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New Rapala Lures at ICAST 2012

New Rapala Lures at ICAST 2012

Captain Keiland Smith and Captain Blake Smith discuss the cool new products from Rapala at the ICAST Show.  Listen here or dowload form the iTunes store.

Rapala introduced several new series at this show, and Captain Blake shares his inside information on the new gear!


ICAST – World’s Largest Fishing Show

ICASTLogoCaptain Keiland Smith and Captain Blake Smith attend the largest Fishing Show on the Planet.  And this is an Industry Only Event!  All the best Mfgs and Fishing Stores are in attendance.   Join the AFR crew for a tour around ICAST.


ICAST Worlds Largest Fishing Show

ICAST | Costa Del Mar

Captain Keiland Smith and Captain Blake Smith check out the new Sunglasses from Costa Del Mar at the ICAST Show.  Costa Del Mar has been a long time sponsor of AFR.  The guys find the new polarized 580P sunrise lenses.

ICAST Costa Del Mar

Costa 580P Sunrise Color Lense

Costa 580P Sunrise Lenses

Costa 580P Sunrise Lense Sunglasses wins the “Best of Show” award at ICAST!

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Capt. Rick Murphy at Marine Supply Show

Rick Murphy with Awesome Fishing Radio

Victoria Smith with Captain Rick Murphy at the Marine Supply Show 2012

Host of Sportsman Adventures, Captain Rick Murphy, joins the crew of Awesome Fishing Radio.  Capt. Rick is always personable, and just like you see him on TV.  Perhaps he is even more fun!  Capt. Keiland Smith and Capt. Blake Smith spend a few great minutes with this friend of the family.

Capt Rick Murphy at Marine Supply show

Rick Murphy is always personable

Captain Rick Murphy is just as friendly in person as he is on TV. Rick Murphy is the host of long Running Sportsman’s Adventures.

Frank Sargeant at the Tampa Tribune Outdoor Expo 2012

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Frank Sargeant

Frank Sargeant

Captain Keiland Smith and Captain Blake Smith take time with Frank Sargeant at the Tampa Tribune Outdoor Expo.  Frank Sargeant is a prolific writer in many publications, and he is the founder of the the biggest outdoor show in Florida.  Always a good friend of AFR.

See Frank Sargeant’s books here.

TFO at the Tampa Tribune Outdoor Expo

Capt Keiland Smith and Captain Blake Smith are at the Tamapa Tribune Outdoor Expo for the next several shows.  They interviewed old friends and new friends about gear ofr fishin (of course!)

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TFO Tampa Trib Expo


TFO LogoIn this edition, Awesome Fishing speaks with Brandon Powers of TFO (Temple Fork Outfitters)They discuss the conventional saltwater rods designed by Gary Loomis and fly fishing fly rods designed by Lefty Kreh.  TFO rods have a repuation for making high quality and economical rods  for Salt or Fresh.  TFO has one of the best warrantiy programs in the industry.  Click the logo to see the TFO website.

This show is hosted by Captain Keiland Smith and Captain Blake Smith.

Winter Grouper Fishing Inshore with Capt Blake Smith

Winter Grouper Fishing with Capt Blake Smith

Did you know that you don’t have to go offshore to catch Florida’s famous Grouper.  Even a small flat bottom boat will do the job in the winter.  This show is load with info on inshore grouper fishing during the winter months.  Captain Blake Smith has been catching and eating a lot of Grouper for the last few weeks.  He uses a couple of techniques including live Pinfish and Grunts, and also trolling Rapala plugs.  Rigging your gear for big fish is important because occasionally you’ll catch a true Goliath!

Capt Blake with a future Grouper Sandwich

Another Super Grouper

Capt Blake Smith and perfect Gag Grouper

Gag Grouper


Tournament Redfishing with Capt. Blake Smith

Match the Greenbacks with a Twichin Rap

Match the Greenbacks with a Twichin Rap

Join Capt Blake for some summertime action on the water of Tampa Bay, Chasing Redfish for a tournament with Captain Granger Haranamis.  Tips for working your artificials and “matching the hatch.”  Because of the warm summer water, some of the tips are particularly helpful.  

Tournament Redfishing with Capt Blake Smith

Best places to hunt for reds when the water is warm.
Hummingbird and Navionics App
Fishing the Mangroves.
Falling Tides.
Working the Skitter Walk.

Jamaica Fishing with Capt Blake Smith

We are talking to  Captain Keiland’s son, Blake Smith-New Captain and Newly Wed.  Jamaica honeymoon is also a fishing trip.  Blake, you found the perfect bride!  Blake shares the adventure and gives advice for anglers wanting to fish in Jamaica. 

Jamaica Fishing with Capt Blake Smith

Captain Blake Smith wiht Monster Snook

Captain Blake Smith witt Monster Snook


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