#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

#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.