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Wet Fly Swing Fly Fishing Podcast

Nov 24, 2020

Show Notes:

Kelly Galloup is back on the show today to teach us how to dry fly fish and to share his best dry fly fishing tips and tricks.  Kelly also fills the gap on some of the history on dry flies as well as his top 10 dry flies of all time. 

Kelly walks us through a year in dry flies with a focus on the Madison River.  Many people don't realize because of his streamer popularity that Kelly was actually a dry fly dude first and wrote the book on Cripple and Spinners. 

Show Notes with Kelly Galloup

- Kelly Galloup was on the podcast here on streamers.

- Doug Swisher and Carl Richards on Selective Trout and Trout Strategies Series started it all.  

- The Troutsman hex was Kelly’s first fly produced in the day and before royalties.

- Cripples and Spinners was Kelly's first book on dries.

Here’s my blog post, the Top 10 flies of all time.

Kill the Corona virus is back

- Roberts yellow drake

- Fishing the Caddis as a Living Insect by Leonard Wright Jr is a book that Kelly says everyone should read

The Hank Patterson mend mend mend video

 - Al Troth created the elk hair caddis

- Kelly as a lodge in the Bahamas on Abaco - Gallops Sandy Point Lodge

- Kill the Corona Virus is a huge fly tying project


You can Kelly at Slide Inn


Kelly’s Top Dry Flies - How to Dry Fly Fish
parachute adams (Kelly does not even carry Adams anymore)
Roberts Yellow Drake
Compara dun spinner
The found link
Ant (with a little flash)
Corn Fead Caddis


Resources Noted in the Show

- Gary Lonfontaine match the hatch books

Fishing the Caddis as a Living Insect


Cripples and Spinners by Kelly Galloup

How to Dry Fly Fish Videos from the Show

Troutsman hex

Robert's Yellow Drake

The South Fork Snake Twitch  on how to twitch Caddis

The Reach Cast is Key

Conclusion with Kelly Galloup

Kelly Galloup is here today to share his best tips on fishing the dry fly with a focus on what you need to know throughout the year.   We find out which are Kelly’s top 10 dry flies of all time.  We dig into the most effective ways to twitch a caddis and what the south Snake twitch is all about.

Kelly wrote the book cripples and spinners way back in the day before he became the streamer father.  We also find out how to control your V when waking flies for steelhead.