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2020 Northwest Boat And Sportsmen’s Show Schedule

Northwest sportsmen have a full season of boat, RV, fishing and hunting shows to attend this winter, with an event or two scheduled nearly every weekend somewhere in our region between early January and late March, and even a couple afterwards.

Here is the lineup:

Jan. 8-12 Portland Boat Show, Expo Center, Portland; otshows.com

Jan. 16-19 Tacoma RV Show, Tacoma Dome, Tacoma; otshows.com

Jan. 17-19 Great Rockies Sport Show, MetraPark ExpoCenter, Billings; greatrockiesshow.com

Jan. 17-19 Tri-Cities Sportsmen Show, TRAC Center, Pasco; shuylerproductions.com

WALLEYE ARE AN INCREASINGLY POPULAR GAME FISH IN THE NORTHWEST AND WERE FEATURED IN A GIANT FISH TANK AT LAST WINTER’S O’LOUGHLIN TRADE SHOWS. (ANDY WALGAMOTT)

Jan. 22-26 Washington Sportsmen’s Show, Washington State Fair & Events Center, Puyallup; otshows.com

Jan. 24-Feb. 1 Seattle Boat Show, CenturyLink Field Event Center, South Lake Union, Seattle; seattleboatshow.com

Jan 31-Feb. 2 Eugene Boat & Sportsmen’s Show, Lane Events Center, Eugene; exposureshows.com

Feb. 3-15 Spokane Valley Boat Show at Elephant Boys 2019, Elephant Boys, Spokane Valley, spokanevalleyboatshow.com

SEATTLE BOAT SHOW-GOERS INSPECT WATERCRAFT AT A PAST EVENT. (SEATTLE BOAT SHOW)

Feb. 5-9 Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show, Expo Center, Portland; otshows.com

Feb. 5-9 Vancouver International Boat Show, BC Place, Granville Island; vancouverboatshow.ca

Feb. 14-16 Central Washington Sportsmen Show, SunDome, Yakima; shuylerproductions.com

Feb. 14-16 Douglas County Sportsmen’s & Outdoor Recreation Show, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg, Ore.; exposureshows.com

EXPERT SEMINAR SPEAKERS ARE A HALLMARK OF ALL SPORTSMEN’S AND BOAT SHOWS. (ANDY WALGAMOTT)

Feb. 14-16 Willamette Sportsman Show, Linn County Expo Center, Albany, Oregon; willamettesportsmanshow.com

Feb. 21-23 Jackson County Sportsmen’s & Outdoor Recreation Show, Jackson County Expo, Medford; exposureshows.com

Feb. 21-23 The Wenatchee Valley Sportsmen Show, Town Toyota Center, Wenatchee; shuylerproductions.com

Feb. 21-23 Victoria Boat and Fishing Show, Pearkes Recreation Centre at Tillicum Mall, Victoria, British Columbia; victoriaboatshow.com

Feb. 22-23 Saltwater Sportsmen’s Show, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem; saltwatersportsmensshow.com

ATTENDEES OF THE SALTWATER SPORTSMEN’S SHOW IN SALEM INSPECT SHELLFISHING EQUIPMENT AT THE TWO-DAY MID-FEBRUARY EVENT. (SALTWATER SPORTSMEN’S SHOW)

March 5-8 The Idaho Sportsman Show, Expo Idaho, Boise; idahosportsmanshow.com

March 6-8 BC Sportsmen’s Show, TRADEX, Abbotsford, British Columbia; bcboatandsportsmenshow.ca

March 12-15 Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show, Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Redmond; otshows.com

March 13-14 Northwest Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo, Linn County Expo Center, Albany; nwexpo.com

March 19-22 Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show, Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds, Spokane; bighornshow.com

A CHANCE TO GET YOUR LATEST BUCK OR BULL SCORED AS WELL AS DISPLAYS OF PAST TROPHIES AND STATE RECORDS ARE BIG DRAWS TO SPORTSMEN’S SHOWS. (ANDY WALGAMOTT)

May (dates yet to be determined) Mid-Columbia Boat & RV Show, Columbia Point Park & Marina, Richland, Washington; midcolumbiaboatshow.com

May 14-17 Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show, Port of Anacortes’ Cap Sante Marina, Anacortes, Washington; anacortesboatandyachtshow.com

Techron ® Protection Plus Marine Fuel System Treatment Receives “2019 Top Product” Award from Boating Industry Magazine

SAN RAMON, Calif. (May 1, 2019) — Leading marine business journal Boating Industry
magazine today recognized Techron ® Protection Plus Marine Fuel System Treatment with a
“2019 Top Products” award. Hand-picked by the editorial staff of Boating Industry from
among hundreds of nominations, this coveted award is bestowed annually to 50 products
that stand out for the innovation, uniqueness and benefits they bring to boaters and the
industry.

Products and services entered for consideration come from every segment of the
industry ranging from boats and engines to electronics, accessories, apps and more.
Following extended development and testing, Techron Marine was launched in August of
2018 as a comprehensive new fuel system treatment formulated specifically for gasoline-
powered boats.

It’s exclusive alcohol and emulsifier-free formula doesn’t contribute to water uptake and provides boaters with superior protection and performance, along with the
proven engine cleaning power of the Techron brand. Techron Marine also stabilizes fuel for up to 24 months, so the same treatment boaters use with every fill-up can provide extended protection during winter storage or other periods of non-use.

“Our extensive industry research identified gaps in the performance of the marine fuel
additives in the market compared to the standard of performance that is needed out of a
fuel additive — we developed our formula to exceed this standard,” said Joe DeFina,
Chevron’s Fuel Additives Global Brand Manager for Techron. “When you consider the
stressful engine run cycles, the harsh operating environment, E10 fuel and the intermittent use that is typical with boats, it was clear there was a need for a new, comprehensive solution.

The rapid market response to our company’s first marine-specific fuel treatment and the positive feedback we’ve already received from boating enthusiasts, the marine press and the industry has been very encouraging. We are extremely honored to receive this award from Boating Industry.”
Techron Marine is available for purchase at WestMarine and AutoZone stores nationwide
and on WestMarine.com, WestMarinePro.com, AutoZone.com,  AutoZonePro.com ,
Walmart.com and Amazon.com.

Lance Camper Announces Top Dealer Awards

Lancaster, CA – 4/18/2019 – Lancaster based Lance Camper Mfg. Corp. announces top dealer award results for the 2018 season. Results are based on retail sales of new Lance Ultra-Light Travel Trailers and Truck Campers. “Congratulations to all of our key dealer partners who achieved significant sales success last season. We look forward to another very strong year in 2019.” Stated Gary Conley, Lance Camper National Sales Manager.

Top Overall Dealer: ?Top Camper Dealer:?Top Trailer Dealer😕
Richard’s Boat Center – Lancaster, CAGalaxy Campers – Ontario, CATom’s Camperland – Mesa, AZ

Top Truck Camper Dealers:
Tom’s Camperland?- Mesa, AZ
Pro Trucks Plus – Livermore, CA
Richard’s Boat Center -?Lancaster, CA
Parkview Auto & Trailer – Smyrna, DE
Ocean Grove RV Sales – St. Augustine, FL
Pacific Travel Center – Tacoma, WA
Mattas Motors & Marine – Grand Junction, CO
Hill’s Auto & RVs – Yakima, WA
Toscano RV Center – Los Banos, CA

Top Travel Trailer Dealers😕
Tom’s Camperland – Mesa, AZ
Parris RV -?Murray, UT
Princess Craft – Round Rock, TX
North Country RV – Ham Lake, MN
Reeds Trailer Sales – Petaluma, CA
Clearview RV – Snohomish, WA
Lazy Days RV FL – Seffner, FL
Trailer Hitch RV – Nipomo, CA
Ketelsen Campers of Colorado -?Wheat Ridge, CO

Anacortes Boat And Yacht Show Set For May 16-19 At Cap Santé Marina

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE NORTHWEST MARINE TRADE ASSOCIATION AND ANACORTES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

After coming off a highly successful launch of the Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show in 2018, hopes are running high for the upcoming show on May 16-19 at the Port of Anacortes’ Cap Santé Marina that is projected to have more than 300 boats on display. The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) and Anacortes Chamber of Commerce have teamed up for this show set in one of region’s most popular boating areas.

AFTER ITS LAUNCH LAST SPRING, THE ANACORTES BOAT AND YACHT SHOW WILL RETURN TO THE CAP SANTE MARINA IN MID-MAY. (RON IBSEN)

“There is lots of strong energy from exhibitors as we head into the second annual Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show,” said Katie McPhail, the NMTA’s Boat Show Director. “I look forward to seeing how far we can grow in our second year. There is momentum for growth and a lot of potential!”

At the show attendees can soak in the sights of in-water and shore-side boats ranging from trailer-sized to premier yachts situated in the marina. Boats for sale include new and brokerage types in the water at the marina, and at nearby boatyards – Banana Belt Boats and Inside Passage Yacht Sales – located just south of the marina with free bus shuttle service. The huge 10,000-square foot shoreside tent will be filled with an array of boating accessories and electronics.

(RON IBSEN)

There will be a 50-percent Salmon for Soldiers’ ticket discount for active military and veterans during everyday of the show; and the Boat Show University at Cruiser’s College in the Marine Technology Center. Visitors can take part in the 50/50 Salmon for Soldiers’ Raffle that offer veterans fishing opportunities designed to help reduce stress while creating new relationships with others who love fishing.

In 2018, the show exceeded expectations with an attendance of 5,214 that included visitors from 15 different U.S. states as well as Canada and featured 287 boats on display set in the heart of a beautiful waterfront community and gem of all marinas.

(RON IBSEN)

“After last year’s successful show and the growing interest in boating, we’re excited about the upcoming event,” said Kelly Hawley, owner of Tom-n-Jerry’s Boat Center Inc. and Master Marine Boat Center Inc. in Mount Vernon. “The layout is much nicer than last year and will be much easier for potential buyers and current boat owners to navigate.”

Anacortes is conveniently situated between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia with more than 40 marine-related businesses to cover every boater’s wants and needs. Details: https://anacortesboatandyachtshow.com/.

(RON IBSEN)

Tickets

Cost is $10 for adults; $15 for unlimited pass; youth 17-and-under are free; 50-percent off for current military and veterans every day of show; and Yacht Club Members get in free on Thursday and Friday. E-tickets are on sale and include a 12-month subscription to Sea Magazine and/or Boating World.

Hotel, Shopping and Dining

Accommodations are available for all price ranges with several offering pristine views of the surrounding waters. Attendees who stay at participating hotels, motels, and bed and breakfast locales will receive one free ticket per adult guest per stay to the show. For details, go to https://anacortes.org/.

Things to do

There are many sights to see, places to shop and restaurants from casual to fine dining. The Anacortes Farmers Market happens on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors offer farmers produce, food and vibrant art plus live music. After the show, head over to Swinomish Casino & Lodge or take a hike and soak in sunset views at Mount Erie Park, the highest point on Fidalgo Island. Other activities include exploring nearby Washington Park and Deception Pass State Park; whale watching with local charter-boat businesses; having a picnic or strolling at Storvik Park or Seafarers Memorial Park; or viewing the Anacortes Mural Project on Commercial Avenue.

First Aid At Sea For Fishermen, Boaters Courses Coming To Seattle; Registration Open

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE

Captain Thomas Bliss of Northwest Response has teamed up with The Center For Wooden Boats in Seattle, Washington to bring three levels of First Aid, CPR/AED classes to the Wagner Education Center in 2019.

THREE FIRST-AID-AT-SEA COURSES ARE COMING TO SEATTLE’S WAGNER EDUCATION CENTER AT THE CENTER FOR WOODEN BOATS ON SOUTH LAKE UNION. (WAGNER CENTER)

Beginning March 2nd, 2019 kicks off the first of 8 (eight) classes to be held during the year. The first class is a hybrid Basic-Advanced First Aid, CPR/AED course designed specifically for the mariner, and recreational boater. This course runs about 8 hours, and will be offered quarterly depending on demand.  All courses are approved by The United States Coast Guard for OUPV – Master Mariner.  Additional Approvals include; Washington State L&I (Labor & Industry), and OSHA.  Certification are valid for two years.

In this course you will discover the assessment, care and treatment of “The Usual Suspects” plus a few more.

• Cardiac Events
• Respiratory Distress
• Brain Attacks (STROKE)
• Sudden Illness
• Diabetic Emergencies
• Environmentally caused
Heat & Cold Related
• Soft Tissue Injuries
• Injuries to bone’s & muscles
• Head Neck & Spine Injuries
• Burn Care
• Frostbite
• Drowning
• Shock
• Poisoning
• Electrocution
• Emergency Patient Moves
Medivac
• Telemedicine
• Hypothermia
• Hyperthermia….and more

 

Captain Bliss is a Licensed USCG Master Mariner who logs approximately 2800 hours a year in various safety training courses from BT (formerly BST), Emergency Medical Responder, complex SAR (Search and Rescue) training courses and Fast Rescue Boat OTW operations.

As a cold water survival expert; Thomas has traveled to the far reaches of the planet including the Beaufort Sea, 270 miles north of the arctic circle to teach cold water survival to seismic ship-board exploration crews.

Captain Bliss also works alongside Captain Jeffrey Sanders of The United States Maritime Academy for OUPV thru 100 Ton Masters Captains Licensing certification.

Captain Bliss recently completed essential shipboard Emergency Medical Response training to the crew of the newly christened 269′ National Geographic, Lindbald Expedition vessel “Venture.”

For the past twenty seven (27) years Captain Bliss has resided in the Maritime Community of Gig Harbor, Washington. He is a former Assistant Director for Fremont Maritime Services/India Tango where he specialized in Maritime Safety and Response Training, and continues to serve with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary as a COXSWAIN, and Flotilla Commander for the Bremerton Flotilla 4-5, and USCG AUX Gig Harbor Detachment Leader. He also served as a Flotilla Staff Officer in Communications (SO-CS) in the 13th Coast Guard District.

Thomas dedicates his time to educate professional mariners, and recreational boaters. Founder of Northwest Response, Medical Training Enterprise, and Northwest First Aid; event stand-by EMS providing care and medical coverage to thousands of event patrons from marathons to music festivals, and private corporate events.

Courses run from 4 to 8 hours

Advanced: 8.5 hours
Basic FA: 4.5 hours

Blended Learning: Two (2) hours home study +two (2) hours for in-person practical sign-offs.

Course fees range from: $65 – $140
Early Registration can save up to $40 per person
Blended Learning Classes require a minimum of 7 day advanced registration

Full Schedule for the Wagner Education Center:
https://www.northwestresponse.com/firstaid-classes-the-center-for-wooden-boats/

Canine Cargo Carrier: The Next Generation in Dog Transportation

After years of experience in building, buying and transporting with just about every type of dog trailer out there, Get My Point, LLC has developed a break-through in dog transportation.

Whether you have show dogs, rescue dogs, hunting dogs, sled dogs, police/military dogs or you are a dog transportation company, we have a trailer for you. Our trailers are designed around our Honeycomb Dog Pods, one of the safest dog boxes on the market today.

Each pod can be put in or taken out of the trailer for versatility like no other dog trailer on the market. The most popular size, the 3-dog Honeycomb Dog Pod, can give you a 6-, 9- or 12-dog trailer in a trailer body less than 10 feet long. If the trailer is made 11 inches taller, it will hold 4 pods of 5 dogs each and have a trailer that carries 20 dogs in a trailer body 10 feet long.

This still allows you to take a pod of 3 out and put it in the back of any half-ton vehicle for short trips and then put it back in the trailer when you need more dogs transported. All with plenty of storage, water and custom features that are not available elsewhere.

The top priority in our tandem, torsion axle, steel roll-bar cage design is safety. Creating a very secure structure for your dogs is our goal.

Each trailer is fully insulated and has a ventilation system that creates a draft-free and dust-free environment, unlike conventional dog trailers that put your dogs in drafty, dusty and vehicle
exhaust-filled conditions because they ventilate through the dog box.

Our one-piece polyethylene roto mold Honeycomb Dog Boxes provide protection from extreme heat, cold, road noise, as well as vibration. Our Canine Cargo Carriers have their own 12-volt battery system that runs the ventilation system so dogs can be left behind in a safe, secure environment.

Dogs are unique in the fact that they ride with their head on the floor. Imagine yourself being in an aluminum or stainless steel box driving down the interstate with a ventilation system that blows through your dog box while your head vibrates on the floor. If you did, you would not put your dog in that situation.

Another feature of our Canine Cargo Carrier that no other dog trailer has is our ramps that drop down and work like a table to assist you in handling your dog.

From our secure bulldog hitch to our heavy-duty rear bumper, we offer the most complete dog transportation system available today. Visit getmypointllc.com for more information.




Mack’s Lure Adds Scent-dispersing Inline ‘ScentFlash’ Flasher To Lineup

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM MACK’S LURE

Mack’s Lure, Inc., manufacturer of the popular Sling Blade, Double D Dodger and Flash Lite Troll, has added to their extensive line of dodgers and attractors with the ScentFlash UV Triangle Flasher. This one-of-a-kind 8” in-line spinning flasher features a patented scent release system that is sure to be a game changer in the salmon, trout and kokanee fishing markets.

MACK’S LURE’S BOB LOOMIS DETAILS THE NEW SCENTFLASH, WHICH COMBINES A 360-DEGREE INLINE FLASHER WITH THE ABILITY TO LOAD THE DEVICE WITH SCENT PRODUCTS. (MACK’S LURE)

“We’re very excited to release yet another innovative product,” Mack’s Lure President Bob Schmidt said. “The ScentFlash has been extensively field tested and is guide-proven to help attract and catch more fish.”

THE SCENTFLASH COMES IN SIX DIFFERENT COLOR COMBO PATTERS. (MACK’S LURE)

The ScentFlash is easy to use. Simply un-snap the lid on the flasher, apply scent to the premium pad, and snap back into place. The ScentFlash will then release scent through the water as is rotates, attracting fish with incredible flash and a trail of scent.

BY DEPRESSING TWO “DOGEARS,” THE HALVES OF THE FLASHER COME APART. THE PRODUCT COMES WITH A SCENT PAD, WHICH ARE ALSO SOLD SEPARATELY. (MACK’S LURE)

“Not only does this 360-degree attractor come in high UV body colors, as well as high UV tapes to attract fish, but it can also be filled up with scent, which is a must-have for today’s angler,” Sales & Marketing Director Bob Loomis said. “Unlike any other attractor, you can fill the scent pad with scented oils or gels — or load the cavity with scented tuna, herring or anchovy filets. Whatever your preferred scent is, the ScentFlash will hold it, then disperse it while trolling to catch more fish.”

ANOTHER OPTION WITH THE SCENTFLASH IS TO ADD TUNA TO THE SCENT CHAMBER. (MACK’S LURE)

The ScentFlash is available in two high UV body colors — Chartreuse UV and Clear UV — with six high UV color options to fit your needs. Each ScentFlash includes one (1) premium ScentFlash Pad, designed specifically to hold and disperse scent throughout the water. These premium pads can be cleaned and re-used for multiple uses, though they’re also sold separately as a four-pack.

DYE SHOWS SCENT DISPERSING FROM THE SCENTFLASH. (MACK’S LURE)

Considering Adding An E-Bike To Your Hunting, Fishing Arsenal?

THE FOLLOWING MATERIAL HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY RAD POWER BIKES

By Dan Nelson, Customer Experience Specialist at Rad Power Bikes of Seattle

While much of the use of electric bicycles is geared towards changing the game in urban transportation, we’ve found that there are plenty of uses for those among us looking to get off the beaten path.

E-BIKES CAN PROVIDE NORTHWEST HUNTERS AND ANGLERS FASTER ACCESS BEHIND LOCKED GATES, BUT DO CHECK WITH LANDOWNERS FOR THEIR POLICIES AS THEY VARY BY OWNERSHIP AND JURISDICTION, EVEN BETWEEN WILDLIFE AREAS IN WASHINGTON’S CASE. (RAD POWER BIKES)

Whether you’re interested in nature, an RVer looking for an alternative to a bulky tow-behind, or a hunter or angler needing assistance in getting to your secluded spot, there are countless outdoor enthusiasts that can expand and revolutionize their experiences by adding an electric bicycle to their arsenal of outdoor equipment.

Background on Ebikes The electric bicycle industry has seen a rapid expansion recently because ebikes amplify the benefits of a standard pedal bicycle by also offering the assistance of a powerful, quiet, and efficient electric motor, without significant drawbacks.

Federal regulations allow an electric bicycle to be classified as a traditional bicycle rather than a motorized vehicle as long as its motor is under 750 watts and its assisted speed does not exceed 20 mph, allowing them to be used in many of the same places as standard bicycles.

The addition of a powerful and easy to use motor allows riders to not only breeze up hills, but also to extend their rides further to areas that may otherwise be inaccessible with other alternative modes of transportation.

Motor technologies have been improving significantly, which is great for people riding in the outdoors as they are likely to be pushing them to the limits more often than riders on pavement.

The most common types of motors on ebikes are either rear hub mounted motors, which offer the greatest ease of use and maintenance, and mid-drive motors, which are harder to use and require more maintenance but offer greater efficiency and power.

The options for motor assistance are typically in the form of a throttle, which will fully engage the motor with a twist or the press of a button, or varying levels of pedal assist, which allow the rider to cycle through levels based on how much effort they’re looking to put in.

All of our models are outfitted with a twist throttle and five levels of pedal assistance. This gives all the power to the rider, whether they’re looking to zip up and down the beach with the throttle alone, or they’re instead using the motor to compliment their own pedaling to go for a long ride through the woods on the path less traveled.

Hunters & Anglers The ability to get themselves and their gear through the woods quickly, quietly, and with as little effort as possible, are all very important and luckily, also areas that ebikes excel at.

Most ebikes max out at 20 mph assisted speed, to conform with federal regulations, so doing scouting runs or getting to and from hunting stands and fishing holes can be done much more quickly than on foot.

These speedy passages are also quite stealthy due to the quiet nature of electric motors, which will help hunters avoid frightening wildlife or giving them knowledge of their presence.

A further benefit to help decrease their chance of being noticed is the lack of a scented trail left both by your walking and continued presence. The rubber tires of an ebike leave much less of a human footprint than walking and the lack of effort required will also save you from sweating, further assisting in blending in.

While there are other options that offer similar benefits, ebikes may have a leg up by their regulatory classification being that of a bicycle under federal regulations, meaning that they may be usable in many places where comparable alternatives aren’t allowed to go.

Legality This leads to a difficult topic that has been evolving regarding electric bikes, where should they be allowed?

While the laws pertaining to electric bike legality in cities, on roads, and on bike paths, have been more and more finely tuned recently, whether or not electric bikes are allowed or should be allowed in parks wilderness, and recreation areas that prohibit motorized vehicles is a topic of debate. These rules are rather convoluted and far from all encompassing, so it is highly recommended to check with your local authorities themselves to get their perspective.

The argument is typically centered around congestion and the increased wear and tear that electric bikes would offer trails. Perhaps it is wishful thinking but an alternate perspective is that increasing the number of people that are able to enjoy the outdoors, and in turn creating more stewards of nature, could play an important role in helping to preserve our natural spaces. This could potentially lead to greater advocacy and funding by people whom would otherwise be indifferent.

Conclusion Electric bikes are a great option to help experience the outdoors in a whole new way!

Rad Power Bikes is filled with outdoor lovers, myself included being raised by park rangers turned scientists, so finding ways to help others experience the wonders that the outdoors have to offer, and creating more stewards for mother nature, is something that we take a lot of pride in.

Check out the community photos collection on our website to see what you’re missing, or share your own so that your favorite spot can be appreciated by others as well. Whether you’re a seasoned outdoorsmen or somebody that rarely leaves the pavement, we’d love to see where ebikes take you!

Note: Seattle-based Rad Power Bikes is offering between $300 and $400 off their 2018 ebike models this holiday season.

The sale will launch on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday at their Ballard and Vancouver, B.C. showrooms, then take place nationally online on Cyber Monday.

Because Rad Power Bikes already has wholesale prices through their consumer-direct approach, this is their only sale of the year.

Stores open at 9am PT on Black Friday, and the following Saturday and Sunday. For Cyber Monday, purchase at www.radpowerbikes.com starting at 12:01am PT. For updates, visit: https://www.radpowerbikes.com/pages/black-friday-cyber-monday

 

2019 Northwest Sportsmen’s And Boat Show Schedule

Get your phone calendar out, Northwest hunters, anglers, fishing guides, jet sled dealers, backcountry outfitters, lodges, and scone merchants, the 2019 sportsmen’s and boat show season is just around the corner.

More than two dozen events will be held everywhere from Medford to Spokane, Seattle to Boise and points beyond in the new year.

SEATTLE BOAT SHOW GOERS PROWL THE AISLES AT THE CENTURYLINK FIELD EVENT CENTER. (SEATTLE BOAT SHOW)

They’re put on by a number of promoters, including the Northwest Marine Trade Association, O’Loughlin Trade Shows and Shuyler Productions, among others, and promise to put the latest and greatest, show favorites and more in front of eager steelheaders, deer hunters and others.

One of the most interesting new displays might just be “Walleye Alley.”

WALLEYE ARE AN INCREASINGLY POPULAR GAME FISH IN THE NORTHWEST AND WILL BE FEATURED IN A GIANT FISH TANK AT THREE UPCOMING SPORTSMEN’S SHOWS. (ERIC ENGBRETSON, USFWS, VIA FLICKR, CC 2.0)

“We’ll have a large warmwater tank with walleye and a number of pro’s sharing how to catch them,” says O’Loughlin’s Trey Carskadon. “This show feature will be complete with tackle to purchase, maps and areas/locations to fish. We expect this to be a big deal and well-received given some of the challenges facing our regional salmon and steelhead stocks.”

Speaking of challenges with salmon, their Kokanee Tank is on hiatus after some of this year’s fish spawned and the others died, but Carskadon says it should be back for 2020 with a new crop of kokes and a tank better suited to the species’ needs.

He says there will also be a new “Kakak Pavilion” at the Washington Sportsmen’s Show, and — Jason Bauer, you’ve died and gone to heaven — top barbecue experts from around the U.S. competing in a cooking competition.

As for other shows, here are dates, venues, locations and links to learn more about what will be on hand this winter across the Northwest:

Jan. 9-13 Portland Boat Show, Expo Center, Portland; otshows.com

Jan. 11-13 Great Rockies Sport Show, Gallatin County Fairgrounds, Bozeman; greatrockiesshow.com

Jan. 17-20 Tacoma RV Show, Tacoma Dome, Tacoma; otshows.com

Jan. 18-20 Great Rockies Sport Show, MetraPark ExpoCenter, Billings; greatrockiesshow.com

Jan. 18-20 Tri-Cities Sportsmen Show, TRAC Center, Pasco; shuylerproductions.com

Jan. 23-27 Washington Sportsmen’s Show, Washington State Fair & Events Center, Puyallup; otshows.com

Jan. 25-Feb. 2 Seattle Boat Show, CenturyLink Field Event Center, South Lake Union, Bell Harbor, Seattle; seattleboatshow.com

Jan. 26-Feb. 16 Spokane Valley Boat Show at Elephant Boys 2019, Elephant Boys, Spokane Valley, spokanevalleyboatshow.com

Feb. 1-3 Eugene Boat & Sportsmen’s Show, Lane Events Center, Eugene; exposureshows.com

Feb. 6-10 Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show, Expo Center, Portland; otshows.com

Feb. 6-10 Vancouver International Boat Show, BC Place, Granville Island; vancouverboatshow.ca

Feb. 15-17 Central Washington Sportsmen Show, SunDome, Yakima; shuylerproductions.com

Feb. 15-17 Douglas County Sportsmen’s & Outdoor Recreation Show, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg, Ore.; exposureshows.com

Feb. 15-17 Willamette Sportsman Show, Linn County Expo Center, Albany, Oregon; willamettesportsmanshow.com

Feb. 22-24 Great Rockies Sport Show, Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds, Helena; greatrockiesshow.com

Feb. 22-24 Jackson County Sportsmen’s & Outdoor Recreation Show, Jackson County Expo, Medford; exposureshows.com

Feb. 22-24 The Wenatchee Valley Sportsmen Show, Town Toyota Center, Wenatchee; shuylerproductions.com

Feb. 22-24 Victoria Boat and Fishing Show, Eagle Ridge Arena, Victoria, British Columbia; victoriaboatshow.com

Feb. 23-24 Saltwater Sportsmen’s Show, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem; saltwatersportsmensshow.com

Feb. 28-March 3 Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show, Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Redmond; otshows.com

Feb. 28-March 3 The Idaho Sportsman Show, Expo Idaho, Boise; idahosportsmanshow.com

March 1-3 BC Sportsmen’s Show, TRADEX, Abbotsford; bcboatandsportsmenshow.ca

March 8-9 Northwest Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo, Linn County Expo Center, Albany; nwexpo.com

March 21-24 Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show, Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds, Spokane; bighornshow.com

May 2-5 Mid-Columbia Boat Show, Columbia Point Park & Marina, Richland, Washington; midcolumbiaboatshow.com

May 16-19 Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show, Port of Anacortes’ Cap Sante Marina, Anacortes, Washington; anacortesboatandyachtshow.com

Vortex HD Binoculars & Spotting Scope

Vortex ® drops an optics hammer with their all-new Viper HD Binoculars
Viper ® HD Binoculars: If seeing is believing, you’re about to believe. The all new Viper HD binoculars are an optical
masterpiece, giving hunters, shooters and outdoor enthusiasts a premium option without the premium price tag.

The HD optical system delivers stunning resolution, color fidelity and edge-to-edge clarity. Lenses fully-multicoated with
XR™ antireflective coatings provide critical low light performance – turning waning light into game-spotting
opportunity. A super-wide field of view promotes fast subject acquisition and more efficient glassing.
Exterior lenses are protected by ArmorTek® – an ultrahard, scratch-resistant fluorine compound that repels oil, dirt and the
corrosive salts of fingerprints.
The smooth center-focus wheel dials in your image for sharp viewing. Soft and comfortable twist-up eyecups are perfect for
extended glassing and provide customized eye-relief for the viewer.
A short-hinge design and rubber armoring with perfectly-placed thumb detents makes the new Viper HD’s a dream to hold,
protects against impacts and ensures solid purchase – no matter the weather conditions. 100-percent waterproof, fogproof
(purged with Argon gas), dustproof and shockproof construction.
From a physical size and weight perspective, they are one of the lightest, most compact, full-size binos on the market – a
noteworthy attribute when gear consideration can be measured in grams.
Includes GlassPak™ chest harness – keeping your binos at the ready while providing comfortable, protected, strain-free,
all-day carry.
And like all Vortex products, the all-new Viper HD Binoculars are covered by Vortex’s legendary, lifetime, unconditional,
no-fault, transferable, VIP Warranty.
Available:
8X42 (MSRP $639.99)
10X42 (MSRP $649.99)
10X50 (MSRP $729.99)
12X50 (MSRP $739.99)

Viper ® HD Spotting Scopes: A high-end spotter, without the high-end price tag, the new-for-2018 Viper HD

spotting Scope Series stands poised to dominate as a best-in-class-optic. Packed with features and incredible
optical performance, hunters and shooters are sure to appreciate, these spotters bring far off subjects in for a
closer look – and do so with impressive clarity, resolution and color fidelity.
The HD optical system coupled with lenses fully multi-coated with XR coatings, delivers stunning image
quality and low light performance. Exterior lenses are protected by ArmorTek – an ultra-hard, scratch-resistant
fluorine compound that repels oil, dirt and the corrosive salts of fingerprints.
The ultrasmooth, fluid, and sleek helical-style focus, dials in your image for ultrasharp viewing, as well as keeps
the spotter’s profile trim for ultimate packability. A utilitarian feature, the large surface area of the helical focus
is easy to find and operate – even when wearing gloves. The twist up eyecup on the included eyepiece ensures
customized eye-relief for the viewer.
Adjustable collar allows the spotter to rotate for comfortable, versatile, multiangle viewing. Rubber armoring
protects the spotter from impacts and delivers unfaltering in-the-filed durability.100-percent waterproof,
fogproof (purged with argon gas), dustproof and shockproof construction.
And like all Vortex products, the all-new Viper HD Spotting Scopes are covered by Vortex’s legendary,
lifetime, unconditional, no-fault, transferable, VIP Warranty.
Available:
20-60×85 Angled (MSRP $1099.99)
15-45×65 Angled (MSRP $849.99)
20-60×85 Straight (MSRP $1099.99)
15-45×65 Straight (MSRP $849.99)
About Vortex Optics: American, family, and veteran-owned, Wisconsin-based Vortex Optics designs, engineers, produces and
distributes a complete line of premium binoculars, riflescopes, spotting scopes, tripods and related accessories. Dedicated to exceptional quality, value and unrivaled customer service, Vortex backs its products with its unconditional, transferable, lifetime VIP-warranty. Built
on more than 20 years of experience in the optics industry, Vortex is rapidly emerging as a leading brand in the optics market.

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