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.
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.
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...
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.
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WFS 113 – Frank Amato – Salmon Trout Steelheader, Amato Books, Fly Fishing and Tying Journal, Deschutes RiverDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/113 I finally sat down and had a great chat with Frank Amato who is the brains behind Salmon Trout Steelhead magazine, the Fly Fishing and Tying Journal and about 300 books relating to fishing. We hear how Frank was a key player in protecting the Deschutes River. We also hear about the Blue Jetboat Frank has had since 1980 and how he saved my butt after flipping int he river.
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: wetflyswing.com/16 The history of steelhead fly fishing and fly tying is covered in episode 016 of the fly fishing show. John Shewey breaks down the history of steelhead flies and how things have evolved over the years in steelhead fly fishing. John is the current editor-in-chief of the NW Fly Fishing group of magazines and has written some of the best and most beautiful steelhead books you've ever seen. We talk about swinging flies on the North Umpqua and North Santiam and how it all came to be.
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.
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...