‘Tools of the Trade’: Where Fly Fishing Meets Songwriting

Chuck Ragan has millions of listens on Spotify and harbors a plethora of knowledge to share on Northern California’s fishing waters. He makes it work both ways.

A new film series from Loon Outdoors brings light to the lives of the brand’s ambassadors. And Chuck Ragan combines a hardworking mentality on two fronts. He’s a well-known and beloved musician, and he owns and guides for a fishing outfit in Northern California.

This film showcases the angler-centric side of his life. But it also encompasses his sense of poetry for landscape and life. At just 7 minutes, you get a snapshot of a hardworking guide intent on providing a great experience for whoever is in his boat.

And Loon Outdoors plans on releasing a series of these to follow, with Ragan’s angling story being “Chapter 1” of a series to come.

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Nicole Qualtieri

Based in Montana, Nicole Qualtieri is GearJunkie's Hunt + Fish Editor. She also serves as a Board Director for Orion the Hunters Insititute, a non-profit promoting fair chase and hunting ethics nationwide. A DIY hunter, she comes from a non-traditional hunting background and began hunting and fishing in her 30s. She's been a voice for hunting, fishing, and conservation since 2014, when she got started working on the television show MeatEater. She's an avid horsewoman, bird dog aficionado, snowboarder, hiker/backpacker, food nerd, and all-around outdoorswoman. Find her online at @nkqualtieri.


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