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Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/phil-rowley-stillwater-fly-fishing/ I had the pleasure of interviewing Phil Rowley to discuss stillwater trout fishing. We covered sinking lines, rod length for lakes, how to match the hatch, fly tying and chironomid behavior on top of much more. To be totally honest I've been a little out of the loop on lakes as of late and Phil sheds light on a number of techniques that I have never used before. You don't want to miss this episode if you are interested in fly fishing lakes!
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/165 I'm happy to share a conversation with one of my good friend and mentor, Gene Shropshire. You likely haven't heard from Gene before, but today we hear a great story about moving out west and the passion for fly fishing.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/150 Morten Valeur, the founder of Ahrex Hooks, is on to shed some light on how and why he started a new hook company and how they have emerged as one of the leaders in the world.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/149 Mark Hopley, the Host of the Fly Fishing 97 Podcast is on the our podcast to break down his popular show and why he does what he does. We find out about the Kamloops British Columbia area where Mark is from and why he’s going to podcast till he dies.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/145 John Billing created the largest free non commercial Facebook group for fly fishing in the world. We talk about the great resource it is and how it all came to be in over 10 years now running. With over 44,000 active members this is a great resource if you are new to fishing or just want to connect with anglers around the world.
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.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/ritz We dig into fly fishing for shad, alligator hunting and the Ritz-Carlton with Mark Benson. Mark walks us through the steps to catching shad along with some other shenanigans including the alligator hunt. Shad fishing has a lot of similarities to steelhead fishing so let's dig into it. This episode is another level with our chat on the Ritz-Carlton 18 hole Greg Norman golf course and bass course. You can do it all in one trip including the alligators that are out and about.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/weber I had a good chat with Gary Weber who is the author of the Fly Fishers Guide to Oregon from Wilderness Adventures Press. This is a guide that will give you the basics on where to go, where to stay and some bonus tips for each location. Find out why Gary hates instagram and how the digital revolution changed his life. We also here about my first river fight and the changing landscape and river etiquette. We here some crazy fishing stories, fly stories and the life from a photographers point of view.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/93 Bill Spicer host of The New Fly Fisher breaks down musky fishing and some great tips to get you into a chance for a big fish. We talk about the best lakes to target musky, the gear you need to have a chance and how to revive a tired fish. Bill describes the biggest difference between pike and musky, why he uses marker buoys and how a musky can melt a stainless steel hook. Lots of good stuff including where to go for more resources to hook some musky.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/64 Denny Rickards, the stillwater guru, came on the podcast to cover lakes and the history of stillwater fishing. Denny breaks down in simple form, where to find fish and how to present the fly properly to fish. Denny talks about the 2 most critical things to understand when fishing lakes. He also talks about why a floating line is not great, and why he has the secret line that works 90% of the time. Get ready to take some notes because it's hard to stay up with Denny on this one!