If you've ever been to Maine you've probably noticed all the different colored buoys floating on the surface of the ocean. These are lobster buoys. Every lobsterman along the coast of Maine marks their traps with buoys that float on the surface and are attached to the trap with rope that runs from the trap up to the buoy. Each individual lobsterman has different buoy colors so they can distinguish their traps from others. Buoy colors range from plain white to elaborate color schemes with stripes and dots. My colors are fairly simple with green on top and tan on the bottom. I'm often asked how I chose which colors to use. The answer is pretty simple, when I first started lobstering as a kid I needed to decide which colors to use so I walked out to my parents garage and in the corner were two old buckets of paint. One can had green paint and one had tan paint and that was that.