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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.

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    • 4.6 • 905 Ratings

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. 7: How to Pose with Goldfish

    Ep. 7: How to Pose with Goldfish

    This week on Cliff’s Notes for catfishermen, we flail our way to anaphylactic shock, learn about Tik Tok's secret plan to destroy our fisheries, get schooled on vigilante street justice in the river parking lots of Montana, explore why a Gorilla Pod is your most important piece of tackle, and say farewell to a striper legend with a skeptical send off.

     

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep. 6: My Walleye Tastes Funny

    Ep. 6: My Walleye Tastes Funny

    In this intro course to spooning, we don our Power Gloves for a round of Nintendo commercial trawling, Steve Rinella drops by to sell you a gently used boat, a very fishy lady serves walleye glazed with human feces to unsuspecting guests, and we try to give hope to Western steelheaders but fail miserably.

     

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep: 5: Turd Flies and Codfish Gravy

    Ep: 5: Turd Flies and Codfish Gravy

    This week on the short bus to fishing glory, you'll get a hot tip on keeping your dry flies high as a kite with budget white powder, a warning that if you're not careful muskies will turn you into a mediocre writer, a secret about using six dirty-ass sinkers to have the best summer ever, and a history lesson about a time when grenades were fun for the whole family.

     

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    • 52 min
    Ep. 4: Eating Fried Smallmouth off the Waffle House Kid's Menu

    Ep. 4: Eating Fried Smallmouth off the Waffle House Kid's Menu

    In this installment of pro tips for low lifes, you'll learn why Roland Martin DVDs are the next Bitcoin, the scientific name for that awkward little nubbin on a catfish's back, why Connecticut is the new Saskatchewan for pike fishing, and how much effort it takes to get on a semi-pro-staff.

     

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 3: Handlining Lumpsuckers with Choklahomans

    Ep. 3: Handlining Lumpsuckers with Choklahomans

    This episode of Reading Rainbow for degenerate anglers teaches you why fish scales are going to make you the most eco-friendly partier at the rave, how to justify your love for a ridiculous two-dollar lure, who would rather be crushed under a mobile home than miss another sailfish bite, and why you have much more to celebrate this weekend than your cousin's kid's 4th birthday.

     

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    • 55 min
    Ep. 2: Slippery Dicks and Macaroni Chum

    Ep. 2: Slippery Dicks and Macaroni Chum

    Learn how to offend anglers from Pittsburgh, find out why you don’t commission a fish mount while dropping acid, how Go-Gurt can save giant trevallies, and where shady people in sunny places go to get hammered.

     

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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
905 Ratings

905 Ratings

NomadicByNature ,

Funniest fishing show on earth

I’m not a serious angler. I just like excuses to play outside and avoid all the super fun things that 2020 has to offer. These guys take what has historical been a pretty boring subject (to me anyway) and turn it into an incredibly entertaining show. Can’t recommend it enough. I’ve laughed a bunch and learned a few things along the way. Hoping this show sticks around and hits 1000 episodes someday.

1:/-) ,

Good stuff!

I started listening to these guys because I am an avid fan of MeatEater and THC. I think bent fills a void of a space for recreational fishing podcast that is funny and informative. I love that a Jersey guy is in it being from nj. I like that it’s not uppitty like a lot of the fly fishing centered podcasts that I tried to follow but gave up on. Brought back past with jerkey boys snippets thrown in. Love that. Don’t stop.
I hope people give it a try because I think it’s great. Keep on doing what your doing , your killing it.

pillpimp66 ,

Awesome hosts!!!

Always making me laugh, episode 5 about the live well and a clerks reference episode 6. Keep em coming!!!!

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