New Vermilion Bay Lodge Hats for 2012!

Shawn recently broke in his new Tilley hat on a recent trip over to the big pond with the professors. He wanted to fit in with the rest of the crew at VBL.

Shawn showing off his new Tilley and Laker
When the fishing slowed, he started reading the Tilley literature and was amazed to learn that the hat comes with a lifetime warranty. The Professor explained that he recently got a replacement Tilley hat because some of the stitching had burst due to his swelled head from a few too many nice fish. Shawn began to think, and that can be a dangerous thing. “My VBL cap is getting a little soiled. I wonder if Gord has a lifetime warranty on his hats?”
This VBL hat has seen better days
It was a brief conversation with Gord on the phone. I believe he said, “no”.
But, this did get Gord thinking about new hats for 2012 that would hold up a little better than the old ones. At first he was rather secretive about the new hats .

The top secret 2012 VBL hats have arrived!
While I told him to try to get a custom Tilley with a VBL logo, Gord went the cheap route, but they do now come with a lifetime warranty.

5 thoughts on “New Vermilion Bay Lodge Hats for 2012!

  1. Andy…I wasn’t surprised to learn that Gord refused to warranty your son’s VBL hat. Gord has often said that a little dirt on the hat is a good thing, and a lot of dirt is even better. His own hats are truly filthy. Perhaps Shawn could allow for a little more dirt in his life. However, I can offer a solution if he cannot. I have a VBL hat that I would be willing to part with because it no longer fits my swelled head. This hat is clean. I only wore it for formal situations, such as a wedding or graduation, and the occasional date-night with the missus.

  2. Gord…I am thinking that these hats could double as bailers for the boats on Clear Water? Or did the rivets get repaired along with the new motors? I can’t wait to be fishing in those boats with dry feet, new motors, seats, and rod holders. I am assuming that lake levels are down and that this adventure might again be a VBL exclusive? Can’t wait.


    1. Andy, I believe I mentioned that the problem was not the rivets, but the drain plug just needed to be tightened up. All is good. I just have to figure out how to get my motors and gas in there this spring. I missed the snowmobile “window” of opportunity this spring because of the quick melt. Water levels are way down, so I think you will have the lake to yourself this year. You should be here now, the trout are biting.

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Thank you very much for making my get a way week so enjoyable. Dan and I had a great time. You and Susanne should be commended on how clean and well maintained your cabins and lodge are. I will recommend you to anyone that is looking to go to Canada fishing and I look forward to the time I can come back.

Jody Hansen

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