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Tim Winters Take on Wooden VS Composite Hull

In this blog post Tim Winters, Anthony Pino & Nick Carullo Talk about the Composite hulls & Wooden hulls and which one Tim Winters Truly prefers. We have added a summary of a conversation we recently had with Tim Winters on our Podcast.  “Anthony Pino: Tell us, are you a wooden guy or are you a full composite guy? We talked to John Floyd he is very adamant about the Woodhull and I got Duffy here & he is still very adamant about the Woodhull as well. What is your opinion on that? Or do you just do what the customer asks? Tim Winters: Well,...

5 questions with John Floyd, President of F&S Boatworks

5 questions with John Floyd, President of F&S Boatworks Q: Everyone's talking about getting lighter and going faster. What's your feeling about changing the whole construction instead of laying up wood to lay up other materials, let's say Coosa board or some kind of other, structural foam. Do you still think the ride will be the same? Will the boat noise be different? What are your thoughts on changing the hull material from wood to another material?  John Floyd: Well, this is a very important subject to me and I am a very firm believer in the superiority of cold...

Walkers Cay

In this blog post Carl Allen, Anthony Pino & Nick Carullo Talk about how Carl Allen got to achieve his dream of owning and repairing Walker Cay Island so that others in the sportfishing community can visit and experience what Walker Cay has too offer. We have added a short summary of a conversation we recently had with Carl Allen on our Podcast. “Carl Allen: I've been all over the world hunting and kind of stopped doing that when I retired and I just focused on fishing. When walkers came available, I got a chance to bring back to the sports fishing...

Conservation Side of Billfish

In this blog post Peter Chaibongsai, Anthony Pino & Nick Carullo Talk about harvesting billfish and the conservation side of things and what The Billfish Foundation does to make sure they don’t harvest too many and too little ones. If harvested, also get research done on them to get to know the billfish better. Peter Chaibongsai is the director of conservation program for The Billfish Foundation. We've added a short summary of a conversation we recently had with Peter Chaibongsai on our Podcast. “Peter Chaibongsai: The US recreational fleet allows 250 billfish to be landed every year. One year we...

Fishing The Tower

In this blog post Mark deCabia, Anthony Pino & Nick Carullo Talk about fishing in the tower of the a Express sport fisher. Check out this brief recap of the full conversation, which you can listen to here: Podcast.  “Anthony Pino: Do you typically fish out of the tower? Mark deCabia: I've been fishing more on the tower lately. The problem is my tower is really small. That means that all my electronics are downstairs. I only have one radio upstairs so it's tricky. When I'm out fishing, I use mainly use my eyes to find fish however as technology continues...

Revolutionising the media stack

I've recently seen a change happen in the media landscape. In the past, businesses had to either get on TV or be featured in a magazine to get their message out. As a result of this, they were at the mercy of privately owned media companies that are inherently biased. With the growth of social media, companies can now go direct to consumer and communicate with directly with their customers. It's because of that, that we've seen a serious disruption in the industry.  Companies are now creating their own media publications and going direct to consumer, it allows us as...

Sailfishing spread on a small skiff

Matthew George: I think out of the hundred fish that we caught, 10 of them were dead bait. So, Dead bait trolling on a little eight, six beam or something. You just pull one big strip dredge down the middle, and we just prospect that dredge and you get your bites, but it's definitely not like the big boat that's for sure. We don’t even have those small outriggers, no outriggers, at all. So we'll pull the dredges just off a rod tip. I got a big Tarpon spinning rod that I use, I just pull it right off of...