In this episode, we sit down with Ft Myers resident, Mike Burkee, and discuss his experience living through some of the worst of Hurricane Ian. To get involved in relief efforts, head to captainsforcleanwater.org. To give directly to Mike head here. To learn more about this podcast, head to captainscollective.com
In this episode, we sit down with Dave Bradley of Australian Flyfishing Outfitters and discuss his how he encountered fly fishing in Australia, which eventually led him to frequent trips to Florida where he got the chance to learn from some legendary anglers. We also discuss chasing permit and giant trevally, remote mothership trips, and hear about his love for motorbikes and tattoos.
In this episode, we interview Scott MacCalla and discuss the influences that shaped him as a guide, a lifetime of fishing the Mosquito Lagoon, tips on scouting, the significance of the “little things,” and his pan-seared Pompano recipe
In this episode, we sit down with JT Van Zandt of Rockport Texas and discuss his journey into guiding, how he approaches conservation, his hopes for future progress, and a slough of topics including beard care, Texas food, and hunting.
In this episode, we sit down with Brett Martina of Apalachi Inshore and discuss his small town upbringing, the importance of authenticity, and how to protect a great fishery. We also fail at an attempt to get his infamous soft-shell crab recipe. Brett is a great flats fishing guide and is filled with fun stories and helpful insights.
In this episode, we sit down with Al Keller of NOLA Guides and discuss the perks and challenges of guiding on the road, how minimalism has impacted the way he lives and guides, tips on building up a client list to not only fill up a calendar but specialize in something that you are passionate about. Al has been guiding for roughly 25 years and currently splits his time between the 10,000 islands area and Louisiana.
In this episode, we sit down with Captain Cleve Evans of Forgotten Coast on the Fly and talk about his experience with Hurricane Michael which completely destroyed his home and city. During this podcast, we talk about resilience, recovery efforts, the need for rebuilding, and of course…fishing. We also got a chance to discuss how Guide Beer played a critical role in helping Cleve get back on his feet after the storm.
When absolute devastation hits, everyone has a part to play in helping pick up the pieces. Here is an ongoing list of ways that YOU can help. We will continue to update this list as we continue to hear of ways to help. Please email Hunter@CaptainsCollective.com to share relief efforts.
In this episode, we sit down with Gray Drummond of Florida Outdoor Experience (FOE) and discuss a wide variety of topics ranging from business success to scent control. We also get into the close relationship between hunting and fishing, as well as some of the key factors in becoming a great outdoorsmen.
In this episode, we sit down with Larry Hastings who spent over sixty years of his life working on the water. During this interview, we got a chance to hear about how he went from being a deckhand in Ocean City Maryland to running the prestigious fishing yacht the Buckpasser. From the early days of bonefishing to shooting turkeys from helicopters, this episode is filled with interesting stories that took a lifetime to gather.
In this episode, we sit down with the legendary Nat Ragland. Nat was a guide in the keys for over thirty years and has a lifetime of interesting stories. During … Continue reading #008 Nat Ragland: The Early Keys, Innovation, and Stories from a Pioneer Angler
In this episode, we sit down with Tom Rowland of the Tom Rowland Podcast and the television show Saltwater Experience. Outside of filming fourteen seasons of Saltwater Experience, Tom also guided for over fifteen years in fresh and saltwater.
In this podcast, we sit down with Scott Burgess of Skinny Situation Charters. Scott guides all along Florida’s Forgotten Coast and in this episode, we get to hear how he … Continue reading #004 Scott Burgess: Sight Fishing and Starting From Scratch
In this episode, we sit down with Bou Bosso of Islamorada Florida. Bou is a world-class flats guide, a passionate angler, and was as a founding member of Silver Kings TV. We … Continue reading #003 Bou Bosso: Guard Your Passion, Tips On Guiding, and Chasing Fish In Your Underwear.