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.
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.
I give up. I spent a large amount of time trying to put together the perfect blog post to answer one of my readers questions but at the end of the day I realized that it's pretty f'n simple. It doesn't take a huge article to tell you how to steelhead. Sure there is the water speed, depth and cover keys,...
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/06 Blue Water fly fishing and the history of steelhead flies and fishing is covered in this amazing show. In episode 006 of the Fly Fishing Show I had the pleasure of interviewing one of the biggest people in the history of steelhead fly fishing, Trey Combs. Trey wrote one of the early books on the history of steelhead fishing and flies and has done a lot of other amazing stuff in his fly fishing career that we cover today. We get into a bunch of big topics including the issues with the Thompson River steelhead decline, talk about his mentors, discuss steelhead fly fishing history, two handed rods plus some of his new fly patterns.
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.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/09 In episode 009 of the Fly Fishing Podcast I had the pleasure of interviewing Simon Gawesworth who is one of the biggest names in fly fishing today. Simon breaks down spey lines in detail including what's new this year and what he sees in the future of spey. He talks about choosing lines for windy conditions, a good sinking line for summer fish, some of the new products in line for RIO including triple density lines. This one goes quick so click the button below to have a listen.
WFS 018 – Interview with Wild River Press Founder Tom Pero – Atlantic Salmon and Steelhead Fly EvolutionDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/18 Tom Pero, the founder of Wild River Press is on the show today. Tom has published A Passion for Steelhead, one of the greatest steelhead books of all time, as well as many other big time outdoor books. Tom provides some really amazing stories that I know you'll love in this one. He goes into the evolution of steelhead flies and how there is a big misnomer about steelhead flies and the relationship to Atlantic salmon flies.
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.
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: 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.