Friday, 10 July 2020

Hell’s Anglers


I should really be on the river, those barbel won’t catch themselves. It’s raining. Work is slow. Time to design some more t-shirts then. I sell about 5-10 t-shirts a week, and with around a 90p profit on each one - it equates to about two pints (when the pubs used to be open).


Still I like the fact people wear them - would be nice to bump into someone I don’t know wearing one of my designs. I occasionally see people on the tube or train playing one of my mobile games (but they’ve been downloaded 70 million times - so far better odds).


New design; large back-print based on the Hell’s Angels logo. Customisable bottom banner for your area/river. I’m deciding if it should have a name tag on the front. Available next week when the first person will try and put “Llandegfedd Reservoir” in the banner!

Edit: On reflection this t-shirt is not going into production. More here.

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  1. Brilliant idea - I love it! :)

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  2. Rob Olsen, excellent angler and author, once arrived at the Red Lion donning his own version of Hells Anglers T shirt. Of course we all wanted one but he sadly declined on account that a legal department for the Hells Angels movement had issued him with a Cease and Desist notice. He actually said it was a Cease or Demise notice but I wasn't sure if that was hyperbole or genuine.

    Just a heads up ;o)

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    1. I’ll check with legal at the printers, should be fine as it’s a parody. If the Hell’s Angels object I’ll pull it - last people I want to upset - might want to join their club one day.

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    2. A very wise decision Brian. I doubt they'd have a leg to stand on in court but you may end up with no legs to stand on period.

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    3. According to the Hells Angels website and Wikipedia the ‘Death Heads’ (winged skull logos) are the bit that is copyrighted and fearlessly protected - perhaps Rob Olsen’s version included one of these? But I’ll probably leave it - no point pissing off potentially dangerous people.

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  3. I've dug the picture out and will send it to you if you like. There's no Death's Head just a gnarly fish.
    Or just leave it, y'know not coz your a feared or nuthin' just don't want to have to show your muscles in public :o)

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    1. Yeah, I’d like to see it - brian@prawnsoda.co.uk - I doubted I was the first fisherman to have this idea, I’m sure I won’t be the last.

      My application to join the club faltered at ‘must have a valid driver's license, a motorcycle over 750cc, and have the right combination of personal qualities’ plus it takes 4-6 years to become a full ‘patched’ member - think that would eat into my fishing time.

      Instead I spent the morning redesigning the Jurassic Park logo - Jurassic Pike anyone? (I’ve really done this).

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    2. Oooh show me, show me.

      Image pm'd.

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    3. Got the photo - thanks - great t-shirt and years before I thought of it! Sent the Jurassic Pike one...

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  4. Where are you tops on sale ?

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    1. The Hell’s Anglers ones aren’t for sale - the others are on Spreadshirt, link below:
      https://shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/prawnsoda/

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