Our Mission: To inspire, educate and create lasting gear, while enhancing the quality of life via engagement of wildlife and the outdoors. is a social concourse and eCommerce site. Here we supply stylish, and functional gear that will make your trip into the wilderness that much more memorable and comfortable. The Salty Scales blog caters to fishing enthusiasts and inspires people to learn, interact and share ideas pertaining to fishing, hunting and the outdoors. My name is Capt. Joshua Taylor, and I reside in the South Shore area. I have been fishing the waters of the Tampa Bay for the past 20 years. My plan is to have my passion exude throughout the local and internet community, helping people engage with the outdoors. I am an apparel designer, author and licensed USCG captain. When I envisioned the Salty Scales apparel line, I saw a prosperous brand that symbolically stood for strength, America and GOD. We strive to create a line of apparel that will withstand the elements, while protecting the consumer and being proudly made here in the U.S.A. The trademark scale design was inspired by the ancient warriors in various cultures, they used fish scale amour to protect vital organs from injury in combat.The UPF 50 microfiber shirts merit a similar protection, because they protect you from harmful UV radiation and ultimately cancer.

 I am proud to announce that I am a part of the Power-Pole and FishWare Outfitters pro staff. I have also been blessed to be sponsored by some of the best companies in the fishing industry. Companies such as: Power-Pole, Pro-Cure Baits, St. Croix Rods, Go-Pro, FishWare Outfitters, Orion Coolers and Alafia Marine. My passion for the outdoors extends through outdoor photography and video creation.

Salty Scales has flourished and one of the reasons it has done so is because of our awesome loyal customer base, we thank you all for your support and could not have achieved the success that we have without you. Another important factor is my wife, best friend and business partner: Stephanie Taylor. She works so very hard to accommodate all of our great customers along with working so diligently on the accounting aspect of the business. I thank you for supporting me and the business. 

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