• I was invited to participate in the destination wedding of two of my best friends this spring. The event was strategically scheduled during our local school's Spring Break as this wedding was the blending of two families with kids in school. Fortunately for me and my family, the destination was Key Largo, Florida, giving us an outstanding opportunity to do a variety of fishing. My wife kept reminding me that we were going to a wedding and were "not going on one of your fishing trips!"  That just put more pressure...

  • Reel Cool™ Fishing Bottles™ were first conceptualized on a trip to the Bahamas with my son's Boy Scout troop three years ago. We were sailing on a ship named The Ciganka when our group was first introduced to hand-line fishing. Last week we repeated that experience, only this time we were carrying Reel Cool Fishing Bottles. When Admiral Linda (the Captain's wife) and Captain Tom first saw the bottles and heard about their role in its development, they immediately 'got on board' and were supportive of its practical applications. Throughout the week the...

  • This week Reel Cool™ was introduced to ICAST, the world's largest trade show for the sportfishing industry. With roughly 11,000 exhibitors covering 500,000 square feet of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, we were happy to be a guest of the American Sportfishing Association's President, Michael Nussman. This show is dedicated to dealers, manufacturers, and distributors of fishing-related products. Participants from all over the globe take part in this "Who's Who" display of the fishing world. Key to the Show's highlights are the innovations and new products that are unveiled. There were...