matt callies
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/147 Matt Callies in on the podcast today to describe how Loon is leading the way with some of their conservation minded products.  We hear about the companies he reports to and why he does what he does. Lots of tangents including why Air-Flo split from Echo Rods and what the life of a fly fishing rep is really like.  Insider chatter and a few tips from my special guest this week.
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...
line speed Jedi
There's so much information out there these days online that it's easy to get confused so I wanted to bring it back for you and clarify where to start. Brian Chou said it best in a recent interview I had with him:  Pick a rod and line setup and fish it! He's basically saying that sure, you need a balanced outfit,...
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...
podcast
I provide a quick introduction to the Fly Fishing Podcast Launch here. Click here to listen to a short summary of the Podcast:   Click on the button to be updated when the Podcast launches Get Updates Here   We can all use a little help in our fly fishing journey, there is no question about that. What is your biggest struggle right now in...
steelhead holding water
Todays Tip of the Day comes from Jack Mitchell who made a great point when he discussed a great way to find steelhead holding water by focusing your time on the Heads and Tails of runs in certain situations. Click here and listen in around the 12 minutes mark when Jack describes this tip. In certain situations when you have a...
the stewart
In this video I show you how to tie a Stewart, my goto summer steelhead fly pattern.  This fly was developed by Marty Sherman, an old friend of the family.  I hope to get Marty on the podcast soon.   Click here to watch the Skunk Video Tutorial:   The Stewart Material List Thread:  8/0 Uni Thread Black (click here to purchase) Hook:  Daiichi #2441 size #6 (click...
understanding spey lines
I listened to Dec Hogan recently on a fly fishing show and wanted to quickly share that here.  Dec breaks down spey lines in a very simple fashion at the link below. Spey Line Clarification with Dec Hogan That link above is from the Reno Fly Fishing Shop Podcast.  I'm excited to listen to more of the episodes from the crew...
fly fishing terminology
“Hey (in a super quiet voice)...... I think I just had a TIP.” I make sure to not move a step and put the same exact cast back on the fish. It swings slowly across the river and then……. another TAP. “shhhhhit! I just had a tap”, as I quietly mention to my buddy fishing 100 meters downstream. Again -...
steelhead flies
I stopped by a local fly shop last week to BS a bit and look at some of their steelhead flies. One of the things that really struck me were the prices - $4.50 per fly and more. I’ve never thought that much about prices because I've tied flies for most of my life and grew up around a fly shop. But...
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