Happy New Year! In our first episode of Season 3, 2019 we talk with Jason Cockrum, owner of Jaydacator's - balsa wood floats that are becoming a staple in many Northern California fly fishers gear bags.
Aside from being a very successful business man, Jerry Lewis is an avid fly fisher and head of the Sugar Creek Fly Fishing club. On this episode of the Barbless Podcast, we bring in Jerry to talk about the Sugar Creek Ranch Fly Fishing club and on why you should pay them a visit. We also talk about how the Sugar Creek Ranch is helping out with conservation efforts on endangered salmon species.
In this episode, we explore the devastation caused by California's deadliest fires to date - the Camp Fire, and its impact on our local waterways and fisheries. Allen Harthorn (Friends of Butte Creek) and Michael Hellmair (Fishbio) discuss the fire's repurcussions on the environment now, and in the future. We also explore the recovery efforts and ways in which you can help out those impacted and displaced due to the fire.
Have you ever found yourself on the coast with the family during the summer and dreaming about the winter fishing? Well we have a new species for you to chase on those off months, listen in as we discuss catching cutthroat with the guys from Fishbio who have spent a fair amount of time snorkeling and fishing the CA coastline.
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!
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.