ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — John Rix of Shoreham, England, escaped the frigid United Kingdom to win top honors at the third annual Cheeca Lodge All-American Backcountry tournament that ended Nov. 15.
Guided by Islamorada’s Captain Chris Jones, Rix released six tarpon on fly (which qualified for the most points) for the overall win as well as winning the fly division.
Fishing legend and author Stu Apte, with partner Art Webb of Virginia Beach, Va., earned grand champion team honors, guided by Captain Steve Thomas. Apte’s eight snook and three redfish earned him the artificial division champion trophy, while Webb released four snook and one redfish on fly.
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Patagonia Bowery Presents:
The Bowery Project
An Art Exhibition and Auction Supporting Surfers Healing
NOVEMBER 19, TO DECEMBER 31, 2014
Join us at Patagonia Bowery for the 7th annual Surfers Healing, with the help of dedicated volunteers, sponsors surfing day camps for autistic children and their families. To help support this worthwhile nonprofit, we’ve partnered with WAX Magazine to host the benefit art exhibition. From November 19th to December 31st come and see one-of-a-kind surfboards painted by some of today’s most respected artists and designers including Damien Hirst, Julian Schnabel, Robert Williams and Ron English. Surfboards can be purchased through an online auction with all proceeds benefiting Surfers Healing.
On Wednesday, December 10th, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, we’ll host an evening happy hour for the artists. Come by the shop, check out the exhibition, enjoy a beverage and help support Surfers Healing.