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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Cobia World Championship announces First ever SUP Division!

Harbor Docks Charities Announces Changes to Cobia World Championships

First Ever Stand-up Paddle Board Division; New Weigh Station in Pensacola 

Destin, FL – February 2013 – Cobia fishing’s premier tournament, the Cobia World Championships, is adding a new twist for 2013. The tournament, which has taken place at Destin’s Harbor Docks Restaurant for over 20 years, has partnered with Bote Boards, to introduce a Stand-Up Paddle Board Division. The angler who lands the largest cobia on a paddle board during the tournament will be awarded a new BOTE Board donated by the Destin store.

“Fishing on S.U.P.s is rapidly increasing in our area, and across the nation,” says Eddie Morgan, Tournament Director, “since cobia migrate just off the beach in our waters, they are a perfect species to target on a paddle board. Catching a large one on a board will be quite the challenge, but people are catching sailfish on them, so why not cobia?”

The Cobia World Championships is also announcing a partnership with Pensacola’s Outcast Bait & Tackle, thus allowing boats fishing the tournament to weigh their catch at the Pensacola tackle shop. Traditionally, boats have been required to weigh their catch at the official weigh station at Harbor Docks, essentially making the tournament exclusive to Destin boats.

“Most of the best cobia fishermen in the world fish are out of either Destin or Pensacola,” Morgan said, “adding a scale at Outcast allows more of those fishermen to compete against each other for the right to be the World Champion.”

The 2013 Cobia World Championships will kick off on Friday, March 22 at 6:00 pm at Harbor Docks Restaurant, the first day of fishing will follow on March 23 and the tournament will end on May 5, 2013. A representative for the Cobia World Championships will be in Pensacola at Outcast’s tournament kickoff party on March 21 to register boats wishing to fish the tournament.

Along with the new S.U.P. World Championship division, boats may also compete for the Overall World Championships, Ladies World Championships, Donut Hole Junior World Championships, Most fish Caught 50 Pounds and Over, and a division for smaller vessels, the 28’ and Under World Championships.

Harbor Docks Restaurant will also serve host to the Crab Cruncher Classic cobia tournament. The weekend tournament will take place at Harbor Docks from Thursday, April 11, 2013 through Sunday, April 14, 2013, with top cobia fishing teams converging on the Destin Harbor to compete for a total purse well over $200,000.

The Cobia World Championships and Crab Cruncher Classic serve as Harbor Docks Charities’ main fundraisers for their 19th Annual Take-A-Kid Fishing Day, held Sunday, November 3, 2013. In 2012, the tournaments combined to pay out over $155,000 in cash and prizes and raised over $15,000 for the 18th Annual Take-A-Kid Fishing Day.

“Our goal is to treat 500 underprivileged children to a memorable day of fishing aboard some of Destin’s finest charter boats. People don’t realize that many local children have never even seen the gulf,” Morgan added, “We just want to take them fishing.

Formerly known as Rally for Recreation (founded in 1986), Harbor Docks Charities hosts numerous fundraising events throughout the year including the Cobia World Championships and Crab Cruncher Classic fishing tournament as well as the Caddyshack Classic Golf Tournament and Harbor Docks Charity Auction.

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If you’d like more information about the Cobia World Championships, please visit www.cobiaworldchampionships.com. You may also call Eddie Morgan at (850) 837-2506 or email Eddie at eddiem84@gmail.com.

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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!

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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!

 

 

 

GET ON THE WATER CONTEST!

It is full blown cooler season, and that means time to get on the water! This month, Yeti Coolers is teaming up with Bote Boards and SeaDek Marine Nonskid to bring you the “GET ON THE WATER” photo contest. We want to see your best photos of having fun on the water…fishing, paddling, boating, skiing, party boating, anything! Please visit our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/boteboards and like us to find out how to enter!

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/