Caught not Bought: Mexico

by Skinny Water Culture August 02, 2017

By Ryan Saul

I love hunting, I love killing fish and I love eating meat. What I love more, and am fortunate enough to be doing full time, is pastoring a small church in Tampa called Calvary Chapel West Tampa.

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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 Nine

by Skinny Water Culture July 24, 2017

This week our Ditch Kids Initiatives are brought to you by Jay Johnson and Nick Halm from the Filipino Fly Fishing Club!

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ICAST 2017

by Skinny Water Culture July 19, 2017

By: Will Korte

The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST just wrapped up July 14th in Orlando.

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SWC Ditch Kids Week Eight

by Skinny Water Culture July 17, 2017

All you ditch kids have done a great job all summer long! We’ve decided to extend the program for two more weeks, we have some great sponsors coming, so get excited! This week’s sponsor is Caught not Bought.

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Last Minute Plans

by Skinny Water Culture July 12, 2017

By Adam Mailliez

Covered in hydraulic fluid from head to toe and frustrated for missing a perfect day on the water – that is how my Saturday started.
Not exactly the best start to the weekend, but it happens, just had to roll with it and before I knew it was time to get cleaned up and get ready for a gathering of friends at Jeff’s house. We get to let the kids play and enjoy some drinks while telling fishing stories well into the night. These gatherings don’t happen nearly enough but they are always a good time. We arrived, and I was still frustrated about my broken boat and my lack of time and ability to fix it, I thought that it meant no fishing Sunday either.

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SWC Ditch Kids Week Seven

by Skinny Water Culture July 10, 2017

It’s hard to believe that there’s only one week left in our Ditch Kids summer program! You guys have been killing it and I’m sure that this week will be no different, so lets get to it! This week’s hosts are West Wall Outfitters and Captains for Clean Water.

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Cloudy with a chance of reds

by Skinny Water Culture July 05, 2017

By: Will Korte

My favorite fish in the world is the dolphin. They taste great, they fight hard, they eat flies and they look awesome.

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SWC Ditch Kids Week Six

by Skinny Water Culture July 03, 2017

Welcome back Ditch Kids! We’re getting down to the wire! This week our collective members are Landon Mace @Landon_Mace and Captain Royce Dahnke @realtrippymahi.

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SWC Ditch Kids Week Five

by Skinny Water Culture June 26, 2017

This week’s Ditch Kid’s hosts are coming to you from the keys! This week we have Captains Derek Rust and Mike O’ Dell ( @derek_rust and @captcrunchodell ).

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The Scum Pond Chronicles

by Skinny Water Culture June 21, 2017

By: Will Korte

People will do some crazy things for fish, in the case of my friends and I it means using GPS imagery to try to find salt ponds and other isolated bodies of water where baby tarpon, snook and others lurk. When you find the angling version of a hole in the wall restaurant, epic fishing adventures can ensue.

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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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Black Fly on Mustad

by Skinny Water Culture May 22, 2017

By: Court Douthit

It’s that time of year again, when several of us start burning the candle at both ends. That means tarpon fishing at night around lighted structure, dawn missions for rolling fish and of course being out there from 10 a.m. to 2 or 3 p.m. whenever possible to take advantage of the high sun angle.

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September’s HCFT Tie One Off Challenge

by Dustin Pack September 04, 2015

Welcome to September’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 […]

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Smile factory.

by Chris Smith August 20, 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 […]

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August’s Hardcore Fly Tying Tie One Off Challenge

by Dustin Pack August 07, 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 […]

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HCFT Tie One Off Challenge

by Dustin Pack June 05, 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 […]

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Life of a convict

by Robbie Wenrich December 01, 2014

Its getting cold here in Tampa Bay, kicking off the 4 month sentence where it seems every backwater mudflat has a large general population of convicts putting in time. Everywhere […]

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TURNING SOME HEADS

by Bill Katzenberger August 12, 2014

The past few weekends I have been trying to figure out the whole pike/musky situation on SE Wisconsin’s Lake Delevan. These fish are defiantly plentiful but also very picky. The […]

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Florida Native

by Dustin Pack May 09, 2014

My name is Dustin Pack and I’ve been granted this great opportunity to supply the SWC blog with all of my awesomely killer and radical fishing stories and photos.Born in […]

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Let Me See Your Peacock

by Patrick Rhea April 17, 2014

One of the coolest things about moving over to the east coast was being able to have numerous shots at Peacock bass. There is some back home, but just not […]

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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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Three to go…

by Adam September 12, 2012

  I’ve been slacking hardcore on carp updates… My quest to catch at least one carp per month, January through December has been going quite well… Commence Carp Overload…   […]

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