Good Clean Livin’
I have been talking back and forth with The Flood Tide Co. the last few days! Great guys, and amazing company! Not to mention Paul Pucket’s artwork is awesome. I was telling them that one of the big reasons I love their company is their slogan; “Good Clean Livin'”. They asked me to write up what “Good Clean Livin'” meant to me on a short little form. I was using my phone to fill it out, and felt I didn’t quite do it justice. However, if truth be told, their slogan was sort of the inspiration for how I run All-Waters Fly Fishing.
All-Waters Fly Fishing – Good Clean Livin’
I have been working on All-Waters Fly Fishing in one fashion or another for many years. It started out as just a blog with inspiration to get my name out there as a guide. That just never took off, epic failure. Then I was selling flies so people would buy them, hear about my guiding, then hire me to take them fishing. I still sell the flies, and people hear about me through that for guide trips… However, I didn’t need a website for that. I was stuck, and had this dream, that I couldn’t quite figure out.
Then I saw this little company from the Low Country, just doing what they want to do. Making cool artwork, having fun, working, and supporting their local conservation groups… With this cool slogan “Good Clean Livin'” I was immediately drawn to their rad hats and shirts, however, I was taken back by how powerful that slogan paired with the general attitude of the company…
Boom! It hit me! “Just do what you do best!” So All-Waters started by picking up all the things we were passionate about, Having fun, fishing, conservation, fly tying, and teaching, plus we got to start that blog back up! It only made since to hit up this awesome company and say “Thanks!” Turns out, they are as awesome as they appear!
So What Does “Good Clean Livin” Mean To Me?
Good Clean Livin’ to me means a lot of things. Like most good things in life, it’s not simple to pin down.
It for one thing means giving back to the resources we work with. It’s why we try to hard to continuously promote Coastal Cutthroat Coaltion and the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group. If you love something, the way we love our fishery here, you have an obligation to bring some positivity to it. It’s one of the things we love most about our career, we get to spend it in one of the most beautiful places in America. If we do our job the way we feel it should be done, it will bring a positive message to our clients and customers.
Good Clean Livin’ undoubtedly also means enjoying life! Our saying every day we are on the water is; No matter what, we have more fun than anyone! Whether on the water, or hanging out at the resort with a cold beverage. We are always having a great time! We have some party’s coming up that support that claim as well! More on that later though!
Furthermore, Good Clean Livin’ has to involve community. What good is a good thing if you can’t share it with your friends? We would be nothing without the community we surround ourselves with. Our friends at Sage, Alderbrook, Fly Men Fishing Company, Flood Tide Co, our other guides we surround ourselves with, and our awesome clients and friends we share the water with! Not to mention the community of fishermen and conservationist on the Hood Canal and Puget Sound.
The last thing we believe about the slogan “Good Clean Livin'” is that it has to mean putting in the work. We work tirelessly to to provide the best service, the most fun, and give you the best memories possible. We believe in working harder than anyone else and also, working at making sure it stays fun for us! I believe if we continue to focus on these philosophies we will continue to be the bench mark in the PNW saltwater fishing services. We love the work, and so far, there has been zero backing down from putting in the effort to make sure everyday is more than you could ever ask for.
What’s The Point?
Well, the point is, we are proud to call Flood Tide Co our friends. We are stoked to share our life with you guys as our customers and friends. And we are looking forward to some more Good Clean Livin’ this spring. Looking forward to sharing some more days on the water with all of you, and making some awesome memories!