The Salty Scales Story (With Capt. Joshua Taylor)


A banker is just about the farthest occupation you can get from being a fishing captain…

But that’s exactly what Joshua Taylor was before he became Captain Joshua Taylor.

Being stuck in an office looking out the window made him feel like his spirit was slowly dying… does that sound familiar?

In this podcast episode, we’re talking about Capt. Joshua’s journey from an unfulfilled banker to the founder of Salty Scales and how he’s leveraged his success to not only spend more time with his two young kids, but also give back to his community.

Here’s a sneak preview of what we covered:

  • Why he felt like a caged lion in the corporate world
  • How he’s trying to help kids without a father figure learn how to fish
  • His thoughts on baitcasters vs. spinning reels
  • Some of the best new lures he’s tried out recently
  • Why he’s so passionate about performance fishing shirts
  • And much more

If you’ve ever dreamed of quitting your job and following your dreams in the outdoor world, you’ll definitely want to hear this!

You can listen to this episode by clicking the play button below, or on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.


P.S. Don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify and leave us a review!

The Salty Scales Story [PODCAST]

salt strong podcast itunes

salt strong podcast stitcher

salt strong podcast spotify

Note: Don’t forget to subscribe to the Salt Strong podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify and leave us a review!

➡ Click here to join the Insider Club

Related Podcasts:

Here’s a timestamped table of contents from my conversation with Capt. Joshua Taylor, founder of Salt Scales:

1:39 – How Salty Scales got started

3:35 – Why making God part of the Salty Scales brand was important to him (and what happens to companies who do put God’s name on their website)

6:15 – The strategy behind Salty Scales YouTube channel and how it ties in with the apparel

8:40 – Why Capt. Joshua quit his job as a banker to pursue a career in the outdoor world

9:50 – Capt. Joshua’s advice for people hoping to take the leap from the corporate world to chase their dreams

15:33 – Why Capt. Joshua started Salty Scales

17:58 – Why protecting yourself from the sun is so important to help prevent Melanoma

25:22 – Pros and cons of getting your boat wrapped

27:27 – How Salty Scales is giving back to the community

32:58 – Capt. Joshua’s thoughts on baitcasters vs. spinning reels

34:25 – His thoughts on live bait vs. spinning reels

3524 – His favorite new lures

37:55 – What’s next for Salty Scales

3 Simple Fishing Hacks [VIDEO]

Sign up for FREE to receive the latest saltwater fishing videos, tutorials, product reviews, and fishing product discounts!

These are awesome!

Tuning Your Baitcaster to Prevent Birds Nest [VIDEO]

Sign up for FREE to receive the latest saltwater fishing videos, tutorials, product reviews, and fishing product discounts!

This is going to save people a lot of headaches!


capt joshua taylor

What an awesome guy!

I love hearing stories of people chasing their dreams, creating awesome stuff, and giving back to their communities.

You can check out Capt. Joshua and Salty Scales at the links below:

Have any questions about our conversation?

Let me know down in the comments.

And if you know someone who would love to have a career in the fishing industry, please TAG or SHARE this with them!

Related articles:

Related categories:

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Franklin Valencia
2 years ago

Awesome podcast guys! Capt Joshua was one of my 1st fishing subs on youtube for a long time! I remember searching and found him learning how to tie my own pompano rigs using the palomar knot. I was a rook using the Walmart metal rigs lol! Great and humble human being and learned many techniques prior to Saltstrong. Its amazing you guys got together and share similar experiences. Man really looking forward to see a video on lure challenges! It will blow up your views bigtime!

Last edited 2 years ago by Franklin Valencia
2 years ago

Always have been a fan of Capt. Taylor, very cool to hear podcast. We love Salty Scales gear!

Joshua Taylor
2 years ago

Thanks for the interview Joe, good times my friend!

Luke Simonds
2 years ago
Reply to  Joshua Taylor

Great work on the podcast Joshua!

Chuck Phillippi
2 years ago

Great podcast. Joshua has a awesome “ikigai” story.


Do what the “SMART ANGLERS” are doing and join the Insider Club.

Here’s what you’ll receive today when you join:

Other Fishing Tips You May Like :

Strong Angler Of The Week: Corey Stockman

Huge shoutout to Corey Stockman for being a high school fishing coach and sharing fishing with the next generation. Listen to this interview with him as...
See Full post
1 comment

Do You Make This Mistake Tying The FG Knot?

Want to know the #1 FG knot mistake that is costing angler lots of money, lost fish, and irritation? Then check out this quick (but critical) FG knot tip.
See Full post

How To Rig & Retrieve Soft Plastic Jerk Shads For More Strikes

Want to catch more fish on jerk shads? Check out this tutorial to see the best way to rig and retrieve jerk baits to catch more redfish,...
See Full post
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x

Get Instant Access To “The Inshore Fishing Manifesto” PDF Now

You’ll automatically be emailed a private link to download your PDF, plus you’ll be added to the Salt Strong Newsletter.
(Please double-check your email below to ensure delivery.)