4 Fishing Picks for the Weekend

May is a month for flowers, sunshine and fishing. Most states have had their openers or are having one this weekend. We know that Sunday is a special day (if you’ve yet to pick out a gift for your mom, we do have a sale going on the website for Montlake) and we’re not suggesting that you avoid being with mom or your kids on Mother’s Day, but perhaps spending some time away from home is just what mom needs–especially since in Minnesota this weekend, mom’s can fish for free.

To give you some ideas of where to head out whenever you do decide to fish, we’ve made a list of 4 reccomendations, 2 selected out of responses to our followup question on Facebook to our March blog post regarding the opening of the fishing season and 2 from our employees.

#1 Whiteswan Lake, British Columbia


Whiteswan Lake is in a beautiful location with opportunities for the whole family to enjoy a day trip. It has a large fish population (including rainbow trout), and is located within a larger Provincial Park. The fishing crowd gets to cast into gorgeous scenery (with a second lake in the park) and there are opportunities for swimming and hiking for anyone who is less interested in fishing in the party.

Our first suggestion came from Tim Snow

#2 Snake and Salmon Rivers, Washington

The second pick is a favorite for our Marketing Specialist, Amanda Perry:

If you ask me about my favorite river, it would be a tie between the Snake River and the Salmon River.

Both of these rivers hold a special place in my heart. I have experienced days and nights through their canyons on the river and on the sandy shores of both.

Days were spent in white water and ended with calm afternoons fishing with our feet in water catching dinner. Although trips were about the float, the fishing was GREAT as well. And trout caught after a day of paddling just tastes better if you ask me. The South Fork of the Snake River below Palisades Dam features world-class blue-ribbon trout fishing in a gorgeous, road-less canyon.

The Snake River begins as a high mountain stream in Yellowstone National Park before it turns west and follows the ancient scar of the Yellowstone super volcano through southern Idaho.

Just before it reaches Oregon, the river makes an abrupt turn north, into Hells Canyon, the deepest river canyon in the nation. Six-hundred miles from its alpine headwaters, it meets the Salmon.

The Salmon River originates in Idaho’s Saw tooth Mountains and flows 425 miles through some of the most remote land in the lower 48. Unlike the dozens of dams and impoundments found on the Snake River, the Salmon flows free for its entire length until it is absorbed by the Snake in Hells Canyon.

It’s a bucket list of ours to take the kids on someday when they are old enough. Trips like these are where memories are made. Do a quick search on Idaho’s white water trips and you’ll be in for a trip of a lifetime!

#3 Bitterroot River, Montana

The Bitterroot river flows through beautiful scenery in the lush Bitterroot Valley with the Sapphire Mountains to the east and the Bitterroot Mountains to the west. Known as one of the premiere trout rivers in western Montana the river forks to offer a quality fly fishing setting. With pools, runs, gravel bars, riffles and channels the river provides outstanding diversity.

This suggestion came from Michael Campbell:

#4 McKenzi River, Oregon

Last but not least is the choice fishing on the McKenzie River, selected by our Art Director, Dorik Downing:

My pick is the McKenzie River in Oregon

The McKenzie River is an eighty-six mile long tributary of the Willamette in the state of Oregon.

Famous for its native redside rainbow trout that locals call “redsides”.

There is a very good population of wild rainbows, and a small population of bull trout.

This is one of Oregon’s best trout streams.

4 Fishing Picks for the Weekend

Welcome Spring with a Hammock

What better way is there to celebrate this warmer weather than to get out into your yard? We’ve been a bit worried this last month about whether or not we would get to enjoy a spring this year at all. We’re happy to report that this week has changed that. It looks like we’re getting a bit of the break across the country, and some warmer temperatures are starting to bring a feeling of spring around the neighborhood.

We hope that you find some time to relax and enjoy your patio and outdoor spaces this weekend. Personally, we recommend basking in the sunlight in one of our hammocks. We have a nice intro to getting into a hammock for you here. We’ll be working on posting some more serious Hammock How-To’s as we as start to get over our excitement at the lovely weather we’ve been having.

Welcome Spring with a Hammock

Collection Spotlight – Madrona

This week, we’re putting a spotlight on our Madrona Rainproof patio furniture collection. This is our newest patio furniture collection, released in 2017. Rainproof fabric combines style and durability with taped seam construction to keep rain out so that you’re always ready to entertain. When asked about her experience during the collection design process, our designer, Delina, had this to say:

“It was very fulfilling to bring the technical aspect of waterproofing into a beautiful design inspired by a rich, natural color palette.”


Collection Spotlight – Madrona

Get into the Holiday Spirit


Season’s Greetings from Classic Accessories!

We know you’ve been hearing a lot of Christmas music at this point, but feel that at less than 2 weeks out, festivities are in order. As we close in on Christmas and the end of the year, we’d like to share a playlist of the songs that we at Classic love to hear during the holidays. Check it out below or click on the image above.

Get into the Holiday Spirit

FLASH SALE – Employee Recommedations

The exciting conclusion of our Gift Guide spotlights and corresponding discounts–Employee Recommended Gifts–is a selection of items we’d recommend this holiday season, for the person you’re not quite sure about, but know they’d like a Classic Accessories gift under the tree. These are the tried and true products that didn’t quite make it into other sections, or we felt were general enough to be both a nice way to round out a Classic collection or as a great Classic starter gift.

Spotlight: Ravenna Grill Cover

The top spot on this section of the gift guide went to the Medium Ravenna Grill Cover. Amanda has this to say about her Ravenna Grill Cover:

“We’ve had our Ravenna Grill Cover for three years now. It’s been through every season Washington has to offer with record highs, lows and rainfall! My husband is a year-round griller and we make sure to keep our Weber ready at a moment’s notice with our cover. Super easy to put on, and the neutral grey looks great in our backyard setting. Great gift to give any time of year, but especially great for the Holidays. “

Photo Credit: Amanda Perry

During out employee survey, Ravenna was called out specifically in reference to the brand of grill cover that people were hoping to purchase by 1/2 of those who wanted to give patio covers this year.

 

Save 40% on items from the Employee Recommended section of our gift guide using discount code: 17EmployeeGG

Happy Holidays!

FLASH SALE – Employee Recommedations

FLASH SALE – Cushions, Umbrellas, Hammocks

Today we’re discounting gifts for Coordinated Hostesses in your life.

Cushions, umbrellas and hammocks are new for us this year but they’ve been met with a great response. We’ve created an assortment under our Montlake FadeSafe collection that features a vibrant, coordinated color palette that enlivens any outdoor living space.

Spotlight: Umbrella

Umbrellas make great additions to patios because they have form and function, they add color to your yard while providing a select area with protection from the elements. Our umbrellas are great at blocking UV rays, but they seem to be doing well to help block out a dreary drizzle as well.

One employee, Shuyler, had this to say:

“The bamboo umbrella is great. I bought it to bring a spot of color to my backyard, but I was surprised when it really came through for us this Thanksgiving. I used the umbrella to shelter my smoker when it started to rain. It made the smoking experience much more enjoyable. It was one of my best turkeys, ever. “

This specific functionality has been endorsed by our Grill Master, Dorik, as well. He also uses his umbrella while preparing meals with a smoker.

Umbrellas are very popular at Classic and are considered great gifts by both male and female employees. They are ranked 1st as gifts we’d like to receive, and 2nd as something we’d like to give to someone else (see poll results here). Our bamboo pole umbrella is held in particular esteem by our employees, with the aluminum being a cheaper alternative.

Check out our full Holiday Gift Guide for more ideas.

Thursday 12/6/17 ONLY – save 40% on Cushions, Umbrellas and Hammocks using discount code: 17HostessGG

FLASH SALE – Cushions, Umbrellas, Hammocks

FLASH SALE – Gifts for the Grill and Lawn Master

Day 3 features Gifts for the Lawn or Grill Master in your life.

Show them you notice the hours they’ve put into the lawn.  Let them know you’ve seen the love they’ve given their tools in the garage. Show them your appreciation for that last grand BBQ. Give your Lawn or Grill Master a cover so they can keep their favorite tools and grills in top shape for the long haul.

Spotlight: Grill Cover

Grill covers raise the convenience factor in grilling, helping a favorite grill be ready to use even at times when the weather is less than agreeable. Dorik, our resident Grill Master, appreciates this aspect of grill covers stating:

“I like to cook outdoors year round, even in bad weather. The cover makes it easy. I usually keep one buckle attachment on for the stormy days and I can unclip it and [know] the grill is basically ready to fire up. It makes it easy to start cooking at any time.”

Grill Covers were ranked 4th by our employees as gifts they’d like to receive, and 1st as something they’d like to give to someone else (see poll results here). Most who mentioned the grill cover as a gift were wanting to give it to someone who had recently invested in a new grill (and were loving it). It’s hard to top a grill as a gift, but you can complement it with a cover.

A special discount on the the featured portion of our Holiday Gift Guide.

Wednesday ONLY – save 40% on Grill and Garage covers using discount code: 17LawnGG

Check back Thursday for the next featured section and discount.

FLASH SALE – Gifts for the Grill and Lawn Master

FLASH SALE – RV, Boat, Fish and UTV

Day 2 of our week-long event.

Each day 12/4-12/8 we’ll be offering a special discount on the the featured portion of our Holiday Gift Guide.

Today, we’re looking at Gifts for the Outdoorsman. These are gifts for that special person in your life that is always heading out on expeditions–the RVers, boaters, fishermen and powersport adventurers. The man or woman who enjoys being in the great outdoors with his or her gear. Classic has equipment, covers, and accessories that will make their lifelong experience with their gear in the outdoors more enjoyable.

Spotlight: Pontoon Boats

Pontoon boats are a great way to help get a friend out on the water and get to the fish they’re seeking. Matt, an employee here, enjoys Classic Accessories pontoon boats because, “they’re fun to be on the water with,” noting that the pontoon boats provide him with a great deal of maneuverability. “They’re easy to use and the flexibility is endless.”

Notably, pontoon boats were ranked 3rd by our employees as gifts they’d like to receive, and 6th as something they’d like to give to someone else (see poll results here). The Colorado XT and Colorado XTS were mentioned by name during the poll as being the most desirable pontoon boats.

 

12/5/17 only – save 40% on RV, Fish, Boat and UTV/ATV items using discount code: 17OutdoorsmanGG

Check back tomorrow for the next featured section of the gift guide and discount.

FLASH SALE – RV, Boat, Fish and UTV

FLASH SALE WEEK!

We’re celebrating the season of giving with a week-long event. Each day 12/4-12/8 we’ll be featuring a different portion of our Holiday Gift Guide and offering a special discount on related items.

Today only – save 40% on select patio items using discount code: 17PatioGG

We’re taking a look at Gifts for the Practical Patio Owner. These are gifts for the person in your life that takes time and pride in their patios and patio furniture. Help them make their investment last with patio furniture covers.

Check back each day this week for the daily discount and have a happy Monday!

FLASH SALE WEEK!