Touching Base and Heading for Chrome

| June 7, 2014 | 4 Comments

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

AND THEY’RE OFF

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.

SEA LEGS

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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