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#062 Ty Hibbs: Louisiana Jacks, Cajun Crawfish, and Learning from Others

In this episode, we sit down with Captain Ty Hibbs and discuss his home waters of Louisiana, how he wade fishes for summer time jacks, cajun crawfish, and how he has tried to learn from others. We also discuss some tips on kayak fishing and how to avoid common mistakes that anglers and guides make.

#061 Royce Dahnke: Shallow Flats, Blue Water, and Hunting Crossovers

#061 Royce Dahnke: Shallow Flats, Blue Water, and Hunting Crossovers. In this podcast, we sit down with Royce Dahnke of Cast’n Blast Charters which runs both inshore and offshore charters in Destin Florida. In this episode, Royce shares with me stories of his childhood, growing up and learning from his father who guided for nearly 50 years, and how Royce found his own love for fishing while sneaking into the school library to read books about fishing and the water. We also discussed his latest venture in offshore fishing. the similarities he has picked up on between deep sea and flats fishing, and the carryover he has experienced from also being an avid hunter.

#060 Jamie Howard: Fishing, Filming, and Working through the Chaos

In today’s episode, I sit down with filmmaker Jamie Howard and discuss his career in outdoor media, the stories of some of his most iconic movies like Chasing Silver and In Search of a Rising Tide. We also discuss how he went from being a kid in Virginia running around recording audio of birds to working with some of the best anglers on the water around the world. Jamie also shares how he has been influenced by his projects as an angler, his care for conservation, the tricky balance of showing fisheries without exploiting them, and how he has learned to work amongst the chaos that comes with production. Learn more about him at HowardFilms.com

#059 Chris Herrera: Smoking Meat: Battling Cancer, and the Importance of Positivity

In this podcast, we sit down with Captain Chris Herrera of Palm Coast Charters and Captains BBQ. In this episode, we discuss Chris’ history as a guide, his love for good bbq, tactics for finding redfish in muddy and deep waters, and how his battle with cancer has changed the way he sees life on and off the water.

#057 Simon Perkins: Learning from the Best, Lowering Walls, and Caring About More than Margins

In this podcast, we sit down with Simon Perkins of Orvis. In this episode, we discuss how he discovered his own love for the outdoors, product development, Orvis’ recent skiff … Continue reading #057 Simon Perkins: Learning from the Best, Lowering Walls, and Caring About More than Margins

#055 Vince Stegura: Fishing the Waters of Oman and Fighting for Authenticity

In this episode, we sit down with Vince Stegura of Skinny Water Culture and discuss his upbringing in South Florida, his teenage days of chasing snook in Tampa Bay, the impact of fishing the Waters of Oman, and what he has learned through Building Skinny Water Culture. We also discuss the importance of surrounding yourself with great guides and people, and what makes a great angler.

#054 Adam Hudson: The Road to Recovery, Shallow Water Redfish, and Lessons from Around the World

In this podcast, I sit down with Captain Adam Hudson and discuss tips for chasing winter redfish, his battle with sobriety, and the significance he has found in community. Adam also shares with us tips about maximizing mentors, the impact of reading great literature, and his early days as a ski bum in Colorado & Montana.

#053 Marty Gallipeau: Long Trips, a Love for Food, and Pushing through the Ups and Downs

In this podcast, we sit down with Marty Gallipeau of Badfish Supply. In this episode, we discuss what long road trips have taught Marty about life and the outdoors. Marty also shares with us a smoked blue fish recipe for the Traeger, and tells his story of pushing through challenges in order to pursue his dream of working in the outdoor industry. Also make sure to check out Marty and I’s Holiday Gift Guide at CaptainsCollective.com

Captains Collective Holiday Gift Guide

THE unofficial, semi-certified, number one and only source for your outdoor gifts. Marty Gallipeau of Badfish Supply and I teamed up to have some fun and put this list together. This is not marketing. These are all products that we actually love and use. To learn more about these great products, make sure to listen to our podcast. Feel free to email us some of your favorite Holiday gifts by reaching out to Hunter@CaptainsCollective.com.

#052 Round Table: Lisa Rinaman, Rami Ashouri, and Benny Blanco

In this special live recording, we sit down with Lisa Rinaman of the St. John’s Riverkeeper, Captain Rami Ashouri, and Captain Benny Blanco. This podcast was a collaboration with the television show Guiding Flow. To see Hunter and Benny spend the day on the boat in Jacksonville, and clips of this recording, check out their episode on WAYPOINT TV.

#049 Andy Bowen: Georgia on the Mind

In this episode, we sit down with Andy Bowen of Cohutta Fishing Company, and discuss his upbringing in Georgia, chasing bass as the son of a farmer who eventually found his way to owning a guide service in the mountains of north Georgia. In this podcast, we discuss leading fishing trips to international destinations, chasing Roosterfish, the importance of listening, and why anglers shouldn’t overlook fishing in his home state.

#048 John Irwin: Pursuing Cobia, Growing from Pressure, and Sewing Up Fish

In this episode, we sit down with Captain John Irwin of Charleston South Carolina and discuss a wide range of topics spanning from world travel to family balance. John also shares some interesting information about Cobia, and how a project with the DNR taught him how to sew.

#047 Chris Peterson: Beating Cancer, Building Boats, and Never Growing Up

In this episode, we sit down with Chris Peterson, owner of Hells Bay Boat Works, and discuss the early days of his childhood in Florida, his fight with cancer, the importance of listening to guides when building skiffs, and how he went from being a kid exploring with a flat-back canoe to owning the world renowned Hells Bay Boat Works today.

#045 Paul Puckett: Art, Travel, Sketchy Stuff & Smoked Okra

#045 Paul Puckett: Art, Travel, Sketchy Stuff & Smoked Okra . In this podcast, we sit down with Paul Puckett of Flood Tide Company and discuss his childhood chasing bass in Texas, how he learned that guiding wasn’t for him, his career as an artist, travel, fishing, and the importance of enjoying the moment. Paul also shares with us why he loves sketching in his infamous notebook, and a smoked okra recipe for the Traeger (Smoke’ra). To learn more about this podcast, head to CaptainsCollective.com