Travis had to miss an important store meeting to go fishing. So we thought it was only fair for him to bring back pictures & tell us about it! Here's what he had to say...
Chasing the bass in southeast Idaho. From daybreak until just after noon, I caught 30 bucket mouths, give or take... more give than take. They all ranged in size from about 2 pounds to over 5 pounds.
I caught a handful on topwaters, and the rest on soft plastics.
Travis's Idaho Fishing Spots
Southeast Idaho offers plenty of opportunity to chase these fun-to-catch fish. There are several reservoirs around Malad and Preston that hold good numbers of largemouth bass. If you live in Box Elder, Cache, or even Weber counties, they aren't that far away.
For those of you in Franklin and Oneida counties, they are practically right in your back yard!
The summer has all but flown by this year. You have had a blast with all your friends and family. From four-wheeling at Hardware Ranch on Memorial Day to running in the Top of Utah 15K Freedom Run in Blacksmith Fork Canyon on the 4th of July. From fireworks at Stadium of Fire to sunburns to ice cream runs. You couldn't have asked for a better, more fun filled time of year.
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It's time to start planning your next adventure! You might be asking, "what should we do next?" We've got the answer, right here. Rodeo season is in full swing and we've got all the gear you'll need to enjoy a night with your girls. Join us at the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo this July 19th-24th right in Ogden, UT.
You can find all of your western attire right here in our store. With our crew of clothing gals and our experts in western boots, you'll leave with the hottest styles and fashions... And we aren't talking about temperature.
Need Shirts? Need Shoes? No Problem!
Check out our wide variety of western apparel. We have the hottest brands, from Cinch, to Ariat, to Rock Revival, to Tony Lama, and more! Take a look at our Women's Jeans Guide to see a variety of styles and brands that we carry. The Ladies in our clothing department really know their stuff and will have you looking great and feeling better in a new pair of jeans.
Enjoy boots, shirts and jeans from Ariat, Justin, and Tony Lama. Our favorite jeans brands include Wrangler, Rock Revival, Cinch, and Cruel Girl. We even get the occasional apparel from Stetson in both men's and women's wear. Our variety of western belts is off the charts, too. Come on in and take a look at our selections.
These western boots and shoes were worn by our models. Click here to shop women's Western boots. Shop men's western boots here. We've got boots for the whole family, so your kids can be looking great too!
Our Sunbody Hats come in a variety of colors at affordable prices! Each hat can be shaped in whatever style you want. Pick from one of these favorites! The Cattleman, the Brick Top, the Flat Top, the Gus, or the Rough Top, also known as the Cool Hand Luke or, Marty's personal favorite, the Duck Pond.
You can buy your own Sunbody Hat by clicking right here! Whether you are looking for red, purple, green, or blue trim, or just a raw edge, we've got what you need. We even carry some of your favorite brands like Stetson and Sarratelli.
Join Us for One Big Adventure
Ladies, we even have all of the clothing your man will need. Take a night out this week and kick some dust up! You'll find all of your clothing and western needs right in one place. For the last 70 years we have been finding everything you need to get out and explore this great state & country. Let us be a part of your next 70 years of big adventure!
What the Models Wore
Moving from left to right in the final image:
EmmaLee - Sunbody Hat with purple trim, style HG4A3BEPR; Women's Cinch Long-Sleeve Western Blouse, style MSW9200016-PNK; Blazin Roxx western belt, style N3516636; Rock Revival Ena S203 Skinny Jeans, style RP9213S203; and Justin Boots Faxon Brown, style L4360.
Kassidi - Sunbody Hat with raw edge and black hat band, style HG4B; Rock and Roll lace blue tank, style B5254542; Yellow Western Necklace, style JW0980; Wrangler Rock 47 Boyfriend Jean, style WBX30ND; and Twisted X Serape Fringe shoes, style WDM0064.
Kelsy - Sunbody Hat Oak Color, style HG4AOAKBE; Women's Wrangler White Tank, style LW2874N; Nikibiki Fuscia Tank, style NS4011FUC; Stetson Studded denim skirt, style 11-060-0594-0629BU; and Ariat Women's Quickdraw VentTEK boots, style 10019904.
Katelyn - Sunbody Hat with red trim, style HG4A3BERD; Women's L/S Wrangler Western Blouse, style LW2521M; Western Fashion Belt, assorted styles; Ariat Julia Elmwood Low rise bootcut jeans, style 10019528; and Tony Lama 100% Vaquero western boots, style VF3044.
Spring is almost over, and summer is fast approaching. Kids will be out of school and for many of you this means vacations and adventures in the great outdoors. My favorite summer adventure includes sitting around a campsite, eating good food, and hanging out with good friends while roasting things over the campfire. I love it!
When you set out on your next family trip you'll want to make sure that you have the essentials with you. Essentials like sleep gear, a working car, and good food. That last one is my personal favorite. Check out these great products that we carry here at Smith & Edwards! Guaranteed to make your mouth water and allow for a good time.
Make fresh Mayo, Whipped Cream, & Butter while Camping
Some of the newest items we got in are these fancy food prep items by Cookut. This France-based company delivers fun, innovative products that are simple, practical, and cool. Check out their mayonnaise, butter, and whipped cream shakers!
Each shaker is made of a glass jar with specially shaped silicone balls. These balls are shaped specifically to whip up these condiments in minutes. You have great tasting, easy to make condiment from scratch. Follow the recipe printed on the bottle or alter it slightly according to your own tastes.
These shakers are not only great for home use! Their sleek, compact design makes them perfect to use at your next family outing or camp-out. You'll be able to make the perfect amount so none of it goes to waste. You can even use your fresh-made butter on other goodies you roast over the campfire!
Make Sweet Campfire Treats with the DoughyMaker
The Doughy Maker isn't a new item, but it is definitely a product to get excited about. Previously marked at $19.99, we've got the Doughy Maker sitting at 50% off! This little tool is perfect for making delicious cinnamon sugar coated dessert balls, and our Housewares manager Vickie's son Gabriel can tell you how good they are.
You can even use them at home over a backyard fire pit! Your possibilities for campfire desserts doesn't end at cinnamon coated biscuits. Try your hand at using corn bread dough, cookie dough, and brownie batter. Or, make delicious meatballs and mushroom delights! All it takes is a little bit of imagination.
You'll definitely want to add this must-have item to your camping list. Not only is is a great product, but it was also developed right here in Northern Utah. This is just the start of the delicious possibilities that Smith & Edwards has to offer.
Get your DoughyMaker today - only $9.99 for a limited time!
Many outdoor enthusiasts are familiar with the Mountain House brand of freeze dried meals. For those of you who are new to the game, here is a little explanation for you.
Mountain House freeze dried meals were originally developed for the special forces troops. Freeze dried foods are lighter than traditional MREs and they retain more of their original flavor. Each meal weighs mere ounces and cooks in under 10 minutes. All you need is boiling water!
Awhile ago we asked our customers what some of their favorite flavors are. People were really passionate as they shared their favorite meal. Some of the responses we received included beef stroganoff, sweet and sour pork, and spaghetti. Smith & Edwards' own Paul Wright said he really likes the Italian-style pepper steak. You can check out these an other great flavors by clicking right here.
I had never experienced the Mountain House freeze dried foods until this past year. On a snowshoeing excursion up the North Ogden Divide in Northern Utah I had the sweet and sour pork. It was delicious! I'm definitely looking forward to camping trips this summer so I can have more of these great meals.
We just added new flavors, including Spicy Southwest Breakfast Hash and Chicken Fajita Bowl.
Smith & Edwards also carries the Mountain House freeze dried desserts. The apple crisp is one of our top sellers. We even sell their freeze dried ice cream!
No matter what you are in the mood for Mountain House has a meal for you. Order them online or come in the store today for all of your outdoor needs.
There is a change in the air. Finally, Mother Nature has melted the snow from the valleys and it looks like we are going to have a bit of a break from the winds and rain of April in Northern Utah. You've been cooped up in your office or at home and are reaching to scratch that itch of adventure.
Cabin Fever got you down?
New layout for camping and marine!
If you are like me then this itch comes every year and you're ready to go. But before you can go anywhere you better take stock of your gear and replace anything outdated, broken, or in need of repair. What better way to scratch that itch than by coming to Smith & Edwards! We've been doing some of our own changing to get you out of Dodge and into the outdoors where you belong.
Paddles and oars start at $12.99.
Come on in and check out what we've been up to this week! Our camping and marine sections had a little bit of a facelift so we can help you find what you need quickly. We've got everything you need for lounging, hiking, sleeping, camping, boating, and just plain ol' sitting around.
We've even got life vests for your pooch!
Stop paddling to keep up and start paddling to get away! Whether it's rafting, canoeing, kayaking, or paddle boarding, we've got all the equipment you'll need at great prices. You can shop for paddles online right here!
Take Control on the Rapids of Life
Quit treading water just to survive. It's time to kick back and relax in the water. Get a new Connelly life jacket or an inflatable lounge tube. Neoprene and nylon jacket styles are available for all ages and sizes. Click here to see the sizes and styles we carry.
We also have great prices on Connelly towables and inflatables. And, between you and me, Willard Bay is starting to look quite inviting. Did you know it's just right around the corner from us? Check out our inventory here and get out on the water!
Say goodbye to your uncomfortable desk chair for the weekend and kick back with some good friends. Enjoy a s'more or two in a new camp chair or lounger. This camp lounger is so comfortable you won't even notice that you're sitting down. Shop online for camp chairs and sleeping cots.
Cool Anti-Gravity Lounger
For the last 70 years, we have been doing our part to make sure that you are outfitted with the newest, best and most reliable gear. Let us continue this tradition of excellence. We know you'll find what you need right here and we can't wait to help you discover something new.
What are you waiting for?
Rush in to Smith & Edwards today so you can rush out fully equipped and ready to explore this great state!
If your Clothes Dryer vents straight to the duct: Straight Connector
If your dryer duct and wall duct are relatively close together, you will want the Snap-to-Vent Straight design connector. This is an easy connection for installing your dryer, and if you ever need to take it back apart for maintenance or cleaning. Simply pre-connect Snap-to-Vent Straight before you go behind your dryer for installation. Place the snap connector over dryer hose with tines on the inside of the hose. Take the straight and place it so that the tines push against the hose holding the connector tight to the dryer hose. Take the seal ring and either put it around the duct or in the straight and press into the duct until it creates an air tight seal. Easy enough!
If your Clothes Dryer hose has to vent on another wall, use the 90° Elbow
The Snap-to-Vent 90-degree Elbow connection helps to avoid smashing your hose by connecting the hose at a 90-degree angle to your dryer. It comes with easy instructions: Pre-assemble the hose to the snap connector and the snap connector into the 90-degree elbow and snap together. Take the seal ring and pre install onto dryer or wall duct and press the 90 elbow into the dryer duct or wall duct. And voila! The elbow connector can push right up against the wall and still keep your hose protected and working how it should.
Having a clean and clear vent reduces the risk of fires and improves the efficiency of your dryer. With no tools necessary and less time and confusion during installation, how could you not love Snap-to-Vent!
This spring, I went up to the Rainbow Gardens parking lot, and instead of taking Birdsong Trail like usual, my boyfriend and I hiked up to the Bonneville Shoreline trail!
It was breathtaking getting to see behind the water pipe that goes over 12th street as it heads up to Ogden Canyon, and we got to meet some fun dogs and watch as people made their way further up the mountains above us.
For me, I've never once regretted the money I spent on my pair of Merrell hiking shoes. My women's Moab mid hiking boots have helped me see Utah better than I ever imagined. I splurged for the Goretex water protection and it's served me well. I've hiked through pouring rain, as well as photographed some amazing river scenes that would have otherwise left me with wet feet!
Speaking of water - we have many styles of water hikers in-stock for guys & gals.
Steve Smith, our Shoes department manager, has brought in brand-new hiking boots from Merrell for men & women, as well as Under Armour, Teva, and our local favorite Browning.
If you haven't seen the valley from the Bonneville Shoreline yet, make this the year you make it up there! Whether your favorite views are from the North Ogden Divide, the 12th Street & Ogden Canyon area, or somewhere else like the Uintas (my goal!) along the Wasatch Front.... Let us outfit you with the shoes that will get you there.
Merrell Women's Zeolite
Teva Men's Riva
Merrell Men's Yokota Trail Ventilators
Browning Men's Glenwood Trail
Under Armour Defiance
Men's Merrell Onvoyer
Merrell Men's Everbound Mid GTX
Now, all of these boots are going to have great gripping soles and some degree of water resistance. Come in to Smith & Edwards off I-15 at exit 351 and try them on for yourself.
These are 6 men's boots and 1 ladies' pair in this feature, but there are MANY more styles from even more brands including Hi-Tec, Columbia, and more waiting for you here at Smith & Edwards!
New Hiking Boots for 2017 Utah Hikes
Merrell Women's Zeolite Una
Combination suede & mesh uppers
Sticky rubber lugged outsole for all-terrane traction
Signature Merrell Air Gushion in the heel for shock absorption
Pictured color: Boulder/Celestial
Teva Men's Riva eVent
Vibram outsole for traction
eVent waterproof membrane for keeping your feet dry while letting sweat escape - no clammy feet!
Perfect for day hikes or multi-day mountain adventures
Great fit with excellent breathability
Pictured color: Charred (brown)
Merrell Men's Yokota
Athletic look, performs for your outdoor needs
Great for long days on the trail
Forefoot support from TrailProtect pad and M-Select GRIP outsole
Light and nimble
Browning Men's Glenwood Trail
Breathable mesh upper
Heel & toe overlay for protection against rocks and trail debris
Welded overlay panels for added durability
Lugged sole pattern for reliable grip in many conditions
Comes with 2 pairs of laces, orange & brown!
Pictured color: A-TACS AU Camo / Mulch
UnderArmour Defiance Mid
UA Storm keeps out moisture but lets your feet breathe
Lightweight EVA midsole for cushioning & support
High-traction rubber lug outsole for traction on all kinds of terrain
Pictured color: Saddle / Cannon / Texas Orange
Merrell Men's Onvoyer Mid Boot
Special makeup - this color is a limited edition you'll find only at Smith & Edwards and select other retailers!
Durable hiking boots feature abrasion-resistant heel & toe overlays
Waterproof suede & mesh uppers
Sticky rubber outsole for reliable traction
Color: Taupe gray
Merrell Men's Everbound Mid Boot
GORE-TEX waterproof membrane protects you from rivers & rain
Full grain and sued leather upper
Stable without being stiff
Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock & adds stability
M Select FRESH organic odor control
Vibram TC5+ outsole
Pictured color: Dark leather brown
Come in to Smith & Edwards to Get your Gear!
You'll find everything you need here to have a great hike, whether it's an after-work hike before sunset or a multiple-day trip in the mountains!
That’s pronounced "Hook" Gear. I know, it doesn’t really seem to be spelled that way, but that is how you pronounce it! I promise!
Clothing is not usually the top of my checklist when I am getting ready for a fishing trip! In fact, most of the time my wife gives me a funny look and asks, "Are you really going out looking like that?"
To which my normal response was something along the lines of "Well, the fish don't care what I look like!"
It's an argument that I would never win, honestly!
However, that all changed when I had our clothing buyer, Craig, show me the new Huk Gear line.
The first thing I loved about the line was all the awesome colors that they come in. They have partnered with Kryptek and offer their camo patterns in most of the great colors. My favorite is the blue Pontus camo, but their new white & gray Raid camo is a close second!
The technology in Huk Gear shirts is awesome! Top on the list for me is the breathability and the wicking away of sweat and moisture. That means that I can stay cool longer and fish more!
I don't have to worry about fish guts ruining my Huk shirt. These shirts are anti-microbial, have stain release technology, and keep me protected from the sun. All of this adds up to what all of us as fisherman want: to be able to fish longer and not succumb the elements.
We just got in ladies' and mens' tees and tank tops. You won’t regret buying these shirts. I love wearing mine around even when I am not fishing. They are just comfy to wear and they don't look half bad, either!
Tangled cords can give you a headache. Whether it's your phone charger, your laptop cords, or a curling iron, tangled cords gets really annoying. 360 Electrical is an innovative company with a solution... and we carry their products right here at Smith and Edwards.
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360 Electrical started in 2005 with a desire to make things better. It's privately owned by a Utah native right here in Salt Lake City. Her creative genius has changed the way we look at electrical outlets.
The Meaning of 360
The power cords made by 360 Electrical feature a unique swivel feature. The design allows the electrical outlet to spin freely as a cord gets twisted. Your cord is able to unwind as it's twisted, thus reducing the amount of tangling your cord can do.
The swivel feature also allows cords to travel to any location in a room with minimal strain on the prongs.
Have a charger that doesn't fit next to other cords on a power strip? With the Powercurve power strip, you can swivel the outlet so they'll fit neatly!
360 Electrical Powercurve Surge Protector & USB Charger
Not only has 360 changed our perception of traditional outlets, but they have also changed our vision of modern technologies. Many of their power cords feature USB ports for cell phone chargers, too.
Whether you need one outlet or several outlets, 360 Electrical has you covered!
Whatever your power needs may be, you can find a solution right here at Smith and Edwards. Shop these great products in store or check them out right here on smithandedwards.com! We've got what you need and are here to help with all of your electrical needs.