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In this episode of The Sustainable Angler, I interview former U.S. Congressman and Executive Director of republicEn Bob Inglis. We cover a lot of ground, but we focus on how a Republic Congressman became concerned about climate change; the hidden costs of fossil fuels; the conflict of faith and science when it comes to climate change; how America can lead the way in solving the climate crisis with a free enterprise system via a carbon tax; and how climate change is the greatest economic opportunity of the 21st century. Hope you enjoy!

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In this episode of The Sustainable Angler, I interview SIMMS CEO Casey Sheahan. We talk about how Casey first caught the fishing bug in Wyoming and has since taken him on a long career in the outdoor and fishing industries; what's new with SIMMS, including their new Fish It Well campaign; the importance of giving back; the challenges microplastics and climate change bring to our fisheries; what SIMMS is doing for conservation; the positive opportunities that will come from COVID-19; and the importance of protecting our water. Hope you enjoy!

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In this episode of The Sustainable Angler, I had the pleasure to interview Conservation Hawks President and Founder Todd Tanner. When I was first starting out with Emerger Strategies I was introduced to Todd and we had multiple calls and I am grateful for Todd's support of Emerger Strategies and guidance over the years, and also for his films, Cold Waters, Chrome, Convergence and In the Heart of the Rockies. As I worked to piece together how to marry fly fishing and sustainability over the years, Conservation Hawks and Todd's films were, and still are, a true inspiration, so thank you! Anyways, in this episode we talk about how Todd went from being a fishing guide on the Henry's Fork to a full-time writer to founding Conservation Hawks and his latest project, School of Trout. We also discuss how climate change is impacting our fisheries and the sport we love, what you can do to act on climate and a little fishing. Hope you enjoy!

Special thanks to Todd Tanner for the interview & inspiration, and thanks to our sponsor OluKai for sponsoring this episode of The Sustainable Angler podcast, which is available on iTunes, Soundcloud, Spotify, iHeartRadio, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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In this special episode of The Sustainable Angler, I interview Lucas Bissett and Paul Moinester about their new project "Conservation from the Couch." COVID-19 has got all of us missing our fly fishing community, going on our annual fishing trips and the ability to take action to protect the fish and places we all love. Well, I am stoked to help support "Conservation from the Couch" which will be taking us on a conservation and fishing adventure from our couches by hosting a series of light-hearted conservation conversations with nonprofits like the American Saltwater Guides Association, Bonefish Tarpon Trust, Wild Steehead Coalition and more! "From stripers, to tarpon, to redfish, to steelhead, every few days we will be virtually circling the couch wagons to round up leading conservation organizations, guides, and fly shop owners to discuss the state of our fisheries and how you can fight for our fish from the couch." Hope you enjoy!

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April is Earth Month, and even though we are living in some truly strange times with COVID-19, I am glad to be able to share a message of hope with my interview with Trout Unlimited President and CEO, Chris Wood! We discuss everything from environmental threats to cold water species; how TU is applying natural climate solutions by protecting, reconnecting and restoring cold water streams; and how TU is the leading conservation organization working to protect the Clean Water Act, save Bristol Bay and help solve climate change with the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act. Hope you enjoy!

Special thanks to Chris Wood for the interview, and thanks to our sponsor OluKai for sponsoring this episode of The Sustainable Angler podcast.

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In this episode of The Sustainable Angler podcast, I had the pleasure of interviewing the Marine Fish Conservation Network's Tom Sadler who has spent the last thirty-five years working to protect the fisheries he loves. We discuss the history of fish conservation from fresh water to marine; the value of science when it comes to fisheries management; how the Magnuson-Stevens Act proves that when you marry science with policy you can protect the resource will enjoying the economic benefits of an abundant fishery; the business case for sustainability and the important work the Marine Fish Conservation Network is doing to ensure the reauthorization of Magnuson-Stevens amongst other good works.

Special thanks to our sponsors, OluKai and Turneffe Flats for sponsoring this episode of The Sustainable Angler podcast!

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In this episode of The Sustainable Angler, I interview angler, guide and Anchored podcast host April Vokey. We chat about fishing in British Columbia and Australia, where April spends half of her year these days; making fishing fun for kids; and discuss how it's ok to be overwhelmed and feel helpless with the amount of information flying around regarding climate change and multitude of conservation issues unfolding (and now Coronavirus!), taking the time to educate yourself on these important issues and just being human (the answer may be to simply get your hands dirty in your local community to avoid depression and anxiety). We also chat about April's latest business venture, Anchored Outdoors, which "is an ever-growing network of Fishing, Foraging, Hunting and Homesteading experts you’ve come to know and trust", as well as April's new podcast, Into the Backing, which "is a roundtable forum that takes a closer look at some of the outdoor’s most contentious topics." Special thanks to April for carving some time out and hope you enjoy!

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In this episode, Auden and I discuss a brief history of his sustainable business career path and answer questions like, if you were going to do something about climate change, "what would really move the needle?" We get philosophical about fishing being part of many anglers identity; how climate change is impacting fisheries around the world; the zero-cost action any business can take today to solve the climate crisis (the answer might surprise you); and what you can do as an individual to act on climate.

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I have been a long-time reader of The Venturing Angler and had a blast interviewing its founder, Tim Harden. I first met Tim at Abaco Lodge when I was there conducting a sustainability assessment for the lodge and had the opportunity to fish a few days together. Now, here we are about a year and a half later from catching countless bonefish in the Bahamas, and in this episode we cover a lot of ground. We discuss everything from how and why Harden started The Venturing Angler, an in-depth discussion on climate change and some conservation success stories such as A Day for Bristol Bay that raised over $100K to protect the famous salmon fishery from the proposed short-sighted Pebble Mine. Finally, we talk about our responsibility as anglers to take action and protect what we love and we conclude with a chat about Wu-Tang? Yes!

Special thanks to our sponsors, OluKai and Monic Fly Lines for sponsoring this episode of The Sustainable Angler podcast!

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I learned a lot during this episode of The Sustainable Angler talking with American Saltwater Guides Association's Capt. John McMurray and Tony Friedrich. We discuss everything from Magnusson Stevens Act and overfishing to how the American Saltwater Guides Association is moving the needle by affecting fisheries policy by representing anglers who understand that our fish stocks are declining and it will take good policy to protect the resource for future generations. We also discuss how climate change is impacting migratory patterns such as summer flounder and black sea bass and how that affects fish stocks on a state level as far as redistribution goes. Finally we talk a little fishing like catching a bluefin tuna on fly! Hope you enjoy!

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This episode of The Sustainable Angler was recorded live at the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show (IFTD) in October 2019 at the Denver Convention Center as a Sustainable Business Panel Discussion that I moderated and panelists include:
- Dr. Andy Danylchuk, Professor of Fish Conservation, UMASS Amherst
- Corinne Doctor, Co-Owner, Rep Your Water
- Steve Hemkens, VP Fly Fishing, Orvis
- Oliver White, Owner, Abaco & Bair's Lodge

We discuss how some companies are using their businesses to fight climate change and have discovered that implementing sustainable business practices such as going zero waste to landfill and carbon neutral are not only improving their environmental performance, but is also good for their economic bottom line. The intent of the panel discussion is to educate and create more awareness about sustainability, and inspire AFFTA members to take action.

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In this episode of The Sustainable Angler Podcast, I interview Dr. Peter Barile and Terry Gibson from the American Water Security Project. As you probably already know, Florida is facing major water issues, but what you might not know, is that many of the water problems our country is facing are directly related to sewage and wastewater infrastructure upgrades and repairs. As our population continues to grow, so does our need for more thoughtful planning. We also discuss how climate change is directly related to the water issues that are negatively affecting our fisheries. Very educational interview, and I personally learned a lot from Peter and Terry. Hope you enjoy!

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In this episode, I interview Orvis endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Lucas Bissett and we talk about everything from his work planting black mangroves in Louisiana to how climate change is an excellent economic opportunity to Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization to some of Bissett's favorite flies. Hope you enjoy.

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In this episode of The Sustainable Angler Podcast, I interview Orvis VP of Fly Fishing, Wingshooting and Orvis Adventures Steve Hemkens. We discuss climate change, getting politically active with Protect Our Winters, how Orvis is implementing sustainable business practices to fight climate change, and even discuss carbon neutrality. We also dive into some of the amazing Conservation Hawks films that help educate hunters and anglers on how climate change is impacting our fish and wildlife.

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In this episode of The Sustainable Angler podcast, I interview American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) CEO Ben Bulis, Communications & Membership Director Matt Smythe and Conservation Director Regan Nelson. We discuss everything from the history of AFFTA, to important conservation initiatives like: Pebble Mine, Magnuson Stevens reauthorization, the Clean Water Rule and how AFFTA has formed a Kick Plastic Coalition in partnership with Costa Sunglasses to make the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show (IFTD) a single-use plastic free trade show!

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In this episode of The Sustainable Angler podcast, I interview Moldy Chum's Brian Bennett and we discuss everything from the history of Moldy Chum, his involvement with the Wild Steelhead Coalition, political activism to affect positive change and the launch of his new podcast, Reel Pure Radio, that will go live next week! Hope you enjoy!

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In this episode of The Sustainable Angler Podcast, I interview Abaco Lodge and Bair's Lodge owner and world-renowned angler, Oliver White. We discuss everything from the history of Abaco Lodge to some of the awesome sustainability initiatives at Abaco and Bair's Lodge, climate change and even "the one" fly Oliver would bring to a deserted island! Hope you enjoy and don't forget to subscribe for the latest episodes of The Sustainable Angler Podcast!
Photo Credit: Will Graham

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Episode 7: In this episode of The Sustainable Angler Podcast I interview New York Times Contributor and author of two fly fishing books: FISH ON, FISH OFF: THE MISADVENTURES OF A SELF-TAUGHT ANGLER and A CAST IN THE WOODS: A STORY OF FLY FISHING, FRACKING AND FLOODS IN THE HEART OF TROUT COUNTRY. We discuss everything from writing, fly fishing, climate change and what it's really like to own your own cabin in the woods!

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In this episode I interview Midcurrent Founder Marshall Cutchin. We discuss the history of Midcurrent, environmental threats and solutions to our fisheries, ecosystem thinking and some recommended reads from Marshall. Hope you enjoy!

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In this episode I interview artist and Flood Tide Co. Founder Paul Puckett. We talk a little fishing in the Seychelles, how Paul got his start as an artist, the origins of Flood Tide Co and his company's sustainability journey from becoming a 1% for the Planet Member to making their shirts out of Repreve fabrics, which are made from recycled plastic bottles. Hope you enjoy!

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This episode was recorded live at the International Fly Tackle Dealer (IFTD) show in Orlando in July 2018 and decided to release it as a podcast episode. I would like to thank the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) for the opportunity to moderate The Sustainable Angler: Climate Change Panel Discussion at the International Fly Tackle Dealer (IFTD). It is truly humbling to be marrying my passion for fly fishing and sustainability and bringing sustainability to the fly fishing industry. I would also like to thank the panelists: Dr. Aaron Adams from Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, Garrison Doctor from RepYourWater, Hilary Hutcheson from Lary’s Fly & Supply, and John Land Le Coq from Fishpond for being willing to participate and discuss the impact climate change is having on our fisheries and businesses and sharing their success stories in fighting climate change!

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EPISODE 3: In this episode of The Sustainable Angler, I interview Costa Sunglasses Fly Community Leader Peter Vandergrift. Peter is a former fly fishing guide who now works for Costa Sunglasses. We discuss everything from water pollution threats at Pebble Mine and on the Smith River to Costa's Kick Plastic Campaign and their new Untangled Collection made from recycled fishing nets as well as some helpful sustainable business tips.

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EPISODE 2: In this episode of The Sustainable Angler I interview writer, adventure journalist and fly angler, Riverhorse Nakadate. He is not only an inspiring writer, but is also using his writing to educate and create more awareness about environmental threats to our fisheries, such as mining in the Boundary Waters, climate change and more. Riverhorse writes for The Flyfish Journal and has also recently teamed up with Tony Czech to create some new films, which we discuss.

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This is the first episode of The Sustainable Angler podcast and Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard is interviewed and we discuss disappearing into the South Pacific looking for the perfect bonefish flat, potentially changing Patagonia's mission statement and what Patagonia is doing to fight climate change.

Photo Credit: Bryan Gregson

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