American Legacy Fishing Company – NEWS FLASH – December 19, 2010
This Issue: Holiday Wishes, Free 2nd Day Air Upgraded Shipping, Sunline FX2 Braid Arrives, more…..
Well, Christmas is just around the corner and if you’re like me you’re still not completely prepared or finished Christmas shopping. I’m almost done, but there are still some loose ends I need to tie up. It just seems like we’re all so busy anymore that everything becomes a task with a short deadline. You know, I don’t remember it being this way when I was a kid.
My folks were by no means wealthy and we had to scrimp and save on everything. We never went hungry nor lacked clothes on our back, but sometimes meals were nothing more than Mac and cheese or chipped beef on toast. Jeans were bought at Sears Roebuck & Company (remember, this is what it was originally called) and iron-on patches were used to extend their life several times before they were replaced. That’s just the way it was after the war.
Christmas was always a special time for us kids. We couldn’t wait for the arrival of the Sears Roebuck or Montgomery Ward catalogs. The “Christmas Editions” always had page after page of toys that we spent hours looking over. Mom and Dad would always allow us to pick out one toy or gift we wanted. Just one. That’s what we would ask Santa for. Mom explained that we should not be greedy as Santa had to make sure he had enough gifts for all the kids of the world and picking more than one would possibly jeopardize other kids getting a present. Whether this was true or not we followed Mom’s instructions and after what seemed like weeks made a decision on the one toy we wanted.
Then it was time to visit Santa (at Sears) and tell him what we had chosen. One year I wanted a Gilbert chemistry set. Mom objected but Dad gave it a thumbs up, so on Christmas day there it was under the tree. A three-fold metal case with what seemed hundreds of small bottles of variously colored powders, pastes, and liquids. There was a set of small measuring spoons, an instruction manual, and an adequate supply of glass test tubes and stoppers. Me being me I don’t think I followed the instruction manual for very long, and soon I was creating some rather odd concoctions. To say that I had strayed from the original intent would be a huge understatement. My bedroom often smelled like a barnyard on a hot day.
One day I mixed up some powders and liquids in a test tube only to have the stopper explode out of the tube and the contents spray all over the rug in my bedroom. Not knowing what I had concocted Mom wasn’t able to get the stain out. From then on all experiments were to be conducted in the garage, and only when using the instruction manual. Somehow my chemistry set became a lot less fun at this point!
Back to Christmas, it was simple and the big events weren’t presents, but visits to and from our relatives and friends. Loading up in the car Christmas eve and traveling to an aunt and uncle’s home was pretty much the routine. We never objected since we knew there most likely would be a small gift or a Christmas card with a dollar inside the card. Plus, lots of cookies, cakes, and pies!
I sort of miss those times. I see our grandkids today getting so many presents that they tear into one package and then immediately toss it aside to retrieve the next to be opened. There are times this goes on for what seems like hours, although it actually only lasts for a few minutes. I could tell them stories “why when I was a child”, but it is Christmas and times are different. Guess that’s really a good thing….
As the year comes to a close, I want to take a minute of your time to wish you and your families the Merriest Christmas and a most prosperous and healthy New Year. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and enjoy your friends and family as much as Dixie and I do ours. All of us here at American Legacy Fishing truly appreciate your patronage, loyalty, and most importantly your friendship.
Given we’re so close to Christmas we’re keeping this newsletter short and to the point. We have an absolutely awesome new product, the FX2 Sunline braided line that, like my childhood visit to Santa, I just couldn’t wait to tell you about. See all the details below. Also, being a last minute shopper myself, we’re offering to ship any order between now and Thursday via 2nd Day Air for the cost of normal ground shipping. Orders over $200 will ship free via 2nd Day Air! Sorry, only USA addresses (Alaska, and Hawaii included) apply.
Dixie and I and the whole American Legacy Fishing crew wish all of you the very best and look forward to helping you in 2011. Have a most wonderful Christmas and New Years and stay safe.
All the best,
All U.S. Shipments Between Now and Thursday (12/23/2010) ship 2nd Day Air at No Extra Charge…….
Order between now and 5:00 PM (EST) Thursday, December 23,2010 and we’ll ship your order 2nd Day Air* for no additional cost (Does not apply to eBay auctions, or international shipments). The way it works, just pay for the regular Ground shipping for your order and we will automatically upgrade your shippping to 2nd Day Air*. If you’ve have waited a bit too long to shop, we have your back. Now we can’t work miracles and even 2nd Day Air will not help if you order Thursday, but we’ll do all we can.
Honestly, if you are still shopping Thursday we suggest call us or go on-line and get some American Legacy Fishing Gift Cards. We can email these to you immediately and save your bacon! Other gifts, even when shipped 2nd Day Air Thursday, won’t arrive before Monday, December 27, 2010. Better yet, drop by the store Thursday (we’re closed on Friday, Christmas Eve) and we’ll make sure you have all the perfect gifts you’re after!
*This promotion is only valid for purchases from our website, out of our store or phone in orders, does not apply to eBay auctions or international shipments.
Sunline Raises the Bar for Braided Line – A Bunch……………..!
Ever since this year’s ICAST in July we have eagerly been waiting for the new Sunline FX2 Braided Line to arrive. Well folks, it’s here and we are the first dealer in the country to have it! And boy, is this stuff awesome!
Here’s the pitch: “Sunline FX2 Braid was designed to the exacting standards of BASS Elite Series pros Dean Rojas. FX2 Braid is offered in 3 specific sizes targeted for bass fishing. These pros sought out the #1 Japanese line manufacturer to collaborate on the ultimate braid in the industry. Sunline FX2 Braid starts with an 8-strand polyethylene/polyethylene terphthalate construction bringing perfect round uniformity to the line. This results in a slick surfaced line that casts great distances, glides easily thru rod guides and won’t dig into the reel spool when battling fish. The 8 strand design creates a super-strong, abrasion resistant line with extremely low stretch and virtually zero memory. If you are looking for the best bass fishing line available look no further than Sunline FX2 Braid! Colors: Dark Green and Dark Green/Blue.”
* 8 strand construction
* Circular shape
* Extremely abrasion resistant
* Slick surface for smooth casts
* Great strike sensitivity
* Excellent knot performance
* Line diameters are slightly less than other braids. 50# is .0118 in., 65# is .014 in, and 80# is .017
Our take: This stuff is simply awesome! It’s so limp that you won’t believe it’s a braided line. Pull 6″ off the spool and the line drops, even more than mono. It’s so darn soft feeling that you’ll swear it could easily pull in two. Good luck with that! This stuff is STRONG! There are two different colors, Dar Green and a combo of Dark Green and Blue (alternating about every 8″). Each color comes in 50 lb, 60 lb, and 80 lb test. 50 lb and 60 lb test come in spools of 125 yards and 300 yards; 80 lb test comes in spools of 90 yards and 230 yards. Each spool comes in a really neat plastic case that makes spooling a reel a snap. Best yet, there are “master packs” of 6 spool per size/length that fit so very nicely in your tackle box. Now this new line is more expensive than other braids, but we can assure you it is SO worth the price. Try it, you’ll LOVE it!
When tested by some pros earlier this year here’s what they said: “Got a chance to spend some hours with the braid and all I can say is WOW. The thing that impressed me most was that on a freezing cold morning there was almost no water carried by the line to the reel. On another rod, with ‘Brand X’, I had ice forming on the line guide of the reel within just a few minutes. The castability is excellent and I would attribute this to how the line lays on the spool and remains more round than other braids.”
This line was designed for flipping and pitching, but our take is this stuff will be awesome in any application where you use other braids. Frankly, I can’t wait to try this line in applications where I normally would use mono or fluoro. It’s simply that exciting!
Currently we have every lb. test, color, and spool size in stock and available now. Just go to Sunline FX2 and you’ll see the complete selection. We’re so sure you’ll fall in love with this line that we’ll give you a complete refund if that isn’t the case!
Thank You for a Great Year…………
Folks, this has been an awesome year for us here at American Legacy Fishing Company! And that’s all because of you. I want to once again thank each and every one of you for your trust, confidence, and patronage. Like I have said many times before, we’re just a group of folks who love to fish and think our fellow fishermen deserve the very best products and service we can possible provide. We appreciate you confirming that we’re on the right track and value each and every one of you as a friend and fellow fishing enthusiast. We look forward to serving you next year with even more exciting products and the same (or hopefully even better) service that we have been providing. God bless all of you for making this business so much fun and so enjoyable for us all!
Next Newsletter will be out in 2011……..
We’re taking a break between now and the first of the year. We’ll be back in early January, 2011 with our newsletter filled with more specials and some even more exciting new products. Until then we wish all of you the very best and “tight lines”!
American Legacy Fishing’s Holiday Schedule…………………
Like all of your we’re really looking forward to the long Christmas weekend. Many of our folks will be traveling over Christmas, so we want to give them a wee bit of extra time. With this in mind here are our Christmas and New Year’s hours:
Our Retail Showroom, Live Chat, and Phone Order Department:
Christmas – Closed Fri. Dec. 24 through Sun. 26, Reopen Monday December 27, 2010 at 8:00 AM
New Year’s – Open 8 AM till 5 PM New Year’s Eve – Closed New Year’s Day Saturday, January 1, 2011 and Sunday, January 2,1011, Reopen Monday January 3, 2011 at 8:00 AM
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week, every day of the year. All orders placed over the Christmas weekend will ship on Monday, December 27, 2010. All orders placed over the New Year’s weekend will ship Monday, January 3, 2011.