196: Tom Sadler-Marine Fish Conservation Network

January 21, 2020

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.

Show Notes

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

Marine Fish Conservation Network

Mossy Creek Fly Fishing

Middle River Group

Why I Guide

Jim Range Conservation Leadership Award

Backcountry Hunters and Anglers

Dr. Mamie Parker

The Magnuson Stevens Act



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


Favorite Books/Podcasts

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

Yeti water bottles

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