Our friend Chuck Veith has his hands full off the Miami coast with a nice shark using his G. Loomis NRX fly rod. Chuck is a ardent fisherman who definitely puts the NRX rods through their paces many times over. Thanks, Chuck, for this great picture!
I collect Marathon Tackle Lures. More specifically I collect Marathon Tackle Musky Hawk Lures.
Lake of the Woods in Ontario/Minnesota is one heck of a musky lake. In my late teens I used to guide out of Nestor Falls, Ontario and quite often would have a diehard musky fisherman as a client. I loved it when this happened. No more un-snagging walleye jigs, no more “hammer handle” northern pike that could barely get their mouths around a lure or even a jig, and best off all, no shore lunch to cook. Nope, when I was with a musky fisherman this was pure fishing. Part skill and all obsession. It didn’t get much better.
A typical day would begin around 6 AM when we would load up the boat with tackle boxes, several rod and reel outfits, a landing net that would be one of the largest made, and some lunch that usually consisted of sandwiches from the camp kitchen along with some chips or fruit and 6 beers (this was legal back then) and soft drinks. Then we would head out to Stony Bay or a similar venue to cast all day for the elusive musky.
I had several friends on the guide staff who were excellent musky fishermen. I would eagerly interrogate them when I knew I had a musky fisherman coming in about what lures they would suggest, where they would suggest we fish, and any other wisdom that they were willing to share with me to help my client have a successful trip. They knew if my fisherman succeeded this most likely would attract other musky hunters to our camp. And that meant more musky fisherman for all the guides. And usually bigger tips!
One summer I discovered the Marathon Musky Hawk lure in a local tackle and bait shop. I had never seen one of these and I was immediately fascinated at “the possibilities” this bait seemed to present. It had just came out as far as I knew and was intriguing to say the least. This was a spinner bait that had a two bladed elongated “propeller” in the front followed by a natural hair skit wrapped around a big treble hook. This big hook was followed by an smaller “stinger” treble hook about an inch to the rear that was attached by a straight wire. It was, for all intent and purpose, a simple rig. What was not so simple was how it needed to be used to be effective.
That summer I had the pleasure of guiding Doctor Johnson (real name) who hailed from Iowa. Now Doc was a character and oftentimes could be found taking a nap in the bottom of the boat after lunch, especially if he had chosen to consume all 6 beers during lunch. But when he was “on”, Doc was a hell of a musky fisherman and his three or four huge tackle boxes easily attested to his devotion as well as skill in musky fishing. He would also bring along some of the stiffest rods and biggest reels I had ever had in the boat. But he knew what he was doing.
We were fishing in Stony Bay which was very well known for both big musky’s as well as the degree of difficulty it took to get one of these brutes to actually take the bait. Stony’s musky’s liked to tease fishermen and would oftentimes follow almost any bait, but then turn away just as the lure came alongside the boat. Figure eights, dipping, zig zagging, you name the boat side technique, just didn’t produce a bite very often. Big baits or small baits, it didn’t matter. These fish were interested, but unwilling to hit.
We’d been fishing all morning and had several follow-ups, but as expected, no strikes. Doc had used what seemed like about half the lures in his not insubstantial arsenal, but strikes were just not happening. I think it was about noon when I pulled my brand new black hair skirted Musky Hawk out of my tackle box and proudly held it up for Doc’s inspection. “Wanna’ try this one?”, I asked with just a hint of trepidation.
“Oh, you got yourself a Musky Hawk”, Doc said matter-of-factly.
I should have known. As fervent as Doc was about musky he surely knew about this new bait. I was slightly embarrassed at my naïve suggestion and started putting it back in my box but Doc got up, grabbed it from my hand, and said, “You know, this may just be what ‘the doctor’ ordered”, with no pun intended.
Doc hooked the lure to his leader and started throwing it. After about 10 or 12 casts the thought hit me that there were several “adjustments” that might increase Doc’s odds of getting the attention of a musky. The first thought was “sky” cast the bait so there would be a bigger splash when the lure hit the water. after all, musky’s are reactionary. He agreed and started doing this. Then I came up with the idea of not only “sky” casting the lure, but giving a sharp pull on the line with the rod just as the lure hit the water. He complied. Finally, we both agreed that if he would retrieve the lure with the rod tip up causing it to be more of a top water lure than an underwater lure this may help our chances as well.
Now you can probably guess what happened. After about 5 or 6 casts the water literally exploded around the lure and instantly Doc had hooked up with a huge musky. The rod bent sharply, the reel drag started singing as the line flew off the reel, and Doc settled in for the fight. I idled to motor towards the fish as we tried to anticipate which direction its next run would take. Just when we thought we had gained some degree of control the fish took off again.
This went on for what seemed like hours although I’m guessing it was more like 10 minutes. Doc struggled to keep his line tight as I struggled to maneuver the boat on whatever side the fighting fish was on. Then came the leap. This huge musky came completely out of the water, shook his head and, for just a second, we both thought this was “it”, the fight was over and we had lost the fish. But wait, this guy was still on!
After a few more minutes Doc had persuaded the fish to come along side the boat. I reached for the net, but Doc said “No, this fish deserves to go free. Just grab that tape measure and get his length and girth if you can, and then you can grab the needle nose pliers and get that hook loose.”
I complied and we did manage to get his length (about 56″ if I remember correctly) but not the girth as he was thrashing around and we didn’t want to harm him any more than we had to. I grabbed the needle nose pliers, gave the back treble hook a couple of twists, and voila, our big musky was free. But he didn’t swim away immediately. Nope, he just stayed by the side of the boat for awhile, looking up at us with sorrowful eyes that I think may have also been just a bit thankful. Then, in an instant, he was gone. His girth was thick, but we never really knew what he may have weighed. But it was one big, awesome musky.
That day during lunch I even had a beer. Doc had the rest and safe to say he was satisfied with the day. His afternoon nap lasted longer than usual and when he awoke suggested it had been a great day and probably a good idea to head for camp early. I couldn’t disagree. It had been a good day and the fact that we released a fish that most fishermen would consider a trophy made it just that much better.
But that day had me hooked. Hooked on Musky Hawk’s. Ever since I have not only been obsessed with musky fishing, but with the lure that created my obsession. For many years after that day the Musky Hawk was my “go to” lure. And my success was unquestionable. I managed to land (figuratively speaking) many musky, some that equaled or exceeded Doc’s fish. Every one released. As the years passed I came up with other ways to fish this amazing lure. Amazing myself as a matter of fact at just how many variations I could develop when using this lure. So I am now a “collector” of this vintage spinnerbait as Marathon Tackle is long gone. I have almost 100 of these. You know, sometimes you just never outgrow an obsession. Or the memories it has produced.
This issue we have one of the very best deals ever on G. Loomis rods. 20% off. It doesn’t get much better than this. As usual, all of the details are below. Be sure to read about these rods and act as soon as possible. They definitely won’t last long. We also have just received the much anticipated Shimano Dryfender 3T rain gear. Probably the best bang-for-the-buck in a rainsuit you will find. Again, details are below.
We also want to remind those of you who are close to our store that our Touring Pro, Jacob Wheeler, will be here April 21, 2012. We hope you will stop by and meet Jacob and let him give you some tips, etc. All the information is below. Please plan on stopping by if you can. The New Megabass Vision 110 and Vision 110 Magnum’s have just arrived. Take a look below for all the details about these fantastic fish catching lures. They deserve a place in your tackle box if they’re not already there.
We want to thank each and every one of you for your friendship and loyalty this Spring. It continues to amaze us how you allow us to serve all of your fishing needs. We truly feel blessed. Thank you.
Well, we’re doing it again! We managed to get ALL of the 2012 B.A.S.S. BassMaster Classic G. Loomis Display Rods after they were displayed at this year’s Classic. Now these are NEW G. Loomis rods with a full warranty still in the original factory sleeves. But, because they were sent to Louisiana from the G. Loomis factory for the Classic and were on display we can offer these NEW rods to you at a fabulous 20% discount – While The Supply Lasts – and Only While The Supply Lasts. There are only about 100 of these rods, typically one model of each. Both freshwater as well as saltwater, most are favorite models in GL2, IMX, GLX, and NRX. There are also StreamDance, ShoreStalker, NativeRun, MossyBack, Jig & Worm, Carolina, Senko, Flipping, Swimbait, Crankbait, Spinnerbait, drop Shot, Frog, Top Water, BronzeBack, etc., etc.
So here’s the deal: Supplies are VERY LIMITED and the early bird gets the worm (or in this case the rod). Everyone has an equal chance to get some but when they’re gone, baby they are G-O-N-E. Like we said, we only have one or sometimes two of each model, so the longer you wait the less chance you have of getting the rod you’re after at 20% OFF. All of these rods are listed as “Bass Master Classic Rods” on our web site and you can use this link to find the entire selection. If the rod you want shows “out of stock” then it’s gone and will not be available again at this discount. Like we said, the early bird gets the worm.
Again, These are NEW G. LOOMIS RODS. They have not been fished or ever had a reel on them. They have only been “looked at” while on display at the Classic. The G. Loomis Limited Lifetime Warranty applies just the same as any new G. Loomis rod. They are still in the G. Loomis factory plastic sleeve and our Free USA Shipping applies to any order of $200 or more. It just doesn’t get any better! Act NOW!
Over the years we have resisted offering rain suits in our store. Why? Well to be honest, most just didn’t work very well. They leaked or were so cumbersome that you could hardly move in them. And, as they got older they leaked even worse. And they were expensive. Way too expensive given their mediocre performance.
But that all changed when Shimano introduced the new 2012 Dryfender 3T Rain Pants/bib and Jacket (together a “rain suit”). Everything we disliked in other rains suits we looked at just wasn’t here with these new Shimano Dryfender 3T‘s. They were lightweight, cool, easy to move in, definitely kept you dry as a bone, had great well thought-out features, and were reasonably priced for the value received. So, as you would expect, we jumped on these and put them in stock pronto.
The Top-of-the-Line in Shimano Dryfender is the Dryfender 3T jacket and Pants/Bib. Color is Charcoal and the price for the jacket is $249.99, for the pants/bib is $219.99. Total for a suit: $$469.98 Pretty damn reasonable when you look around and there are lots of folks wanting $500 to $1,000 for a rain suit that we guarantee you will not perform near as well nor wear as well as the Shimano Dryfender ST.
The Shimano Dryfender rain jacket and pant are one step down from the 3T and in our opinion more like a lighter duty rainsuit you would throw in the boat when expecting light showers or intermittent rain. Don’t get us wrong, this is great rain gear and equals many other brands that cost lots, lots more. But it is not as good as the Dryfender 3T. That said, it is a lot less money as well. The Dryfender jacket and pants come only in black and the jacket costs $119.99 and the pants are $79.99 Now for a total of $199.98 this is one heck of a rain suit. It doesn’t have all the features or performance that the Dryfender 3T does.
Look, we’re are in the middle of or will be in the middle of the rainy season any day, so give one of these rain suits a try. After all, we held out for many years until we found something this good. And we know YOU deserve to be dry, cool, and comfortable!
Shimano TranX EXTREME Low Profile Reel is HERE!!………
You can’t hardly go to any credible fishing blog or tackle test web site that isn’t all abuzz about this truly “Extreme” Low Profile “Big Fish” Reel called the Shimano TranX. If you’re a musky fisherman or fish for other big, bad fish such as stripers, wahoo, steelhead, salmon, or any variety of other bad fish and have always wished you could find a more comfortable low profile casting reel then this, my friends, is your reel!
These reels are made tough as nails and will outperform many of the “round reels” so common today. They are available in 6.6:1 and a 4.6:1 retrieve ratio and weigh in at about 20 oz., so don’t think of them as dainty or something you’ll use in Uncle Norm’s farm pond. These guys are for fish with attitudes. Big fish that don’t want to be caught!
Shimano TranX reels have a revolutionary design and shape that provides the comfort of low profile with the capacity of a conventional reel. Shimano TranX is offered in high gear (HG) and power gear (PG) models to cover a wide range of applications. Here are the details per Shimano:
X-Ship provides an extra smooth retrieve with superior durability; HEG – a larger drive gear and pinion gear increase cranking efficiency; SF – Superfree Bearing supported Pinion Gear eliminates friction with spool shaft for better freespool; E.I. Surface treatment on the spool protects against corrosion from saltwater soaked braided line; S A-RB coating protects bearings from rust in saltwater use; Super Stopper eliminates handle back play; VBS Brake System effectively reacts to spool rotation speed to provide ideal brake force at all times during cast; Dartainium II Drag Washer provides incredibly smooth drag performance with durability; and an Ergonomic Power Handle for better leverage.
There are two models:
TRX500HG has a 6.6:1 retrieve ratio, 43 in. line retrieve per crank, 25 lb Max Drag, 7 S-ARB Bearings and 1 Roller Bearing, 30/160 – 40/120 – 50/100 mono line capacity, 50/420 – 65/270 – 80/210 Power Pro braid line capacity. Price is $499.99
TRX500PG has a 4.6:1 retrieve ratio, 30 in. line retrieve per crank, 25 lb Max Drag, 7 S-ARB Bearings and 1 Roller Bearing, 30/160 – 40/120 – 50/100 mono line capacity, 50/420 – 65/270 – 80/210 Power Pro braid line capacity. We’re guessing you could probably winch you car out of a ditch with this baby! Price is $499.99
Right now we have a LIMITED SUPPLY of the Shimano TranX Reels in Stock, so if you really want one of these bad boys order now to make sure you don’t have to wait until Fall to get one. Do-It-Now…..please!
We just received in a BIG shipment of the New Megabass Vision 110 colors. Many of these are the latest 2012 designs as well as some of the old standbys. Everyone knows these are really great fish-catching lures and have become one of the standards other lures are judged by. And right now we have a BIG supply IN STOCK. Given this is “crankbait season these lures will not stay around too long, so be sure to look at our entire stock of Megabass Vision 110‘s as well as the all new Megabass Vision 110 Magnum‘s. Both deserve a place in any serious fisherman’s tackle box.
Come Meet 2011 BFL All American Classic Winner Jacob Wheeler Saturday, April 21, 2012…………..
There are pros and then there are real pros in fishing. We put Jacob Wheeler in the latter category. Jacob won the 2011 BFL All American Classic ($100,000) and has been doing great on the pro tour ever since. Sponsored by American Legacy Fishing, Jacob will be here Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 9 AM till 3 PM along with his brand new Ranger Z521 rig that will be on display.
Jacob has been acknowledged as one of the real rising stars in Tournament fishing and has won the respect of many seasoned pros for his inventive techniques and overall work ethic. Beyond that, he’s just a great guy and easy to talk to about all things related to fishing, whether it be local or some far away lake that we only hear stories about. This year we are sponsoring him on the pro circuit, so feel free to “pick Jacob’s brain” and be prepared to learn some new strategies and techniques.
We’ll have all of our staff on hand, so many of you who only know us via the Internet or the phone can now can meet our gang personally just by stopping by. We love all of our customers and it is a great big deal when we can put a face to a name, so please plan on coming by that Saturday. We’ll have some food and beverages, some door prizes, lots of new inventory, and much more that will make your stop worthwhile.
This is your chance to get some great tips on fishing techniques, boat layout, pointers for many lakes, and lots more info from Jacob. We’re sure that once you meet Jacob Wheeler you will come away knowing that your learned something that definitely made you visit worthwhile.
Come on by April 21, 2012. We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to Jacob!
What the Hell is Buff Multifunctional Headwear?……………..
Ever say to yourself, “Man, I wish I had thought of that”? So it is with Buff Headwear. This is a universal piece of multiuse clothing that is: a) a balaclava, b) a “do rag”, c) a cap, d) a hair tie, e) a headband, f) a hood, g) a neck gaiter, h) a sun guard, i) a wristband, j) a pirate cap, k) a hair band, l) a foulard, m) a neckerchief and n) a hat liner. All out of one piece of clothing.
Now we’re not faddists, but Buff Headwear is “hot” and oftentimes hard to get. But, we have them in stock in many, many different colors and designs. Best of all, they’re really inexpensive.
So, if you are a diehard fisherman and believe even an iota is true about the harmful effects of the sun this is your product. Light, technical wicking fabric that helps you avoid the sun and is cool as well. Take a look at our Buff Headwear . It’s a product that you may not have known you need, but we can assure you it will be a great investment
New Koppers Live Target Hollow Body Frogs Arrive…………..
Speaking of hot items, how about those Koppers Live Target Hollow Body frogs! Now that Spring fishing season is in full bloom this will soon be the hottest lure in your tackle box. And up until now supplies (in all colors/sizes) have been hard to come by. But we just received an amazingly large shipment of every color and size and right now they’re all in stock.
These babies are so life like that there isn’t a fish that has an appetite that can resist them. Plus, they are true “match the hatch” colors and really look and swim like the real thing. There are now 3 sizes: 1 3/4″, 2 1/4″ and 2 5/8″ and 8 fantastic colors. Everyone here at American Legacy Fishing has a great selection of these in their tackle boxes and continues to report phenomenal success using these lures.
All of these Koppers Live Target Hollow Body Frogs are under $10 bucks. Think about what you’ve been paying for lures that are so-so performers and these guys are simply a no brainer. Whether Spring or Summer these lures will produce both big fish as well as amazed fishermen. Please, if you haven’t tried these yet order some today. we just know you will be glad you did!
Spring Fishing Means Plastics are Hot…………
Early to mid-Spring is the time where plastics such as Big Hammer, Big Bite, El Grande, and Reaction Innovations really come in to their own. Whether using a jig, hook, or our umbrella rig Stealth Bomb these plastics produce some nice fish. Right now we have a great selection of models, colors, and sizes in stock just waiting for you to get them in the water.
Without going into specifics on each line that would make this newsletter way too long, just rest assured that all of these brands and models have been hand selected by our pros for really delivering this time of year. Given our early Spring now is the time to get some of these on board and begin catching some of those Big Fish that always come when fish get active in the Spring.
Ya’ Gotta’ Have Swimbaits to Get the Most Out of Alabama or Umbrella Rigs……………
Like we said in our last newsletter the hottest item in fishing today is the Alabama/ Umbrella rigs. We think we have the best quality there is in our new Stealth Bomb rig (see below), but that still leaves the jigs and bait that you’ll need for the end of the wires. Well, let me tell you, we got what you need!
Right now we have one of the “hottest” swimbaits out there, the brand new Big Hammer Swimbaits in 3 different sizes – 3″, 4″, and 5″ – and all 7 colors. These are simply put the best swimbaits available for your Alabama/Umbrella/Stealth rigs. They have a unique square tail design that gives them a great swimming action and when used with a Stealth Bomb rig is almost a guarantee for some serious action.
Also on the shelf is another fantastic swim bait from Reaction Innovations. Here there are also 3 different sizes – the Little Dipper, Skinny Dipper, and Big Dipper. All three of these Reaction Innovations Swimbaits have a very different swimming action as well as a unique head design. They work fantastically well with our Stealth Bomb umbrella rigs and we can tell you these catch fish – big fish.
Either one of these swimbait lines are highly recommended by our staff as well as our touring pro. We’ve all used them and they are so well made and so unique as far as swimbaits go. There really is a big difference in quality and if you are using our Stealth Bomb rig, then either the Big Hammer Swimbaits or the Reaction Innovation Swimbaits are for you. Right now we have a great stock, so get some of these and show everyone how it’s done!
Talk about timing! Here we’re into Spring and warner than normal weather and guess what? Just in time we receive these brand new SPRO Fat Papa 70 crankbaits. Now folks, these are special. They were designed by B.A.S.S. Elite Angler Russ Lane to be one of the most unique and productive crank baits ever produced. Russ had everything custom made on this lure to do one thing well-Catch Fish! The SPRO Fat Papa covers depths from 9 to 14 feet or it will dig up the bottom in under those depths.
We don’t usually get that excited over a new crankbait, but this time we really are. And you know why? These guys have an uncanny ability to catch fish – it’s that simple. And they catch fish when many other lures just can’t get the job done. There are only 8 colors and right now we have all 8 in stock. They weigh in at 3/4 oz, are 2 3/4″ long, and run between 10 to 14 feet. They have no. 2 extra wide gap Gamakatsu hooks (very sharp) and are very well made. And hard to get.
Give a couple of these guys a try next time you place an order. Unlike many lures out there, these are designed to catch fish, not just fishermen!
We’re going to level with you here. We were not real thrilled when everyone started using these so called “Alabama” rigs. Some of you call them Umbrella Rigs. We just saw this as perhaps a bit unfair to the fish. That is until we actually tried a few. Simply put, we are now eating crow. These rigs Catch Fish! My oh my do they catch fish!
That said, there are some problems. First, many that we were able to get our hands on were crude and not very well made. Second, the swivels that came with these were cheap and frankly not very good quality. Especially when you consider that these rigs sell for as much as $40 a pop(!). So, we decided to have one of our custom lure makers take a long hard look at this design to see if it was possible to make an Umbrella Rig that was high quality but priced fairly given the components that were used. Folks, I think we hit a home run!
American Legacy Fishing’s Stealth Bomb Umbrella Rigs are truly different. First, we have a custom painted lead head with custom eyes. No one else does. Second, our wire extensions are high grade .041 Stainless Steel. Third, our wire ends are made so when you lose an end swivel you can actually replace it, so no more throwing away your rigs due to missing a couple of end swivels. Forth, Our swivels are all ball bearing Sampo’s – no cheap swivels here. Fifth, or Stealth Bomb Umbrella Rigs come with a retainer next to the jig head that allows you to compress the rig for easy (and compact) storage. Finally, our wires in the jig head are twisted so there is never a chance that they will pull loose or pull out. The price of all this quality? $24.99 Not cheap, but when you consider the quality, workmanship, and the fact these are custom rigs that address most other rigs short comings they are a heck of a deal.
Right now we have a very good stock of Stealth Bombs on hand. We have 4 different colors, all 1/2 oz. total rig weight.
Now you know, you can’t catch anything using our Stealth Bomb rigs and just the swivels. You gotta’ have some nice size plastic swimbaits and, as you would expect, we have a suggestion: We like the Reaction Innovations Swimbaits. There are three sizes: The Little Dipper (9 per package – 5 colors, Skinny Dipper (7 per package – 10 colors), and the Big Dipper (4 per package – 4 colors). These babies Catch Fish. If you have any doubts, see the picture above!
Need the Right Rod and Reel (and line) for those Alabama Rigs? We have Just The Ticket – In Stock……
If there has ever been a fishing phenomenon that has taken the fishing world by storm it has to be the invention and use of the Alabama rigs. One day no one has heard of it, the next everyone, and we mean E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E is using them. Call them Alabama Rigs, Umbrella Rigs, or Stealth Bombs, everyone is throwing these rigs.
And that’s great, but from what we’ve seen many of you are not up to speed as far as the best rod, reel , and line that allows these marvelous rigs to perform at their best. When you use these Alabama/Umbrella/ Stealth Bombs you really need a swimbait rod coupled to a larger reel. Now we wouldn’t be telling you this unless we thought we had the perfect combo for you. And we do.
We recommend using a swimbait rod such as the G. Loomis Swimbait rod SWBR904 ($265) or SWBR955 ($270). If you’re throwing bigger jigs (3/8 oz or more) with bigger swimbait plastics you may even want to consider the SWBR956 ($270) or even the SWBR957 ($295). If you like split grip rods we also have some awesome new 2012 G. Loomis GL2 Swimbait rods such as the GL2 956C SWB ($245) or the GL2 957C SWB ($245).
Now that you have the right rod then you’ll need a reel than can stand up to the heavier lure weights both when you cast out as well as retrieve since you have a lot more weight than you normally would if you were fishing just one jig, crankbait, or spinner. You need big gears and guts. What to use? The Curado 300 series reels are just the ticket! Right hand we recommend the Curado CU300E, left hand the Curado CU301E. Price is $249.99. Not bad for a bullet-proof low profile casting reel with extra line capacity that’s Made in Japan and practically indestructible. No more side plate bearing failures for you!
Once you have the right rod and reel then all that left is line, and of course we have a recommendation for this as well. All of us here at American Legacy Fishing like using either 65 lb test $21.49 (16 lb mono equivalent) or 80 lb. test $24.99 (18 lb mono equivalent) Power Pro braided line or, better yet, New Power Pro Super Slick – 65 lb $24.99 or 80 lb $27.99. A 150 yard spool of either will fill that Curado 300 series reel perfectly and now you will be all set to really get the most bang-for-the-buck out of your Alabama/Umbrella/Stealth Bomb rig.
Right now we have everything in stock, so consider our recommendations if you will be fishing these “hot” rigs.
$30 REBATE on Shimano Chronarch E, Shimano Curado G, and Shimano Citica G Reels – Offer Expires April 15, 2012 – End of THIS WEEK!
If you’re interested in saving between 15% and almost 25% on Shimano’s Most Popular 2012 Low Profile Casting Reels better act Now.
Here’s the deal: This factory rebate ends April 15, 2012, but delivery from the factory on most of these reels is into MAY if we try to reorder! So, if you want to save between 15% on a New Chronarch E series reel (retail price $199.99) or about 20% on a New Curado G Series Reel (retail price $159.99) or almost 25% on a New Citica G Series Reel (retail price $129.99) you need to act N-O-W. We really don’t think we will get any more of these until after this rebate expires, so what we have is “it” and this newsletter goes out to many, many thousands of customers.
The Shimano Chronarch is the world’s lowest priced low profile casting reel Made In Japan and that’s before the rebate! PLUS, any order of $200 or more SHIPS FREE to ANY USA address. Plus there is NO SALES TAX (except for Indiana residents)!
You must send in the Rebate Form (click here to download and print) to get your $30 rebate check from Shimano. You will not receive any discount when you check out. Repeat, this is a rebate from Shimano, not a discount from American Legacy Fishing, so you have to send the rebate form in along with the required documentation.
Rebate Rules (from Shimano): You MUST use the Official Shimano USA Rebate Form. USA including APO and FPO sales ONLY. NO LIMIT on the number of reels you buy and submit for the rebate which is $30 PER REEL. Rebate offer is for purchases from February 24 through April 15, 2012. Past purchases Do Not Qualify. You must pay Retail Price for the Reel and On Line Auction purchases, third party sales, used or refurbished reels, etc. do not qualify for this rebate. Your rebate request must be postmarked no later than May 16, 2012. Rebate checks must be cashed within 90 days of date on the check.
Please do not wait on this deal. As we said, right now the Shimano Factory is quoting replenishment orders out into May, 2012 so what we have IN STOCK will be the only reels that will qualify for this fantastic rebate offer. As we like to say, “Fair Warning”.
When’s the last time you could get a deal on Shimano Top-of-the-Line Cumulus and Cumara Rods? We think the answer is probably “Never”. That is until now. We’re offering all Shimano Cumulus and Cumara rods at 15% off. And let’s be honest here, this just never happens – until now. Better yet, almost everyone of these rods qualifies for FREE USA SHIPPING (any rod that is $239.99 or more).
If you’re not familiar with these rods you are really missing out. These are Shimano’s top freshwater casting and spinning rods. There are 6 models in the Cumulus and 29 models in the Cumara. Needless to say we’re pretty sure you can find a rod or two that will match your style, technique, and needs perfectly. All of these rods are light as a feather and all have premium components such a Fuji SiC guides, Split Grips with custom reel seats, IM-10 blanks, etc. All carry Shimano’s “Over-the-Counter Exchange Lifetime Warranty”. We dare anyone to come up with a better rod for the normal retail price. And at 15% off, we’d say that would be impossible!
Act now and save yourself 15% along with getting one of the best rods offered today. What a deal!
These super coolers and will hold ice (or heat) for as long as 10 days. We actually tested these in Florida last year, leaving an 80 quart cooler filled with ice, beer, bait, etc. out at the end of a dock in the sun on 90 degree days for 8 days. At the end of the 8th day everything was ice cold and we still had lots of ice in the cooler!
We told you in the last newsletter that simply by having these amazing coolers we would probably sell them down quickly. Well it’s happening! Fair warning here that these coolers are going F-A-S-T, so if having one of these babies is even close to being on your radar screen you need to order now. It has taken about 6 months to get what we now have, so that sort of gives you an idea why everyone wants an Engel.
We know these coolers aren’t cheap – the 65 quart, for example, is $339.99, but just ask yourself how many coolers you’ve thrown away over the years. If you’re like us it’s a bunch. All at about $50 – $70 a pop. Add in the expense of all the extra ice you had to buy after a day or so to keep your stuff cold or had food and drinks spoil because your cooler just didn’t hold the cold and these Engel’s are a bargain. Best of all, this will be the LAST Cooler you’ll ever buy!
Like we said, we have them in stock and can ship now. No shipping fees (to ANY USA Address), no packaging fees, just the price of the cooler. What a deal!
WOW! Our World’s Best Filet Knife is finally back in stock! To celebrate and to thank you for your patience we have these amazing knives on sale for $49.99 (normally $74.99)! In the world of fillet knives this is a one-of-a-kind knife and one you will want to pass down to your kids or grandkids (once they know proper knife handling skills).
The big problem with fluoro lines, in our mind, has always been that you trade of line durability for no stretch. And stretch is actually GOOD. Especially when fishing reaction baits such as cranks, spinners, buzzers, etc. Without stretch you have a much greater risk of the fish coming off either at hook-set or when fighting. With some stretch the line actually compensates for some of these risks. Why do you think mono is still so popular?
This new Sunline Reaction FC line has the same softness, durability, and abrasion resistance as regular FC Sniper fluorocarbon line, but with 10% more stretch. Invisibility is increased with Sunline Reaction FC’s grey/blue tint and it’s high specific gravity (1.78 vs. water’s 1.00) allows your bait to reach maximum depth sooner and deeper. Overall this is a product we have all been waiting for.
Sunline Reaction FC Fluorocarbon line is available in 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, and 20 lb test in spools of 200 years each. Price is $22.99 We have every size IN STOCK and suggest you consider this remarkable line now while preparing your tackle for the spring fishing season. We can assure you this line will rock. Just be sure to troll it out (nothing on the end) after you put it on your reel for maximum performance! (Do this with ALL lines)
Let me make this perfectly clear from the get-go. These baits are priced Way Too Low. The Crankbaits are only $15.99 each and the Spinnerbaits are $8.99 each. Hey, these are handmade here in the USA custom baits. Hand assembled with premium TroKar and Mustad hooks, hand painted, and assembled. Like we said, Way to Cheap for the quality and performance!
Everyone is looking for an extra edge out on the water. The fact is fish have seen the same factory baits over and over. It is time to show them something a little different…..something custom. The new Stealth Custom Spinnerbaits and Crankbaits are some of the finest lures on the market. The custom hand-tied spinnerbait skirts and ultra-realistic custom painted crankbaits give you the edge you’ve been looking for.
The Stealth Custom Shop spinnerbaits are currently available in 3/8 oz. and 1/2 oz. Double Willow Leaf models. There are seven proven and tested fish catching colors that are sure to make even the pickiest bass commit. The spinnerbaits utilize an ultra-thin wire that throws off a ton of underwater vibration. Stealth’s hand-tied skirts pulse and undulate in the water like nothing the fish have ever seen.
If the spinnerbait bite isn’t happening, tie on one of the SCS1.5 or SCS1.5 DD crankbaits. These baits were designed to be some of the best shallow cranking baits in your tackle box. Currently available in six handpicked custom colors, there is an option for every water color you encounter. These baits run true out of the package, no tuning needed. The SCS1.5 square bill will run 2 – 5 ft. and the SCS1.5 DD will run 6 – 9 ft. These are high performance crankbaits that will deflect through wood and rock without getting hung up.
Say again: these baits should probably sell for between $25 – $30 at the least. And we’re pretty sure that sooner or later the manufacturer (one guy) will up and realize what he’s created and the price will zoom. Until then we’re pricing them at his suggested retail and no more at his request. Get them while you can at this incredible price. They won’t last long. We just hope the manufacturer will!
2012 G. Loomis Catalog Now Available……………
It’s Finally here! Our expanded 36 page G. Loomis catalog is now out with more rods and accessories than ever before. Lots of new stuff this year and, in out humble opinion, a far better effort than last year. This is our own, exclusive G. Loomis catalog and is available Free of Charge simply by emailing us your complete name, address, and postal code at [email protected] or calling us at 1-812-402-6350 (toll) or 1-877-402-6250 (toll free). You can also stop by our store where we have plenty available.
We’re really proud of this effort and think you will be impressed with not only the content, but just how well laid out it is. We have about 5,000 of these, so don’t delay in requesting one of these G. Loomis catalogs. We will not be be getting any more. Simply put, this is a great reference tool and, in our opinion, far better than having to look everything G. Loomis up on their web site.