Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall Colors in Ely, Minnesota. Beautiful Autumn Trees.

What might it look like if you went for a drive during Autumn in Ely, Minnesota?? Here's a bird's eye view -- well, faster than that, we were in a hurry to get you this video. You'd probably want to drive a little slower. It is a year to remember! Come up and visit us at Piragis Northwoods Company and see for yourself!

Friday, September 24, 2010


NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET THE GREAT GEAR WE SEND OUT ON BOUNDARY WATERS TRIPS ALL SUMMER. Canoe camping gear that has experienced the Boundary Waters and Quetico and made it through the summer with flying colors. From kevlar compostite canoe paddles to excellent tents. We've got the whole list at great savings, here:

You'll also want to check in on our Used Canoes and Kayaks. Our rental fleet is ready to be taken home as well!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

How to Apply a Skid Plate to your Canoe

Today we're going to show you step by step instructions for applying a skid plate to the bow and stern of your canoe. Skid plates are like armor for your canoes and they are an easy repair that you can make to your canoe at home. You can get your Skid Plate Kit at Piragis Northwoods Company and the Boundary Waters Catalog by following the link.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Another Day without Henry Held

yeah, this is a repeat post from earlier in the year, but so what...

The last day of January my friend Henry Held went for an early evening swim in the ocean, off the coast of Mexico.  It was his last swim, as the current turned on him and he tragically lost his life.  Below are a couple of pictures of a memorial stone that currently sits outside his Shoe Repair Shop.  This is just the kind of day that I would've enjoyed a few minutes chatting with him in the sun - outside his shop.  He'd probably be at his favorite crappie hole, though or out for a timely late Summer ride on his Harley, so I most likely would have missed him.

Just like I'm missing him today.  Happy trails, my friend!

Report from the Northland. Piragis Northwoods Company Canoe Outfitting makes waves as a preferred vacation! Get to Ely and Experience the beauty and wonder of September. Permits booking fast!

A Duluth new station stopped by last week to get the low down on how many people were canoe tripping in the Boundary Waters. Bert took a few moments away from our busy outfitting schedule to share just how popular canoeing trips have become in the last couple of years. There are still plenty of permits left for September and it is a fantastic month to go into the Boundary Waters and Quetico. You can click the title link above to read the whole news story.