25% OFF G. LOOMIS! CUMULUS Rods and CI4 Reels Arrive, Trade Ins, New Web Address, and Lots More…..
Ever sat down and started going through boxes of pictures you’ve accumulated over many years? This question is obviously addressed to those of us who actually remember when there were cameras that used film and necessitated having prints made in order to see how our pictures came out. And after that inspection were relegated to shoeboxes, unused drawers, closet shelves, etc. If you are younger and a "digital person" just think about going through all of your picture folders in your computer. Either way, it’s an interesting exercise. Happiness, pain, sorrow, amazement, and memories are all there. We only need to take the time to sit down and examine the contents.
So I did. Mounds and mounds of pictures of our kids, friends, parties, vacations, fish of various sizes and species, embarrassing moments, dogs, various homes we’ve had, you name it. They are all there. And a few surprises.
I found some old pictures I had actually copied from Green’s Camp on Lake of the Woods in Nestor Falls, Ontario, Canada. My folks were friends with one of the owners of Green’s as well as one of the lake’s early guides, Kenny McLeod, who told endless stories of his early days of guiding for Greens. These pictures were from his prime years.
Most were pictures from the 1930’s to about the 1950’s. Amazing in many ways. The most notable picture was of a guide holding what was at the time the world record musky. This marvelous fish weighed in at about 59 lbs. The guide had run a stick through its gills and was holding it with another fellow, both smiling widely for the photographer. This was from a time when the route to the camp was a dirt logging road and the trip a rugged adventure. Only avid fishermen dared to undertake such a trek. Once there you were assigned a honest to goodness real log cabin with a wash bowl and a cot. Toilets were outside and amenities were non-existent. Meals were provided in the cookhouse which was nothing more than a bigger log cabin.
Now get this. Guides rowed their parties out to the prime fishing spots on the lake. Rowed. In a heavy wooden boat with two fishermen and a guide. Rowed 5 miles or more. Each way. This was a time of long days, tough guides, and fantastic fishing.
Some of the other pictures show 25, 50, 100 or more walleye laid out with two fishermen and the guide proudly displaying their catch. Or a picture of 10 northern pike, all at least 10 lbs, hung on a board with the requisite conquerors close by.
I realized after looking at so many pictures of these "trophy" catches that most likely they never saw the dinner table. This fishing was not about sustenance, but more about macho and supremacy over nature. Fishermen back then reveled in taking as many fish as possible just for the sake of the end-of-day pictures and bragging rights. Maybe the good old days weren’t that good. Certainly not for the fish.
Then I had a thought. What if they had actually practiced catch and release back then? What sort of a fishery would there be in Lake of the Woods today? Would this lake be better or worse? Would this be the place of more world records and more stories of monster fish and expeditions? We will never know.
Today we all practice (or should) catch-and-release. Are we now making up for past indiscretions? Are we successfully undoing damage caused by over fishing both recreationally and commercially in our lakes, rivers, and oceans? My opinion, which you get since I write this tome, is "I think we are". Are we "there" yet? Nope, but we sure have made some progress. About 20 years ago Lake of the Woods was really in distress. Fish stocks were off and fish size was down. Now it’s back and better than many can remember. Only possible by limitations on commercial fishing , reduced catch limits, slot sizing, and catch-and-release practices.
Many other fisheries can boast similar success stories. All because we finally connected the dots. I think we have realized that what we have today could be better tomorrow. But we all must work together. I’m optimistic we can. After all, everyone wants their kids to enjoy experiences equal to or better than their own. With everyone on board this is definitely a promise we can keep to the next and future generations.
This has got to be our most exciting newsletter ever. Our very first G. Loomis sale! Over 125 rods are on sale. Almost 400 pieces. Over 40 hats, t-shirts, and accessories including ALL G. Loomis luggage. And there’s Lots More. Be sure to read this Newsletter Completely. We promise it will be well worth your time.
G. LOOMIS at 25% OFF – Over 2,700 Items – Our FIRST Loomis Sale Ever…………………..
This is an UNPUBLISHED SALE and WILL NOT BE Featured on our Website Until March 14, 2010!! Only subscribers to our Newsletter will be told of this sale for the first week…….So Move it!… This sale is only good for as long as quantities last. When they’re gone, They’re Gone! THE FREE HAT OFFER IS INCLUDED WITH THESE SALE RODS!
GLX, Spey STINGER, and Classic Fly Rods! Bass, Salmon, Saltwater Casting Rods! Saltwater, Freshwater, and big game Spinning Rods! Lots of Hats, T-Shirts, Luggage, and More! ALL ON SALE AT 25% OFF!
These are discontinued models that are NEW with the G. Loomis Warranty. All First Quality – All In Stock. The Selection is Best NOW. If you wait you may be disappointed.
HINT: Look at the rod specifications. Many times the discontinued rod on sale will match a rod that isn’t on sale. Don’t be confused by simply looking at the description. Compare the action, power, lure and line weights!!
All items are marked down, so you DO NOT NEED A DISCOUNT CODE. Just follow these links and the price shown is the sale price. We have also shown the normal; retail price for reference. We have separated these by the following:
If you want to be a Good Friend tell your fishing pals about this Sale after you’ve bought what you want. If you want to be a Great Friend call them immediately and get them to sign up for our newsletter so they stop missing out! I mean, how often do you find over 2,700 G. Loomis items on sale at 25% OFF? And you can bet that the one item you want will sell out if you don’t Act Now! This is what is called "Murphy’s Law" so hurry up and don’t be disappointed.
The Fine Print:
1) If it is not shown on sale then it is a current item and cannot be discounted
3) USA shipping on sale rods is as noted on the item unless you also buy a non-sale rod in which case shipping will be free to a USA address
2) The free hat offer does apply to sale rods
4) Quantities are limited to what is in stock. When it’s gone it’s Gone
5) Sale expires when quantities are exhausted
6) Ebay items are not eligible nor will they be marked at the sale price
7) Trade-Ins cannot be applied to new Loomis items at the sale prices. They can be applied to all Loomis items at the normal retail price
8) All G. Loomis rods Include the Full G. Loomis Lifetime Warranty and will be repaired or replaced with a current model if damaged. All G. Loomis Luggage Includes the G. Loomis 1 year Warranty and will be replaced or repaired if damaged.
Shimano Cumulus Rods and Stradic CI4-2500 Spinning Reels…………….NOW IN STOCK!
What can we say other than "We Got Them!"
Shimano just introduced the new ultra light and ultra sensitive Cumulus rods which we now have in stock. There are 3 models of casting rods and 3 models of spinning rods. All are split grips and incorporate Shimano’s all new super lightweight, sensitive, and powerful graphite compound HM-1. There’s a new innovative reel seat and the "best of the best" Fuji Titanium Frame SiC Guides. These rods are an absolute bargain at between $350-$400 and will be tough to get your hands on for the next year. I guarantee it! But right now we have them.
Couple one of these Cumulus rods to either the Core 50Mg7 or Core 100Mg Shimano casting reels and you will have a combo that weighs under 10 oz with line included. Ditto when using the Stradic CI4 reels on these rods. We fished the prototypes of these rods with the Core or Stradic CI4 reels and never wore out, never had a sore shoulder after 10 hours of hard fishing.
And Yes, right now we have both the Shimano Stradic CI4-1000 and the CI4-2500 spinning reels in stock. These gorgeous black and red reels are simply fabulous and at $199.99 one of the best deals in fishing. Couple one of these up with a Shimano Cumulus or Cumara rod or a Loomis IMX or GLX rod and you’ll have one of the lightest outfits in fishing.
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.
Lower Megabass Prices and 1,000 new Lures just received………………..
Last newsletter we let everyone know that we had reduced ALL Megabass prices. You definitely confirmed this was a good decision as Megabass lures have been selling at a pace we have never seen before. Fortunately we just received over 700 Megabass Lures as a restock and anticipate another 600 lures to be arriving any day. This will definitely cover those spring fishing needs for many of you.
If you are a Megabass fan (and how could you not be if you ever used a Megabass lure) then we have you covered – for now. The early bird gets the worm and the early Megabass customer gets the best selection to pick from. Fair warning……..
2010 American Legacy Fishing Ohio River Tournament………..
Yes, we sponsor a Bass Tournament. Right here in Evansville, Indiana on the beautiful Ohio River. We would just LOVE to have to join us for a very relaxed and fun day of fishing.
The second season of the American Legacy Ohio River Series is scheduled to get underway. All tournaments will go out of Angel Mounds boat ramp in Evansville, Indiana beginning on April 10th (call us for directions if you need to). All tournaments are on Saturday.
This is contingent on the river cooperating. If the Ohio River is at or above 20ft we will not fish for obvious safety reasons. We have twelve tournaments scheduled throughout the spring, summer and fall with a Classic to be fished on October 23rd. To be eligible to fish the classic you must fish at least 60% of the regularly scheduled events. Entry fee is $50 with a 100% payback. In addition to monies held back for the Classic from the entry fees American Legacy will add a $500 gift card for first place, a $250 gift card for second place and a $100 gift card for third place finish in the Classic.
This is a great opportunity for local fishermen who want to fish tournaments but don’t like to drive for hours and burn a lot of gas to get to a lake away from home. All of you bass fishermen are invited to fish with us. For further information contact Don Hardesty at [email protected] or phone 1 812 568 5442.
SUNLINE gets GREAT REVIEW from Tackle Tour……
Tackle Tour gave the Sunline Defier nylon line extrelely HIGH marks in their very recent review as well as an Editors Choice Award! No surprise here. We have been telling all of our customers that Sunline products are simply THE BEST for over a year now.
We have always said that having the Best Equipment Includes your line, yet many of you have yet to try these amazing lines from Sunline. Now you don’t have to take our word for it. Just go to: http://www.tackletour.com/reviewsunlinedefier.html and see for yourself!
Sunline would be a great "add on" with your new G. Loomis Sale Rods. Simply put, "Try it, You’ll Like it".