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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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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 …
 
There is no substitute for time on the water for being a great guide. However, you can also help yourself out greatly by asking the right questions when you are booking the trip. In this episode we talk about what questions should be asked, and how to determine your client’s expectations and either deliver like a ROCK STAR, or pass them off to a gu…
 
I have been collecting fitness equipment for 20+ years. In that time I have built a World Class Strength and Conditioning facility in my garage. There is no way I could just buy everything I have all at once, it took time to build just a little at a time. Many people have asked my advice on building a home gym with different budgets. In this episod…
 
Blake and Dylan have a podcast called “Breakdown The Dive” which focuses on the commercial diving industry. In this episode we learn a TON about how interesting this industry is, hear some crazy stories from Blake and Dylan about what they have encountered under the water, and much more. Be sure to check out their podcast which is now part of the W…
 
For this week’s How 2 Tuesday I had Nick Davis of 239 Flies on the podcast to talk about adding a weed guard to your fly. This can be a life saver if you are in a situation with heavy cover or lots of grass. Nick walks us step-by-step on how to add this weed guard to a fly. If you are listening, we also have a video version of this podcast availabl…
 
This week I have some not so great news about my status with the Crossfit Open. Unfortunately I was unable to advance to the next round. I want to use this as an opportunity to learn, work harder, smarter and be better prepared for the next one. In this episode we talk about dealing with failure, how to use it as motivation, and why we should keep …
 
Wayne Saunders joins the podcast today. He hosts “Warden’s Watch” a podcast that is a part of the Waypoint Collective. Wayne is a retired game warden and his podcast focuses on telling the stories of wardens all over the world. In this episode, we learn how he became a game warden, hear some crazy stories from the field, and much more. Be sure to c…
 
With more and more research being done on fish, we are quickly learning how much we can help the fish by giving them a safe release. Richard Black is one of the best guides in the keys and he recently posted a video on using a dehooker, usually used for offshore bait fishing. In this episode we break down why this is such a good tool to release ins…
 
Yesterday the online qualifier for the age groups in the Crossfit Open was announced. I have through the weekend to complete these 5 workouts and have already started on it! In this episode I get the first look at what workouts I will be completing and talk you all through what I am excited about, as well as what I am not looking forward to. Be sur…
 
Graham Tayloe knows a lot about turkey hunting, and he recently was a part of the grand slam world record time, where his crew killed all 4 species in 45 hours. This consisted of traveling by plane between Alabama, Florida, Kansas, and South Dakota. They only slept for 5 hours during those 45 hours but were able to set the new world record! Graham …
 
This week we are throwing it back to one of our most popular How 2 Tuesdays from 2019: In October of 2015 I came across a documentary that changed how I started my day. Vice did a documentary about a Daredevil named Wim Hof who, through a breathing technique, was able to do amazing things previously believed to be impossible. He ran a marathon bare…
 
One of the most common excuses that I hear for not working out is that people want to get in better shape before they join a group, gym, trainer, etc. Any good gym is going to have classes and opportunities that cater to any level of fitness. A good trainer will be able to accommodate workouts to you in line with your fitness level. Many people tha…
 
Clay “The Carpenter” Guida joins the podcast today to talk UFC, wrestling, and of course fishing. I have been a fan of Clay for his entire career and his fights are some of my favorites. Clay is 36-20-0 and he has fought and won against legends like BJ Penn, Nate Diaz, Joe Lauzon, Anthony Pettis and Michael Johnson. Clay came down to Hawks Cay earl…
 
The tarpon are pouring into the Florida Keys. Many people are headed to try to catch their first or take advantage of this time of year. In this episode of How 2 Tuesday, I go through the exact setup that I use at the bridge. We go through rod, reel, line, hook, etc. and we also talk a lot of strategy for how to land these fish efficiently and safe…
 
Travel is one of the big factors that can get you out of a regular workout routine. UFC legend Clay Guida is constantly traveling, but has to stay in top physical condition for his UFC training. In this episode of Physical Friday, he shares some of the travel workouts and circuits that he does when he is on the road. Be sure to subscribe to the pod…
 
Capt. Deb Deyo joined the podcast today to tell us a little but about her story. Deb was a nurse and decided to drop everything to pursue fishing full time. She had the amazing opportunity to work alongside legendary guide Richard Stanczyk, and now has her own charter business, Blue Water Girl Charters. We talk about her passion for fishing, how sh…
 
In this episode, we talk about nutrition plans and apps that can help you. I do not recommend any specific nutrition plan, that is between you and a doctor or dietician. But I think that the key to a nutrition plan is consistency. I use an app to help me stay on track. If you do not have a plan ahead of time, then it is way too easy to take a “chea…
 
Mike Dunlap recently completed the Everglades Challenge, a race from St. Petersburg to Key Largo, and he is 1 of 5 people to ever complete it on a Paddleboard. This is an incredible feat and Mike takes us through the whole race in this episode. We learn about the struggles along the way, what he ate and where he slept, and much more. Mike had a lot…
 
I always like my flies to look exactly like they did the moment they came off the vise. Fly tiers tie them in specific ways that help the fly swim properly and often times improper storage can result in the fly not swimming correctly. I use the plano edge boxes and plastic sleeves to protect all of my flies and jigs. The plano edge boxes prevent ru…
 
Many of you know about my deck of cards workout and how much I love it. I recently had podcast producer Conner Grimes on the podcast because he recently completed his first deck of cards workout and was super sore. He had a few questions about how to ease into a routine like the deck of cards, so we discuss that and how you can start a regular work…
 
Ed Emory is a veteran guide on the South Fork Of The Snake River in Swan Valley, ID. Ed has solidified his great reputation by winning the Jackson Hole One Fly Tournament as a guide an astonishing 5 times. He is the only person to have done this. Many may know that I started my guide career on the South Fork about the same time that Ed also began h…
 
Catching bait can make or break a day of fishing. In this episode we talk about the importance of bait, how it can be used for live chum, where to find it and more. Knowing a few key things to look for can help you to have a much more successful start to your day, and you can spend much more time fishing. If you have questions or suggestions for th…
 
The CrossFit Games Open is officially over and I finished with my personal best score! We look at the Tom Rowland Podcast leaderboard, my age group leaderboard, and examine which of the workouts were the most important to the final score. This goal comes to completion so it is time to schedule something new and begin training for it. Text me at 305…
 
If you read Navy SEAL David Goggins book Can’t Hurt Me you may already be familiar with Joe Hippensteel. Joe helped David regain his health and return to training Joe is also my stretching coach and has been a crucial part of my current fitness and mobility condition. Recently I had my best finish in the CrossFit Games Open after 10 years of partic…
 
Now is the time when the tarpon are really starting to roll in to the keys. Fishing for them around the bridges is one of the most effective ways to catch them, and that’s exactly what we’re talking about today. In this episode, we talk about what bridges are most effective, techniques, and what to be looking for at the bridges. This is one of the …
 
We are on week 3 of the CrossFit Open which is the last week of the open. After this week the top 10% moves onto a qualifier. Right now I am ranked 65th in my division and it looks like I will move on to the next round, but I am already working hard to hopefully be in the top 20 for the qualifier. In this episode we watch 21.3 together and discuss …
 
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