John and I talk about how Fish Pond came to life over 20 years ago, the great product and conservation work they do, fly fishing retail and more.
First Exposure to the Outdoors
The outdoors for me, you know, we were just talking about our fathers and my dad who’s 93, has been one of the big pieces of inspiration for me from an outdoor perspective my entire life. And I think the outdoors is something for all of us, a little bit different. Living here in Colorado and growing up in Colorado, the outside world was very vast and broad from being outdoors and fishing and skiing and biking, all the things we did as a kid.
The outdoors for some people are parks and I think in the urban parks I think outdoors is a perspective and a frame of mind. Hopefully, people can enjoy being outside. And no matter what it is, it doesn’t have to be an extreme sport or fly fishing or whatever. But just being outside and appreciating nature puts everybody in a good space, physically and mentally, which is really important.
Things we talked about
I think, to get into this industry more than anything you have to have that passion for being outside.
Other Outdoor Activities
Anything in Spanish
Favorite Piece of Gear under $100
A great pair of binoculars
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