I asked him today about his love for fishing and his passion for our industry. He explained that some of his earliest memories of fishing involved family. All of his brothers and sisters, parents and grandparents fished. He would go fish with his grandmother and grandfather every Saturday as a kid. He explains with a smile that he loved that family time and learned a lot from them; places, tackle, technique. The big difference now is the tackle is a little better. Dee didn't just jump into Reel Johns, his first shop. He was working in construction in his younger years, and wanted something different. He had a fishing school, the Salt Water Sportsman, and his love for the industry brought him there. He loves being involved in the fishing industry and meeting people at the shop. He certainly has some stories to tell. Personally, his addiction to fishing stems from his enjoyment of sharing knowledge of what he has learned and perfected over the years. He loves introducing people to the sport. His presence in this shop is invaluable, both to you as a customer and to me as a shop owner. His knowledge of the Charleston fishing scene is indispensable, from offshore and inshore saltwater to fresh water as well. We are very lucky to have him at SSB&T, plus he is one of the few I know that loves to talk more than me!
A Special Tight Lines to you Mr. Dee!