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.

Here are some ways you can help the victims of the Carr fire:

  • Salvation Army is not yet requesting volunteers, but you can track updates on the Redding relief efforts and their evolving needs at GoSalArmy.org.

  • The Red Cross, which assists fire evacuees, also can use donations; you can give online by clicking here, calling 800-RED-CROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation, billed to your wireless carrier fund.

  • United Way of Northern California is accepting donations for its Shasta County Fire Relief Fund. All proceeds will benefit victims of the Carr Fire. Donate to the United Way Shasta County Fire Relief Fund here or by texting CARRFIRE to 91999, which will text you back with options for giving.

  • Shasta Community Regional Foundation is accepting donations toward its Community Disaster Relief Fund here. You can learn about how the fund will be used on its website.

  • Tri Counties Bank has pledged an initial $25,000 to a Carr Fire Fund 2018 in a verified GoFundMe campaign to help those impacted by the fires. Read more about it and donate here.

  • Give to a California food bank that’s helping victims, but first, call and make sure they need donations. Find your local food bank here.


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