Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Best Door Mat

Last year, when Sara and I went to Maine, we stumbled by these door mats that are made of float rope used by lobster fisherman. I thought it was the coolest thing. The float ropes tended to tangle up the Right Whales so there was a push to switch to sinking ropes. The mats are a way to repurpose the old rope. Well, for my b-day, my sneaky wife remembered my fondness of these scratchy, durable, mats and got me a mat of my very own. She knows me the best. The perfect gift for this birthday boy.

You can buy them online through Maine Float Rope, The New England Trading Company, or just type "lobster door mat" in your search engine and you'll find plenty of places to purchase one. 


  1. Johnnie DiStefanoJuly 27, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    My name is Johnnie DiStefano, a fellow fly fisherman/ light tackle enthusiast from somers point, nj. Ive been reading your blog and watching your videos for about a month now, and I really enjoy them. We have alot in common in terms of our love and passion for this sport as well as these wonderful creatures big and small. they never cease to amaze me. Anyways, I just wanted to say I love the videos and I hope you keep em comming. Maybe if your ever around ocean city, nj you can look me up and we can bang some nj stripers togeather. My email address is

    1. Hey Johnnie,

      Thank you so much for the comments. I'm hoping to make another video here in the next week or so. I'm well overdue. I've been up your way once and would love to fish in that area. I'll be sure to give you a shout if I make it up.

      Take care,

  2. David
    It is amazing what some people can used to make a usful product. thanks for shairng

  3. With a wide range of materials, colors and designs to select from, choosing a mat that complements your décor and stops dirt in its tracks is as easy as wiping your feet at the door.