max canyon
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...
john shewey
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...
spey flies and dee flies
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...
peter charles
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.
frank amato
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.
I put together a short video that introduces the Wet Fly Swing Members Society.  Have a listen and find out why I am so proud of the Members Society! Click Here to watch the Members Society Video:   Click here if you want to learn more about the Wet Fly Swing Members Society where we support you on your journey, we support...
open clinch knot
The open clinch knot has probably helped me hook more fish than any other knot.  Super simple to tie and strong, the open clinch knot does two big things - It gives your fly more action and keeps your fly from getting tangled up. Click on the video below to see how the knot is easily tied.  The big trick...
switch rod
  So, there’s no question you know what a single handed fly fishing rod is. You’ve probably also either heard about or used a spey rod…. right? But, what about the switch rod that has started to pick up some fame? What use are they if you already have a single and/or longer two handed rod? Switch rods, as the name denotes...
how to build a fly rod
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...
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