Touching Base and Heading for Chrome

| June 7, 2014

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East Cape Fury shallow water skiff Texas
East Cape Fury looks right at home here in Texas.


Nerves are rising around here before the start of the Belmont Stakes. I guess I get that from seeing the way things came to a dead stop for every leg of the Triple Crown around my late Grandparent’s house when the races were on. It takes a special horse to take the Triple Crown.


For some strange reason I found my feet on the front of JB’s brand new East Cape Skiff this morning on Lake Ray Roberts, Texas. I guess JB wanted to see my face, the slobber running down my face when he pulled up at the boat ramp this morning. Yes, a BRAND NEW East Cape Fury on back, low, lean and clean.

We first had to battle for a boat ramp that wasn’t overrun with bass tournament folks, and later in the day we had to battle the elements, specifically the wind, into a draw. We boated away from that battle before noon. The wind was a complete beating.

There’s a lot to show and tell about the last couple of days, but I just thought I would check in during the race, and let you know there will be some great stories coming from those days. A surprise yesterday and a surprise today! I could get used to surprises!

+Texas Fly Caster

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  1. shannon says:

    Message sent.

  2. shannon says:

    Well … I will send JB a link to this article and see if he wants to comment. He is, after all, the Worlds Most Interesting Man. Just the fact you want to talk to him – he probably already knew that! Stay Strong my friends.

  3. Tim says:

    I’d like to talk to JB as I’m in the process of getting something from EastCape now. Any contact info 4 JB?

  4. Shaun says:

    I have to agree, that is a great looking boat.

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