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Progress Through Mistakes and Summer Steelhead on the Deschutes River with Dave Stewart

In this episode we WadeOutThere with Dave Stewart from Oregon.  Dave started fly fishing at an early age.  His father, who was a guide, and one of the earliest fly fishermen on the Deschutes River, would often leave him alone to fish and explore on the river for two to three days in between guide trips. Dave’s love of the outdoors and fly fishing led him to start The Wet Fly Swing Podcast, which initially focussed on steelhead, but eventually branched out to all things fly fishing.
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Brook Trout Fishing in Classic Pocket and “Moments of Chill” with Kiki Galvin

It’s easy for us to forget the thought that goes into how we will fish.  Every next cast could be that special memory that keeps us coming back.  Our minds tell us to Wade Out There.  Get fishing.  Start working that water.  Kiki reminds us that just as we are problem solving through different water types during the day, we should also problem solve before those first steps in the water.
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Tying Durable Flies and Streamer Tactics with Rich Strolis

For many of us, tying flies comes after the fishing part.  It's the next step, or at least, another step.  If we enjoy it, embrace it, and continue tying, fly tying becomes just another aspect of fly fishing.  Like learning how to tight line or chasing a new species.  Tying, then, becomes part of the progress we seek, and as we learn new tactics and techniques for fishing, our tying evolves as well.
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Streamer Fishing on the North Platte River and the Importance of Community with Jennings Hester

Fly fishing brings with it the idea of solitude.  Alone with your thoughts on the river.  Just you and the fish.  Many people fall in love with fly fishing because of that time away from everything else in their lives that clutters their brain.  I admit, I seek that same state of mind in fly fishing. That focus and clarity that comes from wading through cold, flowing water and getting lost in the problem solving.  That focus we find in fly fishing, when everything else disappears is special, but even in our solitude, we are part of a community of others who seek the same thing.  And that makes the fly fishing community unique... and valuable.