Choose Your Own Adventure: Gone fisching and other tales part 2

This post is basically a continuation of my last post from when Nick was home for Thanksgiving. This is the Christmas edition, that being said, time for a little choose your own adventure.

So being that it is the Christmas edition, it seems only right that I start with my time at the Skinny Water Culture Christmas party. Yes, I said Christmas party, and if that offends you then please feel free to leave your need for validation in the comment section below.

Christmas Party

Jarek, Chris and I as well as others met up at Crooked Thumb Brewery in Safety Harbor where the party was being held. The party featured a raffle that included items such as fly reels, a paddle board, a yeti cooler, flies, charters and others. Certainly some great prizes!

We (as did hundreds of other people) came bearing gifts of toys and pet products. In essence, a certain number of items equated to a certain number of raffle tickets. Of course we as well as everyone there was happy to donate items regardless of a raffle or not!

There was also fly casting contest which Jarek and Chris both did very well in. Conversely, I did average.

We had a good time with some good people all for a good cause. All told Skinny Water Culture collected hundreds of items for charity.

At the end of the night, Jarek ended up winning a trip to the Everglades with DJ Dan Decibel and PK! This is not only awesome because of the fish, but also because it will become a Dan Decible movie featuring Jarek as he stalks snook, tarpon and redfish in the River of Grass.

Gonna be an unreal trip


However, most importantly goods were collected for some great causes.

Choose your own adventure

The SWC Christmas Party was a blast, even better, a few days later Nick came to town and we got down to some fishing.



What better way to catch bass than with a fly rod?

Unfortunately, I have been sick for a while and was unable to fish the rest of the week before Nick went back up to Michigan. We’ll get on some more fish when he comes back next.

While I may not have had much of a chance to fish, the 727 Angler crew certainly got bowed up.



For example, some solid sharks were caught Christmas night off Dog Beach. The mullet obviously didn’t stand a chance.

A few days after Christmas Jarek also sight fished his first fly cobia – on a 5 wt!

The fly of choice for this ling was one of the flies below which were all tied by Jarek.


In Conclusion

Hopefully when I pass the GRE next week I will have more time on my hands so that I can fish and write more. Also remember to pick up your copy of “Coastal Angler” to see my latest article about Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure. It’s a great small business with an amazing story!

When you choose your own adventure, awesome times await!

If you enjoyed this post, also check out, “Variety Fishing: Gone fisching and other tales”.

Until next time, Tight Lines.




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