I had the chance to meet up with Heather Hodson from United Women on the Fly and Jen Ripple from DUN Magazine on location at Fly South in Nashville, TN on the very first stop of their road trip dubbed Rip and Hopper's Adventure and we had a blast!
Heather and Jen have embarked on a 19 day, 3,350 mile, 13 states from Tennessee to Washington road trip with the goal of fishing and meeting up with as many women as they can along the way. You can follow their entire journey on social media. Links included in the additional resources section below!
They had a ton of great information and insight to share on women in the world of fishing and fly fishing specifically. You're really going to enjoy this upbeat and fun episode of The Woman Angler & Adventurer!
In episode 11 of It Pays to Fish, I feature an interview with Salt Strong brother Joe Simonds. He and his brother Luke took the plunge BIG TIME and quit six-figure jobs to follow their passion to start a fishing company. How incredible is that? Joe had to completely uproot and move from Georgia to Florida with his wife and kids. I guarantee you will find a wealth of inspiration and information in Joe's story.
The company they started, called Salt Strong, has built up an amazing community over the past few years, and they've done this though a lot of hard work and sticking to their initial why. Though their blog, YouTube channel, social media, online courses, and podcast, among other things, they've managed to create more than just a fishing company. They've created a movement.
In this third episode of the "It Pays to Fish" podcast we have a great chat with Troy Lindner, host of AnglingBuzz TV and The Ontario Experience TV. We talk about Troy's journey growing up as a member of the Lindner fishing empire, going to college in Arizona and hustling to make a name for himself as a personal trainer in the highly competitive Los Angeles, CA market. Though it all, still staying very much in touch with his passion for fishing and the fishing business.
We also discuss Camp Fish, the history behind it and what they have to offer now in the new incarnation. Troy talks about the new highly successful Fishing Careers Workshop as well, and what one could expect if they were to attend. Lindner gives listeners some great advice on how to go about getting into the fishing world!