205: Barry and Cathy Beck- Fly Fishing, Adventure and Photography

March 17, 2020

Barry and Cathy Beck host some of the best fly fishing and photo adventures you’ll find. They have traveled and fished all over the world and produce stunning images of it all.

Show Notes

Introduction to the Outdoors

Barry- My parents had a tackle shop. From the very beginning, it was spending time in the shop with my parents and also our vacations were always fishing oriented. It's just been part of my life. I can't remember not fishing.

Cathy- I grew up in the country on a farm, in a big family. I have seven brothers and sisters. And so we grew up in the country and fishing the farm ponds and you know, lots of woods around and farm fields and it's just, you know, this was the lifestyle.

Things we talked about

Barry and Cathy Beck

Bob Marriott's Fly Shop

Lefty Kreh

Ron Taniwaki

DXO

Frontiers International

Farbank Industries

Sage

Rio

Redington

Tibor Reels

Other Outdoor Activities

Walking

Working on old Land Rovers

Advice

Don't quit your day job.
And Kathy always frowns when I say that. We do hear that question a lot, especially at our industry show. We've got a young photographer who comes in and says, you know, how do you do this? How do you make a living at this? And, or a guide who wants to move into the industry and, it's certainly not an industry that you're going to get rich at, but you will get rich in other ways. It's a lifestyle and it's what it's all about. And I don't care if you're a young guy working for Sage or you're a young guy hoping to move up into, in something larger. It's still a lifestyle. If you accept that and know you're not going to make a lot of money, but you're going to have other rewards that you can't put a monetary value on, absolutely. You should do it, follow your dreams.

Favorite Books and Podcasts

anything by John Gierach

Tim Flagler Tightline Productions

Fly Fishing Guide Podcast Tom Rosenbauer Orvis

anything by Lefty Kreh

Favorite Outdoor Gear under $100

Rio Outbound Shooting Head

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