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

Adding Duck

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kent, WA, April 25, 2018 — Classic Accessories is excited to announce that it is adding Duck Covers to its collection of brands. Two of the nation’s leading cover manufacturers will be combining to form the world’s largest outdoor cover company.
Classic Accessories and Duck Covers
“Duck Covers’ approach to product development, the customer experience and their focus on the E-Commerce channel has made bringing Duck Covers into Classic Accessories an easy decision,” said Classic Accessories CEO Brian Bozlinski. He continued, “Duck Covers will now be able to leverage Classic Accessories’ robust infrastructure to offer incredible products and services to its customers. Classic Accessories and Duck Covers share similar values, with a deep focus on the customer experience, unique design and features that go above and beyond customer expectations.”

Duck Covers - Patio and Grill

The Duck Covers brand will remain distinct and continue to offer excellent, waterproof protection under the Duck Covers name. Current Duck Covers customers can reach out to the customer service staff at Classic Accessories beginning May 7th for any warranty or product questions. The customer service team is open from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM PST and available by phone at 1-800-854-2315 or via email at [email protected].

Duck Covers was founded in Benicia, CA in 2010 by Olaf Elze and Shawn Sterling who will continue to work with Classic Accessories after the acquisition. “We are really excited about joining the Classic Accessories team and getting access to all of their expertise in the cover business,” said Sterling. “We think this will allow us to better serve our customers and put us in a great position to lead the industry in all cover applications.”

If you have any questions, please reach out to our customer service department listed above, or leave a comment below. Find out more about the Quacktastic Duck Covers here. We are very excited to bring Duck Covers into the Classic Accessories family. More fun to come!

Adding Duck

Back at the grill with Dorik

We are kicking off our Vlog series with Dorik Downing. You remember him from his earlier blog spotlight Grilling with Dorik.

Well we just had a Summer Potluck here at Classic Accessories with our Business Development team that consists of our Product Design, Development, Creative, E-Commerce and Marketing Teams and that day he made us his famous D’s Burgers.
We decided to get his process in our first Vlog. Check it out below:

Sources:
Dorik Downing
Heather Thomas
Brad Dorcik

Save

Save

Save

Back at the grill with Dorik

Member’s Choice Giveaway

Our Customer Appreciation Program is at it again!

Not only are we giving away product to test and review {yours to keep!} and a $100 American Express Gift Card each month, we’ve added another giveaway for our members to win.
We are doing quarterly giveaways this year and we have 25 more days until we draw our winner.
Aren’t a member yet? Join here today for FREE.

MemberChoiceBlogPush_030615_2

This one is all about experiences. We are giving away either $700 in GAS (gas station of your choice) for your next adventure or a Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera to capture any moment in between! Member’s choice, so it’s up to you! When you sign up, you’re automatically entered to win. Double your chances by sharing our contest posts on our social channels and triple your chances by sharing photos of your favorite outdoor experiences.

MC_CameraCard_Blog

Here at Classic Accessories, we’re more than a cover company. It’s not just about protecting your stuff.
Okay, sure, that’s part of it. But to us, it’s also about much more than that.
It’s not just about the fishing boat; it’s years of father-son time on the river.
It’s not the RV; it’s a route to grand kids scattered all over North America.
It’s not the patio furniture; it’s time spent laughing and sharing stories with family and friends.
It’s about protecting dreams, adventures and memories, and all the irreplaceable experiences that make your belongings worth protecting.
That’s why we do what we do. And why we’re committed to doing it so well.
Because we know the true value of your belongings doesn’t necessarily start with a dollar sign.

Member’s Choice Giveaway

Labor Day Weekend Sale

Whether you are spending time with friends and family, prepping for back to school, or getting ready for football season – we hope you enjoy your holiday weekend! To make it a little extra special, please enjoy 20% off (everything) at www.ClassicAccessories.com, starting now through Monday evening. Use the coupon code: LaborDay at checkout. Have a great weekend!

labor day sale classic accessories 20% off promo code coupon laborday

Labor Day Weekend Sale

Ever run into a wild animal while you’re golfing?

After our coworker ran into a rattlesnake a couple weeks ago on a Palm Springs course, we got to thinking… What other animals mosey onto golf courses?

 

 

1. If this isn’t listed as a hazard, it should be. Meet the golf ball-hoarding fox, he lives in Switzerland.


2. Okay, it’s another fox – but he’s a babe.


3. Staring contest.

4. Chicken? Laying eggs.

Have you ran into a wild animal while you were golfing? Tell us in the comments!

 

Ever run into a wild animal while you’re golfing?

Weekly Round Up – DIY a Fire Pit

Weekly Roundup: DIY Fire Pit

1. DIY Burning Bowl – EvansvilleLiving.com
Skill level: Beginner
This is a great addition for a smaller yard, patio or balcony. You’ll use a plastic bowl as the a mold, so you can pick the size and depth of your new fire pit. The shopping list is short, and you probably have a few items on hand already – like Pam cooking spray (so the concrete doesn’t stick), and a plastic tub for mixing concrete. Depending on the size you go with, this firepit is easy to move around and enjoy wherever you like in your outdoor space.

2. Build Your Own Ring of Fire  – ThisOldHouse.com
Skill level: Advanced
This is a detailed tutorial for a pretty cool built-in pit. More complicated than some DIYs – but they do a great job with visuals and detailed explanations. All of the steps are accompanied with photos and clear explanations. We think it’s worth it.

3. Fire Pit from a Washing Machine Drum – curbly.com
Skill level: Advanced + Thrifty
This fire pit looks modern and sleek – yet the main part is a drum gutted from an old washing machine. If you don’t happen to have an old automatic front-loading machine lying around you’ll need to scout out a junk yard, garage sale or thrift store to score the drum.

Let us know in the comments if you’ve made a fire pit before or plan to try one this year.

Weekly Round Up – DIY a Fire Pit

The Hickory Series

History of the Hickory Series
The History of the Hickory Series

The original assortment was BBQ/Grill, Smoker and Fryer covers. The collection was designed with the rustic outdoorsman in mind, “Manly” grill covers to complement a true pit master’s equipment. Features were a hit – with rugged good looks and a beautiful color palette: Hickory, Mahogany and Antique Oak. Durable Weather10 fabric, faux leather padded handles, smart venting, a secure attachment system and a tough name plate distinguished Hickory from the rest. We had letters, questions and pleas asking us to make covers for other areas of the backyard. We listened, answered and followed through with the patio extension. After extensive research and testing we introduced the Limited Lifetime warranty for the entire collection. With over 35 sizes, the Hickory Series now covers: tables, chairs, chaises, heaters, benches, loveseats, firepits, ceramic grills, smokers, barbecues, umbrellas and more. Check out the collection!

The Hickory Series