The Gift of Silver

by Skinny Water Culture July 26, 2017

By: Will Korte

A few months back, I had the opportunity to fish with captain Harrison Hodges of H20 Charters. I was also fortunate to be fishing with my dad and our family friend Larry Branch.

Larry is a really amazing guy. He’s ran the Boston Marathon six times, traveled to more countries than I can name, served in the Army, taught at Harvard, Boston University, Duke and USF. He received his doctoral degree from Loyola University. Larry is one of the most respected names in the field of public health and is held in high regard around the world for his work.

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SWC Ditch Kids Week Three

by Skinny Water Culture June 12, 2017

We hope everyone is excited for week 3 of our Ditch Kids Summer Initiative!

Our hosts from the collective this week are Captain Court Douthit @recreationspecialist and Captain Brian Jill @captbrianjill.




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by Skinny Water Culture June 02, 2017

By: Jason Fernandez

I am completely and utterly consumed with fishing, there’s not one cohesive/coherent thought that traverses my mind on a daily basis that doesn’t originate or conclude with angling.

Since last year’s commitment to chase what swims as a career, it’s been what I imagine to be a big wave surfers quest to conquer the pipelines. Not just once, but on a consistent basis.

It’s no easy task, but what’s triumph without risk – there are no guarantees. Either stand beach side or paddle out and “wuhhh-pahhh, get pitted”. The time and money I’ve put in has been more than worth it.

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SWC Ditch Kids Week One

by Jake Hunter May 30, 2017

Welcome Skinny Water Culture Ditch Kids! We’re so excited to have a program running all summer to encourage you guys to do great things in your […]

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Decembers HCFT Tie One Off Challenge

by Dustin Pack December 04, 2015

Welcome to Decembers HCFT Tie One Off challenge. We are changing things up a bit this month. Due to the overwhelming response we’ve had to this little giveaway we’ve been […]

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Hemingway Type Stuff

by Dustin Pack March 10, 2015

I first met Capt. Derek Rust at the SWC Christmas party this past December. I knew about him through some of the SWC guys and heard nothing but great things about the […]

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Rainer and Noel’s Excellent Camping Adventure 2015

by Dan Decibel January 26, 2015

This past weekend was the Annual Camping trip hosted by Rainer and Noel Schaels. This was the 7th straight year they have hosted this awesome event. I was an attendee […]

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Fat Guys in Little Boats

by Dan Decibel January 18, 2015

Currently on the way to the Florida Keys for a day of fishing. I writing this blog on behalf of Derek Rust, Jason Fernandez, and Joe Mirrione. For the past […]

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Backyard Awesomeness

by Mike O'Dell November 25, 2014

Had the day off yesterday and the weather was amazing. Fished the Everglades National Park with my good friend John. We spent most of the day looking for tailing reds […]

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Tying the KNOT pt.1

by Bill Katzenberger November 17, 2014

When my fiance and I decided to go to Hawaii for our honeymoon lots of stuff immediately raced through my head; beautiful islands, great weather, taking my first trip with […]

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Long H i atus

by Derek October 27, 2014

To say that I haven’t posted anything in a long while would be an understatement.  I have a list of excuses, but I don’t even want to hear them myself. […]

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West And East

by Carlos Baz August 27, 2014

I did not fish the tarpon migration this year. Nor did I give chase to hefty spring time redfish wallowing in a meadow of turtle grass or pot-bellied snook foraging before […]

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Bronze backs and Khaki Slacks

by Bill Katzenberger May 14, 2014

I have been trying to get these pictures up for two weeks now… I had the pleasure of drifting the Kankakee River with close friend Capt. Will Winans two Friday’s […]

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Summer on the Road Part III

by Jeremy Chavez May 14, 2014

With day one in the books I was ready for an encore. Catching my first tuna and dolphin was a blast, but there was more fish to be caught. The […]

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St Brandon’s- A Fly Fishing gem

by Chris Bladen May 14, 2014

  A month ago, I found myself frantically packing and re-packing my bags after a short notice opportunity to visit St Brandon’s atoll with well known guiding co Flycastaway. This […]

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Flamingo Reds

by Kirk Laursen May 03, 2014

It was an overcast, cold 6AM when my friend Calvin Neff ,from Arkansas, and I woke up. We got to the Pelican Cove in Islamorada the night before. We hurried […]

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25 Tarpon

by Carlos Baz May 02, 2014

My friend Richard, fellow NYC angler and aficionado of the southern skinny, sent me this video he put together from his last trip down to the wilds of the Florida Bay and the Keys. They launched […]

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One Vague Word

by Carlos Baz March 20, 2014

It was the third redfish we had seen since poling up onto the flat. Selfsame as the last two. Oversized and broad across the shoulders and neck where the small […]

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Summer on the Road Part II

by Jeremy Chavez January 28, 2014

It’s been a while. Where did I leave off? Oh ya, I left off in late August. After spending a week in the Louisiana marsh as an instructor for Outdoor […]

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Bar Tricks

by Carlos Baz January 23, 2014

It has been more than three full months since I have been able to fly a loop, with its tiny payload of steel and fur and feather, towards the scaled, […]

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Window of Opportunity

by Oliver Rogers January 12, 2014

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year, and I hope that 2014 brings tight lines to all.  Over my Christmas Break, I was able to take a trip […]

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The End

by Carlos Baz November 12, 2013

The End   Dread ocean. Nerved entire, with the infinite vermiculate entwine of contradictory water. Elemental blues that rise. Fall. Run. Steer the tide beating across Shag Lump. Feel the restless […]

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How I Wasted My Summer

by Jordan Carter October 26, 2013

So I started this about four months ago, while waiting on an airplane and it seems like I didn’t have more than two minutes to sit and think until now, […]

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Over Due

by Derek October 25, 2013

September and October for me was relatively casual. I didn’t have much much work going on, I got to do plenty of traveling, and I got to spend some time […]

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