Start a Business Smoking Fish

Build your own smokehouse, and make a tidy profit each week selling smoked fish. Buck Taylor tells you how.


| May/June 1976



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Smoking fish is a lucrative business.


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Can a fed-up corporate executive forfeit his pole position in the rat race, build a $500 smokehouse out in the country . . . and rapidly begin earning more than $2,000 a month selling home-cured fish to bars and restaurants? Yep. Buck Taylor, a Florida man, has done just that . . . and he insists that others (maybe you) can do it too! All it takes, he says, to get started in this do-it-yourself business is a large oven, a load of fresh fish, some hickory and oak logs, and an overriding desire to . . .

I've finally come full circle.

I started out, you see, as a healthy outdoorsman . . . but-lured by promises of "super-money", I quickly sold my soul for admittance into The Land Of The Corporate Executive. The Management Team. Where, I eventually learned, the money was not nearly as good as I had been led to believe . . . but where the hours were long and the pressure was tremendous.

As a result, I became just another frustrated pencil pusher. My mental attitude soured. Bags appeared under my eyes. I became chronically tired. My family life suffered. I was rapidly becoming just another pale candidate for ulcers or a heart attack. And then . . .

And then I got a grip on myself, hurled myself right off that "prestige" treadmill to oblivion . . . and began to "smoke" my way back to the freedom, independence, and healthful outdoor life that I had originally known.

"Smoking" ..... as in Fish

The lucrative enterprise which has given me back my life is nothing but the smoking and selling of fish to bars, restaurants, and individuals here in Miami. And, believe it or not, I didn't know a thing about my new profession when I first plunged in.

wineisfine10@hotmail.com
8/13/2016 11:18:00 AM

What kinds of license' do you need in Wa. State? A food handlers, business? Have the smokehouse & fish but don't know what I need to sell to the public.


txfshrmn
3/27/2014 8:46:12 PM

3/27/14 2045 Hello, my name is Chuck. I am going to build smoking shed, and try my hand at the art of cold smoking fish. From which I have done much research. I am retired and live in n. Tx. on 6 acres of land. All comments welcome TY Chuck






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