• #133: Water

    The Savings Clause.  WRDA.  Lake Levels.  LOSOM. LORS. Everglades Restoration. What does all of it mean? This week, we give our takes on the things you hear so much about on a recurring basis from so many of the non-profits – we’re not experts, but we try to take an inquisitive and thoughtful approach to what’s going on with Florida’s most precious resource . . . Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out Two Fish Creative for your software solutions Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt…

  • Conversations 2.8: Nicole Qualtieri

    If you’ve listened to our podcast for any length of time, Tuesdays or Thursdays, you’ve heard us mention Nicole Qualtieri – she was the guest Editor of Volume 4 of Modern Huntsman, she created an all-women’s Deer Camp, she’s the hunting and fishing editor at Gear Junkie, a former employee of both Meateater AND BHA – and we have just the sort of meandering conversation you think we’d have – conservation funding, women in hunting, truth in reviews, the Office – you name it, we cover it in this, uhhh, unorthodox chat! Follow Nicole on Instagram – Twitter Find Nicole’s Writings at Gear Junkie Go to Patreon and become a…

  • #132: Moms, Pellet Grills, and the Savings Clause

    We wanted to do a podcast about moms in the outdoors, but that turned out to be harder to accomplish than we thought.  So we do our best, ask for some help, and keep moving! This week, songs about moms, some thoughts on our moms, famous outdoors moms, a strange segue into the world of pellet grills, vacuum cleaners, apple watches, a rescheduled wedding, and Travis rants about a failure of leadership in the conservation world . . . Plus, new reviews, feedback on the dog draft, and #whileIcastandblast . . . Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to…

  • #130: the Show About Nothing

    You know how you can lay out the best plans – a podcast, complete with guests from another state, all about the indomitable boat snack queen, Little Debbie? Imagine that, only imagine that 2020 strikes again, this time at our audio, rendering us unable to bring forth penetrating diagnoses regarding Banana Twins, Boston Creme Rolls, and Cosmic Brownies.  In lieu, our intrepid regulars return, this time to talk about, well, nothing in particular, which includes turkey calls, cast iron cooking, working out, and freezer alarms. Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out Two Fish…

  • #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…

  • 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…

  • #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:…

  • #63: What I Want for Christmas 2018

    This week we talk about what I want, what I need, what I’ll wear, and what I’ll read . . . So, if you were wondering what to get the outdoorsman or woman in your life this Christmas, here’s what we want! Plus, 100 reviews, Nate’s cold, and we almost draft Christmas songs, until we don’t! 4 Things I want for Christmas Nate- Hunting/Hiking Boots (crispy boots summit GTX) $289 Travis – (Cast and Blast Florida T-shirt/Hat) Emily – IT Cosmetics – CC Cream with SPF 50 Travis – new concealed carry firearm Nate – cast iron skillet (medium 10-12 inches) Travis- everyday carry knife (mini crooked river knife) Nate…

  • #59: Are There Too Many Duck Hunters?

    This week, we tackle something near and dear to our hearts . . . the debate about recruiting new waterfowlers to our sport and, potentially, our spots. But, before we get to that, we draft country music artists, discuss BHA’s latest promotion, pay your age hunts, our missing fishin’, and more! Here’s the link to the Delta Waterfowl Article we referenced during the show! Keep: Emily – The 90’s Country Spotify Playlist – warning: DOES contain Kenny Chesney, and the Myofascial Ball Release video that changed her life Travis – This study on how most Americans aren’t actually that “Woke” Nate – Red Dead Redemption 2!!!! Follow Cast and Blast…

  • #54: Long Division

    We’re back – and better than ever! This week, we discuss the things that divide outdoorsmen, and we talk about ways to bring ourselves together. Duck hunters vs. duck hunters, fishermen vs. fishermen, hunters vs. fishermen – one day, we’ll wake up and realize we should’ve paid more attention to the things that unite us! A new season of Meateater – Darkwater calls save early wood duck season – Emily’s stoked about Season 3 of Serial . . . plus – ice cream! 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…