About Us

It all started when I was six years old. My mother got three tobacco sticks and tied about two feet of cotton string on them with a safety pin attached to the string. With are crude fishing poles mom sent myself, my sister and little brother to the neighbor's pond and told us to catch grasshoppers and put them on the safety pins and throw them in the pond to catch fish. Needless to say we caught several bluegill and a few bass. I remember that day like it was yesterday, fifty five years later!

I love the outdoors, do quite a bit of fishing, camping some hiking and hunting. I enjoyed being involved in scouting while achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Throughout the years I noticed that you have to have the right equipment when your in the outdoors or it might not be so enjoyable when your out there. That’s why I started Special Outdoor Gear to have access to all the right gear that you would need to enjoy your experience outdoors.

To this day approximately 45 million people in the United States go fishing every year, Except this year it seemed like it might have jumped up a bit. I feel like I’m the luckiest guy in the world to have about 45 million fishing buddies. See you out there!

Marlin Hines