hal gordon
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/18 I talked to Hal Gordon, the chair of the NW Fly Tyer and Fly Fishing Expo.  He talks about the history of the show and how it has grown into the larges tying event in the western United States. Hal shares some great fly tying tips, talks about the history of Atlantic Salmon flies and sheds light and where to find and get good deals on fly tying materials.
how to build a fly rod
In this Video 3 of the step x step guide to building your first fly rod I show you how to measure out the tip top and how to wrap a guide.  Watch the video below or click on the links at the bottom of this post for additional videos.   Click Here to watch the video: Subscribe to my youtube channel...
jay nicholas
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/jaynicholas/ Steelhead and Salmon Fly Fishing is covered by Jay Nicholas in Episode 003 of the Fly Fishing Podcast.  Jay is one of the most influential fly fisherman and tyer in the Northwest and around the country. He talked about steelhead fly fishing, fly tying and a bunch of other amazing fly fishing topics. Jay clarifies the caveman connection and fly tying and talks about another recent book he has out which brings him to about 14 books?
fish taco
I tie the Fish Taco steelhead fly in todays fly tying video.  The Fish Taco was created by Jeff Hickman and has become a popular pattern because of it's simplicity and sparseness. Watch this somewhat flashy and somewhat sparse taco and then follow along below for all of the links and show notes.   Click Here to watch the Fish Taco video:   Show...
jack mitchell steelhead fishing
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.
Moldy chum brian bennett
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/112 Brian Bennett, the founder of Moldy Chum, one of the biggest and oldest fly fishing websites is on the podcast to describe what the moldy chum is all about and where it's going.  The slab of the month, the chumion, and suction dredging are all discussed today. We get into the Dirt Bag Diaries, Reel Pure Radio and other podcasts that inspired Brian to keep on moving.  Suck my Fly Blog, The Hopper Talk Blog, Mini Chubby and many other blogs of yesteryear.
peter charles
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/15 In episode 15 of the Fly Fishing show I had the pleasure of interviewing Peter Charles from Hooked4life.com.  Peter teaches steelhead fishing on the Grand River, one of the really classic and challenging Great Lakes Tributaries. Peter brings a unique perspective to steelhead fishing because of the challenges of presenting a fly to steelhead in the Grand River.  Peter talks about how to assure the fly is above their heads.  Lot's of great tips and perspective in this one from one of the best.
undertaker steelhead fly
In todays fly tying video I show you how to tie an Undertaker steelhead fly pattern which was originated by Wayne Duncan for Atlantic Salmon. It has since become a very attractive fly for steelhead fishing.  Take a look at this link if you want to see Wayne recite poetry while tying one of his flies (sorry for the poor...
klaus frimor
Show Notes: Klaus Frimor shares a great perspective on scandi lines and casting (aka underhand casting).  Klaus tells his story about growing up in Denmark and how his connection with Loop came to be. Klaus is the main rod designer for single and two handed rods for Loop.  Klaus shares his perspective on how and why spey casting and spey lines are different if Europe vs the US.
bow to the fish
One of the easiest ways to loose a fish is to get so excited that you pull the fly right out of the fish's mouth.  This is no different for steelhead.  Next time you feel a pull of a fish from a swung fly, rememer to bow to the fish. What I mean is, instead of jerking the rod to...
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