Fly Fishing 101
WFS 141 – AK Best on Production Fly Tying, Dry Flies, Colorado, Red Quill Parachute, Colorado Caddis, Winged BeetleDave -
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/141 I had the pleasure of interviewing AK Best to talk about tying dry flies and his life in fly fishing. We also here some of the other influential parts of his life including how he survived his music night life. AK talks about absolute attention in music and in fly tying. Find out what makes a Colorado Green Drake such a killer pattern and why the wing tips are so critical for dry flies.
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.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/139 Jerry French shares the intruder story and how the skagit spey lines and short spey rods came to be. We find out how the intruder drove the lines and rods and how Ed Ward Scott O'donnell and others created the huge change for steelhead fly fisherman.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/138 Rich Strolis shares his story and how he has become known as one of the big streamer guys. Rich breaks down how he designs flies and what he thinks about when coming up with new patterns. We hear which hooks Rich loves, how to determine what color to use for your patterns and why he gets fired up about the dumming down of fly fishing.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/137 COVID-19 Update for Fly Fishing Brands. Matt Smythe, the communications coordinator for AFFTA, sheds some light on what AFFTA is doing for fly fishing brands during the corona virus pandemic. We find out what AFFTA does and how they balance politics and conservation.