Thank you for your interest in fly tying and checking out the beginner fly tying Series. This series is perfect for you if you are new to fly tying and want to learn How to Tie Flies. This Blog post can be thought of as a lesson plan. Within this blog post, there will be videos, text and action items...
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/152 Bruce Kruk is on the podcast to share some tips for spey casting with a focus on long belly spey lines and long 14, 15 and 16 foot rods. We bring it to the bank of the Clearwater River and the Upper Columbia with a focus on steelhead fishing.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/144 I sat down with Elke and Alysia Littleleaf from Little Leaf Guides. We covered some tips on fishing the Deschutes salmon fly hatch and what it’s like being the only native american guide couple on the river. We find out how you plan for your next salmon fly trip and the best flies to use for the trip. We find out exactly what Elke’s fly box looks like and why he uses a 6 weight single hander and micro spey in the toolbox.
https://wetflyswing.com/143 Pete Tyjas, the editor of Fly Culture Magazine, is on the share a perspective on fishing UK chalk streams and dry flies. We find out how Pete is fishing for Atlantic Salmon now that he has put in some time for steelhead. We also hear about how he put together Fly Culture Magazine and why it's growing in the US. Find out what the #1 four pieces of tackle were as noted in Fly Culture.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/140 I sat down with Domenick Swentosky to talk about traditional streamers and how he fishes his home waters out of Pennsylvania. We get into the mono rig and how he crosses over between nymphing and streamers. Domenick shares the exact formula he uses when fishing a mono rig and why he loves a 4 weight rod and Maxima leader for the butt section of his mono rig. A little bit euro, a little bit nymph and equal parts streamer and even a little dry. Troutbitten now. Click below and listen to the full conversation.
WFS 134 – Swinging Wet Flies for Trout with Steven Bird – The Soft Hackle Journal, Trout Spey, Steelhead, Upper Columbia RiverDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/134 We dig into Swinging Flies for Trout with Steven Bird. Steven is the editor of the Soft Hackle Journal and writes for Swing the Fly Magazine. We dig into some tips and the background on catching upper Columbia redband trout. Lot's of fun stuff in this one including some of my normal antics and tangents on smoking, alcohol, drugs and all of that crazy stuff.
WFS 133 – How to Choose A Fly Rod with Travis Duddles – Gorge Fly Shop, Hood River, Deschutes, Trout Fishing, G Loomis, EchoDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/133 Travis Duddles who owns the Gorge Fly Shop describes how to choose a fly rod. Travis, who opened the fly shop at age 17, shares his story of how he has built a great local fly shop out of Hood River. Find out what the first thing you should be thinking about when starting to need a new fly rod. We break down each of the different levels and price ranges of rods and what you get from each.
WFS 125 – Basic Fly Tying with Charlie Craven – Charlies Fly Box, Fly Tying Class, Tiny Flies, BrassieDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/125 Charlie Craven from Charlie's Fly Box breaks down a perspective of tying flies for a living. He describes what it takes to make an original pattern and what it means to become a signature fly tyer. We also here about his fly tying class and the book he wrote that many consider the ultimate guide for beginner fly tyers. Find out which is the number 1 selling pattern in the box an what he always has handy heading out on the river.
Pyramid Lake Fishing with Denis Isbister – Wild Fish Wild Places TV Show, Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, Ladder ChairDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/giveaway I sat down with Denis Isbister who is the host of the TV show Wild Fish Wild Places which has been running for 12 years now. Denis is a Pyramid Lake expert and breaks down the greatness of Pyramid and the monster Lahontan Cutthroat trout that cruise the lake.
WFS 121 – Classic Wet Flies & Fly Tying with Fred Klein – Ray Bergman, American Angler, Brook Trout, Maine, Davie McPhailDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/121 Fred Klein breaks down some great tips on tying classic wet flies and sheds some light on the history of wet flies. He is the Grizzly king on Instagram and is breaking out beautiful pics for everyone to see all around the world. Fred talks about the history of classic flies and some of the great books you can check out. We also touch on brook trout and some Fred's top pics for flies and his 6 must have books.