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Mattracks Goes Back To The Movies

Mattracks, the original and No. 1 manufacturer of rubber track conversions, is no stranger to the Motion Picture industry.  Since its “inception” 25 years ago, Mattracks has been involved in many motion pictures, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera.   In 2003, Mattracks was called on to build the base for the T1 Robot in Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines.   Several smaller pictures followed that incorporated Mattracks in some capacity, and then in 2010 they were featured on a HMMWV in the blockbuster Inception starring Leonardo DiCaprio.  In 2015, Mattracks provided tracks for a camera truck in order to get extremely difficult mountain shots in the James Bond installment, Spectre.

Now, in 2017, Mattracks will be featured in the eighth installment of the massively successful Fast and the Furious franchise dubbed The Fate of the Furious.  Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Luke Hobbs will be driving a Dodge Ram with Mattracks 150M1A2-SAs.  “When it’s time to save the world in the snow, Hobbs becomes the Abominable Iceman in his ICE RAM,” writes Johnson on Twitter last summer.   Fate of the Furious opens April 14 worldwide.

Mattracks is located in Karlstan, Minnesota, and manufactures over 100 different models of Rubber Track Conversion systems.  These systems are found on ATVs, UTVs, trucks, tractors, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, and military vehicles.  Mattracks also designs many systems for custom applications servicing many different industries including the film industry.

Additional information is available by contacting Mattracks, Inc. at 218-683-9800, 877-436-7800 (toll-free US & Canada) or 218-436-7000. Visit us online at mattracks.com, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube or email us at sales@mattracks.com.

ARSC announces Costa Rica expansion!

Merry and I would like to officially announce that we are the new owners of the Sportfishing operation Pelagic Pursuits Costa Rica and the 31′ Luhrs Go Fish.  The boat is located at the world renowned Los Suenos Marina and Resort near Jaco, Costa Rica on the central pacific coast.
We now offer Offshore fishing for Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Stripe Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, and Wahoo. If Inshore fishing is your game then you’ll love the Rooster fish, Cubera, Grouper, Jacks, Snook, and Tarpon.
Together with Captain Randall, mates Luis and Abrancy, we plan to offer our clients, friends, and family the same quality of experience we’re known for in the PNW! You can also expect to see and use the best products from Okuma, Raymarine, Tuf-line, P-line, and more.
Dedicated to customer service, reliable charter boats, friendly crew, and CATCHING FISH, we plan to bring our charter fishing experience to the table in Costa Rica!
Getting there is easy!  Most major airlines (including Alaska Airlines) fly to San Jose International Airport (SJO).  From there the drive SW to the Jaco area is less than 90 minutes on modern highways.  Rental cars are inexpensive as are transfers if you prefer not to rent a car.  Transfers, lodging and fishing can all be reserved through Merry or myself.
What about All Rivers & Saltwater Charters???  Everything will be business as usual at ARSC with plans only to continue and improve our 13 year charter service in Washington State!  Merry and I will be in Washington State May-October, managing ARSC on the ground, and travel back and forth every other month to Costa Rica November-April.  We will always be available via email, and phone 365 days a year.

Take a look at this HD Video of one of our Offshore fishing trips!

The Go Fish!

Over the next year the Go Fish will get quite a make-over.  To name just a few things on the list:

  • – Install the full compliment of Raymarine Electronics, including high power CHIRP Sonar, and a large display.
  • – Outfit the boat with new Okuma fishing rods & reels, and many other cutting edge products.
  • – Re-upholster the cockpit bolsters, tower seat cushions, and client seating area.
  • – Have on-hand mission critical back-up parts that will reduce down time when break-downs occur.
 

Pricing:

  • Year-Round, Full-Day Offshore or Inshore…$1350, 4 ppl, $50 add’l for a fifth person, 5 max.
  • Year-Round, Half-Day Inshore…$1150, 4 ppl, $50 add’l for a fifth person, 5 max.
  • Full-Day Tortuga Island, no fishing, $1150, 4 ppl, $50 add’l passengers, 6 max.
  • Half-Day, Tortuga Island, no fishing, $1050, 4 ppl, $50 add’l passengers, 6 max.
  • Sunset Cruise, $300 (max 6 passengers)
  • *Peak Season Charter, December 24thJanuary 4th, Add $100 per trip. 
  • *Don’t forget fishing licenses (purchased at the dock for $), and gratuities for crew, 20% is customary and the guys really work for you to earn it.
“We look forward to getting you out fishing again!”
Mark & Merry Coleman – Pelagic Pursuits Costa Rica
“Go Fish”, Los Suenos Marina, Slip 12, Herradura, Puntarenas, CR
+506-4001-8430 (CR) (Let it ring)
info@pelagicpursuitscr.com (We respond FAST!)

Tactical Tailor’s Rise to Success

From the mind of Logan D Coffey, Tactical Tailor was founded in 2008. The legacy continues to live on through his brother Justin, after his tragic death in a car accident. Here’s a brief history of Logan and his company.

In late 1991, Logan went straight from highschool to the US Army Infantry. Even in the first week of training, he could see that the army-issued gear was uncomfortable and impractical, and found that the gear issued was virtually the same as it had been back in the Vietnam War. He made it his personal mission to modify and improve that gear.

Within a few years, Logan had a veritable collection of industrial sewing machine parts and fabrics, and he had become the guy to go to for fixing up or modifying military gear.

At the end of his second enlistment, he decided it was time to leave and make his modification business his full-time job. In 1998, Tactical Tailor began in a two-bedroom house and a few-thousand-dollar loan. He was able to repay it in only six months.

In time the work grew out of its two-bedroom grass roots, but didn’t quite make enough for him to afford both a warehouse and a home, so he built a room to sleep in within his warehouse.
He hired ex-military and retired military and military spouses to sew as his business grew, and he expanded again in 2002, then once more in 2005.

Now his work is known to military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan, and he’s even been invited to the Pentagon several times.

The company motto is simple. “Do what’s right because it’s right.” That includes being made in the USA, for those who defend the USA, making quality gear and providing quality jobs.

Posted with permission from Tactical Tailor.

Atlas-Mike’s Rolls Out New Bait Products

Atlas-Mike’s, makers of scent and other fishing products, has rolled out a series of new bait brines, cures, dyes and more for steelhead, salmon and trout anglers.

Here are more details:

BRITE & TIGHT BAIT BRIGHTENER 

  • UV Enhanced!
  • Adds Intense Shine to your Baits Instantly!
  • Catch More Fish!

UV enhanced, Atlas-Mike’s Brite & Tight Bait Brightener adds intense shine to your fresh baits and helps rejuvenate old or frozen baits. Bait Brightener works great on herring, sardines, anchovies, shad, minnows, alewife, eggs, prawns, etc.

19020-BRITE & TIGHT BAIT BRIGHTENER 4.0 oz. Bottle 12 ea./Case UPC 043171190200

BRITE & TIGHT BAIT BRINE

Preserves natural qualities and tightens bait scales!

  • Baits will look fresh, healthy and attractive to fish!
  • Toughens bait; stays on longer!
  • Revitalizes old or frozen baits!

Atlas-Mike’s Brite & Tight Bait Brine infuses your baits with powerful amino acids that magnify the smell and flavor of your baits – triggering more strikes! Preparing your fresh or frozen baits with our Special Formula Bait Brine is easy and effective! Excellent on herring, sardines, minnows, alewife, shrimp, prawns, chicken livers, etc…effective for all kinds of baits. Great cured baits every time.

18120 – BRITE & TIGHT BAIT BRINE 20 oz. Jar 6 ea./Case UPC 043171181208

ATLAS-MIKE’S BORAX CURE

  • Cure Single Eggs or Egg Skeins!
  • Easy and Effective!
  • Special Formula that Locks in Fish Attracting Scents!

Atlas-Mike’s Borax Cure is great for curing eggs or egg skeins! Our special formula locks in fish attracting scents and creates eggs and clusters that milk in the water, improving your catch every time! Remember, the more cure, the drier your eggs! Great cured baits every time, so cure it right with Atlas-Mike’s Bait Cures and Catch More Fish!

 

65001 – ATLAS-MIKE’S BORAX CURE 24 oz. Jar 6 ea./Case UPC 043171650018

65041 – ATLAS-MIKE’S BORAX CURE 3 lb. Bag 4 ea./Case UPC 043171650414

ATLAS-MIKE’S ROCK SALT

  • Great for brining all types of bait!
  • Non-Iodized!
  • Perfect for Brining or Salting Baits!

Atlas-Mike’s Rock Salt is excellent on prawns, shrimp, herring, sardines, alewife, minnows, shiners, anchovies, chicken liver, etc…effective for all kinds of baits. Great cured baits every time!

 

18132 – ATLAS-MIKE’S ROCK SALT 32 oz. Jar 6 ea./Case UPC 043171181321

18140 – ATLAS-MIKE’S ROCK SALT 4 lb. Bag 4 ea./Case UPC 043171181406

ATLAS-MIKE’S SODIUM NITRITE

  • Technical Grade 99% Pure!
  • Cure Egg Skeins or Single Eggs!
  • Easy and Effective!

Atlas-Mike’s Sodium Nitrite is an anti-mold ingredient that works well in egg cures. Sets a deep natural reddish color into non-dyed salted eggs. Very effective in Shrimp and Prawn cures. Great cured baits every time, so cure it right with Atlas-Mike’s Bait Cures!

17132-ATLAS-MIKE’S SODIUM NITRITE 32 oz. Jar 6 ea./Case UPC 043171171322

ATLAS-MIKE’S SODIUM SULFITE

  • Technical Grade 99% Pure!
  • Cure Egg Skeins or Single Eggs!
  • Easy and Effective!

Atlas-Mike’s Sodium Sulfite is an excellent preservative that works well on salmon, trout, and steelhead eggs. It helps produce a heavy milking action egg. Especially effective for use in salmon cures. Great cured baits every time, so cure it right with Atlas-Mike’s Bait Cures and Catch More Fish!

16132-ATLAS-MIKE’S SODIUM SULFITE 32 oz. Jar 6 ea./Case UPC 043171161323

BRITE & TIGHT SUPER DYE

  • Bright Vibrant Colors!
  • Super Concentrated…won’t wash off!
  • UV Enhanced for greater visibility!

Atlas-Mike’s Brite & Tight Super Dye works great for most natural baits…herring, sardines, minnows, alewife, eggs, prawns, shrimp, anchovies, etc… Every angler is looking for an advantage. Spice up your baits with Brite & Tight Super Dye. Just add to your favorite bait cures or directly to bait…easy and effective. Available in four great fish catching colors: Hot Pink, Flame Red, Fl. Chartreuse and Vivid Blue.

 

19005-HOT PINK – BRITE & TIGHT SUPER DYE 4.0 oz. Bottle 12 ea./Case UPC 043171190057

19006-FLAME RED – BRITE & TIGHT SUPER DYE 4.0 oz. Bottle 12 ea./Case UPC 043171190064

19007-CHARTREUSE – BRITE & TIGHT SUPER DYE 4.0 oz. Bottle 12 ea./Case UPC 043171190071

19009-VIVID BLUE – BRITE & TIGHT SUPER DYE 4.0 oz. Bottle 12 ea./Case UPC 043171190095

ABOUT ATLAS-MIKE’S BAIT, INC.

Trout, Salmon and Steelhead anglers have been counting on Atlas-Mike’s to help fill their stringers for years. Atlas-Mike’s Bait, Inc. has been field testing, developing and marketing quality products to fishermen for over 80 years and are still going strong! Salmon eggs, floating trout baits, marshmallow baits, fish attractants, bait cures, and salmon/steelhead accessories have long been a part of their product line up. In addition to all the tried and true products, check out all the new items too. Every angler is looking for an edge; tip the odds in your favor with Atlas-Mike’s!

 

 

New 5.56 Suppressor by Yankee Hill Machine

turbo-rifle-backSilencing the Competition with the new TURBO sound suppressor by YHM Yankee Hill Machine is proud to announce the release of the TURBO, the all new 5.56 suppressor. It was designed to meet the increasing demand for a quiet, yet lightweight sound suppressor that won’t break the bank. As the current state of the suppressor industry grows and evolves, the demand for a high-tech, cost effective suppressor becomes more apparent.

Since we first began milling out handguards as a firearms manufacturer, YHM has built a strong reputation on producing the highest quality products for the everyday shooter that doesn’t have access to an unlimited budget. The same YHM commitment lives on, bringing the modern suppressed shooter a superior product at an attainable price point.turbo-vert

The TURBO utilizes a tubeless design made from heat treated 17-4 stainless steel along with a heat treated 718 Inconel blast baffle. The combination of these materials allows the suppressor to be full auto rated and designed for rigorous use. The overall length measures 6.5” with a 1.5625” diameter -all while weighing in at a surprising 13.5 oz. Having an average sound pressure level of 134dB on a 14.5” AR shooting 55 grain ammo, the TURBO is well within the hearing safe threshold of 140 dB. Built with the same care, quality, and attention to detail that has defined the YHM brand for generations.

With an MSRP of $489 (which includes a Q.D. brake) the TURBO was created to supply the modern suppressor community with a full-featured suppressor at an affordable price.

Learn more at YHM.net

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Levi Morgan Back at Mathews

Ten-time Shooter of the Year, Levi Morgan, returns to Mathews’ Pro Staff more confident than ever.

levi-morgan“When you’re competing at this level, consistency is everything. I need to go into every tournament knowing my bow will hold its tune.” says Morgan. “That’s what I had with Mathews for 15 years. They make the best tuning, most accurate bows in the world.”

Born and raised in Rosman, North Carolina, Morgan began competing in archery tournaments at age six. Since first signing with Mathews at age 18, he has become one of the most decorated archers of all-time. His long list of accomplishments includes 8 World Championships, 40 National Championships, 10 Shooter of the Years, 3 Triple Crowns, and 10 World Records.

“I was super impressed with Mathews’ new target bows,” says Morgan, “I shot perfect scores on my first three rounds shooting the new TRX, which has made me more confident than ever going into this season.”

Morgan, and his wife Samantha, return to Mathews’ dominant Pro Staff just one month after 5 time World Cup Champion, Jesse Broadwater, also joined the team shooting the new TRX.

“Levi Morgan is the best 3D shooter of this century and we’re excited to have him back,” says Mathews Pro Staff Manager, Derek Phillips. “I think it speaks volumes to what we have created for our new target line. It’s catching a lot of attention from the best competitors in target archery.” The Morgans also return to Mathews’ Hunting Pro Staff, hosting the Sportsman Channel’s show, “Name the Game”.

On the hunting side, Morgan is shooting the new Halon 32, while Samantha is shooting the 2017 AVAIL, Mathews’ all-new women’s bow.

Follow Levi, Samantha and the rest of Team Mathews through the 2017 tournament season on Mathew’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About Mathews Archery

Mathews Archery has been committed to elevating the archery experience for over 25 years. All Mathews bows are designed and built in Sparta, Wisconsin, U.S.A. and distributed through independent retailers around the world. Experience the full line of premier target and hunting bows at mathewsinc.com.

Leaders Of The ‘Pac’

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An interview with Sam Kolb of Bullpacs hunting packs.

By Steve Joseph

Steve Joseph How did Bull Pacs get its start?

Sam Kolb About 20 years ago, some elk hunters out of Lewiston, Idaho, packed out an elk on some rickety old aluminum pack frames and swore there had to be better equipment out there for the job. Their search left them empty-handed, and since they ran a machine shop they decided they’d make their own. After several years and countless hours, they finally fine-tuned a frame that was super strong, pretty lightweight and much more comfortable for those long packs out of the mountains loaded with elk.

Though they weren’t really interested in making that part of their machine shop production, they had the production aspect all figured out. Their mother, Janice, moved back to Lewiston and was looking for work when the business idea was born; the shop would manufacture Bull Pacs and Janice began sewing the components, assembling packs and shipping orders. In 2014, Janice decided she wanted to retire from pack production, and after months of training and passing of the baton, our family moved Bull Pacs to Vancouver, Wash., where we have continued with pack production and started working on new accessories and ideas to go with the Bull Pacs.

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SJ What sets Bull Pacs apart from the other packs?

SK We’ve always had a passion for good, solid hunting gear. When I first laid eyes on the Bull Pacs, the solid design and workmanship definitely stood out. Once I tried it on, I loved the way it fit and was convinced it could comfortably handle any load I was able to shoulder. I couldn’t wait until the next season to try it out with a load of elk meat! That was 14 years ago and I have packed thousands of pounds of game on my original Bull Pac, with very few signs of wear and tear. I was actually surprised at just how tough and comfortable Bull Pacs really were, whether packing out elk quarters or just hiking the backcountry in pursuit of the next big adventure!

SJ What about accessories that are available?

SK We have started producing a number of new accessories to outfit new or old packs. Our most popular addition is the rifle mount, which mounts securely to the Bull Pac frame and provides hands-free use when hiking or packing meat, but still allows quick access to ones rifle without removing the pack. We have also developed a decoy extension that allows a person to securely strap on super-tall loads that are otherwise unwieldy to haul around.  We have started carrying RAM Mount accessories to facilitate attachment/use of flashlights, Go Pro cameras, spotting scopes and cameras or other similarly threaded electronic equipment. We have a couple different sizes of game bags for bone-in quarters or boned-out meat. We also have Bull Pac Straps for quickly cinching download on the pack frame for hauling meat and/or gear. And we are just finishing up an axe mount similar to the rifle mount to facilitate safe axe hauling. We have several other ideas we are working on, with things to come in the future.

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SJ  Speaking of, where do you see Bull Pacs heading in the future?

SK We are excited to continue the company’s legacy that’s built on quality, durability and personal customer service that Bull Pacs has provided to the outdoor community for years. While we love the Bull Pac, we are also working on a number of accessories and other innovative adaptations that will make your Bull Pac useful in a number of different applications.  We hope to continue to grow as a grass roots pack company that represents solid, no-nonsense gear that gets the job done and doesn’t let you down, for the everyday hunter.

SJ You have a lifetime warranty. How important is that for your customers?

SK We do our best to produce products that will provide decades of worry-free use. What good is a warranty if it craps out on you in the bottom of the canyon? However, as we all know, anything mechanical can break. If you have something break, slip and land on a rock and bust a weld or have something you don’t think held up as it should have, we will happily take care of it and make it right! We pride ourselves on customer service that’s second to none.  We treat our customers how we’d want to be treated and don’t make excuses if an issue arises. More people like a company that stands behind their product, and we make sure our customers feel appreciated and are well taken care of!

Bullpacs.com (208) 798-3299