Here’s a great picture of Boyd Zumwalt’s son with his very first sailfish. An amazing 90 lbs! Caught near Punta Colorado in July of last year, he was released and is out there looking for your bait next. Well done, indeed!
Defective rods. That’s something we handle for you when you have a bad G. Loomis, Shimano, or Daiwa Lifetime Warranty rod. And yours truly can personally attest to a long list of just what constitutes a defective rod.
The thought struck me that some of you may not know about all of the ways rods can be “defective”, so I figured I would share some with you. Hey, this stuff happens and all too often it’s a big surprise when it does. So, in keeping with our mission to keep all of you “in the loop” I went back over some of the most common defects I have personally experienced over the years and made a list of the top 10 reasons some of my fishing rods become “defective” (think David Letterman here). Without further ado, here’s my list:
The Number 10 Reason Rods are Defective: Ceiling fan collision – this has happened to me! I went in a room with a ceiling fan which, for some unknown reason, was running on “warp speed” and, for no good reason, raised my rod tip vertical unaware that a rotating blade of a ceiling fan is more than a match for the fragile tip of my favorite rod. Bam! I hear and feel an impact, and almost instantly a small piece of the rod tip falls from the sky, landing at my feet. Obviously a defective rod.
The Number 9 Reason Rods are Defective: Door jamb “thunk” – now this has actually happened in the store on a few occasions. Going out with a brand new rod either held up from my waist at say 45 – 60 degrees or completely vertical the door jamb catches that brand new rod and, as you might expect, eats the top 6 to 10 inches. Usually this is immediately preceded by a grimace and a frown and then a sort of amazed disbelief. And then a look downward to see that one piece rod has now become a two piece. Again, rod is obviously defective!
The Number 8 Reason Rods are Defective: Scribed blank – We all know that the better the rod quality the thinner the blank usually is. Most rod blanks are painted, although some are “nude” as paint increases weight slightly. But, paint is also serves as a protective coating to the blank. If however, the paint is penetrated and the blank is scratched (or scribed) then a weak spot is created. Hook a fish or set the hook hard enough and, voila, the rod snaps. And all I did was lay the rod across the transom (and the metal top plate). Once again, defective.
The Number 7 Reason Rods are Defective: Snag tactics – Now I know none of you do this, but I have (on rare occasions) grabbed the rod midpoint up the blank to try and jerk a snagged bait lose. I mean, come on, that bait cost about $20 bucks! Most high end fishing rods are designed to equally distribute stress (line load) along the entire rod blank, so when this rod grab happens the stress is multiplied on just the section of the rod from the point the rod is gripped to the tip top, thereby distributing the load over less than half of the length that was originally designed to handle such a load. And guess what? It can be defective when this happens. Trust me, I know.
The Number 6 Reason Rods are Defective: Rod locker squeeze – We did a survey and found that many boat rod lockers will safely accommodate rods of about 6 1/2 to 7 ft. Some a bit more. But it’s an irrefutable law of physics that when you put a 7 1/2 ft rod in a rod locker that accommodates only a 7 ft rod something has to give. Rod lockers are pretty solid, so it’s really no contest. Pull the rod out and that little piece dangling on the end is your new two piece rod that heretofore was a one piece rod. Defective.
The Number 5 Reason Rods are Defective: Propeller spin – Ok, I’m guilty here. Being in a hurry I tried to fire the motor up on the trailer at the launch while my rods were propped up on the transom. You know what, they are no match for a 250 HP outboard prop, even spinning at idle. Not only did the prop take out ALL my rods, but that little trick ruined my fishing trip that day. As I said, it took out ALL my rods. Yep, defective for sure!
The Number 4 Reason Rods are Defective: Truck (car) door slam/power window – Geez, I hate to admit this one. I have a Toyota Tundra Crew Cab truck and it will accommodate some rods, but the longer they are the more of a challenge it is to fit them in. I don’t like to put them in the boat where they can bounce around and usually the rod locker is full (see number 6 above) so I take the reels off and angle them in the driver’s side rear seat to the front passenger windshield inside corner. Somehow a couple of rods tips popped out the window and in my haste to roll up all of the windows…well, you can guess the rest. Two (can you believe this) defective rods.
The Number 3 Reason Rods are Defective: Truck (car) tire rollover – OK, it may be my age or maybe just my inattention, but one trip I somehow laid down three rods in front of my truck. Now being an older citizen it simply escaped me a few minutes later where my rods were. But only for a few minutes. Unfortunately, that was all it took. Three perfectly good rods immediately defective. You would think any respectable rod builder would factor situations such as this in their rod design, but they do not. More defective rods. Very, very defective.
The Number 2 Reason Rods are Defective: Swing/Lift/Step in the boat – There is nothing, and I mean N-O-T-H-I-N-G more exciting than landing a fish that’s either a) a personal record, b) is simply huge, or c) puts up an awesome fight that you win. But, all too often in my excitement I have a) lifted the fish in the boat by the rod, b) swung the fish in the boat using the rod, or c) laid my rod down immediately after getting the fish in the boat. Now any of these scenarios will, at least in my case, put my rod at risk. Lift a fish in – snap. Swing that monster in – snap. Or my best effort, lay my rod and reel down and in the ensuing disorganization step on my rod. All of which will lead to, you guessed it, another defective rod.
And The Number 1 Reason Rods are Defective: Excessive Butt Weight (I’ll probably get in trouble for this one)….
Dixie and I had made three portages and finally got into the lake we wanted to fish. Three portages, three trips lugging all our gear to another boat, and lots of bugs and mud. Now we were on the lake, gear in the boat, our rods rigged, and were marking fish on the portable fish finder. The rain had quit, the fish were biting, life was good. After about 2 hours we decided to take a lunch break. Dixie grabbed the sandwiches out of the cooler along with a couple soft drinks. The rods were in and we had a nice, relaxing lunch. Soon it was time to get back to fishing. I grabbed my trusty rod off the boat seat and lo and behold I was holding a limp noodle where once I had a great fast action, medium heavy power casting rod. Seems from the foregrip up to about the 4th or 5th guide on the rod had been, shall we say, “crushed”. I inspected the rod, looked at Dixie, and remarked that it appeared that my rod was now useless. “What happened”, she asked.
I looked at her, then looked at the rod, limp in my hand, and then looked back at her. “Well, I think I see the problem”, I said. “Right here above the foregrip the specs say ‘maximum butt weight 80 lbs.’ I think you sat on the rod and obviously exceeded that maximum weight.”
Now just in case you have any doubts, this is NOT the thing to say to a woman, especially one you have been married to for over 40 years. First, I off handedly accused her of breaking my rod, but more importantly suggested, and mind you I only “suggested”, she may have exceeded that liberal butt weight.
The afternoon was uneventful although I will admit devoid of conversation. The trip back to the cabin was, how do you say, “cool”. Plus, by trying to be humorous I found myself (just me) carrying all the gear over those three portages back to our boat on the main lake. No help. No sympathy. And definitely no smile.
Anyway, these are my 10 reasons for “defective” rods that I have personally experienced in over 50 years of fishing. I’m probably alone in most of these, but just in case you can relate to one or two, learn from my experience and whatever you do, do not use “excessive butt weight” as a reason for a rod’s demise. Your life will be much happier if you don’t.
This issue we have some information on two fantastic In-Store Events in April. April 4th we have the factory sponsored G. Loomis NRX Experience and on April 21 we have American Legacy Fishing’s Pro Day where you can meet our touring pro, Jacob Wheeler, winner of the BFL All American Classic. All of the details are below. Be sure to check these two great events out!
We also have some great Spring lures, some new plastics, and lots more “just in” items we think you will want to know about. Be sure to take a look below. We also have quite a few sale items left from our earlier sale. Again, all of the details are below.
Thanks to everyone for their continued friendship and patronage. This early Spring is sure making the fish bite and, as always, we’re here to help one and all take advantage of this beautiful weather and get on the water sooner than later.
Ya’ Gotta” Come to our Factory Sponsored G. Loomis NRX Experience April 4, 2012…………..
How about free bratwurst, soft drinks, a chance to win a FREE G. Loomis NRX Rod, and the G. Loomis factory representative all in one afternoon? It’s happening from 3:30 PM until 7:00 PM Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Here’s your chance to cast several NRX Demo rods and talk to Chris Sausman, the G. Loomis Factory Rep, about all things G. Loomis. Chris is not only “Mr. G. Loomis” for the Midwest, but a wealth of knowledge about all things relating to the best fishing rods made in the world today.
We will be giving away a brand new G. Loomis NRX casting rod along with some other great fishing gear and all you have to do for a chance to win is show up. Now it doesn’t get much easier than this and given we’re talking about a rod that sells for between $450 – $500 this is certainly an event that you will not want to miss. Our crew will be grilling Dewig’s Bratwurst and offering some great refreshments as well. Plus, you’ll have a chance to cast several of the hot G. Loomis NRX rods.
Please note that we’re on Central Standard Time (ya’ know, we live in Indiana, so we gotta’ tell you which time zone we’re in) and hope all of you who are within driving distance will come by, meet Chris and the rest of our staff, and experience the world’s BEST fishing rods. We can assure you it will be a good time and well worth stopping by. Although not mandatory, we would like to get some idea how many of you plan on attending, so drop us an email at [email protected] and let us know if you plan on stopping by. After all, we want to make sure we have plenty of brats and refreshments as well as door prizes!
See you on April 4th!
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
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.