Makers of the best fly lines on the market. I trust them so you should too.
Johnson Outdoors bring knowledge to the table with incredible fishing performance offered by there proven Minn Kota trolling motors and trim tabs. I have been using them for over a decade and the technology offered in the iPilot helps me keep my clients on fish when it matters.
Humminbird brings side imaging to the water and this has been one of the most revolutionary products to hit the fishing world in years. Finding hidden structure like oyster bars and bottom contour changes is a breeze with this amazing tech. It has been a key instrument in our success not only as guides but as tournament pro’s.
Simms is the maker of the finest fishing apparel made. I trust in them when it’s 100 degree’s on a hot August day or when its 20 degree’s on a blustery January morning. Either way they have you covered. They’ve had my back for almost a decade so trust me when it comes to protection from the sun, wind, or cold you cant go wrong.
Tom Gordon is back where he belongs, designing and building the finest quality custom boats. Taking a proven hull and improving it from resin to rigging, Islamorada Boatworks has crafted the finest bay boat on the market today. Each boat is crafted one at a time to ensure top notch quality and attention to every one of our customer’s needs. The crew at Islamorada Boatworks has over 75 years of experience in the marine industry and will stop at nothing short of perfection. Located in the heart of Islamorada, we welcome you to test ride one of our boats and see for yourself the incredible ride and impeccable rigging.
We are Proud to work with and wear Smith Sunglasses. They are the makers of the finest fishing glasses on the planet. We carry extra pairs for you to try while on your fishing trip with us. Don’t take our work for it?? See for yourself and ask your captain to bring a pair for you to try out.
If it’s true that experience brings wisdom, then Columbia Sportswear’s more than 70 years in business should mean we know a thing or two about making great outdoor gear. We like to think so.
We enjoy the outdoors as much as you do, which means we know what you need. We know that being cold and wet is no fun. Blue eyes may be sexy, but blue lips aren’t. And, while a sunny day is excellent, sunburn sucks. That’s why we make high-quality performance products that keep you comfortable and protected, no matter where your excursions take you.
The outdoors isn’t all about remote expeditions or climbing the world’s highest mountains. Anyone can enjoy the outdoors. It’s easy. Just open the door and go outside. When everyone participates, the great outdoors becomes the Greater Outdoors, a democracy where anyone can pursue his or her passion, no matter how large or small. Welcome to Columbia’s Greater Outdoors, where we strive to make the outdoors fun for everyone. From the mountain peak to the neighborhood park, from the glacier to the garden, and from the Tour de France to training wheels, Columbia helps you enjoy your outdoor adventure anywhere you like to play.
Made in the USA St. Croix rods are the finest fishing rods made. I have depended on them for over 10 years while guiding and fishing professional tournaments and have never been let down. They offer a huge line of rods for any application fresh or salt and even offer a full line of fly rods. Check them out at www.stcroixrods.com
Tournament Winning Fishbites Xtreme scent lures add another exciting element to fishing. Finally, you can Set the hook!® with xtreme scent without any extreme stink. Fishbites is the only lure packed with the scent that melts in the water, not on your hands!
The skiff builders at Hell’s Bay only build to order and put their efforts into quality construction, the finest materials, cutting edge design and personal customer service. Hell’s Bay’s boats will allow anglers to do things they have never been able to do in other flats boats. Imagine never again feeling the frustration of grounding out while trying to reach a tailing bonefish or redfish. Imagine being able to easily fish thousands of miles of water filled with fish that no other boats can reach! Come experiance the skiff that changed the book on fishing with Captain. Scott Owens.
Shallow water sport fishing involves a lot of spot-to-spot, stop and go, anchor up and down activity. Wouldn’t it be more enjoyable to spend less time starting and stopping and more time fishing? With Power-Pole™ you can! And you “catch more Fish”.
With the touch of a button, activate the quiet hydraulic action of the laboratory tested and Patented Power-Pole™ Extending up to six or eight feet below the surface of the water to penetrate the bottom using a durable composite spike. You stop quicker, quieter, and fish sooner. You “catch more fish”.
The Power-Pole™ will not only hold your boat securely in one place, but is strong enough to stop your boat even under extreme wind and current conditions. You’ll stay positioned right where you intended for as long as you want without having to worry about current, wind, or drift. With Power-Pole you are Swift. Silent. Secure.
At Sage, every piece of angling equipment we make is designed, tested and hand built with one goal in mind: Maximum Fishability. It’s a term we came up with a few years back to describe the kind of performance that helps you cast better, fish more effectively and have more fun. In short, every Sage rod, reel and line is specifically designed to help you make the most of your precious time on the water.
Typically, an organization reveals the nature of its content and its objective by the wording of its name. Redbone is a catchy word, but it needs an explanation. So, what is a Redbone? A legendary blues musician? A hardworking hound dog? Try again. An embarrassed bonefish? Well…
In 1984, Gary and Susan Ellis’ newborn daughter, Nicole, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. They were told with considerable care, she should live to her early teens. After asking the question “What is cystic fibrosis,” they set out to find a way to fight it. In 1988 with the help of ther friends, including legendary Hitter Ted Williams, they founded the Redbone Celebrity Tournament Series to help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fund the research to cure CF. Guides, anglers, and celebrities from film and sports teamed up on thirty-three boats to fish for redfish and bonefish. From that tournament came the name “Redbone.” They raised $16,000 that first year and more importantly, introduced CF into the conscience of the very caring community of Islamorada in the Florida Keys. From that small seed, the Redbone has mushroomed into 25 tournaments spanning both coasts of the United States and the Bahamas, and an art gallery specializing in angler art. In the last 19 years, the Redbone has made a total contribution to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of over 10 million dollers. In 2006 Redbone fishing tournaments, including our new cooperative efforts with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, netted over $1.5 million “to catch the cure.”
When the Redbone was first established, children with CF rarely lived to attend high school. Today the median age of survival for a person with CF is 35 years. We should not celebrate this achievement, since a single life is yet to be saved from this devastating disease, but it has become a sign of hope for a brighter tomorrow for individuals with the disease and their families.
Money buys science, and science does save lives. That’s why events such as the Mercury Redbone Celebrity Tournament Series, the Redbone@Large, and the Red-Trout Series are important. Through your support, you are insuring that agressive, innovative research in CF will constantly be explored. By helping us support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, you are helping to build a bridge of hope that will eventually lead to the ultimate victory : a cure for cystic fibrosis.
Some people don’t understand why we get so excited when we shave a fraction of an ounce off our reels. Or increase spool rotation by a few dozen RPMs. But those people probably don’t take fishing as seriously as we do.
Every Performance Tuned rod and reel has been tricked-out to give you that extra edge on the water. It’s an edge that has helped Quantum pros like Kevin VanDam, Gary Klein, Gerald Swindle and Shaw Grigsby win big tournaments.
At Quantum, we subject our reels to a grueling series of torture tests to make sure they perform well over a lifetime of casts. We dunk reels in saltwater tanks to check corrosion protection. We run them continuously on testing machines for millions of hours each year to see what they’re made of.
No matter what kind of fish you’re after, fresh or saltwater, Quantum PT rods and reels are up for the challenge of helping you win bragging rights with your buddies..
Based in Sun Valley, Idaho, Smith Optics, Inc. was founded in 1965 with the creation of the first-ever goggle featuring a sealed thermal lens and breathable vent foam. In the early years, founder Dr. Bob Smith, an orthodontist by trade, made goggles by hand using dental tools, foam and glue. Before he struck a deal for manufacturing of Smith goggles in the late 60’s, Smith would often trade his creations for lift tickets. These early prototypes were usually manufactured by Smith and friends around the kitchen table.
Building on that goggle heritage and extending its expertise, Smith Sport Optics has gone on to set the standard for high performance eyewear and goggles. Innovations over the years include the Fog-X anti-fog coating, PMT Perforated Membrane Technology lens ventilation system, patented Turbo C.A.M. Constant Air Management system, patented Regulator adjustable lens ventilation system, patented Roll Off’s film advance system for motocross, patented ODS (Ocular Docking System) prescription insert and patented Slider series sunglasses, the most innovative interchangeable lens sunglass available.
Today, Smith Optics has become synonymous with innovative, durable, top-quality products in the eyewear and goggle market. The company is also recognized for its unparalleled team roster, which boasts some of the top names in biking, motocross, skiing, snowboarding, surfing, skateboarding and wakeboarding. Like many other companies, Smith utilizes team input as a key element of new product introductions. In addition, however, Smith athletes are actively involved in the development process for performance testing and coloration selection.
The corporate headquarters are in Ketchum, Idaho, but Smith Optics has hubs across the globe. The European headquarters are located in Florence, Italy; a promotions office is in Hossegor, France, near Biarritz; and San Clemente, Calif. is the center of Smith’s surf and MotorSports operations.
Smith products are sold worldwide in more than 50 countries through specialty and sporting goods stores. From Smith’s distortion-free Tapered Lens Technology to the versatility of the Slider Series, with its patented, interchangeable lens system, its’ devotion to excellence, innovation and style has made Smith goggles and sunglasses the choice of action-sport athletes worldwide. Smith products represent authentic sports gear, researched and tested by a dedicated group of employees and athletes that live and breathe the lifestyle.
We are proud to be working with Under Armour in product development and testing. They are protecting us from the sun keeping us cool and warm and make great clothing for year around fishing.