COLLEGE PASTOR AT CITY CHURCH TALLAHASSEE. PODCAST HOST AT CAPTAINS COLLECTIVE. HUSBAND, FOSTER-DAD, AND OCCASIONALLY THE LAWN GUY AT HOME. FOLLOW ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA @HUNTER_LEAVINE

#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

#043 Billy Rotne: Bull Reds, Biology, and the Importance of Being Aware

In this episode, we sit down with Billy Rotne and discuss his home fishery of the historic Mosquito Lagoon, and how his background in biology has helped him as a guide. During this podcast, Billy shares with us the his love for targeting trophy class fish, tips on learning new fisheries, and how a purchase at a flea market as a kid led to a life long love of fishing.

#040 Rick Ruoff: Dealing with Change, Traveling the World, and Polling Till You Run Into Something

In this episode, we sit down with Captain Rick Ruoff and discuss his career of 50+ years of guiding. Rick began guiding in 1969 as a college student studying biology, and has spent a lifetime on the water. Rick guides in the Keys and Montana, and has helped scout different fisheries around the world. In this podcast Rick shares with us tips on scouting, dealing with change, and how to keep your ego in check.

#039 Drew Chicone: Slowing Down, Tying Flies and Passing Knowledge Along

In this episode, we sit down with Drew Chicone of Salty Fly Tying and discuss how he started his business and career in the outdoor industry. We also discuss family, food, and the importance of slowing down and passing knowledge of what you love along. Drew is a father, author, photographer, fly-tier, instructor, and a well-respected voice in the fishing community.

#038 Debbie Hanson: Being Prepared, Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together, and Guiding for Peacock Bass

In this podcast we sit down with award winning writer and fishing guide Debbie Hanson of She Fishes Too. We talk about guiding in Florida’s fresh water fisheries, the importance of always being prepared, and how her grandfather taught her to pay attention during her early days of fishing the waters of Michigan’s Stanley Lake. We also discuss helping more females engage in fishing, and her experience helping at-risk-teens encounter the water for the first time.