Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Closed for winter... See ya in the Spring!

Times up! Email us before trying to order, anything.
We will sorta be closed from now (Dec. 16) until Spring which will be about April 15th.... that does not mean you can't order stuff. It means we will be a bit slower than normal on getting back to you via email and rush orders will only be a dream.
If you need something, email us to see if we are around and able to make you some stuff. If you want a portaledge for Spring, order it now. If you know you are doing ElCap this Spring or Summer, order your swag early to insure timely delivery.

Those of you with pending orders, your stuff is still in the production schedule and will be shipped according to your drop dead date.
Thanks and have a great Holiday Season and a safe winter.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas 2014 ordering info:

Last day to submit an order with any hope of Christmas delivery is Sunday, 12/14.  Cry all you want, but there are no production hours left to make and ship FISH stuff in time for Christmas.

As of this moment, everyone with an order in here with a pre_Christmas delivery date will be fine and your stuff will arrive on time.

Of course, you can still order anytime for stuff to be delivered after the Holidays.

Monday, November 17, 2014

2014 Christmas Ordering and stuff...

It's that time again!  If you are looking to get some FISH stuff under the tree, you need to order PRONTO!

Our last shipping day will be the 20th of Dec.  Ideally all orders will be long gone before then, but that will be the last day for us to go to the Post Office.

If you are just trying to get some gear that does NOT have to be there by Christmas, order up anytime.  We'll ship it after the Christmas rush.

And remember... after Christmas we are usually not around much from January until March.  More on that later....

Have a great holiday season!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Christmas is coming!


There... I said it.

Friday, September 5, 2014


We are back from the Summer Hiatus... well, most of us.  Some of the crew is still out for a couple more weeks.

Things are crazy busy right now and if you wanted an inside tip, pssssst......  we are going to run out of Portaledge parts in about one more ledge order.  More are getting tooled up, but sometimes there are shortages that last months.  Who will get the lucky ledge???

Thanks for your patience and here's to a great Fall Season!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Summer Hiatus

We will be mostly out of the shop/office from June 27th until late August.  Ya'll know it is too hot to climb anyway, so get your Fall orders ready and send them in now.

During our hiatus we might be a bit slow in answering emails but we will still be accepting orders for Fall delivery and we can ship out some small stuff ASAP if you really need it.  If you have an order in here already with a drop dead date during our vacations time, it will be completed and shipped just like normal, and on time.

Email us to see if we can get you an ASAP order.  Things like portaledges will be a problem, but if you need some Wall Bags, or a Snake Charmer or a haul bag or something, we can probably get that out to you pretty quick.

Thanks and see ya in the Fall.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Out Of Town (till May 19th)

We are out of town until May 19th.  You can order up and do all that stuff, but probably won't get a reply until we return.  The good news is all the orders that had to go before we left have GONE!  Any drop dead dates up to the 19th of May are covered and your stuff will arrive on time.

Have a lovely day and an even better tomorrow!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

It's March and We're Back!

We will be back on a quasi full time schedule starting on Monday 3/17.  As always, order real early for anything big like portaledges.  Our next vacation will probably be in late June through July, so plan accordingly.

Be sure to follow us on FaceBook.  We finally broke down and have been posting up old wall pics and will have special offers and other cool stuff available only on FB.

And, send us your photos of FISH stuff in use!  We'll post 'em up and if we really like them, send you some free swag.  Send them to us via email, FishProductsInfo@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Almost Back! Spring 2014

We are actually thinking about getting back to work... something like mid_March looks a lot like a "go" date to be back in full action.

If you have an order in with us right now, and tons of you guys do, your March drop dead dates will be fine.  If we have not confirmed your order, then email us again.

If you are thinking you want a Portaledge and are holding off on ordering, don't.  There have been a ton of ledges ordered while we were on vacation and the next window for getting yours delivered, if you ordered right now, is mid April.  March production is basically full and there is no more time to make you a ledge for anything earlier than about April 15th.  A May delivery might even be in the cards.  Sorry, but a bunch of early birds have done snatched the worm on this one.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

No more orders!!

Thanks for all the Christmas orders, and as of right now our production schedule is full.  All the stuff that had to go out to get under the tree is scheduled and on time.  Stuff that was not an actual gift will follow up right behind it and arrive after Christmas.

We will be mostly shut down from just about now until sometime in late February or early March.  You can still order stuff for Spring, and even place orders for stuff you might want before then, but there is a good chance we will not be around.  Email us first before any big plans and before you place your order.  It might take a few days to get back to you as hopefully we'll be out climbing.

Thanks for another great year!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Running out of Time!!!

We are fast running out of production time to get Christmas orders made and shipped on time for Christmas.  If you wanted anything, do not delay any more!  In a about 3 more orders of anything, we will need to stop taking orders that have a before Christmas delivery date.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas is upon us!

Our production schedule for delivery before Christmas is fast filling up.  Order quick if you want anything substantial, like a Haul Bag or some Luggage.  We should be able to fit in a few trinkets right up to our last shipping day, which will be 12/18.  If you live in California, you get until 12/20 as our last shipping day.

Need a stocking stuffer?  Check out the new Ring Angle Beer Opener.  Available on our site.

Remember that after 12/20 will will be mostly shut down until sometime in February.  We will still be taking orders and shipping stuff, but will be slower than normal, and might be out of town for a while.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hey! It's almost November!

Now that the Fall season for wall gear is winding down, the next big event is Christmas.  I know, I hate it too, but now is the time to start thinking about it.  Things like portaledges take a while to make, especially since I am probably out climbing a bit myself this November, so early orders are appreciated.  Our last shipping day for Christmas delivery will probably be December 18th.

Also, watch the monthly specials on our site for some cool stuff at great prices.  Novembers special will be something that everyone can use and will make a great Christmas gift... hint, hint.

Monday, August 19, 2013

We're back!

Ok, it is mid August and we're back it the shop and ready to get some work done.

It is like a bomb went off in here so it will take a few days to get up and running and organized, but now is the time to order your Fall wall gear.  The best time to be in Yosemite is the Fall, and I know you need some stuff.  Order up!

And check out our new site while you are at it!
FISH Products

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Website is as good as done!

Just some tweaks and minor changes to add at this point.  Go check it out and let us know if anything is not working, mis-aligned or jacked up.

Be sure to check out the new Monthly Special thing on the front catalog page.  We will be offering a different product each month as a limited quantity sale item.  We will update the monthly sale right around the first of each month.  Keep checking back to see if we are featuring something you might want. FISH Products site

Monday, July 22, 2013

FISH Website Overhaul

The FISH site is currently getting a long overdue overhaul.  If you have any problems with access or anything looks funny or does not work, email us at some point.  I'm sure there will be plenty of kinks to work out in the coming weeks.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Happy Snake Charmer customer!


My sister got me a SNAKE CHARMER last Christmas, and I have to say it is one of my all-time favorite pieces of climbing equipment. I used it to good effect for my solo adventures on Mordor Wall and The Prow on Cathedral Ledge in New Hampshire, where it was mission-critical. I also like the fact if you have fixed a few pitches and are claiming a line, all your expensive trinkets aren't hanging out there tempting people to jug on up and take them.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Happy Ledge customer!

Hi Russ,  after almost 11 weeks i am finally leaving Yosemite.  I clocked up 20 nights in my ledge over 3 solos (the prow, zodiac and tangarine trip) and Mescalito with a partner.  Also the atom smasher worked out great as a day bag on a 9 hour run up leaning tower.  So thought i'd just say thanks again for all the great gear you have made.  hopefully i'll find the time to come back again soon as there are a lot of routes to be done on the captain!

Happy Ledge Customer!

Fly received. Thanks again man!

By the way, the ledge kicks ass! I have not used very many brands of ledges or many ledges at all for that matter ... yet... so my opinion doesn't have a lot of weight behind it but... I did however, practice with several other brands of ledges and also practiced and climbed with yours. I found myself struggling to get other ledges set up and did not care for the suspension systems for most. They were awkward, uncomfortable, heavy and not practical. Yours on the other hand, I can set up from a hanging belay in the matter of a couple of minutes. The suspension is solid and stable in just about any position and hanging out on the ledge was cozy and comfy. One of the mornings I woke, I swore I slept better than home. 

Better materials. Lighter. More comfortable. More stable. Easier and faster to set up..... I'm pretty proud to sport the FISH ledge and understand why the demand for these things are so high.

Thanks again,


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Layton Kor, a little support for his family

Here is the link to the official fundraiser for Laytons family.  Give a buck or two.  How about a buck for every route or feature you know that has "Kor" in it?  

The paste below is from the fundraising site:

The climbing world suffered the loss of a legendary and beloved icon on 21 April 2013.  Layton Kor had been suffering from illness for some time, and he died in his sleep among his family in Kingman, Arizona, less than two months shy of his 75th birthday.  His lengthy illness generated significant medical expenses, many of which are not covered by insurance.  Now his wife, Karen, and son, Arlan, are both grieving and trying to figure out how to pay those bills.  

Everyone who met Layton, read his writings or climbed his routes, holds him in a special, reverent place.  He was one of the great personalities and legends of our sport and a gracious and bright spirit to the end.  

Arlan captured some of Layton's most beloved qualities when he wrote shortly after his dad's death:  "Rock climbing to my father was a passion which he loved and held dear ‘til his older years, sharing many experiences and adventures with close friends and making great friendships along the way within the climbing community which are displayed in many publications.  He always treated each and everyone he met with respect and took an interest in them not for what they accomplished but rather for who they were as a person." 

Layton’s climbing contributions are almost mythical and include innumerable first ascents throughout the United States and Europe.  Among the ultra classic new routes he established, many are household names to generations of climbers: The Naked Edge, Ruper, and Yellow Spur in Eldorado Canyon, the Yellow Wall and the Diagonal on the east face of Long’s Peak, the Cruise in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and the West Face of El Capitan and the South Face of Washington Column in Yosemite. Layton was also the driving force in opening up the American desert with first ascents of Castleton Tower, the Titan, Monster Tower, and Standing Rock in Utah, and Fast Draw and Bell Tower in Colorado National Monument.
It has been said that if Layton had a dollar for every time a climber repeated one of his routes he would have been a wealthy man.  Layton always felt that he was rich beyond measure in the friends that he had and the life that he felt so fortunate to have lived. 
Layton made all of our lives richer by his kindness and compassion.  His unflagging energy and drive inspired us to reach our potential and exceed our limits.  His family needs our help during these sad and difficult times and we have the opportunity to do so and to thank Layton. 

Whether you knew Layton personally or knew of him, whether you’ve climbed his many stellar routes or aspire to do so, please give generously in appreciation of the difference Layton made in our lives and to support his family in this difficult time.
Photo Credits. Layton West Face: Galen Rowell; Portrait of Layton: Jim Herrington; Photos of Layton and Karen: Pat Ament; Photo of Layton and Arlan: Cam Burns; All other photos: Layton Kor collection.