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 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)