Meet our Hooligans : Tag N’ Brag

The members of Hoo-rag’s Pro-Staff, or the “Hooligans” as we like to call them, are captains, hunters, snowboarders, anglers, hikers and all around outdoor enthusiasts. They help us to field test new product, follow trends in their industry and spread the good Hoo word. These men and women represent the best of the best and we’re proud to have them rockin’ the rag. We thought you all might like to get to know them a little better so we’ve decided to start a blog segment called “Meet our Hooligans” where we will periodically introduce you to another awesome member of our team. And for all of you who have inquired about becoming pro-staff, this is a great place to look and find out the kind of Hooligans we are looking for!

Our first Hooligan is a two for one dynamo team: Tag N’ Brag. If you guys follow them on Instagram @teamtagnbrag you already know this team, consisting of brothers Dean and David Giarrizzo, started off as a notebook of ideas and has grown into a network where hunters and fishermen could connect and share their experiences.

Q&A with Tag N’ Brag

What’s your favorite weapon?

David: My Elite Synergy. It’s a bow. I call her bae. I would be ok hunting with her the rest of my life.

What’s your favorite animal to harvest?

David: Whitetail deer.

Dean: Whitetail with a bow for sure.

What’s your favorite wild game recipe?

David: Cutlets. Have you had chicken cutlets? We make venison the same way. Cut the back straps in slices about 1/2 inch thick. Tenderize them with a mallet so they become almost paper thing. Soak this egg and fresh parsley. Then dip them in italian bread crumbs mixed with a little Parmesan cheese. Flash fry them until golden brown on each side. Squeeze a little lemon over the top with a drizzle of Parmesan cheese. Damn, that’s good stuff!

What’s your dream hunt?

Dean: I would have to say putting a stalk on a giant Muley with my bow.

What’s the funniest thing that has even happened to you on a hunt?

Dean: I’m normally not one for taking care of my “business” in the woods. But sometimes nature calls and nature calls NOW. So anytime you have to cut off your under britches with your hunting knife because the TP just ain’t available, usually makes for a good laugh.

What kind of camo gear do you wear?

David and Dean: Badlands

What’s your essential hunting gear?

David: I am all about the skivvies. Whether it is warm or cold outside, your comfort level in the woods starts with your skivvies. So, what I am saying is…Get you some good skivvies.

Dean: 1. Binoculars. If you don’t have them you feel like you are completely out of the game. 2. My range finder. I HAVE to know my exact distances. 3. Nose Jammer. I need every advantage when it comes to scent control. I really think Nose Jammer works and no they do not sponsor us. (laughs)

What’s your favorite Hoo-rag?

David: People will probably laugh at me a little bit when I say this but I am a huge fan of the Purple People Reaper. I wear it a lot when I am sitting in the blind where my background is black and when I put that thing on I feel fierce, like I want to growl at someone. It is a weird feeling. Sometimes I think I scare myself a little when I put it on. As a hunter, you need that confidence though you know? Like you are a lion about to tackle a gazelle! Rawrrr!

Dean: I love rockin’ the Old Glory Hoo. It is definitely one of my favorites outside of hunting. We do a lot of ground blind or red neck blind hunting, so in that case I love The Gunslinger. The face on it has impressive stash. I’m all about it.

What’s your hunting goal for 2016?

David: To promote the sport of hunting and connect as many people  as possible. i know that seem slike a “Miss America” answer… I feel like I have been given a voice (even though it is on a smaller scale now, it is growing) within the outdoor industry. I want to use that voice to promote the sport and share the values that hunting has brought me with others.

Dean: I was to harvest a 4+ year old buck. I don’t care what it scores. I just want that 4+ year old with my bow.


We’ve got full faith that both David and Dean will reach those goals this year!

Check out Team Tag N’ Brag and watch them in action at


@Hoo_rag GoPro Giveaway

WIn A GoPro

It’s time we had another epic giveaway.

Up for grabs this time – one grand prize including:

  • GoPro Hero camera
  • $100 store credit to

*2 runner-ups will win each win a $25 store credit to

Want to enter? Head to Instagram:

  1. Follow @hoo_rag
  2. Repost the above image
  3. Caption it “Follow @hoo_rag #WinAGoPro”

Winners will be announced 2/15 on @hoo_rag. You can enter once a day. Please be aware that your profile must be public for us to see your entries! Eligible winners will be 13+ years of age, release Instagram of any responsibility and a resident of the United States or Canada due to international giveaway regulations. Purchase not required, nor does it increase your chances of winning.

This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

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The Retweet and Follow contest is sponsored by Hoo-rag (here in after referenced as “Sponsor”).  This contest is governed by these Official Rules.  By participating in the contest each entrant agrees to abide by these rules including all eligibility requirements.  Entrants agree that they understand the results of the contest are determined by Sponsor and that the determination by the Sponsor or its agents is final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.


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The Sweepstakes begins at August 23, 2016 2 p.m. EST and ends at August 29, 2016, 12 p.m. EST. (“Sweepstakes Period”). All entries or submissions must be received on or before the time stated during that submission period. Sponsor reserves the right to extend or shorten the contest at their sole discretion.

Follow @hoo_rag on Twitter and Retweet Contest image. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.


All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will gathered into a database at the end of the Submission Period. A winner will be chosen at random.
The winners will be announced on August 29, 2016 on or about noon EST. Announcement and instructions for prize redemption will be announced on Twitter. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring Twitter on that day. If a potential prize winner does not contact Sponsor within fifteen (15) days, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize. If a potential winner fails to comply with these official rules that potential winner will be disqualified. Prizes may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible entries are received.


One Hat and Hoo-rag each for two winners (valued up to $29.99 each).

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Florida First Responder Appreciation Week

For the second year in a row, Florida’s Governor Rick Scott has declared January 4 – 8, 2016 as Florida First Responder Appreciation Week. We here at the Hoo would like to extend our thanks to all the emergency service employees who play such a critical role in keeping our community safe.

In honor of our home state’s First Responder Appreciation Week, we have put our Thin Blue Line and Thin Red Line Hoo-rags on sale thru Friday.

Thin Blue Line Hoo-rag                                                                                     Thin Red Line Hoo-rag

Make sure to take the time to thank a first responder for their dedication and service this week!

New Hoo Retailers!

We’ve added a few more locations to our growing line-up of Authorized Hoo Dealers.

To find the store nearest you – check out our Store Locator.

Square 2
4850 N Taylor St
Suite 2
Eloy, AZ 85131
(520) 466-9566

Abel’s Tackle Box
84000 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada, FL 33036

Port Sanibel Marina
14341 Port Comfort Rd
Fort Myers , FL 33908

27th Ave Shell
975 SW 27th Ave
Vero Beach, FL 32968

Hammond’s Fishing
4235 Browns Bridge Rd
Cumming, GA 30041
(720) 888-6898

YB Fitness
750 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ 07078

Sentimental Expressions Design
108 N Main Ave
Newton, NC 28658

True Play Adventures, LLC
1234 South 2nd
Abilene, TX 79602

3W Ranch Supply
896 West Hwy 84
Teague TX 75860

Castaway Sporting Goods
11600 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Chester, VA 23831

Surf and Turf Outdoor Sports
18501 Eltham Rd
West Point, VA 23181

Thanks for rockin’ the rag!

24 Hours to Get a FREE Hoo!

Free Hoo-rag with Shirt


We are just getting rolling with our Hoo-rag Micro Performance Shirts and so far our anglers are loving them. Featuring UPF protection of up to 50, these shirts are perfect for long days on the boat, paddle board or roaming your local waters looking for your favorite species. This product release was heavily influenced by customer feedback so we are very excited to get you guys rockin’ these rad new shirts!

Each order of a new micro performance shirt over the next 24 hours will automatically include a complimentary Hoo-rag! No need to include a promo code or add the rag to your cart. This promotion is good thru 9/30/15 at 2pm EST so act now!

Click here to check out all 8 designs or keep scrollin’ to them in all their glory!

Bass Performance Shirt

The Large Mouth Bass. A pig of a fish and more than willing to slurp a soft plastic on the bottom or smash your favorite plug on the surface at first light. It’s the most sought after fish on the planet and we prefer to yell “LUNKER” when we strike one over 8 pounds. We took the bass’ nickname and tricked out the words on our Lunker Performance Shirt to look just like that fat little fish you love to hammer!

Will include the Lunker Junkie Hoo-rag.

Mahi Performance Shirt

The Mahi. A fast growing, pelagic fish with an appetite for destruction. And let’s not forget it’s absolutely delicious! We took this saltwater beauty’s unforgettable shape and spelled it out with a typography that looks mean, lean and green on our new Mahi Performance Shirt.

Will include the Bull Hoo.

Redfish Performance Shirt

The Red Drum. We call them the “Men in Copper Jackets” but you can call them whatever you want. Red fishing is for anglers who love a visual experience while on the water. There is nothing better than watching a giant drum turn on and eat your offering and listening to the drag scream across inches of water on your favorite flat. We took this beauty’s name, played with the letters and came up with this rock ‘n’ roll inspired Red Drum Performance Shirt that will surely turn some heads!

Will include the Redfish Riot.

Tarpon Performance Shirt

Megalops. Easily the most pissed off fish on the planet. These silver fish carry attitudes bigger than their scales and are appropriately known as the ‘Silver King’. In our humble opinion, the tarpon is the most frustrating, rewarding and fist-pumping fish in the world. We took our favorite nickname and tried to make it as rad as humanly possible on the new Silver King Performance Shirt.

Will include the Tarpon Real Foto Hoo-rag.

Snook Performance Shirt

The Super Snook Performance Shirt features the an original artwork from Joe Seroviec. Everyone loves the tenacity, strength and aggressive nature of a linesider and this piece of awesome art is one of our favorites!

Will include the Gray Digital Camo Hoo-rag.

Hoo-rag Performance Shirt

The Schooled Performance Shirt is all about that bait. While throwing artificial bait is rewarding and fun, there is nothing like finding your favorite school of bait and seeking out the giants that lurk below.

Will include The Schooled Hoo.

Florida Flag Fishing Shirt

The Native Fly Performance Shirt features the Florida State flag with our own little twist for all you long rod enthusiasts that love to strike your favorite species on the fly.

Will include The Florida Flag Hoo-rag.

Each shirt provides a UPF rating of up to 50 and is printed in our production facility in Fort Pierce, Florida. These performance shirts are ready to keep you protected from the Sun’s harmful rays while you are out doing the things you love! And you’ll be covered in Hoo sun protection with your Free Hoo with any shirt purchase – valid thru 9/30 at 2pm EST.