• Conversations #3: Josh Raggio

    One of the most renowned call makers of our time, Josh Raggio sits down with Travis to discuss bullfighting, college baseball, honey buns, conservation, his family . . . oh, and duck calls. We’re still working out kinks on our remote recording setup, so it’s a little “muffled” but the content is too good to pass up. Here’s the link to Josh’s website. Here’s the link to the new trailer we spoke about in the episode . . . Want more Josh?  Here’s a link to his most recent episode with Rocky Leflore on the End of the Line Podcast – (there are more on Rocky’s page, look for those…

  • #104: The Small Game Draft

    No Nate, No Emily – this week, Travis is in Mississippi and is joined by Chad Rischar and Josh Watts from Southeast Backcountry Hunters and Anglers as we discuss our recent event at Raggio’s Custom Calls, the challenges faced by living in Mississippi, and our favorite small game pursuits. For more on Raggio’s Custom Calls, click here For more information on Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, click here Become an official “Friend of the Show” by supporting us on Patreon! Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt . . . Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt or fishing charter? E-mail Travis to book today…

  • Conversations #2: Eric Weather

    Remember, as a kid, how you wanted to take your net and catch one of every little fish and crab and creature on the grass flats behind your hotel when you were on your Florida vacation? That’s Eric Weather’s job. Eric is a biologist with FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI), and this week he spends an hour with us discussing how he got to Florida, his love of the water and everything in it, and how FWRI informs so many of the fisheries decisions we see as anglers! Indices of Relative Abundance The McCall’s Basin Theory of sampling for fish The Otolith (ear stone) for aging fish If…

  • #103: You Might Be a Florida Outdoorsman, if . . .

    This week, we’re channeling our best Jeff Foxworthy impersonation as we discuss the things that make the fine folks in Florida different from the other 49 states! Plus, FWC meetings, Nate rides a scooter, and Emily likes limes! Become an official “Friend of the Show” by supporting us on Patreon! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt . . . Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt or fishing charter? E-mail Travis to book today . . . Connect with the gang on social media: Travis Thompson – @travisthompson – Instagram – Twitter – Facebook Nathan Henderson – @nhenderson77 – Instagram – Twitter – Facebook…

  • Conversations #1: Eric Orlando

    Our first foray into deep dives around Florida Outdoors, we did a call with Eric Orlando of 6 Drakes Photography. I call Eric “the most interesting man in Florida” – because he really is – dog training, photography, duck hunting, smoke phase turkeys, wingbone calls, catching snakes – we cover the gamut of topics in an hour! Find Eric on Social Media  – Instagram – Facebook Click here to get to the GoFundMe for Chris Shultz Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt . . . Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt or fishing charter? E-mail Travis to book today . . .…

  • #102 – Dos and Don’ts of Duck Season

    This week, we offer our insights to the do’s and don’ts of Florida waterfowling . . . Plus, we rank our favorite seasons (of the year, not the Office), Nate offers a weather report, a recap of early teal and wood duck, and Travis gives his thoughts on the new FWC Aquatic Plant Management Technical Advisory Group. Become an official “Friend of the Show” by supporting us on Patreon! Keeps: Emily – Bob and Brad’s Physical Therapy Youtube Channel Nate – Hunt41 Youtube Channel E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt . . . Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website…

  • #101: Did We Just Become Best Friends?

    What makes you instantly connect with another hunter or fisher?  Is it when they crank up the radio and “Careless Whisper” comes pouring out?  Is it when they choose Mose as their favorite character on the office?  Or maybe it’s their choice of boat snack, beverage, or nicotine delivery method. This week, we’re discussing the things that make or break best friends in the outdoors world! Plus, rapping country, dove hunts, preservation vs. conservation, recipes, and really bad segue’s . . . Keeps: Emily: Hixtape on Spotify Travis: Natural Rivals by John Clayton E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt…

  • #100: The Live Show

    Click here to get to the GoFundMe for Chris Shultz On August 24th, well over a hundred of our closest friends converged on Grove Roots Brewing Co. in Winter Haven, Florida for a night of fellowship, food, Conservation conversations, and . . . Emily talking about rappers. Seriously, this is the recording of one of the best nights many of us have ever had, and we hope y’all enjoy “reliving” it with us! Stay Woke! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote!   Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt . . . Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt…

  • #99: the Insignificant Wish Theory

    Click here to get to the GoFundMe for Chris Shultz What if you found a genie in a bottle that granted you any wish, with the one caveat that those wishes had to be . . . insignificant? No “million dollars” or “a hundred wishes” – but we chat sunglasses, bird dogs, gulp shrimp, duck hunting, and more. Plus, toll roads, Guana development, Shakespeare lines, our favorite Office characters, Engel Coolers, Meateater’s “Das Boat,” and so much more! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt . . . Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class…

  • #98: Catfished

    Click here to get to the GoFundMe for Chris Shultz Catfished. The idea that someone tricks you into thinking something is something else – whether it’s someone online looking to usurp your family fortune or an outdoors brand looking to separate you from your hard earned cash, catfishing is a part of our new normal. Plus, a brief recap of the Live Show! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out our new “Conservation Isn’t Convenient” T-shirt . . . Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt or fishing charter? E-mail Travis to book today . . . Connect with the gang…