Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/sadler Sponsors: https://www.thegreydrake.com/ and https://www.delifreshdesign.com/ Tom Sadler digs into the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) and the International Fly Tackle Dealer (IFTD) Show plus his interesting background in fly fishing and conservation. AFFTA represents guides, outfitters, retailers, reps and more. We talk about how AFFTA can help small fly fishing companies and a good way to think about building a successful company. I'll be heading to my first IFTD event so if you are going please look me up and say hey.
WFS 097 – Fly Fishing the Jetty with Brian Marz – Lingcod, Rockfish, Orvis, Caddis Fly, Tides, Oregon CoastDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/97 Brian Marz shares some killer tips and resources for your next lingcod or rockfish trip on the fly. We go in deep on the tides, how to stay safe and where to fish at the right time to have the best chance to find fish. Much of the content is focused on fishing the Oregon jetty but there are a ton of resources that will apply to other species and areas including the best Orvis gear to get you going.
WFS 096 – Streamers with Gunnar Brammer – Smallmouth Bass, Pike Fly Fishing, Predators, Kelly Galloup, St. Louis RiverDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/gb Show Sponsors: https://www.delifreshdesign.com/ and https://www.thegreydrake.com/ Hosted Trips: https://wetflyswing.com/destination Gunnar Brammer shares his best tips on pike fly fishing, tying streamers, his connection with Kelly Galloup and a boat load more of great tips. We hear about the Sculp Daddy, Kill Whitey and other huge flies that are ultra effective and based on the forage base. Find out how to fish the St. Louis River, how to set hooks with streams for smallmouth, trout and pike. Tons of great videos, books and resources to help you get your streamer game going today.
WFS 095 – Fly Fishers International with Len Zickler – Mel Krieger, Casting Awards, Learning Center, Orvis, PHWFF, Dire StraitsDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/ffi Len Zickler, the CEO of Fly Fishers International is on the podcast to tell their story and how you can connect with an amazing resource. Whether it's fly tying, casting or conservation, FFI is all in on helping you become a better angler and conservationist. Find out about the Fly Tying Skills Award Program and other activities that are helping to engage people in fly fishing. Len talks about his grandfather and the fly rod that planted the seed back in 64. He didn't touch another fly rod for 20 years.
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.