Euro Nymphing Tips with Pete Erickson – Echo Fly Fishing, Shadow X, Grayling, Loch Style Fishing

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WFS 118 – Euro Nymphing Tips with Pete Erickson – Echo Fly Fishing, Shadow X, Grayling, Loch Style Fishing
by Dave Stewart, Pete Erickson

https://wetflyswing.com/118

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

Thievery Corporation

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.

And if you’re interested in the right spey rod for steelhead, Click here to see the Echo Spey Rod:  https://wetflyswing.com/echo (you get a free fly line if you use that link today) that has helped me drastically improve my spey cast and find more steelhead at a super reasonable cost.

Recommended Spey Rod:  https://wetflyswing.com/Echo

WFS 118 – Euro Nymphing Tips with Pete Erickson – Echo Fly Fishing, Shadow X, Grayling, Loch Style Fishing
WFS 117 – Steelhead with John McMillan – Olympic Peninsula, Columbia River, Summer and Winter Steelhead
WFS 116 – Hawaii Fly Fishing with Rick Lee – Bonefish, Maui, Triggerfish, Christmas Island, Saltwater Gear
The Top 10 Fly Fishing Podcast Episodes – Galloup, Euro Nymphing, Spey, Hank, Orvis, Gierach, Dec, Steelhead
WFS 115 – Whiting Farms with Tom Whiting – Fly Tying Materials, Steelhead Spey Hackle, Genetics, Hoffman, Scaleless Birds
WFS 114 – Rainy's Flies with Rainy Riding – Fly Tying Innovation, Foam, Matching Hatches, The Grand Hopper
WFS 113 – Frank Amato – Salmon Trout Steelheader, Amato Books, Fly Fishing and Tying Journal, Deschutes River
WFS 112 – Moldy Chum with Brian Bennett – Steelhead, Patagonia, REI, Reel Pure Radio, Yeti, Artifishal
WFS 111 – Australia Fly Fishing with Peter Morse – Tasmania, Baramundi, Flats Fishing, New Zealand, Lefty Kreh
WFS 110 – Shad Fly Fishing with Mark Benson – Alligator Hunting, St. Johns River, Bass & Birdies, Florida, Ritz-Carlton
WFS 109 – Modern Terrestrials with Rick Takahashi – Fly Tying, Fly Fishing Illustrations, Jay Nichols, Taka Hopper, Dollar Store
WFS 108 – Lance Egan Podcast – Euro Nymphing, Fly Fishing Tips, Cabelas, Fly Fish Food, Team USA
Fly Fishers Guide to Oregon with Gary Weber – Wilderness Adventures Press, NW Fly Fishing Magazine, Lahontan Cutthroat Trout
WFS 107 – Fly Tying with Pat Cohen – Deer Hair Poppers, RU Superfly, Smallmouth Bass, Tattoo Art
WFS 106 – Alaska Fly Fishing with James Johnson – Katmai Trophy Lodge, Chinook, Giant Rainbows
WFS 105 – Sweetwater Travel with Steve Wilson – Taimen, Mongolia, Fly Fishing Guide School, Montana
WFS 104 – Fly-Fishing Insider Podcast with Greg Keenan – Zencastr, Kamloops, Stillwater, Podcasting
WFS 103 – Stillwater Fly Fishing with Jeff Perin – Entomology, Cascade Lakes, Chironomids, Loch-Style Fly Fishing
WFS 102 – Carp Fly Fishing with Kevin Morlock – Beaver Island Lake, Casting Tips, Flats Fishing, Tailing Fish
WFS 101 – The FlyFishing & Tying Journal with Craig Schuhmann – Giant Rainbow Trout, Klamath Falls, Williamson River, Frank Amato
WFS 100 – Joan Wulff Podcast – Fly Casting Tips, Lee Wulff, Yarn Rod, Dun Magazine, American Sportsman
WFS 099 – The Global FlyFisher with Martin Joergensen – Sea Trout, Denmark, Fly Tying, Sea-Run Brown Trout
The Grey Drake with Dan Gates – Steelhead, Trout Spey, Utah, Fly Wallets
WFS 098 – Tom Sadler on AFFTA and IFTD – Mossy Creek Fly Fishing, Brook Trout, Shenandoah Valley
WFS 097 – Fly Fishing the Jetty with Brian Marz – Lingcod, Rockfish, Orvis, Caddis Fly, Tides, Oregon Coast
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