Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/19 There is no question that this will go down as one of the best podcasts on tactics for catching steelhead on the fly. Dean Finnerty breaks down how to fish the North Umpqua in detail. The North Umpqua, aka - Graduate school of steelhead fly fishing, is one of the most historied steelhead river in the world. We cover skating dries in the summer to getting down in the winter. Dean brings it all to the table so enjoy!
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/17 In episode 017 of the fly fishing show I interviewed Scott Baker McGarva, one of the most knowledgable and experienced guides in BC. He talks about the challenges of owning a fly shop, how to be a good guide and a manufacturers Rep. Scott talks about his vast experience fishing BC rivers including the Dean, Thompson, Bulkley and Morice Rivers. He provides a bunch of great tips on riffle hitching dries how, to prepare for a Dean River trip the right way and much more.
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.
In todays video I show you how to tie an Admiral Steelhead Pattern. This traditional steelhead fly comes from Trey Combs book: Steelhead Fly Fishing and Flies. This fly is a steelhead version of the original tied by Eustace Rogers. Take a look below for the material list. Click here to watch the Admiral fly tying video: The Admiral Material List Tail: Red...
I had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours with Jason Miller at the Albany Fly Tying Expo this year. I filmed him tying a Dee Fly and talking all about Spey Flies and Dee Flies in this hour and 1/2 fly tying video. Jason is one of those cool guys you need to know. He's an up and...
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.
In episode 14 of the Fly Fishing Show I had the pleasure of interviewing Jeff Layton from Grabflies.com. Jeff talks about the patterns he does well on and sells in his fly shop along with some new and innovative products for attaching sinking tips. We cover the Olympic Peninsula rivers, the North Umpqua along with all of the flies that...
In episode 013 of the Fly Fishing show I interviewed Kevin Feenstra, one of the first fly fisherman to start swinging flies for steelhead in the Michigan area and Great Lakes. Kevin has a guide service with a focus on the Muskegon River and covers a bunch of great topics on how he catches fish on the swing. We get into single handed spey lines, fishing in high water and a number of other big topics.
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...