• 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 #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…

  • #96: the Anonymous Mailbag

    Click here to get to the GoFundMe for Chris Shultz This week, we take a run at solving YOUR problems! That’s right, you’ve written in and asked us about fishing boat advice, duck ID, duck boat advice, and, of course, relationship advice – we’ve got you covered with our (non) expert advice (opinions)! Hear our comments on this piece from the Outdoor Writers Association of America at 30:32 Get your live show tickets here! 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…

  • #94: Saved Items

    This week we’re cleaning out our “saved items” folder, chatting about Florida’s population growth, alligators chasing scallopers, and the Ice Planet Hoth. Plus, Nate rants about the folks COMPLAINING about the new deer regulations, Travis talks about Ron Bergeron in the Everglades, and Emily finds the child she never had. We also discuss Mr. Rogers, Georgia Outdoor Network, and . . . Episode 100, the Live Show!!!!! Get your live show tickets here! 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?…

  • #91: Eat Your Vegetables

    This week, we play it (mostly) straight, with discussions around (again) spraying, Meateater’s take on Red Tide, upcoming meetings with FWC, and more. Plus, our draft of Patriotic stuff, Betsy Ross, ICAST, and Kershaw knives! Get your live show tickets here! 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 Emily Thompson – @lovedaloca – Instagram Podcast: Play in new…

  • #88: Back to Business

    Seems like it’s been three weeks since we did something like this . . . How rusty can you get? Pretty rusty. Nate’s back to Fly-fishing, Travis recaps his DC trip, Emily picks fights with listeners and mathematics . . . plus, we go deep on the Live Target Mullet, Calico Jack Rods, Pizza Flavored Ranch Dipping sauce AND hat sales, major announcements about the live show, and more! Get your live show tickets here! 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…

  • #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…

  • #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:…