Ice fishing is one of life’s most basic and simple pleasures but a frustrating moment is when you take your tip ups out of your basket, bucket or box and the lines and hooks are [...]
Open Season Specialties represents five generations of Folco outdoorsmen
Marc Folco started the Open Season Specialties company in 1990, offering hand-braided duck and goose call lanyards to serious waterfowlers. Marc has been fishing since he was two years old and began hunting when he was 12. An avid sportsman, he has hunted and fished most of Massachusetts, along with Maine, New Hampshire, New York State, Connecticut, Colorado and Canada. He’s also a competitive shooter and was the Massachusetts Muzzleloading Percussion Rifle and Pistol Champion in 2005. Marc also holds two New England Muzzleloading Championship titles.
Marc has also written the weekly “Open Season” outdoors column for The Standard Times newspaper in New Bedford MA, for 25 years, promoting the field sports with rod and gun, and has been published in several hunting, fishing, and shooting magazines. He is currently working on his books – collections of short stories – which should be available soon. Marc’s stories have won more than 70 national and New England writing awards. He is now expanding his business to include his ice fishing invention – the TUHK – along with other handcrafted hunting and fishing products.