Shimano Introduces 10,000 series Saragosa and Spheros Spinning Reels………..
Well, we’ve been asking for a saltwater spinning reel that falls between the 8000 and 12,000 size for quite some time. We (and you) have finally gotten our wish! Shimano just introduced the Saragosa 10000F ($259.99) and the Spheros 10000FB ($159.99) and they are now in stock.
Until these reels were introduced the only 10000 sized saltwater spinning reel offered by Shimano was the Stella 10000SW which at a whopping $829.99 was truly a BIG investment. A good investment, mind you, if you fished saltwater every day or wanted the very best reel available. But, if you’re like us investing over $800.00 would put a serious dent in our wallet and quite possibly cause some “disharmony” in our domestic situation. Safe to say Shimano heard our please and, voila, the new 10000 Size Saragosa and Spheros!
Don’t let the low prices fool you. These are serious reels and offer fantastic performance. Both have great drags and are simply fishing machines of the first order. The Saragosa 10000F has 6 bearings, a 33 lb drag, and a line capacity of 14 lb/370 yd, 16 lb/300 yd, 20 lb/220 yd. The Spheros 10000FB has 4 bearings, a 33 lb drag, and a line capacity of 14 lb/370 yd, 16 lb/300 yd, 20 lb/220 yd. Either one of these (or both) really belong in your reel assortment if you’re serious about big saltwater fish!
Three New Shimano Cumara Spinning and Casting Rods Introduced……..
Ah, the favorite Cumara rods…we just love these rods for the quality and value they represent. Now there are three more. Just introduced is the all new Cumara CUSD72ML which is a fantastic Drop Shot rod that is 7’2″, 1 pc, 4-8 lb line, 1/16 – ¼ oz lure, fast action, medium power, $239.99 This rod really fills a void in the Cumara line, finally giving us a great drop shot rod.
Also just in is the Cumara CUC74H Heavy Jig rod which is 7’4″, 1 pc, 12- 25 lb line, ½ 1 ½ oz lure, fast action, heavy power, $249.99 This baby is a beast and it’s really hard to believe this rod weighs so little. This rod will turn about any fish!
Finally, the new Cumara CUC77H has arrived. This Punch Rod is 7’7″, 1 pc, 15-30 lb line, 1 – 3 oz lure, fast action, heavy power, $249.99 Again, this is a beast of a rod yet weighs so little!
All Cumara rods have IM-10 blanks and kick-ass Fuji SiC guides. All have a Limited Lifetime Warranty and qualify for Shimano’s “Over-the-Counter” exchange program should they fail or break. They are extremely light and oh so sensitive. And in our opinion the price is right! We now have these new rods in stock, but supplies are limited, so if one of these is your cup-of-tea we suggest you order soon.
Wow! A Fishing Shirt We Actually Like……………
OK, truth be told we’re some picky folks here at American Legacy Fishing. Most vented fishing shirts just don’t seem to fit very well or they simply don’t hold up. Or they don’t offer the protection we’re looking for from the intense sun we usually (hopefully) encounter. But no more.
Just in are Shimano’s new Vented Long Sleeve fishing shirts. These are wonderful! Vented underarms and back, UPF 30 sun protection, moisture wicking material, quick drying and very breathable, nice double bellowed front pockets, button-down collars, and many other features that really tell you these were designed for fishermen BY fishermen.
Folks, these are NICE. They’re very soft and I suppose you could describe them as “thin”. No heavy, bulky material here. I remember that toilet paper commercial that said “Oh, that’s soooft!” Well, these are soooft! Very soft and very comfortable. And damn good looking to boot!
We have these Shimano Long Sleeve Vented Fishing Shirts in both blue and tan. Sizes are Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large. They run true to size and we’re telling you that you just won’t find a better, more comfortable fishing shirt anywhere. Price is an extremely reasonable $49.99 We guarantee you that you won’t find a better, more comfortable shirt for the money!
Which to Choose? Lipless Crankbaits…
In this article, we are going to discuss which lipless crankbaits are best suited for the various fishing conditions we might encounter on the water. These are extremely effective lures and can produce some of the biggest fish of the year. Anglers prefer several different rods for a lipless crankbait, depending on the presentation required. A G. Loomis CBR845 is popular for open water fishing; however, many anglers love their CBR906 for ripping traps out of the grass.
We are going to discuss three different lipless baits in this article. The first is the Strike King Red Eye Shad. This bait was designed by Kevin Van Dam, and he specifically made the Red Eye Shad for ripping through grass. Once the bait loads up on a patch of grass, give your rod tip a quick rip or “pop”. The lure will rip free from the grass and a quick pause will allow the bait to enticingly shimmy in front of a big bass. Van Dam designed this bait to shimmy on the fall which is when you will get a lot of your strikes on the Red Eye. The most popular size is the ½ oz. model but don’t be afraid to throw the ¾ oz. model to get a big bite.
The second trap we will discuss in this week’s installment is the Spro Aruku Shad. This bait was designed by the legendary Roland Martin. He worked with the designers at Spro to come up with a lipless crankbait that would sit nose down on the bottom and not fall over like every other bait on the market. They succeeded in this task and created one of the most effective lipless crankbaits ever designed. Fish this bait very erratically with multiple twitches and pauses. Let the lure sit on the bottom for a few seconds, and then rip it a few feet. This will elicit many strikes and at times can be the premier presentation. This lure can be fished around grass but is most effectively fished in open water so you can let it sit on the bottom without getting hung up.
The third and final trap is the Megabass Vibration-X Ultra. This is a proven big fish bait. It is a large trap, weighing almost ¾ oz. This bait targets big fish. That seems to be the pattern with Megabass lures. You may not get numbers of strikes, but when you do, they will probably be big……really big. This bait has a more subtle action than the other two previously mentioned. It glides through the water, perfectly balanced, and looking for a big female prespawn bass. Put the Megabass Vibration-X Ultra in front of her, and she’ll eat. A somewhat steady retrieve seems to work well on this bait with the occasional erratic movement to keep things interesting and get a reaction bite.
The lipless crankbait bite is here or will be here soon, depending on what part of the country you live. Pick up a few of these baits, and you will have a chance at some great spring fishing.
GET the NET, GET the NET……………..
If anyone hasn’t already bought one of the new EGO SLIDER 2 landing nets we’ve gotta’ say: “Why Not?” These are just the BEST landing nets we have EVER used. They are Made in the USA, super premium quality, and come with a great warranty. We have EVERY model in stock and they sell like crazy.
These good looking black and red nets will change the way you think about a landing net. They’re that good. Go to our web site and take a look at these babies. We will guarantee you that you have never used a net this good. We’re so convinced that if for any reason you think we’re blowing hot air we’ll pay to have you send it back for a full, 100% refund. Take a look at EGO SLIDER 2 Landing Nets and you’ll never believe that you actually went fishing without one!
El Grande Lures are HERE……
We just got these in about 3 weeks ago and word-of-mouth has had them flying off the shelves. For now we still have a great inventory and encourage all of you to give these a try. Simply put, the combination of lifelike color patterns, great scent, and superior product design make El Grande Lures an absolute necessity for trophy bass fishermen. Try them – you’ll like em’!
Be Sure to Take a LOOK at our Trade-In Rods and Reels………
Lemme see…we offer 10% to 20% higher trade-in values for used premium rods and reels over the last 30 days. That would mean that we have, lots of fantastic, almost new rods and reels that have been traded in. Better yet, our selling prices are usually very, very attractive. Even better yet, every rod and reel has a 30 day warranty plus whatever manufacturer’s warranty is still left.
Need some more rods or reels? Look at our trade-ins. Want to get your son or daughter into fishing? Look at our trade-ins. Looking for that no-longer-made rod or reel? Look at our trade-ins. Want to piss your wife off by bring home a bunch more rods and reels but don’t want to spend a lot of money? Look at our trade-ins!