Shimano 500, 600 Tekota Reels


Anglers in the Pacific Northwest have relied on the durability and trouble-free performance of Shimano Tekota star drag reels for well more than a decade. They are now being offered the newest in Shimano technology and manufacturing capabilities with the fully redesigned Tekota (TEK) 500 and 600 reels. Now more compact, more ergonomic and lighter with Shimano’s S-Compact body design (only 14.5-ounces for the TEK500), both sizes are offered in right- and left-hand retrieve and standard and line-counter versions. They are equally at home in both fresh and saltwater — so much so that tackle dealers and fishing media voted the Tekota the ‘Best New Saltwater Reel’ at ICAST 2018. The new Tekota reels feature Shimano’s highly rigid HAGANE Body for added durability by reducing any frame distortion or flex when hooked into a big fish. Shimano also added its CoreProtect technology to provide water resistance without creating a heavy feel when reeling. Each pulling in 38-inches of line per crank with 6.3:1 gear ratios. All six reels feature durable cross carbon drags, shielded anti-rust bearings, and up to 24-pounds of max drag pressure. Ideal for back trolling, pulling plugs and trolling herring in the Pacific Northwest these reels make a perfect Father’s Day gift for that salmon angler who is hard to buy for.

Suggested Retail: TEK500/500LC - $209.99; TEK600/TEK600LC - $219.99

Bradley 1019 Smoker


Designed for a professional chef, sportsmen, and weekend barbecue enthusiast who wants to best flavour and results from a smoking/cooking experience, the Bradley 1019 Smoker has room for 6 15x13 racks, 4 included, and is wide enough for a full rack of ribs or side of salmon. With our 2-element heating system and Bradley Bisquette burner, it has over 1,000 watts. Bluetooth enabled, USB available for loading up to 50 of your favorite recipes. New in 2019, this smoker will change how people smoke.

Suggested Retail: Under $900

St. Croix Imperial ® Fly Rods

(800) 826-7042

US handcrafted quality at a price that is unrivaled, Imperial USA fly rods are available in 24 single-hand and 4 switch models; 2 wt. thru 10 wt. These rods’ superior fast action is derived from a dynamic blend of high-modulus/high-strain SCIV graphite and SCIII graphite. Innovative slim-profile ferrules matched with strategically positioned Kigan Master Hand 3D stripper guides and black PVD coated Sea Guide snake guides, create an amazingly castable rod. An uplocking machined aluminum reel seat (with wood insert on 2-6 wt. models) is set within a premium grade cork handle. Imperial USA fly’s classic Chestnut Brown Metallic tone is treated with two coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish providing a look that will last as the rod is passed from generation to generation.

Imperial USA Fly rods are designed and handcrafted in Park Falls, Wisconsin. Imperial USA Fly rods come with a 15-year transferrable warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service.

Suggested Retail: $230 - $330

Sawyer’s SquareTop Oars

(541) 779-4141

An ideal Father’s Day gift is a set of oars from Sawyer Paddles and Oars. The Artisan “Cutty Rain Brown” Oar is Sawyer’s very popular SquareTop Oar featuring a striking and colorful custom Cutty Rain Brown art wrap designed by Link Jackson. A quote and signature by professional fishing guide, Hank Patterson adorns the square top as well: “Fish More, Work Less!” A carbon fiber X-Weave fiberglass shaft reinforcement lends strength and a bit of stiffness, while still allowing a forgiving flex that is easy on your joints. The unique square top adds a counterbalanced element without sacrificing buoyancy. Add a DyneLite blade with lightest swing weight in the industry and Sawyer has created a rugged and functional piece of art.

Each oar comes with standard rope wrap and rubber stop. Available in lengths 8’ 6” to 10’. Shaft diameter at wrap is 2.3”. You choose from three DyneLite blades (narrow, wide, shoal cut).

Suggested Retail: $410 to $480 (length depending)

G. Loomis E6X Salmon Rods


Offered in 11 different models with specific actions for every salmon fishing technique, G. Loomis recently introduced the newly-designed E6X Salmon rods. From back-bouncing with heavy lead in big water, mooching herring and anchovies, or pulling plugs, the E6X rods are offered in the lengths, powers and action for all the popular lure and bait presentations for salmon fishing in both fresh and saltwater. Using G. Loomis’ Multi-Taper Technology, the E6X rods are designed to focus on line control, action accuracy, rod balance and blank construction. They are extremely light, but have the needed power when you hook into a big fish. The 11-rod series includes one-piece 8-foot back-bounce and 8’2” hot shot rods, two-piece 8’6” and 9’ hot shot rods, and two-piece 9’, 9’9” and 10’6” trolling/plug rods. There’s also a 10’6” ‘BC’ handle rod specifically for mooching. Which is to say there’s a rod made for any style of fishing. All the rods have a sleek, buff blank finish, and feature graphite rear and front grips. Along with superior performance, all E6X rods are comfortably priced. As with all G. Loomis rods, the newly-designed E6X Salmon rods are handcrafted in Woodland, Wash., and are backed by G. Loomis’ limited lifetime warranty and ‘Xpeditor’ service.

Suggested Retail – from $299.99 to $359.99

Buck Knives 110 Slim Pro

(800) 326-2825

Known famously as a classic hunting knife, the 110 Folding Hunter is a longtime customer favorite. An iconic symbol for generations, this model’s design is often imitated but never duplicated. Buck Knives has created a modern solution for everyday carry. The 110 Slim Pro has been designed with upgraded materials and easy carry features. With this design, Buck Knives continues to bridge the gap from classic to everyday cool, delivering high end products that appeal to all end-users. The Pro level Slim features a premium S30V steel with Micarta® and G10 handle options. Built with a thinner profile, the Slim has a stylish pocket clip boasting a cutout of the Buck Anvil. All blades are finished with Buck’s advanced Edge2x™ technology that makes them sharper out of the box, hold an edge longer, and easier to re-sharpen. All are made in the USA and backed by Buck’s respected Forever Warranty.

Suggested Retail: $110