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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