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Wet Fly Swing Fly Fishing Podcast

Sep 19, 2019

Show Notes:

Hosted Trips:

Dan Gates shares his unique fly fishing company, The Grey Drake.  We hear how Dan is giving back and producing products locally in a sustainable fashion.

We also get into a little on trout spey, Idaho and of course steelhead fishing.  Dan is a self proclaimed nerd for vintage fishing tackle.

Hosted Trips with Dave and Experts from the Podcast:

Show Notes with Dan Gates

Dan worked for as a seasonal worker.  He worked his way up the ladder over a period of 8 years.

The Fly Fishing Film Tour along with new magazines made fly fishing cool again.  This was a second push after the 1990's with A River Runs Through It.

Joan Wulff was on the Anchored podcast with April Vokey.  I also interviewed Joan Wulff as well and you can listen here when it's live.

Sylvester Nemes was a big influence for Dan.  Syl Nemes had a couple of great books including this one:   The Soft-Hackled Fly: and Tiny Soft Hackles: A Trout Fisherman's Guide

The proceeds from the sticker "No body cares that your a guide" was sent to wild steelheaders united.

Deli Fresh Design and the Grey Drake are our two current sponsors for the podcast.

Matt Codina Leather was noted here: 

I note the Oregon Country Fair which is the biggest hippie event in Oregon.

I noted the dream trip survey.  You can take the survey here and share your dream trip.

John McCloskey was on the podcast to cover Trout spey.

The Platte River Spider is a great wet fly Dan uses along with a Partridge and Orange.

Swing the Fly magazine is a great resource for some trout spey as well.

You can find Dan at

Resources Noted in the Show

The Soft-Hackled Fly: and Tiny Soft Hackles: A Trout Fisherman's Guide

Videos Noted in the Show

Matt Codina

Ernest Tubbs

Conclusion with Dan Gates

Dan Gates shares his story and how The Grey Drake came to be.  We get into steelheead fishing, the OP, conservation and atlantic salmon.

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