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Boat Cleaning

Clean Boat, Clear Mind

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To be able to keep your boat clean you need to be able to consider everything that could come in contact with you when out on the water. Prepare for everything from algae to jumping fish and everything in-between. Fortunately, it is possible to keep your boat clean with these cleaning tips and supplies.

  • Start the clean with a hose to remove any loose dirt on both the inside and outside. A trick is to start at the highest point of whatever you are cleaning so that later the dirty water won’t wash over something that you have cleaned already.
  • Use soap specifically made for cleaning boats. Other household soaps have pH balances that can damage the boat surfaces.
  • Use a mitt or soft brush to clean small areas at a time and rinsing it immediately. Dried soap can be almost as bad as dirt on the surface of your boat. Never scrub too rough or hard, there is a chance you will scratch the surface.
  • For a final rinse, remove any nozzle-type piece from the hose and let the water run down the sides of the boat to help prevent beading and water spots.
  • When drying, use a highly-absorbent towel on all spots that you washed. Using a towel like this pays off in the long run with streak-fee finishes.
  • Buff the surface and then follow the directions for your wax and sealant.

We hope that you take these tips into consideration the next time that you plan to clean your boat and notice the difference it makes.

Here at Fishaye Trading Company, we are on the boat a lot! We like to keep ours clean so we can keep catching fish and other sea creatures, in order to create more art. Take a look at our full product line www.fishayetradingcompany.com.

Source: https://boatloverstowel.com/blogs/news/boat-cleaning-tips-boat-detailing-and-washing-101

Man fly fishing

Summer: A Fly Fishers’ Favorite Season

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We all fish for different reasons, whether its to get away or to have an excuse for a fun day, but we all share one primary goal; catch fish.  No matter where you are in your fly-fishing journey there is always room for improvement and learning new tactics.  You maybe a pro or a beginner but if you follow this framework, you can improve your fly-fishing skills and become a better angler.  There is no better time to start than now!

  • The Fly Fishing Equation: Location + Fly Selection + Presentation = Catch Fish. This may seem very obvious and simple, but even the best can forget the basics.  The main issue arises when the fisherman focuses on only one part of the equation instead of factoring in all variables.  For example, focusing too much on the presentation of the hook or trying to find the perfect fly can cost you a lot of time and missed fish.  Balance is the most repeated trend in fly fishing for a reason, it is the most important!
  • Location: There are dozens of variables that make up what makes for a good location for fly-fishing.  These variables are as follows: environmental factors, streamflows, river factors, and water factors.  Environmental factors focus on the desired catch of the day, water temperatures, and insect life. Streamflows focus on the historical data of the certain body of water you have chosen and how the highs and lows of water can affect your catch.  River and water factors focus on the ability to read the water and make a cast based on the information gathered.
  • Fly Selection: If you do not know the 13 major categories of insects that trout eat start studying now! The 13 are as follows: Midges, Mayflies, Caddis, Stoneflies, Scuds, Snowbugs, Hoppers, Ants, Beetles, Annelids, Damselflies, Dragonflies, and Water Boatman.
  • Presentation: This is where all of your hard work finally comes together. Your main focus of the presentation should be the right set-up, the cast, and the drift. The right set-up changes with every day and every fishing spot.  The cast is choosing the correct position to throw your line and disguise it as an insect.  The drift is factoring in the water movement to make your fly presented naturally.

The next time you set out on a fly-fishing trip, try to remember this framework and impress everyone with the amount of fish you catch!

Ready for some fish prints to spruce up your space? Take a look at our nautical print gallery and let your creative imagination run wild! https://www.fishayetrading.com/wall-art/.

Source: https://thecatchandthehatch.com/most-important-fly-fishing-article-youll-ever-read/

Grand “Summer” Opening Memorial Day Weekend

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Our Gallery & Retail Store location’s Grand “Summer” Opening will take place Memorial Day Weekend. Hours of operation will be weekends from 10am – 5pm. Fishaye Trading Company is here to help you find items to decorate your coastal home. We are all stocked up for a big summer. These aren’t just any items though, they are unique Gyotaku Fish Art pieces.

Some of the products that Fishaye offers include:

  • Nautical Wall Art& Collages
  • Driftwood & Melamine Trays
  • Placemats
  • Sillipint cups
  • Plates & Bowls
  • Nautical Art Accessories
  • Gift Cards
  • New Items and Much More

Everyone is ready to get out of the house from quarantine, so come on down to our store in the wharf cottage style building and find the most unique items for your coastal home. We are located at : 211 Main St. West Harwich, MA 02671.

To check out all of Fishaye Trading Company’s work or to find a current location that sells our products near you, visit our website:https://www.fishayetrading.com/.