In this episode, Tom Sadler tells us about his tireless fisheries conservation work, fly fish guiding, Mossy Creek Fly Fishing and drops some great books on us.
First Exposure to the Outdoors
I was very fortunate to have grandparents and parents who were very outdoor-oriented. My paternal grandparents had a place on Moosehead Lake in Maine. I actually spent my first night out under canvas, as they say, in a tent on Moosehead Lake and Little Duck Cove when I was six and a half weeks old. That's a pretty good start. And you know, for the next 15, 16 years my sister and I spent half our summer up there with my paternal grandparents.
Things we talked about
Why I Guide
If you have a marketable skill and you love the outdoors, I think it can be very rewarding. And I would encourage people to go down the path. Small business in this country is one of the great success stories of this nation. The main street, small businesses have made a tremendous contribution both economically and socially to this country. So I would encourage small business, I think that there is tremendous value in that.
Other Outdoor Activities
Authors: Robert B. Parker, Daniel Silva or John Sanford
Shibumi by Trevanian
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
The River Why by James Duncan
My Place Among Men by Chris Milgate
The Last Stand by Todd Wilkinson
The Big Burn by Timothy Egan
Young Men and Fire by Norman MacClean
Call Sign Chaos by Jim Mattis
Sea Stories by Bill McRaven
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
Favorite Piece of Gear under $100
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