The Salt Strong Story: Early Mistakes, Failures, & Why We Exist Today


Did you know that Salt Strong almost didn’t exist?


The past 5 years of growing this amazing fishing community haven’t been without some major challenges and obstacles.

I guess it didn’t help that Luke and I “forgot” to have a business plan when we first started Salt Strong…

It’s crazy how many times we’ve had to pivot and readjust so many times.

Looking back, it’s been quite the experience… we learned so much.

I know we couldn’t have done it without the support of our family, friends, and our amazing audience (YOU)!

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Four generations of Simonds anglers prior to my grandfather passing away

Over the past year, many people have asked about the Salt Strong beginnings…

Lessons learned.

Mistakes made.

So to celebrate our 200th podcast episode, I had Wyatt ask me anything and everything he could think of.

I hope you enjoy.

And if you’re on the fence about becoming a Salt Strong Insider member, this will clear up any questions you may have and help you make a decision about moving forward.

You can watch the video version or listen to the audio version of this podcast below, or tune in on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.

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The Salt Strong Story [VIDEO]

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The Salt Strong Story [PODCAST]

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What did you think?

I hope you enjoyed this 200th episode.

Have any more questions about Salt Strong or the Insider Club?

Let us know in the comments below.

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Art Heiter
1 year ago

Pure Gold… God helps those that help themselves… You and Luke are shining examples of this. Stay true to yourselves and your future will take care of itself… (Great job on the interview Wyatt)

David Ulgenalp
1 year ago

Great podcast! Interesting and inspirational to hear what makes you tick. No doubt you’ll continue to succeed and realize your vision. Thanks!

Richard Doane
1 year ago

Love U guys

Charles Phillippi
1 year ago

Great podcast. It is your “IKIGAI”. glad you and Luke stuck with it. We are all “fishing for happiness” and now we are all catching thanks to you guys!!

Susan Simonds
1 year ago

Enjoyed listening and watching this interview. May I suggest that Wyatt interview Luke next?

Gary Rankel
1 year ago

Congrats, guys………over 50+ years of fishing, having read every how-to and where-to-go fishing book and article i could find, and, more recently, having viewed and listened to every online fishing video and podcast I stumbled across, you guys are the best.


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