Show Notes: wetflyswing.com/joan
Fantasy Fly Fishing Trips: wetflyswing.com/destination
This is Episode 100!!! – I’m happy to share a chat I had with one of the greatest people in the history of fly fishing. Joan Wulff shares her great story and how she came to make a life in fly fishing even before she met Lee Wulff.
We talk about how to double haul correctly, her first job with Garcia in the early days, how she toured the fly fishing show sequence, and how she built a fly fishing school that is still going strong today.
Hosted Fly Fishing Trips with Experts from the Podcast:
Show Notes with Joan Wulff
William Taylor was a mentor for Joan and the person that gave her most of her early style.
Monty Blue was a Silent Movie and the person who helped Joan sell her fly casting program at the fly fishing shows. Here’s a link to a silent movie Monty was in.
See below for the photo of Joan in a dress. Joan tells us how Monty Blue put together this idea in the early days to get her started.
See below for the short shorts pic with Joan. This is likely one of the most iconic photos in fly fishing and of Joan.
The short movie – Autum Silver produced by Lee Wulff with Joan.
Lee was the father of conservation in fly fishing and had many famous quotes including this one: “Some fish are too valuable to be caught only once”
Joan wrote a column for Fly Rod and Reel for many years. Here is a link to an archive of Joan’s work.
The yarn rod was a training tool that Lee invented to help people see there loop. I used this rod teaching fly casting as a young person as well. Here is a link to Echo’s yarn rod.
The grooved handle with Winston was one of Joan’s idea and a first of it’s kind.
The Dun Magazine with Jen Ripple is one product Joan is very proud to see in fly fishing. I had Jen Ripple on the podcast in episode
We talk about Maxine McCormick is one of the great young casters in fly fishing. Here’s a video that tells here story.
Here’s the New York Times Article.
Here’s a link to the Wet Fly Swing Facebook Group that I noted in the show here.
Joan Wulff’s documentary along with Lee Wulff’s documentary are being produced by Jeff Pill.
The Joan Wulff DVD has sold over 50,000 copies. Joan Wulff Dynamics of Fly Casting. It can be found at their Royal Wulff website.
The Fly Fishing School is one project that Joan is very proud of and is still going strong today.
Movies Noted in the Show
Monty Williams and a Silent Movie
Resources Noted in the Show
The Yarn Rod
Conclusion with Joan Wulff
The amazing Joan Wulff shares her amazing story in fly fishing and provides some nice tips in this great episode. Listen to the end to hear Joan blow my mind.
Show Notes: Show Notes: wetflyswing.com/joan