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.
|I don’t think I have to tell you which one is which.|
|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|