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by BigFlyReel
Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: Reminder - TBFS support kayaker registration OPEN
Replies: 1
Views: 1943

Reminder - TBFS support kayaker registration OPEN

The 2016 Tampa Bay Frogman Swim (a fundraiser for the Navy Seal Foundation) will be held on Sunday, January 17. The swimmer side of the event filled up literally in minutes, and we still need support kayakers for each one of these 150 folks in the water - plus the “rovers” who help to keep eyes on e...
by BigFlyReel
Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Tournaments & Events
Topic: Reminder - TBFS support kayaker registration OPEN
Replies: 0
Views: 1283

Reminder - TBFS support kayaker registration OPEN

The 2016 Tampa Bay Frogman Swim (a fundraiser for the Navy Seal Foundation) will be held on Sunday, January 17. The swimmer side of the event filled up literally in minutes, and we still need support kayakers for each one of these 150 folks in the water - plus the “rovers” who help to keep eyes on e...
by BigFlyReel
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: Tampa Bay Frogman Swim 2016 - registration open
Replies: 11
Views: 1789

Re: Tampa Bay Frogman Swim 2016 - registration open

Heywood wrote:I might show up this year and bring the trailer if anyone needs a ride back.

Probably wont escort, don't trust myself in an emergency.


Bring your camera!!!
by BigFlyReel
Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: Tampa Bay Frogman Swim 2016 - registration open
Replies: 11
Views: 1789

Re: Tampa Bay Frogman Swim 2016 - registration open

Rik wrote:My brother, Todd, also signed up. I should say, he got signed up in absentia.


Actually, Rik, I don't see a registration for Todd. Sure it was completed? If not, I can register him.

Greg
by BigFlyReel
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: Tampa Bay Frogman Swim 2016 - registration open
Replies: 11
Views: 1789

Re: Tampa Bay Frogman Swim 2016 - registration open

Rik wrote:Signed up to be an escort kayak once again.

:cheers: :-B :salute:
by BigFlyReel
Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: Tampa Bay Frogman Swim 2016 - registration open
Replies: 11
Views: 1789

Tampa Bay Frogman Swim 2016 - registration open

Good morning -

Registration for swimmers and support kayakers for the 2016 Tampa Bay Frogman Swim is now open:

http://www.imathlete.com/events/EventOv ... 8861198570

The event is a fundraiser for the Navy Seal Foundation - more information to follow.


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Greg Becker greg.na2n@gmail.com
Kayak Support Coordinator
Tampa Bay Frogman Swim
by BigFlyReel
Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: Tournaments & Events
Topic: Tampa Bay Frogman Swim 2016 - registration open
Replies: 0
Views: 866

Tampa Bay Frogman Swim 2016 - registration open

Good morning -

Registration for swimmers and support kayakers for the 2016 Tampa Bay Frogman Swim is now open:

http://www.imathlete.com/events/EventOv ... 8861198570

The event is a fundraiser for the Navy Seal Foundation - more information to follow.


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Greg Becker greg.na2n@gmail.com
Kayak Support Coordinator
Tampa Bay Frogman Swim
by BigFlyReel
Fri May 01, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: 2015 Frogman Video
Replies: 14
Views: 2644

Re: 2015 Frogman Video

mudfish wrote: (She really paddled backwards???? …lol)


Yes, she really did, and with an upside-down paddle. When I tracked her down and discussed it with her, she said she and her husband always do it that way - they're "more comfortable in the seat" with it set up like that...

:roll: :scratch:

Greg
by BigFlyReel
Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: 2015 Frogman Video
Replies: 14
Views: 2644

Re: 2015 Frogman Video

The best part of the day was the girl who paddled her cobra explorer with an upside down paddle and paddled her boat the entire way backwards. I did not even think that was possible. She was probably more tired than any swimmer by the time she was done. https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphoto...
by BigFlyReel
Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: Swim Around Lido - Kayak escorts needed! Sunday, April 12th
Replies: 10
Views: 2027

Re: Swim Around Lido - Kayak escorts needed!

Looks like a great day! Have you done this before, Rik?
by BigFlyReel
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: 2015 Frogman Video
Replies: 14
Views: 2644

Re: 2015 Frogman Video

One thing I noticed is that some of the worst escorts were people that were brought by their swimmer. It is probably because they were mostly first timers and less experienced kayakers. This is interesting, and something I haven't heard before. That will be a featured component of information sent ...
by BigFlyReel
Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: 2015 Frogman Video
Replies: 14
Views: 2644

Re: 2015 Frogman Video

From the organizers - thank you VERY much to everyone who took the time to come out and support this event. As you can all see, we REALLY need many more kayakers with experience. We had extended conversations about how to vet people's capability, but it just hasn't been practical. Todd, "they&q...
by BigFlyReel
Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: US - Florida - West Coast
Topic: Not much in the Kitchen
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

Re: Not much in the Kitchen

Went very well - thanks, Rik. Robert and I were just talking about making the Kitchen our target area for this year - there's a lot of water to learn there.
by BigFlyReel
Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: US - Florida - West Coast
Topic: Not much in the Kitchen
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

Re: Not much in the Kitchen

Fished around the islands - east and the north lee sides - and in the maze. Only saw three slot reds together, back on the flat near the creek mouth. Didn't get further north onto the flat, or further out.
by BigFlyReel
Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: US - Florida - West Coast
Topic: Not much in the Kitchen
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

Not much in the Kitchen

First time out into the Kitchen area of Tampa Bay's South Shore, just north of the Big Bend power station. Launched from the Kitchen Branch culvert on 41, at a dead low negative tide. Didn't have to cross any actual mud, but there were two areas where the kayak would not float with me in it, so I ha...
by BigFlyReel
Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: Frogman Swim - Jan 11 - DONATIONS NEEDED!
Replies: 0
Views: 959

Frogman Swim - Jan 11 - DONATIONS NEEDED!

Thank you to those of you who have made yourselves available to support the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim on the morning of the event! For those who are unavailable that day, there is another way to show your support. This event is a fundraiser for the Navy Seal Foundation, a well-respected non-profit that...