#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

#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

#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.

#024 Vaughn Cochran: Life, Art, and a Love for the Water

In this episode, we sit down with Vaughn Cochran, the creator of the iconic Blackfly brand. After finishing an art degree at USF, Vaughn made his way to the Keys to begin a life of art, music, and fishing. From performing in Jimmy Buffet’s Band, to selling t-shirts out of a small market stand, Vaughn shares his stories and lessons he has learned along the way.

#017 Greg Dini: Coaching Clients, Chasing Redfish, and Treating Every Cast Like It’s Your Last

In this episode, we sit down with Greg Dini of Flywater Expeditions and discuss how he got into guiding, challenges of spending time on the road, Louisiana Redfish, and how college baseball taught him to better coach clients.

#016 Jordan Todd: Hurricanes, Side Hustles, and Learning to Love the Water

In this podcast, we sit down with Jordan Todd of Salt Water Obsessions and talk about Port Saint Joe, Hurricane Michael, how side hustles helped build his business, and his family’s love for the water. Jordan’s mother helped instill in him at a young age a love for the water. After receiving a degree in Marine Biology, Jordan began to build a business in his home waters of Northwest Florida. To follow him online check out SaltwaterObsessions.com or follow @Saltwater_Obsessions on Instagram.

#015 Larry Hastings: Sixty Years of Stories, Bonefish, and Shooting Stuff from Helicopters

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.

#014 Jonathan “Stump” Hamilton: Looking for Patterns, Building a Reputation, and Giving 110%

In this episode, we sit down with Jonathan “Stump” Hamilton and discuss his views on how to identify patterns in the fishery, how he has worked to build his business, … Continue reading #014 Jonathan “Stump” Hamilton: Looking for Patterns, Building a Reputation, and Giving 110%