Tag Archives: Fishermen Hands

Tom Ring- A Great Story Teller

Tom is another great character on the Gloucester waterfront.   You could listen to his crazy stories for hours and hours and die laughing.  There are a few guys like this still around.  Guys like Manny and Tom Porter, Busty Brancleone, Tom Ring, Carlo Moceri- the guys that should have book deals because they were real hard working fishermen and not posers that drove around in trucks all day avoiding work like the plague.

Tom Ring- A Great Story Teller, originally uploaded by captjoe06.


Busty Brancleone’s Right Hand

There are books written about people that make themselves out to be hard core fishermen but really they use fishing as an excuse to bum around the wharf and docks but don’t put the time in.

See this hand?

The man that this hand belongs to is the kind of guy a book about a real fisherman should be written about. A man that could tell countless stories about fishing in real weather in ridiculous conditions.

It’s too bad that armchair fishermen get the glory when the guys that deserve the glory never get mentioned.

Guys like Busty Brancleone. The real deal.

Busty Brancleone’s Right Hand, originally uploaded by captjoe06.