I’ve included below a summarized list of the best fly fishing resources that my expert guests have used on the water and are highly recommended.
The links below have one thing in common – They are what the best guides, shop owners and fly fisherman have used and are personally recommended in the Wet Fly Swing Fly Fishing Podcast.
Top Resources Notes from the Most Recent Episodes
Episode 109 – Rick Takahashi on Fly Tying
Rick Takahashi said that if you read Charlie’s book from front to back then you would be a very proficient fly tyer.
Episode 107 – Pat Cohen on Tying Deer Hair Poppers
Pat Cohen breaks down the exact process he uses to stack deer hair and tie those amazingly tight flies. This is one of the best videos on tying that’s out there.
Episode 94 – Shawn Holsinger on Fly Tying and Fishing
Shawn notes the Pennsylvania Hatches Pocket Guide as a goto resource for his neck of the woods.
Episode 93 – Musky with Bill Spicer
The RIO In Touch Pike/Musky fly line is what Bill recommends.
Episode 92 – Kyle Shea on Fishing Alaska
I asked Kyle what is top fly was for fishing Alaska in episode 92. The Mr. Hanky from Jeff Hickman was one of his goto patterns.
Episode 91 – Ray Montoya on Fishing Oman and the Middle East
Ray Montoya breaks out a hidden gem resource that fits perfectly with one of the most remote episodes of the year. The is a great one from the Middle East.
Episode 89 – Captain John McCloskey on Trout Spey
In episode 89 John McCloskey tells us that this might be the best head to use for trout spey. There are a few greats but the OPST Skagit Head is one of the best.
Episode 88 – Fiberglass Manifesto with Cameron Mortenson
Cameron noted the Eagle Claw Featherlight as one of the great intro glass rods and only costs about $30.
Episode 76 – Mia and Marty Sheppard
Marty notes the Echo Swing Spey as one of the best intro rods to get into the game. I like a 12′ 6 wt. spey for summer steelhead and the 13′ 7 wt. is a good all around rod.
My Most Recent Book on Steelhead
Episode 63 – Tom Rosenbourer – Tips and Tricks
Episode 62 – Rob Crandal – Winter Steelhead Tips
Episdoe 59 – Ed Engle – Tying and Fishing Small Flies
Episode 57 – Justin Spence
Episode 56 – Pat Dorsey
In episode 56 Pat noted these items as very important to his success as a guide on his water.
Episode 55 – George Daniel
Episode 52 – Kelly Galloup
Steelhead Fly Fishing Resources
Klickitat River Steelhead Gear
With The Airflo Skagit Rage Compact You Just Add a Polyleader And You’re Ready To Fish.
New Trout Sizes also Available
Next Cast Fall Favorite – Click here to check out more details on the Next Cast Fall Favorite line. Jack Mitchell described this as his favorite spey line for fishing a dry line in episode 02 of the Wet Fly Swing Podcast.
North Umpqua River Steelhead Gear
The Airflo Skagit Switch Line – Click here to check out the Skagit Switch. Dean Finnerty, a North Umpqua River guide recommened this line as his current goto for catching steelhead on the North.
Sage X Spey Rod Series in the X 7130-4 or X 7120-4 are two great rods that have taken over for the Sage 7126-4. Click here to check out the Sage X series.
The new Two-Handed X rods let you experience the remarkable benefits of Konnetic HD Technology through access to the more powerful lower sections of the rod, allowing for easier and more efficient load carry through the casting stroke.
Trout Fishing Resources
The Amplitude Infiniti Smooth line from Scientific Anglers – Click here to check out the Amplitude line. Pat Dorsey recommended this line as his goto line for fishing tailwaters.
Tenkara Fly Fishing Resources:
Books Noted in the Show
Fishing Small Flies
Miscellaneous by our guests
Videos Noted in the Show
Secrets of Steelheading with Jim Teeny (from episode 23)