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BOTE Presents //
Bug Slinger™

Photography: Sean Murphy
Videography: Tyler Trant

BOTE and Bug Slinger™ Fly Gear have a lot in common. Both evolved based on the idea of transforming something simple into something new.

Bug Slinger™ is an art driven brand, born somewhere between the Florida Keys and the driftless area of southwest Wisconsin, created around artistic designs to reflect a fresher insight into the fly fishing sport.

“I’ve always loved apparel and was injected into the outdoor industry early on in my career. I grew up surfing and eventually got into fly fishing. What was so cool about surfing back in the ’80s was the apparel brands; the clothes created a vibe that was a reflection of my personality and personal style. But when I pivoted into another hobby, fly fishing, there wasn’t anything for people like me--a little bit rock ‘n roll, part-time surf bum--so I created Bug Slinger™.” - Rob McAbee, BOTE Creative Director

Bug Slinger™ Fly Gear caters to the fly fishing enthusiast, the sophisticated angler and traveler who knows our sport.

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Rackham Aero 12′4″

Bug Slinger™ Silver King

LONO Aero 12′6″

Bug Slinger™ Tarpon