Austin's Story

Austin's Story

I just wanted to thank you for making so much knowledge readily available to the world. I felt that I had to send you this because I had almost sunk my boat in a log jam last Sunday. Had we gone down it would've been nothing short of tragedy, losing two people and two dogs to the raging river. Without going to far into details I was stuck in an abominable log jam on a flooded river and the stern was taking water fast. After eliminating the threat of taking water we were still in a very bad way.

Jared's Story

Jared's Story

Just wanted to take a second to thank you. It was your article from 2014 about quitting your job and becoming a full time guide that pushed me over the edge to leave a career I was no longer happy with to pursue what I love. I am now a full time guide and owner of a boat concierge company out of Marco Island, Fl. I have never worked so hard and been so happy to do what I do.

Kyle's Story

Kyle's Story

I started listening to your podcast a few months ago and have fallen in love with it. The format, the quality and the content are all top-notch. All that said, I listened to the recent "Men in the Arena" podcast and felt compelled to contact you.
As an avid hunter and angler, I found the content fascinating as usual, but more than anything, I was impressed with those two kids and the clear vision and solid foundation they have at such a young age. They are a lot farther along than guys twice their senior in terms of courage, confidence, and conviction. Their eagerness to learn is a rare trait these days and furthermore, their willingness to forge their own path and follow "the call" is even more unique.

Chad's Story

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“I wanted to reach out and tell you how much I’ve enjoyed the podcast. In fact, I have to say that its really motivated me to follow my passion for fishing.”

Chad Shares His Story

Hey Tom,
My name is Chad, I’m Jordan Gallup’s cousin. Not sure if you remember but you signed a couple photos for myself and my boys about a year ago and Jordan sent them to us. We loved the photos and hung them in our boys’ bedrooms. We really appreciated the gesture!


I wanted to reach out and tell you how much I’ve enjoyed the podcast. In fact, I have to say that its really motivated me to follow my passion for fishing. To give you some background, I grew up fishing in Broward County but spent my summers in Wisconsin fishing for Muskies and Northern Pike at our  humble family cabin. My wife and I met in Afghanistan, and we both still work for the USG but we now live in Miami. I am extremely fortunate that my wife and young boys all love to fish! Whether it’s peacock bass in the canals or snapper under the mangroves, both boys love to fish! It’s fun times, and I’ve taken your advice to focus on keeping the rod bent! 


Back to my passion. I love to fish, but I also really enjoy putting people on fish, and helping people experience the thrill and joy of catching fish! It’s taken some time but I recently decided to start a land based guide business in Miami to target peacock bass. It’s still in its infancy, and I’m not exactly sure what it will turn into but I’m pursuing it to see where it leads. That said, back in June I had the opportunity to take some guys who work for a fishing technology company called Anglr out to find Peacock Bass in Miami. The trip went well, they got some good footage, and this month I was invited to begin writing articles for Anglr. Below is my first article. It’s  all about targeting Peacock Bass in Miami and I wanted to share it with you. 


https://anglr.com/fishing-blog/other/catch-peacock-bass-south-florida/


My plan is to use the articles to jumpstart my guide service. I’m sure you get offers all the time to go fishing, but if you ever come through Miami on your way down to the Keys I would love to take you out to catch some peacock bass!


Anyways, the podcast is fantastic and the Nelson family is really looking forward to the next season of Saltwater Experience!


Take care and hope you enjoy the article,

Chad

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Jeffrey's Story

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“Wishing you continued success on the podcast. Thank you for the great service that you provide.”

Jeffrey Shares His Story

Hello Mr. Rowland,

First off I would like to express my gratitude to you and your podcast. I never listened to podcasts in the past and yours has changed my life. Listening to your stories along with your guests have influenced me to take a dream of mine and chase it down to reality, the dream of being a fishing guide. My father is a recreational fisherman and introduced fishing to me at a young age. I never considered fishing as a viable income. listening you along with your guests I came to the realization that I can take my passion for fishing and share it with many others, for this I thank you. keep up the good work on the podcast!

Podcast interview suggestions,
Mark Nichols, DOA lures
Capt. Greg Dini, Flywater Expeditions
Capt. David Mangum, Shallow Water Expeditions.

Thank you,

Jeffrey

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Glen's Story

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“Wishing you continued success on the podcast. Thank you for the great service that you provide.”

Glen Shares His Story

I wanted to thank you for putting out great content on your podcasts. I really enjoy how you mix up the topics. The Tuesday tips are short but very informative. I found your podcast while listening to April Vokey.  

I am a fly fishing guide in the Adirondacks. I have 3 seasons under my belt. I got a late start to guiding, I'm almost 49 years old. I have a question for you. 

Our season for fishing starts April 1st. I want to be in great shape by then. I would prefer to do body weight workouts. On your last Tuesday Tips you spoke about staying in shape without equipment on trips or in hotels. Do you think that the workouts you mentioned would be efficient enough on their own to get into great shape? I'm not much of a runner and the winters here are brutal. I would love to hear your thoughts. If you have any tips for an up and coming guide that would be greatly appreciated as well. If you ever find yourself in the Northeastern Adirondacks I'd love to take you out trout fishing. 

Wishing you continued success on the podcast. Thank you for the great service that you provide. 

Merry Christmas to you and your family and nothing but the best for the new year. 

Glen

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