Summer Vacation is Almost Over and We Have the Answer for Family Fun
Summer vacation is winding down here in Southwest Montana, Labor Day is approaching and with that the fair and Montana’s Biggest Weekend. The question becomes, what affordable, and close family fun can we have before fair and school? Well here at TLA and the Merc Fly Shop we have a great answer for you… stand up paddle boards! With the opening of The Merc Fly Shop in town this summer we also added renting stand-up paddleboards to our list of big adventures. For those of you that haven’t taken advantage of this opportunity yet, we have two different types of inflatable paddleboards to rent. Our Bote Classic inflatable board is an 11’6″ rigid, super maneuverable board that rents for just $40/ day. We also offer up the inflatable Buglsinger edition of the same board that comes with a paddle sheath for quick storage of the paddle, tackle rack with two rod holders and the ability to hold a vest or pack, and a sand spear for poling and anchor in the shallows. The Buglsinger is the ultimate fishing rig for a paddleboard and rents for just $60/day. One of the best thing about these inflatable boards is their ultimate portability. You don’t need a roof rack or truck to take them where you want to go! Each board comes with an adjustable/collapsible paddle and pump with hose and pressure gauge that all fits into a roll-top pack. We’ve rented quite a few already this summer, and our staff has also taken them from Clark Canyon to hiking them in to mountain lakes with nothing but rave reviews! This means that you can come by, rent the board toss it in the trunk of your car even and be on your way. The boards only take about 5 minutes to inflate once you reach you desired destination and once you are done, just deflate, roll it back up, stick it in the pack and you’re all set. Each rental comes with a pfd which is required by the state of Montana to be present on the board.
Come on down to The Merc Fly Shop at 435 S Atlantic or give us a call at (406) 683-2166 to rent and check out this fast growing new adventure today!