Shawn Holsinger from Holsinger’s Fly Shop gets into some fly fishing and fly tying tips with a focus on his local streams including the Little Juniata River. We get into Euro Nymphs, stone flies and the Holsinger story.
Shawn shares some euro nymphing tips, how to get more efficient and his rule of thumb on proportions. FYI – It’s pretty much half of what you think it’ll be. Shawn stresses technique in fly tying over just copying the pattern.
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Show Notes with Shawn Holsinger
08:10 – Here is one of the Euro Nymphing podcasts with Devin Olson.
17:00 – The Bugs and Beards Podcast is hosted by Shawn where they talk fly tying.
25:10 – The Waltz Worm is a simple and effective pattern along with thread body flies.
33:00 – Kelly Galloup was on in this podcast and has some great videos on fly tying consistency.
41:20 – Rick Hafele was on the podcast in episode 037 and noted that you should have a nice selection of 16 to #20’s.
46:10 – Joe Humphries was on the podcast episode 73 and talked about the importance of breaking your wrist while camping.
47:30 – The Drake Cast episode #54 and a note on competition fly fishing.
1:02:40- The Renzetti Traveler is the goto vice.
You can find Shawn at Holsingers fly shop or on youtube here.
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Conclusion with Shawn Holsinger
Shawn Holsinger shares some great insight and tips in this episode including his turd stone, the hot spot stone and how to improve your fly tying game this year. He makes a great point to get out and meet new people if you want to take it to the next level.