This podcast is being brought to you from "Livin' the Dream" studios on Percy Priest Lake outside of Nashville, TN.
"Livin' the Dream" is a 66' Sumerset Houstboat, pictured here:
Could there be a more fitting studio name to host the recording of this podcast? Serendipitous!
And here is an insiders look of the onboard podcasting studio setup:
Now that you have a good visual of where "It Pays to FIsh" is coming from, let me give you a better idea of where we are going.
There are so many opportunities to do what you love and turn it into a career. I'm going to bring you interviews covering all different aspects of the fishing world from some of the most successful people in the business. We're going to cover everything from professional anglers to becoming a fishing guide to some things you may have never thought about before such as graphic design, equipment design, boat manufacturing, blog writing, ecommerce, television and online fishing shows, and on and on.
Even if you're just a fan of fishing and want to learn more but not necessarily pursue something as a career, this podcast is still for you.
If there is anyone you would like for us to interview or a specific topic you would like to see covered please send me an email directly at email@example.com.
Along they way, we're also going to be covering my personal journey of building a brand I've called "No Bananas Outfitters" from the ground up. I'm going to be 100% candid and take you along in real-time as I make mistakes and hopefully also celebrate successes. You'll be able to learn from my experience first hand and take part in the journey as well. The best part? I'm the one taking all the risks! Think of it as your free real-world fishing industry MBA.
I tell you a little bit about my personal background in this episode. Here is a picture of the walleye, the first one boated on my Qwest Edge fishing pontoon called "Marble Eye" (pictured next to "Livin' the Dream" in the photos right below the walleye). It was caught on Lake Normandy near Manchester, TN (home of the Bonnaroo Music Festival) with one of Pete Hatchett's walleye rigs.
I go a little into the overall vision for "No Bananas Outfitters" which includes selling t-shirts and accessories via an e-commerce site, an Airbnb house and adding Airbnb experiences which includes getting my captain's license and taking people out on the lake on "Marble Eye."
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Here's a list of additional resources mentioned in this episode:
- No Bananas Outfitters
- Mariner's Learning System (use coupon code itpaystofish at checkout for a 10% discount!)
- Qwest Pontoons
- Pete Hatchett (Contact him via Facebook if you're interested in ordering his walleye Rigs
- Huk Gear
- KScott Art
- Fishbum Outfitters
- Grunt Style
- Top 5 Myths About "No Bananas on Board" Your Fishing Boat (Salt Strong.com)