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Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/johnson I sat down with James Johnson who runs Katmai Trophy Lodge and Naknek River Camp. James breaks down fly fishing Alaska for salmon, trout, and char. Find out when the best time is to hit Alaska for a newbie and how to swing up chinook salmon. Find out what the number one thing is to think about when targeting chinook. We talk about Stealth Craft Boats and why the honeycomb design is an added feature that keeps the boat Stealthy. Find out how James got his start guiding in Michigan at one of the big Orvis lodges in the Midwest.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/102 Kevin Morlock breaks down carp fly fishing in the Beaver Island Lake area. Lots of great tips for carp fishing regardless of your area including how to deal with the wind, why a loop not is key and why carp hate the plop. Carp fishing in this area is every bit of the flats fishing experience and cast for cast better than permit. We talk about the gear you need to get started and why you might have a chance for a 35 pounder.
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.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/proof I had a nice chat with Matt Draft from Proof Fly Fishing to cover rod building. Matt is all in on his company where he teaches, provides all of the pieces to the puzzle and has some great tutorials out there. We walk through the steps to build a new rod or retrofit an old rod. There are a number of resources and video tutorials that are at Proof Fly Fishing. We talk about what it will take to get into a Euro Nymphing rod as the example in this episode.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/colin We cover Atlantic salmon and Newfoundland with Colin Mckeown who produces one of the most prolific fly fishing shows in the world - The New FlyFisher. We get into a bunch of tips for A. salmon, find out what's next for the New Fly Fisher and what hooking an atlantic salmon feels like. Colin talks about how he has built a 50k following on youtube and why he does what he does.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/78 Brian O'Keefe is on the podcast today to share some stories from a life of fly fishing and traveling. We go into some Alaskan DIY tips, a place he's been to over 50 times. We talk about what it has been like with a life of fly fishing, how he managed to travel around New Zealand at 19 and how to grab a deadliest catch boat to hit some new waters in Alaska.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/77 Dave McCoy from Emerald Water Anglers put together a great summary for Sea-Run Cutthroat fishing and maybe the best resource online for Sea-Run fly fishing in Puget Sound. We talk about the best beach access points, his ADD and what it felt like going all in on building the fly shop. Steelhead in Argentina, the Sound Searcher and a great 8' 8" fly rod by Thomas and Thomas.
Rent this Rod is on the podcast this week as part of our Fly Fishing Founders Series where we hear the stories behind the...
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/75 We get into some great tips as I pick the brain of Dan Johnston, a 30 year casting instructor with St. Croix Rods. Time to nerd out a bit on rods and casting. Dan shares the most important part of the fly cast and why 10-2 isn't the the best analogy to use and some tips to avoid the dreaded tailing loop. We also here about fiberglass rods and where there place is in fly fishing.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/73 I sat down with Joe Humphries, one of the great fly fishing personalities of the 20th century. Joe shares is life in fly fishing, wrestling and teaching both young and old. You'll get a perspective on the history of fly fishing from Joe today and from his movie Live the Stream. You'll here Joe tell the story of how he caught the largest trout on the fly in the state of PA. Plus he'll describe night fishing and some great tips if you ever find yourself out in the evening.