The Hard Merchandise
I make hand tied mackerel lines for commercial and sports fishing, and have recently sent down lines to Orleans, Massachusetts and other ports in the area. I have been enjoying this show immensely, even before I started selling my products down in Massachusetts. I've only watched 5 episodes so far this season, the young fella is gonna get you there.
Blundon's Mackerel Lines
Hard Merchandise Crew,
You guys are easily my favorite despite there being many seemingly good men on multiple boats (besides that jerk kid on the Pinwheel). You both seem like even tempered men that truly care for your families and strive to provide to the best of your ability but not at the expense of other people and fellow fisherman.
The sense of honor you portray and the fun way you interact while on the job makes you the most enjoyable crew to watch and we have our stomachs in knots for you every time you get a fish on. We are gunning for you guys, and you certainly both seem to be deserving on hitting number 1 on the leader board.
My husband and I would both like to wish you the best of luck throughout the season!
Do you ever let anyone go with you to observe and learn, to see how you all do this tuna fishing? My husband loves your show and is a big fisherman himself. He's a retired firefighter, a correctionals officer and a bus driver. He's done and seen a lot, but your fishing tops it all. Thank you for your time and keep on fishing. He wants you to be blessed with the BIG ones every time you go out.
Hello, Hard Merchanise Crew
Kind regards from Switzerland hope that makes her a good fishing.
Your team and the Miss Sambvca Crew are the best in the fleet.
Good succeed Werner
I am such a HUGE fan of you. I admire you and Jason. You are both so genuine and really hard workers. Your not in it just for the winning, your in this to make a living and support your families which is the most important thing but also have so much fun with it all. I absolutely love watching you on the show. I wish you nothing but the best in the future and good luck with everything :)
I think it is great that you and your nephew work together. Stick it out with him, he seems like a great kid.
Dave, you guys are real men. The salt of the earth when it comes to being the provider for your family!
I recently became a Dad and now I understand the responsibility of fatherhood.
I am always rooting for you and Jay.
Made a painting to bring Hard Merchandise luck!(self taught for 2 yrs and still learning to paint)
When you win next season and interested in a lucky charm you know whom to look for.
Hope to bring some wounded warriors up to meet Dave and Jay. Maybe next summer 2015, hosted by Gloucester American Legion Post. We'll work on it.
Dave Marciano my names Richard I wanted to let you know that i am a HUGE fan of your's and Wicked Tuna I love the show and admire you! you are not like other people (getting into drama, trying to out fish one another and are at each others throats)! All though WINNING is great but you are out there making a living and thanking God for every fish you catch! I am getting ready to start tuna fishing i have been wanting to fish for a living my whole life and getting paid for it!! Now thats a job worth having! I have been in a boat since i can remember so i know i would like it! It was hard for me to see your ship under water! I couldn't imagine what you felt... And after everything that has happened to you guys; You guys still pull through and thats what makes a weekend fisherman into a fishing legend!!!! (Bad things happen to good people)! If you have any pointers for me please let me know! Keep it up and good luck fishing!
Hi you guys on hard merchandise are the best I love watching use and it would be a dream come true of mine to work on your boat I'm a mad fisherman myself mainly freshwater trout and the Murray river for cod you guys get me excited to do what use do and I've told my parents to sell the house to buy a boat ang go tuna fishing as it's what I love they won't though please call me and fulfilled my dream of being part of your team 03 53456122 Christian Martin is my name and I love you guys I've had a troubled working life but I work hard,
Lina Martin my son wants to come on yor boat he's mad on fishing and it would blow his mind to fish with you and yor mate
Brother Dave, As a American of Italian descent myself I love how you
have both the American flag and the Italian flag flying on the mast. BUT
i dont know if you know this but the way they are flying is in
violation of federal law. Under the law;
Subsection 7(g) states:(g) When flags of two or more nations are displayed, they are to be flown from separate staffs of the same height. The flags should be of approximately equal size. International usage forbids the display ofthe flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace.. I know you are as American as I BUT you as well as I are proud of our Italian heritage also. and I know you mean no disrespect but I am sure you will correct this error.
You go Dave. You & Jason are by far my favorite anglers on the show. I literally live & die with every fish you hook into. By the time the show is over I am totally spent. I wish you all the luck in the world, you are both true gentlemen and a reeeel pleasure to watch each week.
Dave you are the reason I watch this show...you are the real deal.....salt of the Sea guy...best of luck this season...and blessings to your family
Dave, you are the reason I watch the show, family man is what this world needs. wish you the best, tails up, home again, home again with another fat slob. Jay. you rock as well, keep fishing with your uncle Dave.
I wrote you before and you responded I want to thank you for taking the time to do so... You made my night with that 27 buck a pound fish... Im not a lover of killing tuna because they are one of the most needed fish in the ocean, however your method is honestly the most fair method that can be done... Those netters are the one Im against not a fair method such as the way all of you guys use... You have honor with your family and friends and that is not easy to find in todays society... I'm sorry for your hard time and want to say I was a former Police Officer with the Sheriffs Dept in Gaston County and hurt my back (having 2 surgeries) In keeping a meth head off our streets and this has caused such depression that my wife of (would have been 16 years in may) left me and I just got out of the hospital after 2 months in a bed and had to learn how to walk again... Anyway I just said that to say that I know your ups and downs and just know that you are making a difference in my life by watching you and the show... I would love to one day meet you and who knows maybe I will... Keep it up and I only wish the best for such a great family man (get them kids through college)!!!!
Myself, my wife, my daughter watch wicked tuna all the time its the best show on TV !!!!
Dave Marciano and Jason Muenzner seam to be the most respectful , wise and mature out there. I admire them and the Hard Merchandise boat!
I also wonder is Tyler really that spoiled and immature or is this how the producer wanted him to act ? I can't believe anyone could handle a boat and be that big of a jerk for no reason?
Hi Dave and Jason,
You guys are the bomb in this show. You are so much respectful than the other crews. My 17 year old son and I watch Wicked Tuna religiously. We wish you the best and much luck in your final attempts. God Bless you and looking forward to see your big catch!!!
I enjoy the Wicked Tuna Series but would like to make some suggestions. All the boats in Wicked Tuna need to show how they acquire their bait, how you keep it alive & why you use a certain bait & size? What kind of hook is used & size, how hook is tied on leader & placed in the bait ? How you make your leaders & tie them on, what kind of weights you use if any? This would make the viewer feel like they were more part of the experience.
Showing only fighting the fish is just a small part of the fishing experience. When only showing a person fighting fish, interest wanes after awhile. Some people have no idea what all is involved in preparing a boat to go fishing.
It would be interesting to show how maintenance is maintained on boats. Show dry hauls when bottom is cleaned, painted & props, shafts repaired. Where you put anodes & why they are used (some don't know).
This series shows that commercial fishing is not all peaches & cream (as Novice fisherman believe)
Best of luck & happy catching, Old Tex
wish you all the luck, I only watch the show for, Fv-tuna.com and Hard Merchandise, you, Dave and you're crew are the guys with the best Style! and adetude!
Michael. Denmark, Copenhagen
like I said before,,, Don't trust TYLER,, He is just in it for himself,, the only people I would trust is,,,,,all the rest of the guys out there. TJ is cool, both pauls are trustworthy, the Lily crew etc etc. That kid is a young punk who GOD only knows what he spends his money on....you guys got familys to support,and Daddy didn't give you your boats. take care bill m
hi dave and Justin. im a ex marine and I need to go fishing with hyou guys. I want tio bring you luck. also I would like to charter your boat to go tuna fishing with my family. its either you or tricky dave. so please have your office email me or call me at 646 251 9876; I will wait for your call. go Italy.
Dave,,, GOTTA AN IDEA FOR A BETTER TYPE OF HOOK,,,,, KNOW ANY INVENTORS:???
How about a hook that is made in two separate parts- locked and loaded with bait-- put on- that when tuna grabs it and starts to pull and tug the line it springs open and forms a circle or like a clasp shape that will lock onto the tunas jaw bone? the Harder the Tuna pulls the more it locks together. Email me if interested....gotta get a stronger and less chafe proof line too. you guys work too hard to lose these monster fish. There has gotta be a better way. take care Bill
Marciano is Awesome,,everybody likes him. we are rooting for him. Hope his back gets better!! I recently broke my neck and feel his pain,,, lol My kids love the show but, it should be on earlier like 8pm because they have to go to bed at 9pm for school the next day,,, so we do have DVR but, would be nice to watch it as a family. NAT GEO---consider it please!! Rock on Marciano!!
Captain Marciano,you are phenomenal. I have never been able to fish in the ocean, cause I was raised in Indiana,where I fished nearly everyday,but my husband hates fishing,so even though we live a 5 min drive to Puget sound, I have never had the money to go deep sea fishing. I am not writing about that. I am writing about your back. I have had arthritis since age 13. The doctors tried to tell my parents that working me like a man on the farm was injurous but they would not listen, So I have always had to just suck it up and push on. I was ALWAYS in so much pain I would be in agony by the time I finished planting my garden or cleaning house and always woke up with pain. I was a single mom until my sons were 15,16,and 17.when I married my current husband. It was so hard,but it was the most rewarding thing in my life. So pain was something I just came to live with. Then my husband ordered me some Instaflex,I didn't hold much hope, because nothing had ever helped before,but I was amazed! It not only took the pain away but it made it possible for me to do things I had not been able to do because of the pain for years. So order some, I really think it will help. You are my favorite captain, so keep on fishing and catching those big slobs, I love watching your show because it is like I am finally deep sea fishing,even if it is only on tv. I lost my oldest son Robert last year on 3/10/2013 he was my oldest,in a car wreck, they believe his wife gave him some sleeping pills in his drink before he left their house in Nebraska to drive to Phoenix, and he dozed off, over corrected and his truck flipped 3 times and he was killed instantly. He and I used to love the same shows and he was a big Wicked Tuna fan. It has been by far the hardest thing I have ever had to go thru, but by the grace and strength of God I am starting to try to live again. GOOD LUCK, and catch lots of tunas for me and Rob.
I love the Hard Merchandise and Dave M., he is such a professional. I love his attitude. I wish his luck would turn around quick.
We cheer for you guys every week. You guys are the real deal, no attitude, regular working guys making a living just like us. Impressed with your family connection. Love to do a fish-along sometime. Best wishes with the rest of the season! Fish On!
I love the Hard Merchandise boat. You guys are what blue collar workers are like. Would love to come to Gloucester to meet you guys.
Its nice to see him talk more than complain.The complaining thing with all the crews gets to be a drag.This season has been so much better.Its awesome to see a friendly fun competition.
Dave, I'm new to this forum so here goes.
You talk too much, that's a fact. I like you and Jay, but a little less yak, please.
And forget about Tuna.com. He's trying to make a living same as you. Thanks for listening.
Who will be the first captain to land this season's "Slob" that has a respectable weight of over 600 lbs? Marciano and the Hard Merchandise, who else!! So far, with the exception of one, most have been rather small making one really wonder just how well the ocean's wealth of Blue Fin Tuna are really doing?
Hey Dave~~would LOVE to know how to sign up for your fishing contest~~To win a trip fishing with you , would allow me to check off an area on my Bucket list~~~Just DON"T know where the entry form is located to sign up for contest ~~Any help ~~~~GREAT
Hi Dave, we are pulling for you all the way and want to see you take the win with the most money home this season. You have a streak of bad luck but I see you taking them all to the cleaners!
I voted for Captain Dave's boat because it is the only one I saw that had a "Support Our Troops" sticker. May you always have the wind at your back and following seas!
Capt. Dave, how's the new boat working out? I see the green colored reels you're using & was wondering what brand they are.
Loved the double strike, and even better boating both. You guys rock! Now get that 'wicked-pissa' (1000+ pounder). Every episode brings back fond memories of fishing with my Grandfather in Maui, HI.
This past July,i left Wisconsiin to go to MN for a wedding, along the way it was my goal to find the Hard Merchandise and pray over her for your saftey and that you would be atop the leaderboard at seasons end.Finding a boat in Glouster if you dont know where it is , is next to impossible, we went to a small restsaurant not knowing anything about it, went to talk to the chef that was standiing on the dock to talk to him about the food, I looked to my left and there she was, The Hard Merchandise just floating there 30 feet away, i was so excited that my goal was met, I prayed over your boat (in Jesus name) and now the new season is on NG and i can not wait to see how you finish.
PS I took a few pics, and may have even climbed aboard...hope you dont mindGood luck and tight lines
Hey Captain Dave..
I wanted to tell you I hope you are the #1 boat this year and catch a lot of HUGE tuna. I enjoy watching the program and think the Hard Merchandise deserves to be number 1. Your attitude is great and shows you care about people and have a super personality. Tell the captain of Tuna.com to kiss my grits.... he sucks. You and Paul on the Wicked Pissha are the TRUE stars of WICKED TUNA and deserve to be the top two producers this year. It's time for you to haul in one or two 1,000 pounders. Good luck to you and your great crew... I'm a rooten' for ya.
. Your boat sinking at the dock last year was one of the most heartbreaking things I've seen for a long while but it looks like you have recovered and have a damn nice boat now.
Hope ya read these and if not.... can anyone tell me how to get an email to him?
@James Rush , Hope you get better buddy, hang in there, good times ahead for all that is good.