In this episode the Fly-Fishing Insider Podcast, Greg speaks with Paula Shearer the owner of Paula Shearer on the fly guiding, based in Calgary, Canada.
Greg talks to Paula about how she started her journey into Fly fishing at such a young age growing up in BC Canada. Paula also talks about how she travels with a fly rod always while she was training to represent Canada in the Olympics for skeleton racing. Paula jokes how she is a competitive person and an athlete, even when she’s on the water its game on for Paula as a guide with her clients to make sure she’s putting them on fish.
Greg asks Paula about the early day challenges and obstacle’s her guiding business faced or is currently facing? To which Paula shares with the listeners the steps she has taken to over come many of them. Paula also talks about how her ambition to always grow in fly fishing has pushed her to new levels such as being a casting instructor, travel brand ambassador and Calgary’s top guide and what Greg would say is one of Canadas best female Fly Fishers.
When Greg asks Paula what’s it like to represent many great company’s as an ambassador such as G-Loomis, Simms, Yellow dog adventure travel, Costa eyewear and Hatch outdoors just to name a few. Paula states it’s a great to give theses great brands feedback in product development and help work with them to improve new gear for fly fishers alike. Paula also makes mention of her upcoming travel programs with Yellow dog and her hosted trips still available at the time of this podcast, we learn that she is going to some truly wonderful world class locations to fish.
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Top take a way from this Episode
- Learn as much as you can and never stop, as Paula has shown with reading water, entomology and fly casting.
2. Follow your passion, but expect major life changes and embrace them, Paula was training for Skelton prior to being a guide.
- Be happy! Paula jokes with us about the importance of this.
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