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Fishing can be slow. Podcasts about fishing shouldn’t be. That’s why we created Bent, the unapologetic fishing podcast that moves faster than a tournament bass boat but doesn’t take itself near as seriously. Hosts Joe Cermele and Miles Nolte welcome anglers of all backgrounds and interests, from hardcore crappie jiggers to dry-fly purists to offshore tuna addicts. Even if you’re just mildly fish curious, this podcast has something for you: regional fishing reports, tackle tips, trash talk, etymology, weekly news, trivia, even suggestions on how to piss off your fishing guide. Come for the soggy cooler sandwiches; stay for the raccoon-eyes tan lines. Part of The MeatEater Podcast Network.

Ep. 34: Discount Poles At The Flying J

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  • 900 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 01:02:04

This week on the Back to the Future fishing podcast, we revisit the 80s to chase northern pike in nuthugger shorts, provide tips for saving your pager from an accidental dunking, fish for hotdogs in a truck stop parking lot, and breakdown a lure (and punk record) that changed the way we mosh while throwing swimbaits forever.   Connect with Joe, Miles, and MeatEater Joe and Miles on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ep. 33: Lewd Taxidermy at the Palomino Rodeo

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  • 880 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 01:16:52

Today on "Name That Smell," we’ve got: severed feet on the rocks of the Pacific Northwest, a Glade Plug-in prototype combining human waste and sweet Hawaiian salt air, a musty skin mount that captures predators doing the big dirty, and an eau de tyranny and conspiracy in the world of As-Seen-On-TV bass fishing.   Connect with Joe, Miles, and MeatEater Joe and Miles on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ep. 32: Dredging Rasta Beads on Trout Island

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  • 900 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 01:15:08

In this week’s all-inclusive resort package: enjoy a continental breakfast featuring threatened Gulf sturgeon pickled in fish tears, take a spinning class that will make fly anglers question your morals, have your hair braided just in time to ruin your fifth grade reputation, and cap off the day with a relaxing sea cucumber colonic.    Connect with Joe, Miles, and MeatEater Joe and Miles on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ep. 31: Pick a Finger and Feed It to a Pike

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  • 910 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 01:17:23

This week on Fish-Story Science Theater, Mike Iaconelli dissects vintage lingerie to learn what turns bass on, we prove Montana anglers could benefit from being a bit more metal, we jackhammer fish eggs to see if any stick to the moon, and observe the natural behavior of buffalo soldiers and Senko Rastas.    Connect with Joe, Miles, and MeatEater Joe and Miles on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ep. 30: Chattering Teeth at the Power Line Hole

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  • 920 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 01:10:03

This week on the free road map to angling attractions: Visit the tool shed where Javier the Russian apparently filleted two world-record stripers, drop by the Ye Olde Bait Foundry to watch internet geniuses craft an overnight sensation, stand on the site of the Great Asshat Lake Trout Massacre of 2021, and pop into the gift shop to buy lures planted by you, but harvested by someone else.   Connect with Joe, Miles, and MeatEater Joe and Miles on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ep. 29: The Complete Guide To Ice Fishing In Tahiti

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  • 860 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 01:08:04

In this week’s fish police blotter:  We question Wooderson about mind-altering tip-up tactics, investigate how missing lunch money ended up in the back of a toad brown’s throat, ask for the public’s help locating an arapaima angler, and stake out the tarpon godfather to grab intel on his secrets to silver king success.   Connect with Joe, Miles, and MeatEater Joe and Miles on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ep. 28: Muskie Shoot-Outs at the Kentucky Cod Corral

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  • 940 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 01:14:13

This week on “The Reel World: Fond Du Lac,” the Puck stops here: we get serious about caviar, Captain Abbie Schuster riles the locals with a beer bomb, we hook a gift horse right in your face, and leave you with recipes for Davenport sole, Peorian hake, and other fish that don’t actually exist.   Connect with Joe, Miles, and MeatEater Joe and Miles on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ep. 27: De-Icing the Squirt Squid with Hot Koi Soup

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  • 790 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 01:13:05

In this chapter of “GWAR and Peace,” we ridicule people that leave the plastic wrap on their rod grips, make a Dolomite-smallmouth connection that short circuits Mandy Uhrich, two-step our way to sight fishing failure, and ring in Valentine’s Day with an X-rated soiree in the marlin scene.   Connect with Joe, Miles, and MeatEater Joe and Miles on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ep. 26: Carl Weathers Goes to Cabela’s

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  • 810 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 01:12:23

Today on life hacks for lure refurbishers: Learn to thwart uncontrollable vomiting with lump charcoal, save a poodle from the clutches of a raging walleye psychopath, chop wood in the Amazon after putting down a twelver of Brahma, and fool a 50-inch muskie with Radio Shack ingenuity.   Connect with Joe, Miles, and MeatEater Joe and Miles on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ep. 24: Rollerblading with the Golf Course G.O.A.T.

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  • 790 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 01:04:05

This week at the water hazard: two kids swing big for walleye but drown in teenage lies; after failing to chip away at his waist line, an angler gives up some cheap goods; Miles investigates robots that can do anything from deep driving lion fish to building condos on Mars; and Riverhorse putts for birdie to clear the un-fairway of rich mulligans in motorized carts.   Connect with Joe, Miles, and MeatEater Joe and Miles on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ep. 23: The Best Invasive Cheesesteak in the Mall Pond

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  • 790 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 01:17:01

In this week’s TED Talk for taimen trollers, Mike Iaconelli explains that you’ll catch more fish if you cast in the right place, Tom Rosenbauer discusses why asking about his favorite fly is so junior varsity, and Hilary Hutcheson presents corporate urination strategies for team-building angling exercises.   Connect with Joe, Miles, and MeatEater Joe and Miles on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ep. 22: Microfishing for Pelagic Triplefin

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  • 780 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 01:13:17

On this week’s off-menu special, we’ve got blue-ribbon rainbow trout crusted in Miracle Grow, a poultry dish that fish rarely swallow, speckled trout belly soaked in secret Cajun ingenuity sauce, and a shredded pork leg slathered in shark DNA that won’t likely stop you from being killed by a great white.   Connect with Joe, Miles, and MeatEater Joe and Miles on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ep. 21: The Hottest Polka Party in Chernobyl

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  • 750 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 01:09:11

This week, kick off your new year by slapping mad brown hogs in the face with sheet foam, learn what Ernest Schwiebert usually ordered at Arby’s, hear the gripping story of how we almost lost a Spice Girl to buttery, decadent swordfish, and get rich by carving wooden pike to sell to Midwest soccer moms outside the Home Goods.   Connect with Joe, Miles, and MeatEater Joe and Miles on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ep. 20: The Bent Christmas Spectacular

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  • 760 views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 01:10:34

Pour an egg nog, nuzzle up to a loved one, and prepare for the airing of grievances in this star-studded holiday event of the century. Join us as we sing a duet with a soulless walleye killer, give back to those struggling with steelhead addiction by helping them find their tying scissors, tell a tale of jolly St. Nick’s inability to scratch out a few largemouths, feed bits of tinsel to crappies and perch in the name of habitat restoration, and so much more!   Connect with Joe, Miles, and MeatEater Joe and Miles on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ep. 18: Dope Jams for Colonialist Flats Junkies

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  • 770 views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 01:07:15

This week on Fish Head Talk Soup, Mandy Uhrich spills the beans on Donkey Sauce, Miles reviews a book about an otherwise upstanding human ditching his family for bonefish, we compare a Pantara fan to Axel Rose, and Joe tells you the possibly, maybe, a little bit true history of a mostly useless fly with a somewhat offensive name.   Connect with Joe, Miles, and MeatEater Joe and Miles on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ep. 16: Track Suits for Trout Chunkers

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  • 770 views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 57:22

This week on Fish By Numbers, we throw shade on a man covered in salmon sperm, highlight bass legend Oliver Ngy’s hatred of billfish, calm the panic of foreign seafood consumers, add chunks of color to a miserable striper report, and bathe a terrible Black Friday bargain in soft blue light.   Connect with Joe, Miles, and MeatEater Joe and Miles on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ep. 15: Choking on Chum Pods

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  • 800 views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 01:05:35

In this episode of Top Chef for Fillet O’ Fish fryer jockeys, Hilary Hutcheson gives away her secret for keeping dry flies oh so fresh, Lance V reveals the IG filter from which all his power derives, Miles laments how the Aloha spirit has devolved into surf casters hucking pyramid sinkers at paddleboard yogis, and Joe explains why he prefers his Tacatos infused with a nice wiener essence.   Connect with Joe, Miles, and MeatEater Joe and Miles on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ep. 12: Dancing with Demonic Maggots

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  • 770 views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 01:07:15

This week on our not-so-special Halloween Special, get hip to a bass secret so venomous it might kill you, score a good deal on waders by making them smell like fear, scare the kids with a bedtime story so horrific you’ll never have to spend money on another Boogie Board, and learn the five trout flies worth losing an eye.   Connect with Joe, Miles, and MeatEater Joe and Miles on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ep. 11: Slinging Flashtails on Peckerwood Creek

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  • 800 views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 01:15:52

This week on Sally Jesse for center-pinners, we find out why your dad’s not impressed with your surfcasting skills, discover a pike fly you can tie drunk and fish hungover, learn how Mr. Bean can enhance your angling street cred, and discuss when it’s appropriate to dial 911 for a species ID.   Connect with Joe, Miles, and MeatEater Joe and Miles on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ep 10: Pole Jerking with Salmon Sauce

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  • 880 views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 01:09:15

In this week’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy for gut hookers, learn how to keep your striper action from going flaccid, survive the brass knuckle blows you’re sure to take if you Spey cast in New York, kick your dip habit by swindling innocent people, and catch more jacks by slathering your jigs in antibiotics.   Connect with Joe, Miles, and MeatEater Joe and Miles on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.