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Show Notes: https://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.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/121 Fred Klein breaks down some great tips on tying classic wet flies and sheds some light on the history of wet flies. He is the Grizzly king on Instagram and is breaking out beautiful pics for everyone to see all around the world. Fred talks about the history of classic flies and some of the great books you can check out. We also touch on brook trout and some Fred's top pics for flies and his 6 must have books.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/115 I had the pleasure of talking to Tom Whiting who is the man behind Whiting Farms, the leader in fly tying hackles. We hear about the history of how Tom built a great company partially from his connection with Henry Hoffman. Tom has had a passion for chicken genetics and shares some cool stories about how he produces ultra high quality chicken hackles including the spey hackles that are substitutes for heron hackle.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/114 I sat down with Rainy Riding, the founder of Rainy's Flies, to hear the story of how she created one of the largest fly distribution centers in the country. We go in deep to the history of how she created the company given plenty of setbacks along the way.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/rick Rick Takahashi is on the podcast to cover fly tying and fishing terrestrials. Rick tells why he loves terrestrials and which terrestrials you should focus on as your A list. Rick describes his biggest influences and the books he loves including Caddisflies by Gary LaFontaine. Tons of great resources and tips in this one by one of our great teachers in fly tying. Find out the best materials to find from the Dollar Store along with some other items and dollar store nuggets.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/pat We hear the Pat Cohen story and how Pat went from a tattoo artist to one of the most popular fly tyers in the country. Pat specializes in tying deer hair poppers. He is also a smallmouth bass master and digs into some of his best bass tips today. Pat shares exactly how to tie a great bass popper including the best materials, tools and techniques. We hear the story of getting the bug from his first top water catch and then quickly won rookie of the year in fly tying after just a few months.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/martin I finally sat down and talked to Martin Joergensen, the man behind the Global Fly Fisher. We talk about Sea Trout in Denmark, how they differ from South American Brown Trout and how to catch fish in this unique fishery. Martin shares with us the impact of being diagnosed with MS. Take home message from Martin is to go fishing now while you can. Don't wait because none of us really know how long we'll be on this crazy journey.
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.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/mad The Founder of Fly Tyers Dungeon sat down to tell his story and the story of his company which produces unique fly tying materials in Montana. Find out how to get some unique materials at a great discount in this one. We get into how he produces his material and how you can get custom made materials if you just reach out and ask.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/luke We get into streamers and fly tying tips this week with our new bonus series - Fly Fishing Founders Stories. This week I have Luke Ferrenburg on the podcast from Meat Market Flies. We talk about tying streamers, lamprey patterns, steelhead flies and other great tips and tricks for fly tying.