Drifter Notes

  • Improve Your Fly Casting in 2017

    The art of fly-casting is an age old method of presenting a fly to a fish in hope of enticing an eat. The cast in itself takes perfecting, the presentation for each species of fish can vary, and even after you place the perfect cast right on the nose of your quarry, if your fly is no good you will be denied time after time.

  • Cheers to South Texas

    A few weeks ago, we packed the truck, put on the best of George Strait and saddled up for the long drive to the Lone Star State.

  • Nothing Like a Classic Bloody Mary

    Tomato, ta-mah-to — no matter what you call it, we say it goes well with vodka and a day off. A Bloody Mary is the perfect brunch companion, especially if the night before was filled with several glasses of champagne. This savory recipe is a delicious way to get your New Year’s Eve party started, and the perfect thing to wake up to in 2017.

  • Get Your Game Face On

    It may be the end of college football season soon, but that doesn’t mean we can’t give one last nod to the tailgate spirit we brought to UNC-Chapel Hill earlier this fall.

  • Oysters Rockefeller Recipe

    The story of this famous “American” dish was created the way most American dishes were, by a European. We have an Oysters Rockefeller recipe that pays homage to the creator while at the same time, showcasing and giving voice to some of our local ingredients here in North Carolina.

  • Hell&'s Bay Boatworks

    Hell’s Bay Boatworks. If you know inshore light tackle fishing, you’ve heard of them, fished on one or dreamed one day of owning your own. Hell’s Bay, named after a remote piece of fishing grounds in the Everglades, is world renowned for its best-in-class construction of the finest poling skiffs on the market.

  • Cabin Bluff

    The world is a busy place these days. Sometimes we just need to turn off the phone, quiet the distractions and get away from it all. We just so happen to know of a place that fits that bill.

  • The Struggle Skiff: Our first time fishing Mosquito Lagoon

    Mosquito Lagoon. It’s the place of Red fishing legend. We had long heard the stories of this place and the guides that fish its waters; stories that could only be pushed to the back of our minds for so long before requiring that we fish it ourselves.

  • Fishing the Silver Kings of Georgia

    When we got the call to be a part of Hell’s Bay Boatworks’ third annual Cabin Bluff Tarpon Cup near the Cumberland Island National Seashore in Woodbine, Georgia, we could not resist.

  • Spring 17 Photoshoot

    Photoshoots tend to be a pretty hectic thing; so much goes into their planning and execution. There’s really not much that can be done about that, however, we try to make them as fun as possible. Here’s how we do it:

  • Introducing the new Fish Hippie Skiff

    Dreams are an interesting thing. They evolve with our experiences and grow roots into the corners of our minds, grasping at the place where imagination is prone to wander. For the saltwater flats fisherman, those dreams will often come to include the vessel by which we might bring those very dreams into the light of day.


    With the skiff in-tow and three hours of daylight left, excitement builds as we round the 1-95 bend in Jacksonville and realize that we’ll likely be poling a world-class flat before sunset.