Be Legendary

Our Brand originated from the beautiful surroundings of Key West. We’ve played, lived and fished in the area on and off for the past decade… and have been impressed with the good nature of the people, the thriving art and creative communities, the water… and all that comes with the gorgeous, endless playground and the vibrant colors… particularly as the sun sets in the west.

We invite you to Shop Our Collection.

The Journey Is The Destination

Sooo… who are we… a group of people that give a damn, are passionate, demand quality in all aspects of our business, are engaged in life… and in some small way want to motivate you to look at how you live your life and to feel good in our brand.

Explore with us. It’s a journey… and a beautiful one.

Our Backstory The Fellas

Rum Guide Featured

Rum Guide Featured Image

A listing of our favorite Caribbean Rums, history, fun facts, awards, recipes and much more...

View the Guide

About Us

View Our Backstory

Our Journal 9.26.18

Madda Fella Journal Featured Image

…the rest of the story.
Anyone with passing knowledge of Key West knows October brings one of the most interesting “ah-he...

Read More

Shot Of The Day

Madda Fella Journal Featured Image

When we are there, in the sun...in this gorgeous slice of the world, we change.

See more

Our Screensavers

A daily reminder to get on back here. Download one, or all, of our Key West based screen savers and escape for a few minutes. These shots will take you right to that “happy”place. Enjoy!

View Our Screensavers

Cool Videos

Watch Videos

Our Reviews

Check out what everyone is saying about the Madda Fella brand, and our fine line of accessories and clothing.

Read Reviews
« Back to the Journal

Striped Marlin

Dec 16, 2013

January, 1986, Tutukaka, New Zealand, 494 lbs. Bill Boniface

 

Found in tropical and warm temperate waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans, the striped marlin is pelagic and seasonally migratory, moving toward the equator during the cold season and away again during the warm season.

The most distinguishing characteristic is its high, pointed first dorsal fin, which normally equals or exceeds the greatest body depth. Even in the largest specimens this fin is at least equal to 90 percent of the body depth. Like the dorsal fin, the anal and pectoral fins are pointed. They are also flat and movable and can easily be folded flush against the sides, even after death. The sides are very compressed. The lateral line is straight, single and clearly visible. The back is steely blue fading to bluish silver on the upper flanks and white below the lateral line. There are a number of iridescent blue spots on the fins and pale blue or lavender vertical stripes on the sides. These may or may not be prominent, but they are normally more prominent than those of other marlins, and they persist after death, which is not always true on other marlins.

It is highly predatory, feeding extensively on pilchards, anchovies, mackerel, sauries, flying fish, squid, and whatever is abundant. It is well known for its fighting ability and has the reputation of spending more time in the air than in the water after it is hooked. In addition to long runs and tail walks, it will “greyhound” across the surface, making up to a dozen or more long, graceful leaps. It can be caught fairly close to shore, and lacking the size and weight of the blue marlin or the black marlin, it is more acrobatically inclined. Fishing methods include trolling whole fish, strip baits, or lures; also live bait fishing.

Leave a comment