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...
In todays fly tying video I show you how to tie the Green Rat. This pattern was tied originally by Warren Duncan for Atlantic Salmon but is a good steelhead pattern as well. Click here to watch the Green Rat video: Green Rat Material List Thread: Size 70 Ultra Thread red (click here to purchase) Hook: Dai-Riki #899 Size #6 (click here to purchase) Tail: Peacock...
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...
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.
WFS 031 – Deschutes River Steelhead with Doug Stewart | Fly Fishing Pioneer, The Max Canyon, Rattlesnake TalesDave -
Doug Stewart, one of my biggest mentors and my dad, is on the show today to talk about some of the history of steelhead fly fishing on the Deschutes River. Some topics really hit home with me especially as he talked about my grandpa and the comparisons between the two. We talk about some of his big influences and how...
WFS 030 – Anchored with April Vokey | Women in Fly Fishing, Sexism, Steelhead, Conservation, Bulkley RiverDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/30 April Vokey shared her take on a bunch of topics around fly fishing including women in fly fishing, #metoo and shares a big change in her life and business that's upcoming this year. April is also the host of the Anchored Podcast, has guided for years and has made a successful business out of fly fishing. I love hearing her stories in this one and some big things upcoming in her world.
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.
WFS 028 – Good, Bad and Ugly of Spey Lines – Barney Wong, Fly Fishing, Tips, Sandy River, Fly Fish USA, Pimp My CanoeDave -
Show Notes: wetflyswing.com/28 I had Barney Wong on the show to go in depth on spey lines and the challenge of identifying the actual sinking rates. We discussed an experiment we conducted on the river and how the outcome might surprise you. Barney tells his story of how he dropped everything to move out to the northwest to chase steelhead and a job in a local fly shop.
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.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/26 I talked to Dennis Lee about the Half Pounder steelhead, a unique life history that is only found in large number in the Rogue River, Klamath, Trinity and Eel Rivers. We will talk about why this life history is significant to you as a fly fisher, talk about his new book and get into some of the history of steelhead fly fishing as this was the birth place of steelhead fly fishing.