High Five – The Deals and Steals Edition

We haven’t done a High Five in quite some time.  My bad.  To make it up, how about we do one on Deals and Steals?  I know a lot of you are like me in that you love finding a good deal, so here are five things that I think rise to the top as EXCELLENT deals….even steals….  At the very least, a super high value proposition.  Here we go:

Casio G-Shock GA 2100-1a1: A toned down version of the usually obtrusive G-Shock watch in a blackout color way for only $99?  Yeah, sign me up.


Marsh Wear Fusion SL Fleece Vest:  Vests have basically taken over, and in the normal economic lifecycle, that means that prices are going to go up.  Enter Marsh Wear, who introduces an old-school camo version (which will ALWAYS get my attention).  It’s nice to see a vest like this ring up at only $65.


Rapala Mag Spring Pliers:  I require fishing pliers that have some sort of spring opening, and I simply refuse to spend a lot of money.  I’m not a guide, so the idea of spending hundreds on fishing pliers doesn’t register with me.  Enter Rapala, who is taking advantage of magnets…I ordered the 6″ pair (for $23) and am taking them out this weekend.  I’ll report back.


Thomas Bates Largemouth Bass Belt:  Yeah, for $13.  Tell me that’s a bad idea.

Subscription to Garden & Gun:  The past few issues have gotten me back on the Garden & Gun bandwagon.  They finally got over the ‘Vogue of the South’ attitude they had for a while, and are really hitting on all cylinders.  Time to get back on board.

Any other deals and/or steals you’d like to share?



  1. Nem
    10/04/2019 / 7:42 AM

    Good list! I love a good deal. I just ordered a Casio G-Shock GWM5610 for like $70 just to leave on the nav table on the sailboat. I like that belt, and the pliers, too. Thanks for the ideas!

  2. BT
    10/04/2019 / 8:16 AM

    Fully agree about Garden and Gun. 2017-2018 issues are pretty unremarkable but 2019 seems to have turned it around.

  3. Wheels
    10/04/2019 / 10:50 AM

    Great list. I switched to the cheapest of cheap Casio to replace a Luminox that crapped out on me. I found the W217H-9AV for less than $15 new on ebay and it’s turning into my favorite watch because it is light, water resistant and has an alarm.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love my two Omega’s but I’m always wearing the Casio.

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