Did you know that a bug is not an insect and an insect is not a bug? Did you know that mayflies like to dance and make love too? Ever wonder what fly to tie on during that blizzard hatch? We have the answers and more on this podcast with one of our dearest friends Joe Slusark. Joe is a entomologist from Chico State, for over 20 years Joe has been living his dream wading chest deep into the world of entomology. Join us as we talk fishing and bugs with one of the coolest guys we know and have the pleasure of fishing with, Joe Slusark.
Do you ever wonder where that fish is from staring through the glass at your local grocery store? If I buy that piece of Salmon, how will I prepare it? Well we have the answers and more in this podcast as we interviewed two amazing individuals in our local food industry. Jason Calobove is part owner at Crush in Chico and has a passion for all things food and fishing. Matt Janeway works at the Rawbar in Chico, sharing his passion for sushi as well as his knowledge and concerns with farming fish around the globe. Sustainability and fisheries management will play a huge roll as the world's appetite continues to grow above and beyond our natural resources.
Learning to fly fish a lake can be like sitting down at a 10,000 piece puzzle, one lake can take two lifetimes to learn. Listen in as the Fly-Fishing Hall of Fame inductee, Hal Janssen, breaks down his life in the fly fishing world as well as his amazing book which contains fishing secrets that every angler should know before hitting his or hers local stillwater. Hal’s book includes successful techniques, 48 fly patterns, diagrams, knot tying instructions and much more.
We had the pleasure of interviewing Mike Wier recently who has been influential in the fly fishing world. His videos have changed the way we look at the sport and now he is helping CalTrout share their vision through different media platforms. Join us as we break down the anatomy of CalTrout and discuss the past, present and future projects that will "solve complex resource issues while balancing the needs of wild fish and people".
The origins of European Style Nymphing (ESN) are often hotly debated. In this episode we speak with Eric Palmer - author of the essay: Ted Towendolly and the Origin of Short-Line Nymphing on the Upper Sac - How the Wintu Indians, the 49ers, Ted Fay, and Joe Kimsey Impacted Modern-day Nymphing with a Fly.
James is the president of the Nor-Cal Guides and Sportsmen's Association (NCGASA) and a local fishing/hunting guide. The NCGASA is an organization that represents the “Sportsmens Voice” of Northern California. They have appointed regional program managers throughout California that represent the voice of anglers, hunters and guides within their region's community.