A Message From Our CEO

To our Friends, Family and Communities, We stand in solidarity with all victims of racism, against inequality, oppose all forms of discrimination, and condemn all acts of racial injustice. Like all of you, I was sickened by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and...
To our Friends, Family and Communities, We stand in solidarity with all victims of racism, against inequality, oppose all forms of discrimination, and condemn all acts of racial injustice. Like all of you, I was sickened by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta. That, sadly, is not an isolated incident. As a person who has suffered personally from racism and its pain, I know firsthand that these terrible actions are frequent within our country and communities. Throughout history, within our lifetime and before, great leaders have always provided leadership and inspiration during tough times, and today is such. Instances of unrest...
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Pivoting through a Pandemic

  Bend companies pivot resources and expertise to meet the worlds evolving needs With parts of the world coming back...
  Bend companies pivot resources and expertise to meet the worlds evolving needs With parts of the world coming back online to the new norm following the COVID19 pandemic many US business doors remain closed with little clarity as to when they will be cleared to resume any level of operations. Meanwhile, a growing number of small businesses have made drastic efforts to supply the evolving demand for specialty products to support their communities, employees and the general public. As...
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There’s Good News Too: BlackStrap USA Made Facemasks

As the leading domestic manufacturer of facemasks in the ski, snowboard & outdoor industries, BlackStrap has developed a Public Health Facemask that will deliver protection for individuals in essential public settings and public facing work environments.
  BlackStrap was able to pivot their supply chain & operations to offer Public Health Facemask options to keep their staff working and now, hiring on additional workers to ensure timely order fulfillment.  A special thanks to EDCO for putting together this feature at our Bend OR Facility. As the leading domestic manufacturer of facemasks in the ski, snowboard & outdoor industries, BlackStrap has developed a Public Health Facemask that will deliver protection for individuals in essential public settings and...
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BlackStrap USA Made Public Health Facemask & Donations

BlackStrap proudly releases the Civil Mask.  A Public Health Facemask that is provided to entities in need and mitigates risks for individuals in essential public settings. It is helping to keep domestic textile facilities operating and keeping waste out of landfills.
The Civil Mask is a Public Health Facemask that is provided to entities in need and mitigates risks for individuals in essential public settings. It is helping to keep domestic textile facilities operating and keeping waste out of landfills. Bend, Oregon, 4/17/2020 - As the leading domestic manufacturer of facemasks in the ski, snowboard & outdoor industries, BlackStrap has developed a Public Health Facemask that would deliver protection for individuals in essential public settings. BlackStrap’s core values revolve around supporting...
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BlackStrap Addresses Uncertain Times with Proactive ...

BlackStrap works to facilitate and procure PPE  for Oregon State and restructures their domestic supply chain to manufacture public safety face mask options for Individuals in essential public settings worldwide.
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Facilitation and Procurement of PPE and a restructuring of their domestic supply chain to manufacture public safety equipment for Individuals in essential public settings Worldwide. Bend, Oregon, 4/15/20 – BlackStrap, the leading US based manufacturer of ski, snowboard, and outdoor facemasks, has been on a mission. It sets out to actively contribute to the effort to defeat the current worldwide pandemic and the spreading of the COVID-19 virus. Starting from the inside out, BlackStrap focused...
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Dirksen Derby 12

  To most, the second weekend of December is just another weekend in the frivolous countdown to Christmas. To the snowboarding...
  To most, the second weekend of December is just another weekend in the frivolous countdown to Christmas. To the snowboarding community, this time of year means far more than that. In fact, most rider's anticipation for the night when some fat man is supposed to squeeze his way into your house to load you up with more material goods is heavily overshadowed by the arrival of one of snowboarding's greatest events.  For the last 12 years, minus the infamous gap year,...
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3 Ways to Support Bristol Bay This Holiday Season

  BlackStrap Industries, we are dedicated to protecting the streams that our prized fish call home. Bristol Bay, Alaska reigns...
  BlackStrap Industries, we are dedicated to protecting the streams that our prized fish call home. Bristol Bay, Alaska reigns as one of the top fishing locations for anglers. With miles and miles of wilderness, crystal clear streams that turn red with annual salmon runs, and unmatched wildlife viewing opportunities, Bristal Bay is truly like no other place on earth. Unfortunately, this place is threatened by the proposed Pebble Mine, a plan to build the largest open-pit copper and gold...
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#GonFishing: Mack's Canyon Oregon

FLY FISHING FOR STEELHEAD ON THE DESCHUTES RIVER WITH BLACKSTRAP.                       
FLY FISHING FOR STEELHEAD ON THE DESCHUTES RIVER WITH BLACKSTRAP.                       
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Featured Partner: Brighton Anglers

"Shredders who like to fish… It only fits that the snowboarding fly fisherman from Brighton Resort would be wearing BlackStrap...
"Shredders who like to fish… It only fits that the snowboarding fly fisherman from Brighton Resort would be wearing BlackStrap gear." “The Brighton Anglers started as a group of Resort Employees who often talked about fishing. As their stories started to include photos, they created an Instagram account. This quickly grew from the snow industry into the fly fishing community." "But the Brighton Anglers are not just telling fish stories anymore; they’re making a difference. They host fundraisers to support...
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Featured Partner: Bloodknots

"Bloodknots is owned and operated by Asher Koles and Brandon Tillotson, but the brand involves far more people than just us...
"Bloodknots is owned and operated by Asher Koles and Brandon Tillotson, but the brand involves far more people than just us two. Home base lies at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake City, but our hearts reside on the trout streams and steelhead rivers of the Northwest. We are fly fishing guides for half the year, primarily in the Heber Valley and the Uinta Basin. During that time, and for the remaining portion of the year we are on...
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Featured Partner: RISING

“We built a better mousetrap. That’s the common thread between Rising and Blackstrap. Truthfully, from 10 feet away we both have products...
“We built a better mousetrap. That’s the common thread between Rising and Blackstrap. Truthfully, from 10 feet away we both have products that look very similar to the competition-most of whom copied our products. But once you use our products in the field, the benefits and advantages are apparent. After a few hours on the water you realize the virtues of high quality fabric with sewn seams on the neck tube and the hand sharpened edges on a nippa. It’s our attention to detail...
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Featured Athlete: Alyssa Forrest

Alyssa Forrest Hometown: Hampden, Maine Sponsors: Field Ambassador for Winston Rods, Cheeky Fishing, Zeal Optics, and Dolly Varden Outdoor Clothing Instagram:...
Alyssa Forrest Hometown: Hampden, Maine Sponsors: Field Ambassador for Winston Rods, Cheeky Fishing, Zeal Optics, and Dolly Varden Outdoor Clothing Instagram: @forresthruthetrees   "Born and raised in central Maine, I spent the first 22 years of my life living out our state's slogan, “the way life should be,” spending lots of time outside and close to the mountains.  Skiing had been my passion for most of my life; fishing was something I did with my family but I was never truly...
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