Green-Butt Skunk Dark
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...
skeena river steelhead
In episode 010 of the fly fishing show I interviewed Rob Bryce to talk about fly fishing the Skeena system.  We covered the Morice River, Bulkley River as well as the Babine River and the Kispiox River. We covered how to fish the Morice in depth, talked about steelhead life histories as well as some great stories about the Babine...
reading water
  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,...
the skunk
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...
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?
dec hogan
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/20 Dec speaks in public for the first time about what went down when he posted on Social Media telling anyone who listened to not buy his new book. Dec also shares a few great tips and a perspective from one of our big names and real good guys in the steelhead game.
struggle as dad
Fuck!  I struggle as a dad! I love my kids more than anything, there's no question about that. But, there are times when I just suck at dadhood.  My kids are 3 and 5 now and have more beauty and passion than I could have ever imagined. It's amazing. So why do I let work get in the way of getting outdoors with...
tim rawlins line speed jedi
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.
gene hering
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/23 Gene Hering shares some history in fly fishing from his experience producing fishing videos over the last 35 plus years.  He talks about how he got into it all with broadcast news and how that evolved into his personal brand. He has produced videos for some of the biggest names in fly fishing including over 40 steelhead videos.
sharpen your hook
Do you sharpen your hook on a regular basis?   A fish's mouth is hard and tough.  Although steelhead often hit like a freight train, they can also take super subtly.  Just as light as a tip-tap is sometimes all you feel.  Take a look at Tip #1 here for clarification. A sharp hook can mean the difference between just getting...
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