BOTE meets Bug Slinger™!

The BOTE Brand and the Bug Slinger™ Fly Gear Brand have a lot in common. Both developed on the idea of wanting to evolve something simple into something new and hip; BOTE and Bug Slinger™ have taken stand up paddleboards and fly fishing gear to an exciting new level. While BOTE created advanced and industry first stand up paddleboards- that were also aesthetically cool; Bug Slinger™ took fly fishing gear and added artistic designs that reflect a fresher insight to the sport, to create clothing and accessories that are an outward expression of the way fly fishing is viewed.

It was a no brainer that BOTE and Bug Slinger™ should team up to create a line of visually and physically awesome limited edition boards. BOTE boards will be launching the classic 12’ BOTE Board featuring the Bug Slinger™  “Tarbone” design, and the 12’ BOTE HD featuring the “Glider” design.

BOTE’s brand was built around “Fish. Paddle. Surf.” whereas Bug Slinger™ is about “Fly Fishing, Life, Style.” Do both with these Limited Edition* boards!

We’re STOKED!

We took our Classic 12′ BOTE board and incorporated the Bug Slinger Fly Gear “Tarbone” design which features cool multicolored Tarpon and bone fish artwork.

The 12′ BOTE HD glides across the water even better with the Bug Slinger™ Fly Gear’s “Glider” design featuring a watercolor top and flying fish images on the bottom.

*These won’t be around forever. Click HERE to order!

Check out Rob McAbee, of Bug Slinger™, as he chases redfish in North Florida on the BOTE HD with his crew.
This is where it all began…

Fly Nation Season 2 – North Florida Trailer from Vantage Point Media House on Vimeo.

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We’re getting ready for Surf Expo!

 

It’s that time of year again and we’re gearing up! We’ll be at Surf Expo in Orlando, September 5-8. We’re in Booth 771 at the expo, and Booth 38 on Demo Day (maps below), so be sure to stop on by and see us! We will have our 2012 line up, and will be revealing some new boards off of our 2013 line up! If you would like to make an appointment, please email tiffany@boteboard.com to set up a time.

Here is a schedule of events:

Wednesday, September 5

12:00 – 5:00 pm

Demo Day at the Orlando Watersports Complex


Thursday, September 6

8:00 am
Show Opens
8-10
Consumables: Product Sampling, Lobby
10:30
Fashion Show
11:00
SUP Demo/Fitness On Board Yoga
11:30
Seminar: Creating New Profit Centers with New Categories: Take advantage of current trends in consumables to fuel your growth
12:00 pm
Skate Demo
1:00
SUP Demo/Fishing
1:30
Fashion Show
2:00
Seminar: BRA Tricks of the Trade Series: Customizing your Customer Service
2:00
Skate Demo/Madd Gear
3:00
SUP Demo
3:00
Seminar: Pinning for Gold: How to Use Pinterest to Promote Your Shop & Improve Sales
4:00
Fashion Show, presented by Transworld Business
6:00
Show Closes/Happy Hour
6:00
Transworld Wake Awards presented by RockStar Energy Drink. Room S320
6:30
Peabody Fashion Show

Friday, September 7

8:00 am
Show Opens
8-10
Consumables: Product Sampling, Lobby
10:30
Fashion Show
11:00
SUP Demo/Fitness On Board Yoga
11:30
Seminar: How Retailers Can Save Thousands in Taxes and Become Invincible to Lawsuits
12:00 pm
Skate Demo
1:00
SUP Demo/Fishing
1:30
Fashion Show
2:00
Seminar: Surfing to Diving: One Man’s Relationship to the Ocean
2:00
Skate Demo/Madd Gear
3:00
SUP Demo
3:00
Seminar: Commit to the Next Wave: A simple code of commitment for success in life and business
4:00
Fashion Show, presented by Transworld Business
6:00
Show Closes/Happy Hour
6:30
AWSI Industry Awards Party
6:30
Christian Surfers Worship Service
7:30
Surf Expo Industry Party, presented by Sanuk, Typhoon Lagoon

Saturday, September 8

9:00 am
Show Opens
10:30
Fashion Show
11:00
SUP Demo/Fitness On Board Yoga
11:30
Seminar: E-Commerce and the Law: Helping your business stay current on pressing legal issues relating to internet law
12:00 pm
Skate Demo
1:00
SUP Demo/Fishing
1:00
Fashion Show
2:00
Skate Demo
1:30
Seminar: Freediving in a Surfing World
3:00
SUP Demo
4:00

BOTE on TV!

Remember this guy?

Season 2 Episode 4 of Florida Sport Fishing TV (www.floridasportfishingmagazine.com) featured angler Steve Dougherty catching an Atlantic Sailfish from his BOTE Board!  You can view the episode below:

Next up, look for more paddleboard fishing on Animal Planet’s new show: OFF THE HOOK: EXTREME CATCHES! It premiers August 5th!

Click HERE to see a sneak peek of the show!

Keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter!

ICAST 2012!

We are gearing up for the iCast 2012expo next week, June 11-13! in Orlando, FL!

The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, is the world’s largest sportfishing trade show annually hosting 7,000 members of the sportfishing industry representing 63 countries. ICAST is produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the sportfishing industry’s trade association, which looks out for the interests of the entire sportfishing community.

ICAST is the premier showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel and is the cornerstone of the sportfishing industry, helping to drive sportfishing companies’ product sales year round.

This will be BOTE’s first time to ICAST, and we are very excited to go and represent the sport of SUP Fishing!

Come visit us in booth 227!

For an interactive map, and list of all the 2012 Exhibitors, click here!

Again, BOTE is excited to go and represent SUP Fishing as the only SUP vendor, so come on by our booth and check us out!

See you in 5 days and follow us and our ICAST experience on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

 

Taking SUP fishing to the next level!

BOTE paddlers and fishers, alike, have caught many fish off of their paddle boards, but none the size of Steve Dougherty’s, of Florida Sport Fishing Magazine, sailfish!

“While filming an episode of Florida Sport Fishing TV – JACKPOT! Monster sailfish crushed Steve’s gog along a nice color change in 120′ off Spanish River. Fish towed him out to 250′ before being released. The new season starts July 2012 on SunSports.”

BOTE is excited that Steve is utilizing his board to the fullest! From paddling, fishing, to surfing- That is what the BOTE board is all about! Can’t wait to see what Steve does (or catches!) next!

What is the largest fish that you’ve caught from a paddle board? Please share it with us on our Facebook page!

For more information about the board that Steve is using, visit our website at www.boteboard.com.

You can also learn more about Steve and Florida Sport Fishing Magazine and TV on their website www.floridasportfishing.com

UPDATE:
http://standupjournal.com/just-another-way-to-have-fun-on-a-sup/