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Not too long ago I had a lesson in trust and what’s really important. This had to do with my all-time favorite rod and a fishing expedition for the ever elusive largemouth bass. Most of us have a favorite rod or reel. I do. I LOVE my old rod, but it very easily could have been lost for good not long ago. It was an interesting lesson in trust and perhaps faith.
We were in the panhandle of Florida with our middle daughter Jennifer, her husband Brad, and two of our "world class" grandkids, Michael Thomas who is almost 6 and Elyse who is 4. Now I know all grandparents have fabulous grandkids, but these two munchkins are just wonderful little vessels that absorb every experience with so much enthusiasm and energy that they really make any trip or contact a memorable experience.
Brad and Jennifer have a vacation home around Destin, Florida. No, it’s not on the water, but instead on a gorgeous golf course that has many, many lakes fully stocked with Florida bass that have an insatiable appetite for anything that moves. Just behind their home is a small lake that no one would ever suspect holds anything of much size. I certainly didn’t.
Mickey T ( "MT") and grandpa, dad, and Elsie (as I call her) had decided it was time to learn the fine art of casting with an open face spinning reel. So, I brought along a couple of not-very-expensive spinning outfits to use as introductory tools to this fine art. We had some Megabass X-100 lures with 6 lb test mono line and a heck of a lot of enthusiasm from all participants.
Brad had a "better" outfit and I had my all time favorite rod, my 25+ year old Shakespeare President 5 ft light spinning rod, sporting my very first Shimano Stella 1000 reel. I tell you, I just love this rod! It’s just 5 ft long with a wee small handle but it has a lot of stories to tell. I caught an 11 lb northern pike on this rod years ago in Canada in what had to be one of the greatest fish fights ever. The northern did no less than 3 totally-out-of-the-water jumps along with two "reverse" runs that zoomed under the boat. It took 20 minutes to land this fish using this rod and 4 lb test line. It was a thrill!
So at water’s edge on a golf course in northern Florida here we were teaching these two kids how to cast. We had these little Megabass lures and in no time MT was throwing like a pro. Elsie was struggling, but not from lack of trying. Soon enough though, even my golden haired little darling had it down pretty good. In short order all four of us were throwing at whatever lurked below.
Suddenly I had a hit! I mean, a big hit. My little 5 ft rod bent over and the 6 lb line started running out the drag. It must have been the "whoa" that came out of my mouth that got everyone’s attention. Brad stopped reeling, Elsie stared, and MT dropped his rod and reel so he could run at warp speed to see what grandpa had hooked into.
This was not a small fish. I reeled and the drag kept running off. Then MT uttered the words that temporarily rendered me stupid, "Grandpa, can I reel it in?"
"Sure, why not?" I said without giving it a second thought as I handed the rod and reel to my wide eyed grandson. And it was at this moment that two things happened simultaneously: MT realized that catching and landing a fish were not necessarily the same thing and I realized my favorite rod and reel outfit could quite possibly end up at the bottom of a lake, having easily slipped out of small, 5 year old’s hands. What was I thinking?
Immediately I went into "coach" mode; that’s where you try to encourage as well as instruct, all at the same time. "Keep the line tight, rod tip up, GRIP that handle (oh, please grip that handle), move up the bank just a little, watch the tree, rod tip up!"
MT reeled in jerky spurts. The fish wasn’t giving up. I started seeing panic in my grandson’s face. His elfin smile turned to a frown and his teeth were gritting with fatigue. I kept coaching, knowing that any direct help from either his dad or me would negate future bragging rights should he manage to land this fish. It seemed like this fish was supercharged with unbelievable endurance. Could MT hold on?
This is where trust and faith start conflicting with sentiment and habit. I knew I had done the right thing and now I had to simply trust that decision and have faith everything would be OK. But, I had so many good memories from that little rod. Whenever I went fishing I always took this rod. It didn’t matter if the fish were too big. Maybe I could use the rod to fish for bait. "Keep working it Mickey T, you can do it!"
And do it he did! Other than grandpa and dad scooting the fish up on the bank, MT landed this beauty. All 6 lbs, 7 oz. of largemouth. MT had a smile from ear to ear and was literally vibrating with more excitement than Christmas. What seemed like an hour was in fact just a few minutes. But it will always be remembered in my grandson’s mind as the time he caught his first MONSTER fish and in his grandpa’s mind as the time he realized what was really important and what was not so important.
Yes, I still have my little rod and still love to use it. But if any of my grandkids really wants to take it fishing it will be sitting in the corner, ready to go. I just hope they come back with some stories and a memory or two tied to this little rod. I know I sure have.
You have got to check out our Daiwa Megaforce Reel Deal this issue. Absolutely selling these WAY BELOW dealer cost! Speaking of below cost, we have put some select Megabass Lures on Special at Below Cost. Not every Megabass lure, but a select group. We also have a deal on our "world’s best fishing hat" as well as some other information and fun pictures. We hope you enjoy this newsletter as much as we did putting it together!
WOW! A $100 Daiwa Megaforce Casting Reel for $49.00 Bucks! Over 50% off! VERY Limited Supply……………
Our friends at Daiwa called us the other day asking us if we would be interested in a few Daiwa Megaforce Plus 100TSH (Right Hand retrieve) and Daiwa Megaforce Plus 100TSHL (Left Hand retrieve) reels. Now this is the High-End Megaforce Plus reel with optional the twitching’ feature which is great for, guess what, twitching. Basically these reels sell for $100 everywhere. 11 ball bearings and 2 roller bearings, 7.1:1 high speed retrieve, floating spool, swept handle, Magforce-Z anti-backlash control, 8.8 lb drag, 9.4 oz weight, twitching feature which you can use or not use, and superb quality for the price.
Well, we couldn’t pass up an opportunity to give you one heck of a deal. So we bought what few were left. The SPECIAL PRICE While Supplies Last is $49.00 each. That’s Over 50% Off!! We must be NUTS………..we’ll address this later(!)
Our last featured reel 2 weeks ago SOLD OUT IN 36 HOURS, so Act Now! We don’t have as many of this Daiwa Megaforce Plus reel as we had of the last reels, so they will go Fast. If you’re looking for a great reel to match up with a Daiwa Zillion rod or a G. Loomis rod this is your reel. I’ve used Daiwa’s Megaforce reels for many, many years and they just won’t wear out! That says something about the quality and durability of these well made little gems.
Featured "Select" Megabass at 50% off While Supplies Last………..
When we first took on Megabass a couple of years ago we put almost every lure and every lure color in stock. I was totally impressed with some of the bigger, wooden lures as well as almost any lure I figured would be good musky bait. So, price be darned, we ordered up. Problem was at between $40 and $100 these lures didn’t exactly fly off the shelf.
I’m still convinced that I will hit some BIG fish with some of these lures this summer, but our numbers guy, Jack the accountant, says a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush (I wonder where he came up with that). I think he means sell these at a discount to get them off the shelf. That’s exactly what we are doing. We’ve marked this select group of Megabass Lures (not all Megabass lures) at 50% OFF!! This select group includes all
X-120, Scream-X, Scream-X Double Prop, Scream X Jr., Scream X Orca, IT-JACK, Limberlamber, RAT-X, and Dorum-All sizes. All are current models that we simply have too many of. Our loss (believe me, these are below our cost) is your gain.
All of this group are so darn pretty that it’s almost a shame to get teeth marks on them, but at these prices they’re one of the best deals in Megabass today. Once again, our supply is Very Limited. First Come, First Served. When they’re gone…..they’re gone. No backorders, no rain checks. Gone. Click on the lure model above to see what’s available. The prices you see Reflect 50% off our regular low price, which most of you know is the lowest available anywhere as it is. Act Now or Forever Be Kicking Yourself!
Sale lures ARE NOT listed on EBay.
Our "World’s Best Fishing Hat" Ships FREE to Any USA Address or for $20 to any non-USA Address Worldwide……………………
I just LOVE this hat! This is a genuine "Panama" hat and absolutely the Most Comfortable Hat you will ever own. As with ALL Panama hats it’s actually made in Ecuador by the same folks who make brands such as Montecristi, Cuecna, and Ultrafino. Tons of features so you can focus on the fish instead of your hat and being comfortable.
These hats "breath". If you’re like me and your head gets hot when you wear a hat this Panama hat will change your thinking about comfort and coolness. Matter of fact, if you don’t absolutely LOVE this hat you can return it for a complete refund. No Questions Asked.
For a Limited Time we’ll ship you one or as many of our fabulous "World’s Best Fishing Hat" FREE to a USA address or for $20 bucks for any address worldwide. Hey, you just paid your taxes so why not treat yourself to something really special. This is it.
New Megabass Lures…………
We just received another 800 Megabass Lures and have them all listed on our web site (all 77 pages of them). Some of the almost impossible-to-get lures came in this week, so be sure you take a hard look at our Megabass inventory. What usually happens is we get in the new lures and within the first week of listing them they vanish, off to catch some trophy fish somewhere in America or beyond.
We would take up too much room listing every new lure or color we received, so just browse our web site and we’re convinced you’ll find a few lures you’ve been looking for over the last few months.
G. Loomis 25% Off Sale: Yes, we still have many, many G. Loomis items on sale. Just enter the word SALE in our web site search box and you will find over 300 items (13 pages worth!) that we still have good stocks on and are on sale. Be sure to look at this as many customers have been very pleasantly surprised at what they have found.
Shimano CI4 Spinning reels: STILL backordered but now promised for the end of April. We are now sold out on both the CI4-1000 and the CI4-2500 but have been assured they are arriving shortly. Keep your fingers crossed and keep checking our web site as they’ll probably arrive between newsletters.
Airflo Fly Lines: Finally we seem to have all of the new Airflo 2010 fly lines in stock. The gang at Rajeff Sports (USA Airflo distributor) has done a great job supporting our efforts and continues to offer us (and you) some of the best service in the industry.
Ardent Reel Care Products: Spring is here and the fishing tournament season is underway. Ardent still has the best professional culling system available. So easy to use its sinful! We have these kits in stock at $39.99. If you tournament fish this is an absolute necessity.
BogaGrip: Speaking of necessities you can’t go wrong with the "Made in the USA" premium BogaGrips in 0-15, 0-30, and 0-60 lb size built in scales. We, like many of you, have tried the "knock-offs" made in Asia but they just don’t get the job done. This is an absolute Must Have for any serious fisherman.
Rotating 40 Rod Storage Rack: With 2 G. Loomis Decals these are our "unofficial" G. Loomis rod rack for our G. Loomis Superstore. This is an all wood rod rack that rotates and easily will handle 40 rods or about 20 combos. Made of real wood, this is the highest quality rod rack for the money we have ever found. Very attractive and functional and at $159.99 a fantastic bargain. Remember, two Large black G. Loomis Block Decals are included!
Loomis Customer Service: Lately we have had some complaints from customers trying to contact the G. Loomis Customer Service Department at the factory. Seems the common refrain is long wait times to speak to a live person. Rest assured G. Loomis is aware of this situation and is working very hard to rectify it as quickly as possible. Although we are not "the factory" we are always willing to try and assist you with anything Loomis. Just drop us a note at [email protected] or call us at 1-877-402-6350 if you want us to try and assist. We’re here to help!
Free G. Loomis Hat with Any New G. Loomis Rod: We keep getting great comments from all of our customers about this special. That tells us you like it, so we’re continuing to give a free Loomis hat with every new rod. Ebay items are not applicable. Use our web site and get FREE USA shipping AND a Free G. Loomis hat!
New Shimano Cumulus Rods: These are hard to get and even harder to keep. Amazing rods. Amazing feather weights. Amazing sensitivity. And in our opinion very good "bang-for-the-buck. Right now we still have all 6 models of the Cumulus Rods. That could change any day. This is a wonderful rod for the finesse fisherman and definitely something you must have in your arsenal.
Same Day Shipping for any order: Yes, this is not necessarily a "special", but it doesn’t hurt to remind everyone that if your order is received by 5 PM Eastern time it will ship the same day. Keep this in mind when those "immediate gratification" urges strike. After all, it IS fishing season!
Trade-Ins List: Boy, do we have a lot of trade-in rods and reels! If you haven’t taken a look take a minute to see this huge trade-in list. I’ve been buying some of these for my grandkids. They are inspected by our pros, reels are cleaned and lubed, and both rods and reels are ready to fish. Many look like new. If you’re needing some back up rods or just looking to save some money this list is for you.