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  • Writer's pictureDave LeGear

Podcast Episode #5 with Captain Travis Sands!

This one must have gotten lost on the server or did not pull across when Flats Nation was launched months ago. We can't forget about our friend (Brother) Travis Sands, The Flats Phantom, whom I call the Permit Guru of the Bahamas! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Travis Sands on Flats Nation

And for those unfamiliar with Captain Sands, here is a show featuring The Flats Phantom, which should provide insight and give you a smile and a few laughs along the way!

As you will hear in our show with Brother Travis, which was awesome (code word for educational) he and I had too much fun cracking up while recording it!

But really, it is a great primer on Flats Fishing in the Bahamas as well as where he is now guiding which is out of the Soul Fly Lodge on this remote spit of sand on The Berry Islands as you will also hear in detail since Hurricane Dorian.

The Berry Islands on Google Earth

So remote (part of its appeal) that I was concerned that we were not going to have enough internet bandwidth to record... But, since it was audio only, most of the network slowdowns and audio drops were short and I was able to in most cases, edit or clean it up enough to have a simply great show with him!

Travis Sands on Flats Nation

We have been chatting and working on recording the next show where we are going to pull a deep dive (much pun) on another species of shallow water Flats Fish that he tells me he is seeing daily! Yes, going to have a follow-on episode just on chasing Permit from "Bow to Stern" as we said back in the Military. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘

Travis Sands on Flats Nation

So, without any further waiting, enjoy listening to our chat with Brother Travis which is episode #5 on our main podcast page It works great for your mobile device since they will stream, or you can download it for offline listening right on your phone/tablet can be found by clicking Here

Or you can listen to it now on our newer Flats Nation YouTube Channel and stream it below...

And do share them with family and friends if you find them Entertaining and Educational! We have some great guests in the works and planning stages on a wide range of topics and product coverage soon.

You can also reach/track Travis, who is always posting cool stuff on his Instagram page, directly by clicking Here.

Or for your fantastic fishing trip with him as we discussed and (hopefully) helped you with a little trip prep and gear needs before you travel there like I need to soon, by clicking Here ๐Ÿ˜

And if nothing else, I will grab some more audio and written article content with him at the lodge, which should be just off the chain! ๐Ÿ˜Ž Oh, the excellent book we sent over (for his fly tier), and you can click on the picture to read more about it and order a copy!

Saltwater Prey fly pattern book

After your awesome visit with him, don't be surprised if he comes home with you, even if just in your dreams! ๐Ÿ˜

Travis in your house!

And don't head over for a visit without landing some Flats Nation Lodge Wear for when you are done fishing and just relaxing at the end of the day and Rep The Nation simultaneously! You can score on some cool Flats Nation Bahamas Flag Merch and Swag by clicking Here (or on the picture below), and sure, Brother Travis would get a smile seeing you wearing it!

Flats Nation Bahamas flag shirt

I hope you enjoy our show with Travis, and we are looking forward to the next one!

Travis Sands on Flats Nation

Tight Lines, and God Bless!

Dave and the Team

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