I’ve included three Top 10’s here.  The first is the Top 10 Podcast Episodes from the Wet Fly Swing Podcast.  This is my end of the year celebration for all of the listeners of the Wet Fly Swing Podcast.

The next Top group is the Top 11 overall Fly Fishing Podcasts as of early 2020.  This is based on searching for the keyword “fly fishing” on Apple Podcasts so isn’t the 100% fact on the top 10 or 11.

This can change daily so leave a comment at the bottom if you see a different Top 11 or have one that should be on this list.

I updated this blog post on January 15th (my birthday!) to include an updated Top 10 Podcasts for 2020 as part of the Wet Fly Swing Podcast.  The old content is all still here and can be found by scrolling down below.

 

 

2020 Top 10 Podcast Episodes for the Wet Fly Swing Podcast – Listen Below

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Here is the Top 10 Most Downloaded Wet Fly Swing Podcast of 2020

#10 – WFS 157 – Fly Tying and Fishing Streamers with Brian Wise – Fly Fishing the Ozarks, White River

#9 – WFS 135 – A River Runs Through It with John Dietsch – Norman Maclean, Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Fly Fishing, Soul10.

#8 – WFS 154 – Olympic Peninsula Steelhead Fishing with Trevor Covich – Spey, Forks

#7 – WFS 120 – Small Stream Fly Fishing with Jeff Morgan – Entomology, Oddballs, Flying Ant, Gary Lofontaine

#6 – WFS 138 – Fly Fishing and Tying with Rich Strolis – Streamers, Farmington River, Catching Shadows, Kelly Galloup

#5 – WFS 118 – Euro Nymphing Tips with Pete Erickson – Echo Fly Fishing, Shadow X, Grayling, Loch Style Fishing

#4 – WFS 134 – Swinging Wet Flies for Trout with Steven Bird – The Soft Hackle Journal, Trout Spey, Steelhead, Upper Columbia River

#3 – WFS 117 – Steelhead with John McMillan – Olympic Peninsula, Columbia River, Summer and Winter Steelhead

#2 – WFS 139 – Jerry French and the Intruder Revolution – Spey, Steelhead, Aqua Flies, Ed Ward, Skagit

#1 – WFS 140 – The Mono Rig, Nymphing and Streamers with Domenick Swentosky – Troutbitten, Pennsylvania

 

All Time – Top 10 Podcasts for the Wet Fly Swing Fly Fishing Podcast 

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10.  WFS 063 – Tom Rosenbauer Podcast – Orvis Fly Fishing

9.  WFS 002 – Jack Mitchell – Steelhead Fly Fishing

8.  WFS 047 – John Gierach Podcast Interview

7.  WFS 007 – Pete Humprhies – Spey Casting & Great Lakes Steelhead

6.  WFS 043 – Devin Olsen – Euro Nymphing, USA Fly Fishing Team

5.  WFS 052 – Kelly Galloup – Streamer Fly Fishing and Tying

4.  WFS 020 – Dec Hogan Interview – Steelhead Passion

3.  WFS 005 – Jim Teeny Interview – Sinking Lines, I Spot Em

2.  WFS 034 – Phil Rowley Stillwater Fly Fishing – Chironomids

and the #1 episode over the last two years is…………..

1.  WFS 058 – Hank Patterson aka Travis Swartz – The Greatest Fly Fishing Guide

 

Here’s the bonus Top 10 overall fly fishing podcasts via Apple Podcast Search (Please leave a comment if you think there is a podcast missing from this list)………..

 

Top 10 Podcasts Overall in Fly Fishing on Apple Podcasts 

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10.  The Fly Tapes Podcast

9.  Fly Fishing Insider Podcast

8.  Reno Fly Fishing Podcast

7.  Fish on the Brain Podcast

6.  Anchored with April Vokey

5.  Fly Fishing Consultant Podcast

4.  The Barely Live Podcast

3.  Ask About Fly Fishing

2.  The Drake Cast

and the number #1 highest ranking podcast on apple podcasts…………

1.  The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast

 

 

Now, let’s jump into the details of the Wet Fly Swing Top 10…….


Top 10 Podcasts for the Wet Fly Swing Fly Fishing Podcast 

 

10.  WFS 063 – Tom Rosenbauer Podcast – Orvis Fly Fishing

I loved the episode with Tom because Tom was a big influence on planting the seed that I could do a fly fishing podcast.  I listened to pick up tips and to find out what people were really struggling with out there.

 

9.  WFS 002 – Jack Mitchell – Steelhead Fly Fishing

I loved this podcast because it was my first published podcast episode and provided a ton of value on steelhead fishing.  We dug into the OP and the Klickitat.  The cool thing is now, I’m doing my first hosted trip with Jack on the OP.  You can get more information on this trip here.

 

8.  WFS 047 – John Gierach Podcast Interview

I loved this episode because it was with one of the greatest fly fishing writers in fly fishing.  I was a little nervous going into it but and was a big highlight for me for the first 2 years of the show.

 

7.  WFS 007 – Spey Casting & Great Lakes Steelhead Fly Fishing with Pete Humphries

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I loved this episode with Pete Humphries because he broke down some great spey casting tips that helped me the next day.  Pete has a way of simplifying and clarifying two handed casting.  I connected to Pete through Kevin Feenstra who was on the podcast here.

 

6. WFS 043 -Euro Nymphing with Devin Olsen | USA Fly Fishing Team, Provo River, Reading Water

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I loved this episode with Devin because it was one of my first euro nymphing podcasts.  I didn’t know it at the time but euro nymphing is one of the most popular fly fishing techniques we have today.  Lots of tips from leader to fish in this one.

 

5.  WFS 052 – Kelly Galloup Podcast – Streamer fly fishing Tips for Trout 

I loved this episode because it was almost 2 hours long.  I loved how Kelly broke things down and surprised me.  I loved how cool of a guy he was and easy to chat with.  If you haven’t seen his youtube channel it’s very great so go check it out here.

 

4.  WFS 020 – Dec Hogan Interview | Fly Fishing, Passion, Tying Steelhead Flies with Style

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I loved this episode because it was Dec.  Although I would have loved to go deeper into some of the steelhead topics, the passion was all over this one and was great to put it together.  This is probably the most controversial episode of the year.

 

3.  WFS 005 – Jim Teeny Interview – 60 Years of Fly Fishing, Sinking Lines, Spotting

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I loved this episode because it was with a person who I had known and looked up to for most of my life.  Jim was a bigger than life figure for me so was fun to sit down and hear the whole story.

 

2.  WFS 034 – Stillwater Fly Fishing with Phil Rowley | Chironomids, the stillwater app, Brian Chan

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I loved this episode because it was my first stillwater episode and I didn’t really know Phil before this point.  I heard about him from Darren MacEachern who was on the podcast here.  Phil blew me away with his knowledge in this episode.

 

1.   WFS 058 – Hank Patterson Interview – The Greatest Fly Fishing Guide | Travis Swartz, Reel Recovery, F3T

I loved this episode because I was able to make a connection with Travis as well as Hank.  It’s a pretty crazy story hearing how his side kick passed away and how he was able to move forward with the show.  Some deep stuff in this one and lots of laughs.

 

and now for the Top Fly Fishing Podcasts on Apple Podcasts……


Top 10 Podcasts in Fly Fishing Podcast on Apple Podcasts

 

10.  The Fly Tapes Podcast

I had Jason Rolfe on the Wet Fly Swing Podcast here.  Jason is now the editor of the Fly Fish Journal and always has a good take on fly fishing and writing.

 

9.  Fly Fishing Insider Podcast

I had Greg Keenan on the Podcast here.  We dug into a bunch of nerdy podcasting chat and a little on fishing.  Greg has become a good friend of mine and looking forward to some great stuff from his show in 2020.

 

8.  Reno Fly Fishing Podcast

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7.  Fish on the Brain Podcast

 

6.  Anchored with April Vokey

April was on the Wet Fly Swing Podcast here.  This was one of the biggest podcasts I had done at the time and still comes up a lot on new episodes.  April’s show, Anchored was purchased by the Meat Eater Network.

 

5.  Fly Fishing Consultant Podcast

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I had Rob Snowhite on the Wet Fly Swing Podcast here.  We talked about steelhead fishing and the Salmon River “near” where he lives.

 

4.  The Barely Live Podcast

I had Paul Puckett on the Wet Fly Swing Podcast here.  We talked about the good stuff Paul has going down south and a little Redfish.

 

3.  Ask About Fly Fishing

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2.  The Drake Cast Podcast

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Elliott was on the Wet Fly Swing Podcast here.  It was tough to see Elliott pack it up since he was doing such a good job with the show.

 

1.  The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast

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Top 10 Podcasts in Fly Fishing Conclusion

So, there you go.  A semi epic roundup post with the best of the Wet Fly Swing Podcast and the Top of 11 Best Overall Podcasts as rated by my phone on this date.  Things will likely change.  Search for “fly fishing” on apple podcast and leave a comment below for the current top 10 on your device and on your new future date.  Or just leave a comment for your Top 10 Pods……

 

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