Marlin - - FEEDBACK - Capt. Chuck Lind­ner, Honey Hush Via email

There is one item I may have failed to men­tion when we last spoke about win­ning the Big Rock this year. Rob Warren’s dad, Bob, is the man who started the Honey

Hush ad­ven­ture for Rob and my­self a long time ago. Bob in­tro­duced his young son Rob to off­shore fish­ing back in the mid-1970s; I joined the Honey Hush team in sum­mer 1980. Med­i­cal is­sues side­lined Bob for the past sev­eral years, and we re­ally missed him be­ing on the boat for this year’s Big Rock vic­tory.

After se­cur­ing the Big Rock win late on Satur­day, June 17, we were able to speak with Bob by phone and share our ela­tion with him. Rob posted a very fit­ting and mov­ing trib­ute to his fa­ther on the Honey Hush Face­book page. It speaks vol­umes about the fa­ther-son re­la­tion­ship that this world seems to be miss­ing out on in to­day’s times.

I have been for­tu­nate to ob­serve that re­la­tion­ship be­tween Bob and Rob for the past 38 years, and I’m also get­ting to see a lit­tle of it with my old­est son, who has been able to fish with us the past cou­ple of years after he grad­u­ated from col­lege. He got to wire our win­ning blue in the Big Rock be­cause of Rob’s an­kle re­place­ment.

Fish­ing on Qual­i­fier with Fin Gaddy and his twin 10-year-olds has also been very re­ward­ing. We have been able to watch those two lit­tle guys grow up to be­come ex­cel­lent an­glers, with their dad, Fin, pro­vid­ing them with awe­some in­struc­tion and op­por­tu­ni­ties. One of the twins, Charles, was top ju­nior an­gler and top male an­gler in the Hat­teras Mar­lin Club Tour­na­ment with three blues and a sail. Let’s keep the next gen­er­a­tions fish­ing.

Thanks for what you folks do at Mar­lin.

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