• Carpaccio

    Heres a dish thats simple and elegant. Widely adaptable to many proteins and accompaniments, its original preparation has, in a short time, earned it a place in culinary history for generations to come. The dish, based on a northern Italian “carne crudo” originated in Venice, Italy in 1950. After doctors recommended an Italian countess include raw meat in her diet, Giuseppe Cipriani of Harrys Bar created Carpaccio for her visit. Named after 16th century painter Vittore Carpaccio, known for his use of rich red tones, contrasted with white. This dish combines the necessary elements of fat, salt, and acid that compliment raw proteins. Following will be a traditional preparation, as…

  • #116: Resolutions 101

    Everyone knows that resolutions are a terrible idea – you make some bold proclamation like “I’m gonna lose 150 lbs this year” or “I’m going to summit Kilmanjaro” and you have forgotten it by January 15th! Not to worry, your fearless co-hosts at the Cast and Blast Florida Podcast are here to help you lower your resolution goals, which will in turn help you become so accustomed to making your resolutions stick, which will in turn help you skydive/zipline/shark cage dive/whatever. Plus, we talk sewage management, post-outdoor-excursion breakfasts, Jeopardy Tournament of Champions, snook fishing, decoys, and much, much more! Become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with…

  • #115: 2020, the Year in Review

    New Year, same train wreck of a podcast. This year, like so many years before it, we boldly let you know what’s going to happen in the outdoors world in 2020 BEFORE it’s even happened.  Try getting that from Meateater! Plus, we spend a good bit of time recapping Cindy Stites recent recaps of Deer Camp (read the posts here and here and hear us talk about it at 31:10), Ian Nance’s new Outdoor Power Rankings (read it here; we talk about it at 36:25), Backcountry Hunters and Anglers events in both Florida AND Georgia, and whether or not it will ever.  Stop.  #^$&*!%. Raining. Become a friend of the…

  • #114: Loose Ends

    That’s a wrap on 2019 – we gave you 65 hours of content, culminating in this mess of a podcast! Thank you all so much for all your support and being part of the Cast and Blast Family!  We’ll see you in 2020!!! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! 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

  • #11: Allen Martin with FWC – Black Crappie

    ‘Tis the season . . . For specks.  Black Crappie.  One of the most popular fish in the Sunshine State, we’re talking this week with one of the experts on these tasty and fun spotted slabs! Allen Martin is Biologist with Florida Wildlife Commission and helped create the Black Crappie Management Plan – he took some time to work with us unpacking Specks and everything you’d ever want to know about Crappie! 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 –…

  • #113: the Mailbag

    This week, we’re sliding into the end of the year by unpacking our listener mailbag – What happened to us talking about spraying, calling ducks in Florida, is she the one, and, of course, is DieHard a Christmas movie? Plus, Mottled Ducks, Office Ladies, and Nate buys actual gloves. Also, Emily is in rare form. E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! 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:…

  • An Open Letter to the FWC Commissioners

    Commissioners, I wanted to reach out to your prior to this week’s Commission meetings in Panama City Beach. I wish I could be there. I tried. I pushed hard. I’ve been to the past 4-5 meetings, but, as a full-time waterfowl guide, this one was tough to pull off. See, I have a client flying in to hunt the day of the meetings from out of state. This gentleman has harvested 42 species of waterfowl, and only needs the Florida mottled duck to complete his slam. We’ve planned the hunt since June. If everything goes according to plan, there will be a celebration in a Central Florida Swamp Tuesday morning,…

  • #112: The Gift Guide

    Stuffles.  Fried Honey Buns AND Krispy Kremes. Duck Season Recap.  Plus all the gifts you could ever want for Christmas, including: First Lite Fingerless Merino Wool Gloves Gator Breathable Waders Sitka Gear T-shirts Blackstone 17″ Griddle Alps Vanish Hunting Chair The North American Model of Conservation Book Smile Outside Conservation Series Books Peter Hathaway Capstick Books Sig Sauer P320x Compact LetterJoy IT Cosmetics Sunscreen Bombas Socks Darn Tough Socks Accusharp Sharpener Olukai Flip Flops E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! 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…

  • #110: Conservation Funding and Stuffles

    This week, an NPR article and video around Conservation funding made the rounds on social media again, and, in classic Cast and Blast style, we decided to give our thoughts . . . Plus, we recap the youth hunt, our new Facebook group, the Mandalorian, socks, and more . . . E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! 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…

  • Conversations #8: Jared Frasier

    This week, we’re talking 2% for Conservation with Executive Director, Jared Frasier. Jared takes us through his upbringing in rural Wisconsin, to the seat of Conservation, Bozeman, Montana . . . Along the way we talk plumbing, why folks don’t show up to conservation events, Randy Newberg, and everything you’d ever want to know about one of the coolest organizations in conservation. Sign up for 2% as a FREE Member here 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…