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.