I connected with Curtis Fry from Fly Fish Food. We talked about the Provo River, their connection to Hareline and Wapsi and some great tips on tying dry flies.
We get into some of the background on the great quality of fly tying materials we have today including dry fly hackles. The Morris Mouse, the Fripple Fly, Ants and hoppers are all covered in todays episode.
Show Notes with Curtis Fry
Curtis used to write for the Salt Lake Tribune with The Fly of the Week. Here's a link to a old...
I am very happy to share this episode with Luong Tam about Tenkara fly fishing. Luong breaks down Tenkara and shares the reasons why many people catch more fish with Tenkara over traditional methods.
Trust me, I was a little skeptical at first as well. Have a listen and you will also get an amazing perspective from Luong about growing up in Vietnam during the war and what air raids and bombs felt like from his perspective.
Show Notes with Luong Tam
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Editor of the FlyFish Journal, Steve Duda is on the podcast today to talk about how he became the editor of a unique fly fishing magazine, his passion for banjo and punk rock and why it's all about the experience for him.
We talk about the Burning Pram Party, the Swallow Story, woman in fly fishing, conservation and politics. We pretty much cover it all and is now a pleasure to share this one with you.
Show Notes with Steve Duda
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Rick Hafele, one of the biggest entomologist in the western US, was on the podcast to all things entomology and fly fishing. Rick provides some great tips on fishing dries, nymphs and wet flies.
He breaks down the basics of entomology, how the bugs life changes and how this will make you a more consistent fisherman. He shares the top 3 things you need to think about when you first get to a stream to increase your success.
Show Notes with Rick...
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had Skip Morris on the show to talk about trout fishing, fly tying the Lochsa River and a bunch of tips to improved your game. We talk about the power of the woman in fly fishing and hear about Skip's background publishing 18 books to date.
Skip talks about his biggest influences and some great stories from Alaska, bears and a whale that almost took him down.
Show Notes with Skip Morris
American Sportsman was a big influence for Skip early one.
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I had a great interview with Davy Wotton on Wet Fly Fishing and his long history around fly fishing. He guides on the White River in Arkansas where he has been for 20 years.
We talk about what the biggest struggle is with wet fly fishing and ways to overcome these concerns. Davy talks about fishing a "cast" of flies that might include 4 flies on one leader.
Show Notes with Davy Wotton
Dave Whitlock is a good of Davy's and someone who spends a lot...
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I had the pleasure of interviewing Phil Rowley to discuss stillwater trout fishing. We covered sinking lines, rod length for lakes, how to match the hatch, fly tying and chironomid behavior on top of much more.
To be totally honest I've been a little out of the loop on lakes as of late and Phil sheds light on a number of techniques that I have never used before. You don't want to miss this episode if you are...
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I had a great chat with Jason Rolfe from the Fly Tapes Podcast and Writers on the Fly. Jason has been doing an amazing job of showcasing some of the great fly fishing writers we have the priviledge of reading today.
Jason talks about what it takes to be a great writer and why he's obsessed with writers and writing. I'm really excited to introduce you to Jason if you have seen what he has going.
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I've got a special episode today to celebrate launching into season 2. I interview John Smeraglio from the Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop, share a first time on the air fireside chat with Dave and friends.
I also share a short audio clip of a intense experience after a raft dumped in one of the larger rapids on the river and my process in helping them get to shore safely. This is the first time that we've had this type of show so enjoy.
Show Notes for the Salmon Fly Trip
Doug Stewart, one of my biggest mentors and my dad, is on the show today to talk about some of the history of steelhead fly fishing on the Deschutes River.
Some topics really hit home with me especially as he talked about my grandpa and the comparisons between the two. We talk about some of his big influences and how 30 years of guiding came to be in his life.
Show Notes with Doug Stewart
Here's a link to the first episode I put together with my dad.
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April shared her opinion on a bunch of topics around fly fishing including a huge change with her business she has upcoming in the next few months, women in fly fishing, #metoo and some other great topics.
Her take isn't always what you might think coming from an influential steelhead fishing.
She is also the host of the Anchored Podcast, has guided for years and has made a business out of fly fishing. I love hearing her stories in this one and...
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I had an amazing interview with James Millard, the operations manager for OP Skagit Tactics (aka - Pure Skagit). We get into some great stories about steelhead fishing, products and James' life getting to work with one of the big names in steelhead.
We talk about the commando head, some new products upcomming, greased line presentation and how jet boat wakes running up the river can help with steelhead fishing.
Show Notes with James...
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I had Barney Wong on the show to go in depth on spey lines and the challenge of identifying the actual sinking rates. We discussed an experiment we conducted on the river and how the outcome might surprise you.
Barney tells his story of how he dropped everything to move out to the northwest to chase steelhead and a job in a local fly shop.
Show Notes with Barney Wong
- Weight compensated spey lines
- Experiment on sinking rates of 6 weight vs 10...
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I was finally able to sit down and have a conversation with Tim Rawlins from Line Speed Jedi dot com. Tim has been documenting his spey casting journey on his youtube channel and website.
Tim not only breaks out some amazing resources for those interested in spey casting but shares some crazy Alaskan stories from his time flying bush planes. I'm excited to get into this one so let's jump in and get er done.
Show Notes with Tim Rawlins
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I talked to Dennis Lee about the Half Pounder steelhead, a unique life history that is only found in large number in the Rogue River, Klamath, Trinity and Eel Rivers.
We will talk about why this life history is significant to you as a fly fisher, talk about his new book and get into some of the history of steelhead fly fishing as this was the birth place of steelhead fly fishing.
Show Notes with Dennis Lee
The book "A Half Pounder A Steelhead...
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Tim Cammisa breaks down his history tying flies online and building a fly fishing brand while working full time. He shares some sweet fly tying tips and gives us a glimpse at a special fly fishing conference that he attends each year.
Tim talks about Lake Erie Steelhead, his home trout waters and the fly tying video that got 150,000 views for him. He shares what it has taken him to become a leader in the online fly fishing space.
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I talked to Hal Gordon, the chair of the NW Fly Tyer and Fly Fishing Expo. He talks about the history of the show and how it has grown into the larges tying event in the western United States.
Hal shares some great fly tying tips, talks about the history of Atlantic Salmon flies and sheds light and where to find and get good deals on fly tying materials.
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Gene Hering shares some history in fly fishing from his experience producing fishing videos over the last 35 plus years. He talks about how he got into it all with broadcast news and how that evolved into his personal brand.
He has produced videos for some of the biggest names in fly fishing including over 40 steelhead videos.
Show Notes with Gene Hering
- Pacific Outdoors Show was one of Gene's first program he worked on that was more focused on...
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I had pleasure of talking with Duran Torrez about his first year guiding and how his mindset and setting expectations is critical for a successful trip.
Duran shares a ton of insight about his passion and tips for getting into fish. We are back to the kilickitat on this one to talk a little summer steelhead
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I had the pleasure of talking with Matt Klara who has been around the spey game for quite a while now. Matt breaks down single handed spey casting and how you can and should get started on it.
We talk about Big Sky Anglers, fishing for trout with a 7 wt, Sexy Loops and how he grew up on the Madison spending his summers living out of a camper. Don't miss this one as Matt shares his huge tip on a video that is incredible in describing how to "fish" a...