hellsbayLogoHell’s Bay Boatworks makes the world’s best shallow water skiffs. These boats are absolutely second to none when it comes to “fit & finish” and performance but their fishability blows the competition away!  We’re proud to have them as the official boat of Flats Class and the presenting sponsor of Flats Class TV.  Email to find out how we can do a test drive!

CA BRP logoAbsolutely the best choice for inshore anglers… E-tec has more torque, less weight, and better fuel economy. Spend more time on the water… make Evinrude E-tec your next outboard engine! I spend over 200 days a year on the water between my guide business and filming Flats Class TV… I can’t afford down time that’s why I choose Evinrude.

CA Power Pole logoI never worry about boat control… big winds, strong current or hard bottom, no problem. Power Pole securely holds my boat in position to maximize my fishing efforts… it’s a “must have” tool on all inshore boats!  The Power Pole is probably the single most important innovation to inshore boats that helps the angler catch more fish!  I have two on my HB Neptune!

Fal Rod logo Falcon Rods are the consumate choice of the Flats Class pros. They manufacture rod actions specifically designed to target inshore saltwater game fish and the techniques it requires to catch them. And better yet, they are American made… feel the difference.  Please visit their website to locate a dealer near you!

z-man_logo Z-Man Fishing Products are more than just your average soft bait!  They are made from ElaZtech that makes them virtually indestructable not to mention super soft providing unmatched action… they look & feel alive.  Also many of the Z-Man products are infused with Pro-Cure gel scent right out of the package giving them no equal when it comes to catching fish.  Join me on the Z-Man team, you’ll be glad you did!

CA Mirro logoMirro-lures have always been in my tackle bag. They are truly the only hard baits designed to target saltwater species and almost every baitfish profile & color is represented in the Mirro-lure line up.”- C.A. Richardson.  Next time your out on the water tie on a Mirro-lure for more action, more strikes!

CA Raymarine logoWith radar and satellite overlays and the best HD fish finder in the business, it’s no wonder I can concentrate on just fishing!  Raymarine the leader in marine electronics!  I would never attack the Louisiana Marsh or the 10K Islands without my E-7 Hybrid from Raymarine it’s the only tool I turn to get me there and back safely.

Yeti Coolers  By far and away the absolute standard when it comes to coolers! Yeti Coolers are built sturdy and are made to last… in fact it will be the last cooler you ever buy. And my Yeti doubles as a casting platform in addition to giving me valuable cooler space on those really hot summer days.

CA Pro Cure logoFishing artificial lures without scent attractant is like eating a hot dog without the chili & onions.  Pro-Cure super gel formula will adhere to even your hard baits and spoons… increase your catch rate use Pro-Cure Scents.  “Using Pro-Cure is like cheating… I’ve caught redfish with spoons that just lay motionless on the bottom when they have Pro-Cure scent applied!” -Capt. C.A. Richardson

CA MinnKota logoMinn-Kota trolling motors maybe the best fish finding piece of equipment ever made… and definitely looked upon as the standard in the industry!  I’m able to spend ten hours a day power fishing areas in competition because of my power saving Minn-Kota… while the other guys are back at the ramp early out of power now you know why!

tails copyAqua Dream Spoons are the only spoons that give you the advantage of color. I consider the AD spoons one of my go-to baits in my charter busines and on FCTV!”- C.A. Richardson.  Mike Hakala has done it again… he’s made the best damn spoon even better! And look for their new spinner baits coming to retailers in 2013.

Cm_Avator-cf-only-90x90pix Carbon Marine builds and services the push pole industry.  “Not only do I feel that I have the best push-pole in the biz on my Neptune… I have the support and customer service that only Carbon Marine can deliver” -Capt. C.A. Richardson.  Be sure to visit the Carbon Marine website to see all the products they offer to technical anglers!

Simms logo small  If you have ever owned any Simms outdoor apparel or gear, you already know they are a best in class company… bar none. When I have to face the elements; heat, rain, or bone chilling wind… Simms has always got me covered and very comfortable where I can focus on what’s really important, FISHING!

Ohero-logo-bluewave11The ability to cast farther than the competition and the added benefit of having near invisibility due to the Ohero Braid’s thin diameter is a huge advantage. Plus it let’s my clients catch wary species like bonefish, permit, and yes pressured redfish!  Give Ohero a try and you’ll be a fan too!

smith Capt. C.A. Richardson trusts Smith Optics to help him “See the world differently”; whether he’s on the flats hunting tarpon or in the truck driving to and from the boat ramp.

logo Ram-Lin Custom Trailers has been serving the commercial and pleasure boat trailer community since 1978.