WFS 035 – Davy Wotton Wet Fly Fishing Interview | White River Arkansas, Classic Flies
Show Notes: wetflyswing.com/35
I had a great interview with Davy Wotton on Wet Fly Fishing and his long history around fly fishing. He guides on the White River in Arkansas where he has been for 20 years.
We talk about what the biggest struggle is with wet fly fishing and ways to overcome these concerns. Davy talks about fishing a “cast” of flies that might include 4 flies on one leader.
Show Notes with Davy Wotton
Dave Whitlock is a good of Davy’s and someone who spends a lot of time with fishing and hunting.
The perfect wet fly rod is a 10′ rod in a medium action.
The best fly line to use for wet fly fishing.
RIO’s Hover line is one Davy likes to use on moving water systems.
The angle of the hang and the need to keep your line off the water is key to wet fly swing.
Davy was published in the American Angler and other magazines.
Wichhams Fancy tied by Davie McPhail, the Cockle bundy, partridge and orange and others are the top 10 wet flies.
Oscar Evens was from North Whales and was a huge mentor for Davy.
Herters catalog supported the UK material companies back in the day.
You can reach Davy at davywottonflyfishing.com if you have any questions about this episode or fly fishing in general.
Conclusion with Davey Wotton
I wanted to give a big thank you to Davy Wotton for the awesome show. So many great tips and a perfect perspective on our connection with the UK and a technique that still produces to this day.