EP:84 Baitcasters and Spinning Reels

EP:84 Baitcasters and Spinning Reels














     In this weeks episode of the Human Powered Angling Podcast I answered listeners questions about kayak surf landings, line selection for ice fishing, and shared my experience using Reel Grips on my favorite fishing combos.  The bulk of the show was dedicated to the explanation of baitcasters and spinning reels as well as their operation.  It's important to remember that each reel design has advantages and disadvantages on the water.  Knowing when to use which reel will help you catch more fish.


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     Tight Lines.

Jonesin' For Beyond The Breakers


     Earlier this year I had the trip of a lifetime with my good friend Spencer Jones.  We traveled 26 hours from the frozen state of Wisconsin to the beautiful beaches of south Florida.  The two us were looking for adventure and we found it by competing in the Sailfish Smackdown Tournament.  It seemed simple enough, go off shore, catch a sailfish, and then come back home.  It turned out to be a grueling event that tested both our bodies and our minds.
     In our defense we did a lot of research and we arrived in Pompano Beach as prepared as possible, but somethings can be only learned by doing them and we learned a lot of hard lessons.  That's were this book comes in.  Spencer noticed that much of the information we needed wasn't written down anywhere so he wrote this ebook to help other anglers looking to compete in this elite level event.  He covered all the needed topics.  From selecting a kayak, to what you gear should be chosen, and why a minimalist approach is a good idea.  He even explains the gulf stream currents and how to safely launch and land your kayak from the beach.  
     Everything you need to know to make this trip is covered.  At 34 pages long it's a quick read, but knowing what I know now I'd say it's required reading for anyone traveling in from out of state with sailfish on the brain.  You can purchase the book on Amazon.  Or if you prefer check out the ebook on Smashwords.
     Tight Lines.

Now On Stitcher Radio


     I've gotten a bunch of requests to find other platforms that people can use to listen to the Human Powered Angling Podcast.  Apparently a lot of people don't use Itunes and aren't fans of Google Play.  This means that listening to the show is inconvenient, we can't have that so I started to explore other places to share a podcast.  While on my search I had a listener ask if I would make the show available on Stitcher Radio?  Well, after a long submission and approval process I'm proud to announce that every episode is now available.  You can check out the Stitcher Radio by following the link here.
     Tight Lines. 

My First Book Keep Casting


     My first paperback Keep Casting has gotten the final approval for publishing from Createspace.  I've been working on this book for the last year in between fishing, speaking, and other random projects.  It's a collection of stories from the Shorebound Hero blog, with a few more random stories thrown in for good measure.  Hopefully the proofs that I've ordered will turn out well and the book will be available shortly after the first of the year.
     Tight Lines.