047: Greg Madrigal- Owner and chief net maker at Sierra Nets. He makes some of the best fly fishing nets you’ll find.

November 02, 2017

Show Notes

In this conversation Greg tells how he got into fishing woodworking and the great fishing on the LA River. Yes, you can fish for Carp and Tilapia in the LA River.

First Exposure to the Outdoors

I grew up on an Apple ranch and my childhood was spent climbing trees and being in the outdoors. Video games weren't around then so we played outside, dug holes and got dirty. Then we moved from there to Idaho and I spent a lot of time fishing lakes and some streams up there with my my friends. Gosh I remember fishing for carp in the canals and trout in the mountains and fishing the Snake River. One of my favorite things to do was crawdad fish. My Mom would take me to this little canal, really a little irrigation ditch next to some railroad tracks few miles from the house. I would go with my Doberman and my Doberman would run off chasing muskrats and whatever else. I would just have a ball with of a piece bacon on the end of a string catching all the crawdad I could catch.

Things we talked about

Whitewater Rafting

Kern River

Zambezi River

Fishing the LA River




Parchers Resort

Bob Marriotts Fly Shop

Trout Unlimited

Other Outdoor Activities

Hiking, Birding, Rafting

Favorite Books

Fly Fishing, A Trailside Guide by John Merwin

Fishin Trails 2, by Jared Smith and Seth Blackamore

Best Gear Purchase under $100

Sierra Nets Magnetic Rod Holder

Apps, Tools, Podcasts

Merlin Bird ID

Connect with Greg

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Sierra Nets


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