Throughout the past year, with a steelheader’s thorough cast-and-step methodology, I have searched under every rock and crevice for a way to save money and keep the publication sustainable. While it is with sadness that I say we must move on from a quarterly magazine – which I know so many of you look forward to receiving four times a year – I am full of excitement for the next stage in the continuing adaptation of Swing the Fly.
This isn’t a swung fly story, but it’s narrated by Flip Pallot and sponsored by one of Swing the Fly’s sponsors, Costa. We think it’s worth sharing.
Today I’m chatting with Randle Stetzer. We go talk about how he got started with his grandfather’s kit, meeting Bill McMillan as a kid, working in Streamborn, duck hunting and dogs, lake fishing, giving back to the fish, rods, more rods, and also a little bit about rods.
This week I’m talking with Jon Hazlett. We talk about growing up with the Griswolds, his first guide job and getting fired, his thespian work, his most recent video “Not Another Fly Fishing Movie,” chinook on the Rogue, kids, how he got his start with spey, and the positivity of the spey community. You can […]
Kaptain Kanudia talks hand position.
This week I’m talking with my friend Keith Tymchuk and all about the Elliott State Forest. We also go over his start to fishing, fishing and equipping your kids, hunting, mayoring, the art of compromise, the importance of timber and conservation, the North Umpqua, and the “Three Beer Problem” method.
Here’s a simple exercise to shave years off of your bottom hand learning curve.
This week I’m chatting with Sam Sickles of Steelhead Outfitters. We go over how he got into steelhead with a college course, wrestling, exploring Oregon, how he started guiding, the Deschutes, Meiser rods, casting, steelhead conditions, trout fishing, and the fall of the greatest IPA. RIP Inversion.
Korkers has designed a limited edition pair of Devil’s Canyon fishing boots with Trout Unlimited to raise awareness and support the permanent protections for Bristol Bay.
How can you better your odds, when the odds are against you? I always think creatively and have a positive attitude, and that seems to help with most anything. However, these helpful tips below from guides might find you thinking outside of the box.
Bamboo will absolutely make you a better spey caster.
On this week’s episode I’m talking to Duncan Gasiewicz and Billy Pfeiffer. We discuss how they got started fishing, their Jedi/Sith mentors, Montana’s trout, fishing vs. casting, flies and infinite fly tying material, bass, music, being on the same program, and quick little jam session.
Fishing vests haven’t really changed since Lee Wulff cobbled the first one together in 1931. And, for more than 90 years they’ve been… fine. So, when we set out to rethink fly fishing’s most fundamental piece of gear, we didn’t want a simple update. We wanted a once-in-a-century transformation.