Ted Curtis has been fishing the Chesapeake since 1962. He's been
USCG licensed since 1975 and started his first fishing charter in
1975. His reputation and his boat, The Gypsy, are spotless.
Captain Curtis loves the water and loves to fish. It has been in his
blood since he was seventeen when his Mom and Dad built their own
cottage in Deltaville, Virginia in lower Middlesex County. It was at
that age when he bought his first boat: a nineteen-foot Formula. The
future Captain Curtis was hooked.
He and his girlfriend, Margaret (who later became his wife and top
loan originator for Bank of Lancaster in Kilmarnock), could fish both
the Piankatank and Rappahannock Rivers to their hearts' content every
weekend and holiday. Within the next ten years, Ted and Margaret
bought a forty-six foot Tiffany sportfish and ran charters from the
Islander Hotel on Gwynn's Island even though they both still worked
in Richmond. Every weekend was one of ritual. Fishing charters during
the day from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. then back to the Islander to
clean the boat for the night cruise from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. "I
couldn't and wouldn't have wanted to do this without Margaret," says
Captain Curtis of his bride of 31 years. "We alternated running the
boat and being the first mate."
In 1992, Ted and Margaret purchased a thirty-five foot Luhrs which
they outfitted for fishing charters. This boat is sleek and gorgeous,
sensuous even. And spotless.
--V. B. Adams (Reprinted by Permission from "Simply Perfect,"
Chesapeake Style, August 1998)
Today, you'll fish the Chesapeake and its tributaries aboard Captain
Curtis' newest boat, a Viking sportfisher, 43' of pure power, comfort