Our friend Joe Lupo doesn’t let cold weather stop his pursuit of brown trout. This gorgeous brown was caught December 17, 2011 on the Oswego River in New York on a snowy, 7 degree day. Joe, you are THE MAN!
Engel DEEP BLUE Coolers are IN STOCK with FREE SHIPPING to any USA Address……..
OK, we know this is the middle of winter, but we just received a huge order of Engel Super Coolers(which have been almost impossible to get) and we figured what better time to give you a “heads up” on these 10 Day Coolers. 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!
These are NOT your run-of-the-mill Igloo or Coleman coolers. They have 2″ to 3″ insulated sidewalls and tops, full length self stopping hinges, air tight refrigerator seals, flush mount (no catching your fishing line) marine grade latches, a non-skid lid you can stand on, non skid feet, one turn drain plugs, and lots more. Field and Stream Magazine said of Engel Coolers, “The Mother of All Coolers” and we completely concur! Practical Sailor did a comparison between Engel, Yeti, and the Coleman Xtreme and had this to say: “The Coleman and the Yeti were fairly evenly matched, while the Engel was Clearly the best.” And this was before Engel made even more improvements on their already world class cooler! And yes, Engel Coolers are certified “Bear Proof” by the IGBC (grizzly bear) Committee.
Engel Super Coolers are IN STOCK in 35, 65, 80, and 123 quart sizes and we can ship one (or more) of these bad boys immediately. That’s saying a lot as we usually run out of these by Spring and then struggle to get inventory for the next 6 months. We won’t say that will not happen again, so we’re offering you this wonderful product now while we have a great inventory. We’ll ship any of these Deep Blue Engel coolers FREE to ANY USA address, Alaska and Hawaii included.
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, no packaging fees, just the price of the cooler. What a deal!
New Shimano FRESHWATER and Expanded Saltwater Waxwing’s Have Arrived and They’re HOT!…………………
Ever since Shimano Introduced the Waxwing Jigs we’re been telling you just what a fantastic lure this is, not just for saltwater fish, but for freshwater species such as largemouth, smallmouth, pike, musky, etc. as well. The only problem, if you could call it that, was that these wonderful jigs came with a single double barb super sharp hook. And we have to admit that when the bite is soft you do stand the chance of missing given that single hook on the tail of the jig.
Well miss no more! Shimano just introduced the brand new Freshwater Waxwing Jigs with (are you ready?) TWO Owner Stinger treble hooks! One treble is mid body, one is on the tail. These new Freshwater Waxwing Jigs have a lighter weight body but the same hypnotic action that really catches some big fish. There are two sizes – the 1.7 oz (50g), 5 1/2″ (138 mm) “Senior” and the 3.6 oz (104g), 6 3/4″ (168 mm) Daddy. Each size comes in 8 colors: Fire Tiger, Walleye, Cisco, Perch, Peacock, Pearl Chartreuse, Blue Back, and Pearl Pink. If you are fishing for bigger largemouth bass, peacock bass, musky, pike, or any other reaction bite freshwater species you need these. Any fisherman who is serious about catching fish should have these in their tackle bag. Period. They produce. The Seniors are $19.99 each, the Daddy’s $25.99 each.
On the SALTWATER side Shimano has also introduced another size to the Waxwing Jigs. Think B-I-G. The new “Daddy” Waxwings are 4.4 oz (126g) and 6 3/4″ (168 mm) long with a single super sharp hook on the tail. These are heavier than the Daddy Freshwater jigs and designed for bigger fish in saltwater. There are 8 colors; Sardine, Mackerel, Live Squid, Bunker, Bone, Sandeel, Golden Yellow, and Purple Black. If you’ve tried Waxwing jigs and wished they came in a bigger size consider your wish granted. Whether casting or trolling or vertical dropping these jigs will put meat on the table. And at $22.99 each they’re really a no brainer!
Custom STEALTH Made-In-The-USA Baits are Now In Stock and W-A-Y Underpriced…………………..
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!
2 for 1 Sunline Deal (Save up to 75% OFF) While Supplies Last……..
We just completed our annual inventory and lo and behold we are overstocked on some Sunline items. Mind you, not all Sunline items, but some that we need to reduce inventory on so we can make room for some of the latest lines, etc. So here’s the deal:
Buy one spool of any of the following Sunline lines or leaders and get a second one absolutely FREE. Note that many of these items are already marked at 50% off, so your net prices are really 75% off (1) on any of these sale items that are now 2 for 1:
* Sunline Super FC Sniper 110 yd Natural Clear (Already ON SALE at 50% OFF)
* Sunline Big Game Shock Leader (Already ON SALE at 50% OFF)
* Sunline Saltwater System Shock Leader (Already ON SALE at 50% OFF)
* Sunline Saltwater System Leader FC100 (Already ON SALE at 50% OFF)
* Sunline Saltwater Special Taper Shock Leader (Already ON SALE at 50% OFF)
-WOW!- SAVE UP TO $50 Off Your Next Order…………………
This deal is still on until February 1, 2012. This is simple: Place and Order of $150 or More get a $20 Discount. Place an Order of $500 or more and get a $50 Discount. Use Discount Code CASH20 for orders over $150, Use Discount Code CASH50 for orders of $500 or more. Discounts do not apply to shipping, but any order over $200 net (after discount is applied) will receive Free Shipping.
This Offer is Limited to one of each discount code use per customer. These codes are not applicable to any auction items, but ARE applicable to all Internet, Phone, and Showroom orders. But, you must mention the code to receive the discount if you come in or call in. These discounts expire February 1, 2012
Shimano CORE 100Mg7’s are HERE!…………………….
Fishing Frogs, Alabama Rigs, Ripping, Flipping or Big Swimbaits? Looking for a reel that will last and preform without the typical problems you’ve had when using these baits or techniques? Think we might have a suggestion? You bettcha’! The NEW CORE100Mg7. These bad boys just showed up this week and they are B-A-D. In a G-O-O-D way, of course. Many of you have asked for a 7.0:1 retrieve ratio in this “oh so light” premium low profile made-in-Japan reel. Well, Shimano listened and actually made some improvements in this model over the “standard” CORE 50’s and 100’s to accommodate the toughest fishing techniques and baits.
First improvement is a larger HEG forged brass drive gear. This is more durable gearing and necessary when moving from a 6.3:1 to the 7.0:1 retrieve using the above techniques. More “guts” for those tough applications. Add to this the new, lighter Magnumlite (who thinks up these names?) spool, superfree bearings, and longer handle/power grip and you have a reel that will handle even the heaviest, toughest applications.
Specs are: 30 in. line retrieve per revolution, 10/110, 12/90 line capacity, 11 lb drag (max), 5 bearings, 6.7 oz weight. Only 100 of these New CORE100Mg7 reels were available from Shimano and we took a bunch of those, so for now supplies are limited. Price is $399.99 and the reel is only available in right hand retrieve. Like we said, if you fish flipping, ripping, swimbait, Alabama (umbrella) rigs, or Frogs this reel is for you. It doesn’t get any better than this!
Introducing Sunline Reaction FC Fluorocarbon Line that STRETCHES!……………
We have been trying to get our hands on this stuff for OVER 6 MONTHS! It’s so hot in Japan that it has been backordered to us USA folks forever. Well, we pulled some strings, did some intense begging, and cajouled our way into a small supply of Fishing’s HOTTEST Line.
We are absolutely convinced this Line will revolutionize fishing. It’s truly a product where we said, “What took them so long?” The big problem with fluoro lines, in our mind , has always been that you trade 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 be waiting for. Like we said, “What took them so long?”
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)
Please don’t delay. When this shipment is done we have no idea when we will see another shipment from Japan.
Live Target “Baby Frogs” FINALLY In Stock……………..
Does that headline sound a bit desperate? Well, it is with good reason. We’ve been trying to get these fantastic hollow frog “babies” from Live Target since they were introduced at ICAST Last July(!) and they have just now come in. And let me tell you, they are absolutely FANTASTIC!
Simply put, there is no better hollow frog lure on the market. They look real. Really real! At 1 3/4 inch long and weighing 1/4 oz. these little guys catch fish. If you’re like some of us who believe small lures = big fish then these new smaller Live Target Frogs deserve a prominent place in your tackle box. There are 8 color choices and at $9.49 each we can guarantee you this will be one of the best investments you’ll make this year in lures.
There’s a reason why these won Best New Soft Bait at ICAST. Daiichi super sharp hooks, a super durable body, and perfect balance along with color so real you could scare little Sally all make this lure a “No Brainer” for any top water fisherman. Get em’ while they’re hot and we still have them in stock!
Pre-Order The Shimano TranX EXTREME BAD ASS Low Profile Reel NOW to Avoid Disappointment Later………
You can’t hardly go to any credible fishing blog or tackle test web site that isn’t all abuzz about this truly “Bad Ass” 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 out perform many of the “round reels” so common (and at times cumbersome and uncomfortable) 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
Now we do not have these new reels in stock yet, but we have them listed on our web site where you can order them to make sure you get some of the very first reels that arrive which should be early March 2012. Pre-release buzz is that the Shimano TranX will be THE HOT REEL for 2012, 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!
Just Introduced G. Loomis GREEN NRX Rods Rock and We Have Them All IN STOCK…………..
We got a call the end of November from G. Loomis letting us know there is a NEW G. Loomis NRX rod. No, no new models, but a New Color. We would describe it as a deep Forest Green. Frankly, this is one good lookin’ rod with matching green wraps and all of the same components as the Blue NRX rods. Now we really like the Blue NRX rods, but we have to tell you that these green NRX rods are just beautiful. Never thought we would say that, but simply put, they are.
Why a different color NRX? Hmmmm, good question. Rumor has it that the European market wasn’t that receptive to the blue NRX’s. Not sure why. Frankly, we thought the blue rods were distinctive and quite honestly, made them stand out and precipitated some serious “rod envy” from other fishermen. But, having said that these new Green NRX rods are damn good looking and sexy.
If you couple the new G. Loomis NRX Green Rods up with a 2011 or 2012 Shimano Curado they look like they were made for each other. Or, throw a Shimano Core (like a CORE100mg7) or Chronarch on one and you really have one awesome outfit. Now you have a choice when it comes to the World’s Best Fishing Rod. Whatever color you decide on you can be sure that by choosing a G. Loomis NRX rod you are fishing with the very best. Lake blue or Sea Green it’s your choice. Both colors are in stock and can ship the same day your order is received.
Every 2011 SHIMANO CRUCIAL ROD ON SALE at 30% OFF………Going, Going, Almost G-O-N-E…
Some of us actually prefer these great rods to the 2012 Shimano Crucial with the EVA handles and non-Fuji reel seat. At this price you better get ’em while you can. Best $140 – $180 rod on the market today! Now at a HECK of a SAVINGS! Think Lifetime Warranty, IM-9 Blank, Fuji Reel Seat, Fuji Alconite guides, Hook Keeper, Premium Cork, you get the picture. A top-end rod with 54 Different Models ~ Casting and Spinning~ Shimano’s MOST POPULAR ROD! Quantities are LIMITED.
Still Some Great 2011 Shimano COMPRE and CLARUS Casting and Spinning Rods at 35% OFF!……………..
First quality, Lifetime Warranty. We’ve got 16 of the Most Popular Models. Many are 2 pc which are typically hard to find but oh so perfect for canoeing, fly-in trips, and any situation involving travel where longer rods are cumbersome. These Compre and Clarus rods are Great for all Freshwater and Saltwater fishing and have great components to boot! Fuji Concept lightweight Hardloy guides, Fuji reel seats, Premium Grade A Cork Handles, hook keepers, IM-8 blanks with TC4 construction, Gudebrod wrapping. Yep, all the “good stuff” for sure.
World’s Best Fillet Knife is BACK IN STOCK – And On Sale!……………
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 MOST POPULAR G. Loomis Long Sleeve “FLAG USA” T-Shirt $14 BUCKS – SAVE $10…….!
Our favorite Long Sleeve T-Shirt! White with the G. Loomis Fighting Fish in Good Old Red, White, and Blue on the front left breast and BIG on the back, The G. Loomis “radical” logo below the front breast fish in blue, and the G. Loomis “radical” logo down the right sleeve in glorious Red! All preshrunk 100% cotton and so comfortable and Patriotic! Sizes Medium, Large, X-Large are Normally $24.00 NOW $14.00 (hey, you’re save $10 bucks – over 40% off) Size XX-Large is Normally $26.00 NOW $16.00 Fantastic T-Shirts!
Daiwa TOP-END VIP Muskie Rods (Fuji SiC/Alconite) ON SALE at OVER 50% (!!!) OFF………Almost G-O-N-E
45M super-high modulus blanks with the new “Bias” construction. Black Fuji SiC tops and 8 or 9 pc. Black Fuji Alconite guide train. Premium Fuji Trigger Rod Seat with Premium natural cork handles. Butt cap and foregrip extra durable composite material. Every Daiwa VIP Musky Rod includes Daiwa’s a Limited LIFETIME WARRANTY! If you’re a Northern Pike, Musky, Striper, or any other large species fisherman this is your perfect rod. Ditto for you saltwater fishermen.
Shimano Muskie Rods ON SALE at 30% OFF……….WOW!!!
Folks, these are some Fine MUSKY RODS MADE and come with premium components and high end blanks. Every Rod has a Lifetime Warranty! Regular retail is between $79.99 (Convergence) and $129.99 (Compre). Great components, great blank, Lifetime Warranty, lots of power at an unbelievable price. Quantities are Very Limited.