• Heroes . . .

    Before Instagram and Youtube, Duck Dynasty and Meateater and Charlie Moore, before Facebook and viral videos and podcasts, there were heroes. Not the kind in Marvel, or Justice League, or whatever the franchise du jour is . . . Real, honest to God heroes. These were men that packed a metal lunchbox and drove ’83 Oldsmobiles and worked their 40 at the office or the yard or the site, then came home and kissed their pretty wife and, exhausted, helped with homework, or played catch, or watched the game.  Sunday’s were for Sunday School and church, and maybe, if you were real lucky and the paycheck had been kind, a…

  • #87: Things Fishermen Like, a Redux

    Remember our first episode? A little less than 2 years ago we took to the airwaves and forever changed the face of podcasting (note: we didn’t say we changed it for the better) . . . with our first episode taking a tongue in cheek view of Things Fishermen Like. In light of our summer break, we decided to revisit our initial list, as well as add a few new items to the discussion. Don’t worry, though – we all still hate Kenny Chesney! 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…

  • #86: The Fishing Songs Draft

    Remember when we drafted boat songs?  Or on the way to boat ramp songs? This is like that, only worse . . . much, much worse! 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 Emily Thompson – @lovedaloca – Instagram Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

  • #85: What’s New, Travis?

    Probably the greatest anonymous mailbag advice ever, plus we talk Spraying, Florida Fishing Products, tarpon, Casselberry, and the Live Show! 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 Emily Thompson – @lovedaloca – Instagram Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

  • #84 – The Net Gala – again

    Fashion advice – that’s why you come here, right? We take a run at our favorite fishing outfits (outfits?), including hats, technical gear, shoes, accessories, and more. Plus, our favorite whistling songs, Ron Desantis losing ground on the environment, and Boston’s rank as a sexy accent? 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 Emily Thompson – @lovedaloca – Instagram Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android…

  • #83: Almost About Fishing

    This week, we take a run at some of our favorite non-tackle accessories on the boat – well, at least Travis does! Plus, we chat about the recent viral raccoon on a boat video, the merits of a lease vs. hunting with your buddies, new hubs for the trailer, and our upcoming vacation! 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 Emily Thompson – @lovedaloca – Instagram Podcast:…

  • On Teachers and Legacy . . .

    Mrs. McCarty had this contest. It was 4th grade, and it was me or Carey Corbett, and the idea was to see how many of Florida’s counties we could name.  We tied.  Then we had to name the county seats.  Carey won.  But I gave her a heck of a fight.  We read a Land Remembered and studied the Seminole Wars and Flagler and Plant. It was that year that I realized that I loved Florida, that I understood her, that she came easy to me. Mrs. Long accompanied us to the PEER center, a local wildlife rehab facility. The first pine snake I’d ever seen, a scavenger hunt through…

  • #82: Summer Reads

    Is Cast and Blast Florida your source for wedding planning?  We tackle the potential of this idea, plus a draft of our favorite fictional moms. Plus, we take on the new trout regulations, what books we want to read this summer, Seth Rogen, and we finally make a rod recommendation! Links: Hunting Trips of a Ranchman and Wilderness Hunter by Theodore Roosevelt Emily’s ridiculous “Sexy Fairy” pick, A Court of Thorns and Roses . . . The Longest Silence by Thomas McGuane The Tenth Legion by Tom Kelly All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr The Outlaw Gunner by Harry Walsh Beyond Fair Chase by Jim Posewitz Kerplunk…

  • #81.5 – Casselberry, FWC, and the Future of Duck Hunting

    Here’s what we know about the recent ban on waterfowl hunting inside the City of Casselberry, Florida . . . Our conversations with FWC, the non-profits, stakeholders, and where do we go from here? Forgive the rambling, quick edit – we wanted to get this information out to you guys as quickly as possible . . . 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 Emily Thompson…

  • #81: Where’d Everybody Go?

    Quick hits this week while Nate takes a week to go fishing, Emily takes a week off, and Travis does his level best (read: worst) to keep the show alive! 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 Emily Thompson – @lovedaloca – Instagram Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS