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”
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. 🙂
A man's hat is like an ol' girlfriend. \”Sure wish you had another just like her for when you wear this one out\”.
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. 🙂
Hahaha I like that one, Mel!