Well, the hat is still working! He landed 3 fish just the other day, including a 6 pounder, and gives credit to the hat. Here's a pic he sent me, taken by another fellow SpeyPages forum user:
AND, I caught my largest atlantic salmon to date wearing one last month, so they gotta have what it takes!
Oh, wait, that's right, Linda got her top fish of the week wearing one, too!