Stopped by one of my local fly shops – Chicago Fly Fishing Outfitters – just to look around and kill some time. Sure enough I walked out with a few items…hooks, forceps (mine were bent out of shape), and a zinger for my Abel nippers.

I also, was surprised to see that they carried a few items from Badaxe Design. Jonathan is a real cool dude, who has some serious artistic talent. I ended up picking up the same hat I bought from him a year ago. It will serve as my back up, in case something happens to my favorite fishing hat.

I’ve had the first one for over a year now, and it has seen a lot of water. This hat’s been through everything, and it’s gotten quite a bit of character along the way.

How can you not like the patriot trout design!?!
I don’t think I have to tell you which one is which.
Here are some of the outings it has helped me look good.
Small creeks of Illinois
Current River in Missouri
Driftless Area trout streams in Wisconsin
Various lakes of Illinois
Flambeau River in Wisconsin
Gulf of Mexico in Fort Meyers, Florida
Looking forward to bringing it along on many more fishing adventures.

4 Replies to “Badaxe Design”

  1. Nice hat they make Justin. As a native Chicago guy now living in Colorado, I have to tell you there's only so much a hat can do as cool as it is. 🙂

  2. A hat can do all sorts of things, Howard. They can definitely make you look cooler. They can even give out messages that you don't want to say like – Cougar Hunting – This cap stops at all bars – Made in 'Merica – Beer Me…and so fourth. 🙂

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