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.
We’re talking with Daniel Ritz on this week’s show. We talk about his series, “Point of Engagement,” on Swing the fly, Boise’s surfing scene, the Now or Never Campaign, rods, great steelhead writing, blogging vs. vlogging, and horses.
Click here to read the first article in Daniel’s series, “The Point of Engagement: Part 1″ Click here to read the second article in Daniel’s series, “The Point of Engagement: Part 2” In northeast Oregon, the Wild and Scenic Grande Ronde River runs northbound before dumping into the Snake. Mea… Become a member of Swing […]
I’m joined by a dynamic duo this week, Al Perryman and Gary Anderson. We talk about 50 years of friendship, their entrance to spey, Alaska, football rod wrapping, jet boats, the start of trout spey, more boats of course, beverages, cars, fly tying, and chinook. As this was the first in person recording in quite […]
I’m a firm believer in testing the rules – they were meant to be broken – or otherwise wouldn’t have been put in place. Swinging for trout became a way for me to scratch the steelhead itch in the off season, and what started as a way to stay connected to swinging flies has become […]
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This week I’m talking to my friend David Flaherty. We talk about his path to being a late fishing bloomer and multiple fly fishing rabbit holes, the importance of repetition, the dark act of casturbation, reeling like a gentleman, volunteering and the Mayfly Project, and cat-lateral damage.
Casting a light skagit head made the fishing methodical – swinging the riffles and dropping my fly into seams produced a dozen or so fish, and before I knew it, the sun was setting and it was time to head home.
Today we’ll be visiting with my friend Marty Howard. We go over how he grew up fishing, fly tying, Ward’s Wooly Worm, fly vanity, graphite and bamboo rods, trout fishing, long lines, being in the moment, the next generation of steel headers, and so much more.
A long time ago, someone told me every piece of river should be treated like it’s someone’s favorite place in the entire world, because it probably is.
Editor’s Note: Be sure to pay attention to #3, #FliesforIan, with our close buddy Josh Mills — a way to tie or bid on steelhead flies and help recovery efforts. The coasts are places we ALL love to explore and PROTECT – especially in Florida, where Costa calls home. One week ago today, Hurricane Ian […]
This week I got a chance to speak Tabbitha Bruce, Shã Orton, and Megan Samuelson, of Oregon Women on the Fly. We had a fantastic time chatting about how they all started, the fun and frustrations in learning, hrmpfing nymphing, SOWotF getting through COVID, fly tying, the visual medium of podcasting, the makings of a […]
On this episode I get to talk to an amazing guest, Richard Harringt…..wait no, Tim Rawlins, yep Tim is the guest not me. We chat about how he got started fishing, teaching yourself, lessons with the greats, a host that claims he doesn’t want to talk about himself, video production, Alaska, the many dreads of […]