• #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 –…

  • Keep & Release

    Every podcast recording session starts out the same way: Emily, exasperated, looks at Nate and I and asks, “Do you guys have a ‘Keep’ and ‘Release’ for this week?” If you’ve never heard the show, a) consider yourself lucky and don’t click this link, and b) Keep and Release is the segment where we give a little shout-out to whatever the one thing is that we want to talk about this week in a positive light (Keep), and the one thing that irritated us or aggravated us in the previous week (Release).  A release could be leaky waders or faulty spinning reels or lousy internet service or duck ID posts…

  • Why are we Fishing?

    When I pulled up to the school, I was ready. The back of the truck had rods and reels rigged to go. I’d picked up earthworms from the local bait shop, and my buddy had given me a tip to a pretty solid bluegill bite. As his art teacher opened the door, Will hopped in the truck . . . We made normal small talk about how each other’s days were, lunch, pretty girls, the usual. We stopped for an Icee, and it wasn’t until we pulled up to the bank of the creek that he exclaimed . . . “Dad, are we going fishing? WHY?” Why? Why are we…

  • #24: Must Read Books for Outdoorsman

    Show Notes: This week we discuss must-read books for outdoor lovers. We split the authors up into Classic Authors, Florida Authors, and Newcomers. Authors we cover include: Classic Authors: Peter Hathaway Capstick (1940-1996) Gene Hill (1928-1997) Robert Ruark (1915-1965) Earnest Hemmingway (1899-1961) Jack London (maybe) (1876-1916) Tom Kelly (the 10th Legion) Charles F Waterman Nash Buckingham (1880-1971) Newcomers: Steve Rinella (1974- Present) Florida: Frank Sargent Patrick Smith (1927-2014) Mel Berman Totch Brown (1920 – 1996) We also discuss: If you were a baseball player, what would your walkup song be? Are you single and still blue from Valentine’s Day? These outdoor pickup lines are sure to win you someone’s affection.…