Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/161 I sat down with Matt Barber and Joel Doub with Tom Morgan Rodsmiths. We hear about the Tom Morgan story and how after selling Winston, he started Tom Morgan Rodsmiths after being diagnosed with MS. We also hear about how Matt and Joel gave up their day jobs to purchase Tom Morgan and move to Bozeman Montana. Lot's of good stuff in this one including some great rod building tips from one of the finest craftsman in the business.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/160 I am very pleased to have the great Dave Whitlock on the podcast to share the story of how he made a life in fly fishing and in art. Dave provides some tips on fishing terrestrials and how the Dave’s Hopper became the fly he’s most known for.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/156 James Carlin shares some great tips from his competition fly fishing background with a focus on dry fly fishing. James is also the founder of So Fly Gear who is our most recent podcast sponsor. I’ve been wearing So Fly’s Hoodie and been loving it this summer. James has a great story and the youngest guest we’ve had on the podcast. We hear about the youth Competitive fly fishing team with a focus on dry flies and euro nymphing strategies for trout.
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: http://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: http://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.
http://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: http://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.
Show Notes: http://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: http://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.