Hello my friends.
Welcome to my Harvester Outdoors blog. My intent with this blog is to give our friends and customers a view into our outdoor store, the people that work here, the products we carry, and why we do this.
Today I want to talk about the beginning. If I was to re-name this blog it would be “An Idiot’s Guide to the Great Outdoors”. I am learning as I go! I’m surrounded by great employees, and advisors, who know the outdoors like the back of their hand, but I’m not that lucky. I plan to take the knowledge and techniques they share with me, test them, and then pass them on to you the reader.
When we started looking at brands to carry the one thing we all agreed about here was Zebco.
“Click… ffwhiiiiiiiizzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…… plop……..wowowowowowowowowowow”
You know, Zebco. It’s the sound of almost everyone’s childhood.
I was raised in a family that made all kids use bobbers until they were teens… to avoid losing tackle on snags… and we all had a Zebco in our hand before we could walk.
|Sean on the dock at Arnold’s Camp, Lee River circa 1986|
My cousin Corey (one of our many expert advisors) and I spent hours upon hours on the dock at our grandparents cottage on Lee River terrorizing the perch fishery in that area. Then after becoming bored with small fish play, we would inevitably resort to a casting competition. Zebco was always there with us, standing up to two seven year olds chucking the biggest weights we could as far as possible.
|Cousin Corey (left) and Sean on the Red River, 2017|
Here in the present, word travelled fast that Harvester was diversifying it’s products. Our customers come from all over the Prairies and we’ve noticed many of them are avid outdoors enthusiasts. We aim to cater to them.
Next thing I knew I had a call from our amazing Canadian Zebco and Quantum representatives. A dream come true.
Now my store is stocked not only with some really nice high end reels and combos, but also some incredibly high quality options for people like my Mom and Dad, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, who just want to get their kids out on the water with a reliable product at a very competitive price.
Stop in and see us, share your Zebco story. If you come in to the store in May and give me your best Zebco sound effect, you’ll get 10% off any Zebco or Quantum product in the store.