By: Sam Collett (@collettjsam)
Photos by: Sam Collett & Ty Hibbs (@whatever_bites)
I’ve developed a bi-annual habit of leaving the southeast Louisiana mud, assembling a band of equally mental friends (and understanding girlfriends) and making a trip to somewhere tropical to wade fish.
Starting Monday, (5/29), Skinny Water Culture is proud to announce the Ditch Kids Initiative.
In addition to being the coolest fishing company around, we’re also teaming up with kids to help make the world just a little bit better. Each week members of the Skinny Water Culture Collective invite you (kids under 18) to participate in a series of events to help make our world better and win exclusive prizes.
By: Ryan Saul
Our motto in “Caught not Bought” has always been, “whatever makes the best story.” the best story is rarely developed through the safe and sensible route.
The heart behind Caught not Bought is simple, be self-sufficient and question everything. Your reason for doing things should never be because, “that’s just how it’s done”. There are processes sure, but there are always other ways – better ways.
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.
The flats around the Mac Dill air force base have been off limits to boating and fishing since the events of September 11th, 2001. Since then the flats have been no-mans land and every seasoned bay area angler would be keen on any opportunity to drop a line. I opened a message from one of the guys at Operation Home Shores saying that they were opening the gates so to speak and allowing the public to fish the flats for a day. I needed to know more. I was then filled in with all the details required In order to participate in a day of fishing around the base.
I needed a few things: 1. Notify them of my desire to participate in the event, 2. Who my passengers will be, and 3. A background check on each attendee. The first person to come to mind was a cousin of mine that also happens to be Combat Arms Trainer at Mac Dill and owner of RK Training Dynamics.
Our sons are the same age so we often spoke of making a fishing trip happen, and the time was finally upon us. I called him up and we discussed a third member and quickly agreed his father-in-law would join us as well.
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.
Traveling back from Surf Expo 2017 in Orlando today and wanted to share with you guys some great news! Firstly, we had a great time at the show meeting with our incredible dealers, in addition, to meeting so many new dealers.
Our team has also expanded! We’re so proud to announce the addition of a powerhouse salsa loving duo of Sonia & Orlando! Stay tuned for Icast guys we’re going to be coming strong with new products already in development.
Welcome to June’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.
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 new, not for sale yet SWC SS tee.