In today's fly tying video I show you how to tie a steelhead coachman, a great summer steelhead fly pattern developed by John Hazel. This fly has all of the buggy qualities you typically love to see with summer steelhead patterns. This is a slight variation on the original so have a look and let me know what you think. Click...
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/04 Spey casting tips and fly fishing intention is covered in episode 04 of the Fly Fishing Podcast this week. I had the pleasure of talking to Brian Chou who is a spey casting expert, spey line technician and all around cool guy. Brian has influenced some of the largest fly rod and fly line companies in the industry and nerds out on why he loves it all. He provides a bunch of great tips, gets us thinking about fishing with intention and talks about the Soul River Runs Deep.
Tim Camissa breaks down his history tying flies online and building a fly fishing brand while working full time. He shares some sweet fly tying tips and gives us a glimpse at a special fly fishing conference that he attends each year. Tim talks about Lake Erie Steelhead, his home trout waters and the fly tying video that got 150,000 views for him. He shares what it has taken him to become a leader in the online fly fishing space.
I stopped by a local fly shop last week to BS a bit and look at some of their steelhead flies. One of the things that really struck me were the prices - $4.50 per fly and more. I’ve never thought that much about prices because I've tied flies for most of my life and grew up around a fly shop. But...
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.
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...
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/02 Jack Mitchell covers Olympic Peninsula and Klickitat River steelhead fly fishing in Episode 002 of the Fly Fishing Podcast. Jack is one of the biggest names in Washington fly fishing and runs The Evening Hatch Fly Shop. He gets into a bunch of great tips on fishing for winter steelhead including some of the patterns that have worked well for him, spey casting tips and setting up a balanced outfit. Jack has almost 30 years of guiding experience so you don't want to miss any of the nuggets he shares in this episode.
Updated post: I posted this first in Jan of 2018 and now we are moving into 2020. I want to leave this post live so you appreciate with me what we have created now that we are over 100 episodes! Thank you for your support! Original Jan 2018 Post: I just couldn't wait! In the process of getting the show ready to go...
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/james I had an amazing interview with James Millard, the operations manager for OP Skagit Tactics (aka - Pure Skagit). We get into some great stories about steelhead fishing, products and James' life getting to work with one of the big names in steelhead. We talk about the commando head, some new products upcomming, greased line presentation and how jet boat wakes running up the river can help with steelhead fishing.
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.