WFS 037 – Entomology and Fly Fishing with Rick Hafele | Mckenzie, Deschutes Rivers and Spinner FallsDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/37 Rick Hafele, one of the biggest entomologist in the western US, was on the podcast to all things entomology and fly fishing. Rick provides some great tips on fishing dries, nymphs and wet flies. He breaks down the basics of entomology, how the bugs life changes and how this will make you a more consistent fisherman. He shares the top 3 things you need to think about when you first get to a stream to increase your success.
I show you how to tie a Frenchie Nymph in today's fly tying video. The Frenchie is a versatile nymph that can be tied in multiple colors using UV dub. Click here to watch the Frenchie Nymph Video: Please subscribe to my youtube channel if you found this video helpful. Materials for the Frenchie Nymph Hook: Daiichii #1560 Size #12 Bead: 1/8″ Brass Bead Thread: Orange...
In todays episode I show you how to tie a disco midge. A super basic pattern but also super effective and works great year around. Only a few materials to use for this fly so let's get started! Click here to watch the Disco Midge Video: Disco Midge Material List Thread: Size 70 Ultra Thread red Hook: Mustad C49S size #14 Body: Size 70 Ultra Thread...
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/55 I had the pleasure of talking with George Daniel on his teaching philosophy, guiding, Joe Humphries and a number of other great topics including fishing Musky. We talk about competition fly fishing, journaling, his blogging and his plans for the upcoming years. George tells a great story about the angling professors at Penn State and how it is a position that he would be interested in.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/mont Mont Adams tells the Adamsbuilt story and how he has stayed in business for over 30 years selling waders, boots and other quality fly fishing gear. Hear some of the stories and challenges in competing with other companies in the space.
WFS 036 – Skip Morris Interview – Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, West Slope Cutthroat Trout and Lochsa River IdahoDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/36 I had Skip Morris on the show to talk about trout fishing, fly tying the Lochsa River and a bunch of tips to improved your game. We talk about the power of the woman in fly fishing and hear about Skip's background publishing 18 books to date. Skip talks about his biggest influences and some great stories from Alaska, bears and a whale that almost took him down.
In todays fly tying tutorial I show you how to tie a super small size 20 serrendipity. The serrendipity is a classic pattern that I first saw back in my college days. We fished it effectively back then for large browns under an indicator. Click here to watch the fly tying tutorial for the serendipity: Fly Material List for the Serrendipity Thread: Size...
WFS 101 – The FlyFishing & Tying Journal with Craig Schuhmann – Giant Rainbow Trout, Klamath Falls, Williamson River, Frank AmatoDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/craig Craig Schuhmann breaks down the Williamson River and the Klamath Falls area including how he became a guide in one of the best rainbow trout stillwater fisheries in the west. We also here about how Craig became the editor of the FlyFishing and Tying Journal, hear about Frank Amato and his publishing company including Salmon Trout Steelheader magazine. Find out which is the top of the 40 Top American Trout Flies. This was another fun one!
WFS 094 – Fly Fishing and Fly Tying with Shawn Holsinger – Stoneflies, Euro Nymphs, Holsinger’s Fly Shop, Little Juniata River (WFS094)Dave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/94 Shawn Holsinger from Holsinger's fly shop gets into some fly fishing and fly tying tips with a focus on his local stream including the Little Juniata River. We get into Euro Nymphs, stone flies and the Holsinger story. Shawn shares some euro nymphing tips, how to get more efficient and is rule of thumb on proportions. FYI - It's pretty much half of what you think it'll be. Shawn stresses technique in fly tying over just copying the pattern.
WFS 103 – Stillwater Fly Fishing with Jeff Perin – Entomology, Cascade Lakes, Chironomids, Loch-Style Fly FishingDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/103 I sat down with Jeff Perin from The Fly Fishers Place Fly Shop out of Sisters Oregon. We dig in stillwater tips and tricks and hear about the direction that Jeff took his life after a deep connection with his grandparents got him started. We focus on lakes of the NW and how he catches fish in the shallow and deep water. We get into the top 3 and why entomology is so important. Chironomids, calibetis, leaches and followed by terrestrials. We talk about a typical day on East Lake and break it out step x step like we love to do.