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Wet Fly Swing Fly Fishing Podcast

Jul 23, 2019

Show Notes:

We cover trout spey with Captain John McCloskey aka Dry Fly John on Instagram.  John goes deep into how he catches trout on the Chattahoochee River and the Naknek River out of Alaska.  John is teaching spey in Georgia.

Tons of great tips including the best rod, lines, how to cast and how he teaches spey.  We talk about the difference between spey, switch and single hand and how to present the fly to different trout species.

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Show Notes with John McCloskey

Johnathan Farmer's micro intruders kill down south.

Echo's 4113 and the Echo Swing 7126 are differences in the trout vs steelhead game.

The OPST 425 head or whatever you need to lengthen the sink tip.  It's simple with the OPST even when swinging T20.

Here's the link to the podcast episode with OPST and James Millard.

The 200 grain OPST skagit head can work for a 9' 5 weight as well.

Here is the link to the Marty and Mia episode where we talked about the spey game and how it's a life long process.

Jeff Liskay was a big mentor for John especially with the spey game.

Dan Johnston was also talking about stopping your thumb straight up instead of the 10 to 2 analogy.

Ed Ward talked about the 2 planes and John talks about it here.

John notes the Mo Tip, the Flo Tip and the OPST riffle, the run and the bucket which makes it pretty straight forward.

The Naknek River Camp, Katmai Trophy Lodge, along with the Blue Bonefish in Belize.

Dry Fly John on Instagram is the handle but John explains where that came from and why he sticks with it.

We mentioned the Fishhawk Fly Shop.

Jerry Darkus was another big mentor for John and someone I still hope to get on the podcast.

The OPST website and youtube channel is a great resource for the spey game.

The black leach with copper flash and a sculpin are both described here. 

You can find John at instagram @DryFlyJohn.

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Conclusion with John McCloskey

John McCloskey breaks out his best trout spey tips for the Naknek River in Alaska and the Chattahoochee River out of Georgia.

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