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HOW 2 TUESDAY #5 - How To Make A Difference In The Fight For The Everglades

Red Tide and algae blooms are having devastating effects on the marine ecosystem of SW Florida. Capt Daniel Andrews of Captains for Clean Water joins us for an update and instructions for how you can help. This is the most important episode we have ever published. Please take action, share this episode and encourage others to take action as well.


Tom Rowland Podcast #0027 - CA Richardson - Flats Class, Teaching, Family And Passion

CA Richardson is a professional angler who has been the host of a television show, Flats Class, for over 10 years. As a masterful teacher, CA has expanded his influence on South Florida anglers by collaborating with Salt Strong to offer online courses in various subjects. Tom Rowland and CA first became acquainted through the early days of the professional redfish tournaments. They fished against on another in the ESPN Redfish Cup and the IFA Redfish Tours. Join in this conversation as...


HOW 2 TUESDAY #4 - How To Communicate With Your Guide To Get Exactly The Trip You Want

As a guide in both fresh and saltwater, Tom Rowland discusses the questions you should ask your guide to make sure you get exactly the trip you are looking for. 1. Be Direct - Talk to the guide about what you would really like. Do you want to catch a lot of fish and don't really care which species? Is there one fish you particularly want? Are you looking for a particular size fish? Do you have a kid that wants the rod bent all day? 2. Be honest - Give your guide an accurate assessment of...


Tom Rowland Podcast #0026 - Robert Trosset - 238 World Records, Leaving A Legacy and World Travel

Capt. Robert “RT” Trosset is a light tackle fishing guide based out of Key West, Florida. Born and raised in East Central Florida and moving to Key West in 1974, Trosset quickly found a following among hardcore light tackle anglers in the Miami Beach Rod and Reel Club, as well as serious world-record chasers. To date, he’s led anglers to 238 IGFA records on light-tackle and fly. RT was the first guide to lead anglers to over 100 records and has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from...


HOW 2 TUESDAY #3 - Deck Of Cards: How To Stay In Shape On The Road

Deck of Cards: Travel can wreck the best intentions for fitness goals. Whether it is a vacation, a business trip, a fishing tournament or an adventure to a primitive location, having an irregular schedule and no access to a gym can cause some to really go off the rails. I was certainly having these same problems as I was traveling for Redfish Tournaments many years ago and it really caused me a lot of frustration as the progress I had made would slip away every time I traveled. I...


#0025 - April Vokey - Living Her Life By a Strict Moral Code For No Regrets

April Vokey makes her entire living through Flyfishing. She is an intriguing character within the Flyfishing community who splits her time between British Columbia and Australia. A wreck caused her to re-evaluate her life and dive head first into making her living in the business of Flyfishing. Additionally, becoming a parent has also caused her to live her life slightly differently than before. April lives her life by a strict moral code and does not compromise her beliefs...ever. She...


#0024 - Joe Simonds - Creating Salt Strong For Fishing Happiness

Joe and Luke Simonds have decided to sell their company in the financial services industry to focus solely on Salt Strong, they won’t accept anything but success with their vision, and they are incredibly excited to give the gift of being out on the water, of creating unforgettable memories, of uniting and bonding families, and of catching fish (and more of them) to as many people across the world as they can reach. Tom sits down with Joe to discuss his legacy with Saltstrong.


#0022 - Jason Stemple - Steps To Become A Better Photographer Right Now

Jason Stemple is a professional photographer who works with Tom Rowland on Saltwater Experience, Into The Blue and Sweetwater shoots. Jason also does work for Buff, Yeti, Hawks Cay and many other companies in the fishing industry. His work is so well received because he is able to really capture the feeling of the moment as well as portraying the situation accurately. Tom Rowland asked Jason to help us all become better photographers by answering some questions and giving us all some tips...


#0021 – Jamie Howard - Chasing Silver, Location X, Running the Coast - The Making Of Iconic Fishing Films

Howard Films is responsible for creating some of the most iconic fishing films in existence. Beginning with In Search of A Rising Tide with Andy Smith in the Bahamas Howard films caught the eye of fishing fans and led him to create Chasing Silver, Location X, Andy's Return, Bass The Movie and most recently, Running the Coast. Tom Rowland worked with Howard films in 2005 to produce Chasing Silver and enjoyed the process so much that they worked together again on Howard Films next project,...


#0020 Davis Bennett - Filmmaking For A New Generation

Davis Bennett is a young filmmaker who has burst onto the scene. Having only fished and shot video for only a couple of years, Davis’ work would never show his relative inexperience. Through Tom’s son Hayden, he began following Davis on Instagram and has been interested in his work ever since. Tom Rowland caught Davis between projects he is working on with BlacktipH and discussed his story, how he has been able to achieve the success he has and what he can attribute that success...


#0019 - Brad Mcleod - Former Navy Seal Brad McLeod-Improve 1% Daily, Gratitude and Bringing Warrior Culture To Your Life For Success

Brad McLeod is a former Navy SEAL who now runs SealgrinderPT. Through his online platform, Brad is able to help athletes of all levels to achieve their goals whether that is completing BUDs and becoming an active duty Navy SEAL or completing their first 5k. Brad has a unique perspective to share as his path to becoming a Navy SEAL included attending BUDs, completing Hell Week but failing a Math test and being rolled back out into the fleet. Finding himself disgusted with chipping paint...


#0018 - EVERGLADES UPDATE - Captains For Clean Water Gives Action Items To Make A Huge Difference In The Future Of The Everglades

In this bonus episode we check back in with Capt. Daniel Andrews of Captains For Clean Water to learn about the recent freshwater discharges around Sanibel and to hear about how the trip to Washington, DC went. Daniel Andrews is the Co- Founder of Captains For Clean Water and has dedicated his past few years to addressing the problems in the Everglades. The organization has grown quickly and have made a major impact towards protecting the Everglades. Specifically, they are concerned...


#0017 - BlacktipH - Joshua Jorgensen - YouTube Fishing Sensation Without Ever Owning A Boat

Joshua Jorgensen goes by the handle BlacktipH on social media and YouTube. His videos began with shark fishing from the beach and have grown to include all types of fishing both fresh and saltwater. BlacktipH has over 900,000 Subscribers. Two of his videos have over 40 million views and many more have reached 8-10 million. Josh is a legit YouTube sensation and continues to raise the bar with his quality production. Tom Rowland managed to find a time when Josh was not shooting, editing...


#00016 - Robert Arrington - Deer Meat For Dinner

Robert Arrington is a Youtube personality that goes by DeerMeatForDinner. He currently has over 850,000 subscribers and puts out weekly videos of him catching/killing, cleaning and then cooking. Today, Robert has a giant following on digital platforms, but at one point he was telling his story on conventional television. When the economy shifted and things got tough on television, Robert and his wife decided to go a different direction but were not exactly sure what that was. They were...


#0015 - Live Q&A Podcast - Tom Answers Questions About Fishing, Fitness, Rigging And More

Tom Rowland takes time to do a LIVE question and answer podcast for the first time. Using Facebook Live, Instagram Live, emailed questions and tweets, Tom answers questions for 2 hours on virtually every subject. From Goliath Grouper regulations, to how to become a fishing guide, Capt. License questions to how to stay in shape on the road, the questions keep flooding in and Tom does his best to answer every one. Thank you to all the fans and friends who participated in this live event.


#0014 - Ryan Nitz - Turning His Passion Into His Profession - Hunting, Fishing, Outdoor Film Making

Ryan Nitz is a 27 year old with a passion for the outdoors that is contagious and immediately obvious to anyone who is fortunate enough to be around him even for a few minutes. For the past few years he has been funding his outdoor addiction with a well paying job in Florida pest control. However, with his growing Instagram profile, he has had many opportunities to turn his passion into his profession. Recently Ryan quit his job, bought a boat, took a job as a turkey hunting guide and...


#0013 – Derek DeYoung - Artist And Angler Living In Montana, Florida Keys And Northern Michigan

Derek DeYoung is a renowned fish artist who travels between Montana, Florida Keys (Big Pine) and Northern Michigan to pursue fish and get inspiration to reproduce them on canvas. I caught up with Derek through Instagram and asked him if he would like to be a guest on Saltwater Experience. He said he would like to do it but his schedule was very tight. We found a day and made it happen. Derek was one of my favorite guests and we became fast friends. I knew I wanted to do a podcast with him,...


#0012 – Capt. Daniel Andrews - Captains For Clean Water - Leading The Charge To Save The Everglades

Fishing has a major economic impact on Florida, 10 BILLION DOLLARS a year to be more specific. Combine other industries that fishing impacts directly and the financial number is stagering. This has a major economic impact on the United States. This issue doesn't just impact fishing guides and Captains in South Florida, it impacts Real Estate values, Tourism not associated with fishing (who wants to go to a stinky beach and watch brown waves crash on the sand?) Fishing, Bird Watching, Jet...