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JACKSON KAYAK INTRODUCES TRIPPER T – A TANDEM SIT-IN RECREATIONAL KAYAK

SPARTA, TN (July 2016) Jackson Kayak’s Antix is our first ever playable creeking/river- running kayak. Designed as a river-runner first, the length, volume, and edges are optimized to squirt, be lightweight compared to creek boats, and extremely maneuverable. Paddlers will love this boat on their local runs, replacing the need for a creek boat for many and increasing the fun factor with its playable features.

River-runners of all levels will appreciate these Antix features:

• Short, slicey ends allow for squirting, splatting, and down-river fun
• Planing hull for great surfing, spinning and stability
• Uni-shock bulkhead system and U-Channel track for quick adjustment and to protect paddler and kayak
• Available in two sizes – small/medium and medium/large.

The Antix delivers a great experience for beginners, intermediate and advanced kayakers who want to take advantage of river features; technical rapids, downstream play moves and easy paddling.

“This is a boat we have been missing from our lineup since we started in 2004. Like the Hero, it gives people a short, easy to paddle kayak for their local runs, but the Antix adds in some vertical play with the squirt, splat, etc… Fun times ahead,” explained Eric Jackson, Kayak Co-Designer with David Knight and Jackson Kayak President.
The Antix will be available at Jackson Kayak dealers in 2017. Manufacturer suggested retail price is $1,199.
About Jackson Kayak: Jackson Kayak was founded in 2003 by Eric Jackson and Tony Lunt. Located in Sparta, Tennessee, near the Caney Fork River, Jackson Kayak designs, builds, and manufactures leading whitewater, fishing and exploration paddlesports products. With the motto “Build it like it’s your own”, all products are Made in the USA in growing support of the local Tennessee economy. Market leaders in both the whitewater and kayak fishing, kayak manufacturing and strong in the exploration sector, Jackson Kayak continues to introduce new product lines each year. Jackson Kayak’s success is largely due to delivering high quality products through paddlesports specialty shops globally; all supported by regional, national and international team members who are engaged to promote the paddling lifestyle.

Antix
WEIGHT: 45 LBS
WIDTH: 25”
LENGTH: 7’4”

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About Firefly Publicity

Visit http://www.fireflypublicity.com for more information about its public relations services for outdoor products. Firefly Publicity works closely with writers and editors to place products in media like magazines, newspapers, on-line content, radio and television. Public relations is a cost effective way for companies to maximize their marketing or advertising budget. Firefly Publicity is a results-oriented pr firm located in Red Wing, Minnesota. If you’re interested in gaining exposure for your company’s products, please contact Kim Emery at Firefly Publicity.

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JACKSON KAYAK DESIGNS MAYFLY SPECIFICALLY FOR KAYAK FLY FISHING

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SPARTA, TN (June 2016) – Jackson Kayak announces the MayFly fishing kayak, a boat that leads the way in being designed and built specifically for fly anglers.  This sit-on-top kayak is designed for fishing waters that range from trout streams, to lakes and ponds and inshore flats alike.  Jackson has developed a snag-free deck by making it difficult to hook a line around foot rests, storage and other key components, but without losing the Jackson advantage of a great fishing set up.  This kayak will feature some great new fly fishing specific accessories and features like fly patches, fly rod and hidden fly box sized storage.

Kayak anglers will appreciate these MayFly features:

  • Thoughtful design to aid in fly line management
  • Longer length – 12’6” for increased speed and tracking
  • Versatile hull design for flat and calm moving water fishing environments
  • Increased width – 34” for enhanced stability while seated and standing, beginner-friendly
  • New Elite Seat System with Hi-Low and Fore-Aft trimming for better comfort
  • Rod tip tubes to protect gear
  • New hinging hatches and footrest designed to be fly line friendly
  • YakAttack track systems to add accessories and customize placement within reach
  • Standing pad for comfort when sight fishing
  • Standard accessories like RAM Mounts® fishing rod
  • Designed to easily add on Power-Pole® accessories for customization

The MayFly is a clean and well organized kayak featuring flip-down down and snag-free fly box storage bins with integrated fly patches on sidewalls. An open footwell area makes it easy to stand and move around, and present a snag-free place to strip line.

The MayFly’s longer hull offers a versatile balance of speed and manuerability. Well-suited for flatwater, it can also handle calm moving water environments common to fly anglers. The wider hull is great for beginners and anglers who like to move between sitting and standing. The new Elite Seat 3.0 System has multiple hi/lo positions and can move forward and aft for self trimming. A Therm-a-Rest® lumbar pad enhances seated comfort. The seat can also be removed for use on shore. Easily accessible storage areas on the deck, and bow and stern hatches to interior storage are secured with hinging hatches. The front hatch is designed as a paddle holder.

This new elite kayak will also come with the new Platypus® Hydration System, a new feature to Jackson Kayak’s top fishing kayaks.

“Kayak fishing had matured to a point where there’s a kayak made specifically for nearly every fishing style and body of water – except fly fishing,” explained Jackson Kayak Brand Manager Damon Bungard. “There’s always something that got in the way. That time is over. As the specialty leader, we felt it was time to make a no-compromise fly fishing kayak with the features and performance demanded by both beginner and dedicated fly anglers. We’ve come up with a hull optimized to perform in still-water and in-shore conditions, prioritized stability for standing and casting and developed features focused on fly line management – like a snag-free footrest and hidden fly box compartments. The MayFly represents years of real-world experience kayak fly fishing all over the world, and says that yes, you too, may fly fish from a kayak.”

The MayFly will be available at Jackson Kayak dealers in 2017. Manufacturer suggested retail price is $1,799.

About Jackson Kayak: Jackson Kayak was founded in 2003 by Eric Jackson and Tony Lunt. Located in Sparta, Tennessee, near the Caney Fork River, Jackson Kayak designs, builds, and manufactures leading whitewater, fishing and exploration paddlesports products. With the motto “Build it like it’s your own”, all of their products are Made in the USA in growing support of the local Tennessee economy. Market leaders in both the whitewater and kayak fishing, kayak manufacturing and strong in the exploration sector, Jackson Kayak continues to introduce new product lines each year. Jackson Kayak’s success is largely due to delivering high quality products through paddlesports specialty shops globally; all supported by regional, national and international team members who are engaged to promote the paddling lifestyle.

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About Firefly Publicity

Visit http://www.fireflypublicity.com for more information about its public relations services for outdoor products. Firefly Publicity works closely with writers and editors to place products in media like magazines, newspapers, on-line content, radio and television. Public relations is a cost effective way for companies to maximize their marketing or advertising budget. Firefly Publicity is a results-oriented pr firm located in Red Wing, Minnesota. If you’re interested in gaining exposure for your company’s products, please contact Kim Emery at Firefly Publicity.

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FireDisc® Cookers Are A Hot Father’s Day Gift Idea

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HOUSTON, TX (May 2017) – FireDisc® is the perfect Father’s Day gift for the Dad who likes to fish, hunt, camp, RV, tailgate or just recreate outdoors.

Unlike grills, which require charcoal and the disposal of spent charcoal, don’t disassemble, and are a pain to pack, the FireDisc Cooker is made to bring along. The clever three-piece design makes assembly/disassembly a breeze (no tools) and allows for easy transport and storage.

Better yet, FireDisc will cook virtually everything. It operates on a readily-available propane canister, fires up fast (no waiting for charcoal), cooks for plenty of people, seasons like a cast iron skillet and cleans up quickly with just water.

FireDisc is massively overbuilt, incredibly easy to use and is a unique gift that any Dad will use all year around ­– and for years to come.

FireDisc President Griff Jaggard explains, “Everyone loves how easy FireDisc is to haul, set up, cook on and clean. It’s perfect for cooking in the great outdoors or even in your back yard.”

FireDiscs come in deep or shallow, short or tall, black or red and are available starting at $279.99 at firedisccookers.com and at select outdoor retailers and hardware stores across the country.

About FireDisc Cookers

 A FireDisc® portable propane cooker is built to haul and cooks it all. Influenced by plow disc cookers from past generations, FireDisc® is an extremely well-built, high-performance cooking device designed for outdoorsmen. It gives you maximum portability and cooking versatility but with minimum effort. FireDisc® is easy to bring along (it takes down into three parts), fires up fast, cooks plenty of good food and cleans up quickly with just water.

Based in Houston, Texas, Fire-Disc® Cookers was founded by two brothers who share a passion for food and the outdoors – Griff and Hunter Jaggard. Growing up in Texas they had seen discada cooking and decided to improve upon that concept and developed premium, portable cookers and accessories. Now they are sharing this authentic border-style outdoor cooking method with the rest of the country and beyond. For more information, visit http://www.firedisccookers.com.

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About Firefly Publicity

Visit http://www.fireflypublicity.com for more information about its public relations services for outdoor products. Firefly Publicity works closely with writers and editors to place products in media like magazines, newspapers, on-line content, radio and television. Public relations is a cost effective way for companies to maximize their marketing or advertising budget. Firefly Publicity is a results-oriented pr firm located in Red Wing, Minnesota. If you’re interested in gaining exposure for your company’s products, please contact Kim Emery at Firefly Publicity.

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Make Tailgating Easier With the Convenient FireDisc® Portable Propane Cooker

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HOUSTON, TX (August 2017) – Summer is winding down and thoughts turn to football and tailgating with friends and family. Make tailgating easier and more enjoyable with FireDisc – a robust, portable propane cooker that’s simple to use, quick to fire up and easy to clean. It has ample room (22” diameter) to cook a feast for a tailgating crowd. FireDisc is built to haul and cooks it all. It fires up fast, unlike charcoal, with a readily-available 16.4 oz. propane canister. And it’s easy to take along, especially compared to a grill. FireDisc seasons like a cast iron skillet for great-tasting food. Plus, it cools quickly when you’re done and cleans up quickly with just water! Enjoy the smart, convenient way to cook for a large crowd and still make it to the stadium for kick-off.

FireDisc® is over-engineered, so it takes a beating and keeps on feeding, which makes it perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who like to fish, hunt camp, RV or tailgate.

Why people love cooking with FireDisc Cookers:

  • Portable and easy to haul
  • Heats quickly with propane
  • Simple water cleanup
  • Large cooking surface area
  • Perfectly cooks meats, fish and vegetables, all at the same time – no grates
  • Year-round, all-weather cooking
  • Several sizes: 24” or 36” legs, shallow or deep discs; available in black or red

FireDisc President Griff Jaggard explains, “Everyone loves how easy FireDisc is to haul, set up, cook on and clean. It’s perfect for cooking in the great outdoors or even in your back yard.”

Starting at $279.99, FireDisc Cookers are available online at firedisccookers.com and at select outdoor retailers and hardware stores across the country.

About FireDisc® Cookers

 A FireDisc® portable propane cooker is built to haul and cooks it all. Influenced by plow disc cookers from past generations, FireDisc® is an extremely well-built, high-performance cooking device designed for outdoorsmen. It provides maximum portability and cooking versatility but with minimum effort. Its simple design breaks down into three parts making it easy to transport.

Based in Houston, Texas, Fire-Disc® Cookers was founded by two brothers who share a passion for food and the outdoors – Griff and Hunter Jaggard. Having seen discada cooking, they decided to improve upon that concept and developed FireDisc Cookers. Now they want to share this authentic border-style outdoor cooking method with the rest of the country and beyond. For more information, visit http://www.firedisccookers.com.

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About Firefly Publicity

Visit http://www.fireflypublicity.com for more information about its public relations services for outdoor products. Firefly Publicity works closely with writers and editors to place products in media like magazines, newspapers, on-line content, radio and television. Public relations is a cost effective way for companies to maximize their marketing or advertising budget. Firefly Publicity is a results-oriented pr firm located in Red Wing, Minnesota. If you’re interested in gaining exposure for your company’s products, please contact Kim Emery at Firefly Publicity.

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FireDisc® Portable Propane Cooker Is the Smart, Convenient Way to Cook for a Labor Day Crowd

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HOUSTON, TX (August 2017) – Celebrate this all-American holiday with the FireDisc Cooker that’s revolutionizing outdoor cooking. FireDisc is a robust, portable cooking device that’s simple to use, quick to fire up and easy to clean. It has ample room to cook a feast for a crowd in your backyard, yet portable enough to take with you to any park or party location. FireDisc is built to haul and cooks it all. It fires up fast, unlike charcoal and campfires,  with a readily-available 16.4 oz. propane canister and cleans up with just water! Simply season like a cast iron skillet and you’ll be good to go. Enjoy the smart, convenient way to cook for a large crowd and with plenty of time to relax.

Over-engineered to take a beating and keep on feeding, this makes FireDisc perfect for everyone – especially outdoor enthusiasts who like to fish, hunt camp, RV, tailgate or those who enjoy cooking good food outdoors.

Why people love cooking with FireDisc Cookers:

  • Portable and easy to haul
  • Heats quickly with propane
  • Simple water cleanup
  • Large cooking surface area
  • Perfectly cooks meats, fish and vegetables, all at the same time – no grates
  • Year-round, all-weather cooking
  • Several sizes: 24” or 36” legs, shallow or deep discs; available in black or red

FireDisc President Griff Jaggard explains, “Everyone loves how easy FireDisc is to haul, set up, cook on and clean. It’s perfect for cooking in the great outdoors or even in your back yard.”

Starting at $279.99, FireDisc Cookers are available online at firedisccookers.com and at select outdoor retailers and hardware stores across the country.

About FireDisc® Cookers

A FireDisc® portable propane cooker is built to haul and cooks it all. Influenced by plow disc cookers from past generations, FireDisc® is an extremely well-built, high-performance cooking device designed for outdoorsmen. It provides maximum portability and cooking versatility but with minimum effort. Its simple design breaks down into three parts making it easy to transport.

Based in Houston, Texas, Fire-Disc® Cookers was founded by two brothers who share a passion for food and the outdoors – Griff and Hunter Jaggard. Having seen discada cooking, they decided to improve upon that concept and developed FireDisc Cookers. Now they want to share this authentic border-style outdoor cooking method with the rest of the country and beyond. For more information, visit http://www.firedisccookers.com.

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About Firefly Publicity

Visit http://www.fireflypublicity.com for more information about its public relations services for outdoor products. Firefly Publicity works closely with writers and editors to place products in media like magazines, newspapers, on-line content, radio and television. Public relations is a cost effective way for companies to maximize their marketing or advertising budget. Firefly Publicity is a results-oriented pr firm located in Red Wing, Minnesota. If you’re interested in gaining exposure for your company’s products, please contact Kim Emery at Firefly Publicity.

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How to Select Your Next Hunting Boot

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Irish Setter Ravine hunting boot

Selecting the right hunting boot and the right fit will make a big difference in your outdoor experience.  Kim Emery, spokesperson for Irish Setter boots, is sharing some general information to help you start out the hunting season on the right foot.

Hunting boots can be divided into different categories based on terrain and weather conditions. The upper materials, linings and soles are the variables that make these boots work in different environments. To properly select a boot you should think about what you’ll be walking through, the wetness, the temperature, scent control and the terrain underfoot.

The boot upper is the part of the boot that’s above the sole. It supports your ankle and protects your foot against abrasions from sticks, thistles and rocks. The upper materials are usually leather or leather with nylon fabric. Leather provides support and protection and will be sturdier than most fabrics in rocky conditions. Leather quality can vary quite a bit. The top of the line is a full grain waterproof or water-resistant leather. Lower priced boots often incorporate more nylon or use split leathers. Fabric panels can help make the boot more lightweight, flexible and affordable. Fabric panels frequently use popular camouflage patterns to complement your hunting clothes.

Waterproofing is another feature that can be extremely important for hunters. In extreme cases cold, wet feet can lead to a medical emergency. If you’re walking through dewy grass in the morning, you may only need a water-resistant leather without a waterproofing system.

Another major consideration in your footwear selection is insulation. Choose your insulation need by the air temperature, ground temperature and amount of foot movement. If you’re planning to hunt in a warm climate you’ll probably want a non-insulated product.  Insulation is measure in grams. Two hundred grams is about the least amount of insulation you can buy in footwear. Insulation numbers increase from there to 2000 grams. Deer hunters need to balance their need for a non-sweaty walk in and out with the need for a comfortably warm foot while stationery in a deer-stand, not generating any foot heat.

Big game hunters often value scent-control when hunting at close range. Some scent control products block foot odors from escaping. Others approach scent control by killing odor-causing bacteria. This process can be applied to various materials from leathers to linings to footbeds.

Last but not least are the soles. Soles provide varying levels of traction, cushioning, shock absorption, lateral stability and flexibility. Try to balance your need for flexibility, which makes walking easier, with durability which provides longer wear over time.

Tread size is critical when selecting a boot. A shallow tread works best for varying upland terrain to limit mud and debris pick-up. A deeper, more aggressive tread works best for mountainous and hilly terrain. Manufacturers provide a variety of options so you should be able to find the right one for your needs.

Hunting boots play a critical role in the enjoyment and success of your hunting experience. Take the time to find the right hunting boot so you won’t need to think about your boots during your hunt, just the hunt itself.

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About Kim Emery & Firefly Publicity

Kim Emery is the owner of Firefly Publicity and handles public relations for Irish Setter boots. Visit http://www.fireflypublicity.com for more information about its public relations services for outdoor products. Firefly Publicity works closely with writers and editors to place products in media like magazines, newspapers, on-line content, radio and television. Public relations is a cost effective way for companies to maximize their marketing or advertising budget. Firefly Publicity is a results-oriented pr firm located in Red Wing, Minnesota. If you’re interested in gaining exposure for your company’s products, please contact Kim Emery at Firefly Publicity.

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Inspect Hunting Boots Now

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Irish Setter VaprTrek hunting boot

It’s time to check out existing hunting gear to make sure it’s ready for another season in the woods and fields. Gear is just as important as strategy to ensure a successful outing. “Footwear is a critical piece of gear that can make or break a hunting experience. Hunting boots that don’t perform can make a good day of hunting go bad quickly. And no one wants to be the weak link that cuts the day short for everyone,” said Irish Setter boots public relations manager Kim Emery.

Several problems can result from hunting in boots that are past their prime according to Emery. Holes, cracks and tears can allow water to enter the boot which creates an unpleasant feeling and can hasten hypothermia and trench foot. A separating sole can lead to a trip or fall or complete sole failure. Not something you want to happen when you’re miles from camp. Overly soft leather reduces ankle support which can lead to sprains. Soles may go flat without proper arch support. Poorly fitting footwear can cause annoying calluses, blisters or corns. Walking in poorly fitting shoes or boots can lead to knee and back problems.

“It’s always best to select a high quality boot like Irish Setters. But if they don’t fit properly, even the best boots can give you problems,” advised Emery.

So inspect your boots now to determine if you need to replace them. Footwear experts advise replacing boots if:

  • Holes or cracks in outsole
  • Worn heel or outsole
  • Sole separating from boots
  • Broken lace hooks or lost eyelets
  • Hole in upper fabric or leather
  • Leather that’s damaged or worn thin
  • Soft or crumpled leather or fabric at back of heel
  • Broken midsole or shank
  • Degraded cushioning under the foot
  • Fallen arch support
  • Torn lining
  • Tight fit or sloppy fit

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About Kim Emery & Firefly Publicity

Kim Emery is the owner of Firefly Publicity and handles public relations for Irish Setter boots. Visit http://www.fireflypublicity.com for more information about its public relations services for outdoor products. Firefly Publicity works closely with writers and editors to place products in media like magazines, newspapers, on-line content, radio and television. Public relations is a cost effective way for companies to maximize their marketing or advertising budget. Firefly Publicity is a results-oriented pr firm located in Red Wing, Minnesota. If you’re interested in gaining exposure for your company’s products, please contact Kim Emery at Firefly Publicity.

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