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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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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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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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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3rd Annual Skinny Water Culture Paddle Craft Tournament

by Shane Alexander April 11, 2017

What a fantastic weekend of weather for the 3rd Annual Skinny Water Culture Paddle Craft Tournament & the 14th Annual Shark Bite Challenge & Paddle Fest !

Attendee’s traveled near and far to be in beautiful Dunedin, FL, April 7th for the Welcome Party on the back patio of Kelly’s Chic-a-Boom Room . I personally loved overhearing everyone discussing their game plans for Saturday, sharing memories from prior years, and watching the casting challenge run by Captain Court Douthit.

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February’s HCFT Tie One Off Challenge

by Dustin Pack February 05, 2016

Welcome to February’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 […]

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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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Casting for Cats 2015

by Jenn Stegura November 11, 2015

I haven’t posted anything in a very long time but, I really wanted to share my incredible experience and hopefully encourage other lady anglers to participate in Casting for Cats; […]

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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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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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Hardcore Fly Tying Tie One Off Challenge

by Dustin Pack July 03, 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 […]

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by Dan Decibel April 24, 2015

Recently lost my Monday to Friday job. No money and open schedules means Im usually trying to get rid of the built up stress, in our backyard of the Everglades. […]

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The King of Spring

by Joe Mirrione April 23, 2015

Most people who would read this blog think of spring and immediately ready themselves for Tarpon Season. But to me and a handful of others, there’s a whole different beast […]

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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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Prequel to 0400 Hours

by Dan Decibel February 05, 2015

If haven’t read the “0400 Hours” by Jason Fernandez, it is probably a good thing because this is the prequel. It was December 27th and we had decided to camp […]

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by Dan Decibel February 03, 2015

Over a week ago we had an unexpected guest show up at our house. Somehow a dog just started hanging out in the backyard with my Grandfather, who thinks he […]

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How it began, How it continues…

by Mark Vedder January 28, 2015

It all began growing up in Upstate New York, Schoharie, NY to be specific, a very special place. My grandparents owned a camp on a small lake in the foothills […]

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Fishing 4 Work

by Dan Decibel January 27, 2015

Most of my fishing revolves around the clock. That being said, I work a “Monday to Friday” job and I don’t have to go in until noon-ish. I always hear […]

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Getting Hostel

by Court January 15, 2015

The Plan:  Convert my F250 to run on alternative fuels.  Eat fried everything and dump the oil into the truck. Brian Jill inspired me with his Geofish project.  My story […]

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Respect the spot

by Robbie Wenrich December 29, 2014

We all have them local, go to ponds to get our quick fishing fix. To take our kids for a bass and bluegill bite. Most of them are on private […]

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Seasons Change

by Joe Mirrione December 16, 2014

Sometime around the end of September the season here in Florida begins to change and I personally put on a whole new game face. Casting platforms, fly rods, flies and […]

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Good Timing

by Nick Halloran December 16, 2014

Ever have something happen during your daily routine that makes you say to yourself “talk about good timing”? Good timing is an understatement when describing what happened to me over the […]

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Marsh Rescue 911

by Jeremy Mashek December 15, 2014

On a recent kayak fishing adventure chasing reds and jumping micro poons I had the pleasure of finding this guy back in the Jax Beach marsh. I slowly approached him […]

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Ditch Hiking

by Ryan Accursio November 28, 2014

You know those days that you just explore and look for fish in every nook and cranny that looks like it could just maybe, maybe hold fish? That was my […]

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