a premier OG steelhead ally guide is here to share some stories and his point of view on fly fishing, guiding, and the Great Lakes. We find out about Greg’s role in fly fishing, fly tying, and how he has evolved over the years. We hear about Clyde Murray and the story of catching...
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: http://wetflyswing.com/170 Jerry Darkes, one of the biggest names the Great Lakes for steelhead and numerous other species, is here to break down Great Lakes Fly Fishing. Jerry discusses the switch rod with a focus on swinging flies for great lakes steelhead.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/169 I had the pleasure of sitting down with Adrian Cortes to dig into dry line steelhead with a focus on winter steelhead. Adrian is one of the leaders in dry and wet fly fishing without a sinking line.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/163 James Millard is back on the podcast to share the update on Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics and the new products they have out now. We find out about a new line that you might enjoy checking out and a ultra light trout spey. We also dig into some more tips on skating dry flies for steelhead. James shares some tips on best conditions and equipment for your next outing. We also find out how the European folks are flipping the heads so they can do some scandal casting.
WFS 159 – The River Rambler Podcast with Richard Harrington – Skating Flies for Steelhead, North Umpqua, SpeyDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/159 Richard Harrington, from the River Rambler Podcast, is on the today to share the fly fishing story of Oregon to New York and back again for steelhead. Richard also shares some great tips on steelhead fishing the North Umpqua. We talk about skating flies and the best way to hitch a fly behind the head so it skates up nicely for you. We get into a little bit of everything including who is the mastermind behind Richard's podcast and which spey rods he loves.
Trevor Covich shares his story of how came to be a full time Olympic Peninsula Steelhead fly fishing guide splitting his time between the Olympic Peninsula and Alaska. We dig into the story of how the Olympic Peninsula changed into a big swing game and how you can find big fish and quiet waters even as pressure increases. We find...
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...