I sat down with Pete Erickson to talk about euro nymphing and his experience developing one of the popular euro nymphing rods on the market, the Echo Shadow X. We find out which is the best length and weight, how to cast a euro nymphing rod and some bonus tips to help you while you are on the river. We also touch on Loch Style stillwater fishing and why it’s something you should check out this year if you haven’t heard about it yet. We touch on a little bit on grayling as associated with Pete’s Team USA work.
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Show Notes with Pete Erickson
I’ve had a few Team USA guests on the podcast in the past including Jeff Currier, Devin Olsen and Lance Egan.
We talk about Oliver White, Tom Rowland and the rest of the Jackson Hole gang that Pete was connected with in the early 1990’s. Tom Bie and Lori-Ann Murphy were also all part of the crew in the early days.
Pete won the great outdoor games and was invited to Team USA.
Here’s the fly rod breaking test video.
The Shadow X Euro Nymphing Rod by Echo
We talk about Vladi Trzebunia and the influence of him on Pete’s fishing career.
Pete notes the Lance Egan podcast where he covered Euro nymphing as well.
The Stillwater fly rod series is the big next thing that Pete is working on.
Pete fishes with Phil Rowley and we noted that he was on the podcast in episode 36 here.
Loon and Clackacraft are two companies that Pete is connected with as an ambassador.
Thievery Corporation was noted as a good fly fishing and tying groove. Click here and listen automatically on their site.
I note the #LiarsDen story – You have to decide if this story is true or false.
You can find Pete at Echo Fly Fishing here.
Resources Noted in the Podcast The Shadow X Euro Nymphing Rods
Videos Noted in the Show
The Echo Rod Breaking Test Video
Conclusion with Pete Erickson
Pete and I dig into Euro Nymphing and rod design. Pete designed the new and great Echo Shadow X euro nymphing rod. Lots of history and tips and tricks today on the show including the story of how Pete won the ESPN Outdoor contest that launched him on his way.
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Recommended Spey Rod: wetflyswing.com/Echo