Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/329 Presented By: Jackson Hole Fly Company, Trxstle, Zoe Angling Group Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Larry Hersman, creator of Taos Rods, tells us about his trout spey rods. We find out the advantages of spey rods that are shorter than usual, how they cast, and are they the future of spey rods? We also dig into San Juan river fly fishing - we discover why this was said to be the best trout stream in the world during the winter, and why Larry describes it as "better than heaven" during the ant hatch.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/325 Presented By: Togens Fly Shop, Zoe Angling Group, Angler's Coffee, Reyr Gear Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Guy Jeans, owner of the Kern River Fly Shop, host of the Kern River Fly Shop Podcast, and vocalist of the band Stoneflys, is here to take us on a wild ride up and down the Kern River. We talk about the 10 native species in California including the golden trout. We find out what the fishing is like in different parts of the Kern River, the seasons and hatches, gear, techniques, and flies they use.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/324 Presented By: FishHound Expeditions Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Adam Cuthriell, owner of FishHound Expeditions, is here to break down fly fishing in Alaska and talk about the remoteness of Kodiak. We learn the step-by-step guide from booking to preparation to fishing. We find out what are the resident species in Alaska, the best times in a season to go after them, the recommended gear setup, and the flies that work great.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/316 Presented By: Reyr Gear, Jackson Hole Fly Company, LakeLady Custom Rods, Trxstle Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Victor Babbitt takes us into the Tahoe area and then over his new gig on the Missouri. We talk about the Carson Lake, Pyramid Lake, Walker Lake, and Tahoe Lake - how they're all connected to each other and the ocean. Find out how Tahoe fly fishing used to be back in the days and how it is different now with the people and tourism. Victor tells us why he sold the fly shop, Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, and why he bought a 14 acres of land by the river in Missouri. Victor also tells us about his fly fishing hero, Mel Krieger, and what it was like to sit on the same table with Lefty Kreh.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/314 Presented By: LakeLady Custom Rods, Dette Flies, Jackson Hole Fly Company, Trxstle Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Today, we're fly fishing Maine. Bob Romano takes us into the lakes and streams of the Rangeley Lakes Region. He tells us why he has been traveling up to this area for over 40 years. We dig into some of his books, his favorite authors, and talk about his new book, River Flowers - how it came to be and what makes it special. Bob mentions some camps that give access to different streams in Maine and breaks down the seasons there. Plus, we hear about the story of White Nose Pete - a trout who lived a hundred years and had never been caught.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/313 Presented By: LakeLady Custom Rods, Dette Flies, Jackson Hole Fly Company, Bearvault Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Taylor Streit, the founder of Taos Fly Shop, shares the story of how he started the fly fishing business in the 80s during the Woodstock days and went through a difficult time in his life battling alcoholism. We talk about what it's like fly fishing in New Mexico and the Rio Grande River. We dig into his books on fly fishing New Mexico, how they came to be, and the new book he's working on. Find out Taylor's go-to flies including his original pattern called, the Shitfly, and some tips about fishing the Eddies.
Brian Kozminski, headman at True North Trout, is here today to shed some light on fishing streamers for brown trout. We find out the best times to go fishing in Manistee River, MI. We talk about TFO rods - Brian tells us the types of rods he uses for each season and his go-to flies. We learn how we...
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/307 Presented By: LakeLady Custom Rods, Togens Fly Shop Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Phil Rowley and Dwight Jefferson are here today to walk us through Kamloops stillwater fishing. We talk about the Skitchine Lodge Stillwater School 2022 that you can take part in this year. We also have a giveaway going right now and there will be 2 lucky winners of an all-expense-paid trip to Kamloops, Canada for 4 days from June 12 to 16. This is a great opportunity since you will be fishing with the stillwater master, Phil and experience the lodge's unique atmosphere. Skitchine caters all levels, even if you're a beginner at fly fishing and don't have enough gear, they got you!
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/296 Presented By: Trxstle, Togens Fly Shop, Anglers Coffee, Fly Fishing Film Tour Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors John Shewey, Editor of American Fly Fishing magazine, returns today to talk about the magazine, his new book, and the history of Oregon's original flies. It's been 3 years since we last spoke with John so he gives us an update on what's been going on with the magazine, being consolidated into one. We dig into his new book - the history of Oregon flies and its creators, favorite flies including my dad's Max Canyon. Check out John's Top 9 Favorite Flies for Trout!
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/290 Presented By: Fly Fishing Film Tour, Dette Flies, Stonefly Nets, Anglers Coffee Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Harry Murray, Virginia fly fishing super guru is here to take us to Shenandoah for some brook trout fishing. Harry shares his 4 secrets casts to achieve a drag-free dry fly drift. We learn how to read the water, the parts of the pool, and where we can find the fish by understanding their behavior.