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.
In today's fly tying video I show you how to tie a Pick Yer Pocket Steelhead Fly. This is a great pattern for summer and winter steelhead and can be fished in very diverse situations. Tie it sparse and fish it for summers. Push a little water or a lot, it's all good with this fly. Simon Gawesworth noted in...
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/27 I was finally able to sit down and have a conversation with Tim Rawlins from Line Speed Jedi dot com. Tim has been documenting his spey casting journey on his youtube channel and website. Tim not only breaks out some amazing resources for those interested in spey casting but shares some crazy Alaskan stories from his time flying bush planes. I'm excited to get into this one so let's jump in and get er done.
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 episode 010 of the fly fishing show I interviewed Rob Bryce to talk about fly fishing the Skeena system. We covered the Morice River, Bulkley River as well as the Babine River and the Kispiox River. We covered how to fish the Morice in depth, talked about steelhead life histories as well as some great stories about the Babine...
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.
https://wetflyswing.com/21 I had the pleasure of talking with Matt Klara who has been around the spey game for quite a while now. Matt breaks down single handed spey casting and how you can and should get started on it. We talk about Big Sky Anglers, fishing for trout with a 7 wt, Sexy Loops and how he grew up on the Madison spending his summers living out of a camper. Don't miss this one as Matt shares his huge tip on a video that is incredible in describing how to "fish" a sinking line for steelhead.
I show you how to tie the Green-Butt Skunk Dark in today's fly tying tutorial. The green butt is a classic steelhead fly and today demonstrate the classic hair wing style. This fly works great swinging for summer steelhead but is an all around killer steelhead color (click here to see a post that describes steelhead fly colors). Click here to...
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.
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...