Wednesday, January 14, 2009

2008 Slab of the Year

Our friends at Moldy Chum have begun the process of selecting their prestigious Slab of the Year award winner. 10 Slab of the Month winners have been loaded into a Moldy Chum poll widget and they're ready to narrow the field down to 4 finalists. Vote for your top 4 on the sidebar and they'll load the winners for a final SOTY showdown next week. Note that Way Upstream's very own El Pescador is in the running (dead last) as the September SOTM winner (above). Congratulations to all the 2008 SOTM winners. Cast your votes and may the best slab win.

Photo by El Pescador

10 comments:

flymouth said...

Great Fish! When will we be getting that sneak peak of the 09 gear?

Anonymous said...

Sorry EP, I had to go for the steelhead.

Ian

El Pescador said...

Thanks for the compliment Flymouth. Catching a big striper on a small crab pattern in skinny water is an elusive treat. That fish was a perfect specimen too. The lines were unbroken, fins precise and body shape chiseled. It may not win SOTY but the memory is all the award I need.

As far as a sneak peak at the new gear, go to www.patagonia.com/flyfishing. We just refreshed the site. The S9 product photos, descriptions, information and more are all there. I'll be doing product posts too. Stay tuned.

El Pescador said...

Thanks for the honesty Ian. Did I get one of your four votes?

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize that I could vote four times (obviously I didn't read the instructions). Add one more vote to the cause.

Ian

Brooks said...

EP: of course you got my vote. Family don't you know. But it may be likened to getting kissed by AL Pacino in this case.. good luck. Brooks

mersew said...

EP- Reno sends you a vote as well!

Bradley said...

El Pescador:
I just scanned the website and the FF looks great. I do have one question: The Northern Light color of the Guidewater Jacket looks bluish teal - is that correct?

Thanks, Bradley

El Pescador said...

Gracias Merri, Brooks and Ian

-El Pacino

El Pescador said...

Northern Light is a dark blue Bradley. The pictures make it look a little lighter than it really is. Note that there is subtle variation based on fabric finishes too. Thanks for checking out the site.