In todays video I show you what the 13' #8 Echo Full Spey looks like out of the box. This is the perfect all around spey rod of you are just starting out or been doing if for a while and need something that can cast heavy flies and heavy tips. Click here to watch the video: Links Noted in the...
WFS 123 – Mariusz Wroblewski – Choosing a Two Handed Fly Rod, Winter Steelhead, Spey Casting, Kamchatku, Echo, SkeenaDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/123 I had a great chat with Mariusz Wroblewski who is a big name in steelhead conservation, spey casting and rod development. Mariusz breaks down the exact rod you need for winter steelhead for large and small rivers. We also cover the details of the right skagit line for the job. We talk about the Triple density line and how to line your spey rod correctly based on the line and sink tip length and weight. We then jump into what Kamchatku has to offer and how steelhead are so different than anywhere else on the planet.
In this video I quickly show you how to purchase Echo Full Spey 13' 8 wt. fly rod which is the winter steelhead spey rod I recommend for those interested in winter steelhead fly fishing. This rod is perfect for large rivers and if you are casting heavy flies and heavy lines. Plenty of backbone and power to do what...
Hosted Fly Fishing Trips to the Olympic Peninsula I do one hosted trip to the Olympic Peninsula each winter with Jack Mitchell and the Evening Hatch Crew. You can get more information on this trip by clicking below. Click here for more information on the Olympic Peninsula Steelhead Trip You can listen to my podcast episode with Jack Mitchell on the OP...
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.
WFS 112 – Moldy Chum with Brian Bennett – Steelhead, Patagonia, REI, Reel Pure Radio, Yeti, ArtifishalDave -
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.
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...
I share an unboxing video for the Proof Fly Fishing Rod Building Kit. This will be the first video in a series of videos documenting how to build a fly rod. You can send me an email or leave a comment if you have any questions. Click Here to watch the Video: (Subscribe on Youtube here) Fly Rod Building Kit Links Here's the...
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/mark I spent a day with Mark Bachman on the Sandy River looking for winter steelhead. Within 10 minutes of putting the boat in the water we find ourselves stuck on a mid channel boulder in the first rapid. We look at the best setup for winter steelhead, talk about how to find fish and hear the story of how Mark made a business in fly fishing at Fly Fish USA. Mark brings a hard exterior but after spending a day on the river with him I find out that he's a really good guy.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/76 I met Mia and Marty on the Deschutes to chat about their background guiding and running a business in fly fishing. We also go deep into John Day steelhead fishing and include some tips on getting started. They also run through some smallmouth bass fishing tips and trips. They started as skate boarders and snow boarders and then transitioned into fly fishing. Marty talks about the feeling of catching his first steelhead and what you need to get started.