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About 25 years ago we had a cabin on Lake of the Woods in Canada. We were on an island about 8 miles from the government dock in Sioux Narrows, Ontario. Every summer we would load up our Ford van with our three girls, 2 dogs (Joe and Bob), my bride Dixie, and enough provisions and supplies for a small army and hit the road. The first night we usually made it to Rice Lake, Wisconsin and dinner at Lehman’s supper club. This was an old style Wisconsin restaurant (they used to be called "super clubs", you know) that had great food, friendly patrons, and accommodating staff. We always looked forward to that diner and a good night’s sleep at the adjacent motel. I don’t think we were ever disappointed.
Next morning we drove to Duluth, bought groceries and perishables, and usually managed to cross the border by about 1 in the afternoon. Another 70 miles and we were at the government dock unloading the van, loading the boat, and making sure the dogs didn’t wander off too far before we disembarked for the cabin. I’m sure we were the entertainment on multiple occasions for some of our "town" friends who no doubt delighted in our apparent lack of organization and our two "obedience challenged" retrievers. Add 3 teenage girls who often exhibited "attitude" and a mom who lacked tolerance for such antics and, well, I’m pretty sure it was entertaining.
We would finally leave the dock after a few "wait, I forgot…." and be on our way. Just being on the water immediately changed our demeanor. It was such a change from the farmlands of southern Indiana and our daily routine. Instantly Lake of the Woods began renewing our spirit and attitude. Fresh air, cool breezes, clear water, and wonderful scenery that rivaled any master’s painting. Add the bonus of all of us being together at the same time for a couple of weeks and life just couldn’t be much better.
Once on the island it was everyone’s job to carry our cargo up to the cabin from the boathouse. Soon the boat was empty and Dixie and the girls were putting everything where it belonged while our two dogs were re-exploring the island for new smells and signs of uninvited interlopers since their last visit. I was usually busy checking out what had and had not happened to the property since our last visit. And I suppose this is why we never missed Joe when he wandered off.
Now Joe was our alpha golden retriever and quite a guy. He was "the man" in every way. He loved to explore, making sure he brought back a trophy of some sort when returning from his adventures. I think this is what almost cost him his life that afternoon.
First we saw a rustling on the shoreline across from the boathouse. Then we heard Joe barking. At first it just seemed like the typical "bark bark, bark" sort of protestations, but soon it turned to a style and decibel level we had never heard before. Louder and louder with sharper notes and obvious panic. The rustling of the bushes gave way to cracking sounds as this quickly developing wilderness event approached the water. And then we saw it.
One of the largest black bears ever seen in the area just inches away from Joe’s feathered tail. Suddenly Joe had nowhere to go except into the bay. Now Joe, being a fairly smart dog, figured this out on his own pretty fast. He was a great jumper and loved the water, so it only took a millisecond for Joe to hit the water and begin speed swimming toward the boathouse. In most circumstances this would be where the danger (and perhaps the story) ends, but not this day. The bear wasn’t amused by Joe’s aquatic abilities and was soon in the water in hot pursuit. Now we had a crisis.
I called for Dixie. We were in the boat in an instant and heading for a struggling Joe who had thus far managed to stay ahead of the bear, but was quickly becoming exhausted and obviously in distress. We waved our arms, honked the boat horn, told Joe to hold on, and tried to make sure we didn’t create so much wake that it would swamp our struggling pup, all the while praying the bear would give up the chase.
Well, sometimes you eat the bear and other times the bear eats you. This day we won. The bear turned and swam away, we got to Joe just as he was about to go under, and with some heretofore unknown contortions managed to pull our wet and exhausted puppy into the boat. As glad as he was to see us, he just couldn’t manage much more than a warm look with his eyes to say "thanks".
As we idled back to the boathouse we discovered the root cause for the adventure just experienced. There standing on the shoreline that had been both Joe and the bear’s launching point were two of the cutest bear cubs we had ever seen. And beside those two little souls stood mama bear, dripping wet but satisfied she had done her job by protecting her precious family from a marauding golden retriever. And so this trip’s greatest memory was established within an hour of our arrival.
Joe and Bob have long since passed away. Most of you know we have steadily increased our "dog family" of golden retrievers since, now at 4. But I will always remember that day fondly. It was a wonderful experience (perhaps not so much so at the time) and has always been one of our favorite stories about our days as owners of a cabin on Lake of the Woods. It helps us focus on memories of so many good times and keeps our three girls forever young in our minds. It also reminds of just how wonderful the experience of being on the water fishing with your family truly is. I hope all of you will make time for fishing this year with those you love. I can assure you it will create some of your best memories ever, especially if you include a golden retriever!
We’ve got a great deal on Live Target lures this issue along with some other newsworthy items and specials. We hope you enjoy our newsletter and look forward to seeing all of you on the water making some memories for yourself.
ALL Live Target Lures are 25% OFF………Just Enter
Discount Code 335623 When you Check Out…
We are so convinced that Live Target Lures are some of the best you will ever use that we want to get everyone to Try these, so for the next 2 weeks we’re offering you 25% Off our Retail Prices. This makes these spectacular lures about the same price as a Rapala and sure as heck less money than a Lucky Craft or similar lure. These are the Only Lures Made that "Match the Hatch" for North America. This means that these lures look IDENTICAL to what North American fish Eat every day. How can you not try these???
Folks, these are some HIGH QUALITY Lures and will win some Major Tournaments this year. The selection has doubled to 160 models/colors which currently are ALL in stock and even include some Mega-Sized Swimbait Lures. Almost every customer we have had who tries these just raves about how good they look and how well they produce.
Don’t Miss Your Chance to SAVE 25%. Just enter Discount Code 335623 when you check out and you will automatically receive a 25% discount off of the prices shown. ACT NOW while our selection is the Best! WE Currently Stock EVERY Live Target Lure Made! This Offer begins 12 Midnight Saturday, February 20, 2010. Offer expires March 7, 2010. This offer is not retroactive. Offer only applies to current inventory. Not applicable to auction items.
FREE USA SHIPPING and a FREE G. LOOMIS HAT…….
When you order ANY NEW G. Loomis rod shipping is FREE to a USA address AND you get a FREE G. Loomis Hat as well! Even if you do not live in the USA we still include a Free G. Loomis Hat with Every New G. Loomis rod bought.
You’re SAVING OVER $40. And, we don’t charge Sales Tax (except in Indiana), so add that to your Savings total. Most of you will Save a Minimum of $50.00!!! (shipping $20-$25 + G. Loomis Hat $20-$22 + Sales Tax $10-$18)
Act NOW to avoid disappointment!!
We’re Still Offering INCREASED TRADE-IN VALUES on your Used Rods and Reels………………
It’s the World’s Best Rod and Reel Trade-In Program! And now the trade-in values have been increased by 10% to almost 20% on your used rods and reels!
This happens every year. We do our "Increased Trade-In Values Special" that is supposed to last 2 weeks and next thing you know we’re extending it. Well, we’re doing it again! You have 2 MORE WEEKS to trade in those "dust gathering" rods and reels for some new gear that you will use. You can trade in rods or reels for anything in our store, including Gift Cards. And you’ll get a Premium Trade-In Allowance for Two Weeks More!
With all the new Loomis rods that just came out last fall and the great Shimano and Daiwa reels that we now have this is the perfect time to get the latest with a heck of a trade in allowance. We only do this Once A Year, so Don’t Delay! Trade-In Now before the Increased Values Expire! Just email us at [email protected] with alist of your trades and condition of each and we’ll get back to you the same day with each trade-in Value.
Speaking of Trade-In Rods and Reels WE GOT’EM…..
OK, if we are running a special with increased values for trade-in rods and reels what do you suppose we are accumulating lots of? Yep, used rods and reels. Many, Many used rods and reels. I mean many, many, many used rods and reels! Most of the premium brands such as Loomis, St. Croix, Shimano, and Daiwa are well represented. So Here’s A Link that you need to hang on to:
http://www.gloomis.us/Default.aspx?pid=109278 (save this link!)
This, my friends, is our complete inventory of every used rod and reel we have taken in on trade along with a description of condition. All you need to do is email us at [email protected] telling us what items you want and we will email you back an invoice that you can pay on line OR just give us a call at 1-877-402-6350 (+1-812-402-6350 international) and we can take your order and ship what you need the same day.
Come VISIT US at the Indianapolis Boat and Sport SHOW This Week Through Sunday, February 28, 2010………….
For the first time American Legacy Fishing Company will be exhibiting at the upcoming Indianapolis Boat, Sport, and Travel Show held February 19 through 28, 2010 at the
Indiana State Fair Grounds, 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.
We plan to have a large exhibit where you can meet our pros and see some of our great product lines. We will also be having a great door proze drawing for a Shimano Core 50MG7 and your choice of a Loomis BCR GLX rod. All you need to do is make a purchase from our booth at the show. Our Booth Numbers are T224-5 and T324-5.
We certainly hope we will see you there. If you need ticket or additional information just click on this link: http://www.indianapolisboatsportandtravelshow.com
New Airflo Fly Fishing Lines Arrive………………
We consider Airflo Fly Lines the World’s Best, so you can understand our excitement now that we have ALL of the new 2010 lines IN STOCK. The new Ridge Tactical Trout lines in 3 through 7 weight are awesome. The come in WF and DT.
Also new is the Ridge Supple Impact which is a great "do it all" line. Sizes range from 4 through 9 weight in a floating WF. Great for casting a variety of flies in high precision situations. Need a stealthier approach? Try the Ridge Supple Technical. WF floating in sizes 2/3 through 8/9.
We also now have the Ridge Rangefinder Distance that does exactly what it says. Sizes are from 4 through 9 in a WF.
The Forty Plus Lines are improved this year with far more variety from floating to intermediate to sinking Di7. Altogether there are 24 different possibilities.
Airflo hasn’t forgotten the beginner or the just returning fly caster either. Their new Velocity Fly Lines offer a wide variety of choices and weight ranges. Very modestly priced, this is something we have needed from Airflo for a long time.
Spey fishermen certainly will be please this year. Airflo has introduced the new Speydicator lines which will simply amaze you with distance and accuracy when throwing far too big or heavy baits. Add to this the new Tactical Steelhead, Two Hand Multi-Tips, and some new Running Lines and we’ve got you covered if you’re a Spey Fisherman.
With the ever changing technologies of today make sure you’re up to date and using lines that will give you the best performance. Airflo has you covered and we have Airflo. Get Ready for Spring Now!