Oct 11

Pine Island Angler says goodbye to BT2 and “hello” to BT3

From the Pine Island Angler blog.

Please don’t be mad at me for hooking up and moving on with your younger sister.  I know she’s not as skinny as you, but just look at her curves.  She’s so damn hot!  I just can’t help myself.

Sep 11

Bonefish Flat talks to Chris Peterson

The Bonefish Flat beat me to this one. I had emailed with Chris from Hell’s Bay ages ago about doing an interview, but it just never happened.  I dropped the ball on that as other things came up.  Glad to see The Bonefish Flat picked up the interview.

Good stuff.

Hell’s Bay doesn’t compromise on ANYTHING.  We use the best available materials.  You can always cheapen things up, but we never take short cuts by using cheaper materials or cutting corners.   You won’t see raw glass on a Hell’s Bay, everything is sanded and finished.  Places on the boat you will never see will get a good finish.  This is a better way to build it, giving the owner another layer of protection.  Yvon Choinard, owner of Patagonia, was once asked why he doesn’t make a product you could buy at Wal-Mart.  He responded, “Lots of people could build a cheaper product.  We build it the best way we can and we never skimp on quality.”  

Jul 11

A skiff for everyone

Hell, I might even be able to pull this one off, although I’d have no where to use it.

Saw this in the pages of This is Fly (which remains a solid, solid publication).

This is from

The Stand Up Paddle Skiff


This is from the folks at Bote.

May 10

Provenance – Hells Bay Whipray

Provenance, from the French provenir, “to come from”, means the origin, or the source of something, or the history of the ownership or location of an object.

Dude… this boat once belonged to Tim Borski.

If it was good enough for Borski, it is good enough for you.

This boat was posted up by the good folks over at Skinny Water Culture.  Check it out.  Buy it.  Take me fishing.