• #45: Random Thoughts

    Nate’s second week as a fly-fisherman and we can’t tell if he’s gotten more pretentious or not.  Plus, tons of new reviews, we talk about FWC, tons of follow-ups to ICAST, and, what’s your favorite restaurant sweet tea? The Links: RidgeMonkey: We don’t WANT this light . . . We NEEEEEED this light . . . And this one too . . . And we still need this bucket Beyond Coastal: It’s good to finally see some competition in the sunscreen market Drake fishing: Click this link only if you’re bored with browsing Huk and Salt Life’s sites Compass 360/Hardcore waders:  Check out everything in the Compass 360 line here,…

  • #44: iCast 2018

    Did Nate really just join a cult?  Plus, we recap much of the new and noteworthy stuff we discovered at ICAST 2018 last week, including: GoLock: mygolock.com A mobile electronic locking system designed for Outdoorsmen. Seigler Reels: seigler.fish Wes Seigler taught himself how to work with metal and fashioned an ICAST 2018 Best in Show Fly Reel! Tactacam: tactacam.com We think this is BETTER than a GoPro – lighter, a better on/off system, AND zoom capabilities, plus lowlight features and a new fish cam! RidgeMonkey: ridgemonkey.co.uk What DO we want from RidgeMonkey? How about: A Modular Bucket that Travis is going to turn into the ultimate blind bag? Or what…

  • #43: What’s New?

    The gang is ALL here – back from vacation, and it’s time to catch up! This week, Venn Diagrams, Broadway animals, Red Tide, Duck Season, Fishing Hats, Hot Dogs, and more . . . Plus, a game is the foot!!! 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 – @lovedalocafitness – Instagram Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

  • #38: All About Hats

    Show me an outdoorsman without a hat, and I’ll show you a ballerina . . . That’s where we’re at in this week’s episode.  Plus: Publix boycotts, Pressure washers, WWE Stock (again), Aldi, and more. Donate to the Tim and Alexis Sommer adoption fund here Or – Go to www.lifesongfororphans.org/give/donate . Select “Give to an Adoptive Family.” Complete the online form and fill in “Family Account Number, 7767” and “Family Name, Sommer” fields. All of these funds will go directly towards our adoption. 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…

  • #32: The Live Bait Draft

    Show Notes: Greenbacks.  Shrimp.  Mullet.  Crickets. Got bait?  We’ve got you covered in this week’s episode! Keep and Release: Nate: Captain’s for Clean Water Trav’s Keep item – It Pays to Fish Podcast 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

  • #30: Excuses

    Show Notes: Have you ever spent 12 hours on the water, only to arrive home empty-handed? (shakes head in agreement) “Neither have we” But, just in case that DOES happen to you one day, we’ve got you locked and loaded with our best excuses for a bad day afield . . . No fish, too many fish, bad weather, bananas, lucky hats, and more!!! Keep and Release: Nate’s Keep item – Grilled shrimp, with this butter on it . . . Trav’s Keep item – What would Teddy Roosevelt Do?  The new website from Back Country Hunter’s and Anglers that examines public land policy through the lens of one of…

  • #29: Overrated, Underrated, and Properly Rated

    Show Notes: Are Power-poles overrated?  What about Mud motors? Mojo Decoys? Shimano reels? Plus – Tacos? Keep and Release: Nate & Kaley’s Keep item – the Little Gasparilla Island Facebook Group Trav’s Keep item – Barkeeper’s Friend   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…

  • #28 Things Turkey Hunters Like

    Show Notes: Turkey Calls.  All the Turkey Calls.  Slate calls.  Box calls.  Mouth calls.  Wingbone Calls. All.  The.  Calls. Plus, TSS, Overcalling, Thermocells, Choke Tubes, and MORE Things Turkey Hunters Love!!!! Keep and Release: Nate’s Keep item – The Bug-A-Salt Trav’s Keep item – Will taking an interest in Photography   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…

  • Dogs I Have Known

    I’m not exactly sure how or when my infatuation with hunting dogs began. I came by this naturally, I suppose . . . My maternal grandfather was a quail hunting tour-de-force, almost always with a pointer or 3 leading the way. My dad raised beagles when we were very young, so gun dogs were abundant.  There were always 2 or 3 in the kennels, until a litter came along.  Toby and Max and Dutchess and Bear wandered through my adolescence with their tri-colored saddles and soulful howls. But somewhere, and I don’t remember the switch exactly, we ended up with a Brittany.  Abracadabra was her name on paper, which we…

  • #27: Listener Questions

    Show Notes: This week, we empty the mailbag and tackle YOUR questions about anything and everything, from “How to get your kids more involved in the outdoors” to “who wins a fight: a taco or a grilled cheese” . . . Keep and Release: Nate’s Keep item – SladeNW Youtube Channel Trav’s Keep items – BackCountry Hunters and Anglers   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 –…