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Introducing Sitka Waterfowl
Author: Sitka Team
Groups: Tribe Stories
Jan 23, 2012


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Love the film work and I'm loving what the new product is all about!

I have a couple questions:

1. Is there any optifade waders on the way and when can these be expected?

2. Is the Delta jacket the only waterproof one out of all the jacket options?

Thank so much!

Oh and let me know if you need any more help with producing any movies ;) www.canavp.com
Posted by Ben Potter on Dec 24, 2012 12:31 PM
Awesome gear.......nothing like science meeting tradition then throwing in some innovation!
Posted by Andrew on Aug 23, 2012 1:56 PM
Waterfowl traverse balaclava seems like it will fit in Iowa cornstalks, cpr land and late season woods hunting whitetail deer. I'll leave a post on the results before getting winded.
Posted by Tim on Aug 17, 2012 5:56 AM
Thanks Greg, but we've got a feeling you won't miss your old waterfowl clothes too badly!
Posted by Sitka Team on Jun 29, 2012 4:01 PM
Another "class act" from Sitka. Looks like Mark Seacat did the video production. I hunt ducks at least 50 days a season, going to miss my old waterfowl clothing!
Posted by Greg Silva on Jun 26, 2012 7:34 PM
Music : Aaron Nazrul, "Standing on the Bridge"
Posted by Brent Smith on Jun 10, 2012 8:47 PM
the music from the film, who is it?
Posted by nick roberts on May 27, 2012 9:08 AM
Great VO. Great production. Great Music. Great Gear. Keep it up guys!!!
Posted by Blake D. Brinker on May 25, 2012 9:50 AM
Hi Scott, thanks for your feedback! We hear what you're saying, but this is concealment, not camouflage. With camo, the idea is to look like your environment, a blob of sticks, cattails, etc. Concealment is about looking like nothing in the eyes of your prey. To do that, you have to know what your prey actually sees. Humans have very different vision from waterfowl, and we see the world from completely different points of view. The Waterfowl Pattern is designed specifically around the ocular make-up of ducks and geese, and was developed by some incredibly brilliant optical scientists and veterinary biologists. For more info, check out GORE™ OPTIFADE™'s video on the pattern here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RuRQF3IrmY
Posted by Sitka Team on May 24, 2012 12:58 PM
I have been hoping for waterfowl gear for years. There are lots of options available, but they all fall short in one way or another. I knew Sitka could remedy these issues if they ever came out with a waterfowl line. To say I'm excited is an understatement. That being said, the camo pattern appears to be drastically "off". The pattern seems much too light colored and the light colored highlights don't match the yellow/orange tones of brown that many hunters encounter while hunting cattail marshes. I know it's difficult to develop a "one size fits all" pattern because waterfowl are hunted in such varying terrain, but I implore you to do some additional research and color matching in a swamp based environment.
Posted by Scott L on May 23, 2012 8:23 PM
@JR- The Dakota Vest overtop a Traverse, Merino or Core Zip-T is a highly breathable option for waterfowling in warm weather. Also, the Dakota Vest has four pockets - two hand, two chest - and utilizes WINDSTOPPER® fabric to block out any cool gusts.

http://www.sitkagear.com/products/waterfowl/insulation/dakota-vest
Posted by the Sitka Team on May 8, 2012 11:32 AM
The waterfowl line looks line looks like it will be great. Will there be any warm-season items? The goose season starts in mid August around hear and much of the hunting is now in warmer weather. Breathable, layerable/lightweight, with a lot of pockets....
Posted by JR on May 5, 2012 11:16 AM
That stuff looks great. Thank you Sitka for making some gear you can actually move in and stay warm. Pattern looks amazing. Can't wait to get my hands on some!!
Posted by Greig McAlpin on May 1, 2012 9:41 AM
For Justin, posted on Feb 3, are Tanglefree's new Migration Series, foam filled with flocked heads. We used them all season and they are awesome!
Posted by Jeff Watt on Feb 19, 2012 12:06 PM
wow that new water foul patteren look bitchen in the tall reeds and the whole video clip fore the new patteren look realy well done. I hope you injoy some of the clips and pics that us boys up in canada ah , on the hunting chronicles did for sitka this past season. from kevin & jason spenst
Posted by kevin spenst on Feb 5, 2012 9:25 PM
When I first looked at Sitka Gear, my first thought was...'please let them make duck hunting gear.' Cannot wait until this stuff comes out. What kind of deeks are those in the video?
Posted by Justin on Feb 3, 2012 7:22 PM
I live in southwestern montana and have been using optifade open country for two years with incredible success on Bear, elk, and whitetails and waterfowl as well, nice looking pattern, cant wait to try, contact if you need tester,I live to hunt.Spend 60+ Days in the field,I have five weeks vaca a year to hunt plus weekends.
Posted by Darin Green on Feb 2, 2012 11:48 AM
@Seth- The Waterfowl Line, as well as the rest of our new 2012 pieces, will be available June 1st.

@Dave- We do. We've designed a few different jacket options for different waterfowl hunting applications and environmental conditions.
Posted by the Sitka Team on Jan 31, 2012 8:19 AM
Do you have a shorter jacket on tap? Those seem rather long for wading in anything deeper than a flooded cornfield.
Posted by Dave on Jan 30, 2012 7:54 AM
Awesome video! Looking forward to the release! Hope production will be high so it doesn't sell out like most other gear! When will this be released? I also would like to know when the applications for athletes will be available.

Thanks guys! Good work!
Posted by Seth on Jan 29, 2012 12:27 PM
Awesome job guys. Cant wait for the waterfowl line up to come out. Amazing pattern you made. If you need testers ill be happy to help. You guys do great job with making your gear top notch.
Posted by Taras on Jan 26, 2012 8:59 PM
Can't wait to see the full line. Pattern looks great. Hope Primaloft will be available. Don't be shy if you need testers ! Will share for shure. Will you guys be at Montreal's Salon Chasse et Pêche ?
Posted by Tristan on Jan 25, 2012 8:18 PM
I already wear my Forest Kelvin jacket all the time for fishing and just being out and about, I can't wait to see a waterfowl-dedicated line for both waterfowling, fall hunting from the ground and fishing. Looking forward to seeing what's in the new line!
Posted by A.J. on Jan 24, 2012 3:06 PM
@Chris- email sent!
Posted by the Sitka Team on Jan 24, 2012 10:25 AM
when do you start taking applications for waterfowl athletes? good looking stuff guys
Posted by chris on Jan 23, 2012 8:26 PM
Off the charts awesome! I love this stuff
Posted by Dale Pearson on Jan 23, 2012 4:36 PM
Good stuff! I was fortunate enough to see this and the new gear while at SHOT; pretty impressive! The new pattern is unreal; it actually looks textured and makes you want to keep touching it to see if it actually is! GORE certainly knows it's stuff.
Posted by Luke Johnson on Jan 23, 2012 1:23 PM
WOW!!! That pattern looks great. Especally for out west!
Posted by Cole on Jan 23, 2012 12:58 PM

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