Author Archives: JRS

Summer Dog Safety from Orvis

To all you dog owners, and dog lovers: do me a favor and print this out.  Orvis put this together and I like to publish it every year.  It’s really getting hot down here in the South, and you need to manage your fine, four-legged better half.  He (or) she still has all the energy […]

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East Dane Sale

Head’s up: There’s a good sale going on over at East Dane.  They are offering an extra 25% off everything in their sale section.  For those that don’t know, East Dane has a HUGE sale section.  Be on the lookout for a bunch of Billy Reid and Katin, among others.  Get in and dig around…

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Bonus Jam: SRV “Hideaway” & “Rude Mood” (Live – 1982)

That’s a six minute long Camel Light hanging on for dear life… Happy Weekend, folks.

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Jeff - June 24, 2016 - 12:29 PM

I live in Austin and first saw SRV in a long gone dive called the Rome Inn. I saw him several more times afterward and was even lucky enough to attend the all-star tribute show taping after his death. In other words, thanks for making an old fart choke up. If you have some time, take a listen to this 90-minute jam with one of his heroes, Albert King. I think he threw every lick he had into this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPcGJahjsHY

Friday Jams: Huey Lewis & The News – “I Want A New Drug” (Live – 1985)

Pure bad-ass-ery.  There clearly aren’t enough horns in music anymore.

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Can We Finally Talk About Rainbows Again?

Is it me, or did Rainbows fall out of favor about five (or so) years ago?  I can count three pairs that I owned between 2001 and 2010, but didn’t re-up when that third pair needed to be retired.  I moved on to Havaianas, and even bought a pair of Chacos.  Sure, you still saw […]

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CJ - June 22, 2016 - 8:19 AM

Right there with ya! I started rocking my rainbows again about 6 months ago. Even got a compliment on them last weekend.

William - June 22, 2016 - 8:31 AM

Coincidentally, I ordered a pair last week. Odd.

Lee - June 22, 2016 - 8:49 AM

I started wearing my first pair in about 2001. I’ve had 3 pairs since and still have all of them! I love them, I never got into all the other kinds of sandals. They are a great value, look great at the beach, pool or my favorite with jeans. I’m of the mind set that why mess or change a great thing!!!

Nolan - June 22, 2016 - 8:57 AM

I have some Hari Mari sandals that are amazing! The “Lakes” collection is better than anything Rainbow has made. I do dig the hemp Rainbow’s with the double soul.

Seminole Wind - June 22, 2016 - 9:10 AM

Had several pair which I haven’t worn as frequently over the past few years. Only after losing my well worn in sierra browns at SGI last month did I realize how much I missed them for walking the dog and running errands during the summer. Picked up a dark brown pair last week. Interested to see how this darker color ages

Fink - June 22, 2016 - 10:24 AM

I’m a double guy myself. Three pairs. One being reclamation of my dad’s after he passed. Never stopped rocking my ‘Bows!

Seth Tapp - June 22, 2016 - 10:26 AM

Just recently picked up a new pair, got them home and wore them 2 days straight. Glad to see a post on them from you!

Trip - June 22, 2016 - 10:55 AM

I’ve had the same pair since senior year of high school (14 years ago now…) and I still wear them. The soles are getting pretty slick, but otherwise they’re in pretty respectable shape. I should probably break down and get another pair, though.

Matt - June 22, 2016 - 3:58 PM

Loved my RB’s, but they just didn’t support my foot. I’m Sperry flip flops now. Life is slightly tougher for us flat footed folks, but I think we’ll live.

Patrick - June 22, 2016 - 7:29 PM

Got my first pair back in 99 and I’ve stuck with Rainbows ever since. I’ve tried a few other brands, but have never gotten the same satisfaction as a pair of well worm Rainbows. I literally long for warmer days during the winter so I can or them back into my regular rotation.

kps - June 23, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Rather than buying new – you can get ’em resoled at your local cobbler…

Some Help: Backcountry Inshore Fishing

After vacationing on the gulf, it’s safe to say that the fishing culture is as paramount as high SPF.  There are boats everywhere, fresh seafood at all the restaurants, and more fish artwork than selfies (with the exception of 30A, obviously).  While on vacation, I spent some time with a one-time local who was a […]

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MontaukTrail - June 20, 2016 - 9:56 AM

” 10. Simms Ebbtide Fishing Shirt: Here is the thing with fishing apparel: while pastel colors are all the rage at the Fraternity house, fishermen wear white shirts. Why? Because white can be bleached clean. Don’t be the guy that looks like he just stepped out of a Bass Pro Shop catalog. Keep it low-key.”

These shirts are 100% polyester – Bleach will turn polyester yellow at best, and at worst…well just don’t use bleach

Jeff - June 20, 2016 - 11:02 AM

There is a practical reason for bright colors. They’re easier for the Coasties in the search helicopter to spot.

That said, I’m a tan or olive guy because then I don’t have to worry about stains. Then again, why should I be worrying about stains on a dadgum fishing shirt in the first place?

And unless you’re a guide or experienced fisherman, I’d avoid flip flops. That sharp hook you’re fumbling with could wind up in your foot or an unexpected barnacle could slash your big toe. For once in your life, wear your deck shoes for their intended purpose.

Finally, you’re not only not the boss, but you’re also not dealing with a bellhop in a 5 star hotel. Show the guides respect and listen to what they tell you to do. They probably know more about their jobs than you know about yours, and none of them are getting rich at it.

Tight lines.

Nem - June 21, 2016 - 8:40 AM

In his defense…he wrote that they only talked about fishing and didn’t actually go fishing.

Vote no on the flip-flops and the electronic bug repellent device if you want to be taken seriously in Apalach.

TCB - June 21, 2016 - 12:30 PM

I thought it was well written and enjoyed that. Thanks.

Pigtown - June 24, 2016 - 4:29 PM

“deep sea fishing” Hah. Article should be called, how to look like a goober that has too much money.

Happy Father’s Day from RCS

To all you dads out there: Have a happy day. Good talk, Russ.

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