Monday, March 27, 2017

Fish Nerds Podcast 148 Fly Fishing Lead Loons and Conservation


What’s the worst fishing advice you’ve been given? Fish in the News! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gwyneth-paltrow-brings-up-a-good-point-about-not-eating-octopus_us_58d295fee4b0f838c62e7765? NH has some of the most restrictive lead bans in the country, but some say it’s too much! Here is what some folks are saying on facebook… Names have been altered! So when are WE fishermen going to push back against this lead law? I mean, maybe not get rid of it totally but have it rewritten... Shouldn’t be all lead... Should only be lead sinkers... Painted jigs, with hooks should be excluded! So many types of lures that aren't made without lead... Not to mention the price... Of the bird people can make the law, no reason why we can't get it rewritten to not COMPLETELY screw us... Mike Its the ones with the hooks that are the worse. Lead is bad for the environment and all health. Period. Yeah, its kind of annoying, but it would be better for the market in general to move away from lead. The last part is the real problem Ray The law should be like Maine's lead law... NH needs to stop trying to be so different from Maine and start looking toward them for guidance... Lol Steve Loons don't eat lead shot larger than #4 shot. Lead split sinkers are mostly bigger than that. Too many anti, loon lovers in NH F&G. Raymond Everything that is made of lead they make in tungsten or bismuth . Bismuth I'd the same price as lead .Lead free bass jigs.Com . And ray to your thoughts on getting it changed never ever going to happen . I don't care if you got every fisherman in the state it still isn't going to change. Now go check out ken's site and replace your equipment like I've had to do and everyone else has had to. I've easily got a $300 worth of lead I just use it when I go to fla. Only one I disagree with is spinnerbaits . Ain't no way in the world a loon is going to swallow a spinnerbaits . Besides a pelican there isn't a bird big enough to swallow one of those . Rich I get pissy too when I look at my lead tackle but think of the time and money spent on lead poisoning and pollution. It's an inconvenience but filling our waters regularly with a known toxin is just plain irresponsible. I fully support a lead ban, as does the research, so I am happy to see our New England states making smart decisions not moving backwards Raynor U say states... Only NH is so strict that it over does it... For example... Maine has a lead law. But it's directed toward lead sinkers... But painted jigs are ok... NH doesn't care that paint creates a border so if a bird were to eat it the fact of it Rich That's a fun argument but lead is dangerous when mixed with water, period. Might I remind you of this. And yes, I know, that was not caused by fishing tackle, but why should we fill our environment with a highly toxic substance if we don't have to? If we all chose to voluntarily reduce lead use, the nanny laws wouldn't exist. https://www.google.com/.../toxic-water-soaring-lead.../ |Chris Completely agree sucks cause tungsten jigs or tinget expensive but in the long run its a better decision Tim It's not about lead or loons. It's about the leftists showing they can push their agenda. Watermelons, green on the outside red on the inside. Steve . I have gone to tungsten, but this law was nothing more than an effort pushed thru by the loon preservation society. It's funny to me that 35 years ago if I saw a loon it was a real event something to talk about. My guess is that had something to do with DDT. Now they are in every waterbody in the state, and guess what? They made that comeback over the last 35 years with all of us using lead tackle! It's not like we stopped using lead last year and the loons all showed up. I think there could be some adjustments to the law that might be a good compromise Steve And don't tell me the costs are not a real difference. When I owned Upper Valley Outfitters, I could buy jigs for walleye fishing wholesale at about.35 cents each. Tungsten was .92 cents. That sounds trivial, but the Connecticut River tends to eat tackle so it got too expensive for some fishermen. That's just what I observed Travis The law is so stupid. I completely agree. I'm not paying 4 dollars more for jigs that are not lead. And the jigs I've trusted and used for years are lead. How about drop shot weights? They are so expensive if they aren't lead and you tend to lose them. So there's 14 bucks Every time you go out when they lead ones are a quarter of the cost. In the long run it will cost hundreds if not thousands more for gear. Which I simply cannot afford. Ted Williams I've fished in NH since the lead ban and have not suffered even a little. Good for NH for leading the way. No one's "screwing" anyone. Here's piece I did for TNC explaining what some anglers need to learn: http://blog.nature.org/science/2016/11/28/recovery-saving-common-loon-lead-fishing-tackle-poisoning-birds/ Denise Having managed a marina on Squam, I can tell you in just one summer on Little Squam we had 3 loons in our harbor that ingested lead we were able to capture because they were sick and 2 died. All were x-rayed and they had lead in their stomachs Kyle Loins is funny! David Just use tungsten Ted Williams Non-toxic metals including steel, bismuth, copper and tin are cheap and readily available. Tungsten is relatively expensive but weighs more than lead. Non-toxics hold up better than lead, don’t snag as easily, keep tackle boxes cleaner and are safe for humans. Now there are even ceramic and natural rock sinkers. Speak Up for the FN Blue with Andrew Lewin Promo Mystery Tackle Box code FISHNERDS to save 5 bucks


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Monday, March 20, 2017

Fish Nerds 147 Live at Kittery Trading Post


Live At Kittery Trading Post! We spent the day hanging out at Kittery Trading Post, we met a ton of great people and caught up with some old friends.


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Monday, March 13, 2017

Fish Nerds 146 Homeless Fish Marketing the Guide Service and My Friend Nick


WE HAVE A SPONSOR - www.mysterytacklebox.com Promo Code FISHNERDS to save $5 off your first box Ice Fishing Business update How I marketed the fish nerds guide service -Podcast -Newspaper Ads -Chamber of Commerce -Social Media -Marketing - Christian Mower and Tony Zore of Magic 104 came ice fishing and produced this story -Conway Sun did a six page story including a cover story! Some things I’ve learned... -Don’t take cash at the boat launch -Clients Do not understand what waterproof boots are -Always feed clients -Guides are territorial -Guiding is expensive FN Book Club - Founding Fish, after reading it call 607-378-FISH to start a conversation - We are recording the episode on April 10! Fish in the News! http://www.postandcourier.com/archives/woman-sees-image-of-jesus-on-the-back-of-a/article_e319b7e2-047c-53f3-8859-0b4619c51a34.html http://www.wlwt.com/article/man-accused-of-stealing-thousands-of-dollars-worth-of-fishing-gear/8990852 http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/sd-no-koi-show-20170228-story.html


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Monday, March 6, 2017

FN 145 Carrie Z Hunt Fish Travel Purple Octopus and More Reasons to Fly Fish


Intro Guest read by Wachusett Reservoir Addicts I’m Carrie Z of the HuntFishTravel Podcast, and of the Adventure & Travel Podcast launching this summer! Clay: Anything is fair game and it's a good bet that after today’s show you’re going to want to fish more and talk less. This episode is brought to you by you! Our Patreon Supporters, our top tier supporter is Josh Lopes, Josh Lopes is an accountant and tax season is coming up. Josh also owns a vacation rental property next door to my house. If you want a great tax guy and are in Massachussetts give Josh a call http://www.lopestax.com/ you can find links and phone numbers at Fish Nerds.com If you want to support the Fish Nerds head over to Patreon.com/fishnerds we are asking fans to donate t dollar per episode Segment 1 Spearing Fish with Carrie Z (11 minutes) http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/sturgeon/sturgeonlakewinnebago.html Promo Outdoor Podcast Channel Segment 2 (10 Minutes) Rich Collins - Fly Fishing Minute www.thirstproductions.com Segment 3 (7 minutes) Purple Octopus Killing fish and time with Hugo https://www.facebook.com/groups/outdoorculinary/ Purple Octopus 1 octopus, beak and eyes removed 1 red cabbage, sliced so it’ll fit in a juicer Juice or puree one head of red cabbage. Place the octopus in a tupperware and cover with the cabbage juice. Place in fridge for 24 hours then remove and rinse. *At this point I vacuum sealed and cooked the octopus using the Sous Vide device but you could otherwise bring it to a boil and cook on medium heat in water for 20 minutes per pound. Sous Vide Method Preheat Sous Vide bath to 180 F Vacuum seal the octopus and cook in Sous Vide for four hours. At this point the octopus will be perfectly tender and ready to use in any recipe. I used my Searzall food torch to give it some color and a little charring Segment 4 Convincing Clay to Fly Fish Michael Frank www.franksflyarts.com Ken Edmonds of Georgia talks fly-fishing & Dave Whitlock Big thanks to Mystery Tackle box for supporting this episode, to get 5 dollars off your first order www.mysterytacklebox.com Unboxing Fish in the News http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/brazilian-city-uses-tilapia-fish-skin-treat-burn-victims/ http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2017/02/07/annual-japanese-snow-art-festival-uses-real-frozen-fish-in-controversial-display.html Clay: So that is it. you have listen to a couple of Fish Nerds when you could have been fishing, Carrie : We’d like to thank our families for supporting us while we podcast, go on fishing Quests and do all sorts of silly things that NERDS do. If you would like to support Fish Nerds you can go to Patreon.com and search for Fish Nerds and help us crowd fund this podcast! CLAY: Special Thanks to Carrie Z of the Hunt FIsh travel podcast Carrie: And until next time, follow the code of the Fish Nerd: Spawn early and often; Clay: Avoid free lunches with strings attached; Carrie: swim against the current every chance you get.


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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Fish Nerds Episode 144 Outdoor Advebtures with Jayson Sacco


We get to hang out with Jayson Sacco of the Outdoor Adventures with Jayson. http://outdooradventureswithjayson.com/category/podcast/ We go deep into why we make podcasts, fishing and hunting ethics and all sorts of outdoor adventures. This episode is sponsored byb Mystery Tackle Box, head to www.mysterytacklebox.com enter code FISHNERDS at check out to save $5 off your first order. Enjoy the show


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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Episode 143 FN BookClub Why Fly Fish I Hate Mola Mola


Guest intro 0:10 US Intro 3:00 WE HAVE A SPONSOR - MTB Promo Code FISHNERDS https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154428988416608&set=gm.1474843592556468&type=3 Segment A 11:00 FN Book Club “Cod” The Founding Fish by John Mcphee for the next FN Book Club Promo 0:30 Patreon - Big thanks to our newest Patrons! Rich Collins, Ed hind and Backwoods Graphics Segment B 8:20 Fish in the News http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fish-dont-do-so-well-space-180961817/?utm_source=keywee-facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_campaign=keywee&kwp_0=315257 http://www.tu.org/blog-posts/brookies-do-better-without-brown-trout https://phys.org/news/2017-02-percent-fish-fishmeal-prime.html Great Rotary Ice Fishing Derby - Interview with one of the winners (pretaped) www.iceshanty.com 0:30 You need to have seen it by now, however simply in case — a Fb standing from Cincinnati resident Scout Burns, itemizing all of the explanation why they hate the mola mola a.okay.a ocean sunfish, has gone tremendous-viral, and with good purpose. Clay: So that is it. you have listen to a couple of Fish Nerds when you could have been fishing, Jeff : We’d like to thank our families for supporting us while we podcast, go on fishing Quests and do all sorts of silly things that NERDS do. If you would like to support Fish Nerds you can go to Patreon.com and search for Fish Nerds and help us crowd fund this podcast! CLAY: Special Thanks to Jeff Danaldson Jeff: And until next time, follow the code of the Fish Nerd: Spawn early and often; Clay Avoid free lunches with strings attached; Jeff : swim against the current every chance you get.


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Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentines Edition 142 Love Fish Nerds Style with Great Beer Adventure 2


Intro Read, Dave Perry from www.wickedfishah.com Valentines Special SPECIAL gUEST Amanda from the Great Beer Adventure Podcast www.greatbeeradventure.com Clay - Hey Amanda, thanks for coming on the show! - Tell us about the Great Beer adventure, what is your origin story? What are you drinking tonight Well this is the Fish Nerds Valentines special, because nobody is more romantic than a nerd! Let’s talk about love making, and make no mistake, fish make lots of love.. Not sure if love is the right word! Preview for Next week’s show Saltfish= Another name for girl parts ... Next week we introduce a brand new segment for the show #FNbookclub Jeff Danaldson (Librarian) will lead us through a discussion about Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World-Mark-Kurlansky Segment 1 Fish Love Percula Clownfish: Your Mommy Was Your Daddy. (from neatorama.com) In Disney's animated movie Finding Nemo, the animators forgot to tell you one thing about clownfish: they can change gender! Clownfish live in a group consisting of a breeding pair of male and female, as well as some non-breeding males. There is strict hierarchy based on size: the largest is the female, next largest is the male, and then the non-breeding males.If the female dies (or gets fished, I suppose), the male will change sex and become the female! Then the largest of the non-breeding males will get a promotion to become the breeding male. Sneaker Male http://the-earth-story.com The most common mating strategy involves a large adult male (age 7+) building a nest and then providing parental care for his offspring. The male will groom the eggs with his tail and will attack anything that comes near his nest. Males even protect the nest after the eggs have hatched. The larger the male, the better chances he will have of defending himself and his offspring. Nesting is a way for a male to show off his fitness and reproductive ability. These older males also develop a dark spot behind the gills and brilliant blue coloration, which is a very noticeable signal that the male is ready to mate. Physical displays that symbolize reproductive fitness are common in the animal kingdom, but this does not always mean the largest male is the only one to reproduce. There are adaptations within bluegill populations that work around the parental male life cycle. Some bluegill males use what scientists have named “cuckolding” or “sneaking”. Sneaker males, smaller and younger (age 2+) than their parental male competitors, wait until the nesting male and female are about to spawn. As the female begins releasing eggs into the water for the male to fertilize, the sneaker will dart into the nest and quickly release his milt (sperm) in the hopes that he will at least fertilize some of the eggs. Sneaker males are unusual enough but there are also “satellite” males. Smaller male bluegill will develop the coloration and behavior of female bluegill. Female bluegill lack the bright colors that males have. This helps disguise them from the larger, aggressive parental males. Once the male and female begin fertilization, the mimic will swim up to the female and release his milt. The adult male does not see it as a threat so both males are able to reproduce. These three life histories do not overlap. Parental males are always parental males since they tend to mature later in life. Sneakers and satellites begin mating around age 2 and usually live much short lives than male parents. This is where the tradeoff mentioned above becomes evident. Parental males live longer, mature at an older age and are the most likely to produce the most offspring. Sneakers and satellites mate at a younger age but will likely produce less viable offspring. It is currently unknown what determines if a male becomes a parent, sneaker or satellite. It is believed to be a combination of genetics as well as environmental pressures (such as a lake filled with many large males) that determine which life history a male will follow. A nightmare for Male Anglerfish http://mentalfloss.com/article/57800/horrors-anglerfish-mating When you think of an anglerfish, you probably think of something like the creature above: Big mouth. Gnarly teeth. Lure bobbing from its head. Endless nightmares following. During the 19th century, when scientists began to discover, describe, and classify anglerfish from a particular branch of the anglerfish family tree—the suborder Ceratioidei—that’s what they thought of, too. The problem was that they were only seeing half the picture. The specimens that they were working with were all female, and they had no idea where the males were or what they looked like. Researchers sometimes found some other fish that seemed to be related based on their body structure, but they lacked the fearsome maw and lure typical of ceratioids and were much smaller—sometimes only as long as six or seven millimeters—and got placed into separate taxonomic groups. It wasn’t until the 1920s—almost a full century after the first ceratioid was entered into the scientific record—that things started to become a little clearer. In 1922, Icelandic biologist Bjarni Saemundsson discovered a female ceratioid with two of these smaller fish attached to her belly by their snouts. He assumed it was a mother and her babies, but was puzzled by the arrangement. “I can form no idea of how, or when, the larvae, or young, become attached to the mother. I cannot believe that the male fastens the egg to the female,” he wrote. “This remains a puzzle for some future researchers to solve.” When Saemundsson kicked the problem down the road, it was Charles Tate Regan, working at the British Museum of Natural History in 1924, who picked it up. Regan also found a smaller fish attached to a female ceratioid. When he dissected it, he realized it wasn’t a different species or the female angler’s child. It was her mate. The “missing” males had been there all along, just unrecognized and misclassified, and Regan and other scientists, like Norwegian zoologist Albert Eide Parr, soon figured out why the male ceratioids looked so different. They don’t need lures or big mouths and teeth because they don’t hunt, and they don’t hunt because they have the females. The ceratioid male, Regan wrote, is “merely an appendage of the female, and entirely dependent on her for nutrition.” In other words, a parasite. When ceratioid males go looking for love, they follow a species-specific pheromone to a female, who will often aid their search further by flashing her bioluminescent lure. Once the male finds a suitable mate, he bites into her belly and latches on until his body fuses with hers. Their skin joins together, and so do their blood vessels, which allows the male to take all the nutrients he needs from his host/mate’s blood. The two fish essentially become one. Segment 2 Guides Corner, with Michael Frank www.franksflyarts.com PROMO The Fish Nerds are part of the Outdoor Podcast channel! All your outdoor podcasts needs on one feed! Check it out wherever you get your podcasts. Everyday another outdoor show! So fish shows, hunting shows, travel shows, camping shows and much more. Check it out! Segment 3: Product Reviews “Garmin Striker 4” fish finder Segment 4: Fish in the News Cod Love http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/05/europe/cod-accents-breeding-noise/ (Tweeted) Zachary David ‏@Adironzach @FishNerds Frozen fish in the news! http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/02/fish-pike-bass-ice-fishing-lake-indiana/ http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/shedds-grandad-worlds-oldest-aquarium-fish-dies/ Segment 5 Do fish kiss? http://freshaquarium.about.com/cs/anabantids2/p/kissinggourami.htm Clay So that is it. you have listen to a couple of Fish Nerds when you could have been fishing, Amanda: We’d like to thank our families for supporting us while we podcast, go on fishing Quests and do all sorts of silly things that Nerds do. If you would like to support Fish Nerds you can go to Patreon.com and search for Fish Nerds and help us crowd fund this podcast! Clay Special thanks to Amanda from the http://greatbeeradventure.com/ Amanda: And until next time, follow the code of the Fish Nerd: Spawn early and often; Clay Avoid free lunches with strings attached; Amanda swim against the current every chance you get.


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Monday, February 6, 2017

Fish Nerds Episode 141 The New England Fishing and Outdoor Expo


We take you on a visit to the NE Fishing and Outdoor Expo. More than http://www.nefishingexpo.com/ Dan Kenney, Go Fish Dan Casting Carter http://www.castingcarter.com/ Salmon Pro Charters http://www.salmonprocharters.com/ Vintage Fish Company https://vintagefishcompany.com/ Ryan Dubay (Feel Free Kayaks) http://feelfreeus.com/ Radfish Lures http://radfishlures.com/ Backwoods Graphics http://backwoods-graphics.com/ University of Maine Fishing Club– Bass University- http://www.umainefishingclub.com/about.html https://thebassuniversity.com/ Berkshire River Fly Fishing http://berkshireriversflyfishing.com/ Boag Hog Baits https://www.facebook.com/boaghog.baits.5 www.mainetunafishing.com Contoocook River Canoe Company http://www.contoocookcanoe.com/ Daddymac lures http://www.daddymaclures.com/ Dave Pickering http://ricarpfishing.blogspot.com/ Durabrite Lights www.durabritelights.com Duce rods www.ducerods.com Eurotackle https://www.eurotackle.net/ Filthy Anglers http://www.filthyanglers.com/ Garmin https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/on-the-water/fishfinders/cOnTheWater-cFishfinders-p1.html Get Bent TV http://getbenttv.com/ Hugo and Yellowman Jase Custom Rods & Life of Riley Fishing BASS NATION http://www.jasecustomfishingrods.com/ https://www.facebook.com/LifeOfRileyFishing/ Captain Mel True http://www.captainmeltrue.com/ Line Cutterz www.linecutterz.com Mass Bass Boys www.massbassboys.com NEPVA http://www.nepva.org/ Northwoods Sporting Journal http://www.sportingjournal.com/ Ocean Cowboys https://www.facebook.com/CaptCorrigan/ On the Water Magazine http://www.onthewater.com/ Penobscot River Cabins http://penobscotrivercabins.com/ Phil Belcher Jr. Trapper Tackle https://www.trappertackle.com/ Plum Island Surf Caster http://www.plumislandsurfcasters.org/ Hook Line and Sinker http://officialhooklinesinker.com/ The Fisherman Magazine https://www.thefisherman.com/ NH Fishing and Outdoor Expo http://www.nefishingexpo.com/ Dan Kenney, Go Fish Dan Casting Carter http://www.castingcarter.com/ Salmon Pro Charters http://www.salmonprocharters.com/ Vintage Fish Company https://vintagefishcompany.com/ Ryan Dubay (Feel Free Kayaks) http://feelfreeus.com/ Radfish Lures http://radfishlures.com/ Backwoods Graphics http://backwoods-graphics.com/ University of Maine Fishing Club– Bass University- http://www.umainefishingclub.com/about.html https://thebassuniversity.com/ Berkshire River Fly Fishing http://berkshireriversflyfishing.com/ Boag Hog Baits https://www.facebook.com/boaghog.baits.5 www.mainetunafishing.com Contoocook River Canoe Company http://www.contoocookcanoe.com/ Daddymac lures http://www.daddymaclures.com/ Dave Pickering http://ricarpfishing.blogspot.com/ Durabrite Lights www.durabritelights.com Duce rods www.ducerods.com Eurotackle https://www.eurotackle.net/ Filthy Anglers http://www.filthyanglers.com/ Garmin https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/on-the-water/fishfinders/cOnTheWater-cFishfinders-p1.html Get Bent TV http://getbenttv.com/ Hugo and Yellowman Jase Custom Rods & Life of Riley Fishing BASS NATION http://www.jasecustomfishingrods.com/ https://www.facebook.com/LifeOfRileyFishing/ Captain Mel True http://www.captainmeltrue.com/ Line Cutterz www.linecutterz.com Mass Bass Boys www.massbassboys.com NEPVA http://www.nepva.org/ Northwoods Sporting Journal http://www.sportingjournal.com/ Ocean Cowboys https://www.facebook.com/CaptCorrigan/ On the Water Magazine http://www.onthewater.com/ Penobscot River Cabins http://penobscotrivercabins.com/ Phil Belcher Jr. Trapper Tackle https://www.trappertackle.com/ Plum Island Surf Caster http://www.plumislandsurfcasters.org/ Hook Line and Sinker http://officialhooklinesinker.com/ The Fisherman Magazine https://www.thefisherman.com/


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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Podcast 140 Rich Collins Frozen Eyes Boneyard and Fishing Pet Peeves Recorded Live at the New England Fishing Expo


Podcast 140 Recorded live at the New England Fishing and Outdoor Expo http://www.nefishingexpo.com/ Michael Frank’s Guide Corner http://www.franksflyarts.com/ Stump the Fish Nerds with Doc Martin and Scott Decker NH Fish and Game http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/ Fish in the News http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2016/06/watch_these_electric_eels_execute_shocking_leaps_video.html Fishy Pet Peeves


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Monday, January 23, 2017

Fish Nerds Podcast 139 Becoming a Guide Part 4 and Pocket Rod Rest


Welcome to the Fish Nerds I’m Clay Groves, Licensed NH Fishing Guide This episode is the fourth in our series on how to become a fishing guide. I am happy to bring you on my journey into making a living (at least partially) in the fishing industry. This episode is brought to you by our friends at NH Outdoor Learning Center, they offer tons of great outdoor certifications and I went to guide school with them. Scott Jackson really understands this business and without his help I would have had no chance of becoming a fishing guide. We originally were going to make this a simple four part series, but as I dig into this material and grow the business I am finding that it’s much more difficult than I could have imagined. Upcoming ideas for future episodes in this series, the expenses of guiding, becoming a pro-staff, sponsorship, marketing and the one that surprised me most, the Politics of guiding. First up my first trip I arrived to the fishing spot a half hour before my client. People were in the spot of my first choice, so I moved to plan B. It was January 1 so by law I could not pre-fish the area, in addition, my snowmobile broke down the day before so it was going to be a walk-on ice fishing trip. Did I mention I hate silver lake? My client arrived on time and was super excited to fish, so we headed out. There was nobody else in the area I chose, I chose the spot for two reasons, 1- Easy Parking and 2 5 years ago I saw a trout on an underwater camera, my hopes were not high and I informed my client we were not going to catch much, did I mention I hate silver lake? Here is Mike’s first impression Confidence grows with experience, we took a break to collect more audio, after this my equipment froze so I had to stop recording. All in all it was a good day, I counted 9 lakers for Mike and a few for myself, Mike called in to recap. BTW I can’t begin to thank Mike Enough, it means a lot to me that he wanted to be my first client. With my confidence High, Fish Nerds fly fishing correspondent and my friend Rich Collins came out with me. Rich is my banana, he’s full of bad luck, so we chatted while my recording equipment failed... the buzzing noise you hear in the background is my fish finder. Recently we had some protesters or I should say protester, you’ll hear my Father-in Law Scott call in to talk about our protestor. Then our recording equipment failed, you will hear more from RIch in the future. Part of being a guide is doing fishing seminars, I have been doing these for years (since 2011) so I did one for the Conway Public Library, Vinnie Joined me, once he is licensed he will be my partner in the Guide Service. We won’t make you listen to the whole thing. I booked 2 trips from the seminar, 18 people attended and the feedback we got was positive except for one. Someone said the children were distracting (My kids!) I got a call from Dave Wilson, who is has invented a new device call the Pocket Rod Res, he asked to meet me at a coffee shop to show off his new invention. https://pocketrodrest.com/ I have a handful on these Pocket Rod Rest to give away. Here’s how you can get one. I need to know what Annoys you most about other fisherpeople, what’s your fishy pet-peeve, leave that on my voicemail and I will send the first 8 people who call in a Pocket Rod Rest and some FN Decals. 607-378-FISH


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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Podcast 138 Trump Fish, Speak Up for the Blue &and Runny Bottom Border Patrol


Andrew Lewin from the Speak Up for the Blue Podcast co-hosts How do conservationists feel about recreational fishing? Do fish feel? Is fishing an act of violence? Facebook discussion from Fish Nerds Podcast group https://mitsloan.mit.edu/LearningEdge/simulations/fishbanks/Pages/fish-banks.aspx http://endoftheline.com/ The river institute http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2017/01/04/Fish-linked-to-North-Korean-guards-diarrhea-declining-in-value/4571483544239/ http://www.slate.com/blogs/business_insider/2017/01/04/trump_fish_is_iraqi_kurdistan_s_first_donald_trump_themed_restaurant.html http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/science/fish-climate-change-northeast.html?smid=tw-nytimesscience&smtyp=cur&_r=3&utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark&referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com%2Fgoto%2F9432569%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2016%2F12%2F30%2Fscience%2Ffish-climate-change-northeast.html%3Fsmid%3Dtw-nytimesscience%26s


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Monday, January 9, 2017

Podcast 137 Vegan Fish, New England Fishing Expo, Guides Corner and Boat Battery Hell


Next week we will be releasing the fourth episode in our series on becoming a licensed fishing guide It’s going to be a lot of fun, you might be impressed If you want to hire me to take you fishing head to www.fishnerds.com to get the info. All I will say is that this week I have had the best ice fishing of my life... species caught so far this season, lake trout, brook trout, rainbow trout, smelt, brown bullhead and yellow perch Guide Conrer with Michael Frank, www.franksflyarts.com Go Fish Dan The Fish Neds will be at the New England Fishing and Outdoor expo! http://www.nefishingexpo.com/ Fish Guy Josh and the Amazing James, FN West - Boat Battery and Hell Sturgeon http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-fake-seafood-20161220-story.html http://www.cbsnews.com/news/japan-bluefun-tuna-fetches-632000-tokyo-tsukiji-fish-auction/


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Monday, January 2, 2017

Fish Nerds #136 Phil Belcher Jr. Fishing University


Phil’s gonna be famous, but we knew him before he was cool! http://www.fishingu.com/ The schedule for the Sportsman Channel is: Jan. 2 Monday 11:00am Eastern Jan. 5 Thursday 10:00am Eastern Jan. 8 Sunday 8:30am Eastern Jan. 9 Monday 4:30am Eastern The schedule for the Outdoor Channel is: Jan. 2 Monday 7:30am Eastern Jan. 6 Friday 7:30am Eastern Jan. 7 Saturday 5:00am Eastern Jan. 7 Saturday 1:30pm Eastern “Your show description is: “Charlie & Ray are fishing today in Saratoga Springs, NY on Lake Saratoga with Bill Siemantel, B.A.S.S. & SPRO Pro & Phillip Belcher, Rat Fishing expert! Everyone from novices to pros can fish the big RATS! Tune in to see everything that Saratoga Springs has to offer! “ “ Fish Nerds live at the New England Fishing and Outdoor expo http://www.nefishingexpo.com/ Guides Corner We have a brand new sengment, Michael Frank from Columbia SC is our new guide correspondent, Michael runs Franks Fly Arts you can find more info from him or hire him at www.franksflyarts.com - Patreon.. Our show is funded through our fans www.patreon.com/fishnerds . Captain Shawn sent us a nice Brown Trout story... Thanks Shawn Jeff Dannaldson shared this fishnerds podcast group FISH IN SPACE https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/the-first-fish-in-orbit/ What happens you let your little cousins name a new species: NINJA SHARK! http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-just-discovered-a-weird-new-shark-that-glows-in-the-dark#.WGN1_eR6tfA.facebook


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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Fish Nerds Podcast, See Ya 2016, Hello 2017


It's been another great year, we hope you enjoy this yearly check in! Tons of fans and fishy correspondents have called in to make this a great show! Have a fishy 2017 and thanks for being part of the Fish Nerd Nation!


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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Fish Nerds podcast no.16


Another classic Fish Nerds episode. If you are enjoying these throwbacks, please leave us feedback or send us an email info@fishnerds.com better yet, head over to www.Patreon.com/fishnerds and donate a dollar per episode to help keep the show going


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Monday, December 19, 2016

FN Podcast 134 The Business of Guiding, Tim Moore Outdoors, Twin Maple Outdoors & Hill Country Guides


Welcome to the Fish Nerds It’s a celebration of fish, fishing, and eating fish that is always interesting, usually funny, and mostly true. Nate Hill of Hill Country Guide Service www.whitemountainflyfishing.com I’m Clay, We talk about fish, fishing and eating fish! Anything is fair game and it’s a good bet, that waiting for winter will make me want to change hobbies to something else that’s boring to wait for, like watching food cook in a crock-pot or watching grass grow. This is the third part of our series of becoming a fishing guide, we are going to chat about the business side of guiding. This series is sponsored by NH outdoor learning center, http://www.nhoutdoorlearning.com/ This is where I went to guide school. There is no chance I would have passed NH’s guide exam without going to guide school. Scott Jackson will teach you everything you need to know to Pass NH’s rigorous oral boards, he also will make sure you are an expert outdoorsman. Nate, what do you think about the NH guide exam? I interviewed Tim Moore, from www.Timmooreoutdoors.com Richard Yvonne from www.twinmapleoutdoors.com and asked them how does one make a living at guiding. But since I have Nate right here with me, I am going to ask him that first, Nate, How do you make a living as a guide? What is your business model? I am still working on mine, my business is starting off part-time while I wait to generate some revenue and grow it. In an upcoming show I will tell you about the hidden expenses of running a guide service. This show is funded by YOU OUR listeners, and we need more support, so if you have a few extra bucks a month, like 4 bucks, head over to www.patreon.com/fishnerds and throw a dollar an episode into the hat. That money goes directly to paying to keep this show on the internet. We honestly cannot do this show without listener support. If you donate at the $5 a show level you will be sent a super warm fleece lined fish nerds beanie! Also a big fat thanks to our newest Patreon Supporters, Michael Steffen Akihito Dan Michael crooker Michael Frank Reed Sutter Clay So that is it. you have listen to a few of Fish Nerds when you could have been fishing,: Nate We’d like to thank our families for supporting us while we podcast, go on fishing Quests and do all sorts of silly things that nerds do. If you would like to support Fish Nerds you can go to Patreon.com and search for Fish Nerds and help us crowd fund this podcast! Clay: Special thanks to Tim Moore www.timmooreoutdoors.com Richard Yvonne www.twinmapleoutdoors.com and of course Nate Hill http://www.whitemountainflyfishing.com/ Nate:: And until next time, follow the code of the Fish Nerd: Spawn early and often; Clay: Avoid free lunches with strings attached; Nate: swim against the current every chance you get.


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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Fish Nerds Throwback Episode no.15


Another fun early Fish Nerds episode, you can hear the Joy and Hope still in our hearts as we tackle one more fish on our quest for glory. Dave will talk about sticklebacks and yes Deadly Dicks are real.. sit back and enjoy this classic Fish Nerds adventure. For more Fish Nerds fun head to www.fishnerds.com


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Monday, December 12, 2016

Fish Nerds Podcast 133 Center Pin Fishing with Daina, Ice Skating on Dead Fish and the FN West


.Today’s show is supported by the Fish Nerds Guide Service, the only Ice Fishing Service serving the Mount Washington Valley, if you want to fish with ME Clay Groves, head to www.fishnerds.com to book your trip, we specialize in family friendly ice fishing adventures. And coming in February, Romance/Bromance night fishing for lovers. We will hunt the most romantic of NH’s native fish. So in today’s show we are going to talk Center-Pin Fishing, I’ve never heard of it either! As you may know we have a facebook group “The Fish Nerds Podcast” and Daina Snyder and her husband Jeffery Syder have been sharing fantastic photos and videos of the fish they have been catching in the Niagra River, this sparked conversations about fish and of course their technique. I should also say that we needed a female angler on the show because we got called out on another podcast for being a show for guys. The She Podcasts, podcast can be found anywhere podcasts are found, Elsie Escobar and Jessica Kupferman do a fun show but mentioned and talked about the Fish Nerds recently and said women do not fish. I want to show them they are FN wrong. We love them anyway. But before I get to her, I chatted with Nate Hill from Hill country guide service about center pin fishing. http://www.whitemountainflyfishing.com/ So I called Dana and asked her about her fishing, she was actually fishing the niagra river when I called.. That’s the background noise you will hear in this interview. Head to www.fishnerds.com to see the photos of her fish. Fish in the News I asked Nate to hang with me for the news News this week was submitted to us by our fans on the fish nerds podcast group on Facebook http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-game-and-fish-try-new-technology-control-invasive-burbot www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-38127428 Fish Guy Josh and the Amazing James tossed us a little news too! http://www.grindtv.com/fishing/vietnam-veterans-dying-wish-catch-one-last-fish-video/#8zC7g3JLMMYZdjRW.97


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Thursday, December 8, 2016

#FNThrowback-Podcast-14-Bluefish-Bass-Dishwasher-Fish-And-Screaming-Frogs


#TBT #FNThrowback Episode 14, we explore bass fishing, tiny fishing for blues. We also hear the story of screaming frogs. www.fishnerds.com


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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Fish Nerds Podcast 132 Becoming a Guide Part 2 Guiding Mistakes


Welcome to the Fish Nerds, it’s a celebration of Fish Fishing and Eating fish I’m Clay Groves, Licensed NH Fishing Guide Today’s episode is sponsored by the NH Outdoor Learning Center http://www.nhoutdoorlearning.com/ this is where I went to gudie school. Scott Jackson runs a great program that will teach you everything you need to know to pass the NH Guide Test... I doubt I could have passed the test without taking the course. This is the second part in our series on becoming a fishing guide. As I was traveling around meeting guides, I was struck by how competent and confident they all are. The only way to gain that level of confidence is by making mistakes. So I begged the question, what do you consider a bad day with clients. I’ve collected three stories or you, FIrst Up, we have Tim Moore, Tim Moore is a licensed NH guide and one of the hardest working guys I know. For more information on Tim head to www.timmooreoutdoors.com I caught up with Tim at a coffee shop in Portsmouth NH Next up, Captain Shawn Tibbetts, Captain shawn runs a tune/shark charter out of Saco MAine. Shawn has taught me a ton about fishing for sharks, cussing like a sailor and kissing other guys... I don’t want to talk about that! You can find the good captain at www.mainetunafishing.com We recorded this segment on top of a Mountain in North Conway NH Twin Maple Outdoors.com Richard Yvone owner of Twin Maple Outdoors checked in with his guide disaster story. After hearing this I would definitely trust Richard to guide me in the wilds of Maine.. If you are in the Highlands of ME you should hire Richard, you can even book his lodge! https://twinmapleoutdoors.com/ I managed to get him out of the woods and on the phone. FISH IN THE NEWS I love Fish IN the News http://www.startribune.com/hudson-wis-entrepreneur-makes-slick-pitch-on-shark-tank/402770536/ Hudson, Wis., entrepreneur wows 'Shark Tank' Vance Zahorski, an avid fisherman, nets $120,000 investment on show. He entered the infamous “Shark Tank” seeking a $120,000 return for 20 percent of his company, but gave up 33 percent to seal the deal. While other Sharks showed interest in the company, Daymond John, the multimillionaire behind FUBU, was the only one to make a formal offer after seeing the device, marketed as the “ultimate fishing essential” on the company’s website. The exposure is a huge victory for the start-up that Zahorski founded on a whim in 2013. He quit his six-figure salary sales job at an appliance company in Arizona, sold his prized fishing boat and the dream home he helped build with his bare hands, then moved back to his hometown in western Wisconsin with his wife and two young daughters. A prototype made of welding putty and a dental floss cutter would explode into a booming business. Less than two years after launching, the rings now sell in hundreds of independent bait and tackle shops in eight different countries. When Zahorski realized the rings also cut thread and yarn, the products were stocked in quilting stores. It retails for $12. There will be even more to be thankful for this year. I caught up with Vance over skype after the show aired... Captain Shawn Tibbetts is back with his segment Vets in the News, the Fish Nerds want to pay tribute to vets who have protected our free speech and allowed us to grow into this Fish Nerd Media Empire. So that is it. you have listen to a few of Fish Nerds when you could have been fishing, We’d like to thank our families for supporting us while we podcast, go on fishing Quests and do all sorts of silly things that nerds do. If you would like to support Fish Nerds you can go to Patreon.com and search for Fish Nerds and help us crowd fund this podcast! Special thanks to Tim Moore www.timmooreoutdoors.com Captain Shawn Tibbetts www.mainetunafishing.com Richard Yvonee, www.twinmapleoutdoors.com Vance Zahorski from Line Cutterz.com : And until next time, follow the code of the Fish Nerd: Spawn early and often; Avoid free lunches with strings attached; swim against the current every chance you get. If you want to book me to guide you on the ice this winter, head to www.fishnerds.com In a couple of weeks we will release the next part of the guide series, the Business of guiding


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