This Arkansas company makes caskets that are shaped like fishing boats!

We all know a guy who loves fishing more than they love life itself.

Well, what if I told you that you can send them off in a fishing boat once they are gone from the earthly plane?

That’s the line of thinking that led Little Rock resident Joel Schmidt to start his company Glory Boats.

While sitting at his father’s bed side in his final moments, Schmidt thought of the love his father had for being out on the water.

“If you hadn’t told me what you wanted, I might have just buried you in your fishing boat,” he joked.

Now, as he approaches one year since starting the company last August, Schmidt offers as a $2,800 model in three colors: woodland camouflage, marsh grass and pink camo, for the more extravagant of your loved ones.

Of course, Schmidt says, he got the idea for the pink camo casket from his mother, who he says loved the outdoors just as much as his pop.

But, thus far, Schmidt has seen that younger folks are more open to his product.

“Older generations are reluctant to break with tradition,” he tells CBS News.

For those who have the time to think about their fate, maybe they’ll come around to the idea. I hear a fishing trip is a great way to get some thinking done.

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