We get things going this week by talking coastal fly fishing with longtime Texas guide and Costa Del Mar Pro Captain Scott Sommerlatte. Scott specializes in sight casting to big bull reds in shallow water. He tells us what to look for when trying to locate early summer redfish as well as what fly patterns are most likely to produce a strike.

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We also will give away a Costa Del Mar promo card during our visit with Captain Sommerlatte. Be listening for the Captain’s fishing related trivia question during our interview. Text in the right answer for a chance to customize your own pair of Costa’s! Thanks to our great sponsor.

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Then we check in with longtime friend of the show and host of Meateater TV on Sportsman Channel when Steven Rinella drops in. We dive into the importance of quality optics for Western big game hunting. Whether you use Vortex Optics, like Steven and myself or you go with another brand, having quality binos, a spotting scope and rifle scope is paramount. Steven also talks about his methodical approach to glassing an area. How does he break up the landscape prior to glassing? This seasoned big game hunter has put in the hours behind the glass and he shares all his years of tips and expertise with us.

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We also get into one of the more humorous and scary things ever seen on Meateater TV when Steven breaks down one of the biggest ‘Oh Crap’ moments of his hunting career. If you missed last season’s British Columbia moose hunt then you’ll want to hear what went through his mind when a wounded 1,000 lb moose comes barreling towards him! Scary stuff for sure but it makes for one hell of a hunting story. Steven right before he gets knocked to the ground by the wounded moose:

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