Smile factory.

Aug 21, 2015

I’ve Found it odd, within the last couple of months I’ve seemed to have developed a love for watching people catch fish. More so in real life and in person than on any monitor or Television. As I sit here in my quiet house listing to the ice in my drink and the stroke of my absurdly loud key board. I cant help but reminisce on days long past. Mother nature washing my house as I type and the wind billowing through the old Bay tree in my back yard, I step back in time and ponder thoughts.

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August’s Hardcore Fly Tying Tie One Off Challenge

Aug 7, 2015

Welcome to August’s Tie One Off challenge. Remember, in order to be eligible for the prize you must be signed up for our SWC Newsletter. You can sign up under the Newsletter heading on this page half way down on the right hand side of the screen.
You have until Sunday night at 8pm to tie the fly posted below to the best of your ability. Post it on Instagram with the hashtags #tieoneoff #hcft #skinnywaterculture. Or post it directly to our Tie One Off posts on the SWC or HCFT Facebook pages. The winner will be selected at random, quality of the fly does not matter as long as you put forth the effort. Winner of this months challenge will win a SWC Snook print shirt, size and color of the winners choosing and a new SWC Tailer license plate.

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Tidal Carp Revisited

Jul 10, 2015

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Few experiences can compare to wading and sight fishing a saltwater flat for bones and perms. The water is crystal clear requiring your senses to be at their highest operating capacity as you await that one shot at glory. Sometimes, it can be virtually impossible to see an approaching bone, especially on a cloudy or windy day. The permit are far easier to see in my eyes, but catching them? That’s an entirely different story. It’s been a long time since I’ve played that game and I really miss it. I’ve filled the void in my soul by targeting the freshwater equivalent: cyprinus carpio, otherwise known as the “common carp”. It was the carp that prepared me so well for my saltwater forays in the Caribbean and sight fishing for them reduced my learning curve on the flats. As I patiently await my next sojourn south, I am still practicing. I’ve found tidal carp to be the closest equivalent to the “real” thing and I learn something new about their behavior after every outing.

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Hardcore Fly Tying Tie One Off Challenge

Jul 3, 2015

Welcome to July’s Tie One Off challenge. Remember, in order to be eligible for the prize you must be signed up for our SWC Newsletter. You can sign up under the Newsletter heading on this page half way down on the right hand side of the screen.
You have until Sunday night at 8pm to tie the fly posted below to the best of your ability. Post it on Instagram with the hashtags #tieoneoff #hcft #skinnywaterculture. Or post it directly to our Tie One Off posts on the SWC or HCFT Facebook pages. The winner will be selected at random, quality of the fly does not matter as long as you put forth the effort. Winner of this weeks challenge will receive a one of a kind HCFT Mossy Oak hat and other goodies.

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ASCENSION

Jun 17, 2015

Nothing but Rollers on a mission in the Florida Keys.

ROAD to NOWHERE 2015

Jun 13, 2015

This past May I was luckily invited to join on an annual Everglades Camping trip in search of fish with the boys from Texas. This video is full of clips from our entire week searching for fish and life at camp. It was definitely an experience that I always dreamed of, from the camping to the fishing we had a spectacular time. I could’t have asked for a better time full of mosquitoes and great company. If you haven’t yet check out last years video that Jeremy Chavez put together make sure to check it out the link youtube.com/watch?v=WABLTNXqSrs

Cold Case Vol. 1

Jun 8, 2015

The early morning sky was a fire. I had received reports of “Bruiser” and his “gang”, running about in the creeks and tidal ponds. The mosquito cuts were a necessary route of passage for these young bloods and O.G.’s of the mud. I set out to find an operative to help locate and discipline the group. I needed a real brawler if you know what I mean, knock down and drag out kinda guy.  This would be no easy task and I felt assured that my companion and I could locate and apprehend the culprits. Reports of him and his buddies beating down the grass shrimp and mullet were all too common. We set out in the new caprice that Unlimited Glass works supplied us. One heck of a step up from our last cruiser.sunriseboat Read More…

Bahamas GoPro Clips

Jun 7, 2015

Here are a couple go pro clips from a recent trip to the Bahamas.  Should have recorded more, maybe next time.  Always a hard decision to focus on fish or try to get media….as I get older I seem to focus more on relaxing and fishing.  I guess it’s a part of the evolution everyone goes through.  Either way these little videos are fun to look back on a few years later so I’m glad I took the time the last few years.  Enjoy…

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HCFT Tie One Off Challenge

Jun 6, 2015

Welcome to the new and improved version of our Tie One Off challenge. Remember, in order to be eligible for the prize you must be signed up for our SWC Newsletter. You can sign up under the Newsletter heading on this page half way down on the right hand side of the screen.
You have until Sunday night at 8pm to tie the fly posted below to the best of your ability. Post it on Instagram with the hashtags #tieoneoff #hcft #skinnywaterculture. Or post it directly to our Tie One Off posts on the SWC or HCFT Facebook pages. The winner will be selected at random, quality of the fly does not matter as long as you put forth the effort.
Winner of this months Tie Off will win a one of a kind HCFT shirt, a HCFT hat and a HCFT stalker mask (not even for sale yet).
Good luck and happy tying.

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SNOOKLETS

May 1, 2015

Late afternoon mission in search of Monster Snook with Jason.

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