Mudhole (Rodbuilding) at the Tampa Tribune Outdoor Expo

This is a 2 Part interview:


Download Mudhole 2012 Pt I


Download Mudhole 2012 Pt 2

Mud Hole Rod Building

Mud Hole Rod Building

Captain Keiland Smith and Captain Blake Smith speak with Scott Gimbert, from Mudhole (Rodbuilding.)  Mudhole has been a long term friend of Awesome Fishing Radio, and it was fun to catch up with them at the Expo.

Learn Rod Building with Mudhole, click here

Rigging your boat for Tarpon Fishing Pt1


Rigging your Boat for Tarpon fishing.  Catching and fisghting the Silver King takes more than just muscle.  Equiping your gear and boat the right way makes all of the difference when the fish runns all of your line off, or you have found the perfect spot.  Solutions are simple if you know them.  Captain Keiland shares his years of experience on the subject.

Info on Wang Anchor

The Magic of Polarized Sunglasses – Seeing is Believing

Polarized Sunglasses make it easy to see fish

Polarized Sunglasses make it easy to see fish.


Seeing is Believing-Polarized Sunglasses

Awesome Fishing Radio and Captain Keiland Smith are big fans of high quality polarized sunglasses. This show is dedicated to what makes the best pair for you.

Unlike 10 years ago, there are a lot of good polarized sunglasses. Currently, we talk about our favorites, and our Excellent Sponsor Costa Del Mar.

And of course, we talk about Breakfast Chili-a true Southern delicacy.

Sight Fishing Big Redfish in Moquito Lagoon with Mike Rathjen

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 2

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 2

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 3

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 3

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 4

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 4

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 5

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 5Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 5

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 6

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 6


Sight Fishing Big Reds on Mosquito Lagoon with Mike Rathgen

Our friend, Mike Rathjen has been catching some monster Redfish in Mosquito Lagoon this fall.   It  has been so good, that they filmed a TV show!  Recently Mike picked up a fly rod with great succes.  He suggests several flies that have been working well.  And he shares some of the places on Mosquito Lagoon that are producing monster redfish.  The guys have a great time joking around in this show. 

Mike is the Florida East Coast Rep for Beavertail Skiffs

Sight Fishing Gear for Shallow Water


Sight Fishing Gear for Shallow Water

Captain Keiland Smith tells Co-Host Allen Wyatt about his favorite gear for shallow water fishing. 

  • The main tool for saving the grass on the flats - CMC Jack Plates. 
  • Polarized sunglasses work well, but there are a few tricks of the trade to seeing fish. Costa 
  • Great soft bait combinations from Gulp and Docs Jigs
  • Critical terminal knot for more action.
  • Captain Keiland’s best knot for tying Suffix braid to mono or flurocarbon.
  • Crazy good shrimp fly
  • Pole Vs. Troll - maybe neither!
  • Abadabadoo and Buff Headgear

Sight Fishing 101 with Captain Keiland Smith

Tailing Redfish

The Ultimate Sight Fishing Target!

Sight Fishing 101

This is the first in a series about  sight fishing.  Captain Keiland Smith and Allen Wyatt share insights into sight fishing on the the Florida Flats.  Of course, Captain Keiland shares a fishing story, and reviews the new Beavertail Skiff that he has been fishing.  Thumbs up to the new Vengeance.


Sight Fishing 101

Rod Building with Scott Gimbert of Mud Hole

Scott Gimbert joins Awesome Fishing Radio to talk about the new opportunities at Mud Hole-World’s Largest Rod Building Supplier.  G.Loomis quit offering their popular rod “blanks” to rod builders as of Jan 1 2010, so what does Mud Hole do?  Listen to this show and find our their innovative solution.  Also, Mud Hole takes their Rod Building Schools on the road to a city near you.  Scott Gimbert describes this innovative approach to Mud Hole schools.  Link to Mud Hole.

Mud Hole Scott Gimbert on AFR


Tampa Tribune Outdoor Expo Joe Welborne Carbon Marine P6

Tampa Tribune Outdoor Expo Joe Welborne Carbon Marine Part  six.  Joe Welborne shares his insight into carbon fibre accessories for the shallow water angler.  Interesting products that stand apart from the rest of the market.  Link to Carbon Marine

Tampa Tribune Outdoor Expo Joe Welborne P6


Mark Fisher of Beavertail Skiffs at Tampa Tribune Outdoor Expo P2

Awesome Fishing Radio with Beaver Tail

Mike Rathjen, Steve Rathjen, Captain Keiland Smith, and Mark Fisher

Part two of Captain Keiland’s interviews at the Tampa Tribune Outdoor Expo hosted by Frank Sargeant.  Mark Fisher introduces theVengeance by Beavertail Skiffs.  It sounds fantastic for the shallow water salt water angler, as Mark describes the innovative construction and design of the boat.    Catch the excitement of thw Vengeance and the boys at Beavetail Skiffs..  Link to Beavertail Skiffs 

Tampa Tribune Outdoor Expo Mark Fisher Beavertail P2


Winter Mosquito Lagoon with Mike Rathjen Pt2

Part 2 of the show with Mike Rathjen.  Equipment to keep live bait alive and your boat quiet.  Mike shares his method for fishing live bait in weedy areas.  Captain Keiland Smith talks about fishing.

Winter Mosquito Lagoon with Mike Rathjen P2


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