Browning Black Leather Traveler’s Wallet

Browning WalletWhen you hear or see the Browning brand, quality immediately comes to mind. And the Browning Black Leather Traveler’s Wallet is no exception.

With two clear identification windows, this Browning Black Leather Traveler’s Wallet gives you easy access to your credentials, whether that’s your driver’s license or concealed weapons carry permit. This wallet also boasts 8 card pockets, 2 side pockets, and a currency pocket, so it has plenty of room to store the essentials.

The Browning Black Leather Traveler’s Wallet features:

  • A lightly textured black top grain leather exterior; neutral in color so it looks good no matter what you’re wearing,
  • Fully lined 100% cotton denim fabric,
  • The custom and easily recognizable Browning screen printed logo on the wallet’s interior
  • The exquisitely woven Buckmark logo tab

At Mosquito Creek Outdoors, the Browning Black Leather Traveler’s Wallet has been one of our recent best sellers. And at only $26.95, this functional and luxurious wallet is a steal!

Stop into the store today to pick one up for yourself, or for any man on your gift list. He’s sure to enjoy it!

Sperry Top-Sider Parrotfish Thong Sandal

SandalSperry Top-Siders are known as THE original brand of boat shoe. As the first boat shoes introduced into the boating market in 1935 by founder Paul Sperry, these classic shoes have stood the test of time and are still known as a definitive shoe choice to convey a love for an active nautical life and classic American style. (Fun fact: the Kennedy family was photographed wearing them in the 1960s, triggering a whole new wave of Sperry popularity!)


With a storied history, including being named as one of the official shoes of the U.S. Navy by the U.S. War Department during World War II, Sperry Top-Siders continue to define practicality and stylishness as more modern renditions of the classic boat shoe have been developed and marketed.


One such newer iteration of the classic boat shoe is the Sperry Top-Sider Parrotfish Thong Sandal. These sandals are intensely comfortable, versatile, stylish, and harking back to their original purpose, they offer anti-slip rubber soles.


Presently, Sperry Top-Sider are considered some of the best-selling men’s shoe in U.S. department stores, and it doesn’t seem likely that that honor is going away any time soon.


Mosquito Creek Outdoors carries a wide assortment of Sperry Top-Siders, including the Parrotfish Thong Sandal, in a variety of colors and patterns. These sandals are available in sizes 7 ½ – 10 and cost $49.95+ tax. A true steal and in the South, you’re bound to get year-round use out of these great sandals!


So stop into the store today to check out all of the great Sperry Top-Sider styles available for men and women, and see for yourself why these classic shoes have remained popular for decades!

Wilderness Dreams Swimwear

Wilderness Dreams Swimwear ACamouflage isn’t just for the woods. You can be seen in camouflage at the beach, lake or pool thanks to Wilderness Dreams and their women’s camo swimwear line.


With a big selection of bandeau tops, bikini bottoms, swim skirts, halter tops, ladies’ board shorts and more, Wilderness Dreams combines Mossy Oak Break-Up camouflage with pink accents as well as Naked North’s snow camo pattern for amazing swimsuits that are sure to delight any country girl out there.


The Wilderness Dreams Swimwear line was recently introduced to Mosquito Creek Outdoors. We also carry Wilderness Dreams’ casual wear and lingerie for women.


Wilderness Dreams Swimwear BSizes in store vary by style. Some swimsuit pieces start in XS and go through XL while others start in S and go through XXL. All Wilderness Dreams Swimwear is sold as separates.


To see more of the Wilderness Dreams Swimwear available at Mosquito Creek Outdoors, come visit us in store or view our selection online.


You know you’ll look great in swimwear separates from Wilderness Dreams!

Ariat Women’s Caldwell Tigerseye Moc Shoe

AriatBrand new to the esteemed equestrian and work-wear shoe line, the Ariat Women’s Caldwell Tigerseye Moc Shoe is part of Ariat’s Rugged West collection and is now available in the footwear department at Mosquito Creek Outdoors.

The Ariat Women’s Caldwell Tigerseye Moc Shoe is unlined and features distressed upper leather, Ariat’s patented 4LR foot bed technology that provides extra comfort and support, multicolor laces, as well as rubber outsoles. At this time, the color of the Ariat Women’s Caldwell Moc Shoe available at Mosquito Creek Outdoors is “Tigers Eye” (shown in picture). These shoes retail for just $89.95.

The Ariat Women’s Caldwell Tigerseye Moc Shoes are comfortable, simple, slip-ons with style and are a must-have when the boots come off. Ariat’s 4LR technology offers support and cushioning for everyday wear.   Details include a distressed leather upper, unlined, multicolor laces, and rubber outsole complement a take-life-as-it-comes spirit.

Ariat was founded on technology and innovation, with the goal of making the highest-quality footwear and apparel for the world’s top equestrian athletes. Ariat considers themselves a community of riders and people committed to those who ride, ranch, and work outdoors. As such, Ariat only makes products they are proud to use. Today, Ariat is America’s number one English and Western performance footwear brand. Ariat always strives to redesign, reimagine, and reshape the riding and working world, while staying true to the traditions that keep the brand authentic.

The Bubba Blade

Bubba Blade 1The Bubba Blade has become known as “the ultimate sportsman’s knife that makes filleting fish fast and easy.” Designed for the fisherman or hunter who likes some flex to the blade, the Bubba Blade is an excellent choice for filleting fish of all sizes.

The Mosquito Creek Outdoors team has used the Bubba Blade’s patented textured no-slip-grip handle and stainless steel for effortless cutting and total knife control. Coveted by most anglers, the Bubba Blade is now available at Mosquito Creek Outdoors in many sizes and shapes.

Bubba 4The Bubba Blade features a 9” blade with 6” handle, totaling 15” in length. In addition, the Bubba Blade’s full tang construction made from a single piece of steel provides strength, stability and balance. The Bubba Blade is coated with a non-stick surface that is bonded with titanium, helping to prevent rusting and pitting, while also allowing any meat to slide off the blade effortlessly.

Additional features of the Bubba Blade include:

  • Trigger grip that allows you to put some heat on the knife when needed,
  • Thumb and finger pads that help to ensure total control,
  • Safety guards for protection from the blade as well as spines of fish,
  • High carbon stainless steel, which is extremely durable and easy to sharpen, yet provides exceptional edge retention,
  • Large textured no-slip-grip handle made from thermoplastic polymer, which is then wrapped with a special synthetic rubber that remains sticky when wet for total grip security
  • Factory sharpened by hand to razor sharpness
  • Rockwell hardness rating 56-58
  • Custom black synthetic sheath with Velcro straps

To learn more about the Bubba Blade or other knives available at Mosquito Creek Outdoors, stop by the store to find the right one for your needs. Or peruse the great offering on our website, but don’t stop at the knives! We’ve got a lot of great deals on our site and in-store!

The Jackson Kayak Cuda 12

Jackson Kayak Cuda 12

The Cuda 12 is considered Jackson Kayak’s best “all-around” fishing kayak, whether you’re fishing in lakes, rivers or oceans. The Jackson Kayak Cuda 12 gives you the speed you need to trek long distances quickly as well as the stability to stand up and cast while on the water. In addition, the Jackson Kayak Cuda 12 provides an extremely comfortable seat with a Hi/Lo seating option, so you can sit higher off the water if you so choose.

The Jackson Kayak Cuda 12 features:

  • A center storage hatch
  • A paddle holder and stager
  • Multiple rod stagers, including fly rod stagers
  • Both bow and stern hatches with injection molded hatch rims to ensure a solid, snug fit
  • Rudder and non-rudder versions
  • A removable skid plate
  • Tackle box stagers on the side and tankwell
  • Unique rear seating position that opens up the deck area.
  • Beverage holder
  • Flat area for mounting accessories
  • Large rear tankwell
  • Stand assist handle included
  • Locking bar
  • A low profile, making this kayak wind-friendly

The Jackson Kayak Cuda 12 retails for $1,299.00. It is 12’6” long, 31” wide, weighs 68 pounds and has a load of 350 pounds. This kayak is available in the following colors: Desert-Camo, Forest-Camo, Lowland-Camo and Urban-Camo.

School Supply Value Packs

School Supply Value PacksIt seems like only yesterday that the last bell rang before summer vacation. But the start of a new school year is just around the corner, and Mosquito Creek Outdoors has great school supply value packs ready to help kick-start your successful year back in the classroom.

Available from well-known and respected brands such as Realtree, Mossy Oak and Browning, these school supply value packs (which also work just as well in an office setting if you’ve surpassed those schooling years) include a three-ring binder, pocket folder, spiral notebook, spiral notepad, five ballpoint pens and a pack of sticky notes—perfect to remind you to get that permission slip signed or to bring in the $35 for your band uniform.

So, don’t dread the start of the school year! School and studying can be fun with these great camouflage school supply value packs… and ladies, we’ve also got pink camouflage school supplies for you! And don’t forget to complete the look with matching insulated lunchboxes and backpacks.

So, head over to the store today to get your Realtree, Mossy Oak and Browning school supplies before they’re gone! You can also view our in-stock items online here.

Coghlan’s Water Container

Coghlan's  Water ContainerThe Coghlan’s Water Container is a great product for water storage while camping, hunting or traveling. And in many states that deal with hurricanes and other natural disasters, this water container can come in handy during emergency situations.

The Coghlan’s Water Container has a 5-gallon capacity and is collapsible so it is easy for transport and storage. The container has molded handles which make for easy carrying, and the heavy-duty polyethylene carrier resists dents and cracks. In fact, it is also BPA free and is made of FDA food-approved plastic.

The Coghlan’s Water Container has a removable on/off spigot so it’s easy to fill. One of the best features of this product is an opening is large enough for ice cubes. The approximate dimensions of the Coghlan’s Collapsible Water Container are 11” x 11” x 12”. The Coghlan’s Water Container retails for $12.95 at Mosquito Creek Outdoors.

Columbia Backcast II Water Trunks

Columbia BackcastThese are some of the best shorts you will ever put on. The look is casual, the feel is comfortable and the overall style is relaxing! Columbia Backcast II water trunks have an 8″ inseam, OMNI-SHADE UPF 50, elastic waist, belt loops and a plier pocket.

These easy-fitting men’s water shorts come in a durable, quick-drying nylon with the highest level of UV protection and a built-in mesh brief that dries ultra-fast so you can jump in and out of the water without needing to change. The Columbia Backcast II water trunks are perfect for fishing, a day at the beach or simply chilling out.

These water trunks feature:

  • 2 Front Pockets
  • A Drawstring-waist
  • Elastic-Waist
  • Machine Wash
  • 1 Zippered Back Pocket
  • Tumble Dry
  • 100% Nylon
  • 8 inch inseam

These water trunks are made of 100% textured nylon poplin. Come try them on for yourself at Mosquito Creek Outdoors.

Browning Buckmark Beach Towels

Browning Buckmark Beach TowelIt’s that time of year! The time when you’re constantly looking for a clean beach towel in your linen closet! Stop looking in every crevice for that last remaining dry towel and head over to Mosquito Creek Outdoors to get Browning Buckmark beach towels for yourself!

At Mosquito Creek Outdoors, we have four styles/colors to choose from, starting at just $18.95, including All-American Browning Buckmark Beach Towels, currently only available in-store for $19.95.

It’s perfect for that 4th of July Barbecue on the lake or beach, or just lounging by the pool.

Mosquito Creek Outdoors also has matching U.S.A. Browning Buckmark decals available in 12-inch standard and 6-inch 3D. Both decals are only $10.95.

Summer has arrived so why not show your love for one of the best outdoors companies while relaxing and watching the fireworks.

Salt Life Cooler

Salt Life CoolerThe days are hot, but that doesn’t mean your food or drinks have to be! As you prepare for a trip to the beach or out on the boat, don’t forget to pack up your Salt Life Cooler.

Designed with Salt Life graphics, the Salt Life 8-Can Travel Cooler offers a stylish look. This cooler has three zippered outside pockets to hold your snacks and drinks, and it also comes with a comfortable shoulder strap and carry handle for easy transport. This cooler holds up to eight cans, and ballistic nylon exterior resists ripping and tearing for long-lasting use and durability.

This Salt Life Cooler has an insulated interior with a heat-sealed liner helps keep the contents cold. The cooler also has multiple pockets on the interior and exterior, which provide additional storage. This cooler was also constructed to offer a collapsible design, which offers simple storage for when you are not using it.

The Salt Life Cooler retails for only $39.95 and can be found in the Camping Department at Mosquito Creek Outdoors.

Coghlan’s Four-Function Whistle

Coghlan's Whistle

The Coghlan’s Four-Function Whistle equips adventurers with everything they need to explore the outdoors. The Coghlan’s Whistle features a loud, pealess whistle, Fahrenheit/Celsius thermometer, magnifying lens and compass with glow-in-the-dark dial. A spring-loaded clip lets hikers attach the Coghlan’s Whistle directly to their belt, lanyard or backpack.

Adventurers are encouraged to clip this compact survival whistle to their pack or life jacket for added safety to their outdoor travels.

The length of this Coghlan’s Whistle is 3 ¼”; the height is ¾”; and the width is 1 ¼” at its widest point. This stated length doesn’t’ include the small hook that comes with the whistle to attach to a keychain; that adds another 1 ½” and can be removed.

At Mosquito Creek Outdoors, the Coghlan;s Four-Function Whistle retails for only $3.95 and comes in three colors: lime green, blaze orange, and black. This whistle is a must have gadget, so whether you’re camping, travelling or have an emergency kit in your vehicle, don’t leave home without it.

YETI Decal

YETI decalWhether it’s your truck, boat, ATV, or bathroom mirror, everything looks better with a YETI window decal.


YETI was founded by brothers Roy and Ryan Seiders, who had a passion for everything related the great outdoors. They realized early on in their adventures that the coolers they had been using for hunting, fishing and camping excursions just weren’t up to their outdoor exploits. The handles would break, the latches would snap off and the lids would cave-in. Not only was it a hassle to replace their coolers after each season, but they found that these cheaply built, ordinary ice chests were limiting their opportunities for good times. And that frustration led them to a solution.


As most people know, YETI Coolers are known to be the best in the world. These coolers have been built for the serious outdoor enthusiast rather than for the mass discount retailers. Designed to take abuse out in the field and on the water, these coolers have been designed based on necessity and firsthand experience, not from market research and data analysis. And YETI Coolers have been designed so they simply won’t break.


After using YETI Coolers, most people become fans for life, and many want to proudly display their brand loyalty through YETI decals. Mosquito Creek Outdoors offers a number of YETI easy-peel decals, featuring a stylized picture of sport fish or wild game, along with the (of course) YETI logo.


Head into the store today to check out our great selection of YETI products, and see what all the fuss is about.

BugBand Insect Repellent

BugBand Insect RepellentNow the summer has arrived, so too have the mosquitoes. And we know ALL TOO WELL the havoc that mosquitoes and other biting insects can wreak here in Florida. That’s why Mosquito Creek Outdoors (we’re the GOOD KIND of Mosquito) stocks and recommends BugBand Insect Repellent.

BugBand Insect Repellent products are DEET-FREE and are considered some of the most popular naturally-derived insect repellents in the world!

According to laboratory and field studies conducted at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla., Geraniol, the naturally-derived active ingredient in BugBand Insect Repellent, has been proven effective in repelling a wide variety of insects, including mosquitoes, house flies, stable flies, horn flies, cockroaches, fire ants, fleas, gnats, dog ticks, lone star ticks, and no-see-ums.

This means that BugBand GERANIOL Insect Repellent makes a great naturally-derived alternative to DEET insect repellents. BugBand Insect Repellent can be worn on the wrist, ankle, belt loop or backpack.

As mentioned above, BugBand Insect Repellent is a natural product. The active ingredient in BugBand is Geraniol, which comes from the Asian Geranium plant. Geraniol contains no DEET, is child safe, is water resistant and has an effective life of 120 hours out of the package!

When not in use, it is recommended that BugBand Insect Repellent be stored in the provided reusable plastic case. Mosquito Creek Outdoors offers assorted colors and styles of BugBand Insect Repellent. A single pack is only $3.95 and a four-band family pack is only $14.95. They are located in the Travel Section at Mosquito Creek. And we’re proud to stock these Made in the U.S.A. products.

Costa Del Mar American Flag Shirt

Costa del Mar American Flag ShirtNew at Mosquito Creek Outdoors! With the Fourth of July just around the corner, make sure you’re well-dressed in Red, White & Blue in this great t-shirt from Costa Del Mar.


Costa Del Mar’s American Flag Short Sleeve T-Shirt is the perfect tee to show your love of the good ol’ U.S.A.

A large Costa design filled with red, white, and blue stars and stripes is printed on the back, and the Costa Del Mar logo is printed on the front left chest.


This shirt is available in gray, men’s cut, short-sleeved and in sizes small through XX-Large. The t-shirt is made of 90% preshrunk cotton & 10% Polyester.


Mosquito Creek Outdoors has the shirt available in-store and online at for only $24.00!


This Costa t-shirt is perfect to show off your patriotic pride!

Smith’s 3-In-1 Field Sharpening System

Smith’s 3-In-1 Field Sharpening SystemThe Smith’s 3-In-1 Field Sharpening System is the perfect accessory for sharpening knives, hooks and tools.

The Smith’s 3-In-1 Field Sharpening System has plenty of great features! The pre-set carbides sharpen very dull edges quickly. A fine, interrupted surface diamond stone is useful on a wide variety of tools. The specially shaped ceramic “V” rods provide multi-use sharpening capabilities. This system also offers sharpening grooves for hooks and small tools, as well as a non-slip rubber feet for safety.

Smith’s 3-In-1 Field Sharpening System is lightweight (only 8 ounces) and compact (measuring 10 x 8 x 2.8 inches), perfect for the backpack and multiple sharpening tasks in the field or at home.

It features pre-aligned carbide blades, which are reversible and replaceable, for quick edge setting capabilities. The Fine 750-grit Interrupted Surface Diamond Stone provides a quick razor sharp edge on any knife or tool. A pair of specially shaped teardrop ceramic rods provide multi-use sharpening capabilities, everything from standard to serrated edges along with hooks and tools. The protective storage lid also serves as a hand guard, and the ceramic rods fit securely into a compartment in the bottom of the base for safe and easy storage.

Product reviewers maintain that this would be a good primary sharpener. The carbide sharpener and the diamond stone will put a sharp edge on a dull knife, then the ceramic rods will hone the edge and keep it sharp when used regularly.

And it is so easy to use! A user only needs to gently drag the blade along the white sticks. No worries about getting the angle right, because all you have to do is keep the blade upright.

Widely regarded as a world leader for sharpening tools, Smith’s, The Edge Experts, since 1886, lays claim to the design and manufacture of the broadest line of knife, tool, and scissors sharpeners currently available in the Sporting Goods and Hardware markets.

The Smith’s 3-In-1 Field Sharpening System is available at Mosquito Creek Outdoors in the Hunting Department, and currently includes a FREE BUCK KNIFE! This system retails for $25.95 – a steal of a deal!

The Wilderness Dreams ‘Baby Doll’ Set

Wilderness DreamsWilderness Dreams offers the best in camouflage lingerie, loungewear and swimwear. The tried-and-true ‘Baby Doll’ set from Wilderness Dreams offers a fit that flatters every form.

Knock ‘em dead with this camo-accented two-piece Wilderness Dream Baby Doll Set. Made from soft, silky polyester material for extra comfort, the loose, see-through mesh dress features black lace trim and a camo accent around the bottom. The camo pantie is trimmed in black to complete the look.

At Mosquito Creek, the Wilderness Dream Baby Doll Set costs only $31.95 and is available both in store and online.

We also have other styles available, including separates. Head over to our website or the store to take a look at the rest of our selection.

YETI Rambler Tumblers

YETI Rambler TumblersOne of the greatest tragedies in life is when our favorite beverage loses its frosty – or piping hot – goodness before we can fully enjoy it.

That is why YETI over-engineered these great Rambler Tumblers with kitchen-grade 18/8 stainless steel and double-wall vacuum insulation.

In fact, Rambler Tumblers are proven to keep ice TWO TIMES longer than plastic tumblers! And, the YETI Rambler Tumblers don’t sweat, are designed for maximum ice retention and work just as well for hot beverages.

One online reviewer of these YETI Rambler Tumblers recently stated, “This is an outstanding product. I feel as though my adult beverage consumption enjoyment has now reached ‘Professional’ level.”

YETI Rambler Tumblers are BPA free and include a crystal clear lid, which also allows a straw to be used with your frosty beverage.

Don’t waste any more time letting your beverages lose their cool (or steam)! Stop into Mosquito Creek Outdoors to get your own YETI Rambler Tumbler so you can see for yourself why some people are calling this one of the best products on the market.

Browning Barbed Wire Rifle Sling

Browning Rifle SlingSure to bring a smile to any hunter’s face on Father’s Day is Browning’s Barbed Wire Rifle Sling.

This Barbed Wire Rifle Sling is constructed of full-grain leather, which, combined with a twisted leather cord, provides a unique barbed wire look down the face of the sling. Suede backing finishes off this quality rifle sling.

Mosquito Creek Outdoors carries these leather rifle swings in brown. Located in the Gun Department, they are available for only $52.95. Sling swivels are not included.

Additional Specifications of the Browning Barbed Wire Rifle Sling:

  • Length: 25″
  • Sling Adjustments: Chicago Screws
  • Sling Hardware: Brass
  • Sling Minimum Length: 30”
  • Sling Maximum Length: 35”
  • Weight: 12.8 oz.

Sure to give Dad years of dependable use, the Browning Barbed Wire Rifle Sling should be at the top of your list for Father’s Day.

Florida State Parks DVD

State Parks DVDAre you looking for your next adventure? For those of us who are blessed to live in Florida, we are fortunate to be surrounded by more than 160 state parks!

Do you find yourself dreaming about the weekend so you can take your kayak out to explore one of the state’s great waterways? Or head out on your boat to see what fish may greet you this time of year? Does the thought of escaping for just a few days to camp in the Florida wilderness with your friends or family appeal to you? Then consider learning more about all of the great amenities that Florida’s State Parks have to offer.


Mosquito Creek Outdoors offers a great DVD called the Florida State Parks Video. It previews 15 of our best state parks, explaining how these parks were developed and the people and personalities behind these amazing places.


Stop by Mosquito Creek soon and head to the book department to purchase this great DVD for yourself!

Browning Board Shorts

Browning Board ShortsAre you a Browning Aficionado? Does the Browning Buckmark permeate just about everything you do or own? Then you probably want to take a look at these Browning Board Shorts! Perfect for the summer months when you’re planning several trips to the beach or lazy days spent on the boat.


These Browning Board Shorts feature a pocket on the thigh with a black Browning Buckmark on the front pocket, as well as a Browning Buckmark graphic on the back.


Offered in sizes 32 – 42, these Browning Board Shorts are made of 100% polyester micro fiber material, have a lace-up waist and 10” Velcro fly inseam.


Stop by Mosquito Creek Outdoors today to try on a pair for yourself. At $34.95, they are just the right price for a great summer staple!

Benchmade Knives: The 890 Torrent Folding Knife

Benchmade 890 Torrent Folding Knife

When you say Benchmade knives, it means many things: quality, U.S. Made, design and style. The Benchmade 890 Torrent has it ALL.

Starting with a 154CM Stainless Steel blade and a G10 handle, you’ve already got the foundation for a winning knife. This knife uses a Nitrous Assist for fast opening. In fact, the Benchmade 890 Torrent rivals some automatic knives in opening speed.

Some features of the Nitrous Assist Opening Function:

  • Modified locking-liner with Nitrous Assist mechanism
  • Modified drop-point blade with thumb-stud opener
  • 154CM stainless steel blade (58-61hrc)
  • Black G10 contoured handle scales with deep-carry tip-down pocket clip

Featuring a locking liner, the Benchmade 890 Torrent guarantees a positive locked open position, but it can be closed easily with one hand.

The blade length of this knife is 3.60″; the blade thickness is 0.100″; the handle thickness is 0.600″ and the blade hardness is 58-61HRC.

The blade style of this knife is Modified Drop Point and the weight is 3.50 ounces.

This knife’s pocket clip is tip-down, removable and deep-carry.

The overall length of the knife 8.20″; and the closed length is 4.60″.

Benchmade has created a winner and your Dad will feel like one when you present him with this gift on Father’s Day.

This knife retails for $136.00 and is located near the main check-out counter at Mosquito Creek Outdoors.


Securing Your YETI Cooler

yeti lockNow that you have purchased a YETI Cooler for Dad this Father’s Day, be sure to not forget his Yeti insurance policy: a YETI Security Cable Lock and Bracket. Almost everyone knows how good a YETI Cooler is, and how valuable they are. As a result, YETI Coolers have been known to disappear if left unsecured in a vehicle or in the boat. So Yeti developed this Security Cable Lock and Bracket assembly to keep your YETI secure. We carry these security cables, locks and brackets at Mosquito Creek Outdoors. It’s cheap insurance.

ypcl2_1Protect your investment! Perfect for securing your YETI in a truck-bed or any other areas where your YETI is vulnerable, the YETI Security Cable Lock & Bracket is made with a high-strength carbon steel lock bracket designed to fit into your YETI’s integrated tie-down slots. The cable is 6 feet long with a fully adjustable lock that holds tight at any position for a perfect fit. The 5/16” braided steel cable provides superior cut resistance and easily threads through anchor points.

The YETI Security Cable Lock and Bracket assembly fits all YETI Tundra Coolers.



Win this Savage Arms Rifle for Dad!

Savage Mark IIF 22 Rifle

Are you still wondering what to get Dad for Father’s Day? Have you had your eye on a Savage Arms Rifle but think it’s outside your reach? We’ve got great news for you!


Mosquito Creek Outdoors is giving you an opportunity to win this Savage Arms Rifle for Dad this Father’s Day! For each purchase of $20 or more IN STORE, you can be entered to win this Savage Arms Mark IIF 22 Rifle.


From casual plinking to serious hunting, the adaptable Savage Arms Mark II F Rifle can handle it all. This bolt action Mark II F Rifle has a beautiful blued steel barrel and synthetic black stock (matte), featuring AccuTrigger, thumb safety and detachable box magazine. The Savage Mark II F Rifle is also drilled and tapped for scope mounts.


The barrel length of the Savage Arms Mark II F Rifle is 21”; the round capacity is 10 + 1; it is a right-handed gun and it weighs 5.5 lbs.


The drawing will be held on Saturday, June 14th at 3:00 PM. Only one entry per person per day allowed. You must be 21 years or age or older to enter. And you need not be present at the time of the drawing to win.


A Browning Buckmark T-Shirt Featuring Man’s Best Friend

Browning Buckmark T-ShirtIf Dad’s Best Friend is a Labrador Retriever, then this Browning t-shirt just might be the perfect Father’s Day gift for him!


At only $14.95, these t-shirts feature a black lab and the Browning Buckmark on both the back and the front of the shirt.


Made from 100% cotton, these pre-shrunk t-shirts come in a crewneck style and in a silver-grey color. Mosquito Creek Outdoors offers these shirts in sizes Small to 2X.


So be sure to head to the store today to pick one up before “these puppies fly off the shelf!”

The Perfect Father’s Day Gift: A Benchmade Mini Barrage Knife

BenchmadeDoes Dad already have all of the ties, sports paraphernalia and dress shirts he needs? Then consider buying him a Father’s Day gift that is a little outside the box. If your Dad is quality-oriented, but budget-minded, a Benchmade knife would be a stunning, and genuinely appreciated Father’s Day gift.


The super-sharp Benchmade Mini Barrage knife has a silky smooth thumb stud opener with an Axis-Assist locking mechanism. A comfortable feel and a belt clip combine to make the Benchmade Mini Barrage the perfect pocket knife to carry around all day.

For Benchmade, it all starts with a commitment to innovation. It goes beyond simply being innovatively different — Benchmade continually strives to be innovatively better. Benchmade believes that when a customer chooses to purchase a Benchmade product, they don’t do so just to be different; they do so because they want the best. Benchmade employs a simple philosophy- “Make it cool, make it solid, make it happen and definitely make it Benchmade.”


With an extremely durable and hard M390 steel blade, Dad’s Benchmade will remain sharp for a very long time. Furthermore, these knives come with a Lifetime Warranty as well as Lifetime Lifesharp sharpening service! So, buy him a gift he’ll get to enjoy for a very long time. Give him a Benchmade Mini Barrage knife and we assure you, it will be a big hit.

What makes a Benchmade knife great? The 3 M’s:


  • MATERIALS: Premium blade steels, coatings, and strong, durable handle materials and liners are chosen for their performance and built to last.
  • MECHANISMS: Patented locking mechanisms like the AXIS®, AXIS® Assist, Nitrous®, Optimizer®, and Levitator® locks provide reliability and enhanced functions.
  • MANUFACTURING: Ultra-modern laser cutters and CNC machining centers offer the precision and control usually reserved for the aerospace industry.

The T-Shirt Double Whammy – Wicks Sweat and Fights Stains

Carhartt T-ShirtEver dream of the day when you’d be living in the future? Flying cars would navigate themselves, refrigerators would instinctively know what to put right in front of you, and clothes would fight stains all on their own! So, the Jetson’s may have set our hopes too high on those first two expectations, but as it turns out, stain-fighting and sweat-wicking technology is available today in these great Carhartt t-shirts!

As you can imagine, Carhartt has designed these t-shirts to be more than just an ordinary t-shirt. These shirts provide a relaxed and comfortable fit utilizing technology that that wicks sweat and fights stains. In addition, these t-shirts are made with double-needle stitching and side seam construction to reduce twisting.

And don’t forget about the tagless neck label (seriously, why did it take so long to invent that?), and a front pocket. These shirts are made of 65% cotton and 35% polyester, and retail for only $23.95 at Mosquito Creek Outdoors.

Looking for a Starter Kayak? Look no further than the Perception Sport Striker 11.5

Striker 11.5

Are you looking for the perfect beginner’s kayak? A great new boat that we now have in stock at Mosquito Creek Outdoors is the Perception Sport Striker 11.5, and it’s just right for someone who wants to get out and paddle or maybe get into kayak fishing.

The Perception Kayak is a recreational kayak for fresh or salt water, is stable enough to stand up in, and is built with the fisherman in mind!

This kayak is 11’6” long, 33” wide, weighs 65 lbs and has a capacity of 500 lbs. In addition, the Perception Sport Striker 11.5 features:

  • 4 molded-in rod holders
  • A 2-tiered built-in seat
  • Molded-in footwells
  • Tank well with rigging
  • Molded-in ruler
  • Stand up assist strap

The Perception Sport Striker 11.5 is a great starter kayak and is the perfect gift for Dad this Father’s Day at a bargain of only $499!


Buy Dad what he really wants: a Yeti Cooler!

Yeti CoolerIt’s the time of year when you’re racking your brain trying to come up with an idea for Father’s Day. We know how it goes.

A nice tie is a good option and certainly appreciated, but a new Yeti Cooler is something that Dad has always secretly (or not-so-secretly) wanted and dreamed about.

Dads who come into the store tell us every day how they would love to have a Yeti Cooler! June 15th is just around the corner, so get him what he REALLY wants.

Yeti manufactures the highest quality roto-molded plastic coolers for fishing, hunting and the outdoors. The Tundra and Roadie series, as well as the Yeti Tank, are all roto-molded just like the process used to build a kayak. This creates a cooler that not only keeps ice longer, but is rugged enough to stop a grizzly bear. These impact resistant and tough coolers are made to last a lifetime and feature 2 inches of foam insulation and freezer style gaskets for a seal that keeps ice from melting for days on end.

No matter which size you choose, your new Yeti cooler will be the last cooler you ever have to buy. That’s why Mosquito Creek Outdoors is proud to offer such a wide selection of these coolers and their accessories.

And if he already has one of the coveted Yeti coolers, consider buying him an accessory to complete the package, such as the Yeti Rod and Beverage Holders.


Fun in the Sun – but don’t forget your Salt Life towel & cooler!

Sun LifeTemperatures are rising, so it’s high time you get outdoors for some “fun in the sun!” Before you do, be sure to stop by Mosquito Creek Outdoors to pick up a Salt Life beach towel and travel cooler.

At only $29.95, the beach town measures 33” x 64”, is 100% cotton with a comfortable velour front and looped terrycloth back. We recommend machine washing these towels in cold water before the first use.

The travel cooler is only $19.95 and comes in either orange or royal blue. It’s perfect for a day at the beach or on the lake to keep your snacks and beverages cool all day.

And don’t forget to protect your skin if you plan on being outdoors at all. Mosquito Creek offers great sun care options such as Sun Bum, which you can read more about in a previous blog post.

Enjoy the great outdoors!

Browning Buckmark Money Clip

Money ClipDoes Dad’s wallet or money clip look like it has seen better days? Does he live with the constant fear that his credit cards or cash may just fall out of his crumpling money holder? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, it’s time to consider buying him a brand new money clip for Father’s Day.


The Browning Buckmark Money Clip with Pocket secures bills under the clip and stores credit cards and IDs in the pocket. As we’ve all come to know, Browning provides a great quality product, and the Browning Buckmark Money Clip is no exception. Made with quality leather and heavy-duty stitching, this money clip also features a strong magnetic closure as well as an embossed Buckmark on the exterior.


This great gift idea retails for only $18.95, so stop into Mosquito Creek Outdoors today to make sure you get one for Dad before they sell out. (Bonus: a matching checkbook cover and wallet also available!)

The Pelican 1750 Double Rifle/Shot Gun Case

PelicanIs your Dad into shooting sports? If so, consider purchasing the Pelican 1750 Double Rifle/Shot Gun Case this Father’s Day.


This unbreakable, water tight, air tight, dust proof and chemical resistant gun case protects his guns completely. The convenience of top and side folding handles along with polyurethane wheels makes getting through airports or loading into vehicles a breeze with this case.


Three layers of foam surround your precious investment and see it safely to its destination. Two padlock eyelets provide security, allowing TSA locks to be used. With an unconditional lifetime warranty, this case will make Dad smile ear to ear on Father’s Day.


The interior storage area of the Pelican 1750 Double Rifle/Shot Gun Case is 50.50” x 13.50” x 5.25”. This case is available in black and can be found in the Mosquito Creek Outdoors Gun Department for only $199.95.

D.O.A. Deadly Combo: Oval Clacker with 3-Inch Shrimp

DOA Deadly ComboThere’s a reason why the tagline for D.O.A. Fishing Lures is “the Unfair Advantage.” Virtually every design from D.O.A. Fishing Lures is the product of years spent on the water, testing new product ideas in the ever-important attempt to lure fish to the bait.

The D.O.A. Deadly Combo, featuring an Oval Clacker and 3-Inch Shrimp, is a proven product for attracting the game fish that you’ve been waiting for. Using the D.O.A. Deadly Combo, simply cast and retrieve this combo with sharp vertical pulls that are from 18”-24” long in the pull. This quick, long pull creates a popping action which gets the attention of the fish.

Let it rest for a few seconds to allow the curious fish to check out the bait before continuing to the vertical jig. Wither Father’s Day just around the corner, this very effective addition to his tackle box will surely be a hit!

Single packs of the D.O.A. Deadly Combo: Oval Clacker with 3-Inch Shrimp are available in the Fishing Department at Mosquito Creek Outdoors.


Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro Hammock

HammockThere’s probably not much more Dad will ask for this Father’s Day than a nice place to relax, put up his feet and enjoy a peaceful afternoon nap. If that’s the case, then he will likely LOVE the Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro Hammock.


This hammock can be used year-round in the backyard or for camping trips. The 100% parachute nylon, mildew-resistant hammock comes complete with No See-Um netting, triple-stitched seams and a hanging kit.


The dimensions of the Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro Hammock are 10’6″L x 5′W. The weight of the hammock is only 30 ounces and it has a capacity to hold 400 pounds.


So, head into Mosquito Creek and visit our Camping Department before Father’s Day to pick up one of the best quality and most comfortable hammocks on the market! And at only $79.95, it’s a steal!

Welcome to Central Florida, Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo

Photo Source: Orlando Sentinel

Photo Source: Orlando Sentinel

Mosquito Creek Outdoors would like to offer a warm congratulations to our friends at the Silver Spurs Arena and Osceola Heritage Park on their recent announcement – and major win – of bringing the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo to Osceola County. Beginning in March 2015, the rodeo, which is the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s second largest annual event, is also expected to include bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling and bull riding.

We enjoyed partnering with the Silver Spurs Rodeo recently, and look forward to supporting this cause in the near future!

Read more in this Orlando Sentinel article.

Continental Kayak Trailers

Kayak Trailer

When it comes to transporting one or more kayaks or canoes, absolutely nothing beats the ease and convenience of a trailer. With our broad experience in kayaks and canoes, the team at Mosquito Creek Outdoors has looked long and hard for a trailer that would suit the needs of all paddler’s and at the same time offer the reliability and versatility necessary to justify the purchase of a trailer. We found all the necessary criteria in the Continental Kayak trailer.

At the end of a long hot day of paddling, putting a kayak or canoe on your vehicle’s roof can be a huge chore, to say the least. Lifting a 60 to 80-pound boat overhead is a gargantuan task, but lifting the boat up only two feet onto a kayak trailer is a breeze. Back the trailer down to the water, simply load or unload, and then go!

Continental Kayak Trailers are galvanized, have 12″ wheels, complete running lights, and they are available in several configurations to carry two or more kayaks. The padded, carpeted cross bars offered by Continental Kayak Trailers protect your boat and provide secure tie-down points. The cross bars also allow the trailer to be used for other purposes, such as a utility trailer. Continental Kayak Trailers offer all of these great benefits for about the same price as a complete roof rack system!

So whether you need a trailer to haul your kayaks, canoes, or even your grandmother’s couch, come see us at Mosquito Creek Outdoors to learn more about your options. We have a versatile solution to make your time spent outdoors more enjoyable.

(Special Note: The picture above was taken in the Mosquito Creek Outback, where we’ll be hosting a 90-minute session of the Backpacker Magazine ‘Get Out More Tour’ on June 7th at 1 p.m. This is the ONLY STOP of the tour in Central Florida and one of only three stops in the entire state, so it’s a CAN’T MISS event! Plus, it’s occurring just one week before Father’s Day, so it’s a great chance to get a sneak peak at the outdoors items that Dad really wants and pick them up for him at the store while you’re there!)

Suncloud Polarized Optics

SunCloudYour future’s so bright, you’ve got to wear shades. So why not wear shades that are fun and fashionable?


From Suncloud Polarized Optics, the Suncloud Standby and the Suncloud Flutter are two styles of women’s sunglasses carried at Mosquito Creek Outdoors.


The Suncloud Standby is a classic friend, and it returns in a bright new electric pink frame. The sunglasses provide maximum fun, medium fit, and a large statement. The Suncloud Standby includes polarized polycarbonate lenses to cut glare and lightweight, tough injected nylon frames. And at only $49.95, Suncloud Standby sunglasses are a bright highlight to any escapade.


FlutterLight as a butterfly and a little bit sassy, the playful Suncloud Flutter is full of fun for all your exploits. Customary features include polarized polycarbonate lenses as well as injected nylon frames in lively prints and loveable solid colors. The stylish rivet detail on the frame front complete Suncloud Flutter’s appeal. Again, at only $49.95, these sunglasses are a steal!


So, stop into Mosquito Creek Outdoors today to try on a pair of fun Suncloud sunglasses today, or visit us the Web at to peruse our online inventory of sunglasses.

Don’t Step into the Light without Sun Bum!

Sun Bum AHere in Florida (but anywhere, really!), we know the importance of good skin protection. Based in Cocoa Beach, Fla., Sun Bum is a small skin/sun care company with products that have been tested, approved and recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.

Mosquito Creek Outdoors carries a number of Sun Bum products, such as the:

These skin/sun care products are from Sun Bum’s Original Line, and range from SPF 15 to SPF 70. The products provide sheer coverage while protecting your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays. Vitamin E, an antioxidant which helps to protect and repair your skin, is also a key ingredient in these products. In addition, Sun Bum products are water resistant for 80 minutes, are Paraben/PABA/Oil Free and hypoallergenic.

Built In America: Simms Fishing Products

We at Mosquito Creek Outdoors are proud of the large number of products that we carry which are made in the U.S.A.

Simms Video ImageSimms Fishing Products are made in Montana, and we know that they stand behind the quality of product that they put out on the market.

We were recently directed to this great “This Built America” website, with a story and video produced by the Ford Motor Company about Simms Fishing. We invite you to take a peek, and suggest you click on the “Feature Video” tab at the bottom of the page for a look into the operating philosophy of Simms. We think you’ll be impressed as well.

We particularly enjoyed a few quotes in the video spoken by K.C. Walsh, the President and CEO of Simms.

“I think manufacturing in America is still very viable.”

“Our goal – every single day – is to help anglers have their best days on the water.”


A Special Feature on Women’s Columbia Omni- Freeze ZERO Technology

SkortAs summer approaches, what better way to keep from overheating than with clothing that actually keeps you cool? Mosquito Creek Outdoors offers Women’s Columbia clothing with Omni-Freeze ZERO technology, which was recently recognized by National Geographic Adventure with a coveted Gear of the Year Award.


In fact, National Geographic Adventure Editor Steve Casimiro, who tested the Freeze Degree Short Sleeve Crew Shirt, said, “The effect is one of noticeable coolness, as if you’ve just opened the door to the fridge.”


Mosquito Creek Outdoors offers a number of items in the Columbia Omni-Freeze ZERO line, but we’ll focus on two in particular in this blog post.


The Columbia Women’s ZERO Rules Skort is a super-cooking skirt/shirt combo that will take you from trail to gym in comfort and cute, feminine style. This skort retails for $39.95. The lightweight dobby outer skirt shields you from UV rays with UPF 25, while the 2″ inner brief features Omni-Freeze ZERO technology for instant and prolonged cooling against your skin. A hidden pocket on the brief stashes small items, and an internal draw cord at the waist delivers a secure fit.


Tank TopThe Columbia Women’s PFG ZERO Tank Top is a cooling sleeveless top that features an active fit in a soft stretch fabric that’s built for movement. With UPF 50 sun protection, pretty shirring detail at each hip hemline, and Columbia’s industry-leading cooling technology, this top reacts with sweat to provide instant and prolonged cooling. The tank top retails for only $37.95.


The days are getting longer and hotter, so stop into Mosquito Creek Outdoors or check out our offerings in our online store so you can remain cool, comfortable and stylish this summer!

New In Store: Bionic Baits

Bionic BallyhooKnown for being one of the largest producers of quality rigged and unrigged offshore baits in the world, Bionic Baits are now available at Mosquito Creek Outdoors.

Before you head out for your next fishing trip, stop by the store to talk with one of our knowledgeable associates and we’ll get you on your way with the best bait for your needs.

We offer a variety of Bionic Baits including:

  • Cigar Minnows (block)
  • Glass Minnows (block)
  • Sardine Chum (block)
  • Goggle eyes
  • Squid
  • Ballyhoo (different sizes, rigged and unrigged)
  • Brine

So stop into the store, or visit our online shop to take a peek at the latest and greatest in fishing (and fly fishing) tools and accessories.

New in Store: FloGrown Women’s Tank Tops

FloGrown Black TankThe summer heat has already arrived and so have FloGrown Women’s tank tops at Mosquito Creek Outdoors.


For those “Florida Grown” ladies, these comfortable and cool tank tops are a must in your summer wardrobe! FloGrown tank tops are made of a tri-blend of cotton, polyester and spandex for the perfect fit.


FloGrown Pink TankThese tank tops feature the FloGrown logo with its outline of state of Florida across the front.


Mosquito Creek Outdoors carries the Lifestyle Black Tank with Pink Lettering as well as the Women’s Pink FloGrown Tank Top. Both retail for $17.95.



Handbags for Mom!

PurseThere’s a gift idea for every mom at Mosquito Creek Outdoors! Every girl loves a new purse, and we’ve got a few new great styles to consider for mom this Mother’s Day.


The COCO + CARMEN handbag is not only beautiful, but functional as well. This purse has a five-pocket accessories organizer, also known as the “personal assistant.”


Purse2Mosquito Creek Outdoors also carries this Pink Mossy Oak Camo Purse by Nocona. This purse features two zipper pockets and a zipper closure. This purse includes lots of bling on the strap, with cut-glass crystals and silver studs.


Stop by the store – or check out our products online at Color options, sizes, patterns, handle length and prices vary.

The Mud River 2 Barrel Utility Mat

Mud River Utility MatJust made the first payment on that new truck and hunting season is just around the corner?


Take a few minutes to protect your investment with the Mud River 2 Barrel Utility Mat. This mat will protect your bench seats, and perhaps more importantly, will keep you from saying, “Oh Darn!” when your best friend forgets to wipe his feet.


Made from wax canvas that’s known for its durability, the Mud River 2 Barrel Utility Mat will hold up under sharp claws and wet paws. This mat is also easy to clean—just rinse off and wipe dry.


The mat comes with four adjustable straps for a universal fit and is a must not only for hunting season, but all year round. The dimensions of the Mud River 2 Barrel Utility Mat are 68” L X 56” W.


Mosquito Creek Outdoors carries the Mud River 2 Barrel Utility Mat in brown. You can find it in our Hunting Department, retailing for just $64.95! A small price to pay to ensure your vehicle’s seats remain in top condition!

Simms Morada Shirt

Simms Morada ShirtIf you’ve got a flair for comfort, then you definitely want to try on the Simms Morada shirt. Simms is synonymous with comfort and quality, and this shirt does not disappoint!


The Simms Morada shirt features under-collar buttons, off shoulder seams, a straight hem and a Teflon stain-resistant finish that keeps it looking great when fishing or at the afternoon backyard barbecue.


The Morada shirt is soft and lightweight: made of a 62% nylon, 38% polyester blend that provides UPF 50 sun protection.


The Simms Morada shirt also has a fly box-compatible pocket on the front left chest and the Simms emblem tastefully located over the pocket.


This great shirt is available in men’s sizes S through 3X, in ash grey and river plaid colors, at Mosquito Creek Outdoors. Stop in today to try this shirt on and come to understand for yourself why these shirts are so popular!

Perfect for Mother’s Day: Browning® Buckmark Bling Necklace and Earrings

EarringsIf you’re searching for that perfect gift for the favorite mom’s in your life, look no further than Mosquito Creek Outdoors! Many people are surprised to learn we have a great supply of jewelry, and with just a few shopping days left before Mother’s Day, hurry in to pick up beautiful (and sparkly!) Browning Buckmark necklace and earrings!


The Browning Buckmark bling earrings measure 5/8” tall, and come with either pink or clear rhinestones. These earrings feature hypoallergenic nickel free bases and posts and the Buckmark have a zinc alloy base with a silver finish. Neatly packaged in a gift box, these are an ideal gift for yourself or someone special, and at only $24.95, they are a steal!


NecklaceThe Browning Buckmark bling pendant necklace hangs on an 18” beaded chain and is filled with shimmering ice-like rhinestones. This necklace is perfect for casual wear or a night out on the town. The pendant is 1.5” tall by ¾” wide and is an excellent complement to other items in your Browning Buckmark collection. This necklace, which also comes in pink or clear rhinestones, can be yours for only $34.95.


So let Mom know you think she’s special with the gifts of Browning Buckmark necklace and earrings this Mother’s Day!

Mossy Oak® Camo Floor Mat Tiles

Mossy Oak Floor TilesMossy Oak Floor Mat Tiles are great for any use, whether it be on the deck of your boat, under a weight bench, or even for your toddler’s play room. These tiles would also make a great gift for anyone who loves camo.

The Mossy Oak Floor Mat Tiles are sold in packs of 6 tiles, which combine to cover approximately 13 square feet. The tiles are made to be locked together, and then you can trim the excess edges to make them fit practically anywhere. They have a non-slip rubber bottom so they will hold to any surface.

Mosquito Creek Outdoors carries these tiles in Mossy Oak Infinity and Realtree Xtra® Camo, and you can buy them today for only $55.95.

On Sale – Browning Gallatin Fly Fishing Vest

IMG_0356Retailing for $99.95, you really can’t beat this deal on a Browning Gallatin Fly Fishing Vest! For a limited time, Mosquito Creek Outdoors has this great vest on sale for only $19.95!

Browning’s Gallatin Fly Fishing Vest is a comfortable and economical choice for anyone looking for plenty of storage on the river. Whether you fish the Appalachians or the Rockies, Browning’s Gallatin Fly Vest has plenty of pockets for small and large items.

The zippered front allows you to get in and out of the vest quickly, and the sides and neck are made of mesh for good ventilation. The back has a ring for net attachment and a zippered pocket for larger item storage as well. This vest is extremely light-weight and can be utilized in many different ways.

This vest is in stock in the Steel Blue color in Large, XL and 2X at Mosquito Creek. Stop in today to get yours before they’re all gone!

The Sea to Summit Bilge Pump

SEA631_150For anyone with a canoe or sit-in kayak, the Sea-to-Summit Bilge Pump is a welcome addition on long, open water trips. Made of stainless steel and plastic, the Sea-to-Summit Bilge Pump resists corrosion, yet remains lightweight. This kayak bilge pump also floats and moves 14oz of water per pump. This is an essential piece of safety equipment on any kayak or canoe trip and Sea To Summit has made a quality bilge pump affordable and available now at Mosquito Creek Outdoors.


This high-volume pump in 18 inches long, has stainless steel screws and comes in a high-visibility orange color. In addition, a hose can be attached for longer pumping (not included).


If you have questions about the Sea to Summit Bilge Pump, ask us, because we use it and recommend it.

Browning Mossy Oak Infinity & Pink Floor Mats

BrowningOur pink Browning Mossy Oak items are flying off the shelves – thanks in large part to the fact that Mother’s Day is May 11th! So head over to Mosquito Creek Outdoors TODAY to pick up some Browning Mossy Oak Infinity and Pink Utility/Rear Floors mats! At only $11.95, these functional, durable floor mats will not only keep the floors in your vehicle clean, but will showcase your style at the same time!


These floor mats, which measure 13” x 16”, have raised edges to trap water and dirt. The fabric on these mats is laminated to the surface. In addition to the floor mats, Mosquito Creek Outdoors also carries matching seat covers, belt cushions and steering wheel covers. Other options are available from Ducks Unlimited and Realtree.

The Right Tool for the Right Cause: Benchmade® Pink Mini-Griptilian

BenchmadeBenchmade® knives are known for their superior quality and craftsmanship, and the highly-regarded knife manufacturer has created a line of knives specially targeted to women. The Benchmade Pink Mini-Griptilian is an ambidextrous knife, with a blade length of 2.91 inches, a handle thickness of 0.510 inches, a weight of 2.56 ounces and tip-up, reversible pocket clips.


This knife retails for just $85.00, and Benchmade is proud to donate a portion of the profits from the sale of this knife to the Oregon Health and Science University Breast Cancer Institute (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon to benefit their breast health education program.


Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so stop by Mosquito Creek Outdoors today to pick up a Benchmade Pink Mini-Griptilian for that special mom in your life!

Sperry® Top-Sider Baitfish Thong Sandal

Sperry BaitfishWhether on deck, on the sand, or on your way, slip on a pair of nautically inspired Sperry® Top-Sider Baitfish sandals and you’re sure to enjoy comfort and style during those warm summer months.

Available in four stylish colors, with non-slip soles for ultimate traction, Mosquito Creek Outdoors has these sandals in stock now in all the popular colors and sizes.

The Sperry® Top-Sider Baitfish Thong Sandal features:

  • Lightweight EVA Midsole for all-day underfoot comfort
  • A molded rubber bottom with Sperry’s adaptive Wave Siping for the ultimate traction on both wet and dry surfaces
  • Premium full-grain leather uppers for long-wearing durability

There’s a good reason that Sperry sandals are so popular, so come by Mosquito Creek to try on a pair to take home! You’ll fall in love instantly with this comfortable and well-designed footwear.

New at Mosquito Creek: Columbia Men’s Waterton™ Short

Waterton Shorts AJust in at Mosquito Creek are these great Columbia Men’s Waterton™ Shorts. These shorts are already popular among our customers as the summer months approach and guys are looking for a great quality, comfortable and functional shorts option.


With Columbia’s unique Omni-Shade UPF 30 sun protection, as well as Omni-Shield advanced water and stain repellency, these quick-dry shorts also feature an interior draw cord and a longer 11″ inseam.


The fabric of these shorts is 100% polyester for the shell and 100% polyester Honeycomb Double Weave for the lining.


Stop into Mosquito Creek today to see for yourself why so many men are adding these to their summer wardrobe. And at only $39.95, it’s difficult not to!

Aqua Dream’s ADL Willow Spoon

Blue Crab SpoonCapt. Mike Hakala has taken Aqua Dream’s ADL Willow Spoon to an all new level with the long-awaited release of their newest model, and Mosquito Creek Outdoors has it in stock!

The same fish catching action and quality of all their spoons now has the incredible look of a live blue crab, which has been proven to be “irresistible candy” to redfish, black drum and tarpon. With a digital image actually etched into the spoons’ finish, and tested extensively by fishing guides on both coasts of Florida, these spoons have proven to be fish magnets.

The Blue Crab spoon is available at Mosquito Creek Outdoors in ¼-oz and 3/8-oz sizes at an introductory price of $5.95, and is also available as the spinner in the Cajun Slam spinner bait at $8.95.

Caring For Your Boots

Boot cleaningWhen you make the investment in quality boots, you want to do everything you can to take the best care of them. Mosquito Creek Outdoors – one of Central Florida’s leading providers of boots – offers multiple products to clean, condition, preserve and restore your boots, so you can look (and feel) like a million bucks every time you wear them. In addition, Mosquito Creek also carries boot stretch and boot jack (a.k.a. a boot pull).

Some recommended Ariat products to extend the life of your boots include:

  • Saddle soap: a soft soap with Neatsfoot oil used to clean, soften and preserve leather. A 4.75 oz bottle retails for only $4.95. (Tip: do not use on suede.)
  • Workboot cream: a cream used to clean, condition, remove scuff marks and restore boot texture. An 8 fl. oz. bottle retails for only $5.95.
  • Boot & Shoe Conditioner: a cream used to clean, polish, condition, and repel water. This conditioner also helps to prevent salt stains, water spots and cracks.  It may be used on all colors, including white.  The cream is a wax-free formula to be used on multiple types of leather, including imitation leather and plastic surfaces. (However, do not use on suede or napped leather.) An 8 fl. oz. bottle retails for only $5.95.
  • Boot Stretch: a spray designed to help stretch and soften boots made of leather, suede and reptile skins. A 6.5 oz. bottle retails for just $7.95.
  • Boot Jack: this tool helps the person wearing the boots by allowing them to remain standing while removing their boots. Users take one foot (with the boot on) and insert it into the U-shape opening of the Boot Jack. Then, the user places his/her other foot onto the flat surface of the Boot Jack, which gives weight and leverage so that he/she is able to remove his/her foot from the boot placed in the U-shape opening. This product retails for only $19.95.

So head over to Mosquito Creek Outdoors, or visit the store online at, for all of your boot conditioning needs!

Unfair Lures: Paul’s Dinkum Shrimp

Pauls Dinkum ShrimpIf you’ve been following the Mosquito Creek Outdoors blog for any amount of time, you know that we only promote the items that we truly believe are outstanding products, and today’s product feature is no exception.

We’ve been a fan of Unfair Lures for some time, and we would just like to reiterate our love for their Paul’s Dinkum Shrimp product line. In our opinion, these are possibly one of the most effective new baits on the market.

Available in several sizes and colors, Mosquito Creek stocks both the floating and sinking varieties, and we have the expertise to show you how best to use them. Using only top quality components, these baits are responsible for putting some very nice fish in the boat. Give them a try; they really work!

And don’t forget about the Hook Kids on Fishing event that we’ll be hosting next Saturday, April 5th, right here at Mosquito Creek Outdoors. More than 30 manufacturers, organizations and fishing guides, including Paul Van Reenen (the designer of Unfair Lures), will be in attendance. Paul will be delighted to share his experience and knowledge on how to best use his Unfair Lures. It will a fun event for everyone and a great learning experience.

If you’re interested in signing up your kids to attend one of the two Hook Kids on Fishing sessions for next Saturday, call Rory at 407-464-2000 or e-mail

Sperry Top-Sider H2O Escape Bungee

Sperry AMany of us are familiar with Sperry Top-Sider’s traditional boat shoes and sandals. But, did you know that Sperry also offers an athletic shoe that’s specifically designed for those who love water sports?

According to the Sperry Top-Sider website, the H2O Escape Bungee allows you to “unload your kayak, traverse the rocky shore and spend the day on the water in an ultra-flexible shoe that’s expertly designed for your sport.”

These amphibious shoes offer ultra-lightweight design, weighing only 5.6 oz. They also have Sperry Badaptive Wave-Siping™ technology, which disperses water underfoot to enhance stability and reduce slippage on wet or dry surfaces. The shoe’s EVA midsole with internal water channels are comfortable, durable and feature drainage that helps feet dry more quickly. The H2O Escape Bungee also has a removable perforated footbed that works with the internal water channels to allow water to escape faster and more efficiently.

These comfortable shoes have an adjustable bungee allows for secure wear and easy on and off, and their uppers and linings promote ultra-fast drying.

The Sperry Top-Sider H2O Escape Bungee shoes are available in Men’s sizes 9 – 13 and Women’s sizes 7 – 10 at Mosquito Creek Outdoors, and they retail for the reasonable price of only $89.95! Stop into the store today to try on a pair and see for yourself what a great shoes these are!

More from the Columbia Spring Line

Today, we’re continuing to highlight some of the new products we have at Mosquito Creek Outdoors from the Columbia Spring Line.

Cami TopThis Active Fit Women’s Zero Rules™ Cami Top is made with Omni-Freeze ZERO™ sweat-activated super cooling technology, Omni-Wick™ and Omni-Shade™ UPF 30 sun protection. The cami is also made with comfort stretch, antimicrobial material, and 100% polyester ZERO interlock.

The Men’s Silver Ridge™ Plaid Short Sleeve Shirt is constructed of Omni-Wick technology that actively breathes and pulls sweat away from the body to keep you dry and cool, Mens Shirtas well as Omni-Shade UPF 30 that provides premium protection from the sun. The vented shirt also features pockets with hook and loop closure, mesh pocket bags and a sun protection collar. The shirt is made from 57% polyester/43% Supplex nylon Silver Ridge woven.

Stop by the store today to try on these – or other great new Columbia Spring products!

Here’s Your Chance to Win Prizes in Our First Boat Skiff & Kayak Show

As part of our April 5th Spring Fishing Event & Sale, we’re inviting YOU to show off your boat, kayak or skiff, just like at a classic car show.

We just received work that Boatwrench will have several of their racing boats on display, and many of our local professional fishing captains and tournament anglers are bring their boats for display.

We really encourage everyone who attends to bring your boat, kayak, skiff to display! Everyone’s boat is special, and each person who brings their boat will be entered into a special drawing for Mosquito Creek gift certificates and other prizes.

If you plan to bring your boat, please give Rory (in the Mosquito Creek fishing department) a call at 407-464-2000 or e-mail us at We want to make sure we have plenty of room and prizes.

Columbia™ Spring Line Now at Mosquito Creek

The Columbia™ Men’s and Women’s Spring line is now in at Mosquito Creek Outdoors, and offers plenty of options for your wearing pleasure as you make plans to enjoy as much time outdoors as possible.

We’ll be back later in the week with more Columbia™ Spring Must-Haves, but for now, take a peek at some of the new stylish offerings that will keep you protected, cool, dry and comfortable.

Mens ShortsThe Men’s Grander Marlin™ Offshore Short offers the Omni-Shade UPF 50, which provides maximum protection for long hours in the sun. This shirt also incorporates the Omni-Shield advanced repellency that delivers water-shedding, quick-drying performance. The short has a zip-closed security pocket as well as a bottle opener. Offered in a modern, classic fit, the Men’s Grander Marlin Offshore Short has an inseam length of 8” and 10”.

Womens ShirtThe Women’s Super Bahama™ Long Sleeve Shirt also incorporates Omni Shade UPF 30, providing maximum protection for long hours in the sun. This stylish shirt, made from 52% nylon, 43% Tactel nylon and 5% polyester, also has hidden venting at the mid back to keep cool air flowing through. In addition, this shirt is made of quick-dry fabric for functional performance on the water.

For more information or to browse more products, visit or stop by the store at 170 S. Washington Avenue in Apopka.

Festival Days are Underway at Mosquito Creek Outdoors!

The Old Florida Outdoor Festival is just days away, and Mosquito Creek Outdoors has started celebrating early with Festival Days featuring specials in-store and on-site at the Festival this weekend.

Mosquito Creek is a certified ticket stop for the Old Florida Outdoor Festival, and one of the few in the area that accepts credit card payment. The tickets are $15 for each day of the festival if you buy them at the store, with that price going up to $20 per festival day if purchased at the gate.

AriatAs part of the Festival Days, customers can get 15% off the purchase of ANY Ariat product, including boots, jeans and other clothing. Ariat will also be with Mosquito Creek Outdoors at the Festival, showcasing new boot styles for men, women and children.

Additionally, Mosquito Creek has new Carhartt t-shirts starting at $12, as well as flannel shirts that were regularly $41 and $35, on sale for just $19.95. Carhartt Kalkaska goose down jackets are 50% off. These jackets are a super deal and next week when it turns cold again they are perfect for everyday wear or work.

This weekend’s Old Florida Outdoor Festival is sure to be the best yet! Not only will Mosquito Creek Outdoors have new products to show at the festival, but they will also be featuring professional cowboys demonstrating their roping skills and Cracker Cowboy whip techniques. The Mosquito Creek Outdoors tent will be located adjacent to the center tower and next to the Scott’s Maze Adventures hay bale maze.

See you there! And be sure to save your Old Florida Outdoor Festival ticket for more specials at Mosquito Creek throughout February.

Old Florida Outdoor Festival Days Begin THIS SATURDAY!


Mosquito Creek Outdoors’ preparations for the always-popular Old Florida Outdoor Festival are well underway, with just a few weeks left until the big event!

Festival Days start Saturday, February 1 with new in-store specials from Ariat and Carhartt. Mosquito Creek also has some great new arrivals from Browning, Guy Harvey and Tervis Tumbler.

As if you needed more incentive to get into the store, Mosquito Creek Outdoors is a certified ticket stop for the Old Florida Outdoor Festival, so don’t forget to drop in to get your tickets. They are $15 for each day of the festival if you buy them at the store, and that price goes up to $20 per festival day if you buy them at the gate.

The headlining act for Saturday, February 8 is the Eli Young Band, and the headliner for Sunday, February 9 is Craig Morgan. Beyond the exciting concerts, there will be plenty of entertainment for people of all ages! The Old Florida Outdoor Festival will feature kid’s crafts and games, competitions and contest, fishing and hunting seminars, a hands-on animal display, face painting, a rock-climbing wall, a Farmer’s Market, professional ropers, a hay bale maze (sponsored by Mosquito Creek and Long & Scott Farms), outdoors vendors, and both a BBQ and chili cook-off! You won’t want to miss this great event!

Mosquito Creek Outdoors to Give Away Spectacular Prizes at the Old Florida Outdoor Festival

OFOFAs a sponsor of the Old Florida Outdoor Festival in Apopka on February 8 and 9, Mosquito Creek Outdoors will present amazing giveaways to festival-goers on both Saturday and Sunday.

Stop by the Mosquito Creek Outdoors tent in the center of the action to sign up for the giveaways!

On Saturday, the giveaway schedule* is as follows:

  • 10:45 a.m. – Silver Spurs Rodeo Tickets and Mosquito Creek Outdoors Gift Bag
  • 11:45 a.m. – Browning Light and Gift Back
  • 12:45 p.m. – Silver Spurs Rodeo Tickets and Mosquito Creek Outdoors Gift Bag
  • 1:45 p.m. – Browning High Noon Light
  • 2:45 p.m. – Silver Spurs Rodeo Tickets and Mosquito Creek Outdoors Gift Bag
  • 3:45 p.m. – Sebile Prize Pack
  • 4:45 p.m. – Silver Spurts Rodeo Tickets and Ariat Gift Pack
  • 6:50 p.m. – Eli Young Band Concert Intermission #1 Costa Sunglasses Giveaway
  • 7:50 p.m. – Eli Young Band Concert Intermission #2 Ariat Boots Giveaway

On Sunday, the giveaway schedule* is as follows:

  • 10:45 a.m. – Silver Spurs Rodeo Tickets and Ariat Gift Pack
  • 11:45 a.m. – Sebile Prize Pack
  • 12:45 p.m. – Costa Sunglasses Giveaway
  • 1:45 p.m. – Craig Morgan Concert Intermission #1 Ariat Boots Giveaway and Silver Spurs Rodeo Tickets
  • 2:45 p.m. – Craig Morgan Concert Intermission #2 Savage Rifle Giveaway

*Schedule is subject to change.

The Mosquito Creek Outdoors gift bags will include merchandise totaling more than $100 in value! The Savage Rifle is a 30/06 model 111XP with Nikon Scope ($675.00 value). The Ariat boots giveaway will include one pair of boots of the winner’s choice from the Mosquito Creek Outdoors inventory. And the Costa Sunglasses giveaway is for a pair of 580P of the winner’s choice from the Mosquito Creek Outdoors inventory.

You do not want to miss out on your chance to win this fantastic prizes! Purchase your tickets for the Old Florida Outdoor Festival TODAY at Mosquito Creek Outdoors, an official ticket stop for this year’s festival.

Entry is necessary to win the giveaways. Entry constitutes opting in to the Mosquito Creek email list. One entry per person. Drawings will occur every hour during the Old Florida Outdoor Festival, and winners will be announced via Twitter, Facebook, and from the main stage following each drawing.

Simms Solarflex™ Guide Gloves

GlovesCrank on the oars, pole into a head-on wind toward tails at 11, and give your hands hope against harmful UV rays with Simms’ guide-approved gloves. Simms Solarflex™ Guide Gloves feature plush UPF50 stretch fabric on the back of the hand, full-coverage cuffs, and water-resistant goat leather on the palms. Added material bolsters protection for the index and middle fingers, while pairing snaps ensure that the Simms Solarflex™ Guide Gloves stay connected when not in use.

The Simms Solarflex™ Guide Gloves include features such as:

  • Highly durable, sun protective glove with UPF50 Solarflex™ stretch fabric on the back of hand, full coverage around cuffs & ultra-soft, water resistant goat leather palms
  • Extended coverage on index/middle fingers & pairing snaps
  • Offered in colors of; tidal camo (blue), rifle camo (green) and grey.
  • Additional color matching hats, sun gaiter, and sun hood are also available.

Simms Solarflex™ Guide Gloves are available now at Mosquito Creek Outdoors and retail for only $49.95.

Stop by Mosquito Creek to Purchase Tickets to the Old Florida Outdoor Festival

MCOOnly 17 days remain until the Old Florida Outdoor Festival!

Mosquito Creek Outdoors is a certified ticket stop for the Old Florida Outdoor Festival, so stop by today to purchase your tickets for one or both days!

Also, did you know that the opening acts for Saturday’s Eli Young Band concert were just announced? Starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8th, opening acts Good Luck Penny and Greg Warren Band will warm the crowd up before country music sensation Eli Young Band takes the stage.

You won’t want to miss this great event!

And don’t forget that Mosquito Creek Outdoors will be right in the heart of the festival action with Long & Scott Farms Maze Adventure and Farmers Market, with special prizes and giveaways from Ariat boots, Costa sunglasses, Savage rifles and more!

This Week’s Fishing Report

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report, January 19, 2014

The Central Florida American Shad Run has Arrived

By Captain Tom Van Horn

American Shad Release, Photo by Paul MacInnis

American Shad Release, Photo by Paul MacInnis

Although we have been catching some very respectable redfish in my circles these past few weeks, the big story has been the arrival of American shad to the headwaters of the St. Johns River. As you can see from the photos, Shad Ally has been a very busy place where the numbers of shad catches are growing each day. Currently the shad run is in full swing with many anglers reporting daily catches reaching forty fish or more. Good shad reports are coming from areas ranging from Mullet Lake Park to south of Puzzle Lake.

Fred Rambo's very respectable American Shad, Photo by Fred Rambo

Fred Rambo’s very respectable American Shad, Photo by Fred Rambo

American shad are one of my all-time favorites, and they are the closest Florida fly anglers get to the stream fishing enjoyed by salmon anglers to the north.

Most of the shad caught this week were taken on spinning gear using a range of lures like the TTI Blakemore Road Runner, shad dart and spoon combination and DOA Tiny Terror Eyes. My spinning rod setup consisting of a 6 foot ultra-light rod and 6 pound test braid line.

Besides spinning gear, I been doing very well casting fly with the setup consisting of an 8 foot 5 weight rod and reel. The water levels in the river are still a bit higher than last year and the shad are not working the surface yet, so I’ve had better luck this year using a sinking tip leader and very light chartreuse Crazy Charlie style flies.

Karen's very respectable IRL Redfish

Karen’s very respectable IRL Redfish

On the lagoons, windy conditions have been the norm with a few nice days mixed in, but we are still managing some very respectful redfish and sea trout. We’ve actually seen frost several times this past week, so on those cold days the bite has been better once the sun warms the flats a bit.   Notwithstanding the cold weather the fishing has been good, so break out the long johns and your waders and enjoy some time on the water.

As always, if you need information or have any questions, please contact me, if you are interested is a shad charter, I still have a few days open.   Good luck and good fishing,

Captain Tom Van Horn 407-416-1187

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Mosquito Creek Outdoors, Long & Scott Farms Announce Addition of Hay Bale Maze at Old Florida Outdoor Festival

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Mosquito Creek Outdoors, Long & Scott Farms Announce Addition of Hay Bale Maze at Old Florida Outdoor Festival

-Festival Occurs February 8 – 9, 2014 at Apopka Amphitheater-

The ever-popular Old Florida Outdoor Festival is quickly approaching, and Mosquito Creek Outdoors has partnered with Long & Scott Farms to bring a hay bale maze to the event, ensuring hours of fun for the whole family during the two-day festival. Mosquito Creek and Long & Scott Farms are both sponsors of the annual Old Florida Outdoor Festival, and the hay bale maze is just one attraction of many that will draw festival-goers to the sponsor booths of Mosquito Creek Outdoors and Long & Scott Farms.

“We have had a great relationship with Long & Scott Farms for years, and we’ve found that many of our valued customers are also customers of theirs,” said Paul Faircloth, Owner, Mosquito Creek Outdoors. “We wanted to partner with them to bring an added value to festival attendees and know that a hay bale maze will provide entertainment for people of all ages to enjoy.”

The Old Florida Outdoor Festival will feature birding, fishing, hunting, shooting sports, Highwaymen art, kid’s activities, a local farmer’s market, backyard chili cook-off, DockDogs, and a Florida Barbecue Association BBQ cook-off. On the evening of Saturday, February 8, the popular Eli Young Band will perform, followed by national country music recording artist Craig Morgan on Sunday, February 9. More details about the Old Florida Outdoor Festival can be found at

Mosquito Creek Outdoors will be giving away prizes throughout the festival, including two pairs of Ariat boots, Costa del Mar sunglasses, tickets to the Silver Spurs Rodeo and a Savage Rifle, among other items.

Mosquito Creek Outdoors, a family-owned and operated retail store, is the Central Florida resource for everything outdoors—from fishing to hunting to kayaking to hiking and everything in between. Mosquito Creek is also now a one-stop shop for Wrangler, Dickies, Carhartt, Justin and Ariat brands.

Long & Scott Farms will bring Scott’s Country Market to the Old Florida Outdoor Festival, offering a variety of freshly harvested produce from the farm and other local growers, as well as potted plants, local honey, and a few other samplings. Scotts Country Market also carries delicious jams, jellies, relishes, syrups, cage-free eggs, Amish cheese, butter and bacon, local honey, dressings, BBQ sauces, candles, cider and more. While there you can check out Scott’s Country Café for some real down home cooking with our fresh, local produce. Not only do we provide healthy eating, we also include some good ol’ fashioned memories. To learn more about Long & Scott Farms, and Scott’s Country Market, visit

To learn more about Mosquito Creek Outdoors and to purchase Old Florida Outdoor Festival tickets in advance, stop by the store located at 170 S. Washington Avenue in Apopka.


About Mosquito Creek Outdoors: Now carrying Wrangler, Dickies, Carhartt, Justin and Ariat, Mosquito Creek Outdoors is THE Apopka and northwest Orange County headquarters for Farm Ranch and Work Wear. Understanding the importance of quality gear, Mosquito Creek Outdoors carries the best in equipment and apparel to cater to sports enthusiasts’ and workman’s lifestyles. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for the sportsman on your shopping list or you need a new pair of quality work boots, Mosquito Creek Outdoors is the place to buy. Conveniently located in Apopka, one mile south of the 429 interchange, Mosquito Creek Outdoors’ 8,000 square foot log cabin is filled with an extensive selection of apparel, equipment, accessories, and great gift ideas. For more information, please visit

Browning “On the Road” Flashlight

BrowningAlways at the ready, Browning’s “On the Road” flashlight plugs into a 12-volt cigarette lighter or power port. The 12-lumen LED bulbs are rated for 100,000 hours of use, with a run time of approximately two hours before you have to recharge. This flashlight’s built-in circuit protection keeps the battery from overcharging.

In an emergency, even a little light may make a difference, and Browning’s “On the Road” flashlight will be ready when you need it. This flashlight is located in the Gun Department at Mosquito Creek Outdoors and retails for only $14.95.

Eagles Nest Pakpillow

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The Pakpillow from Eagles Nest Outfitters is great for any outdoorsman who loves to travel the great outdoors but still enjoys the comfort of a nice pillow to lay their head down on.

This is a great pillow that packs into itself to take advantage of minimal packing space. This pillow can be used in hot or cold weather since one side of the pillow is microfiber for when it’s hot out, and the other side of the pillow is made of Sherpa fleece for chilly days.

Pak Pillow AThe Pakpillow has developed quite a reputation as a contortionist- managing to squeeze inside itself, cutting its own size in half. Equally impressive is the Pakpillow’s ability to puff back up its original lift, giving it plush, luxurious comfort wherever it goes. The weight of the Pakpillow is 17 oz and the dimension (length x width) are 13” x 17”.

Stop by Mosquito Creek Outdoors to get your own Pakpillow for your next outdoor adventure!

Capt. C.A. Richardson Hosts Flats Class at Mosquito Creek Jan. 18

Respected Angler Capt. C.A. Richardson Hosts Flats Class 2.0 at Mosquito Creek Outdoors on January 18

Popular TV show host and respected angler CA RichardsonC.A. Richardson will be at Mosquito Creek Outdoors on the morning of January 18, 2014 to host Flats Class 2.0, his inshore fishing school that teaches strategies and tactics for achieving greater success on the water.

According to the Flats Class website, “Flats Class 2.0 is the most comprehensive inshore fishing school around and covers everything from touching on the basics to advanced techniques. Some of the topics of interest include ‘how to use hard baits more effectively,’ “retrieve tempo: does it make a difference?,’ ‘scouting for success’ and ‘how current and tide height position game fish;’ plus some of the latest tackle innovations coming in for next year from companies like Daiwa, Z-Man Lures, Mirr-O-Lure, Falcon Rods, and more.”

“C.A. Richardson is considered one of the foremost experts on inshore fishing in the nation, and we’re excited that he’s selected Mosquito Creek Outdoors to offer his Flats Class 2.0 fishing school,” said Paul Faircloth, Owner, Mosquito Creek Outdoors. “Capt. Richardson has fished all over the Gulf Coast and Caribbean as a pro angler and guide, and will bring years of pro-level experience and fishing expertise to attendees of this one-day event.”

The Flat Class 2.0 fishing school event will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2014 in the Mosquito Creek Outback. Tickets can be purchased online at for $59 per ticket.

Flats Class V2.0 is generously presented by Hell’s Bay Boatworks. To learn more about Mosquito Creek Outdoors, stop by the store located at 170 S. Washington Avenue in Apopka or visit Products are also regularly featured on the Mosquito Creek blog at

American Shad, Central Florida’s Rediscovered Fishery

By Captain Tom Van Horn

ShadIn my youthful days along the St. Johns River, the American shad run was an extremely popular event.  At the first report of shad anglers from across the state and the eastern Atlantic seaboard swarmed to the St Johns River were a season long tournament known as the Shad Derby was held.  For a nominal fee of five dollars per angler, whoever caught the largest shad won a new boat, motor, and trailer at the end of the event.  Huge fish camps like Lemon Bluff and Marina Isles thrived along the banks of the river in support of the then popular recreational fishery, but as the numbers of American shad dwindled, the Shad Derby and the fish camps faded away.

Since the colonial era, American shad have been an important food source in North America. They have also been important to recreational anglers in the modern era; however, recreational angling peaked in the St. Johns River during the 1960s and 1970s. Atlantic coast commercial landings also peaked at the turn of the twentieth century and have declined dramatically along with most of the shad’s range. Obstruction of spawning runs, pollution, and high harvest rates took a toll on their abundance, prompting the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) to mandate protective measures including a directive to monitor existing populations and rebuild stocks.

Commercial landings in the St. Johns River also peaked in the early 1900s and declined significantly throughout the century. Recreational efforts and landings have also decreased markedly in recent years. The net ban in 1995 eliminated most of what remained of Florida’s commercial American shad fishery. Later in 2005, the commercial fishery off the coast of the mid-Atlantic states were terminated and should no longer be impacting the stock.

As the largest members of the herring family, American shad  are an anadromous species of fish  that return to freshwater rivers along the Atlantic coast of America each spring from the ocean to spawn. Juveniles spend their first growing season in the freshwater river of their birth and then swim to the ocean in the fall to grow and mature. They remain in the ocean for two to six years before they mature and return to spawn in the river in which they originally hatched.

Today, both American and hickory shad are holding their own and they start arriving on their annual spawning run to the southern reaches of the St. Johns River between Lake Monroe and Lake Harney “Shad alley” around Christmas day, with the peek run occurring near the end of January.  They then move south into the vast marshes of the St. Johns between Lake Harney and Lake Washington.  Concentrations vary from year to year based on water levels and other environmental factors.  Remember, the average age of American shad on the St Johns is only four to six years old when they return to the river of their hatch to spawn, and like salmon, some of the adult St Johns River shad die from exhaustion once the spawning season is complete.  Therefore, the magnitude of shad runs can vary from year to year based on the successful spawn of their parents.

Although small, averaging between two and four pounds on the St Johns, American shad are a feisty, run and jump, dig deep, cart wheeling, fun fish most anyone can catch. And the best part of shad fishing is it’s a great way to spend time fishing during the winter in Central Florida on those cold and windy days when fishing the open waters is out of the question.  It’s a late in the day, sleeping in, second cup of coffee type of fishing, which is perfect on those cold winter days ,and if this year’s run is anything like last year where 100 fish days were experienced, it will only improve.

In recent years, the shad populations on the St Johns River have started to expand and as their numbers increase, so does the popularity of the recreational fishery.  Five years ago, Coastal Angler Magazine Orlando,  reinstated the Shad Derby in an effort to bring light to this forgotten fishery with the introduction of the Central Florida Shad and Crappie Derby, only this time with a conservation twist.  Held from November 1st through March 1st  in the Greater Orlando  area, the five month long catch photo and release (CPR) derby is free to all anglers who register at any of their derby sponsor sign-up spots. The Derby is free and anglers are permitted to fish anywhere they choose in Florida, and as much as they want during the derby timeframe. All participants must log into and upload their photos to All photos must be taken using the official derby measuring device and include the official derby sponsor token.

For light tackle spin and fly anglers living in the south, the Central Florida American Shad run is the closest we come to stream fishing the salmon runs enjoyed in the northeastern northwestern areas of North America.

Shad can be caught in any number of ways, from light fly fishing to slow trolling or casting small darts and spoons on ultra light spinning rods.

For spinning gear, I like a 6’ ultralight  St, Croix rod and 2000 series Daiwa reel spooled with six pound test braided line.  Most anglers either slow troll or cast Nungesser Shad Rigs which consist of a small brightly colored tandem dart or and spoon combination.   Nungesser Shad Rigs are difficult to find in Central Florida with Mosquito Creek Outdoors in Apopka being the only source I know about.

For fly fishing, I suggest a 4 or 5 weight matched rod and reel with sufficient backing, and either a floating or intermediate (sinking) line depending on if you are fishing in shallow or deep water. I like a fluorocarbon leader and small brightly colored weighted flies like the Crazy Charlie.  Another highly suggested resource for those avid fly anglers is to attend the monthly meeting of the Back Country Association, On my boat I carry two rods, one with floating line and one with a sinking leader, so I’m prepared for either situation.

As the excitement and enthusiasm for shad fishing grows,  there is hope as commercial harvest is eliminated and water quality improves, the American Shad stock will rebuild, This will be reflected in improved recreational catch rates and renewed recreational interest in the species. Either way, if you haven’t experienced the American shad run during the winter in Central Florida, you are missing the boat, so get hooked up and have some fun.

REACTOR Sports Watches

WatchConsidered one of the best sports watches on the market, REACTOR watches are designed to meet, or exceed, demanding Swiss standards.

Reasonably priced and still made to top-quality standards, components and style, REACTOR watches are not only stylish, but they are functional as well. Mosquito Creek Outdoors offers a REACTOR watch to fit any customer’s needs. REACTOR watches can be custom-sized to fits your needs and wants.

So stop by Mosquito Creek Outdoors and try on our array of REACTOR sports watches to find the one that’s just right for you.

January Fishing Forecast

January’s Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Outlook

Tom Van HornI would like to begin my forecast by wishing all of you a happy and prosperous New Year. Life as a fishing guide on the east central coast of Florida was very good to me in 2013, filled with blessing, opportunities and great fishing. Life comes easy when you love your work and sharing your passion and adventures on the water with others.

Starting with my all-time favorite, the American shad run on the upper St. Johns River has begun and should be swinging into full gear by mid-January. And if this year’s run is anything close to what we had last year, look out for Captain Tom and Three Quarter Time when you are passing through shad alley. If you have never tried shad fishing and would like to learn, be sure to attend my free American shad workshop at Mosquito Creek Outdoors in Apopka on the evening of January 16th. During the peak of the run last year we scored hundred fish days on both fly and spin and the run is great fun for experienced anglers and beginners alike. Also, if you enjoy a fresh fish dinner once in a while, the specked perch (crappie) bite has been and will continue to improve in all of the big lakes, rivers and creeks in Central Florida.

As water levels and temperatures on the Lagoon drop, clear and shallow conditions on the inshore flats will make sight fishing the best we will see all year. Mullet and other finfish have migrated out of the area for the winter, so anglers should switch to smaller shrimp and crabs and a slower presentation. When targeting inshore species during the colder months, I like to downsize my lures and fish with a shrimp or crab imitation baits like the DOA Shrimp and Crab combined with a Woodie’s Rattle Hook or Rattle Jig to add the element of sound.

On the Banana River No-Motor Zone, January and February are key months for targeting tailing black drum. For the past several years the black drum populations have expanded on our lagoons, so I’m eager to see how they show up in the NMZ and to catch a few nice ones on fly. When casting to tailing black drum on the shallow flats, present you fly as closely as possible without spooking the fish and then leave it lying on the bottom. Take up as much slack as possible without moving the fly and then strip set as soon as you feel the fish.

Now is also the time for surf anglers to target pompano, bluefish, weakfish, small black drum, sheepshead, Spanish mackerel and whiting off of the beaches and larger redfish and flounder around the inlets of Ponce De Leon, Port Canaveral and Sebastian.    

As always, if you need information or have any questions, please contact me.

Good luck and good fishing,

Captain Tom Van Horn


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Specials Galore Just In Time for Christmas!

ornIt’s the week before Christmas, and Mosquito Creek Outdoors is ready to help with those last minute items and gifts for the people on your list who are so difficult to buy for.

Mosquito Creek is open until 6 p.m. today, and we’ll be open next Monday from 9am to 6pm as well. Christmas Eve (next Tuesday), we will be open from 9am to 2pm.

There are plenty of new specials in-store this week for you to come by and check out!

First of all, we are now offering a great deal on our gift cards! Buy two $50 gift cards or four $25 gift cards THIS WEEK and receive a FREE $20 Mosquito Creek Gift Certificate (valid in January 2014 only).

Other great sale items include:

  • Woolrich Clothing 30% Off
  • Royal Robbins Clothing 30% Off
  • Columbia Clothing 30% Off
  • Browning & Mossy Oak Camo Clothing 20% Off
  • Browning Hats & T-Shirts 20% Off
  • Simms Fishing Clothing & Accessories 20% Off
  • Fly Tying Materials 50% Off
  • Jewelry 20% Off
  • Scarves 20% Off
  • Purses 20% Off
  • Lodge Décor Items 20% Off (does not include candles)
  • Natural Life 20% Off
  • Kayak Sale up to $200 Off – We will store the boat for you until Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Ornaments 40% Off
  • Engel Coolers up to $50 Off
  • Select Fishing Baits up 50% Off
  • Penn Battle Fishing Combos Reg. $139 Sale $89.99

We also have a great selection of .22 caliber rimfire rifles. Purchase a Savage, Browning, or Ruger .22 rifle and receive a free box of .22 ammo and Range Kit (includes ear muffs and shooting glasses).

Come by today to take advantage of these great deals!

Wildlife Research Center Liquid Clothing Wash

Clothing WashA good hunter knows that staying out of sight is also staying out of mind. But the sense of smell for most game animals is much keener and sensitive to their surroundings. It is highly likely that they will smell you before they see you.

Wildlife Research Center has developed a liquid clothing wash for cleaning and de-scenting your hunting clothes. At Mosquito Creek Outdoors, customers can select from two choices—a super-charged unscented formula and an autumn formula that adds a light smell of leaves and dirt.

The H-E formula can be used in standard top loading and H-E front loading washing machines. So, the next time you go hunting, wash your clothing in the Wildlife Research Center Liquid Clothing Wash and be confident that your “smell” won’t get there before you do.

This 18-fluid ounce clothing wash (up to nine loads) is located in the gun department at Mosquito Creek Outdoors and retails for only $6.99.

New at Mosquito Creek: YETI® Rod and Beverage Holders

Beverage HolderThe new YETI® rod holder mounts vertically to the side of a YETI® Cooler for easy fishing rod access whether paddling or boating.  The rod holder works with casting and spinning rods and is made from a heavy-duty polypropylene tube that is attached to a sturdy, stainless steel, powder-coated bracket.  The YETI® rod holder slides securely into the AnchorPoint™ Tie-Down slot of your YETI® Cooler without inhibiting the use of the lid.

Also new in store and great for river trips, camping outings, or tailgates, the YETI® Beverage Holder mounts to the side of a YETI® cooler and serves as a secure and convenient caddy for your favorite frosty beverage.  Ordinary ice chests often include shallow cup holders in the lid, a feature which is impractical when you’re not in a stationary environment. This heavy-duty, powder-coated stainless steel beverage holder slides securely into the AnchorPoint™ Tie-Down slot of your YETI® Cooler, allowing easy access to other cooler contents or for grabbing a cold one for a friend.

Stop by Mosquito Creek Outdoors today to grab these affordable YETI® cooler accessories!

A Great Stocking Stuffer: The Complete Bite & Sting First Aid Kit

Bite and Sting KitThe Complete Bite & Sting First Aid Kit from Sawyer Products is perfect for snake bites, wasps and bee stings and much more. This handy kit is something that every home should have and every person should never enter the woods without.

The Complete Bite & Sting First Aid Kit includes the only suction-device “Extractor” proven to remove snake venom.  The device is designed to suction 750 millibars of poison/venom, making it unnecessary to cut a person’s skin with a knife to remove the poison/venom.

The kit includes the following:

  • Four plastic applicator cups
  • Safety razor for removal of body hair
  • Sting care pads for pain relief
  • Alcohol pads for wound clean-up and cleaning applicator cups between uses
  • A bite and sting book
  • Carrying case

The Complete Bite & Sting First Aid Kit retails for $17.95 at Mosquito Creek Outdoors, and would make the perfect stocking stuffer for your favorite outdoorsman or woman!

SPECIAL Store Hours – Just for the Holidays

Holiday ShoppingWe know it’s crunch-time as you rush to get holiday gifts for everyone on your list. Fear not! Mosquito Creek Outdoors has just announced special store hours to accommodate your busy schedule.

Beginning today, our special extended hours are as follows:

Tuesday through Friday – 9am to 6pm
Saturday – 9am to 5pm
Closed Sunday & Monday*

*However, Mosquito Creek will be open 9am to 6pm on Monday, December 16th and  Monday, December 23rd.

Mosquito Creek Outdoors is the perfect place to find just the right gift for your special someone. Whether he/she enjoys hunting, fishing, kayaking, camping, spending time with nature or fashionable clothing, footwear and accessories, Mosquito Creek has a great gift for everyone!

And don’t forget to check out all of the great Stocking Stuffers we offer. You can find a list here, and there are plenty more options to choose from in the store.

With our extended holiday hours, we hope you’ll stop by to see us, but we also have many of our products available in our online store at So stop by and check them out today!

Check Out the Nikon 10×25 mm Trailblazer

Nikon TrailblaserThe Nikon 10×25 mm Trailblazer ATB are the perfect compact binoculars for your viewing needs. These binoculars are 100% waterproof and fog proof, and come with a rubber-armored, making them the choice of many hardcore outdoorsmen.

With a wide 342-foot field of view at 1,000 yards, 10x magnification, and a 25mm lens diameter, these binoculars make close-up viewing effortless.

On your next outdoor excursion, remember your Trailblazer ATBs and see what’s over the next hill. These binoculars retail for $89.95 and are located in Mosquito Creek Outdoors’ Optics Department.

In Case Santa’s Stumped On What to Get Mrs. Clause for Christmas

jewelryDid you know that Mosquito Creek Outdoors has a wonderful array of jewelry options available for all of the ladies on your holiday shopping list? From bracelets to necklaces to earrings and more, Mosquito Creek Outdoors offers costume-style jewelry, located in the front of the store near the cash registers.

many different styles and colors to choose from, ranging in price from $50.00 or less. This is the time of year to give! And has anyone ever met a woman who doesn’t appreciate receiving lovely jewelry?

Whether you’re looking for jewelry to coordinate with a specific outfit or simply give as a “thank you” to someone special, don’t forget to check out the great selection at Mosquito Creek Outdoors this holiday season.


Fa-La-La-La-La Stocking Stuffers!

stockingsDo you often find yourself scratching your head when it comes time to purchase stocking stuffers for your friends, family and colleagues?

Look no further than Mosquito Creek Outdoors for great stocking stuffer ideas! We’ve compiled a list of stocking stuffers that are sure to please even the hardest to buy for this holiday season.

Check out our list here on the blog, then head into the store to purchase these great gifts before they all run out!

  • Shotgun lighter
  • Browning decal
  • Pocket knife
  • Browning keychain
  • Woolrich fuzzy socks
  • Spool of Sufix Monofilament
  • Trio of Spec Jigs
  • Package of Shad Darts
  • DOA Deadly Combo
  • Fisherman’s Clippers
  • Pro Cure
  • Smith’s Knife Sharpener
  • Pelican Dry Box
  • Coast Headlamp
  • Lip Balm
  • Life Is Good Sticker
  • Natural Life or Wood Wick Car Air Freshener
  • Naked Bee Hand Lotion
  • Suzy Toronto Memo Pad
  • Mosquito Creek Outdoors Gift Card
  • Choke Tube
  • Small Can of Inox
  • Tervis Tumbler

And don’t forget, we have new store hours to serve your shopping  needs this holiday season. We’re open 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday – Friday and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays. We’ll also have spectacular deals on Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday, so be sure to stop by to score some great gifts with added value!


Now Available: The All Around Towel

towelA nifty new item we now carry at Mosquito Creek Outdoors is the All Around Towel. It is a 12″ X 18″ cotton towel with a spiral cord to secure around your waist or your neck to use as a bib when eating those messy Ribs! It’s great to use at the gym, fishing, grilling, golfing and cooking. It will keep your hands free and most importantly, it is always around when you need it! Multiple patterns range from $11.95- $15.95.

Stop by Mosquito Creek Outdoors today to check out the All Around Towel! They make great holiday gifts!

Coast HL7 Focusing Headlamp

hl7-led-headlampIn the great outdoors, sometimes your hands have more important things to do than hold a flashlight. Enter the Coast HL7 LED Headlamp. With its more than 600-foot beam distance, the HL7 LED Headlamp is ideal for camping, hiking, rafting and any other outdoor activity.

The flashlight is no longer the undisputed king of portable illumination. LED headlamps are becoming increasingly prevalent in the outdoors, around the home, in the car and anywhere else you need light without tying up your hands. For example, consider a Coast headlamp for camping and backpacking, hunting and fishing, auto emergencies and home repair.

Mosquito Creek Outdoors carries a variety of Coast headlamps. The HL7 model features an adjustable brightness range from 3 lumens up to a blinding 196 lumens. It also has an adjustable beam focus from a flood to a spot, and is powered by only 3-AAA batteries. The HL7 is value packed at only $39.95, and makes a great gift for anyone on your holiday shopping list

Pre-Black Friday Special on Guy Harvey

Guy HarveyThe pre-Black Friday deals are just racking up here at Mosquito Creek Outdoors. Beginning Monday, November 25th, Mosquito Creek is offering a special deal on Guy Harvey apparel and accessories.

If you purchase any two Guy Harvey t-shirts, you’ll also get a Guy Harvey tumbler for FREE! You can’t beat free!

These shirts and tumblers make perfect gifts for the stylish angler on your holiday shopping list!

So stop by before supplies run out because quantities are limited!

See you soon at Mosquito Creek Outdoors!

New 2014 Costa Styles at Mosquito Creek Outdoors

costaAs a premier retail partner of Costa Del Mar sunglasses, Mosquito Creek Outdoors is one of the first stores in the area to unveil new 2014 styles!

Costa was born on the water in 1983 when a few fishermen decided the world needed better sunglasses. Today, Costas go beyond polarized and truly are the clearest sunglasses on the planet. Every pair is still built by hand to ensure quality, which is why they’re also backed for life.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the lenses used in Costa sunglasses.

  • 580G (Glass): The clearest in the industry, Blocks yellow light, patented technology
  • 400G (Glass): Light wave glass, amazing clarity & durability, 20%thinner & 22% Lighter
  • 580P (Plastic): Best plastic lenses available, repel water and oils, and blocks yellow light.
  • 400P (Plastic): Impacts & Scratch resistance, all the technology of 400G

Costa also offers an array of lens colors. Following is a list of lenses listed in order from the brightest conditions to dim light.

  • Blue Mirror: Encapsulated mirrors deliver superior contrast and color in full sun and eliminate glare (gray base) 580G, 580P, 400G. Great for offshore fishing and activities on open water.
  • Green Mirror: Encapsulated mirrors deliver superior contrast and color in full sun and eliminate glare (Copper and Amber base) 580G, 400G. Great for inshore, flats, rivers and stream fishing.
  • Gray: Maintains color saturation and natural contrast in medium to bright sun conditions. 580G 580P. Great for sports on water and land all-around choice.
  • Silver Mirror: Encapsulated mirrors enhance colors and also optimize light transmission (Copper Base) 580G, 580P. Great for freshwater sight fishing or any outdoor activity with variable light.
  • Copper: Cuts glare and enhances contrast and color in all conditions. 580G, 580P. Great for sight fishing, driving and everyday activities.
  • Amber: Excellent All-around lens that delivers the brightest field of vision. 580P. Great for sight fishing, driving and everyday activities where high contrast is needed.
  • Sunrise: High Contrast specialty lens made especially for sight fishing at dawn and dusk. 580P. Great for low light to see clearly during early morning or late afternoon prime fishing hours.

New for 2014, Costa is now releasing the following styles:

  • Seapoint- 580P only, Large Fit
  • KC: Metal Frame, Aviator Style, Small Fit
  • Destin: Wire frame, Frameless, Large Fit
  • Austin: Frame Less, Medium Fit
  • Hamlin: XL Fit
  • Sea Fan: Women’s, 580P Only, Medium Fit
  • Tern: Women’s, 580P Only, Medium Fit
  • Goby: Women’s, 580P Only, Medium Fit
  • Pluma:  Women’s, 580P Only, Medium Fit
  • Starfish:  Women’s, 580P Only, Medium Fit
  • Prop:  Women’s, Medium Fit
  • Isla: Women’s, 580P Only, Medium Fit
  • Blenny:  Women’s, 580P Only, Large Fit

Stop by Mosquito Creek today to check out the new styles, and continue to visit the store frequently as new sunglasses are arriving each week!

Camping Buckets and Sporks and Liners… Oh My!

Ultra SilMosquito Creek Outdoors now carries the brand new Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil® 10-liter folding bucket. Weighing only 0.8 ounces, this bucket can carry 2.64 gallons of water to your campsite. It’s a great tool to have on hand when your water supply is at a distance from your site so you can wash up easily or put out your fire. The Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil® 10-liter folding bucket retails for only $29.95

Mosquito Creek also stocks the AlphaLight T6 Alloy Long Handled Spork, weighing only 0.4 ounces. This spork is made to help you eat your Mountain House freeze-dried food right out of the pouch, making for a no-waste, no-mess, easy-to-clean meal. This spork retails for only $6.95.

Lastly, Mosquito Creek Outdoors also carries the new Ultra-Sil® 70-Liter pack liner. Made with taped seams and an oval-shaped base to fit in your backpack, this liner is great for keeping your gear dry. This liner can also be used as a bear bag for your food storage when hung in a tree. It retails for only $39.95.

Each of these handy items can be found in the Mosquito Creek Outdoors Camping Department.

Shop Small Saturday at Mosquito Creek Outdoors

Shop SmallHoliday shopping is already in full swing, and the team at Mosquito Creek Outdoors would like to encourage you to shop local. Mosquito Creek is a family-owned and operated retail store, and we really do rely on every dollar that comes in from our customers to continue to run this great establishment. That’s why we’d really like to see you on Shop Small Saturday, November 30, 2013.

Before you come out to the store, be sure to register (in advance) your eligible American Express card to get a one-time $10 statement credit with you spend $10 or more on November 30, 2013 in a single, in-store transaction at a qualifying business like Mosquito Creek Outdoors. You can find more information here.

Mosquito Creek Outdoors will have great specials on Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday, so be sure to stop by the store to get your great deals and support a local business.

We can’t wait to see you and help you check a few ‘nice’ girls and boys off your holiday list!

Pre-Black Friday Special on Costa Del Mar

costa_postBeginning Monday, November 18th, stop by Mosquito Creek Outdoors for a Costa special like no other!

Chances are there’s someone on your holiday shopping list who wants a pair of Costa sunglasses! Why not surprise them with a few extras?

Purchase a pair of Costa sunglasses from Mosquito Creek Outdoors and we’ll also throw in a free Costa hat and t-shirt!

Supplies are limited, so be sure to come by to grab a pair (or two or three) and your free hat and t-shirt as well!


Lazy One – Comical Sleepwear

Lazy OneNeed a good laugh before bed? Try out the funny and comfortable Lazy One sleepwear and boxer shorts.

From the Rocky Mountains of northern Utah, a husband and wife team created comical boxer shorts from their original 600 sq. ft. storage shed.  When the time came to expand their work force and work space, Lazy One began producing comic relief t-shirts, sleepwear, slippers, socks and much more.

Lazy One is very committed to being a “green” company. Lazy One works only with factories that have sound environmental policies, using recyclable bags and biodegradable shipping bags, displays products with hangers and hang tags made from recycled or recyclable paper, dyes fabrics with azo-free dyes, and saves paper by e-mailing invoices.

Lazy One has created a unique line of products that are great for gift-giving. These funny, functional and comfortable products are great to consider for your holiday gift list!

Engel Deep Blue Coolers

EngelWhen the success of your adventure is on the line, when your survival may hang in the balance, your gear takes on critical importance. It’s got to work. There’s simply no alternative.

Engel builds gear that is designed to keep your adventure on ice. With top-rated performance coolers, Engel coolers will keep you thriving in extreme conditions that may cause others to head for home. Mosquito Creek Outdoors offers the Engel Deep Blue coolers in white or tan, along with the accessories to make your next outing memorable.

Engel Deep Blue coolers feature:

  • More Insulation – 2″ of insulation on all six sides, with rugged roto-molded polyethylene walls.
  • Better Latches – Flush mounted marine grade latches and stainless fasteners and backing plates.
  • A Superior Seal – Silicone gaskets seals lid tightly, sealing cold in and heat out.
  • A Stronger Hinge – Integrated full length self-stopping lid hinge. IGBC (Bear Proof Rating) approved container.
  • Padlock holes in lid for added security.

And there’s more:

  • New Reinforced Non-Skid lid with dual locking holes (matching cushions and sea deck available as options).
  • New Center groove for divider to separate contents.
  • New Turnbuckle and nylon strap tie-down points.
  • New More comfortable hand grips and rope handles.
  • Security cable now fits through handle.
  • Non-Skid, non-marking feet hold base off the deck.
  • One turn easy-open drain plug can be partially open for a slow drain, or wide open for a quick drain.
  • Pitched inside bottom drains completely.
  • Dry ice compatible.

Mosquito Creek Outdoors stocks the finest gear for your next outdoor adventure. Please stop by or call, and we will be happy show you how to get more enjoyment out of your next trip.

Keep Your Feet Warm with Smartwool Socks

socksNow’s the time to pick up your pair of Smartwool socks for the winter months, and don’t forget to grab a few more as gifts! These Smartwool socks are great for hunting and hiking!

These odor-control merino wool socks wick away moisture and keep your feet dry and warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

The nice rib cuff will keep your socks from falling down around yourankles and has a nice cushion in the sole for comfort. Smartwool socks are located in the Mosquito Creek Outdoors footwear department for $16.95.

More In-Store Specials – Week of November 11, 2013

The holidays are in full swing at Mosquito Creek Outdoors and we’ve got plenty of great specials going on that you can take advantage of!

Bruiser-Double-Gun-MID-14941662A-mDuring the week of November 11th, and continuing through the end of the month, Mosquito Creek Outdoors is offering the Browning Bruiser Double Gun Travel Case (149002) at more than 50% off retail! The retail price of the case is $340.00, but for this limited time, Mosquito Creek Outdoors is offering the case for $139.95. But better hurry! This deal is only limited to the inventory on hand.

In addition, Mosquito Creek is offering 20% off Browning hats, t-shirts and decals! These popular items make great gifts, so be sure to stop by to get yours today!

Browning_postAnd don’t forget about our great special on kayaks and canoes. For a limited time, Mosquito Creek is offering $200 off select models, and we’ll even hold them in the store until Christmas Eve! Plus, we’re taking 10% off all kayak and canoe accessories with the purchase of a boat. You can’t beat that deal!

Plus, if you purchase any rifle at Mosquito Creek Outdoors, we’ll give you a free box of ammo. This even includes 22 caliber rifles!

Stop by the store today to take advantage of these great holiday deals! Don’t forget our new store hours are Tuesday – Friday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mosquito Creek Hosts the Backpacker® ‘Get Out More’ Tour this Saturday

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Hosts the Backpacker® ‘Get Out More’ Tour on Saturday, Nov. 16

Attendees came out to Mosquito Creek Outdoors during the 2012 Backpacker® ‘Get Out More’ Tour. Stop by Mosquito Creek Outdoors on November 16 to experience this great event for yourself!

Attendees came out to Mosquito Creek Outdoors during the 2012 Backpacker® ‘Get Out More’ Tour. Stop by Mosquito Creek Outdoors on November 16 to experience this great event for yourself!

The 2013 nationwide Backpacker® ‘Get Out More’ Tour will stop at Mosquito Creek Outdoors at 1:00 p.m. on November 16 to deliver the best tips from the editors of Backpacker Magazine and provide real-life outdoor experiences.

The all-star ‘Get Out More’ road team will present an interactive 75-minute seminar in which the audience can check out the latest in outdoor gear and apparel, learn new skills from the experts at Backpacker, and enjoy chances to win great outdoor prizes.

“We look forward to participating in the Backpacker® ‘Get Out More’ Tour each year as it really brings the outdoors to life for everyone who attends,” said Paul Faircloth, Owner, Mosquito Creek Outdoors. “Although we know it’s a busy time of year, there’s no better time to head out to Mosquito Creek Outdoors to learn more about the latest tricks and tips for outdoor gear and apparel, while perhaps coming up with a few new ideas for those on your holiday list.”

There is no cost to attend the 75-minute tour, which will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. in the Mosquito Creek Outback. Mosquito Creek will also be running specials on outdoor equipment and apparel, including recently-added product lines from Wrangler, Carhartt, Dickies, Justin and Ariat.

To learn more about Mosquito Creek Outdoors, stop by the store located at 170 S. Washington Avenue in Apopka or visit The store recently extended hours to 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Now carrying Wrangler, Dickies, Carhartt, Justin and Ariat, Mosquito Creek Outdoors is THE Apopka and northwest Orange County headquarters for Farm Ranch and Work Wear. Understanding the importance of quality gear, Mosquito Creek Outdoors carries the best in equipment and apparel to cater to sports enthusiasts’ and workman’s lifestyles. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for the sportsman on your shopping list or you need a new pair of quality work boots, Mosquito Creek Outdoors is the place to buy. Conveniently located in Apopka, one mile south of the 429 interchange, Mosquito Creek Outdoors’ 8,000 square foot log cabin is filled with an extensive selection of apparel, equipment, accessories, and great gift ideas. For more information, please visit

Jewelry at Mosquito Creek – The Perfect Gift for the Holidays!


Did you know that Mosquito Creek Outdoors carries an assortment of beautiful jewelry for that special someone on your holiday list?

There is something for every special lady on your mind. Prices vary from a few dollars up to approximately $40.00. Mosquito Creek Outdoors’ jewelry selection is located all around the store, so stop by today to check out our great assortment and help her add a little extra “pop” to any outfit.

Aquamira Water Bottle and Filter

Water BottleThe Aquamira water bottle has an activated carbon microbiological filter that provides a safe way to enjoy clear, clean tasting water on the trail, in foreign countries or anywhere! This lightweight, easy-to-use system is ideal for wilderness or adventure travel, daily use at home or work, camping, bicycling and more.

The Aquamira filter is a special thick-walled “torturous path” filter designed to provide greater effectiveness than common thin-walled fiber filters. The tiny intricate pathways in the filter trap 99.9% of harmful Giardia, Cryptosporidium and other pathogens including waterborne insect larvae. The activated carbon reduces waterborne chemicals and improves water taste while Miraguard antimicrobial technology suppresses the growth of bacteria, algae, fungus, mold and mildew within the filter.

The Aquamira water bottle and filter system allows you to drink clear, clean water anywhere, anytime. The kit available at Mosquito Creek Outdoors includes a 22 ounce Nalgene sport bottle with a flip cap, as well as a single filter (which treats up to 230 refills). Stop by the store today to pick up yours for only $24.95!

Clarcona Horseman’s Park

HorsemansIn search of a FREE activity for the day or weekend? Be sure to check out Clarcona Horseman’s Park to see if there is a scheduled horseshow.  This is another great way to get outside and enjoy the day with friends and family in the Central Florida area.  If you’re interested in learning as much as you can about horses and horsemanship, Clarcona Horseman’s Park offers a fantastic venue to watch and learn what to do and what not to do.

Clarcona Horseman’s Park is a public equestrian park that holds regular competitions. It is a 40-acre park featuring show rings, bleacher seating, judge towers, and horse stalls. Clarcona Horseman’s Park also connects to the 22-mile West Orange Trail, which has an equestrian trail for horse rides.

The address to Clarcona Horseman’s Park is 3535 Damon Road, Apopka, FL 32703 and the phone number is (407) 886-6255.

During the summer, hours are 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. daily, and the hours change to 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily during the winter.

Black Friday Starts Early at Mosquito Creek!

Black FriBeginning today through November 30th, Mosquito Creek Outdoors is running specials on all  kayaks and canoes up to $200 off!  On top of that great deal, if you purchase a kayak or
canoe before Christmas, Mosquito Creek Outdoors will store it for you until Christmas Eve at no cost!

Mosquito Creek has a great selection of Jackson, Ocean, and Perception kayaks for you to choose from, as well as canoes from Merrimack and Mad River. Stop by today to pick out the dream gift for that special someone on your holiday list!

HiViz Birdbuster Fiber Optic Shotgun Sight

HiVizWhy drill and tap, screw and glue when installation of a fiber optic sight is effortless with the HiViz Birdbuster? With three magnetic sight frames, this sight will fit most ribbed shotgun barrels from ¼” to 3/8”.

The Birdbuster comes with two red and two green fiber optics, one round and one triangular per color. This gives the shooter flexibility depending on what game or target they choose to aim at.

Small enough to store in your pocket, the clear carrying case houses all 3 frames and fiber optics.

Next time you go to the field or range, outfit your barrel with HiViz Birdbuster, and the rest will be up to you.

The HiViz Birdbuster is located in Mosquito Creek Outdoors’ Gun Department and retails for $21.95.

Holidays Bring Fishing Bonuses

News from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

November “Fish Busters’ Bulletin”
Holidays bring fishing bonuses

By Bob Wattendorf

Fish Busters BulletinThanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday and for many people represents their only four-day holiday. So what better time to offer license-free fishing days? Friday, Nov. 29, will be a license-free freshwater fishing day, followed by a saltwater license-free day on Nov. 30.

To round out the gift-giving, Saturday, Dec. 28, was also designated as a license-free freshwater fishing day.

In 2013, the Legislature authorized the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to offer four additional license-free fishing days annually. FWC Commissioners subsequently implemented a long-term strategy to encourage introducing new anglers to recreational fishing, and to give those who haven’t been fishing recently another incentive to enjoy time on the water. Since the dates for some of these long-term options had already passed in 2013, they also picked the one-time-only dates mentioned above to make sure anglers got all the free-days the Legislature authorized.

For 2014 and beyond, the eight days will fall on the same weekend days from year to year, allowing anglers to plan in advance and businesses and nonprofit groups to schedule events around these fishing license holidays. Recurring days for freshwater will be the first Saturday and Sunday in April and the second Saturday and Sunday in June. For saltwater, the dates will be the first Saturday and Sunday in June, the first Saturday in September, and the Saturday following Thanksgiving.

These dates were planned around holiday weekends and events, such as National Fishing and Boating Week (, which gets significant media coverage by promoting boating and fishing nationwide. The website is available to cross-promote local fishing or boating events as well.

In addition, VISIT FLORIDA, which promotes Florida as the “Fishing Capital of the World” (, designates June as Fishing Month.

April is among the best freshwater fishing months and the weather tends to be comfortable. It is a great time to host educational and outreach events that promote recreational fishing and conservation stewardship.

Florida’s license-free fishing days are the perfect opportunity for people to try, or introduce a friend to, some of the finest fishing in the world. Florida’s recreational freshwater and saltwater fishing industry has an $8.9 billion economic impact and supports nearly 80,000 jobs. Events like these help grow the industry even more.

Businesses with fishing ties such as outdoor retailers, fishing guides, marinas and outfitters; nonprofits that work with youth and conservation groups; and local governments promoting fishing in local waters will all benefit. The FWC encourages them to sponsor events on these free days. To learn more about promoting your freshwater fishing events, contact Bob Wattendorf (

A great way to cross-promote is to encourage anglers to participate in angler recognition programs. For freshwater programs, go to and register. Registering enters the angler into an October 2014 drawing for a Phoenix bass boat powered by Mercury. Anglers may submit photos of their catches for recognition. Big Catch certificates are available to those who post a photo of any of 33 different freshwater fishes that simply exceed a specified quality length or weight standard (see website for details). There are special certificates for youth who catch slightly smaller fish to encourage them. For aficionados, there are Master, Elite and Specialist certificates, or Slams for catching a variety of fish within a specified time frame.

However, the big prizes are reserved for anglers who catch, document and release largemouth bass over 8 pounds. To join the TrophyCatch clubs and claim prizes, anglers should photograph the entire fish (head to tail) on a scale with the weight legible, then release the bass and post the photo and information on the website. Not only do anglers acquire bragging rights and prizes, but they help conserve the resource by recycling these older trophy bass. Documenting these catches helps the FWC refine management strategies for trophy bass and provides support for promoting Florida as the premier bass-fishing destination.

Prizes start with a $50 gift cards and custom T-shirts, and go up from there. For bass over 13 pounds that are properly documented and released, the prize package is worth over $1,000. Registration is free, and claiming your bragging rights is fun with either of these great programs.

Plan your fishing experience today, but don’t forget to check the rules ( Regulations such as seasons, size limits and bag limits still apply, even on license-free days or if you are exempt from a license. Meanwhile, if you can’t wait for a license-free day or decide fishing is for you, licenses are affordable. An annual resident license is just $17 for either freshwater or saltwater fishing, and a combination to do both is $32.50. Since a typical angler fishes an average of 17 days per year and more than four hours per trip, that comes out to about a quarter per hour for healthy fun and doesn’t even include the value of any fish you take home, or rewards you earn.

Instant licenses are available at or by calling 888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356). Report violators by calling 888-404-3922, *FWC or #FWC on your cell phone, or texting to Visit and select “more news” or for more Fish Busters’ Bulletins.