Apparently in Canada they call the Moose a Swamp Donkey. This summer we had The Swamp Donkey Race series ask us to design and produce custom bandanas featuring the Swamp Donkey Mud Run. This was a nasty event that was a huge sucess! We wanted to post a few pictures from the event. Check them out, and if you are in Canada, check out the Swamp Donkey Mud run.
This is just a simple update to show you an awesome video that Jason Arnold shot in Jupiter. You have got to see the massive schools of baIT and Snook in this video. Jason Arnold is a professional photographer and we have a custom Hoo-rag that features a sick tarpon photo he shot in the Florida Keys. (Tarpon Sun Mask) Thanks Jason for rocking the rag and producing awesome video!
Hoo-rag has become a sponsor for the 2012-2013 USA BASSIN tournament trail. USA BASSIN is a rapidly growing tournament trail that draws anglers from all over the US in search of monster large mouths. Hoo-rags will be going to select boats during this upcoming season. If you are one of it's 17000 members there is a chance you will be getting a Hoo-rag. If you are a USA BASSIN member and want to see what a Hoo-rag is and how to wear one, please watch this video.
Here is a little bit about USA BASSIN:
U.S.A. BASSIN is a grass roots team tournament trail, catering to the weekend angler and our youth.
We promote a "family-friendly" atmosphere; this allows all team formats to participate, singles, two-person teams, husband/wife and parent/child to experience competitive angling, while learning good sportsmanship. We offer free membership to the Youth under the age of 18 before August 31 of every season in either the U.S.A BASSIN Team Trail or the U.S.A BASSIN Next Generation Trail.
We offer low membership fees of $25.00 per adult that includes the right to fish any U.S.A. BASSIN tournament for that season’s year. Entry fees start at $25.00 for a weeknight, and $50.00 for a weekend tournament per boat/team. This makes U.S.A. BASSIN very affordable and fun for everyone!
In 2003 U.S.A Bassin was founded on the simple tournament format that we run on to day; low fees with tournaments close to home. At that time we had 60 members in three states. By 2005 we grew to 500 members operating in 5 states. Two years later in 2007, our growth increased to 1500 members and 280 events in 9 states. In 2009 the growth has continued with over 3400 members and over 500 events in 17 states.
Moving forward into 2010 we have expanded our tournaments to involve our youth even more with the addition of the “The Next Generation Trail”. The Next Generation Trail is designed to provide educational opportunities to the youth. By offering adult/youth divisions and teams, our youth will not only learn fishing skills, but will also have a chance of being awarded scholarship money towards their future education. Our youth are the future of our sport!
The 2009 season’s Classic will be our biggest ever! The 2009 Classic to be held on KY/Barkley Lakes on May 1 & 2, 2010 and will offer members a chance to win one of four new boats (Nitro™ Z8, Nitro™ Z7, Nitro™ X5, and a Tracker™ Pro Team 170 TX draw boat) to be given away along with cash and sponsor prizes to total over $100,000.
As we start our 7th year with the 2010 season, we would like to invite you to become a member of our organization to experience a different kind of tournament trail. Come out and see how tournament fishing is supposed to be!
Nationally and locally, U.S.A. Bassin has partnered with many companies who believe in U.S.A. Bassin's goals and efforts. Anglers are assured a chance to win prizes, and have fun during the course of the season. Please feel free to browse our web site and register to participate in our Forums/Bulletin board.
Thank you from all of us at U.S.A. Bassin. See you on the water!
U.S.A. BASSIN P.O. Box 1126 Bedford, IN 47421 (812)276-8043
We hope the everyone is taking the day to relax with friends and family, please be safe as you enjoy America's birthday! The 4th of July is one of our favorite holidays and we can't wait to get out and see some explosions in the sky!
As you are out and about you should know we are running a contest on our Facebook page. (www.facebook.com/hoorag) Hoo-rag is giving away a $50.00 Amazon gift card to the person that submits the best 4th of July photo. You can submit as many as you want, but only one person/photo will win.
Become a fan, take some pics, and either post them to the Hoo-rag page, or email them to info at hoorag dot com.
Your pics don't have to be of fireworks, it can be photos of anything as long as you keep it clean and it is a good photo! We want to see others celebrating today!
Have a great holiday!
Hoo-Rag Holiday hours:
We will be taking a vacation from 7.4.12 through 7.8.12. Even though we will be closed through the weekend, we will be monitoring emails so if you need to get a hold of someone in an emergency, please let us know! If you ordered customs and know they are in route, please check your tracking numbers to see what the progress it!
And yet another update from our shipping department from last week. We have completed the production phase of a cool event that now has a custom bandana we are calling the HOOsier Rag.
This custom order of Hoo-rag bandanas just went out this last week for a serious event with an awesome name. "Mud Stash 2012." These rags are showing up to Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceberg, Indiana just in time for this years event. This mud run is interesting because it is being held at a Snow Ski resort and is being ran in the dark. That's right a night time mud run! Watch out Indiana Hoo-rags are coming to Whiskeytown USA!
Good morning Hoo-rag fans! Last week was a busy week so we missed a few blog posts. It is catch up time! We wanted to start by sharing a link to another site. This new web site is a guide to the Mud Run/ obstacle racing world. If you are looking for a site that can help you find a mud run or race in your area, you need to bookmark this web site.
The web site address is www.mudandadventure.com
The site is put together very well and is constantly getting updated with new races in your area and features these races in a format that makes sense. You can look by state, or by date and see what the next big race is and where to sign up.
Make sure you check out the site and use it as a way to keep up with all these awesome events!
Just a quick update from the Hoo-rag team! We are proud and excited to announce that Hoo-rags are headed to Long Branch, New Jersey for this years epic Jersey Girl triathalon. We are in production on these custom Hoo-rags for this event as well as the Sandy Hookers running club.
Here is a little bit about the event:
The first group is at 6:50 AM. Swim is straight out and back along a line of buoys. You will go around the buoys, keeping them on your left at all times to the end, make a u-turn and then straight in to the finish on the other side of the line of buoys. Course will be lined with more than 20 lifeguards. In addition, swim angels will be available on shore and in the water (wearing yellow caps) if you need assistance for the swim. You can rest on a surfboard, rope or use a noodle at any time during the swim.
Special Note on Swim: There will be swim corals on the beach, please line up according to your wave start.
Bike – 10.62 Mile Bike Course
We will be exiting the transition area on our bikes heading north along the boardwalk. Please stay to the right and proceed with caution. At the end of the boardwalk, the pavement is rough, take that turn very slowly. Left turn, along the fence at 7 Presidents then make first right turn. Do NOT go straight out onto Ocean Blvd. Also, be cautious of people entering Seven Presidents Park.
Remember – ROADS ARE NOT CLOSED TO TRAFFIC! Be cautious at all intersections, we have over 30 police officers on the course. They are to assist in safety, you are responsible for watching out unsafe drivers or pedestrians People can cross the course and cut you off at any race. In addition, there are 40 volunteers staffing all turns, indicating direction, etc.
Bike Loop: You will ride only one loop of the course and turn right onto Seaview from Ocean Boulevard and then continue straight to the ocean, turn right and follow towards transition area. REMEMBER: It is always the responsibility as an athlete to be familiar with the course.
Run – 3 Mile Run Course
3 Mile Run: Athletes will turn left (east) upon exiting transition area, then turn right (south) towards the south end of the boardwalk on the paved path following signs and volunteer direction. Water stop at mile 1 (mile 2 on return) is NOT the turn around. Continue on following signs and volunteer direction to turn around at very south end of boardwalk, past bathrooms and snack bar. Please stay to the right.
We want to wish and the women competing in this event the best of luck and look forward to see you all Rocking the Rag!
It has been a busy few weeks and we are SUPER excited about a bunch of new Hoo-rag customs about to happen. In the mix is a triathalon, a motor cycle club, a running club, an adventure racing group, and even some in house customs.
Speaking of in house customs, we are pleased to announce that we are about to go into production mode on a sick Tarpon Hoo-rag that features the photography of Jason Arnold.
Jason kicked off his relationship with Hoo-rag this last weekend at Bass Pro Shops in Dania, Florida. Jason was there handing out Hoo-rags and showing off his art. If you fancy yourself an angler and have not seen Jason's work, then you are missing the bus! Check him out at www.jasonarnoldphoto.com
Back to more information about this Jason Arnold Tarpon rag…… It is based on an actual Jason Arnold photo of an angry Tapon coming out of the water. We will be selling this hoo-rag right here on www.hoorag.com soon enough so stay tuned and pick it up as soon as it becomes available.
Here is a Sneak peak of the digital rag.
And here is some more photos of the Bass Pro Shops event and some of the lucky Hoo-rag winners!
Hoo-rag is proud to have produced a custom rag for the New Harmony Mud run in Southern Utah. This race is on June 23rd 2012! We are excited to see all the racers coming across the finish line ricking the rag! Have plans to be in Southern Utah on the weekend of the 23rd? Well, get yout butt in gear and get registered! Here is a little bit about the run! Enjoy!
"The New Harmony Fire Mud Run is a cross country running race run as a five person team or individual. Throughout the mud run course there will be military style obstacles to negotiate, including barrier walls, culvert pipes, tires and of course Mud pits. There will be three different course lengths available, a 10 km and 5 km mud run course along with a 1 km under 13 youth mud run. This was the first ever mud run conducted in southern Utah and one of the highest elevation mud run’s in the nation. Participants will be met with breathtaking vistas of the adjacent Kolob Canyons of Zion National park as the course will top out at just over 5,000 feet elevation on the volcanic rock of the Black Ridge of New Harmony valley. The mud run course will drop back down into the water course of Ash Creek and proceed upstream finally finishing on the blacktop of old highway 91. So get your team together or come out and solo this challenging, fun mud run course, June 23, 2012."
Visit www.newharmonyfire.com/NHmudrun.htm for more information!
Holy email batman! We have had a ton of interest/emails in the custom Hoo-rag department. Numerous times in the last week we have had potential customers wanting to see just how to wear the rag! Our staff has been saying "We need a video!" so we unleashed our video production people to begin putting together a full blown professional video. That being said, it won't be complete for several weeks.
In the meantime, we threw together a quick video that shows some of the more popular ways to wear a seamless bandana! We hope this short little video give you a better feel for the Hoo-rag and how it can be worn!