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Chinook Fishing PFD

With all the organization and attachment points needed for your fishing accessories, the NRS Chinook Fishing PFD is the world’s best-selling life jacket for anglers.

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Stand-up Paddling the Seasonal Transition in the Boundary Waters » Adding a few paddleboards to challenge the traditional canoe trip, Caitlin and friends set out to explore the Boundary Waters in late summer.

A Multiday of Firsts on the John Day River » A deep canyon with friendly whitewater and curious smallmouth, the John Day River is the perfect setting for a first-timer’s fishing trip.

Guide School Ep. 5: Graduation » With plans to be a guide or not, every student leaves guide school with newfound confidence and leadership skills to use on and off the water.

The Idea that Stuck: Packrafting Alaska’s Least Visited Parks » Deep in the Arctic Circle, five packrafters put on the Ambler River for a six-day adventure through a rarely visited Alaskan landscape.

Sandbagged on the South Fork Payette » Powered by cocky kayakers and misleading beta, Monica and ‘Mark’ question their plan to R2 the Canyons section of the South Fork Payette.

Guide School Ep. 4: Strong Bonds » Episode four takes this class of future guides to the Middle Fork of the American, a remote 15-mile stretch of mostly Class IV rapids.

The Grand Canyon, Drag Bags and the Men from Atlanta » Ruminating on her place as a guide in the Grand Canyon, Monica Nigon’s first commercial group—23 men from Atlanta—revitalizes her confidence.

Hands, Toes and Layers: Toasty Tips for Winter Touring » Online Sea Kayaking owner and NRS ambassador James Stevenson shares his favorite tips and tricks to stay warm when winter touring.

Chicas al Agua » Despite growing up next to one of the world’s most famous rivers, kayaking hasn’t really been an option for teenage Chilenas. Chicas al Agua changed everything.

About NRS: Northwest River Supplies

About NRS: Northwest River Supplies

In 1972, with only $2,000 in his personal savings, Bill Parks started Northwest River Supplies with one mission: to help others raft. 42 years later, Bill sold NRS to its employees. Today, the 100% employee-owned business strives to continue Bill’s legacy helping people pursue passions on the water.

At our Moscow, Idaho headquarters you’ll find passionate water-lovers just like you, from rafters to whitewater kayakers, sea kayakers to stand up paddlers, kayak anglers to fly fishermen. Our lives, and livelihoods, are drawn to water.