American Legacy Fishing Company – NEWS FLASH – November 28, 2010
This Issue: FREE SHIPPING, EGO Slider 2 Best Landing Net, Live Target Price Cut, Buying Guide, More….
Jim McGeoch sends us this great picture while enjoying Octopus marinated in ginger, sweet chili sauce, lime and garlic!! The boys couldn’t get enough! Sounds delicious!
First of all, we hope you had and are having a great Thanksgiving Weekend. We trust it has been fun so far and you’re about to digest all that good food from Thursday. We’re working on this ourselves!
Ever hear of Andres Segovia? For those of you who haven’t he was, in my opinion, the best classical guitarist to ever live. He was from Andalucía, Spain, born in 1893 and was almost 95 years old when he passed away in 1987. He was truly one-of-a-kind. Many of his recordings are still available today, and still the benchmark for classical guitar aficionados.
Dixie and I had the rare good fortune to see Mr. Segovia in concert in our home town of Evansville, Indiana about 25 or 26 years ago. He was quite old at that time and had a reputation for being “grumpy”. More to the point, he didn’t tolerate distracting audience noises (such as talk while he was performing) that he felt damaged his performance for the rest of the audience. He was known to stop in the middle of a piece and stare at the offender(s) until they resumed appropriate silence. Then he would resume his performance.
I never felt such behavior was grumpiness as much as simply having the chutzpah to reinforce his rules for performing. Fortunately at the performance we attended there were no incidents and therefore no pauses in the over two hour concert.
Segovia was a not a big man and by the time we saw him quite stooped. He made no attempt to engage the audience in mindless banter, but simply took the bare stage, made himself comfortable on a stool, and began playing. Oh boy, did he ever play! I had many classic guitar recordings, but Segovia’s performance literally blew me away. The notes were electric and absolutely accurate. The selection of music demonstrated his range and talent better than any I have heard since. And his genius was so, so obvious. It was the most remarkable concert I have ever attended, even to this day.
So why am I off on telling you about a classical guitar player named Andres Segovia in a fishing newsletter? Well, it’s just that sometimes there are events in a person’s life that literally set the bar for all future events. This concert is the one by which I judge all others. And honestly, nothing else has ever measured up.
It is the same way with my fishing. About 20 years ago I caught a 17 lb northern pike that did at least three aerial out-of-the-water jumps between hook up and landing. It was spectacular. And although not a huge fish, the fight soon became my standard by which every other fish and ensuing fight is judged. As yet, nothing has equaled this long past event.
We all need a baseline by which we measure current situations or events. I suspect most of us have such benchmarks. I think that’s important as it’s the nucleus of continuing “the pursuit”, whether that pursuit be fishing or concerts. If you’re really lucky, there will be that one “oh wow” event that will set the benchmark for various activities. The more of these you have the more fortunate you are.
So here’s my point. Over this Thanksgiving weekend take just a few minutes to be thankful for events that have given you benchmarks for future pursuits. They may be a little league game, a child’s first fish, or whatever. If you have a few, you are indeed fortunate and, in my humble opinion, should be thankful.
We suspect by now you may be “shopped out” and tired of fighting the crowds at the mall or shopping areas. So, this issue we have a great new product, EGO Landing Nets, along with some spectacular deals that we’re sure you will want to take advantage of. Best of all, you can do this in the comfort of your home. All you need is that computer!
Holy Moly, Are We Crazy? FREE SHIPPING on ALL ORDERS of $50 or MORE…………
Yep, we took the leap. FedEx was in the other day and told us shipping costs were going up about 5% next year. Figures, UPS has already announced a 4.9% increase in shipping costs for 2011. So here’s what we figured. There’s no better time than right now to offer FREE Shipping with any order that’s worth $50 or more. By next year we probably won’t be able to afford to do this, so now’s the time. But, we’re only gonna’ do this for 7 DAYS ONLY, so get with the program!
To get Free Shipping simply all you need to do is enter discount code SHPG50. Go to “My Cart” page and right below the items in your shopping cart you will see “Discount Codes – Enter your coupon code if you have one”. This box is where you will enter the code. That’s about all there is to it. You will then have the Free Shipping applied when you hit the “Proceed to Checkout” button and get to the Payment Page. If you have any problems, just give us a call at 1-877-402-6350 or drop us a note at [email protected] and we’ll help you out. Discount Expires In 7 Days (December 6, 2010)! Free Shipping Only Applies to USA and APO and FPO Addresses.
New Frog Lures Plus Lower Prices on ALL Live Target Lures………………
We’ve cut all Live Target prices by 20% or more! Yep, we did some checking and decided that a lure this good lookin’ needs to be in everyone’s tackle boxes, not on our shelves. So we lowered the prices by 20% or more. Even the brand new hollow frogs (like SPRO but better) and walking frogs which we can guarantee you will be some of the hottest lures in 2011!
If you’re not familiar with Live Target lures you really are missing out. Every lure is designed to “match the hatch” for North American baitfish. And boy, do they do this well! Every lure is so damn realistic it’s almost spooky. The fit and finish is magnificent, the hooks are first class, and best of all, these lures catch fish rather than just fishermen! At our new LOW prices these lures really are a must-have.
Developed by long time guide and professional fisherman, Grant Koppers, Live Target lures feature various baitfish that are found in North America. They run true and really do look like the real thing. Premium quality all the way including Diiachi super sharp treble hooks. Our entire staff has fished the Live Target line and all agree these lures catch fish, not just the fishermen. Now’s a great chance to try some of these as our stock is complete and EVERY Live Target lure is in stock and can ship immediately. They make great stocking stuffers and all come in a presentation box.
Awesome New Product….EGO Nets Arrive………
Lemme see if I can give you some idea why we are all so excited about these new landing nets. Matter of fact, we’re all well beyond excitement. Probably more like giddy. They’re that neat!
EGO Slider 2 Landing Nets Won the 2010 ICAST Best Accessory Award. EGO Slider 2 Landing Nets Float. The EGO Slider 2 Landing Nets have Interchangeable Heads. The EGO Slider 2 Landing Nets are Available in 3 Different Mesh. EGO Slider 2 Landing Nets are More Compact In the Boat but Extend Further Than Typical telescopic nets. EGO Slider 2 Landing Nets Have Oversize Grips for Better Handling. EGO Slider 2 Landing nets have a Unique “Scoop” Hoop Design. EGO Slider 2 Landing Nets have Locking Extension Points. EGO Slider 2 Landing Nets are the Best Looking Nets We Have Seen in Blank and Red. EGO Slider 2 Landing Nets have a 2 Year Warranty. EGO Slider 2 Landing Nets Will Be at American Legacy Fishing This Week – We’re the First Dealer in the USA to Have These!
Now let me tell you – this is the landing net to end all landing nets. Absolutely the very highest quality, darn good lookin’, and with so many features that it makes your head spin. There are three basic sizes, compact, medium, and large. There are three options of type of nets on the hoop. And, most importantly, there is the removable head feature. This means that you can put a large head on a compact shaft or vice versa. It also means that you can use some of the other heads that are available such as the boat hook, gaffs, or slider knife. Priced between $60 and $90 this is our choice for the World’s Best Landing Net hands down. And let’s be honest, who ever heard of a landing net coming with a 2 year warranty!?
We’ve been looking for a landing net line for over 2 years and quite honestly have been pretty disappointed. Conventional landing nets are mostly junk and certainly “throw-away” at best. Compact or Fold-Up nets just don’t hold up and some are junk right out of the box. The collapsible nets are pretty cool, but they only come in one or two sizes and have some limitations. Then we found EGO Slider 2 nets!
Folks, These are the Cadillacs of nets for sure and we’re very proud to add these to our product offering. Be sure to take a look at the entire EGO Slider 2 Product Line. We can guarantee you’ll be impressed!
OK, the HOLIDAY BUYING GUIDE was in Last Week’s Newsletter, but lots of you emailed us telling us how much you liked it (you even liked the stuff we picked out!), so here it is again in case you missed it……
HOLIDAY BUYING GUIDE
This is our first attempt at giving you some suggestions of cool products that we think are the best-of-the-best and would make great Christmas gifts. We’ve tried to keep the list fairly short and simple. The products below are some of our favorites and include some of the hottest, “just in” items we are all very excited about. As with any product you buy from American Legacy Fishing, there is a “no questions asked” 30 day return privilege just in case. We hope you enjoy our selections!
Shimano Terez Saltwater Rods – Fantastic selection of over 30 models in 5 different colors, one that will most likely match you boat. These rods are just in and are marvelous in their components and performance. Best of all, they have a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Take a look at all of the Terez Rods and we’re sure you’ll find a model that fits perfectly.
BogaGrip – What can we say. Made in the USA and absolutely the best fish grip and IGFA scale available today. We are convinced that any fisherman would love to have one of these Boga Grips in their tackle box. Really best-of-the-best!
G. Loomis NRX Rods – Holy Cow, G. Loomis just raised the bar for a fishing rod! Expensive? Yes. But like nothing you will ever fish with. There are 16 Fly Rods and 13 casting and spinning models. Think of that special person you love more than anyone. G. Loomis NRX Rods are THE rod and we guarantee will not disappoint. No way!
American Legacy’s 40 rod All Wood Rod Rack – After searching all over we commissioned our supplier to make this rod rack for us. We include two G. Loomis stickers that easily fit perfectly on two of the four sides. Got a g. Loomis enthusiast? This is Your Rod Rack!
Shimano Stradic CI4 Spinning Reels – Unbelievable light with fantastic performance to boot. The Shimano Stradic CI4 reels use “Carbon Infused” technology to reduce weight. Add to that the new drive train and better gears and you have one of the very best $200 spinning reels available today.
G. Loomis TSR Series One and Two Piece Trout-Panfish Rods – Dainty, Oh So Light, and darn near indestructible! These TSR Series super sensitive rods will handle a lot more than just trout. If you are an ultra-light fisherman or just like light tackle this is your rod.
American Legacy’s World’s Best Fillet Knife – Yep, this is or won design and what we think is the Best Fillet Knife you can buy today. Carbon steel, razor sharp, and custom hand-made sheath. And a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Since these have our old web address on the handles we’re still offering these on sale at $49.00
Daiwa Zillion Type-R Low Profile Casting Reel – How about a casting reel with 15.5 lb maximum drag in a 8.5 oz. low profile? That’s the new Daiwa Zillion Type-R. 12 bearings and so well built this is our pick for the “brute handling” award. All Daiwa Type-R Reels are in stock and ready for that special rod.
Engel 5 Day Ice Chest – Simply put, this will change your perceptions about coolers. The Engel Coolers hold ice well over 5 days at an incredible 33-334 degrees. Great constructions, this is what we call a “lifetime cooler”. Forget about those throw away coolers and get an Engel Cooler. Great gift that will keep on giving for a lifetime.
G. Loomis Tournament Jacket – Under $100 the G. Loomis Tournament Hooded Jacket is a real bargain. Great construction and so very warm when the cold wind blows. Comes in Medium to XX Large and makes a fantastic Gift, Christmas or otherwise.
Shimano CORE Low Profile Casting Reels – Just a ridiculous 6.2 to 7.0 ounces, the Shimano CORE reels are the number one choice of all of ALFC’s Pros. Team these up with any lightweight rod and you can fish all day and still have plenty of energy to tell those fishing stories in the evenings. Fantastic performance with Shimano Quality.
American Legacy’s Panama Fishing Hat – Try it and You’ll Love it! Baseball caps are nice, but when the sun beats down and you need to stay cool and shaded our Premium Panama Hat is THE hat. Designed by us with great features this hat is our Favorite hands down. Probably the best fishing hat available today
Shimano Curado 50 Series Low Profile Casting Reels – Just in and ready for your rod! Shimano took all the premium features of the Curado 200 series reels and shrunk them into a smaller 50 size reel. The Curado CU50E and CU51E (Left Hand) reels are super light at 6.4 oz. and probably one of the best buys we have at $199.99 Limited Supply!
G. Loomis Hoodie Sweatshirt – Warm. We like warm on those cold days. The G. Loomis Hoodie Sweatshirts are just the ticket. G. Loomis and the fighting fish are prominent and show everyone just what kind of high end tackle you use. Great gift in sizes from Small all the way up to XXL.
Daiwa Saltist Saltwater Spinning Reels – Probably the very best bang-for-the-buck saltwater spinning reel we sell. The Daiwa Saltist Spinning Reels come in sizes from 4000 to 6500 and sell for an amazing $200 to $230. You will be surprised at their quality and endurance.
Shimano Caenan 100 Series Low Profile Casting Reels – How about a genuine Shimano low profile casting reel for under $100? Designed by the same folks who created the legendary Calais and Chronarch, this is by far the best reel we have seen for under $100 and beats the pants of many competitive brand reels costing twice as much. The Shimano Caenan is a great reel for beginners or as backups. & bearings and world class guts.
G. Loomis Escape Travel Rods – Absolutely one of our all time favorites. Three piece rods that travel when you do. Great selection and great value in a premium G. Loomis rod. WE can’t imagine Anyone not being thrilled with a G. Loomis Escape Travel Rod.
Open Water Tackle Bags – Just in and going fast, Open Water Tackle Bags won the ICAST Product Award for Tackle Management Systems. Truly functional designs with extremely durable materials, these bags will be your favorite for many years to come. Limited Supply.
Shimano Stella FE series Spinning Reels – OK, between $700 to $750 we balked at this reel initially. But, when we actually got our hands on these new reels our tune quickly changed. Simply put, the new Shimano Stella FE Spinning Reels are the Best In The World. Frankly, we don’t see any competitor making anything even close. Uncanny in their smoothness, world class mechanics rivaling the most complex aircraft components, there can only be one “Best” and the Shimano Stella FE Spinning Reels are it.
Shimano Waxwing Jigs – Just out and finding a following in almost every fishing environment, Shimano’s new Waxwing Jigs are a “must have” for every fisherman’s tackle bag. Superb finish and great action.
G. Loomis Hats – Come on, you know everyone loves hats. TheG. Loomis hats are cool and come in a huge variety of designs and models. No one ever returns a hat!
Ardent Reel Cleaning Kit – Good reel maintenance often makes the difference between a mediocre fishing trip and an memorable one. The freshwater Reel Cleaning Kit is $20, the Saltwater Reel Cleaning Kit is $30. Every fisherman need one of these!
Live Target Lures – Read about these super lures above and then just select the one’s for the stocking. We recommend the brand new hollow frog or walking frog models. But heck we have EVERY Live Target Lure in stock so load up!
Power Pro Braided Line – Braided line is today’s line. We are the onlyPower Pro Braided Line dealer who stocks EVERY line test in Every Spool length available. How can you go wrong?
Rite In the Rain Waterproof Notebooks – Fantastic little product that is waterproof paper in a small notebook. Record you way points or other notes about your fishing experiences and rest assured that info will stay legible and readable for the duration. Rite In The Rain Notebooks are a great, unique gift. Don’t forget the water-proof pen!
G. Loomis Stickers – Fun and functional! We carry every G. Loomis sticker in stock. Use your imagination and you’ll find all sorts of uses for these guys.
Stick Jacket Rod Protection Sleeves – Got expensive rods? Well guess what? You need to protect them with this inexpensive yet all functional Stick Jack Rod Cover. Come on, at about $7-$9 it’s a slam dunk!
American Legacy “Fish With Attitude” T-Shirts and Stickers – One word: F-U-N! Use your imagination for the Stickers. The T-shirts are sure to start a conversation. All of ourFish With Attitude Items are first quality. Goes great with beer!
G. Loomis T-Shirts – See ALFC Stickers and T-Shirts above. Same scenario, only these are genuine G. Loomis T-Shirts. Pre-shrunk and ready for your fabulous body!