Issue 8

From the Passion of One, Benefit for All

In this, the eighth issue of The Milkcrate, we turn our focus to a group of anglers known for the intensity with which they have immersed themselves into the practice and lifestyle of our sport.  It is one thing to claim immersion through miles logged or species caught, and by those very guidelines, the group [...]



Ty Southerland

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Ty Southerland is best known in kayak angling circles as the host of the wildly popular online series “30 Miles Out.”  To the rest of the world, he’s known as Ty of Ty and the Semiautomatics, a nationally touring and recording band that has played with some of music’s biggest stars.  An angler passionate about [...]



Tommy Samuels

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  Boat builder, tournament angler, and kayak-based guide, Tommy Samuels is a proud North Carolina resident known transforming his passion into a successful and pioneering outfitting business.  When not placing clients onto reds or spending quality paddle time with his family, Tommy is busily penning numerous publications related to the sport, including those found in [...]



Christopher Mautino

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Nomadic guide, Chris Mautino, is the founder of Liquid Adventures, an outfitting business located in Seward, Alaska.  Always in search of new challenges and adventures, Chris further divides his time between California and Baja, with the later locale being claimed as his favorite spot on earth.  When not traveling or guiding, Chris can be found [...]



Chad Hoover

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The sport of kayak angling can bestow upon Chad Hoover a variety of titles.  The former search and rescue swimmer is the co-owner of popular outfitter HOOK1 Kayak Fishing Gear, the author of the definitive guide to kayak bass fishing, and the Pro Staff Director for Wilderness Systems Kayaks.  Chad’s most recent endeavor as host [...]