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On our podcast, Honey Hole Hangout, we talk about hunting, fly fishing, and misadventures in the outdoors. Listen as we answer submitted questions, review whiskey, interview guests, and cover some of our favorite stories: On Patrol, Florida Man, Creature Watch, Conservation Corner, Neat Things in Nature, and More. read less
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Episode 167 - Luchador Fly Co & Hill Country Fly Works
Jul 15 2024
Episode 167 - Luchador Fly Co & Hill Country Fly Works
FIND ALL OF OUR INFO HERE: https://linktr.ee/honeyholeangling   Follow Luchador Fly Co - https://www.instagram.com/luchadorflyco/ Follow Hill Country Flyworks - https://www.instagram.com/hillcountryflyworks/?hl=en   Summary They start with discussing various topics such as eating Snickers upside down, collecting DVDs in the age of streaming, and their preferences for different types of canned fish. They also touch on movies, including the popularity of Ozempic, the controversy surrounding Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, and their love for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The conversation concludes with discussing trying different types of meat, including pate and foie gras. Grant Powell shares his recent fishing trip experiences, including challenging weather conditions and losing big fish. He recounts a previous trip where he got flooded off the river and lost his kayak. The conversation also touches on the importance of replacing tippet spools and the impact of storing fishing gear in extreme temperatures. During this part of the conversation, the hosts discuss various topics related to fly fishing, including the durability of fishing gear, strategies for handling fish near cover, and their recent fishing experience with Poncho Outdoors. They also touch on the use of scents on flies and the challenges of fishing in clear water. The hosts share their experiences of catching carp and the excitement of doubling up on fish. Overall, this part of the conversation provides insights into fly fishing techniques and the joy of successful fishing trips. In this final part of the conversation, the hosts discuss their recent fishing experiences and share their thoughts on fly patterns for different species. They also talk about the versatility of certain flies and how they can be used in fresh and saltwater environments.   Takeaways -The hosts discuss the surprise of going live on YouTube and the challenges of posting on multiple platforms. -They explore the idea of collecting DVDs in the age of streaming and the potential limitations of streaming services. -The conversation touches on the popularity of the movie franchise Pirates of the Caribbean and the controversy surrounding Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. -They also discuss the appeal of trying different types of meat, including pate and foie gras. -Fishing trips can be challenging due to unpredictable weather conditions. -Losing big fish can be a mix of conflicting emotions, even on a successful fishing day. -Replacing tippet spools regularly is important, especially for monofilament lines. -Extreme temperatures can deteriorate fishing gear, so proper storage is crucial. -The durability of fishing gear depends on the type of fish being targeted and the conditions in which it is used. -When fishing near cover, there is a balance between stopping a fish from reaching the cover and risking the line breaking. -Clear water can make fishing more challenging as fish can see the angler and the fly more easily. -Using scents on flies is a debated topic among fly fishermen, with some believing it can attract fish and others preferring to rely on the natural presentation of the fly. -Catching carp can be a rewarding experience, and doubling up on fish adds to the excitement of the fishing trip. -Different fly patterns can be used for various species and environments -Certain flies, like the crease fly, can be effective when fished with sinking lines -The hosts discuss their favorite flies and their potential for catching different fish -The conversation ends with lighthearted banter and plans for future podcast episodes
Episode 166 - Steelhead Adventures With Chris Fleury
Jun 27 2024
Episode 166 - Steelhead Adventures With Chris Fleury
FIND ALL OF OUR INFO HERE: https://linktr.ee/honeyholeangling   Follow Chris On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blacklistedfishing/   The hosts and guest discuss their top five flies and share stories about fishing in different conditions. They also talk about the recovery of rivers after droughts and the impact on fish populations. The conversation then shifts to soccer, with one of the hosts giving an update on his coaching experience. They also talk about bucket list fish and offshore fishing. Chris shares his experiences with steelhead fishing trips and discusses the concept of naturalized versus invasive fish species. He explains that naturalized fish are species that have been in an ecosystem for a long time and no longer cause significant changes, while invasive fish are actively spreading and disrupting ecosystems. Chris mentions examples such as carp, lionfish, and snakehead. He also highlights the inconsistency in people's attitudes towards naturalized fish, such as rainbow trout being accepted while carp are often considered trash fish. The conversation touches on the taste of carp and the perception of catfish as a less desirable fish. In this final part of the conversation, the hosts and guests discuss the topic of catch-and-release fishing and responsible fish handling. They emphasize the importance of not overfishing and only keeping what you will eat. They also discuss the ethics of fishing guides who focus on limiting out and quickly moving on to the next set of clients. The conversation then shifts to fly fishing for smallmouth buffalo and tips for getting started with two-hand micro spay casting. They also discuss strategies for catching Rios in crystal clear water.   Takeaways The top five flies can vary depending on the fish species and fishing conditions.Rivers can recover quickly after droughts and fish populations can bounce back.Soccer coaching involves analyzing player performance and strategizing for future games.The participants discuss their soccer tournament and the possibility of winning the gold if they beat the top team in their division.They reminisce about the movie Waterboy and share trivia about the actress who played the mom.The conversation shifts to fishing, with the participants sharing their experiences and discussing their bucket list fish.They talk about offshore fishing and the excitement of catching different species of fish.Naturalized fish are species that have been in an ecosystem for a long time and no longer cause significant changes. Invasive fish are actively spreading and disrupting ecosystems.Attitudes towards different naturalized fish can be inconsistent, with some species being accepted while others are considered trash fish.Carp can be a good-tasting fish if caught in clean water and cooked well.The taste of fish can be influenced by the quality of the water they inhabit.Practice catch-and-release fishing and only keep what you will eat.Avoid overfishing and be mindful of the impact on fish populations.Question the ethics of fishing guides who focus on limiting out and quickly moving on to the next set of clients.When fly fishing for smallmouth buffalo, use smaller flies with short tails to increase hooking success.For two-hand micro spay casting, find a moving stream to practice in and consider getting lessons from experienced guides or anglers.When fishing for Rios in crystal clear water, be patient and try to provoke a reaction bite by irritating the fish with your fly.
Episode 165 - The Journey Of Podcasting With Russell Reynolds
Jun 18 2024
Episode 165 - The Journey Of Podcasting With Russell Reynolds
FIND ALL OF OUR INFO HERE: https://linktr.ee/honeyholeangling   Follow Wildlife Outdoors Here: https://www.instagram.com/wild.life.outdoors/   Summary The conversation starts with discussing podcasts and Russell's podcast, Wildlife Outdoors. They talk about the fishing opportunities in Arkansas and the variety of fish available. They also discuss the length of time they have been doing their respective podcasts. The conversation covers various topics including fishing, fly tying, and bucket list fishing trips. The hosts discuss their experiences with fishing and the reasons behind their decisions to stop or continue. They also play a game where they rank different bass flies based on their personal preferences. In this part of the conversation, the hosts discuss a game they played and the potential prize, as well as a funny incident with a mislabeled video. They then transition to a conversation about the upcoming cicada hatch and how it will affect fishing. They also share stories of dumb and dangerous things they did as kids. In this final part of the conversation, the hosts share some funny and adventurous stories from their childhood. They talk about zip-lining from trees, playing airsoft, and getting into mischief. They also discuss the importance of regulations in hunting, specifically regarding mountain lions and wild hogs. The hosts highlight the need for responsible hunting practices and the potential consequences of unregulated hunting. The conversation ends on a light-hearted note with some playful banter.   Takeaways Starting a podcast can be a way to pursue a passion and connect with like-minded individuals.Arkansas offers a diverse range of fishing opportunities, including trout fishing and warm water fishing.Podcasting requires dedication and consistency to maintain a successful show.The hosts share their experiences and reasons for continuing or stopping fishingThey discuss the creative process of fly tying and the importance of experimentationThey explore the idea of unconventional fishing baits and productsThe hosts talk about their bucket list fishing trips and the species they would like to catchThey play a game where they rank different bass flies based on their preferences.Sometimes miscommunications or mistakes can lead to funny situationsNature events like the cicada hatch can have an impact on outdoor activities like fishingChildren often do dumb or dangerous things as they explore and learn about the world Childhood memories of zip-lining, playing airsoft, and getting into mischief can be both funny and adventurous.Regulations in hunting are important to ensure responsible practices and prevent overhunting.Mountain lions and wild hogs are two species that require specific regulations to maintain their populations and prevent harm to other animals.Unregulated hunting can lead to the extinction of certain species, making regulations necessary for conservation efforts.Playful banter and light-hearted conversations can make for an enjoyable podcast experience.
Episode 164 - All About Fly Tying With Matt Bennett
May 22 2024
Episode 164 - All About Fly Tying With Matt Bennett
FIND ALL OF OUR INFO HERE: https://linktr.ee/honeyholeangling   Follow Matt Bennett on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flygeekmatt/   Please leave us a review if you liked our podcast! Send us your thoughts, opinions, and concerns, or just say Hi! info@honeyholeangling.com   Summary In this conversation, the hosts and guests discuss various topics related to fly fishing and fly tying. They touch on the cost of fly tying, the challenges of starting a fly tying business, and the process of designing new fly patterns. The guest, Matt Bennett, shares his experience getting into fly fishing and fly tying, as well as his journey in starting his own fly tying business. He also talks about his popular fly patterns, such as the Lunch Money and the Rio Getter. In this part of the conversation, Matt Bennett discusses the limited number of materials available for fly tying and creating new fly patterns. He also talks about the commercialization of fly patterns and the importance of finding a community or mentor when starting in fly tying. Matt shares his top tips for new fly tiers, including investing in quality tools and materials. He also showcases some of his favorite tying tools, such as the Stonfo thread splitter and Dr. Slick scissors. In this part of the conversation, Matt Bennett discusses fly tying tools and accessories. He shares his personal preferences for whip finishers, dubbing brushes, and bobbins. He also discusses the importance of good-quality tools and recommends starting with a basic set. Matt and the hosts discuss the necessity of certain tools and accessories, such as a razor blade holder and a hair packer. They also talk about fly tying vises and Matt shares his favorite vise brands. Matt explains his process of production tying and how he organizes his materials. He also discusses the consistency of natural materials and the importance of sourcing them from reliable suppliers. The conversation concludes with discussing Matt's decision to stop tying commercially and his transition to working in the family forestry business. The conversation concludes with a game where the hosts and guests rank different fly tiers. The rankings are subjective and based on personal preferences. Matt Bennett shares stories about his interactions with some of the fly tiers on the list. He also mentions that he is not currently taking orders for flies but occasionally donates them for a good cause. The episode ends with a farewell and a reminder to follow Matt on Instagram.   Takeaways -Tying your flies may not necessarily save money, as fly tiers often end up buying a lot of materials and tools. -Starting a fly tying business requires a lot of dedication and hard work, and the business side of things can be challenging. -Designing new fly patterns involves experimentation and making modifications to existing patterns to suit specific fishing conditions. -Popular fly patterns, such as the Lunch Money and the Rio Getter, have gained recognition and success in the fly fishing community. -There is a finite number of materials available for fly tying, but the combination and design of those materials can create unique fly patterns. -Creating a new fly pattern involves more than just combining materials; it also requires designing the fly to act right and choosing the right colors. -Commercializing a fly pattern involves submitting prototypes to fly tying companies and going through a selection process. -When starting in fly tying, it is important to find a community or mentor who can provide guidance and support. -Investing in quality tools and materials can save a lot of frustration and lead to better results in fly tying. Having good quality fly tying tools is important for a consistent and enjoyable tying experience. -Starting with a basic set of tools is recommended for beginners. -Certain tools and accessories, such as a razor blade holder and a hair packer, may not be necessary for all types of flies. -Choosing the right fly tying vise depends on personal preference and the types of flies being tied. -Consistency in natural materials, such as rabbit zonker strips and marabou, can be achieved by sourcing them in bulk from reliable suppliers. -Matt transitioned from tying commercially to working in the family forestry business. -Rankings of fly tiers are subjective and based on personal preferences. -Interacting with and learning from different fly tiers can be a valuable experience.
Episode 163 - Reel Recovery Retreat and Zach's First Carp
May 7 2024
Episode 163 - Reel Recovery Retreat and Zach's First Carp
FIND ALL OF OUR INFO HERE : https://linktr.ee/honeyholeangling   Summary In this conversation, Zach and Landon discuss their recent fishing experiences and share stories about catching carp. Zach shares his excitement about catching his first carp and the adrenaline rush he experienced during the fight. They also discuss the Explore Act and its significance in the fishing community. The conversation in this part of the recording focuses on the participants' experiences during the Reel Recovery retreat. One participant shares his excitement about catching carp and plans to prioritize carp fishing in the future. Another participant reflects on his time with his fishing buddy who is battling cancer and the impact of the retreat on their relationship. The hosts also discuss their own experiences with their participants and the dynamics of a larger group retreat. Overall, the conversation highlights the joy and camaraderie that comes from fishing and connecting with others in the real recovery community. In this final part of the conversation, the hosts discuss various topics, including a nickname given to Gabe, a bipartisan explore act, and the merits of Euro Nymphing. They also engage in playful banter and share closing words.   Takeaways -Catching carp can be an exciting and challenging experience -The Explore Act has significance in the fishing community -Fishing adventures provide memorable experiences and opportunities for growth -Carp fishing can be just as exciting and challenging as saltwater fishing -Reel Recovery provided a meaningful and positive experience for participants battling cancer -The hosts and participants formed strong bonds and shared memorable moments -The larger group retreat allowed for diverse experiences and connections -The hosts discuss a nickname given to Gabe, adding a playful element to the conversation. -They mention a bipartisan explore act that aims to make outdoor activities more accessible and affordable for everyone. -The hosts express their opinions on Euro Nymphing, with some skepticism and humor. -The conversation concludes with lighthearted banter and closing words from each host.
Episode 162 - All About Carp
Apr 30 2024
Episode 162 - All About Carp
FIND ALL OF OUR INFO HERE : https://linktr.ee/honeyholeangling   In this part of the conversation, the hosts discuss their podcast intro, tying flies, and react to fishing videos. They also talk about Zach's carp fishing experience and his questions about what he did wrong. The main themes include podcasting, fly tying, video reactions, and carp fishing. During this part of the conversation, the hosts discuss their experiences with carp fishing. They talk about watching videos of carp eating to learn their behavior and cues. They also discuss the importance of being able to estimate how long a fish eats before setting the hook. The hosts share their experiences of feeling shaky and excited when a fish turns on their fly. They also discuss the use of drones in fly fishing and the importance of choosing the right sunglasses for spotting fish. The conversation segues into a discussion about different sunglasses brands and the comfort and clarity of different lens types. In this final part of the conversation, the hosts discuss their upcoming carp fishing adventures and share their experiences with different fly colors. They also talk about their soccer coaching updates and share some funny stories. The conversation ends with a teaser about an upcoming fishing event.   Takeaways - The hosts discuss their podcast intro and how they often ignore it because they hear it every time. - Zach shares his experience of tying flies and the types of flies he is working on. - They react to fishing videos and discuss the content and humor in them. - Zach talks about his carp fishing trip and his questions about what he did wrong. - The hosts provide insights and advice on carp fishing techniques and behavior. - Watching videos of carp eating can help anglers learn their behavior and cues. - Estimating how long a fish eats before setting the hook is important for successful carp fishing. - Using drones in fly fishing can be controversial and may be considered poaching in some cases. - Choosing the right sunglasses with the appropriate lens type is crucial for spotting fish. - Different sunglasses brands offer various frame styles and lens options for anglers to choose from. - The hosts are excited about their upcoming carp fishing adventures - They discuss the effectiveness of different fly colors for carp - They share funny stories about mistaking fish species - The hosts talk about their soccer coaching experiences - They tease an upcoming fishing event   Chapters 00:00 Podcast Intro and Fly Tying 03:59 Reacting to Fishing Videos 11:03 Zach's Carp Fishing Experience 22:20 Understanding Carp Behavior 24:17 The Excitement of a Fish Turning on the Fly 25:38 Controversy Surrounding Drones in Fly Fishing 30:43 Choosing the Right Sunglasses 44:20 Excitement for Carp Fishing Adventures 46:38 Exploring Fly Colors for Carp 53:02 Funny Stories and Mistaken Fish Species 57:52 Soccer Coaching Updates 01:03:39 Teaser: Upcoming Fishing Event
Episode 161 - Jumping In The River For A Fish
Apr 16 2024
Episode 161 - Jumping In The River For A Fish
FIND ALL OF OUR INFO HERE : https://linktr.ee/honeyholeangling   In this episode, the hosts discuss various topics including remote podcasting, UFO sightings, bridge collapses, aliens, Sasquatch, soccer tryouts, decision-making, Mending the Line on Netflix, and fishing retreats like Casting for Recovery. The conversation covers topics such as pairing fishing buddies, the preference for organic vs. assigned fishing buddies, fishing with new anglers, tying flies, trimming rubber legs, caring vs. not caring about catching fish, getting a Magikarp tattoo, and ranking water Pokemon. In this episode, the hosts engage in a lighthearted conversation about ranking Pokemon by coolness and share their personal experiences. They discuss a weird interaction at a gas station and a fishing adventure that involved jumping into a river. The hosts also brainstorm future podcast ideas and potential activities to engage their listeners. Takeaways - Remote podcasting allows for live streaming and interactive features. - UFO sightings and bridge collapses generate curiosity and speculation. - Discussions about aliens and Sasquatch can be entertaining but may lack concrete evidence. - Soccer tryouts involve tough decision-making and consideration of skill levels. - Mending the Line is a popular fly fishing movie available on Netflix. - Casting for Recovery and fishing retreats provide unique experiences for participants. - Unexpected and strange interactions can happen in everyday life. - Adventures and mishaps while pursuing hobbies can make for interesting stories. - Brainstorming and discussing ideas can lead to new and exciting podcast content.   Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Remote Podcasting 02:36 Exploring UFO Sightings and Bridge Collapse 05:12 Discussion on Aliens and Sasquatch 08:04 Soccer Tryouts and Decision-Making 13:19 UFO Sighting and Mending the Line on Netflix 24:49 Pairing Fishing Buddies 27:21 Organic vs. Assigned Fishing Buddies 29:35 Fishing with New Anglers 31:06 Tying Flies 33:05 Trimming Rubber Legs 35:06 Caring vs. Not Caring about Catching Fish 38:09 Getting a Magikarp Tattoo 42:02 Choosing a Fish Pokemon Tattoo 43:18 Ranking Water Pokemon 43:51 Ranking Pokemon by Coolness 49:23 Weird Interaction at the Gas Station 57:55 Jumping into the River to Catch a Fish 01:03:30 Discussion on Future Podcast Ideas