I had a few messages asking me to do a close up of the cases. Here is a vlog style video so those of you that are interested can check it out.
Retail packaging, labels and UPC codes are here. You can get them here or they will be in dealer ships pretty darn soon.
This past weekend I did a photoshoot for a new local boat company called Barracuda Boatworks. They are based out of North Port Florida which is not too far from Boca.
The boat is a 27′ SUV near shore(they have taken it out to 60 miles) to skinny water boat made to fit the family water life style of the westcoast water ways. It has high bow take seas and keeps you dry, high gunnels to keep the kids inside and safety offshore plus it floats in 12″ of water so you can fish the skinny water as well.
There are no limits to the options. Towers, from shade in the front multiple live wells as well as an abundant or storage. The hull was design from the grown up and has been in the works for the past three years. If you look at the lines it has characteristics of many boats out there.
They are using the images to create a fresh new website but here is their facebook pages.
Here are some images from the photoshoot I had a chance to edit. I will post more soon as I get a chance to get to more:
Today worked on a new Micro fiber shirt design. We have had the same design since 2009 so I figure it was time to change it up a bit.
The artist rendered a really cool Tarpon to be used on the shirt and new stickers. I will this Saltyshores 2.0 series.
These 5″ tall by 3.25″ wide stickers are on their way. They are die cut and UV coated to last 5 plus years just like the old saltyshores stickers.
If you like them you can pre order them now. You get free shipping as well as an extra one free for a total of 3 decals.
Also if you own a saltyshores product. Take a photo wearing the shirt, sticker on your boat or truck etc. Then email it to me firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you back a code for 50% off.
We are deciding on colors and layout of the shirts how. So far the consensus has been leaning for B, C.
What do you think?
These new shirts will be micro fiber and dye sublimated. No more hot spots on screen printed areas. They will be 100% breathable.
These past couple weeks have been pretty busy for me out on the goon. Poling the skiff for 6 days straight can really put a hurting on someone but I wouldn’t trade it for the world! The fishing in the Lagoon has been really good. Reds on the shoreline, Reds tailing, Reds schooled up, and Reds just cruising around by themselves waiting for an easy meal to plop right in front of them. Big Sea Trout are also plentiful in the Lagoon. I haven’t seen a Sea Trout bite this good in years! Multiple fish up to 30″ is not uncommon. D.O.A. CAL 4″ Jerkbaits has been getting the job done, while baitfish pattern flies has been working well on the long rods. Here are a few highlights of my previous trips from Mosquito Lagoon.
Glen from Pittsburgh joined me on his first trip to the Mosquito Lagoon, he used his Smallmouth Bass and Walleye fishing skills to catch him some nice Redfish and Trout. He was amazed of how hard a Redfish can pull!
RCI Optics has launched a new Ad of me promoting my signature series of the “MONSTER HOLE” model. Should be available later this Summer! I can’t tell you how much I love these sun glasses, the lens has been holding up great and seems to impress me every time I’m on the water with them….no joke.
-Capt. Willy Le
Report by HCKAClub Pres Russ Caipen:
Around 20 HardCore kayak anglers met up at the waters’ edge just before the sun came up on Saturday morning. Conditions couldn’t have been any better as we launched into the calm Gulf Of Mexico in search of BIG Tarpon! Bait was thick and a single drop of the sabiki resulted in a well full of threadfins, pinfish, pumpkin seeds, horse minnows etc.
There was a slight ripple on the surface of the water but pods of “rolling” Tarpon could be seen up and down the beach! Before the sun could clear the horizon a loud “FISH ON” rang out! Joey aka Sharkbait got one heck of a surprise when he used his light tackle set up to throw a bait at some feeding fish
! It was a spectacular fight and Joey actually wore the fish out and had it boat side several times touching the 20lb. leader when it finally broke off. That’s a Tarpon landed.
It is such a great feeling to be on the water with your friends and have feeding fish around you. It’s even better when guys that have never caught one from a kayak, do! John aka jds_0325 was one of the guys that came out just to see how we do it and ended up getting first hand experience with a big fish!
Joshua Maitland aka Yak Slammer was there throwing flies and taking advantage of some photo ops.
John and his 140-150 lb ‘Poon!
Dave aka merlyn was in town from Michigan and got to witness John landing his Tarpon.
Being Memorial Day weekend, many people had other obligations that kept them from making it to the “Munch” at Coasters Bar and Grille. Those of us who did make it enjoyed some great food and drink while talking about the morning’s events. Our bubbly, fishing waitress Jamie gave us some of the best service I’ve ever experienced. Believe it or not, she “leied” each one of us and showed us her tackle box.
Special thanks to Dale Snead with Operation Still Waters, and veterans Edgar Colon and Frank Wade for joining us! You guys are reason that we are free and we will never be able to thank you enough for your sacrifices.
Had a chance to ride along with the crew of the Rascal out of Georgetown, SC for the 45th annual Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament. The Georgetown tournament kicks off the South Carolina Governors Cup Billfishing Series. We had great weather on day 1 and released a white marlin and a sailfish – day 2 was a little sporty with the tropical storm brewing in the atlantic, but we still managed a blue marlin. It was a refreshing change to get out of the marsh for the weekend and watch some big ticked-off fish get airborne in blue water.
Had to fight off the dolphin throughout the weekend – I’m not ever going to get accustomed to trying to avoid bites from 20lb fish. Despite our efforts, we couldn’t keep the bait away from this guy.
This was pretty much how things looked arriving at the dock at 430am the morning after the captain’s dinner – wishing I had gone to bed a little earlier.
Our first fish of day 1 was this white marlin – it uncharacteristically stayed down pretty much the entire battle, only showing itself once we got it close to the boat.
The second fish of the day was this nice sailfish – it on the other hand freaked out and put on an aerial display that I still can’t get out of my mind.
Congrats to the winner – the Sadie Beth out of Charleston, SC (2 whites and 5 sailfish) – and thanks to the owners, Captain, and Crew of the Rascal for asking me to ride along for the tournament.
Capt Jay Nelson
Our plan was simple, go and catch fish…lots of fish. However, someone forgot to tell the fish we were coming and they either left town or ate before we were trying to serve them dinner. We were ready for just about any type of fishing. Deep dropping in 1,500 feet for queen snappers. Trolling the blue water for yellowfins, wahoo, and mahi. Fishing the reef for black groupers and yellowtails. Even sleep deprived middle of the night mutton fishing. It was game on and we were swinging for the fences….and sometimes you strike out.
I guess one of the good things about the target species not wanting to be cooperative was that it allowed me to take some photos of other fish I don’t normally catch on a regular basis. I thought I’d share some of the pics.
I’ll take “Things that not considered epic” Alex, for $100.
Now that I have a more organized way of getting all the saltyshores goodies listed I have been updating it everyday.
Recently added the SS hats. The last 2 days added the Cotton shirts(long and short sleeves), Micro fiber shirts, Breathe Like a Fish microfiber, Howler Bro Salty Fly shirt and today Women’s spaghetti strap shirts.
Currently sold out of Saltyshores Stickers but ordered a bunch more yesterday. I also placed an order for the Salty Fly stickers.
I hope to add more and more to the store along with new design and materials.
Check it out:
In this transition time seasons fisheries become many inserts when we go fishing we can always expect something new, like a rainy day as a day with plenty of sunshine. But the fish is something strange because there is always that everything is stabilized. which makes it more difficult for fishing. If you do not catch the fish we have left is to take some photos.
Well that’s it for now, I hope to soon have some fish to post!
Dark skies and rain storms looming overhead has been the norm this year, making it a very challenging tarpon season. The few days of sun light have brought forth some good fishing, but those days are few. Yet, we stay persistant and make due with what we have; hiding under bridges in between storms, trying to establish our place in the lanes in a way too crowded town, and making use of all the new technology we have available to us today. We’ve spent this year shooting more videos then stills so stay tuned and we should have a teaser up shortly.
There is no telling what tarpon season will bring… high winds, nasty seas, rain, etc. There isn’t much you can do when there is no light but establish yourself on one of the few white spots or attempt to dredge a poon from the depths. When light is decent and winds kick up, seas get real rough and that is where sitting on an anchor is the only way to go. I used to dread having to run from spot to spot with the anchor banging up the inside of my hatches but this year, I found a cool product that protects the inside of my hatches from the anchor jumping around as well as helps conserve space. Similar to the concept of a fly reel with a reel pouch… www.anchorsuit.com
Until next time… we will still brave these storms and try to bring you more tarpon porn.