Our Fly Lapel Pins
For our tenth anniversary in the Fall of 2016, Steve knew he had to bring something new to the table. But what? Bird Dog Bay had been growing quite a bit the past few years and he had rolled out everything from boxers, to socks, to dress shirts, to a new Pedigree line, to lounge pants, to sporting caps…you get the idea. After a lot of research and development (read: crossed out sketches while drinking local brewery favorite “Daisy Cutter”) Steve stumbled upon his old notes for the Fly Links. It was an instant inspiration; what better to bring into a line celebrating ten years of business than something inspired from one of his original ideas? The Fly Lapel Pin was born, and with it, Steve’s feather in the cap of a decade of Bird Dog Bay (side note, these pins are actually not made with feathers, but squirrel tail!)
These beauties were developed in partnership with Chicago’s premier fly fishing outfitter, and each pin is handmade using authentic fly construction (there’s that squirrel tail again) with nickel plated hardware. Their first field test at a recent dance-heavy wedding proved they are both more durable than they look, and have the magical ability to reel in compliments after some really terrible rug-cutting.