Nautilus Reels – Striving for Excellence
Fly Fisher, Reel Designer
Kristen Mustad, the owner of Nautilus Reels, has brought his company to the forefront of the fly fishing industry. His innovations drive the market and stand out above the crowd. Listen in to hear how he built his company, designs and tests his reels and consistently strives for excellence.
Questions asked and answered during the interview:
- How did you get started in the fly fishing reel business?
- What made you decide to reinvent the company?
- How did you differentiate your self in the beginning days?
- What were the biggest design breakthroughs you had?
- What reel model do you consider the most versatile?
- How do you test your reels?
- Why do large arbor reels make more sense?
- What qualifications do your people have that make the reels?
- Where do you see Nautilus in the future of the industry?
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Fisheries Conservation Now And In The Future
Fly Fisher, Biologist, Conservationist
Dr. Peter Moyle was recognized by Fly Fisherman Magazine as the 2020 Conservationist of the Year for his lifetime of conservation work in California and in watersheds across the West. Peter's forward-thinking and get it done attitude has saved and restored fisheries across California including McCloud River, Putah Creek, the San Joaquin River and the Klamath River. Listen in to find out how Peter identifies and works through the issues associated with saving and restoring these fine fisheries.
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