Ted Williams and his Bonefish Special

Yeah, didn’t know that Ted Williams had a bat he called the “Bonefish Special.” I find that kind of cool.

Description: Unique Ted Williams Louisville Slugger “Bonefish Special” baseball bat fishing rod. Full size Louisville Slugger Ted Williams 125 model bat which was custom fashioned for Williams to be a fishing rod with “BONEFISH SPECIAL” titling. The body of the bat features red taped ‘rings” which also hold the line eyelets in place with a fly fishing reel at the handle area. Includes a vintage black and white 5″x7″ image of Williams posing with a group of bonefish: EX

The bat sold at the auction for $1,600.

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  1. When I was a kid, the Red Sox had their minor leagues and spring training in my home town. Ted Williams would be there in a golf cart, and he’d pull kids out of the stands and talk to them. He told me stories about bonefish and snook and hitting baseballs. I didn’t realize until I was older that he was one of the greatest Americans of all time – best baseball player, best fisherman, best pilot. Just incredible.

  2. And a United States Marine….. OOH RAH!

  3. Hey Duffer that might be handy if you see those poachers on the crash flat again !!!!!!!!!!

  4. I don’t think he is practicing the proper bonefish holding technique.

  5. I think you are right.

  6. Technique approved in person by Dr Aaron Adams on three Hawaiian Bones he landed with me, in fact I cleared my picture taking protocol 5 years ago with Aaron after we weighed shark predatio (none) water temps (77-78) fish size and species and fight time. But what does he or a professional guide know?

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