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Korkers Women’s Polar Vortex 1200


Korkers Women’s Polar Vortex 1200 features their OmniTrax Interchangeable Sole System for customized traction on the fly, making it easy to change soles as conditions or terrain demand. The breathable bootie is 100% waterproof and is combined with waterproof leather to keep feet dry. With 1,200 grams of 3M Thinsulate insulation, these boots are temperature rated to -60ºF. Boots feature a molded TPU toe cap for durability and protection with recessed stitching for added abrasion resistance; BOA M4 Fit System for fast and effortless on/off and custom fit; and a premium aerogel frost-barrier footbed for comfort. They are available in whole sizes from 6 to 11.

Fish Fighter Kwik-Pull Anchor Retriever

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The Fish Fighter Kwik-Pull Anchor Retriever is engineered to be easily installed on your anchor line after you deploy your anchor. Traditional anchor pullers require you to install your anchor rope through the puller before deploying the anchor. This is very dangerous because the anchor rope whizzes through the puller in your hand while your anchor is falling. The Kwik-Pull Anchor Retriever is made from marine-grade billet aluminum, has an anodized finish, and works great in fresh- or salt water. Their innovative Locking System allows you to use ropes from 1/4″ all the way up to 1/2″ in diameter and the Kwik-Pull can handle up to a 50-pound anchor.

Dardevle Lightweight Fishing Hoodie

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Dardevle’s lightweight hoodie offers extra protection from the sun from your waist to the top of your head. Designed to keep you in cool comfort, their lightweight, moisture-wicking, quick-drying, and breathable polyester spandex knit is rated UPF 50 to keep you cool and protected from the sun, while providing an active fit. This fish gear will keep you comfortable and look good doing it.

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Hi-Point Firearms YC9

The Hi-Point Firearms YC9 is their new flagship pistol and is the next-generation pistol you have been waiting for! Loaded with features from top to bottom, the YC9 has a new contoured slide, front- and rear cocking serrations, industry compatible front sights (Glock style), and fully adjustable rear sights that are optic ready. The rear sight can be swapped out for a pic rail or direct mount (RMS footprint) to accommodate multiple pistol red-dot optics. The YC9 has a threaded barrel (1/2 x 28), along with a standard 1913 rail for compact lights, reversible magazine release, grip safety, new grip design, and comes with a 10-round magazine.

TEMPRESS ProBax Orthopedic Seat and ProBax Orthopedic Captain’s Seat

TEMPRESS has teamed up with leading spinal surgeons and ergonomic experts to create the break-through ProBax Orthopedic Boat Seat. ProBax is the only boat seat clinically proven to provide optimal long-term back- and upper-body support. This seat comes equipped with a molded foam base and back dual-core support system only available through TEMPRESS. The ProBax is sewn with UV- and abrasion-resistant polyester thread and covered in 30-ounce marine-grade vinyl to stand up to all the elements.

Rainshadow RX4 Bulletproof Salmon Downrigger & Trolling Series Rod Blanks

Rainshadow’s “Bulletproof” RX4 series of salmon downrigger and trolling rod blanks have been conquering giants in northern salmon grounds for over 18 years. The new 2024 models are in stock now and this deep-flexing workhorse series has some exciting upgrades. The 9’6” models now feature redesigned tip sections that match the actions of the popular 10’6” models. The 9’6” options also include a new medium-light model (BP1143F) for kokanee anglers, as well as an extra-heavy model (BP1147F) designed for the larger weights now being used in Columbia River trolling applications. Check out the complete RX4 series specs, locate a Rainshadow rod blank dealer, and browse their “Find a Rod Builder” page at

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