Save $100 on ABU Garcia Revo Reel, NEW G. Loomis Rods, More Deals, and more in this edition of the News Flash……….
This is an AWESOME zander (walleye) caught by Gunther van Ginneken in Belgium. This monster was 40 inches long and 20 lbs! Gunther credits his G. Loomis CR663 with handling and eventually landing this fish. Everyone who has seen this picture simply says “WOW!!!” We agree100%. Wow!
Faith. Hope. Charity. Great virtues. Easter weekend is probably the perfect time to consider these and just how important they are, especially in today’s world. I’ve been thinking about these quite a bit this week and probably philosophizing far more than I need to, but sometimes I think we simply forget about what is really important. So I’d like to add a little more food for thought.
From an early Sunday school class many, many years ago before I was in my teens I remember a teacher telling the class, “If you practice faith, hope, and charity then all you need to do is remember ‘H.O.T.’ and you’ll be fine. Better yet, remember ‘H.O.T.T.’ and you will be exceptional.” You know, it’s been so long ago that I can’t remember if that Sunday school teacher was a man or a woman or even which church I was attending when I heard this. You see, Dad and Mom always seemed to move into a different house about every 3 years, so we were always making new friends and attending a different school and church fairly frequently. Dad fancied himself as a part-time real estate mogul who had a perfect sense of timing regard the highs and lows of the local housing market. So we moved…and moved…and moved.
My sister and I were often fighting with each other, usually over the most mundane and silly stuff. That seemed to keep Mom both busy and frustrated. Dad, unlike Mom, would pretty much ignore this sibling rivalry, preferring instead to let Mom do the refereeing and dispense punishment. But Dad’s “fuse” was only so long. Heaven help you if that bomb went off! There is justice and then there is “Dad justice”. That wasn’t pretty. It was ugly and immediate.
Anyway, sometime in between these multiple house changes I attended this “life changing” Sunday school class. Before this class Sunday school was just part of our Sunday routine. Mom and Dad would go to the worship service, my sister and I would go to our respective Sunday school classes. Now what I heard in that one class didn’t sink in immediately, but soon enough I was determined to start practicing not just H.O.T., but the much more important and, I later determined, far more difficult H.O.T.T. And so I did.
Now, the fights didn’t stop completely, but they almost did. My outlook, even if I was still in grade school, changed. Maybe it was time, maybe it was H.O.T.T. Certainly this was more than simply my coming of age. No, this was profound advice and counsel from my Sunday school teacher with perhaps slightly increased maturity on my part. The more I practiced it, the better I got.
So, what is H.O.T.T. you ask? Simply put it is Hope, Optimism, Trust, and Tolerance. I still try to practice this today and no, I haven’t got it perfected yet. But I try. And I always think just how different the world would be if every one of us would really dedicate ourselves to these four simple virtues along with faith and charity. Perhaps this Easter is a good time to sit back and think about this. And even try it. I can tell you that it will make your life far better. Me? I can’t even imagine what my life would have been like without it. Or if me and my sister would even still be on this earth if dad’s fuse had had a serious melt down. Thanks, H.O.T.T. + F + C!
We think you’ll enjoy this newsletter. We have one of the best “reel Deals” we have ever offered. 45% off one of fishing’s most popular reels! This one fell out of the sky, so PLEASE act quickly as supplies are Very Limited. We also have some of the most exciting G. Loomis news we have ever had. Be sure to read about these absolutely unbelievable new rods. We also have some reminders of current deals and some updates. We hope everyone has a wonderful Easter and enjoys the gifts your Lord as bestowed upon all of us.
SAVE $100 on REVO INSHORE R.H. Reel! $229.99 now on SALE for $129.99!! Holy Cow!!…45% OFF!!………….
As a way to introduce you to our newest product line, Abu Garcia Revo Reels, we decided to get everyone’s attention. The Abu Garcia Revo Inshore is normally $229.99. Now, while our supplies last (and it won’t be for very long – like maybe a DAY) we’re offering you this new Revo at an astounding $100 OFF! That’s well Below Dealer Cost!
This is an awesome reel and can easily be used for saltwater or freshwater. It makes a spectacular bass reel! This is the original Premium Revo Inshore Reel that has 6 Stainless Steel HPCR ball bearings, 1 – CR instant anti-reverse bearing, Infiniti II spool, Super durable Duragear brass gears, Stainless steel crankshaft, 8.68 oz weight, 24 lb max drag, 12 lb/175 yds. These are New, 2008 reels and include all the appropriate papers, warranty, etc. Right Hand Models Only.
Folks, this is our Best Deal Ever on a reel. You’re saving almost 45% off retail! We only have about 100 of these, so Do It Now! Otherwise we can almost guarantee you they will be sold out by tomorrow! Just go to our Abu Garcia Revo Inshore page of our web site. Time’s a’ wastin’!!
Note: We Only Have RH Models. NO Left Hand Models are available.
BREAKING G. LOOMIS NEWS! New Rods at G. Loomis Will Set a NEW BENCHMARK………………….
If you visit the G. Loomis web site at www.gloomis.com you’ll see that the home page makes reference to “it took 17 years to build this rod.” They’re teasing you! But the new G. Loomis rod material and a group of revolutionary new rods is no joke. It’s awesome! Loomis has taken rod blank design to a completely new level with the introduction of the “Blank X” material (no word on what the official designation will be yet). Currently there are plans for 16 fly rods and 14 of the most popular bass casting and/or spinning rods. 20% lighter than the current top-of-the-line GLX material. More sensitivity than GLX. Split grips on all 14 of the bass casting and/or spinning rods. Premium components right down to the highest grade cork Loomis has ever used on a rod. And every one of these new casting and spinning rods comes with a custom rod sock. Fly rods will, of course, include a G. Loomis rod sock and G. Loomis hard case.
The new blanks are a result of a completely new blank manufacturing process that utilizes not only a proprietary higher modulus graphite material, but an entirely new proprietary resin as well. This produces a rod blank that is about 25% stronger (more powerful) than the current GLX blanks. Because the resin penetrates the graphite sheet completely and creates an extremely hard outer surface these new “Blank X” rods will resist scratching, cracking, and be more impact resistant than any rod currently produced.
Now, least you think this is about “it” there is one other huge improvement included in these revolutionary rods. The guide train on the spinning and casting rods is unlike any ever seen in the market and is the most efficient ever installed on a rod. We haven’t been told the details, but you can bet that this will also be a “first”. And isn’t that what has driven G. Loomis for over 28 years?
Details on the fly rods are still not available other than we do know the rods will include trout, spey, and saltwater. If you consider the decreased weight, added sensitivity, and greater power of this new material there can be little doubt that these new rods will be just as innovative as the new casting and spinning rods. We hope to have additional details as they are made available to us.
So, what does all this mean to the fisherman? Our best guess is that you will have a rod that balances better with the new, lighter, higher performance top-end reels whether they be casting, spinning, or fly. Although specific details are unknown, we assume the new guide train in the casting and spinning rods will increase casting distance as well as accuracy while decreasing casting effort ( a great feature for older fishermen such as yours truly).
Right now plans are for these 30 new rods to be introduced at the tackle dealer trade show, ICAST, in the middle of July, 2010. If past practice is any indication we should have these new rods in stock by mid to late August. Naturally newsletter subscribers will be notified as soon as we start receiving stock.
We can only speculate on pricing, but our estimate is that the spinning and casting rods will be in the $450 to $550 price range. Our best guess on the fly rods is that these rods will rods will start at around the $700 range. But, as we said, this is pure speculation at this time.
Finally, we want to again reiterate that every G. Loomis rods is made exclusively in Woodland, Washington USA. These 30 new rods are no exception. Although the details we have outlined above are by no means specific, we are very proud that American innovation is obviously alive and well in Woodland, Washington. Bravo to the entire G. Loomis team for continuing to be the benchmark by which all other rods are measured!
We Now Gladly Accept PayPal ~ Worldwide…………..
We mentioned this last newsletter, but it bears repeating once more. American Legacy Fishing Company now gladly accepts PayPal on our web site as well as for our Ebay items. PayPal’s unique design means you will never have to give a merchant your credit card details. It’s a great way to pay while making sure you protect your identity from identity theft. It takes almost no time to sign up and can be used both for paying as well as receiving funds. If you’re not already a PayPal user just go to www.paypal.com and sign up.
Buy on Ebay, Pay MORE on EBay?…………………………
We know that many of you have found us through our Ebay Store. We’re glad you did and certainly appreciate your patronage. But, we would really like to encourage you to buy from our web site or come in our store if you have a choice. The selection is better and we can work with you better. You should also be aware of some “simple truths” regarding Ebay. Very often prices on Ebay are Higher than they would be in a retail store or on a web site, especially in Ebay “Stores”. We try to minimize this, but there can be slight differences.
Often times merchandise on Ebay is closeouts, seconds, or otherwise “less than 100%” goods. WE DO NOT DEAL in any product that is not first quality. No seconds or rejects. We do end up with some models that become obsolete or are discontinued and find Ebay one way to dispose of these items. But, we do our best to offer these at prices below Ebay on our web site. After all, there is no Ebay commission involved.
Fees that Ebay sellers pay typically exceed 10% of the SELLING price of an item when sold on Ebay. If you then pay with PayPal (an EBay company) this costs sellers another 3%. So, by the time you have checked out and paid with PayPal a seller such as us will have paid Ebay/PayPal as much as 13% of the selling price in commission. Obviously if we sell an item in our retail store or on our web site there is no commission and we try to pass this savings on to our customers.
Another misconception is that if you buy on Ebay you have a better chance of returning an item should there be a problem. This may be true with some sellers, but our “30-day-no-questions-asked” return policy applies equally on any venue where you may buy from us. We also prefer to have you contact us at [email protected] rather than through the Ebay message system. Simply put, we know when you send us a message at our email address it will reach us immediately and we will be able to respond quicker than one sent through Ebay.
So, if possible use our web site and contact us using [email protected]. No problem going through Ebay or contacting through them, but we want you to experience the best service and our most competitive price. This very often isn’t possible through Ebay.
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.
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.
Lower Megabass Prices: We just received word that Megabass prices will be going up, but our plan is to continue to offer the new lower prices as long as we have inventory that was bought before the price increase. We are not sure what the price increase will be, but we suspect somewhere in the 5% to 10% range.
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.
Shimano Stradic CI4-2500 Reels: They come in, they immediately go out. We still haven’t received enough to fill the many back orders. The latest delivery date from Shimano is now the end of April. Believe me, we have begged, cajoled, and done all we can to get these hot reels, but so far they come in, they go out. Stay tuned!
Live Target Lures: We have just received some brand new models and encourage all of you to explore all of the Live Target Lures we have listed. Our pros have been raving about these for the last month, noting that they DO make a difference in tournament finishes and bag weights.
Airflo Fly Lines: Almost all of the brand new 2010 fly lines and accessories are now in stock. Airflo has introduced many new lines that provide even better differentiation between fly fishing skill levels. We are always available to help you choose the correct line based on your skill level and the size and species you are fishing for. Just drop us a note at [email protected] or call us at 1-877-402-6350 for assistance.