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Tom Rowland of Saltwater Experience Television finds interesting stories in Fishing, Hunting, Fitness and the Outdoors and brings them to you in ultra high-quality audio. Unhurried conversations with icons, up and comers and people doing amazing things outside. Text "PODCAST" to (305) 930-7346 to contact Tom directly with questions or show suggestions.
 
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Like many people, Justin Napior lost touch with his fitness routine when COVID hit. Justin gained some weight, but recently regained control and lost 35 pounds! Justin talks about how he was noticing a difference while he was out on the boat, and that gave him the drive to get it back together. In this episode, Justin talks about what he did to get…
 
Rob from McDojo life joins the podcast today to tell us about the surprising amount of fraud that takes place in martial arts. Rob started McDojo Life as a way to expose fraudulent dojos, pedophiles, con-artists, and more. We talk about everything that takes place in this industry and how Rob is helping bring the truth to life. You definitely are g…
 
Bouncer gives some excellent advice including: Use a hand scale every time Point the rod directly at the scale and pull back until the drag slips at 20% of the breaking strength Use the scale to observe how the drag changes as your customers or friends pull on the line and bend the rod Practice so much that you can know exactly how hard the angler …
 
Music can not only be a good distraction from pain, but it can also be used AS the workout or at least part of it. One of the songs I like to use is Roxanne by The Police. In this episode I go through how I use this song as a part of the workout rather than just as background. We also use “Bring Sally Up” (actually called Flower by Moby). There cou…
 
UFC legend Chad Mendes joins the podcast today. Throughout Chad’s UFC career he has been extremely vocal about his passion for hunting and fishing, so I naturally I am a big fan. He had me as a lifetime fan when I heard his tag line “The People’s Champ, Straight outta Deer Camp”. Chad Belding is Mendes’ business partner and he also joins the podcas…
 
This week, Capt. Justin Napior joins the podcast this week to tell us one of his tricks that he uses to prolong the life of his trailers and keep them generally rust free. A great point that he brings up is that your trailer goes through the most wear and tear while it’s sitting at the boat ramp, covered in saltwater and baking in the sun. Justin j…
 
I recently started a new fitness program following Mat Fraser’s Hard Work Pays Off (HWPO) programming. One thing that we often do in this program is Every Minute On The Minute (EMOM). We have talked about EMOM on the podcast before, but his program does it a little different, so we go through this and talk about how this can be a great workout. If …
 
Allan McCoy started Hook Line & Heroes, an organization dedicated to getting veterans out on the water. Fishing is a great way to help veterans fight PTSD, and Allan goes into what they do, how they help veterans, and what kind of trips they go on. If you would like to learn more about this organization, be sure to check out their website https://h…
 
Capt. Justin Napior joins the podcast today to talk about lure selection when you are fishing with artificial lures. Justin thinks that a lot of people overcomplicate their lure selection, and he goes through his go-to picks and why you should have confidence in your lures, instead of constantly changing it up. If you want to book a trip with Justi…
 
The jump rope is one of my favorite pieces of workout equipment for two reasons: It’s VERY easy to travel with, and it’s cheap. I carry a jump rope with me in my car, travel bag, and of course in my gym. It is a great way to build cardio and get a great workout in, especially if you do not have a ton of space. In this episode, we go over the differ…
 
Buff athlete, Zach Bitter is an ultra runner that holds the world record for the fastest 100 mile run, completing it in 11 hours, 19 minutes, and 13 seconds! Zach is known for doing amazing endurance events on an extremely low carb diet. Zach obviously has a ton of expertise in fitness, nutrition, and training so we talk about all of that. In addit…
 
Jonathan Moss of Captain’s Log joins the podcast today to tell us how to have success catching black drum. He goes over a few different techniques that he uses. We discuss where to fish, what bait to use, and what gear you need as well. You can click the links below to see all of the gear that you will need. Light Setup: Rod: https://bit.ly/AvidIns…
 
We are wrapping up our summer challenges with one that will be great for any level of fitness. We are doing pushups this week and you can make this as easy or as hard as you want. Here’s the challenge: Pick a number to start with on day 1 and every day for the next 5 days you are going to double that number. So if you choose to do 10 push-ups on da…
 
Jonathan Moss, host of The Captain’s Log TV, joins the podcast today. He has a fairly new show on Waypoint that has two seasons, so we discuss how he got the show started, and where he is headed. Jonathan also has a very interesting fitness journey that we dig into. Jonathan also reveals that he was in a band before his show, so of course we had to…
 
The debate of auto closing your bail and manually closing it is always a hot topic in the fishing industry, but Capt. Jonathan Moss of Captains Log TV joins us for How 2 Tuesday to tell us why he ALWAYS recommends closing the bail manually. He breaks down all of the benefits and explains how you will have much more control over your lure, and can c…
 
This coming Thursday is my birthday, so we will be doing a very special week of our summer challenges. Each year on my birthday I choose some sort of difficult physical challenge. This year I have decided to a HERO workout 5 days in a row. If you don’t know what a HERO workout is, it is a workout done in honor of someone that has fallen in the line…
 
Chris Avena joins the podcast today to talk about his magazine, American Outdoor News (AON). AON is an online publication and Chris also has a podcast that is part of the Waypoint Collective. In this episode, we break down how Chris got his magazine started, talk about his podcast interview with Bo Jackson, and much more. Be sure to check out Chris…
 
Michael Lawrence joins the podcast today to talk about Florida’s water issues and how you can help, even if you don’t live in Florida. Michael lives in Kentucky, but loves to fish in Florida and wanted to make a difference. Michael texted me with his ideas so I decided to have him on the podcast to let everyone know. Check out this episode to find …
 
For our challenge this week, we are taking cold showers for 5 days straight. According to Wim Hof, exposure to the cold is good for your health. Whether or not that is true, it is definitely a good test of your mental strength. Can you go 5 days in a row without hot water? Text me and let me know how you did. (305) 930-7346 WIN A FISHING VACATION A…
 
Capt. Chris Whitman of Captains for Clean Water, Aaron Adams of Bonefish Tarpon Trust, and Chris Macaluso of Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership all join the podcast today. We recorded this episode live in the Waypoint TV booth at ICAST 2021 and we had a LOT to talk about. Between the recent changes to lake Okeechobee (LOSOM), and the Tampa…
 
Montana and other states are experiencing record heat and Hoot Owl restrictions are starting to go into effect both voluntary and Mandatory. In this episode, we discuss what that means, the history of where hoot owl came from, and why you should abide by these restrictions as a responsible trout angler. Are you making it out west this summer to fis…
 
We are continuing our summer challenges with a more difficult one this week. We are going to try and do 100 pull-ups 5 days in a row. If this sounds too difficult, split it up into small increments throughout the day, or do door rows instead. A challenge like this is not too difficult for you to do! Text me at (305) 930-7346 and let me know how the…
 
Marty Stouffer joins the podcast today to tell us about his television success. Marty had a show on PBS called Wild America that became the most viewed series on all of PBS. He focused on animals of all sizes in his show, from large game, all the way down to salamanders and mice. Marty has a ton of stories that he shares in the show today, so be su…
 
When fishing consistently, especially if you are a guide, it is super important to journal. The advantages of this is that you save yourself from forgetting a spot, and you might be able to plan vacations due to your journal about what the conditions were like when the fishing was on. I am a huge advocate for journalling about where and when you fo…
 
Joe Hippensteel joins the podcast today to discuss the importance of stretching. He also gives us 4 of his stretches from his full program. The challenge this week is to do these stretches 5 days in a row. This one shouldn’t take much time and I think you all will benefit greatly from this. Joe changed my life with his stretching routines, and I ch…
 
This week I had the chance to sit down with Dale Luginbill of FullScale Outdoors podcast to talk about a number of controversial issues going on in Florida right now. The first of these is the debate on harvesting Goliath grouper. We dig into the positives and negatives of a harvest and expression our opinions. We also discuss the red tide that is …
 
I got a question here asking what are the top 5 ways to be successful as a fishing guide. I am going to start at number 5 and work my way up, I’m sure if I got together with some other guides we could come up with way more, but here are my top 5: 5. Be professional - I wish when I started out that I understood that being a Fishing Guide was a busin…
 
Next week is ICAST and you are welcome to join me to complete our summer challenge for next week together! We will be meeting at 6 am on Wednesday the 21st, Thursday the 22nd, and Friday the 23rd before ICAST. Here is the address: Orange County Fire and Rescue Dept 6014 Destination Parkway Orlando, FL 32819 The challenge this week is the Deck Of Ca…
 
Nick Davis is a fly tying expert and is also the owner of the 239 Flies shop in Bonita Springs, Florida. Nick sent me some tarpon flies that I have been using this year, so we go over some of the flies that he sent, and also learn about Nick’s new shop. We dig into the argument of synthetic vs. natural material with fly tying, and even though this …
 
This week we are talking about how a guide can quickly figure out their angler’s fishing capabilities to give them the best and most successful day on the water. Now if you are not a guide yourself, don’t write this episode off. We also dig into how you as an angler can best communicate to your guide your skill level. In this episode we go into wha…
 
This week marks week 6 of the summer challenges. We start this one off by recapping how the summer has gone so far and what challenges we’ve been through. This week, we’re trying NO GLUTEN. This one might be tough, but it will be worth it to see if it helps you out at all. Some people see a major change in their health and how they feel day-to-day …
 
Dr. Lisa Bravo joins us on the podcast today to discuss parenting, especially when it comes to teenagers. Lisa is a psychotherapist known as the “teen whisperer” and has extensive knowledge on the psychology and behavior of teenagers. As a dad who has a teenager, but also two kids in their twenties, I was able to relate to a lot of this information…
 
For this week’s How 2 Tuesday, we’re talking about how you can win a fishing vacation at the beautiful Hawks Cay resort in the Florida Keys! All you have to do is go to http://tackledirect.tv and click on the giveaway for the full information. Along with a free vacation at Hawks Cay and a trip with Saltwater Experience guides, you’ll also win prize…
 
Week 5 of our summer challenge series is here! This one should be easy for everyone, but it is also easier not to do. All this one takes is a little discipline so I challenge you to try this for 5 days straight. 8 hours of sleep every night. You might be surprised at how much this helps you out. How did you do with no sugar last week? Is it somethi…
 
The man from Booger Bottom, ole Waddy himself joins us on the podcast today. Michael Waddell is the founder of Bone Collector, host of Road Trips with Michael Waddell and an icon in the hunting industry. During this episode, I find out that me and Michael have a TON of similarities as far as our careers go, and how we both risked it all to get to w…
 
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I have been in Hawaii the past two weeks. Since I haven’t had the chance to record a new How 2 Tuesday, I wanted to bring back our first ever How 2 Tuesday, which is also one of my favorites. In this episode we go over some great drills and techniques that you can practice to improve your fly casting, es…
 
Week 4 of the summer challenges is here! This week we are cutting out sugar for 5 days in a row. This may be the hardest one so far, but I challenge you to try it. How have you been liking the challenges so far? Which ones are you keeping and which ones are you discarding? Have you implemented anything of your own? Text me and let me know! (305) 93…
 
Derek York from Impact Outdoors Podcast joins the show today. Derek recently hosted a podcast networking event down in Texas that both of my sons were able to attend. In this podcast, we talk about a youth mentorship program that Derek is a part of called the Texas Brigades, bluefin tuna, tracking sharks, and much more. Be sure to check out Derek’s…
 
This week on How 2 Tuesday we are talking about how to keep your shrimp alive overnight. If you want to be out on the water before the bait shop opens, or if you just want to save some money and not waste shrimp, I’ve got a few tips in this episode that will help you keep your shrimp alive and healthy for multiple days straight. Having an aerator, …
 
We are now on week 3 of our summer fitness challenges! Here’s the challenge for this week: Add a finisher to a workout, or if you don’t work out, get 30 minutes of exercise a day. Do either of these challenges every day for 5 days straight this week. A finisher could be 100 burpees at the end of a workout, or a mile run to finish your workout. If y…
 
Dustin Nichols joins the podcast today to give us some insight on kayak angling, especially in saltwater. Dustin has been involved in the kayak fishing scene for a few years now and we learn from him how it works, what gear he uses, and the benefits that it can have over a boat. Dustin has also recently began a new fitness journey, so we learn abou…
 
Lefty Kreh made the 50% rule for leaders and I use it all the time. A 9ft leader is kind of standard. There is a very simple formula, the one made by Lefty. 4+2+1+2=9 4.5+6+3+1.5+3=13.5 We start with 50 and taper down to 15. We start 4ft of 50lb, 2ft of 30lb, 1ft of 25lb then double the last distance of 2ft of 15lb. Listen to me walk through it or …
 
We are on week 2 of our summer challenges. Last week we meditated for 30 minutes, and this week the challenge is to drink a gallon of water at least 5 days out of the week. I use a Yeti jug to keep track of this. Remember that through this series of challenges we are going by the quote from Bruce Lee: “Absorb what is useful Discard what is not Add …
 
Dr. Hillary Lampers of Hunt Harvest Health podcast joins the show today. Hillary is a certified naturopathic doctor (ND), and we learn all about keeping your body healthy in this episode. We also talk about hunting and the psychological and health rewards that come with harvesting your own meat. Be sure to check out the Hunt Harvest Health podcast …
 
This week Nick Biondoletti joins the podcast to talk about filming out on the water. Nick produces the show Guides and Tides and is also our cameraman for Saltwater Experience and Into The Blue. Nick breaks down what basics you need to know to get started filming on the water, as well as some tips to make your footage look even better, with a pro c…
 
“Absorb what is useful Discard what is not Add what is uniquely your own” -Bruce Lee This quote begins our summer physical challenges! We will try a few new things. Some are easy to do but easier not to do. Some will be real physical challenges. Some will be nutritional experiments. Give them a try if you like. Keep them in your routine if you like…
 
Pro Angler Luke Dunkin joins the podcast today to talk fishing, along with many other things that he is talented in. Luke is also a successful songwriter, as well as the host of the podcast Low Budget Live, which is on the Waypoint Collective. In this episode we talk fishing and music, and Luke gives us a lot of insight on the professional bass fis…
 
My son Hayden Rowland joined the podcast for this week’s How 2 Tuesday for discussing all of the options that you have if you want to spend a summer out west. It is not too late to make summer plans, and we go over 3 or 4 different options for a trip, summer, or whole year out west. If you have any questions about this topic, you can text me at (30…
 
Last week we talked about how to build up some workout equipment for $500. If that seemed like too much to spend, I have broken it down to a $50 budget with some key equipment that can keep you in shape and offer unlimited flexibility. I take a deck of cards and a jump rope with me every time I travel, and I am able to complete full body workouts t…
 
Art hill joins the podcast this week to talk all things marketing in the fishing and boating industry. Art has a ton of experience with helping marine companies grow their brand, and he has some great advice that people can apply to any business. Art was also a college athlete, so of course we talk fitness in this episode as well. If you like this …
 
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