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Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/302 Presented By: Dette Flies, Trxstle, Reyr Gear, LakeLady Rods Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Tim Gelinas, the founder of Farlex Reels, takes us on the why behind the click and pawl reel, and the story of putting up his own reel company. We talk about the Hardy Perfect and a bunch of other contemporary and classic reels that influenced his designs. Find out how Tim came up with the name Farlex for his reels and what his favorite reels are aside from his own.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/298 Presented By: LakeLady Custom Rods, Reyr Gear, Dette Flies, Trxstle Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Jim Schottenham, Curator at the American Museum of Fly Fishing, is here to take us back to the history of fly fishing from 200 AD to this day. We talk about the evolution of fly fishing gear and the people behind these amazing inventions. We learn how Jim classifies these items as classic, vintage, and antique. Find out how the museum acquires their artifacts and how much they have so far in their collection.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/291 Presented By: Fly Fishing Film Tour, Dette Flies, Stonefly Nets, Anglers Coffee Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors The founder and master craftsman of Deli Fresh Design, Ross White, is here to tell us how he came up with the idea to reduce reuse recycle fly fishing gear with about 80% of the materials being repurposed plastic, rope, and old Simms waders. Find out how these simple gear allows us to have a better experience on the water.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/289 Presented By: Fly Fishing Film Tour, Trxstle, Dette Flies, Togens Fly Shop Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Joe Ballarini, the headman at Tail Magazine and Strung Magazine shares the story of why he created one of the only print magazines in salt and how it all came to be. He describes what it's like working as a full time ER doctor, being the Editor in Chief of two magazines, and a dad at the same time. Joe also mentions some saltwater fly fishing trips that we can take part in this year along with the Tail crew and the things you need to prepare for.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/287 Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Steve Haigh, host of the Destination Angler Podcast is here to share the why behind his fly fishing podcast. He shares his most downloaded episodes on the destination topics and the podcasts that he listens to. Find out how Steve got into podcasting and what he enjoys most about it.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/285 Presented By: Anglers Coffee, Dette Flies, Trxstle, Fly Fishing Film Tours Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Tim Cammisa from Trout and Feather is back on the podcast for the second time to share some updates on what he's been up to since 2018. Tim has a new book that we dig into and he breaks down the materials for fly tying that he recommends and can actually score today. His new addiction is making short edutainment videos about fly fishing on TikTok and they're pretty good!
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/283 Presented By: Stonefly Nets, Fly Fishing Film Tours, Trxstle, Togens Fly Shop Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Will Blair, the guy who's been leading Kamchatka wilderness trips for 25 years, breaks down the step by step on how to do a trip to Kamchatka. We find out why this place is so much different than Alaska, with lots of untouched waters you can explore today.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/280 Presented By: Togens Fly Shop, Anglers Coffee, Trxstle, Stonefly Nets Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors FisheWear founder, Linda Leary, shares how she came up with the idea to create women's fishing wear after she found herself wearing baggy men's clothing while fishing. Linda tells the story of how she used to run a trucking business in Alaska for 30 years - sold the business, started working in a telecom industry, then later decided to go all-in with FisheWear.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/279 Presented By: Togens Fly Shop, Anglers Coffee, Dette Flies, Trxstle Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Tim Flagler, one of the most unique and cleanest fly-tying channels on YouTube is here today to tell the story of how Tightline Productions came about by accident. Find out which of his videos is the most popular and which one he hates the most. Tim tells us his goal for his YouTube channel and how you can help him reach it.
Show Notes: http://wetflyswing.com/276 Podcast Sponsors: http://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Ward Tonsfeldt is here to share some tips on finding high-quality classic bamboo fly rods and reels - discover the difference between classic, vintage, and antique gear. We find out what makes a classic rod classic - where to go to value your rod, and a classic rod and reel combo for less than $1000