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Episode Show Notes

Published November 5th, 2019


This episode takes you to the Olympic Peninsula (OP) to have a chat with resident fish biologist and steelheader John R. McMillan – known as @rainforest_steel on Instagram. 

John is the Science Director for Trout Unlimited’s Wild Steelhead Initiative. He’s been (literally) diving in head-first and swimming with many of the different anadromous fish that we see in our western waters.

If you are into steelheading, every thought about steelheading, are a Steelers fan or hope to one day work in a steel factory – listen to this episode, because it’s nearly 2 hours of cold, hard steel.

So expose your brain bucket and prepare to drizzle John’s piping-hot knowledge of steelhead all over your hippocampus gland.

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