It all started with the fish when the innovative shapers and board builders out there decided to revisit the past for some inspiration. In doing so they brought back some lost skills such as resin tints and hand foiled fins.The Fish Fry has been a place for these fine craftsmen to showcase their skills. We have seen some amazing boards as shapers have pushed the boundaries over the last few years. As this new look at the fish has evolved to its many forms, it has influenced other shapes and designs along the way.This has spawned a renewed interest in other board forms by this same group and a wider following.Notably the Mini Simmons, Hulls, old school Logs and Pigs. It is pleasing to note that there are an increasing number of people building their own boards as well.All of this is to be applauded and celebrated as a positive for surfing.So it is only natural that these shapers and board builders continue to share their skills with us and include these other shapes at the Fish Fry.It has truly become a melting pot of ideas for like minded people.

Bob and his spoons

 Bob Mc Tavish likes a spoon or two. Below are the 4 he made start to finish by himself in 1974.

This red one is one of the original 4 from 1974 and can be seen at the Gold Coast Surf Museum
This is Bob and Gary Self who turned up at the factory the other day with 2 more of the original spoons
 Here they all are , 4 new ones Bob has just finished in the back and the 3 from 1974 in the front.
 A great sight and there would be a big smile on the dial of the little man

4 new ones , just like the old ones. Bob of late is revisiting his past and if you want to check what else he is doing check his blog as it is very interesting. You will never meet a more positive and energized guy in you life as Bob Mc Tavish

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