EP028: Kelly Galloup – Musings on Articulated Streamers and the Egos of Fly Fisherman

“If you want to catch big trout you should, stalk more and cast less.”

-Kelly Galloup


Kelly Galloup (photo: slideinn.com)

Before I get into the introduction of today’s episode I wanted to bring to your attention a new way you can follow and interact with the Reno Fly Shop Podcast.  I have started the Reno Fly Shop Podcast Group on Facebook.  In this group you will find a place to ask questions of me, the guests on the podcast and other listeners.  So far we have had a lot of discussion come up with some great information shared.

In this episode of the Reno Fly Shop Podcast I sit down with Kelly Galloup. Kelly is well known in the fly fishing industry for his fly patterns, his shop the Slide Inn, which is on the banks of the Madison River in Montana and very strong opinions on fly fishing topics and beyond.

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.

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.

Kelly and I cover a bunch of topics. Including trends he has seen in the fly fishing world, egos of fly fisherman and the why and how articulated streamers became a thing.

This was a very long conversation. I have decided to break it up into two different episodes.  Here is Part I, it sort of starts right up so get ready. Here we go.

I hope you enjoy.

Sex Dungeon (natural)

Sex Dungeon natural (photo: slideinn.com)

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