EP051: Capt. Chuck Ragan – Fly Fishing Guide, Zen Punk Rocker and Bass Master

“I feel the most grounded and at the most peace when I am on the water.” -Cpt. Chuck Ragan


I am excited to bring you todays guest, Chuck Ragan. It was difficult to find time to sit with Chuck due to his very busy schedule as a fly fishing guide and professional musician. As we tried to put this episode together we traded many phone and text messages. It was always fun to find out where he was at the time and varied from Europe, Asia to all over the U.S as he was touring with his band Hot Water Music.

We didn’t give up and when we did get together to record this episode Chuck was comfortably sitting on his front porch in Grass Valley, California with his family nearby.

Chuck Ragan – The Flame in the Flood

Chuck spends a lot of time guiding anglers on Central Valley rivers, lakes and reservoirs and the California Delta. In these fisheries he will chase bass, striper, shad, trout and steelhead. When not on the water Chuck is out touring with his band Hot Water Music currently celebrating their 25th anniversary world tour.

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In this episode we cover Chuck’s background in fly fishing, music and how he spends his time both on and off of the water. You will become acutely aware of is interest and committment to Cast Hope a non-profit organization that puts kids on the water fly fishing with guides all over the state of California.



Show Notes:

Chuck Ragan Fly Fishing: Chuck’s guide service focuses on Sacramento Valley Rivers, lakes and reservoirs in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Range and The California Delta chasing bass, striper, shad, trout and steelhead. Contact him today at crflyfishing@gmail.com

Cast Hope: Cast Hope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization looking to provide kids with the gift of the outdoors. As an organization it is our desire to bring kids and mentors together outside through the sport of fly fishing.

California Bass Union: CBU is a collaboration of Guides and Anglers working together to Develop, Share, and Grow fly fishing for bass species year-round in the State of California.

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