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Newsletter - October 28, 2016

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fhjkThank you to you all for shopping local! We love hearing your stories and seeing photos of your outdoor adventures. We hope you are enjoying your fishing and hunting seasons as much as we are and that we have helped facilitate your outdoor experiences with the best service possible. We truly have great customers!

To show our appreciation, we will be starting a new 'Weekly Savings Sale' starting on Monday, October 31, 2016.  Every Monday in our Fishing Report look for 10 items that will have blowout pricing!



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The last derby of the Sooke Salt Water series is the Boxing Day Derby coming up on December 26. Tickets are $30 per rod and will be available in store soon. The Coho derby was a success with more than 200lbs of Coho fillets donated to the Sooke Food Bank and $4000 raised for charity! Sean Hutchingson came in 1st place with a 17.54lb Coho, for full Coho derby results, click here.

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bc-core-logoThe next C.O.R.E course is December 17 and 18. Sign up in store for $150 to take the course and get out hunting.

victoria-fish-and-gameVictoria Fish and Games annual game dinner and fundraiser is coming up on March 4, 2017 at the Mary Winspear Centre. Tickets are available in store for $65.

2017 VFGPA memberships are coming out in mid November. Get your tickets before December 31, 2016 for an early bird

We are having our annual Black Friday Sale on November 25. Look forward to some awesome deals, lots of sale items and door crashers that wont last long! Watch for our flyers coming out in the Times Colonist, Victoria News and Saanich News near the end of November as well as online.

Look for our up-coming Christmas flyers for some great gift ideas. Also, watch for our ’12 Days of Christmas’ sale starting on December 13. Each day leading up to Christmas we will have a different sale item for you in store.

Featured Item - Portable Winch

We now stock two portable winches powered by Honda.  LIGHTER. STRONGER. SMARTER. Performance is easy with the right tools!


 PCW3000: Gas Powered pulling winch with a 700Kg pull force

The ideal winch for hunters!

This winch is powered by Honda’s 4-stroke GX-35cc engine. In addition to being extremely popular with hunters looking for a lightweight, compact tool, this model is also appreciated by occasional loggers.  Weighing only 9.5 kg, it offers 700 kg of pulling power single line. Efficient and very easy to carry, you’ll be equipped to retrieve your game, no matter the conditions.

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PCW5000: Gas Powered pulling winch with a 1000Kg pull force

Powered by Honda’s 4-stroke GXH-50cc engine, it’s the forester’s favorite. Weighing only 16 kg, it provides 1000 kg of pulling power. In addition, you benefit from two speed options with interchangeable capstan drums.  If you go for POWER, you will use the included 57 mm drum pulling at 12 meters per minute. If your application requires more SPEED, you will select the optional 85 mm drum* pulling at 18 meters per minute.

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Featured Item: Rambo Electric Bikes

The R750C was designed and equipped specifically for the hard core hunter and features Rambo intelligent power control. Check game cameras, enter your hunt in stealth mode, travel whisper quiet deep into the woods, scout your land without putting pressure on your game are just a few jobs that R750C are great for. Comes in DZX camo for ultimate concealment.

The RAMBO R750 is a brother to the R750C. The specs are identical, but the R750 comes with a matte black frame. Go deep into the woods or use the R750 for camping or cruising around the neighborhood. It uses the same powerful, yet whisper quiet high torque electric motor as the R750C. Get around quieter and smarter than ever before!


Aluminum Bike Cart for use with all Rambo Bikes

The Rambo bike cart is a great add-on to any model of Rambo bike you have. Quick and easy attachment to the bike and smooth operation. Use it to haul gear, camping equipment or your buck out of the backwoods. The cart also has a handle grab for use without the Rambo. Great for hauling fire wood or other loads around the site when not using with your Rambo bike.

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Come down to the store to check out our large selection of new and used firearms.  Here are six used Winchester firearms that are new to our stock.  We also buy and consign used firearms!








River Fishing

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If you have been thinking about getting out on the river, now is the time! November and December can have some exceptional trout fly fishing using egg patterns, as the salmon spawn the trout gorge themselves on eggs. Drift or Jet Boat down the Cowichan River for Brown Trout, Rainbows and Salmon on the fly with our expert guides who have intimate knowledge of a large variety of techniques used to entice these spectacular fish to always make your trip exciting! Call the store at 250-475-4969 to book your trip.

Featured Item: Come check out our large selection Simms clothing!

Simms Slick Jacket: 

When rainfall powerwashes the Pacific Northwest, find returns of ocean-bright steelhead and seek fortress-like shelter in Simms’ new Slick Jacket. Propelled by GORE-TEX® Pro Shell fabric, with stretch, the Slick flows with your body for superior mobility, while the ultraclean outside-in design delivers snag-free performance from hood to bottom hem. Features include ample storage via large integrated chest pockets for fly boxes and tip-wallets, coupled with internal organization for river mainstays such as sunglasses, tippets, and leaders. Watertight, adjustable cuffs and a dual draw-cord waist keep the dank out, while plush hand warmer pockets with interior pass-thru zips allow you to access waders lying within, without breeching your external bulwark. Simms G3 Guide Felt Wading Boots: untitled

For those occupying the latter category, Simms’ G3 Guides™ raise the bar with aRiverTread™ platform bolstered by proprioception, which minimizes rigid underfoot materials in order to enhance feel whether on the trail or in the water. Additional features include TPU molded heel clips that lock in fit, while the neoprene lining stacks cushioning where it counts, keeping feet warm and delivering easy on/off performance.

G4Z Stockingfoot Waders:


The angler evolution has been distilled to three simple steps: Catch a fish. Catch many fish. Catch the fish. Wise words, but limiting. In reality you define your fishing quest. And wherever it leads, G4Z® stockingfoots are built for the pinnacle with new 5-layer GORE-TEX® PRO SHELL fabric that bolsters durability and enhances breathability by 25 percent. Powered by the most feature-rich mix on the market, G4Zs include YKK® waterproof center-front zipper for easy access/optimal ventilation, plush handwarmer pockets to toast frozen digits fast, and everything you need for an evolved wader that goes way beyond the basic.

Recipe: Marinated Venison Steak

INGREDIENTS 1 ½ cups extra-virgin olive oil ¾ cup soy sauce ½ cup red wine vinegar ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 1 ½ teaspoons roughly chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons dry mustard 2 ¼ teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed 1 teaspoon black pepper, plus more as needed 2 pounds venison loin or leg, cut into 6 steaks

PREPARATION Combine all ingredients except venison in a large bowl. Submerge venison in the marinade, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 8 hours and up to 12 hours. Heat broiler, stovetop grill pan or grill. Remove venison from marinade and season with salt and pepper. Working in batches if necessary, place steaks under the broiler or on the grilling surface and cook, flipping once, until medium-rare, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Allow venison to rest for 5 minutes before serving and enjoy!