CDFW Senior Policy Advisor - Mark Stopher (Retired)

CDFW Senior Policy Advisor - Mark Stopher (Retired)

Mark Stopher is an ecologist with 36 years of experience resolving a broad array of complex natural resource management issues. He has worked with local governments, State and Federal agencies, non-governmental organizations and tribes. He is recently retired from CDFW as their Senior Policy Advisor. Join us as we talk with him about his recent Bluefin Tuna Trip, Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, Shasta Dam, Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project, Upper Sac - Cantara / Dunsmuir Pesticide Spill and more!

Fly Fishing Guide and Entrepreneur Kara Tripp

Fly Fishing Guide and Entrepreneur Kara Tripp

On this week's episode of the Barbless Fly Fishing Podcast we sit down with Kara Tripp - Founder of Damsel Fly Fishing, current Director of Montana Women's Fly Fishing School and guide for Gallatin River Guides. Kara talks to us about being a female in the industry, getting her start at Redding Fly Shop, and what led to her and her sister starting Damsel Fly Fishing - a company specializing in fly fishing products for women.

How To Pick The Best Fishing Sunglasses - Costa and Chico Family Eye Care

How To Pick The Best Fishing Sunglasses - Costa and Chico Family Eye Care

Are you in the market for new fishing glasses? Ever wondered how polorized glass works? Confused by all the different colored lenses out there and what they are designed to do? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this episode is for you. This week we welcome Costa Sunglasses NorCal Rep Chris Shultz and Optometrist David "Murph" Clark (Chico Family Eye Care) to the show. Find out what Costa has been working on (SPOILER - 100% sustainable glasses made from discarded fishing nets!) and the science behind their lenses. "Murph" gets in the mix too and tells us how to take care of our eyes and what happens when you get a hook in your eyeball!

Fly Fishing Plumas County California - Andrew Harris

Fly Fishing Plumas County California - Andrew Harris

Andrew Harris spent a lot of time in Plumas National Forest learning and fishing his way around all of the fantastic water that this area has to offer.  Just an hour and a half from Reno, three hours from Sacramento, and four to five hours from the Bay area, the Plumas National Forest is a great place to get away from it all and enjoy some fine trout fishing set against a backdrop of beautiful scenery.  Join us as we learn some of his secret water and where he likes to guide and take his clientele for the last 20 years.  

Bug Porn - Joe Slusark

Bug Porn - Joe Slusark

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.

The Angler's Recipe to Sustainability - Matt Janeway & Jason Colabove

The Angler's Recipe to Sustainability - Matt Janeway & Jason Colabove

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.  

Stillwater Fly Fishing Secrets - Hal Janssen

Stillwater Fly Fishing Secrets - Hal Janssen

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.

California Trout - Mike Wier

California Trout - Mike Wier

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".