A sketch drawn by the father of Chris Morejohn.

Early Hells Bay Boatworks History

If you’re interested in the origins of Hells Bay Boatworks, Chris Morejohn has been writing about his involvement in the beginnings of the company, his skiff design philosophies, building methods, techniques, and what was going on at the time in skiff building that set the Hells Bay designs and the skiff building industry on a […]


Vintage Bob Hewes Bonefisher Ad

If you enjoy looking at old advertising here is a vintage Bob Hewes Boats ad, circa 1985.

2014 Lostmen

2014 East Cape Lostmen

Kevin Fenn of East Cape Skiffs takes us on a walkaround of a 2014 Lostmen skiff just finished for a new customer. )

The installed hinge in the folded position.

Fulton Coupler Hinge

One of the real joys of small boat ownership is being able to store your rig in the garage.  In addition to keeping it out of the elements and generally taking good care of it, you also have the opporunity to do any necessary and “unneccesary” tinkering in relative comfort.  Trouble is, garages these days are barely large enough to park a […]

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A Guides Day Off

Mosquito Lagoon guides Billy Rotne and Willy Le enjoy a day off in their home waters.       Mosquito Lagoon Guides Day Off from Willy Le on Vimeo.

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East Cape Skiffs Vantage, "Pinked Out" for Casting for Recovery.

Casting for Recovery Skiff to Debut at Black Fly Lodge

BlackFly Lodge introduces a new pink skiff to raise awareness for CfR’s national fly fishing retreats for women with breast cancer.  Manchester, VT—March 31, 2014—Casting for Recovery, a non-profit organization offering support and educational retreats for women with breast cancer is excited to be honored by BlackFly Lodge, a Bahamas based fly fishing operation that […]

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South Florida the Top Dream Destination for Anglers

Whether it’s the fish, climate, scenery, guides or the skiffs, South Florida remains the top dream destination for anglers, according to a recent survey by Southwick Associates. Fernandina Beach, FL – Hawaii, Florida, Texas, California, Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Alaska-all offer world-class fishing. And with cold weather slamming much of the country for the past two months and spring still […]

Tarpon Tune Up

Tarpon Tune-Up Angling Workshop

Learn the tackle, techniques, and get answers to the questions you’ve always wanted to know about tarpon at the IGFA Tarpon Tune-Up on April 5th, presented by the IGFA School of Sport Fishing and Hells Bay Boatworks.

Scott Deal and Johnny Morris to Speak at the National Press Club on Fisheries Management

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With Congress moving forward quickly to revise the federal act that governs our nation’s marine resources.  Maverick Boats President Scott Deal, and Bass Pro Shops Founder Johnny Morris will present their vision for managing America’s saltwater recreational fisheries to the National Press Club later this month. The sportfishing and boating  industries, along with recreational […]

Students Learn Boat Building

Students Learn Skiff Building

Students in Gananoque Ontario on the North Shore of the St. Lawrence River are building a St. Lawrence River skiff as a class project.

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