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  • Ep 58 Red Fish and Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever: Plantasm

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner talk about Red Fish, a generic term, but a interesting journey. The Random Take is ALL about the new Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever : Plantasm movie. Support on Patreon Follow us on the Socials. Twitter: https://twitter.com/reelaf_tv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reelaftv Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reelaf.tv/ Get some merch here: http://reelaf.tv/store Hosted and Produced by: […]

  • 2022 Thanksgiving Special

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner usually talk fishing and random takes. This episode is one of the holiday specials. The guys just bring conversation starters to the table. Starting with the typical fishing news. Then they go in on food and football. Support on Patreon Hosted and Produced by: Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner Mixed […]

  • Ep 57 Spinning Reels and Independent Media

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner take a dive into Spinning Reels. The Random Take is a rant on how the internet has revolutionized Independent Media. Support on Patreon Follow us on the Socials. Twitter: https://twitter.com/reelaf_tv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reelaftv Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reelaf.tv/ Get some merch here: http://reelaf.tv/store Hosted and Produced by: Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner Mixed and […]

  • 2022 Halloween Special

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner usually talk fishing and random takes. This episode is one of the holiday specials. The talk starts with fishing as the Reel AF TV Podcast format has taken on lately. Don’t worry the topic quickly changes to Halloween and the boys go on about scary movies and video games. Support […]

  • Ep 56 2022 Fishing Goals Review and Cartoon Network and Fantasy Football

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner take a look back at the 2022 Fishing Goals they had set at the beginning of the year. Then in The Random Take the boys catch upon Tim’s Fantasy Football Season and Cartoon Network. Support on Patreon Follow us on the Socials. Twitter: https://twitter.com/reelaf_tv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reelaftv Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reelaf.tv/ Get some […]

  • Ep 55 Pooping Soft Plastics and BBQ Round 2

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner talk about what all fishing is talking about. The Walleye Cheaters, and then talk about Soft Plastic Baits. Then in the Random Take they talk about some BBQ followup and new things. Support on Patreon Follow us on the Socials. Twitter: https://twitter.com/reelaf_tv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reelaftv Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reelaf.tv/ Get some merch here: […]

  • Ep 54 Shore Fishing Pike and 2D to 3D Sports Games

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner talk about how to get a Northern from shore. Then in The Random Take The guys talk about 2D to 3D Sports and their perspective of living through the evolution. Support on Patreon Follow us on the Socials. Twitter: https://twitter.com/reelaf_tv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reelaftv Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reelaf.tv/ Get some merch here: http://reelaf.tv/store Hosted […]

  • Ep 53 Zebra Mussels and Fantasy Football

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner talk about a little critter getting into lakes across North America, Zebra Mussels. Then in The Random Take Josh brings Tim a photo and Fantasy Football talk begins. Support on Patreon Follow us on the Socials. Twitter: https://twitter.com/reelaf_tv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reelaftv Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reelaf.tv/ Get some merch here: http://reelaf.tv/store Hosted and Produced […]

  • Ep 52 B.A.S.S. Masters In Real Life

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner talk about their experience seeing B.A.S.S. Master’s in person in La Crosse Wisconsin. Support on Patreon Follow us on the Socials. Twitter: https://twitter.com/reelaf_tv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reelaftv Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reelaf.tv/ Get some merch here: http://reelaf.tv/store Hosted and Produced by: Josh and Sarah LaBaw, and Tim and Shannon Wagner In Studio Production: Josh LaBaw […]

  • Ep 51 Catfish and Cartoons

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner talk generally about Catfish and ti goes places. Then in The Random Take cartoons stays broad and goes from childhood to dadhood. Support on Patreon Follow us on the Socials. Twitter: https://twitter.com/reelaf_tv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reelaftv Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reelaf.tv/ Get some merch here: http://reelaf.tv/store Hosted and Produced by: Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner […]

  • Ep 50 icast 2022

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner talk iCast 2022 for two hours. New fishing gear has us hyped. Follow us on the Socials. Twitter: https://twitter.com/reelaf_tv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reelaftv Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reelaf.tv/ Get some merch here: http://reelaf.tv/store Hosted and Produced by: Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner Mixed and Edited by: Josh LaBaw

  • Ep 49 Windy Fishing and Weird Food

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner talk about Fishing in the wind. Then in The Random Take the talk turns to “would you eat…?” Support on Patreon 00:00 The Opener 01:25 Fishing News: Largest Freshwater Fish Ever Caughthttps://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/largest-freshwater-fish-ever-caught-hooked-cambodia-rcna34152 14:56 Fishing Topic: Fishing in the wind 1:20:42 Break: https:reelaf.tv/monsterbass and https://reelaf.tv/patreon 1:27:18 The Random Take: Weird Food […]

  • Ep 48 Two Years At This Thing

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner talk about doing this thing for 2 Years now! Support on Patreon Follow us on the Socials. Twitter: https://twitter.com/reelaf_tv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reelaftv Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reelaf.tv/ Get some merch here: http://reelaf.tv/store Hosted and Produced by: Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner Mixed and Edited by: Josh LaBaw

  • Ep 47 Choosing A Lake and Summer Video Game Time

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner talk fishing and random takes. So many lakes how to choose? Random Take is mostly talk about TMNT Shredders Revenge but there is a new Drake record review and it all is wrapped in the summer video game hype. Support on Patreon Follow us on the Socials. Twitter: https://twitter.com/reelaf_tv Facebook: […]

  • Ep 46 Budget Fishing and Buyers Remorse

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner talk fishing and random takes. Fishing is an expensive hobby if you let it. There are ways to fish good on a budget. We talk about that. Then in the Random Take the boys talk about buying things and regretting it or feeling bad about it. Support on Patreon Hosted […]

  • Ep 45 Eater Fish for Opener and Mobile Games

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner talk fishing and random takes. Fishing opener are happening. That means eaters. The guys talk about Mercury and PCB levels around eating fish. Then in the Random Take it as finally time to talk about mobile games. How having a pocket computer has changed gaming. Support on Patreon Follow us […]

  • Ep 44 Adaptive Fishing and Baseball

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner talk fishing and random takes. The boys get back to an old format of Josh asking questions about fishing and Tim answering. This episode is about being and adaptive fisher. How adapting while on the water can really help you be better at fishing. Then in the Random Take Josh […]

  • Ep 43 True Fishing Tales and Cooking Origin Stories

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner talk fishing and random takes. There are “fishing tales” and everyone has ’em. The boys drop a few in this episode but they swear they are true Then in The Random Take it’s time to talk cooking. How did they get into cooking. It’s an origin story of types. Support […]

  • Ep. 42 Ice Fishing Season in Review and Beer!

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner talk fishing and random takes. This episode the fishing topic is the guys putting a wrap on the 2021-2022 Ice Fishing Season. Tim has a crazy bait shop story for some laughs, and of course there is talk of walleye. Then in The Random Take it’s Beer:30. Tim and Josh […]

  • Ep 41 2022 MN Fishing Regs, Conservation and 16-Bit Games

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner talk fishing and random takes. This episode—even with it’s tech issues—brings Tim and Josh to the regs book. It’s a “new fishing” year in MN. The guys talk about it and talk about conservation of our fishing future. The Random Take brings the guys back to Video Games. This time […]

  • Ep 40 Bait Shops and Special Event Travel

    osh LaBaw and Tim Wagner talk fishing and random takes. This episode the guys take a theoretical trip to “the bait shop”. To beginners they can be crazy overwhelming, to a vet they can take all day to investigate. From where to look, to when to ask for help we take you on a journey. […]

  • Ep. 39 Rough Fish and Sports Icons

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner talk fishing and random takes. Fishing goes to the rough ones this episode. Rough fish, trash fish, there are many names but once you realize that we all have different definitions of “rough fish” just depending on where we live, you may think differently about them. The random take brings […]

  • Ep 38 Ice Fishing with Tou Xiong and Super Bowl, Winter Olympics

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner talk fishing and random takes. This episode it’s all about ice fishing learning, and general talk with Tou Xiong. This gets a bit broad but if you think ice fishing starts when the water goes solid then give this a listen. Then in The Random Take Josh and Tim talk […]

  • Ep 37 Armored Catfish and Microsoft Buys Activision Blizzard

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner often talk fishing and random takes. This episode it’s all about a fish that blew Josh’s mind. The Armored Catfish. Though not technically a single species it is one interesting fish. From a hard shell, to the ability to “walk” from one body of water to the next. This is […]

  • Ep 36 Ice Shanty Talk and Music We’re Listening To

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner often talk fishing and random takes. This episode it’s all about the good ol’ ice shanty. Some call it an ice house, fish house, and more. Basically ice fishing is better with shelter and that’s the talk. Then in the Random Take the boys go on and on about how […]

  • Ep 35 2022 Fishing Goals 2021 In Review

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner often talk fishing and random takes. This episode is a little different. It’s a new year. Not necessarily a new format or a Holiday Special. However this format is a little more loose as the boys talk about 2021 successes and learnings. Then they turn their sites to a new […]

  • Fireside Story: The Night Before Christmas

  • The 2021 Christmas Special

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner typically talk fishing and random takes. Though this ep still is similar to the regular show, this is a special seasonal episode centered around the Christmas season. There is fishing talk, some Christmas Movie talks and it closes with fireside Christmas story reading of “The Night Before Christmas.” Support on […]

  • EP 34 Damn, Dams and Are We Hunters?

    Damn, Dams and Are We Hunters?

  • 2021 Thanksgiving Special

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner usually talk fishing and random takes. This episode is one of the holiday specials. We call this one the cooking special. Both Tim’s recipe and Josh’s are combos of reading around the internet. Tim kicks if off with nailing, and failing on his new turkey recipe. Josh come to the […]

  • EP 33 Steelhead vs Rainbow Trout and Pokémon Go

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner always talk fishing and random takes. This episode a grocery store discovery leads to the topic of what is a Steelhead Trout. That leads to Rainbow Trout and the rest is in the Podcast. Then in the second half—The Random Take—the guys talk about a topic that has been 5 […]

  • 2021 Halloween Special

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner usually talk fishing and random takes. This episode is one of the holiday specials. The talk starts with fishing as the Reel AF TV Podcast format has taken on lately. Don’t worry the topic quickly changes to Halloween and the boys go! Support on Patreon 00:00 Team Forever Young Removed […]

  • EP 32 The Mythical Muskie and What We Watching

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner always talk fishing and random takes. This episode finally tackles the “monster” of The North. The Mighty Muskellunge, or as we just call them, Muskies. They are the biggest Pike and there are plenty of Pike up in Minnesota too, but the Muskie has a whole different—almost—lore around it in […]

  • EP 31 Peacock Bass in FL and Nintendo (64) Online

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner always talk fishing and random takes. In this episode Tim and Josh talk about peacocks…Peacock Bass that is. There are Butterfly Peacock Bass in the United States State of Florida. This fish—native to South America—was introduced to Florida and the guys dive into that and fishing them. Then in the […]

  • EP 30 Fall Pan Fishing and Cars!

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner always talk fishing and random takes. In this episode Tim and Josh talk about the weather. The fall weather that is. The fall turn over is on most the minds of people fishing. The Pan Fish are on the move, along with all the other fish and this conversation focuses […]

  • EP 29 Fishing News Aug 2021 and The Crazy Internet

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner always talk fishing and random takes. In this episode the boys are a little foggy as Tim hits like Mic COVID-19 positive, and Josh has been taking care of his sick family, but they eventually pull it together to get the fishing topic and the random take done in a […]

  • EP. 28 So I Googled “Fishing Rod” Now What? and South Park

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner always talk fishing and random takes. In this episode the fishing topic is an attempt at a buyers guide for the modern “Google” shopper. The boys talk about what to look for when doing an internet search to get you the right fishing rod for the job. The second half […]

  • EP. 27 Drought 2021, Low Water Fishing and Comedy with Nathan Hults

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner always talk fishing and random takes. In this episode the fishing topic is about the current drought that has been happening in most of the U.S.A. It drives the fishing in the low water direction. The second half random take has the boys with their first guest, Nathan Hults. Nate […]

  • EP. 26 Tournament Fishing and Summer Olympics 2021

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner always talk fishing and random takes. In this episode the talk for fishing turns to Tournament Fishing. Some quick talk about the big Pros but most of the topic sticks with Amateurs and coming up. The second half Random Take is going to Japan. The boys talk about the Olympics […]

  • EP. 25 B.A.S.S. Top 100 Lakes and 1 Year of Reel AF TV

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner always talk fishing and random takes. In this episode the boys talk about the B.A.S.S. Top 100 https://m.bassmaster.com/slideshow/top-10-best-bass-lakes-2021. Ok it’s just the top 3 because it’s a lot to talk about. They get a little more in depth on Lake Fork, TX. Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California. Finally they talk about […]

  • EP. 24 Night Fishing and Man Caves

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner always talk fishing and random takes. This episode talks about night fishing as Minnesota is in the throws of the most day light of the year. Seem counter intuitive but wait. It’s summer, the prime time to go night fishing with the nice warm nights. The “night bite” made for […]

  • EP. 23 American Eel and Summer Grilling Goals and Tips

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner always talk fishing and random takes. This episode Josh makes good on a comment made in the Thanksgiving Special https://youtu.be/IJYoFcfqBps. A whole episode on the American Eel. A slimy muddy fish found on the East Coast of North America. The second half random take is full on summer themed, taking […]

  • EP. 22 Fishing Opener Weekend 2021 and PS5 Shortage – Gaming Today

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner always talk fishing and random takes. This episodes whole episode is two pals catching up. Josh and Tim talk about Tim CRAZY adventures fishing over the Minnesota Fishing Opener. The second half random take the boys talk PS5. How the shortage is effecting their choices, and how they are gaming […]

  • EP. 21 Fishing Q & A and Resident Evil

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner always talk fishing and random takes. This episodes fishing topic was gathered from around the internet. A general question and answer kind of situation. The internet has some good questions and some bad answers. Tim answers questions in a genuine way and Josh is along for the learning. Then in […]

  • EP. 20 Crappie and The NFL Draft

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner always talk fishing and random takes. Fishing talk goes all Crappie—see what we did there. The Crappie. A common fish here in MN and a fish both Josh and Tim are familiar with but when they get into it there is a lot to learn. Tim and Josh talk about […]

  • EP. 19 Giant Salvinia and New 2021 Movies at Home

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner always talk fishing and random takes. In this podcast the boys talk about an aquatic invasive plant that is or was just running a muck on the Southern United States. There was a big weather front that hit the South in February 2021. It was tough for people and Giant […]

  • EP. 18 Our Dream Fish To Catch and Remembering Physical Media

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner always talk fishing and random takes. In this podcast the boys talk about their dream fish and the trip that it would take. Josh talks about getting out there and catching Sturgeon and Tim goes into how he wants to go Saltwater Fishing for Tarpin. Tim also shares some experiences […]

  • EP. 17 Ready Up for Spring Fishing and St. Patrick’s Day

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner always talk fishing and random takes. In this podcast spring’s got ’em sprung. The North is warming up and the middle of March is the time to start getting ready for the open water fishing season here in Minnesota. This ends up being a big topic covering everything from going […]

  • EP. 16 Carp Kill. 2,300 lbs of Carp Removed… and Cooking Fish

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner always talk fishing and random takes. March is the beginning of Winter turning into Spring. Winter is still strong in the Northern Hemisphere so the guys keep it about ice fishing with an article from a local new media outlet SouthWest Media. Josh brings the article to Tim so they […]

  • EP. 15 Bass Fishing Goes Big on Fox Sports and Fail Videos

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner always talk fishing and random takes. The weekend of February 11th through Valentines Day February 14th, 2021 was a huge weekend for Fishing. B.A.S.S. took the sport of fishing to a whole new level. The BASS Masters Elite Series made it’s debut on Fox Sports Networks and the boys talk […]

  • EP. 14 Why Does No One Target Bass Ice Fishing? and Super Bowl Commercials

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner as the hard hitting questions. Why does no one fish Bass through the ice. Ice Fishing is not like being on the open water. The boys as the question, bring some research and hypothesize why Americas sport fish is just not a target during the frozen winters of the North. […]

  • EP. 13 Our Ice Fishing Past and Nintendo Switch

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner bring you a Reel AF TV Podcast fit for sitting in an ice house getting your fish on. In this episode they start off talking about ice fishing. More specifically memories and what they have learned along the short short time they have spend doing it. Part 2. The Random […]

  • EP. 12 The Modern Fishing Rod and A New Year 2021

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner come back with the typical format of Fishing and random takes from The Land of 10,000 Lakes. Tim and Josh have done the history of the fishing rod back in Episode 11. Now in Episode 12 the boys talk about about the modern fishing rod. Starting with materials but really […]

  • The 2020 Christmas Special – The Reel AF TV Podcast

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner usually talk about Fishing and Random Takes. This is their Christmas holiday special. Christmas is going to be different this year. Whether your Christmas suffers this year or you find it a bright spot in a hard year. The boys wanted to bring you some holiday entertainment from Reel AF […]

  • EP. 11 History of The Fishing Rod and Where to go After COVID

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner come back with the typical format of Fishing and random takes from The Land of 10,000 Lakes. Here is an example of Reel AF TV’s mission. Teaching without being stuffy. Here is a history talk about fishing poles specifically. From the Egyptian paintings, Ancient Chinese “accounts” up to the coming […]

  • The 2020 Thanksgiving Special

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner usually talk about Fishing and Random Takes. This is their second holiday special. Thanksgiving is normally a big get-together celebration for the guys. Tim and Josh talk the whole podcast about it. There is a big history lesson here but one of the thing with Reel AF TV is making […]

  • EP. 10 Building a Beginner Tackle Box and The Cost of a Hobby

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner come back with the typical format of Fishing and random takes from The Land of 10,000 Lakes. This week they tackle—see what we did there—the big topic of how to a start a tackle box. The beginner tackle box can seem like a daunting task. Tim and Josh break it […]

  • The 2020 Halloween Special

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner usually talk about Fishing and Random Takes. This is their first holiday special. Halloween is one of their favorite holidays, so Tim and Josh talk the whole podcast about it. It does come back around to fishing in the the end, but this episode is very much a holiday special. […]

  • EP. 9 Fall Bass Fishing and Fall Cooking

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner talk about Bass Fishing in the fall. Thought the internet might lead you to believe that mostly the southern United States would be into fall fishing. Places like Arkansas and Alabama, but it’s not just the south, all of North America is getting in on fall fishing in October. Listen […]

  • EP. 8 Nightcrawlers and PS5 vs XBox Series X

    Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner talk more about Nightcrawlers than they thought they could. From the anatomy of the worm to of course ways of fishing with it. For the fishing segment being about worms you really get a feel for how much these 2 are curious people about all the details of fishing. Then […]

  • Bonus MiniCast: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toys

    A Bonus MiniCast of The Reel AF TV Podcast. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were big in the formative years of Tim and Josh’s lives. That conversation goes to the toys here for this special MiniCast that you can hear is the “after show” of the full episode.

  • EP. 7 Natures Turtles and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Turtles and Turtles. Not catching Turtles with a hook, rod, and reel isn’t necessarily traditional but it happens. Tim Wagner and Josh LaBaw talk about turtles and how catching them while fishing isn’t that desirable. Also some of the regulations in Minnesota and a little chat of how Georgia and Virginia go about Turtle conservation […]

  • EP. 6 Practice Casting and Fighting Video Games

    The question is posed. To get good at anything there is the need to practice. How does one practice fishing? Do you practice your cast? Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner get into that. Practice make perfect. Then in the second half. More video game talk. Get used to it. They get into it with fighting […]

  • EP. 5 We Get Drunk – Koi/Gold Fish and Our Childhood Movies – The Reel AF TV Podcast

    “We got drunk in this one.” Tim and Josh get into the Koi and Gold Fish problem in Minnesota. They are an invasive species and have been an issue in local waters. Don’t flush or release the fish you don’t want. Then they get into the movies that made them. Maybe not made, but some […]

  • EP. 4 Walleye and What’s Old Is New Again

    In this episode Josh and Tim talk about Walleye, Minnesota’s state fish, in all kinds of ways. Form the regulations to the cooking. Then in the second half they talk about how everything seems to be a remake today. Why is that and why is it not all bad.

  • EP. 3 Fishing Licenses and Baseball Cards

    On this special weekly drop of the Reel AF TV Podcast Tim Wagner and Josh LaBaw talk about Fishing Licensing and Baseball Cards. Licensing goes down the path of conservation and education. Baseball Cards turns into sports cards and the silly things kids do. Enjoy.

  • Ep. 2 Fishing in MN and Disney

    Tim and Josh talk fishing in Minnesota. Our feelings on “secret spots” and techniques. Then we chat Disney, and how easy it has become to digest all things Disney lately with Plus, Hulu, and More.

  • EP.1 Our Fishing History and Fishing Video Games

    In this Episode Josh and Tim talk about their fishing history. Then they keep it fishing, by talking about their fishing video games history. If you want to take a trip down memory lane with little red Lund Boats and Black Bass on the NES (Original Nintendo) you’ll want to make sure to listen to […]

  • EP.0 Into to Reel AF TV

    Get to know and follow Reel AF TV. A place where Fishing brought us together and we chat about more than that. It is not just Josh LaBaw and Tim Wagner rambling about tall tale fishing stories. No, no. We never want to stop learning and hope that you can learn with us..