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Restless Native: Brad Smith, Writer, Entrepreneur & Fly Fisherman

“When I want something, I’m going to do it. It keeps me up at night. I try, and if it fails, I’ll try again.” — Brad Smith It’s hard to pinpoint when change is happening. It feels like it’s always happening and never happening. But in the age of storytelling and media, it’s happening right now. This interview is going to dig into that. What happens when an entity that is nearly synonymous with the Internet and freedom of speech decides to censor content? Hate speech is one thing, but what about when it's just something the entity doesn't like but it's totally legal? That's hunting. It will be interesting to see how digital censorship plays out. Now this episode isn’t all conspiracy theory...

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Restless Native: Alaska, Part I: Bobby Stoker & Jared Boyce

"I caught a 125 pounder, and the guide looked at it and said, 'We gotta turn it loose.'" — Bobby Stoker recapping his trip to Alaska  Today’s episode is interesting. We’re going to hear some stories from two different generations, in the same industry but approaching it from vastly different angles. Bobby Stoker is a third generation tobacco man. Jared Boyce, better known by many as simply “Outlaw,” is a famous YouTuber in the tobacco and outdoors space. I recently fished with both of these guys in Alaska, chasing King Salmon, Halibut, Lingcod, and yes, even those unworthy little black bass (more on that in the show). We had a great time, and one night we decided to bust out the podcast and video gear...

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Restless Native: Chris Poore, Angler, Writer and Entrepreneur

  “Don’t be afraid to fail. There’s a whole bunch of learning when you’re failing.” Today's show is with someone who is very important to me. Chris Poore is an angler, writer, entrepreneur and, for me and countless other people, a mentor. That's no where near descriptive enough. The guy has done so much in his life. Up until recently, he was the Student Newspaper Advisor at the University of Kentucky, which is how I met him. But after 17 years, Chris left that role recently to pursue a new career in marketing.  Chris and I chatted for about an hour about all kinds of stuff. He doles out great piece of advice after great piece of advice. He gives a few cool resources that I hope you'll check...

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Giveaway: Walton Rods Fly Rod

Many of you may recognize Brad Smith as an outdoor writer. He writes about food, fishing and hunting, and that's actually how we met him. As if that weren't enough, though, we find out that he actually founded and owns Walton Rods, a fly rod company based right here in the US. We have a sweet Walton Rods N-7, a $275 value, up for grabs this week. 

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Professional Angler Carl Jocumsen Partners with GoWild Team

Profesional Angler Carl Jocumsen is officially partnering with GoWild to spread the word about the hunting and fishing app.  GoWild is officially sponsoring one of the best fishermen in the world, Australian angler Carl Jocumsen. Carl has won all there is to win in Australia, and GoWild is proud to support his continued journey onto the world stage, competing on the Bassmaster Open and FLW Tour. Carl was the first Australian to ever make it into the top 100 anglers in the world on the Bassmaster Elites. “The GoWild app has some of the most dedicated outdoorsmen and women in the world, posting and interacting every day,” said fellow professional angler and GoWild Chief Strategy Officer, John Hunter. “Carl portrays the dedication and...

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