• Conversations #4: Justin Seelig

    Hand Carving Decoys. It’s one of the more nostalgic and romantic notions in waterfowling, and this week we’re talking to the man who WAS the decoy carver laureate of Florida.  Justin takes us through his introduction to hunting, his passion for carving, how he started out, and what’s next for him and his girlfriend, Melissa! 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…

  • #105: Stages of a Sportsman

    This week, we take a run at the University of Wisconsin’s study from the 70’s on the “Stages of a Hunter” – here’s a link to the article we referenced, and we’re looking forward to receiving some feedback on this discussion. Plus, our rankings of the top Fast Food restaurants, the issue with Georgia sports, southern Zodiac signs, and Fried Honey Buns . . . Again. Here’s a link to the Hunting Collective interview with Valerius Geist 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…

  • 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…

  • #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…

  • #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…