Monday, 19 January 2015

Monday, 22 December 2014

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Everyone!

Thank you to all who participated in our 4th Annual Scotty "12 Days of Christmas" Giveaway! 

We can't thank you all enough for your support and involvement here on our Scotty Fishing Facebook community! Check back next year for our 5th annual giveaway, but also stay tuned for more great draws/contests on our Scotty Facebook page and all of our other social media sites!
Happy Holidays everyone! Merry Christmas and a happy New Year ahead! 

Tight lines in 2015!

~ Scotty Crew

Thursday, 20 November 2014

On the 12th Day of Christmas, Scotty Products gave to me...

You won't want to miss this great holiday giveaway!

We are pleased to announce the approaching arrival of our 4th Annual Scotty "12 Days of Christmas!" 

On the following 12 days (listed in the above graphic), you can enter for a chance to win a spectacular Sport Fishing or Kayak Fishing Rod Holder & Accessory Prize Pack! 

Here's how you'll enter:

  1. Head on over to our Scotty Fishing Products Facebook page and give us a "LIKE"
  2. Check back each day during our 12 Day draw, for the new daily giveaway graphic
  3. "LIKE"  &  "COMMENT" on each of the new daily giveaway graphics, letting us know what species of fish you plan on targeting next year in 2015!    
  4. That's it! You're automatically entered to win that day's draw! Check back the following day to see if you're our lucky winner, as we will be announcing that previous day's results after 7am PST  / 10am EST. 

*Be sure to like the post from our direct Facebook page, and not off of a friends possible
re-post in your news feed, in order to show up in our draw. We are unable to see third party activity.* 

Good luck everyone, and thank you for your support!

We hope you all have a super fun and safe holiday season!  :)

* Facebook Draw Rules & Regulations: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Maximum of 1 comment/like per person per giveaway graphic. Applicants must "like" and "comment" on the original Scotty Fishing Products Facebook post in order to be eligible. Applicants are numbered according to the order/time in which the participant "commented" on that daily draw post. A number is selected randomly and announced after 7am PST the following day; after the daily draw picture was posted. Winners that are announced are responsible for direct messaging Scotty Products with their valid, preferred shipping address and contact phone number in order to receive their draw prize. Winners will also have the opportunity to decide on a Kayak Fishing or Sport Fishing related prize pack.

(Previous winners during the 2014 "Scotty 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway" will no longer be eligible for future wins during the 2014 giveaway period. If name is drawn, an automatic re-draw will take place.) 

Monday, 20 October 2014

Trust Orca by Scotty!

Check out our latest video on the newly redesigned Orca Rod Holder! 

The fastest rod release of any holder on the market. Our fibre reinforced engineering grade nylon offers strength, resilience and reliability. With one quick motion, your fishing rod is lifted straight out into the fish fighting position.

Main features:
- Unique Side or Deck Mounting Bracket with new Lock Down Feature
- Tilts up and down, including upright for rod storage when travelling
- Less missed strike opportunities
- Swivels 360 degrees
- Locks closed for travelling

Includes 241L Locking "push button" Combination Side / Deck Mount. To use the new Scotty "lock-down" mount system, simply choose the best direction to fish from and insert the rod holder or accessory, pushing the post straight down into the mount. Can be mounted on top or side of gunnel.

Orca Interior Diameter: 1.60" front, 1.86" back
Mount Dimensions 4" x 2" x 2"
Bolting Dimensions 1 5/16" x 3 3/16"

Special thanks to Positive Media 

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

A Successful Last Minute Decision - by Anthony Reid

Anthony Reid - Nanaimo, BC Canada

This past weekend was a short, successful kayak fishing trip. I had decided late Friday evening after my previous plans had fallen through, that I was going to try my luck at fishing the mouth of the Little Qualicum river. I’ve heard nothing but great news over the past few weeks of how great the coho and spring fishing was going around that area so I thought I’d better give it a shot and am I ever glad I did!

My friend Matt had decided to join me (again, last minute) and we made plans to be on the water for 9:00am as slack tide was 10:00am. We didn’t even know where we were going but found a beautiful launch site half a kilometer from the mouth. When we got there, the tide was out so we had to drag our yaks over what seemed to be 18 city blocks of beach. We had finally reached the water and it was now 10:15am and the end of slack tide. There were a ton of boats, float tubes and fly fishermen peppered everywhere. We hadn’t even been there an hour and I could her a couple boaters talking about another spot (not kayak do-able in a days paddling) where double headers were abundant. It wasn’t long after, nearly every power boat had reeled in and left this ‘so called’ hot spot we were currently paddling in. I had started asking the handful of remaining diehards how their luck was and not one person had a good thing to say. I put a 4oz. banana weight, no flasher and a 5 inch green, white and black Coyote spoon on. Matt and I then decided that we would troll north past the mouth then back too our launch site. Lets just say, what happened next was NOT what I was expecting.

Literally after about 100 paddle strokes of our decision, my rod went nuts. I thought it was another rock fish but when my line started to travel horizontally, I knew I had something worth getting excited about. I yelled back to Matt that I had something on, he reeled up and paddled close to see the commotion. It was about a 10 min. fight until i saw silver shine coming from the end of my line. I grabbed my net that I thought was large enough to bring a fish this size but i was wrong, man, was I wrong. 

I took about 5 attempts trying to manipulate him into the net but it just wasn’t working. Meanwhile, I’m yelling and using words for adult ears only thinking he was going to spit the hook at any moment. Angrily I took one more shot and then the worst happened. He dove underneath my kayak opposite to the side I was playing him and well, dragged me in with him. (No lies). The combination of my weight being on the one side, the fish going to the other and the fact that I simply got caught in the moment lead to this. My kayak stayed expensive side up but I was now in the water, holding onto the side of the boat with one hand the rod with the other. Matt paddled over to me and took the rod so I could climb back in. I’m now in my kayak but my paddle is about 30 ft away (I'll be sure to use my Scotty Paddle Leash next time) and my friend is playing my fish so I’m not asking him to help. I used my net to propel myself over to my paddle and start over again. Once I reached Matt, he handed me the rod back and grabbed his net to seal the deal. If he didn’t smell so bad I could have kissed him (you too Matt.) The fish ended up being a 15lb. chinook salmon. I was soaked through to my birthday suit, angry, happy and ecstatic all at the same time. It’s now 12:30 pm and it’s time to go home…
The best last minute decision I’ve ever made.

Anthony Reid
Scotty Fishing Products Pro-Staff
Alberni Outpost Pro-Staff
Johnson Outdoors Pro-Staff Pro-Staff
BC Fishin' Pro-Staff
Since moving to Vancouver Island at the of age 5, I picked up my first fishing rod and the sport quickly became my favorite hobby, my passion and one might even go as far as calling it a priority. At the age of 10, my family was fortunate enough to move to, and care-take, a remote lodge in the Broughton Island group where I bought my first boat with the money I had earned from cleaning the visitors’ catches. This is where I really became familiar with fishing techniques for a wide variety of salt water species.
Upon moving back to ‘reality’ a few years later I took to fresh water fishing as I no longer had unlimited access to the ocean. Since then, I have fished every corner of the island for a wide variety of species whether it be salt or fresh, boat or on foot. I first tried kayak fishing a few years back in a SOT [sit on top] kayak I borrowed from a friend and it’s safe to say I was completely sold on the concept.
It was shortly after that I had bought my own kayak, I sold my aluminum boat and have never looked back. I love the fact that I can launch my kayak literally anywhere, either fresh or salt with little to no effort. Deep pockets are not required and it’s great exercise. The saying “the fish was so big it pulled my boat around” is no longer a tall tale.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

SNEAK PEEK: More new Scotty products shipping fall 2014!

Scotty has been working hard since 1952 to deliver quality gear, and is continuously innovative within the fishing industry every year! We are very excited to introduce more new items to our Scotty product line that will benefit both the sport fishing and paddle sport communities.    

(Click on images below to enlarge.)

>> 423 Downrigger Rod Holder Adapter

Turn your downrigger mount into a rod holder mount with our new 423 Downrigger Rod Holder Adapter. In combination with a 241 or 241L Mount, easily place the adapter on top of your 1023 Tilt-up Mounting Bracket, and select your favourite rod holder and you’re ready to go. Built to last with rugged engineering grade nylon. *241L Combination Side/Deck Mount, 1023 Tilt-Up Mounting Bracket, 1026 Swivel Mount and 400 Orca Rod Holder not included.

>> 3134 Locking Plates

Works in conjuction with your existing mounting knobs and padlocks of your choice. Works with all Scotty tilt-up Electric and Manual downriggers and the Scotty Line Puller. Manufactured using rugged fiber reinforced engineering grade nylon molded over a robust stainless steel plate. * This system provides a degree of protection for your Scotty Downrigger and Swivel Mount. It is not designed to, and will not stop a determined and equipped thief. *Padlocks not included.

>> 441 Backing Plate

Use the Scotty Backing Plate to add structural support when attaching the Scotty 241L / 241 Combination Side / Deck Mount or the Scotty 244L / 244 Flush Deck Mount to thin-walled watercraft. Made with super tough, rugged engineering grade nylon. Stainless steel nuts & machine screws included.

>> 342 Glue-on Paddle Clip

Our super-strong paddle clip now comes with the option of a glue-on mounting pad. This versatile product is great for any inflatable watercraft, including kayaks and SUP’s where drilling holes is not an option. Using marine grade adhesive, mount the low profile 324 in a convenient location and simply snap in your paddle.

Be sure to check out our new 433 Coaming / Gunnel Clamp Mount with Gear-Head attachment too! 

*Please note that all items will hopefully be shipping fall 2014, and may not be available at retail dealers until winter months etc.* 

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

WINNER: 2014 Hot Summer Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2014 Hot Summer Giveaway on Instagram this year! We had lots of great fishing photos to choose from and it was certainly hard picking a winner. Keep posting up your great fishing photos and use our official hashtag #TheWayToFish to still be entered to win our Fan Pic of the Week announced every Monday morning.

We would like to congratulate this years winner Jessica Landry (@jessicalandry_) who will be taking home a new 2500 Line Puller or 1099 Electric Downrigger! Jessica has been posting great pictures and you can tell that she is truly passionate about fishing. Great job Jessica!

Wishing everyone a safe and great rest summer. Thank you again for your continued support and participation. Tight lines and happy fishing!

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