Hosted by  Chad Alderson  and  Nick Hanna

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Published January 22nd, 2020

recap is thrilled to announce the launch of The Barbless Podcast Network (BPN)!

The Barbless Podcast Network is the first-of-its-kind outdoor podcast network that brings high quality, localized fly fishing and conventional angling content to anglers in WA’s Olympic Peninsula, Northern CA, Truckee/Tahoe CA and San Diego CA. 

Each regional show features its own local host(s) and covers topics that local anglers care about most – tips, tactics, local conservation topics, and more.

Each show is recorded locally but are all produced out of’s Chico CA location. This ensures the highest audio quality and listening experience you’ve become familiar with while listening to our NorCal show. Here’s the new lineup:

The Barbless Fly Fishing Podcast – Chico, Ca. 

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Started 4 years ago and based out of Chico, Ca, the show covers fly fishing, guiding, fisheries management, fish biology, aquatic entomology, conservation and more. Co-hosts Chad Alderson, Nick Hanna and special guests break down various tips, tactics, trends and observations that help Pros and Joes elevate their game. IG: @chadalderson @norcalflyguy.

The OP Fishing Podcast – Olympic Peninsula, Washington

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Each week steelhead biologist and salmonid junkie John McMillan talks about everything steelheading! John dives deep into double handed rods, spoons, fish science, conservation, and more! John’s unique experience both above and below the water makes from some truly addictive listening. If you are into steelheading then this is going to quickly become your podcast of choice. IG: @rainforest_steel.

The SoCal Fishing Podcast – San Diego, Ca

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Husband and wife team Conway (fishing guide) and Michelle (marine biologist) Bowman discuss fishing, water conservation, fish science and family. Conway is known best for his Mako shark program off San Diego’s coast. Michelle is not only a biologist, but an accomplished fly and conventional angler as well. IG: @conwaybowman @mishfish49.

The Truckee Fly Fishing Podcast – Truckee / Tahoe Ca.

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Fly fishing outfitter and conservationist Matt Heron talks fly fishing, conservation, outdoor biz, pro tips, and more from Truckee, Ca. Matt’s program is considered by many to be the primary fly fIshing school and outfitter for the Lake Tahoe and Truckee Region. Anglers in Sacramento and the SF Bay Area are guaranteed to enjoy Matt’s show. @mattheronflyfishing.

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