Sponsors

We would like to thank are generous sponsors for helping us make the Eastslope Kayak Fishing Classic Alberta’s premier kayak fishing event for the past 6 years. Without their support our participants would leave empty handed and our sport would lack the foundation to grow. Please take a look at the websites of these elite companies that have sponsored our tournament this year.

Click on the logo of these great sponsors to be taken to their websites.

Current Featured Sponsors

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It’s an instinct possessed only by anglers about what makes the perfect fishing kayak. So how did Wilderness Systems’ kayak designers figure it out? They simply asked them. Wilderness Systems has become the sport’s most trusted name because of continuous enhancements from year-round field testing and true user feedback. From innovative outfitting like the SlideTrax accessory system to industry leaders like the Tarpon and hybrid Commander Series, this is the lineup that anglers swear by.

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We strive to make the most comfortable, durable, and safe products possible at Kokatat. From our GORE-TEX® dry suits that carry a lifetime warranty or rescue PFDs worn by guides worldwide, to a new paddler’s first splash-top, we have you covered.

At Werner we produce the lightest, strongest paddles available..We design every aspect to work together to increase power and reduce fatigue.Trust Werner Paddles for comfort, durability and performance.

Official Media Sponsor

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Kayak Angler Magazine profiles the best outfitters, guides and pros, feature the hottest kayak fishing destinations and give you the hottest tips for electronics, rigging and paddling. Plus: The Buzzbait section has all the tournament news, trends and the year’s biggest fish stories.

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Three simple words that describe our products, our company, our culture…our future. As a leading, worldwide provider of navigation, we are committed to making superior products for automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and sports that are an essential part of our customers’ lives.

Our “vertical integration” business model keeps all design, manufacturing, marketing and warehouse processes in-house, giving us more control over timelines, quality and service. Our user-friendly products are not only sought after for their compelling design, superior quality and best value, but they also have innovative features that enhance the lives of our customers.

For nearly two decades Undercurrents has been the experts for all things paddling in Alberta! Everything in their 7000 sq ft building is dedicated to getting you safely on the water with the optimal gear for your adventure. The large stock of boats and gear. The highly trained staff of experts. The paddling school that is envied across Canada. It all exists to get you paddling!

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From humble beginnings, Scott Plastics Ltd. has evolved to produce thousands of products under the Scotty Trademark which are sold into the fishing, marine, outdoor and firefighting industries worldwide

At Yak Attack we are developers / manufacturers of accessories for kayak safety and kayak fishing. As kayak fishermen ourselves, we strive to develop and manufacture only the highest quality products.Most of our products are born of necessity, while we’re out on the water.

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Our goal for the store is to provide top quality equipment, expert advice, and a super welcoming, friendly atmosphere.
For our kayak/canoe instruction programs and international trips, nothing less than world class will do.

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Superfly started with a good idea and a passion for fly tying in a small basement hobby-room more than 30 years ago. Today Superfly continues as a family business that has grown into an internationally respected company recognized as a leading manufacturer of fly fishing and fly tying products.

Nootka Marine Adventures operates three resorts on Vancouver Island’s West Coast, in Canada. A variety of activities and custom packages are available ranging from: chartered salmon & halibut fishing, historic & wildlife tours, ocean kayaking, and more. Guests may take advantage of boat rentals, fuel sales, moorage, marina services, launch ramp, fish processing, our fully licensed restaurant, and many other visitor conveniences. From suites to self- contained yurts & chalets, tent sites to our full service RV park, we offer a variety of accommodations to suit each customer’s unique travel plans. Create lasting memories, celebrate special occasions, or just come drop a line on a misty morning. Book your luxury wilderness vacation today!

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Whether you are tournament fisherman, a Weekend Warrior or an occasional angler, The Rod Glove has the products that protect your gear and keep your rods from tangling.

The Rod Glove is best known for the very popular Rod Glove fishing rod sleeves, which feature:

  • Tapered Tips
  • Available in 20 great colors
  • Multiple size availability
  • 100% Made in North America

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Whether you are tournament fisherman, a weekend warrior or an occasional angler, X Zone Lures make even the best fishermen better. X Zone Lures was founded by Canadian tournament angler Mark Kulik. He conceived of the idea while practicing for some upcoming tournaments that best suited a drop shot technique.

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The love of Fishing has brought me to this point of starting
my own little shop. I will always strive to build the perfect
rod for my clients, so that when the big one bites
you’ll be ready.

I try and match the best components and blank strength to your
fishing techniques and style, along with the environment and 
species you are targeting.

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The Fishin’ Hole has been serving anglers in Western Canada since 1975 and operates 6 retail locations in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Our head office and distribution centre for wholesale, mail order & website sales is located at 11829 – 154 Street in Edmonton. We are proud to offer expertise and competitive fishing products in the International Market.

Len Thompson

In 1929, Len Thompson, a returned First World War soldier and farmer, developed his first fishing spoon in Abernethy, Saskatchewan. After many years of trying all kinds of manufactured lures, he was convinced he could make a better spoon.

Len’s passion for fishing has carried on and has resulted in over 40 million spoons being made in the company’s history (now, about 500,000 lures are produced each year). Proudly Canadian and made in Lacombe, Alberta, our classic colour patterns and irresistible action continue to be the keys to our tradition of reliability and versatility.

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Our Alberni Outpost locations are Vancouver Island’s premier paddle sport stores, and the gateway to the Broken Group Islands, Deer Group Islands, Gulf Islands and Clayoquot Sound.

We carry a full line of kayaks, canoes, and paddling accessories, including water safety gear, plus a large line of hiking and back-country camping gear. We also stock a full line of outdoor clothing for the whole family.

Born in Winnipeg MB we are kayak fishing apparel company that strives to bring you high end shirts and hats to keep you cool and comfortable during your fishing adventures. We’re always looking to expand and bring more products for all your fishing needs.

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When we started Valhalla Pure Outfitters in 1990 to make specialty outdoor clothing and gear, we didn’t need to look to some exotic location on the far side of the planet. The rapid weather changes and punishing wear-and-tear of the Valhalla Range have taught us all we need to know about the requirements our gear would need.

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R Ideas started production of Fishing Butlers in 2003.  Born from the idea that there must be a better way to keep fishing rods organized and stop the tangled insanity.  R Ideas saw there was a problem and set out to fix that problem.

After test marketing and listening to our customers wants and needs, we now have an excellent product that will make your fishing experience more enjoyable.

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Glenmore Sailboats was established in 1969 in Calgary, AB. The name comes from the closest water for sailing “Glenmore Reservoir”. It is now owned and operated by Gordon and Sheri vanGunst who took over in 2001. Since then they have expanded into Edmonton and diversified into paddlesports and peddleboats. They have also stayed true to their roots by continuing to serve the sailing communities of Western Canada, offering boat sales, parts + accessories and clothing.

Radioworld Central is the largest radio store of its type in Western Canada, we are an authorized dealer for all products we sell.
In our Calgary showroom you will find friendly staff that specializes in each product line we carry. We have fully functional displays of transceivers, receivers, GPS products, Marine and fishing electronics, metal detectors, shortwave radio, avionics, CB, FRS/GMRS radios, communications scanners and a complete assortment of related accessories.
At Radioworld Central customer service is our number one priority. We offer competitive pricing and fast shipping. Customer support is available in store, online, and on the phone. Whether you require product knowledge or are ready to purchase you can count on us to make you our priority!

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The Fishing Scoop is an tubular accessory (4” x 25”) that has a handle and an opening on one end with a cap on the other.   It can be used to contain your fish, while you measure and/or take pictures.  And then you decide if you can keep it and bring your limit home – or release the fish with ease.   It is easily stowed on the side compartment of your boat and can be used as a bail bucket in your vessel. The Fishing Scoop can be used to carry your lunch to the river or light enough to carry on your belt loop, backpack or kayak for river fishing.

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We have a passion for fishing and designing new and exciting products for the Fly Fishing Industry.  Over this last six years we opened our business through Inventing and Patenting some awesome new tying materials for every type of fisher! The products that we produce and sell are some of the most realistic in the fishing industry! Silver Tip Fly Company has been featured in several Magazines, including the Spring Edition of Fly Fusion.  Thanks to all the crew over there!! We put our Customers first. We listen to you and help you find what you need.

Forged

Forged Fly Fishing was Founded in 2010 in Victoria, British Columbia, but it existed far before that.

In the early years I always talked with my Father about the dream of having a career centered on fly fishing. A dream though it was then,  I started with the idea of fly reels and what could be done to make them affordable and elegant, while still giving them the substance and durability needed by West Coast anglers. This lead to multiple designs of reels and fly boxes, from what you have in your pack to what hangs off them. In the end …  FORGED® was born.

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GCL Fishing the official site of Canadian Pro Angler Gary C Love offering for anglers worldwide everything from Gary’s Jackfish Lures to any product he uses & believes in. Fishing reels, Fishing rods, Fishing line, leaders and other items. Products Gary sells in his online store are products Gary has field tested & believes in 100%. These products are high end products you can’t regularly find in retail stores only brand new high end gear is sold here. If you are looking for help balancing a Rod and Reel set for yourself Gary can help you with that contact him here. Gary considers all who visit his website as friends, he will help all who ask. Shipping is also Free on orders over $50 for residents in the Unites States and Canada

Best Lure co. manufacturing began out of Kelowna, British Columbia in the summer of 2016. The fishing lures made by Best Lure co. are wooden fishing lures, created from yellow cedar. Best Lure co. has tested their lures extensively and has had amazing success on native and exotic game fish in different areas and sport fishing destinations around the world. You will be able to find Best Lure co. at numerous trades shows across Canada and the United States in 2017.

Best Lure co. lures are designed to imitate the erratic action of an injured fish. The lures created by Best Lure co. are unique due to the buoyancy of the wood and the weight distribution, which creates a darting action that has yet to be achieved in other fishing lures in today’s market. These lures are a must-have in angler’s tackle boxes due to their characteristics of simulating real injured fish. Additionally, the design and colors produce a realistic and alluring action, that fish just can’t resist. Best Lure co. lures have been proven to be effective in a number of situations including trolling or casting. Moreover, these lures are perfect if you are fishing for a large variety of fish including trout, salmon, bass, perch, walleye, or a number of other game fish. Happy fishing!

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The company is based in the mountain town of Canmore, Alberta. We are proud to be a small family-run business.

The company was originally founded in 1998 in Scotland. Starting out as a mail order company, specialising in cross country ski and adventure race equipment, we formed our first online store in November 1998. In February 1999 we presented the first ever winter adventure race ‘The Scottish Winter Challenge’ held under arduous winter conditions.

In 1999 we raced in the Discovery Channel Eco-Challenge adventure race in Argentina. During seven days of non-stop racing we first used BUFF® headwear and instantly fell in love with them. Having moved to Canada that year we were looking for an unique opportunity and BUFF® presented itself to us.

Today we distribute to over 600 stores and many organisations requiring custom projects.

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Like any great tool, the Fish Grip has gone through a number of iterations to become the adept tool that it is today. Each curve, knob, and indention were custom designed and purposefully address the needs of landing a fish without harm to you or the fish, in the short or long-term.

 

 

Past Sponsors

 

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Since 1985, Flying Fisherman® has been a leading producer of quality, affordable polarized eyewear developed in the Florida Keys.  We offer a full range of sunglasses for men, women and Jr. Angler kids, priced from $15 to $150 – all featuring the AcuTint™ lens coloring system that blocks 100% of harmful UV and reflected glare and enhances vision, allowing you to see below the surface of the water. Other angler accessories include eyewear retainers, headwear, our popular SunBandit™ bandanas, and all new series of Flying Fisherman® Passport® travel rods.  All items are backed by a one year warranty. Totally affordable…Totally Fishing.

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Jackfish Lures is a manufacturer of Non Toxic fishing tackle. We produce Trout Spinners, Walleye Spinners, Spinnerbaits, Mean Muskie Spinnerbaits, Bucktails, Cardiac Kid Buzzbaits, Regular Stainless Steel Spinnerbaits and  Fly’s.Jackfish Lures, because excellence is not an act; it’s a habit, making fine fishing lures since 1996Aquabound logo (sqaure)

What makes Aqua-Bound different is quality of our product, service we provide, and performance of our paddles. Every Aqua-Bound paddle is designed by a paddling enthusiast. Meaning every bend, angle, and component is meticulously designed to provide the best paddling experience possible. We hold our custom service team to the highest standards of any company in the business. It’s in our DNA to care for the customer needs no matter the outcome. Finally, Aqua-Bound knows injection-molding better than any paddle company. We offer the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any paddle on the market.

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Pure Fishing, Inc. is a leading global provider of fishing tackle, lures, rods and reels with a portfolio of brands that includes Abu Garcia®, All Star®, Berkley®, Chub®, Fenwick®, Greys®, Hardy®, Hodgman®, Johnson™, JRC®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Pflueger®, Sebile®, Shakespeare®, SpiderWire®, Stren®, and Ugly Stik®.

With operations in 19 countries and a dedicated workforce conversant in 28 languages, Pure Fishing, Inc. is part of Jarden Outdoor Solutions, a leader in outdoor and recreational lifestyle products and a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation.

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Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Alexandra enjoys everything that the West Coast of BC has to offer. An avid fisher and all around outdoor lover, she finds inspiration every where she looks living on the rock known as home.

Humminbird

For over 30 years we’ve been America’s favorite Fishfinder – the leading innovator of Side Imaging technology – providing recreational and professional anglers difference-making days out on the water, day after day, year after year.

St Croix

St. Croix’s history reads as the straight definition of hard work and determination. In 1948, co-founders Bob and Bill Johnson, both avid fishermen, decided to construct and sell landing nets. Their quality nets (complete with cedar handles, ash hoops, and hand-sewn netting) proved too costly for most sportsmen. A brainstorming session saved the then fledgling company. Perusing a display of cane fishing poles, the brothers decided to modify them to make them portable. They cut the poles into three shorter lengths and fitted them with brass ferrules. A local hardware merchant immediately ordered 500 rods, and the St. Croix Rod Company was born.

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The secret to Tie Boss’s ease of use is our patented serrated jam cleat – engineered to lock and release with one hand.  Simply attach hooks and pull rope to lift up or tie down almost any load – quickly and safely!

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Rapala is the world’s largest manufacturer of fishing lures and other fishing related products. It was founded in Finland in the 1930s by Lauri Rapala. Their most popular product is a balsa wood minnow imitation lure called the Original Floater. Rapala is the original innovator in fishing tackle with an exceptional ability to continuously renew and apply Lauri Rapala’s groundbreaking innovation that changed lure fishing forever: the Rapala wobble that imitates a wounded baitfish.

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