Issue 18

Outdoor Retailer 2012

The doors of The Salt Palace have finally closed, but not without first acting as a gateway for the throngs of people entering into Outdoor Retailer, the metropolis-sized industry event showcasing the newest products and ideas geared toward the outdoor market. The event included numerous additions to the sport of kayak angling, many of which [...]

A Stable Symbiosis


Cifers and Hoover, prepping yet another display boat for the big show.  Many a vessel was touched by their skilled and patient hands. Our rented SUV turned west onto interstate 80, leaving the sweltering shores of Jordanelle Reservoir to bake in the escalating Utah sun. We’re headed to Salt Lake City, home of the industry [...]

Dean Brown


  Dean Brown, a Bass Pro Shops Pro Staffer and  freelance graphic designer, is, perhaps, reinventing the way we experience the visual media of the sport. His online kayak angling journal, Up Down Bass, has been featured in several outdoor publications, and offers to the kayak angling public a variety of artistic photographs, poetic syntax, [...]

Linda Cavitt


  Captain Linda Cavitt is an angler and guide known for her infectious spirit and inspirational ways.  In addition to making a name for herself within the sport of kayak angling, Linda, through a new partnership with Bote Boards, is slated to become one of the world’s first sponsored stand up paddle anglers.  A true [...]

Ollie Hughes


  Having made a name for himself in many of kayaking’s sub-genres, Ollie Hughes is a veritable tour de force in the paddling world. A paralympic  flatwater sprint, white water slalom, and outrigger canoe sprint athlete, Ollie is also a whitewater kayak instructor, talented angler, and passionate HOW volunteer. Ollie’s determined spirit and love for [...]