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02-05-2004, 09:44 AM
Hey gang, thanks for the interest in hats.

Unless someone else wants to take the lead, I am going to spearhead the hat project for 2004. Here are my goals:

> Quality before savings, a durable and stylish all purpose fishing hat.

> New logo for 2004, although this introduces a significant cost addition to create the embroidery tape file.

Make at least enough margin on the project to make it worthwhile, all of which will be used for forum and speypages costs.

So I am thinking tactel, because the material is simply superior in all kinds of weather, washes well, resists wear, and is kinda like the high quality of our community.


We will put up an order form. If you order, consider it to be the real deal in other words do not back out. If there is any hesitation do not order as there will be a database behind the on-line form.

You will have a choice of colors, second choice, third choice. The only guarantee is that you will get one of these choices, but if we do not meet the minimum lot sizes per color scheme we will not order that color. Also if there are a few odd orders they will be moved to another color in the order that the commitment was made.


Tactel is not cheap, but it's the best. I am not sure how much it will cost but I will price on the assumption that we will sell 100 hats. I will post when I hear back.


Unfortunately we will have to agree on one logo since the cost of setting up the embroidery machine is too high to mess around. Of course we do already have the last hat run's design tape so we could offer that as an option without associated costs.

So that means there will be two options, old and new.

I will put up candidates for a new logo shortly. If anyone else wants to put up a logo they should do it in a form that can be converted into tape; EPS or maybe pdf with (n) color process in mind, I will check on options with the vendor.

Money collection:

If possible we will offer an on-line purchase mechanism. Paypal will also be supported.

02-05-2004, 10:25 AM
I will have to order one of each color ...when you decide:D ( To Match my ex officio shirts:hehe: )

02-05-2004, 10:32 AM

Will these hats have a dark underbrim for the sight fishing enthusiats? Not sure if that will add to the cost. Also, not sure but does Tactel also mean UV protection (for the pigmentally challenged) like most shirts offer.


02-05-2004, 10:35 AM
But of course :smokin:

Although a real flats rat hat would have sideflaps, the design does not lend itself to all uses for members. I will get a flats hat price as well although it could complicate things a bit why not.

02-05-2004, 10:38 AM
I assumed that was the style you were referring to. I have been looking for flats hats for the Bahamas so I never thought otherwise. My bad...


02-05-2004, 10:59 AM
We will be able to get a flats hat in the order provided there are at least 12 in the order. The flats hat can not have the URL in the back due to the drawstring assy.

Personally, I am extremely picky about my flats gear so can not speak for this particular model. The vendor is known for being the best in the buisness so they should be pretty good although design is as important as material and workmanship.

The under-brim color is the same as the brim color.

There are three styles:

1) solid and two-tone tactel caps

2) extra long bill solid tactel colored caps

3) flats roll-up flap tactel hats

02-05-2004, 11:09 AM
This is my confirmed pre-order notification!

02-05-2004, 12:47 PM
Me too!

02-05-2004, 01:22 PM
Count me in for at least two hats. I imagine you'll post pics of the hats ahead of time for the members to look at?

02-05-2004, 01:49 PM
Absolutely! Will also post logo options.

02-05-2004, 03:25 PM
Yep, count me in.

Mine are covered in sweat and fish slime. Time for a few new ones.


02-05-2004, 08:00 PM
The xlong bill and flats hats in tactel microfiber are shown in the middle:

02-05-2004, 08:01 PM
The standard style ball caps in solid and/or two-tone are shown below:

02-05-2004, 08:41 PM
"She, whose is to be Obade :hehe: " Needs an extra large.


Well, skip the two puppies ... they're still working on "whose on first?" (Saki's hiding under the bed ... but we have done at least one 'nose on nose ..' and Old Cat-Type was the clear winner.

02-06-2004, 12:40 AM
Put me down for one long bill hat and if needed, I will take a flats hat as well.

Brian Simonseth
02-07-2004, 02:10 AM
Homer2handed needs more hats!:smokin:

Why you ask
There no hair up stairs

02-07-2004, 07:04 PM
put me down for two

John Desjardins
02-07-2004, 08:42 PM
Put me down for a flats hat.

Sean, the tactel flats hat has an SPF of 30 according to the suppliers web site.

02-10-2004, 02:40 PM
What are the unit costs? I'm looking at one long bill and one flats. Thanks.

02-10-2004, 04:42 PM
I'll take one flats and one standard bill tactel solid.

02-11-2004, 01:45 PM
I don't really need another hat, which is why I asked about the unit costs. Juro, any ideas as to $$/each? - TIA.

02-11-2004, 01:58 PM
I'm interested in a long bill and a regular solid.

Will look for the order sheet to go up.

02-11-2004, 02:03 PM
Forget the Unit Costs!!!!!! just buy need a new hat... see the picture.... the rest of you looks great by the way... but that bump on your shoulders needs a new look.:hehe: :devil: ;)

02-11-2004, 04:19 PM
I'm good for a couple.

Are the only colors available the ones in the pictures?

02-11-2004, 04:25 PM
I'll take a standard ball cap (single color) and an extended bill cap, also.

02-11-2004, 05:47 PM
I am shooting for $15-20, we'll see what happens. These are tactel fabric with custom embroidery made by the Imperial Headwear Co, considered by most to be the best in the business.

I was going to look for a cheaper hat but figured why not go with the best?

02-11-2004, 07:37 PM
if it's not to late I would like a flats hat.
In extra large if possible.

02-12-2004, 12:00 AM
Long bill for me!

02-12-2004, 05:25 AM
I'll be a long bill too

02-12-2004, 01:57 PM
I'll take two. When do you figure on setting up an order form thread?

02-13-2004, 07:56 AM
sign up Don for a flats hats

North Island
02-13-2004, 10:14 AM
I will take a flats hat. Will they be available for the summer Coho season?

02-24-2004, 12:30 PM
Originally posted by DFix
I don't really need another hat, which is why I asked about the unit costs. Juro, any ideas as to $$/each? - TIA.


Just placed an order for UFT hats from the same company -- the url on the back costs a bit extra, but the unit cost won't be more than $10 or 11 bucks (excluding the fancy SPF & flats hats...those are more).


02-24-2004, 06:21 PM
I'm in for a long bill and a flats hat if possible.



03-02-2004, 07:42 AM
Any developments on this? I would like to be included in any order once the specifics are available. Thanks.

03-02-2004, 07:44 AM
Thanks for asking. I should have at least three artwork options for review by end of week. Of course we will only be able to use one.

03-02-2004, 07:46 AM
Thanks. Be good to see what you come up with.

04-10-2004, 10:26 AM
I have been waiting for more info on this but need to get a new hat. Are we going to do this or not?

04-10-2004, 10:40 AM
It will have to be late April due to higher priority obligations I must get through between now and April 15th, inevitable like death and... you guessed it.

Let's shoot for beginning of May for the order to go to Imperial. Plenty of time to get stylin' for the summer.

04-13-2004, 10:48 AM
I will take a couple of hats when they become available.

04-13-2004, 08:09 PM
A flats hat and a regular ball cap.

04-22-2004, 01:00 PM
Please include me for the Long Billed version.