Archive for June, 2010


Vintage finish defines coastal decor from the past-Lucy Welch-Allen Nautical Design Opinion

Monday, June 28th, 2010
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Collectors of vintage/weathered coastal iron works can enjoy all Iron Fish, mermaid, and crab sculptures as they are finished with these relics of the past in mind.  What mother nature creates out of painted metal after time and elements play their part is what The Iron Fish strives to achieve when finishing all hand crafted coastal sculptures.   Let it bleed!  Most people don’t give rust enough credit for adding character to metal art objects that have been long exposed to the elements.  Appreciation for that beautiful rust is easily found in anything Chase Allen creates.  Like wine and coastal living, these coastal gifts/nautical gifts improve with age.

Fathers Day Gift Idea-Dad Appreciates Classic Hand Crafted Coastal Decor Too You Know!

Saturday, June 5th, 2010
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This fathers day you might want to consider ordering a hand crafted piece of coastal art for your father.  Whether your father is an outdoorsman or simply appreciates a well thought out coastal decor gift, The Iron Fish may be the answer for your fathers day gift search. Please call for all rush orders.  Don’t forget that The Iron Fish offers unique GIFT WRAPPING too.

Daufuskie Island Off Shore Fishing With Captain Jason Dubose

Saturday, June 5th, 2010
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cobia fishing with jason dubose

Continuing education for my craft is to get outdoors and go fishing.  The other day, I got a super treat of a fishing trip.  Captain Jason Dubose out of Oldfield Plantation took a few of us Daufuskie misfits 20+ miles offshore to the Betsy Ross reef  for a full day of fishing.  This time of year is famous for port royal Cobia fishing and that is exactly what we did.  My experiences fishing are mostly inshore so when I am on a boat, my knowledge of fishing needs improvement.  Here enters the pro, Jason.

Captain Dubose had us on fish all day.  We brought about 10 cobia to the boat and also hooked up to an Amberjack, two large Red Fish,  and a nice sized Barracuda.  We hooked a monster that I fought for about 25 minutes before it got bored and broke the line.  Jason’s best guess was that we had a large shark on the hook.  Well, we will never know for sure.

To keep this blog short, I want to simply say that if you are visiting Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort, or Daufuskie and want to go offshore fishing, I highly recommend Jason Dubose.  His knowledge of the waters made the trip informative and he never showed frustration when we let the big ones go due to lack of experience.  For a day of fishing, I would have to score it a solid ten on a ten point scale.

To contact Jason for a trip any time of the year, click here.