“So often fly fishing is defined by the last story someone hears, when it should defined by their own personal experience.”
Here is the second part of my conversation with Kelly. The original recording was just too good to edit and cut up just to make it a manageable size. In this episode we get to find out Kelly’s thoughts on synthetic vs. natural tying material and how a trout likes to eats it’s food. You might be a bit surprised. If you have questions or comments please check out our new group on Facebook, The Reno Fly Shop Podcast Group, is where there has been some good discussions about previous episodes and you can often ask questions with the episodes guest responding in person. Check it out.
Kelly started his fly fishing career at the age of 13, tying flies for the local tackle shop in Michigan. Kelly has over forty nationally recognized fly patterns and is still developing more today. He started guiding at the age of 16 and is still guiding to this day some 30 years later from his lodge The Slide Inn on the banks of the Madison River in Montana.
Kelly has written two books Modern Streamers for Trophy Trout and Cripples and Spinners. Kelly has been published in nearly every major fly fishing periodical in the country and is now one of the Editors at Large for Fly Fisherman magazine. Kelly was also one of the hosts of Fly Fish TV on the Outdoor Life Network.
In 2004 Kelly was nominated and received the Living Legend award by the Federation of Flyfishers.
Here is a link to part 1 – Episode 28 with Kelly.
I hope you enjoy.