09/08/2017

6 Species, 5 Days

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The Fish Hippie crew had the whole thing planned out to a T. We would begin our trip the minute we wrapped things up at the ICAST show in Florida. The goal of our expedition was to target six of the most sought-after species of fish that swim in the waters around Florida — tarpon, snook, redfish, sea trout, bonefish and permit. We had five days set aside to search for these fish and target them with a fly rod. With the Fish Hippie skiff in tow, we hightailed it out of Orlando like bandits and headed east.

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07/12/2017

Chasing Bonefish in the Bahamas

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A trip like this is usually only a dream. The Bahamas is a bucket-list destination for avid anglers looking to add to their resume of fishing adventures. We created some plans and brought together some people to turn this dream trip into a reality!

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03/23/2017

Chasing Tail

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​This time of year is magical in the Lowcountry, and really everywhere for those of us who share passions for the outdoors. The cold weather has finally faded and the days are getting longer. For the avid inshore angler, this time of year means one thing: the return of tailing redfish!

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03/03/2017

Sailfish and Scorpion Shots

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The winter months aren’t usually what people think of when good fishing is the topic of discussion, at least in our part of the world. There just aren’t that many great fishing opportunities in the early part of the year off the Carolina coast that we call home. The waters are cold, and the fish are typically a little more sluggish and shy than they will be come springtime. So we headed off to Isla Mujeres, just off the coast of Cancun, Mexico, to chase sailfish and tequila!

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02/08/2017

Improve Your Fly Casting in 2017

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The art of fly-casting is an age old method of presenting a fly to a fish in hope of enticing an eat. The cast in itself takes perfecting, the presentation for each species of fish can vary, and even after you place the perfect cast right on the nose of your quarry, if your fly is no good you will be denied time after time.

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01/23/2017

Cheers to South Texas

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A few weeks ago, we packed the truck, put on the best of George Strait and saddled up for the long drive to the Lone Star State.

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12/30/2016

Nothing Like a Classic Bloody Mary

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Tomato, ta-mah-to — no matter what you call it, we say it goes well with vodka and a day off. A Bloody Mary is the perfect brunch companion, especially if the night before was filled with several glasses of champagne. This savory recipe is a delicious way to get your New Year’s Eve party started, and the perfect thing to wake up to in 2017.

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12/15/2016

Get Your Game Face On

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It may be the end of college football season soon, but that doesn’t mean we can’t give one last nod to the tailgate spirit we brought to UNC-Chapel Hill earlier this fall.

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12/08/2016

Oysters Rockefeller Recipe

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The story of this famous “American” dish was created the way most American dishes were, by a European. We have an Oysters Rockefeller recipe that pays homage to the creator while at the same time, showcasing and giving voice to some of our local ingredients here in North Carolina.

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11/11/2016

Hell’s Bay Boatworks

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Hell’s Bay Boatworks. If you know inshore light tackle fishing, you’ve heard of them, fished on one or dreamed one day of owning your own. Hell’s Bay, named after a remote piece of fishing grounds in the Everglades, is world renowned for its best-in-class construction of the finest poling skiffs on the market.

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10/14/2016

Cabin Bluff

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The world is a busy place these days. Sometimes we just need to turn off the phone, quiet the distractions and get away from it all. We just so happen to know of a place that fits that bill.

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09/14/2016

The Struggle Skiff: Our first time fishing Mosquito Lagoon

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Mosquito Lagoon. It’s the place of Red fishing legend. We had long heard the stories of this place and the guides that fish its waters; stories that could only be pushed to the back of our minds for so long before requiring that we fish it ourselves.

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08/26/2016

Fishing the Silver Kings of Georgia

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When we got the call to be a part of Hell’s Bay Boatworks’ third annual Cabin Bluff Tarpon Cup near the Cumberland Island National Seashore in Woodbine, Georgia, we could not resist.

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08/10/2016

Spring 17 Photoshoot

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Photoshoots tend to be a pretty hectic thing; so much goes into their planning and execution. There’s really not much that can be done about that, however, we try to make them as fun as possible. Here’s how we do it:

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05/25/2016

Introducing the new Fish Hippie Skiff

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Dreams are an interesting thing. They evolve with our experiences and grow roots into the corners of our minds, grasping at the place where imagination is prone to wander. For the saltwater flats fisherman, those dreams will often come to include the vessel by which we might bring those very dreams into the light of day.

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05/19/2015

Off the “Not-So” Beaten Path

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With the skiff in-tow and three hours of daylight left, excitement builds as we round the 1-95 bend in Jacksonville and realize that we’ll likely be poling a world-class flat before sunset.

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