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Makers Of The Ripchair, Howe And Howe ‘A World Leader In Extreme Vehicle Fabrication’

Howe and Howe Technologies, Inc., is a world leader in extreme vehicle fabrication and one of the foremost creators of advanced robotic platform solutions and applications.

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With a reputation for innovation, efficiency, and outstanding ethics, Howe and Howe Technologies continues to exceed expectations and impress industry and clients alike, from the U.S. Government to national utility companies to Hollywood movie makers.


It is the ability to approach a problem uniquely, and overcome any obstacle or challenge that a project presents, that has allowed Howe and Howe to show, time and again, that sharp minds with the right motivation can change the world.



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Wide-rolling, Drag-free Kitetail Flasher Works For Salmon, Trout, Even Halibut

Randy Sadler has been fishing most of his life. In fact, you could say that fishing IS his life. Raised in the small town of Tofino, on B.C.’s wild west coast, Randy began commercial fishing with his father when he was 14 years old and purchased his first troller at the age of 19. Today, 27 years later, he continues to support his wife and four sons by chasing salmon and tuna from the top of the Queen Charlottes to the Oregon coast.

Also an avid sports fisherman and an inventor at heart, Randy has never been afraid to try new ideas to improve his success at fishing, whether on the high seas or a quiet lake. Several years ago, he set out to design a lure that would be as effective as a conventional flasher, but would eliminate the unwanted drag and large size. Many prototypes and “practice” fishing trips later, the Kitetail was born.



Randy’s many years of experience, combined with his love and knowledge of both commercial and sport fishing, has resulted in an effective product.This lightweight, adjustable, drag-free lure is versatile for many species of fish. He is excited to pass the Kitetail on to other fishers, so that they too can enjoy its benefits and success!

“For 33 years I have fished salmon, halibut, trout, etc., watching fish drag behind the boat. Perfecting an alternative to the full-sized flasher was my goal,” says Sadler.

Unlike any other product on the market, the new Kitetail Flasher not only imparts the same wide rolling action as a full-size commercial flasher, it is also less than one-third the size, lightweight and completely drag-free when a fish is hooked.

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Originally designed, tested and perfected for targeting salmon and halibut on the high seas, the Kitetail has also proven highly effective for trout and other freshwater game fish, making it a versatile addition to any tackle box. It can be trolled with hoochies, small spoons, anchovy, etc.

Put the “sport” back in sport fishing and let ’em run wild with a drag-free Kitetail Flasher!


Submit your Kitetail Lure story and be entered to win $100 in prizes from Method Marine Supply Ltd. and Kitetail Lures!

Draw date: July 30, 2014

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Box 137; Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0
Ph# 250.725.2129; Fax: 250.725.2996


Genesis Automotive & RV Repair, Your Home For High Quality Auto, RV, Generator Repair Work In Tacoma

Genesis Automotive & RV Repair, Inc., is your home for the highest quality automobile, RV and generator service and repairs in Tacoma, Wash., and the surrounding Northwest! We are also a certified ONAN generator repair facility.

Genesis Automotive & RV Repair is locally owned and operated providing reliable services since 1993. We provide an honest service for our customers and their vehicles, always treating our customers with the utmost respect and professionalism.


Today’s automobiles and RV’s are technologically advanced, and our goal is to keep our technicians up on the current technology so that we will be the leader in repair services in Washington.  To assure this we require that they obtain a minimum of 40 hours a year of continued education. Our technicians are very well trained and provided with a clean, safe work environment which leads to happy employees who do an outstanding job.

Please call to set an appointment or with any questions you have (253) 948-4844.

Pat’s Backcountry Beverages Lets You Pack Beer Anywhere Your Feet Can Take You

Tired of not having beer during sporting adventures because of its weight?

Well, Pat’s Backcountry Beverages has the answer for you!


They’ve created the world’s first craft beer concentrate along with a portable beverage carbonator that’s sure to make you the most popular guy or gal at camp! Bring beer ANYWHERE!

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Funtime RV In Tualatin Features ‘Superb’ Locally Built Models, And Is ‘Committed To Our Customers’

Funtime RV Inc. has been in the RV business almost 20 years. We have grown because of our excellent reputation and superb products. We truly believe in under-promising and over-delivering to our customers. They always express their experience as the best they have ever had, and would gladly refer family and friends to us.


Also, as a locally owned dealership we have superb products. That gives us a very good representation of what customers are buying today. We are almost exclusive Forest River, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, dealers, so we carry a lot of travel trailers and fifth wheels built in nearby Dallas, Ore. That reduces cost to our customers and it allows us to support the local economy as well. Plus, when we pick up RVs built there ourselves, not having to pay freight cost keeps our prices down.

The product that we carry that are built in the Western Oregon town are the Salem, the Surveyor, the RPod, and the Wildcats. Other Forest River products we carry are Cardinals, Blue Ridge, which are fifth wheels, while our motorhomes are Sunseekers, Soleras, F3s, Georgetowns and the Legacy diesel pusher. Plus, we have toyhauler Sandstorms and XLRs.

We are committed to our customers and want them to know they are important to us.

We are located at 18605 SW Pacific Drive, Tualatin, OR 97062

Our website is; our phone number is 866-925-9620; and you can email us through our contact page.

J&S RV Services In Portland, Family-owned And -Operated RV Rentals, Repairs

J&S RV Services, Inc. is a family-owned and -operated RV business located in Southeast Portland. Owners Jeff and Sandy Schroll have the skills and customer service required to take care of you and your RV when you need it.  They also have RV rentals available for when you want to get away, including motor homes, travel trailers, and tent trailers.


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J&S RV Services, Inc. has qualified technicians and mechanics that are trained to exceed the customer’s standards and are assured to do the job correct the first time. We service and maintain: motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheel trailers, tent trailers, boat trailers, horse trailers, camper-vans, popup campers, toy haulers, and truck campers. We are a complete RV shop; we repair or install interior and exterior accessories or appliances.  We also can repair any body work, collision damage, or weather damage and handle all towing needs including: 5th wheel hitches, tow bars, and vehicle braking systems.


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Blind Webb Gives Hunters Ability To Brush Out Their Hides For ‘Almost Total Concealment’


Successful hunts require concealment, and with Blind Webb you can easily reduce the visibility of your blind using local foliage. Once installed you use local foliage to brush-out your blind and the result is almost total concealment.

You no longer need to pre-set your hunting blind days in advance to acclimate local game.  With Blind Webb you use local foliage to quickly and easily conceal your hunting blind.  You can set it up and use it the same day.

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Blind Webb is a heavy-duty stretch bungee “web” that stretches over most hub-style or spring-steel blinds or tent chairs.  It can be placed over the corners of the blind or stacked into the ground, helping to reduce wind flap.

It’s also a great way to extend the use of older blinds that have faded or damaged fabric.


Blind Webb weighs only 3 ½ pounds and comes with webbing clips and a net storage bag. Fits most blinds up to 60”x60” and 74”inches overall peak height.

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Maxxum Marine
(541) 686-3572

Powersports Unlimited
(503) 206-7490

Sigler’s Marine
(503) 492-7400

Sportcraft Marina
(503) 656-6484

Auburn Sports & Marine (
253) 833-1440

Rasmussen’s Marine Electric
(360) 671-2992

Performance Marine
(425) 258-9292

Master Marine Services
(360) 336-2176

Puget Marina
(360) 491-7388

Port Angeles Power Equipment
(360) 452-4652

Kitsap Marina
(360) 895-2193

BlueWater Yachts
(206) 282-4261

Verle’s Marine Center
(360) 426-0933

Spokane Valley Marine
(509) 926-9513

‘Unsurpassed Realism’ In Fishouflage’s New Camo Line For Anglers


Passion for the outdoors has always had an exclusive look. Camouflage. Until now, it’s always been about the hunt. Not anymore. Finally, fishermen have a series of camo patterns exclusively for them — not for cover or to conceal, but simply to be enjoyed.

Fishouflage patterns are designed using cutting-edge underwater photography, digital rendering, and the latest in high-definition imaging to achieve unsurpassed realism. Freshwater and saltwater aquatic habitats come to life, and the fish we love to catch are so vivid in the designs the patterns are patented.


Fishouflage is available worldwide on merchandise including clothing, tackle bags, rods, reels, and many other items in bass, walleye, crappie, redfish, musky and European carp patterns.

Fishouflage clothing is built with long-lasting, high-performing fabrics, engineered for comfort and freedom of movement, with great attention to all the details. We know you’ll love all our Fishouflage apparel.

Wear it proud!

Get 20% OFF plus free shipping! Use Coupon code: NWBASS through Dec. 31, 2013 (U.S. standard shipping only).

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Gibson Duck Blind Covers


Gibson Duck Blind Covers patent offers a versatile line of covers that can be made for any type of sunken or stand-up duck blind. The covers, made of light-weight steel tubing with powder-coating and Fast Grass material, are designed to be either permanent or temporary. GDBC come in 2,3,4,5, and 6 foot lengths.

They form a nearly complete horizontal canopy over the top of the blind when closed, but fall away easily with a gentle nudge when the hunter stands up to shoot. This gives the hunter a 360 degree view under the blind covers.

Quality construction and material facilitate their “flip-flop” movement. The blind covers also provide a bay-view opening under the main beam, so the hunter can see the birds working the decoys – without the ducks spotting the hunter. The covers conceal the blind exceptionally well from an areal view – a point that hunters often miss when they inspect a brushed-up blind from 30 yards out and 5 feet high. Several sizes and price configurations are offered.