Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday Tip for March 29th, 2011

Have you ever wondered how to tie a "Dropper Loop Knot"?  This is by far one of the best knots to know.  Watch as my good friend Lenox Harrelson takes you through the process.

I hope this tip was useful for you and I greatly appreciate your follow. If you have a tip you would like to see us feature on Tuesday Tip...e-mail me at rb@rbwrightoutdoors.com - it would be great to hear from you.


r.b. wright 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Doing the right thing....

Growing up, my father always said to me, "Do the right thing and you will always have a good result.” My father, in his wisdom, still says this to me today. As we continue to grow r.b. wright outdoors, I realize the importance of staying grounded and I have asked myself these questions… "Why are we really doing this?”What is it that makes the passion so extraordinary?” The answer to these questions is not as difficult or as deep as I first began making it. The answer is simple.  For us, it is "the game in which we pursue.

Yes, the pursuit is incredible and it is an adrenaline rush that one must experience to truly appreciate.  However, it is still the “creature” itself that drives us. Picture each of these scenarios:
  • The silhouette of Rainbow Trout in a mountain stream.
  •  The breath flowing out of the nostrils of a large Buck on a cold morning.
  •  A school of Bluefin busting the surface feeding on a ball of baitfish. 
  •  The synchronization of a flight of Geese across a corn field.
  • The gobble of a Turkey coming off the roost in the distance. 
  •  The splash of a Largemouth Bass in the shallows. 
  • The howl of a Coyote at dusk.
  • The wake created by Redfish tailing in the flats.
 All of these are just a sampling of what we as outdoorsman have the privilege to experience on a regular basis. There is a thrill that is associated with these activities that we never seem to get over...no matter how many times we witness it.

My concerns were actually spurned during a writing prompt a few weeks ago sponsored by OBN and GreenFish. The discussion dealt with sustainability of fish. My mind began to race about what I am individually and we as a company are doing to help protect the resources we love, including the game we hunt and fish.  Due to the rigor of schedules and time, it would be impossible for me, or many of us, to get involved on the actual front lines of lobbying for legislation or working in habitats in critical regions. However, we can still make a difference. Back to the words of my father...Do the right thing and you will have always have a good result.” There are numerous conservation groups that are working daily to protect the resources  we cherish. They are on the front lines. I may not be there physically; however the funds that I send to these organizations represent me...so in a way, I am there. I share this not in a braggadocios tone, but one of encouragement. I am certain that many of you feel the same way that I do about the game we pursue and the real purpose behind why we love these sports so much. We do harvest, or candidly speaking, kill wild game. We do it humanely. We do it with respect. We also give back to protect this resource.

My encouragement to you is simple…do something. If you are like me and not able to be on the front lines...then give. The amount is not as important as the act. Look at it like this, if every one of my twitter followers simply gave $20 to an organization that would be over $12,000.00. Many of you have followers that far exceed the 600 we have…look at what the impact could be for wildlife across the globe.

The organizations we support are:

Ducks Unlimited                           http://www.ducksunlimited.com/

Trout Unlimited                            www.tu.org/

Delta Waterfowl                           www.deltawaterfowl.org/

Quality Deer Management            www.qdma.com/ 

Quail Unlimited                            www.qu.org/

CCA                                          www.joincca.org/

GreenFish                                  http://www.greenfishmovement.com/

I am well aware that there are many other very worthy organizations that work as hard as the ones r.b. wright outdoors  support. These are simply suggestions of great organizations in case you are looking for a group with whom to partner. As we continue to grow...so will our support.

I appreciate you taking the time to read this and I look forward to your comments.

Thanks for your follow,

r.b. wright

Monday, March 7, 2011

Something a little different...

I generally try to concentrate my posts on product reviews, hunting tips, fishing tips, or general outdoor topics.  However tonight while in my office reviewing some files, I found myself thinking about my business and my business relationships.  This post is a result of that thought process -- thank you for reading.

Is it not funny when we hear the phrase, "And now a word from our sponsor" we begin thinking – “Do they really use that product?” or “They are just saying those words because they are being paid to endorse.”  Do not be fooled….not all sponsor relationships are the same.

When I first began this venture of r.b. wright outdoors, I made a commitment to myself and my entire organization (which at the time was just my wife, three daughters, and dog) that I would never endorse a product that I would not personally use. I have stood by this and my relationship with Papa Scott and Camp Dog Cajun Seasoning is no exception to this rule.

I came across Camp Dog after searching for literally 3 1/2 years for a Cajun blend that compared to a flavor I discovered while goose hunting in Louisiana. I truthfully had all but given up, thinking I would never find this flavor packaged anywhere. I came across the Camp Dog website in early January and decided to order the original blend. As soon as I broke the seal I knew this was the real deal. We have used this on Pork Chops, Pheasant, Salmon, and Goose as a rub. We have also used this on Sweet Potatoes, Eggs, Shrimp, and a sundry of vegetables. I can say with all honesty – this is my favorite seasoning in our home.

I pursued the relationship with Papa Scott because I knew two things: 1) I would use this product. 2) I could, without any hesitation, endorse this product.  As of this week,  I am proud to be a part of the Camp Dog team and sponsored by truly good people with a truly great product.

It is with that thought, that I would like to offer a fun challenge to you. Visit Papa Scott’s website… http://www.campdogcajunseasoning.com/ or click the Camp Dog logo at the top right corner of this page. Find the product that best suits your taste or take the free sample option. After you try the product, let me know "Your favorite Camp Dog application.” I am sincerely interested in seeing how you use this product.

If you do not know what to try it on….try Sweet Potato Fries – one of my favorites!

Have fun and I look forward to hearing from you.

r.b. wright