It’s hard to say which is sweeter about Jackson – the epic fishing, or the honey hole of amazing women anglers. This week we speak to one of the staples of that community, Clairey Grubbs. Fly-fishing is the even keel of Clairey’s life, and she talks about what it’s like to be a part of her community and raise her son in the same lifestyle. Plus, we talk about dutch oven cooking at hunt camp, winning yourself a husband after cooking an amazing sea bass, and what it’s like to learn from your significant other (or not).

  • 2:00 If your phone goes overboard on a night-time fishing trip, try calling it. You might see the screen light up under the water, and it’ll work well enough go on a podcast successfully in the coming days #truestory
  • 4:00 Clairey Grubbs of Lady Anglers of Wydaho, and Stripping for a Cure (and many more things)
  • 5:00 A fisherwoman with no fish recipes! Catch-and-release life
  • 6:00 Wooing your husband over a sea bass carcass. #hot
  • 8:00 How many of us identify as being 1/4 cowgirl + 1/4 hippie + 1/4 redneck + 1/4 princess?
  • 12:00 Getting hooked on fishing at age 4 – it started with a boy and hooking that first whopper
  • 13:00 When fishing is the even keel the rest of your life needs
  • 15:00 The great spiritual conversion from spin-fishing to fly-fishing
  • 16:30 Humanities Montana toolkits – the social grease you need to have those deep, interesting, important conversations
  • 18:00 “Grounding” – bring yourself back to center
  • 21:00 The ‘high’ of fly-fishing is being mellow
  • 24:00 Totally ok not to learn from someone you’re dating, AND, the mind-blowing revelation of how easy it can be to learn from other women
  • 27:00 Insta/FB friends CAN become real friends
  • 30:00 Teaching your kids to fish… magic + frustration
  • 34:00 Want to get your kids into something you’re into? Best advice: Don’t push it too hard… or you risk creating resentment 
  • 36:00 Breastfeeding + fly fishing
  • 37:00 On kids and water — you have to trust in your gut what feels right for your family
  • 37:00 Another tip for raft/baby life? Bring rocks for throwing. Lots of rocks. And sticks. 
  • 39:00 The dragonfly’s anatomy as a predator
  • 40:00 Facebook group: Trout-Forum World Leaderboard
  • 41:00 BALA: Badass Lady Anglers (Leaving the ‘ass’ in badass!)
  • 43:00 United Women on the Fly – an amazing group for connecting women anglers
  • 46:00 Stripping for a Cure helps women who are struggling through breast cancer. Breast cancer is just… it’s something we should collectively care about. (‘Stripping’ is not taking off your clothes in this case!) 
  • 49:00 United Women on the Fly – Clairey’s best Insta work
  • 50:00 Stripping for a Cure – huge fundraising for a little Jackson non-profit, which gives to the local hospital’s women’s fund and oncology department
  • 54:00 Deep-dish cornbread cast-iron pan… total antique treasure!
  • 1:05 “It was a mondo-toad, for sure… dinosaur-status…” — fish stats in guide-speak
  • 1:06 SassyMamaOnTheFly – Clairey on Insta
  • 1:13 Pheasant and turkeys showing up in Jackson Hole, where they’re not supposed to be… good, or bad?
  • 1:15 Humanities Montana… get your toolkit!