Recently Kyle Schaefer from Soul Fly Outfitters in Kittery, Maine was awarded his Captain's License and his Maine State Guiding License. As he was setting up his guiding service he spent a week with Mark Nutting from LoCo Fly Charters in Hilton Head, SC fishing for Redfish. Kyle gave Mark a Tarpon Buckle from the TSDesign Collection. As Mark unpacked the buckle he said to Kyle, "We have to get Taf to design a Redfish."
So with inspiration and morphological advice from two expert fly fishing guides, the Redfish Buckle took shape, first in wax model form and then in bronze for the final hand finishing.