$200 Off Daiwa Spinning Reel, Shimano Curado Deal, New Daiwa TDZLN100HSHR Reels, G. Loomis IMX Surf Rod Specs, Much More….
I’ve been thinking about my Dad the last few days. Father’s Day is next weekend and every ad you see in the paper this week is touting various Father’s Day gifts. I wish Dad was still here. I would like nothing more than to bestow all kinds of gifts on him next Sunday. And have one more chance to tell him how much I love him. And give him a hug.
My Dad passed away in early 1969, so it’s been over 41 years since he was here. Dad was the one who taught me to fish, to drive a car, to ice skate, to build a campfire, and most importantly, to be honest and respectful. He had a quick wit and quicker temper. Toe the line and you’re fine; cross the line and you’re “mine”. All of us kids knew “if Dad found out” we were in big trouble. That’s the way it was growing up in the 50’s. Mom was our confidant, Dad was our judge.
Dad had the same intensity fishing as he did raising his kids. Amazingly, he had infinite patience when I had a snag or when the biggest fish of the day shook loose due to my inexperience or “not paying attention” as Dad liked to point out. “Stop day dreaming”, he would say, “and pay attention” as if this was on the same level of importance as the most recent space launch.
We had great times fishing. Some of the best times of my life were spent with Dad on a lake, river, or pond. Dad believed catching fish wasn’t nearly as important as the lessons fishing taught about life, expectations, disappointment, elation, and almost every other emotion he could somehow conjure up, no matter how abstract or vague it might seem to me. Nature, you see, was dad’s real master and mentor and something he taught me to love as deeply as he did. Whatever transpired with a fish while we were in the great outdoors was always a lesson to be learned and remembered.
Thinking back over the years that I had my Dad there are so many memories. Maybe I’m luckier than most, but what I remember 41 plus years later are all the good times, the fun stuff. Sure there were some bad things, but time has a way of editing and prioritizing. Like the proverbial cream rising, it’s the good stuff that we cherish. It’s the good stuff that rises and sticks in our brain.
One of my favorite memories was a day Dad and I were fishing with a guide on Rowan Lake in Ontario. Dad was in his teaching mode and showing me how to fight a big northern pike on light tackle. He had a Mitchell 300 and a Heddon Pal Mark IV spinning rod and at least a 15 lb northern on the hook. “Let the fish run”, he counseled as he rammed the rod under the boat and began moving around the bow to the other side.
“See”, he said, “we’re working the fish away from the weed bed and making sure he knows who’s in control.”
Our guide swung the boat and idled the old Johnson 2-stroke away from the weeds as Dad kept the line tight while adjusting the drag slightly tighter. Suddenly the fish changed directions and both Dad and the guide scurried to switch positions. In a flash Dad was back by the motor and our guide was working a paddle from the bow. The head strong northern again changed direction as if he had a spotter giving him instructions.
I was told to “sit tight” and this fish would be ours. Or so we thought. Dad fumbled and managed to move to the bow, this time almost shoving our guide in the lake. It was about this time that the boat became unstable. At least that’s how I remember it. 12 ft boats really aren’t all that stable, especially with three people and a wild fish all going in different directions. Then I heard the splash.
I had been watching our guide try to get control of the boat and I simply missed Dad going into the lake. By the time I turned all I saw was a big splash and Dad’s head rocketing up past the surface. I burst out laughing. At least until I saw his never-seen-before expression. He wasn’t smiling. He still had his rod and he still had the fish on the line. I gulped and did my best to suppress my smile. It didn’t work. I knew I was a dead man!
Given Dad’s 200 lb plus frame and the size of the boat all we could do was drag Dad, his rod and reel, and the northern on the end of the line to shore and hope the situation would improve. As we approached Dad slipped on the submerged moss covered rocks and again was under water. He popped up, still holding the rod and reel. He crawled to shore, dripping wet, reeling as he went. By now I had managed to wipe any remaining smile completely off my face. Good thing.
Our guide beached the boat, grabbed the landing net, and jumped out to assist Dad. By now the fish was tired and soon landed. 15 lbs+ was the verdict. “Nice fish, huh boy?”, Dad said.
Dripping wet and no doubt cold, Dad was in heaven. What a fight!”, he said with a big smile.
Quickly the northern was released, no doubt to return to his pals and regale them with a story about a crazy fisherman and his determination.
We all smiled. Dad managed to get in the boat and we headed back to camp. He never grumped or said a word about his swim. He was a fisherman, and a proud one at that. He had conquered the might northern pike in an epic battle. He had prevailed. And I was safe!
I miss my Dad. A lot. I think about him often, even 41 years later. The sad part is I can’t remember his voice. I can see his face, I can feel his love, I can remember his bear hugs, but I just can’t remember his voice. I really miss my Dad.
Dad always told me, “I’m the only dad you’re ever going to have.” How true. How very, very true.
Next weekend hug you Dad for me. Tell him what a special guy he is. Tell him how much you love him. And listen to his voice. Listen as intently as you have ever listened. Someday you will be so glad you did.
With this newsletter we are introducing our new web site, our new logo, and a new fomat for our newsletter that will show every special we are offering. This issue we have added some GREAT DEALS including Daiwa Bradia Spinning reels at an unbelievable $200 off retail, a Shimano Curado CU200E5 Special, the “Just In” almost-impossible-to-get Daiwa TD-Zillion Type R Casting Reel, all the specifics on the New G. Loomis IMX Surf Rods, a Power Pro decal, and lots, lots, more.
Once again, thanks for all your support and confidence. And don’t forget your Dad next weekend.
Made In Japan Daiwa Bradia Spinning Reels at $200 off Retail $129.00 While Supplies Last……………..
We were looking at inventory levels the other day and discovered we had more of the Daiwa Bradia Spinning Reels than we realized. These are Made In Japan reels very similar to the top-of-the-line Certate, but without a spare spool. We have 10 of the Bradia 3000 reels and 51 of the Bradia 3500 reels left in stock.
Here’s the deal: These sell for over $329 in Japan. Right now while supplies last we’re offering these at (are we crazy?) $200 OFF! That’s $129.00 for this reel! You really can’t afford to NOT take advantage of this special. Act now as it will take only a few hours for these to all disappear. Once they’re gone…they’re G-O-N-E.
Shimano Curado CU200E5 Reels SPECIAL Deal with FREE U.S.A. Shipping and a FREE Shimano Hat………………
We simply Love the Shimano Curado Reels. They are absolutely one of the best bang-for-the-buck reels made anywhere. Made In Japan. Super strong gears, lightweight, well built, and oh so durable. The CU200E5 is the workhorse of this series with a 5:1 retrieve ratio. It’s my favorite reel.
To introduce anyone who isn’t familiar with this reel to just how good fishing can be we’re offering to ship these CU200E5 reels to ANY U.S.A. address absolutely FREE and include a FREE Shimano Hat as well. This deal is ONLY for the CU200E5 ~ no other models. So you get a great reel for $179.99 plus a $20 Shimano Hat Plus Free Shipping (normally $10). That’s like saving $30 off this reel, which will never happen again. We have 55 reels and 55 hats, so act quickly. This special is Only Good while the supplies last, which surely won’t be long!
Holy Carbon Fiber! The NEW Team Daiwa TD-Zillion Type-R “Tournament Drag” Casting Reel is Here……….WOW!
Daiwa just introduced an amazing reel. The Team Daiwa TD-Zillion Type-R is the latest low profile Casting Reel from (and made in) Japan. A beautiful black work of art with the newest “Carbon Swept” graphite all-carbon fiber handle. This beauty has the just introduced “Ultimate Tournament” 7 disc drag system with an Amazing 15.5 lb maximum drag! At 7.3:1 retrieve and a line capacity of 120 yards of 14 lb mono this reel rocks! Add to that 12 bearings, a lightweight 8.5 oz, and a line retrieve of 32″ per turn and you have one awesome reel!
Best news is we have the Team Daiwa TD-Zillion Type-R in stock in both Right Hand Models as well as Left Hand Models. At $399.95 this is one heck of a reel. For a Limited time we’re offering FREE Shipping and a FREE Team Daiwa Hat when you buy one of these babies! The supply is VERY LIMITED, so act now. You won’t believe just how special this reel is!
The NEW G. Loomis Surf Rod Details are Here…………….
Last issue we told you about 13 new G. Loomis IMX Surf Rods. We were not at liberty to offer any details. But now we are and they are spectacular! There are 13 different models. All are spinning rods. All are made from IMX material blanks. All have the newest Fuji “Tangle Free” guide train. All are extremely lightweight and so very sensitive and powerful. There is no doubt that G. Loomis has created the World’s Best Surf Fishing Rod. Period.
All rods are rated for monofilament line (see below) but will easily accept Power Pro braided line which we actually recommend often. The moderate fast action means great loading, long casts, and live bait that is less likely to “throw off” during casting. Being the very first surf rods to use the Tangle Free Fuji guides these rods will completely remake surf fishing as we know it. Expensive? You bettcha’, but well worth the money in more casts, less hassle, and ultimately more fish!
We expect to have ALL of these rods in stock by the end of this next week (June 18, 2020) and will ship immediately. We are accepting orders for every model as of today. We urge you to order as soon as possible as we expect these rods to go quickly and quite possibly have G. Loomis in a backorder situation soon. Please note that we will ship as soon as these rods arrive and will email you shipping and tracking information.
The rod models and specifications are as follows:
SUR965S-1 is 8′, 1 pc, 15-30 line, ¾-5 oz lure, moderate fast action, medium heavy power, $445.00
SUR966S-1 is 8′, 1 pc, 17-40 line, 1-6 oz lure, moderate fast action, heavy power, $445.00
SUR1024-2S is 8’6″, 2 pc, 12-25 line, ½-3 oz lure, moderate fast action, medium power, $480.00
SUR1025-2S is 8’6″, 2 pc, 15-30 line, ¾-5 oz lure, moderate fast action, medium heavy power, $480.00
SUR1064S-1 is 8’10”, 1 pc, 12-25 line, ½-3 oz lure, moderate fast action, medium power, $455.00
SUR1065S-1 is 8’10”,1 pc,15-30 line, ¾-5 oz lure, moderate fast action, medium heavy power, $455.00
SUR1084-2S is 9′, 2 pc, 12-25 line, ½-3 oz lure, moderate fast action, medium power, $490.00
SUR1085-2S is 9′, 2 pc, 15-30 line, ¾-5 oz lure, moderate fast action, medium heavy power, $490.00
SUR1204-2S is 10′, 2 pc, 12-25 line, ½-3 oz lure, moderate fast action, medium power, $520.00
SUR1205-2S is 10′, 2 pc, 15-30 line, ¾-5 oz lure, moderate fast action, medium heavy power, $520.00
SUR1264-2S is 10’6″, 2 pc, 12-25 line, ½-3 oz lure, moderate fast action, medium power, $535.00
SUR1324-2S is 11′, 2 pc, 12-25 line, ½-3 oz lure, moderate fast action, medium power, $555.00
SUR1325-2S is 11′, 2 pc, 15-30 line, ¾-5 oz lure, moderate fast action, medium heavy power, $555.00
Power Pro is IN STOCK – ALL 298 Part Numbers with FREE Shipping and a FREE Power Pro Sticker……………
We introduced Power Pro a couple of newsletters ago, but at the time we were still waiting on some stock. Now we have almost EVERY Power Pro test and spool size in stock! Our process are very competitive and we will Ship Your Power Pro FREE to any USA address. Better yet, we were able to get our hands on some really cool Power Pro Stickers which we will be including in each Power Pro order while supplies last.
We put Power Pro in stock for several reasons, not the least of which was almost all other dealers do not stock the Complete Line. You can always find some of the more popular stuff, but if you need anything “out of the ordinary” it was really tough to find. So, we figured someone had to step up to the plate and who better than American Legacy Fishing who you depend on the have what you want when you want it. And we do.
Give us a try on all of your Power Pro needs. You’ll get free USA shipping, competitive prices, and a FREE Power Pro Sticker. It doesn’t get any better!
HELP! Help! We Need Help………………
It’s finally time to let the cat out of the bag. We have a new logo, a new web address, and a new web site. And we Really, Really Need Your Help! Our new web site is not scheduled to go live until July 1, 2010 but it is up and running now in what is called “beta” according to our fantastic web guru’s. Basically that means it’s in test mode as I understand it.
Our new web site is at You can actually place an order there if you like. We need your input on how you like or don’t like the site. How does it work for you? How’s the search function work? The accuracy of the information? The home page navigation? Whatever, we would like to hear from you.www.americanlegacyfishing.com
Effective July 1, 2010 our email addresses will change from @gloomis.us to @americanlegacyfishing.com The “front” part of the address (i.e. nikki or sales or tashby, etc.) will stay the same. Our new web site will offer a better user experience, better search, and a far better checkout system with much better order tracking capabilities after the sale. Many other “tweeks” and changes are also incorporated to eliminate what we know has been some frustrations from time to time with our current web site.
Please help us to make our web site the best you visit. We are here because of you and you alone. This is really YOUR web site. Tell us what you like, don’t like, and any suggestions you may have. We promise to be great listeners and even better “idea stealers”! With your help American Legacy Fishing Company will have the very best fishing web site on the net.
Thanks in advance for your input and assistance!
A Few Thoughts on The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Those Affected By This Tragedy………………
Dixie and I are no different than most of you. Every night we watch with utter frustration and sadness as the BP oil spill continues to destroy one of this country’s greatest resources and an entire way of life for so many people. At times we have turned the TV off as we just couldn’t continue to watch the destruction. If only those in the gulf could do the same thing.
Like many of you we have some wonderful friends along the gulf coast who we pray for every night. These are people who either directly or indirectly make their living from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. We think about a friend who runs a seafood processing plant outside of Apalachicola, Florida or another friend who sells fishing tackle in Ft. Walton Beach. We pray for our many friends who are guides all along the coast of Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida. These folks are coping with something far more destructive and life changing than they have ever faced.
Both Dixie and I have our opinions about this situation. You do as well. But we are doing our best to think past the emotions of the moment to figure out what we can do to help our gulf coast friends now and later. We intend to stick to our plans to vacation along the gulf coast in October, even if we can only eat hamburgers rather than seafood. We plan to charter a boat and guide and get out on the water, even if we can’t fish. We’ll be using local motels, buying local food, using local services, and doing our best to offer a smile and encouragement any way we can.
Don’t get me wrong. We’re not talking charity here. The folks we know wouldn’t hear of that. These are honest, determined, and proud folks who are contributors, not recipients. These folks will work 24/7 if need be to get back on their feet. We just need to provide the opportunity for them to do so. And we intend to.
Perhaps you will consider a trip “down to the gulf” as an option as well. If each of you would spend a few days along the gulf coast supporting fellow citizens during and after this disaster I’m convinced that we can all get through this. We always heard that the longest journey begins with the first step. We hope many of you will join us determined to not only take that first step, but many, many more to follow. In the meantime, we pray for everyone who is coping with this disaster. God Bless.
Do you Twitter, Toot, Tweet, Twiddle, or otherwise….
OK, I’m not a “power user” as far as cell phones, Blackberrys, or I-Phones go, but I know a good thing when I see one! Twitter is a unique idea and something we want all of you to sign up for. Why? Well, because we are going to start having some “Twitter Only” Specials. Many times we only have few of an item that we can offer a heck of a deal on. Quantities are just too small to put in our newsletter that goes out to thousands of people. Too many disappointed folks.
But, if you sign up for notifications from us on Twitter then you will hear about ALL of these small quantity Deals. Our Twitter User is: ALFCFISHING Just FOLLOW us in twitter under this I.D. and we promise you you’ll be glad you did. Some of these upcoming deals are stupendous and will sell at our cost or below. The TWITTER SPECIALS will begin in late JUNE!
Abu Garcia Revo SX High Speed (7.1:1) for $119.95 ~ Normally $169.95: We’re selling them at DEALER COST. These are 2009 Abu Garcia Revo SX High Speed Right Hand Retrieve low profile casting reels. They are new in the box with full warranty, papers, etc. The Revo SX HS has 11 bearings, 7.1:1 high speed retrieve, Duragear gearing, Carbon Matrix drag, Linear magnetic brake system, and looks fantastic to boot. The reel weighs in at 8.8 oz. and holds 140 yards of 12 lb test mono. Our take is this is a heck of a reel for $169.95, so at $119.95 it’s simply a “no brainer”.
L.H. Daiwa Procaster Rojo PRR100HL 50% OFF: Daiwa Procaster Rojo Low Profile Casting Reels in Left Hand Retrieve (sorry, no RH models) left. Model number is PRR100HL. These are great little reels and really match up great with the G. Loomis GL2 or GL3 rods. These reels are 6.3:1 retrieve, 9 bearings, have a flipping lever, only 9.2 oz, and have a line capacity of 160 yards of 12 lb mono. They Normally Sell For $99.95 but we’re offering the few we have for 50% off…Yep, $45.45 each! New, in box with warranty and all the papers, etc.
New G. Loomis Pro Green and Trout Spin rods: Loomis has just released these and they are in stock. Folks, these are some great rods. The ProGreen rods are simply a wonderful addition for you inshore and flats SW fishermen. The Trout Spin Rods are just chuckles. I mean, I am ready to go after some trout, panfish, walleye, and whatever eles I can find with these little jewels. Don’t miss out on either of these fabulous series of rods!
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.
G. Loomis 25% Off Sale: Well, it’s getting kinda’ slim, but there are still some great rods on sale. Just enter the word SALE in our web site search box and you will find over 100 items 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.
Our Custom Made 8″ Fillet Knife at $25.00 Off: GREAT Father’s Day Gift! You wonderful folks continue to amaze us! We offered you $25 off on our World’s Best Fillet Knife and boy, were we overwhelmed with orders. After that, we started receiving notes thanking us for offering such a high quality knife. So, we are extending this special so those who haven’t taken advantage of this deal can still do so. Supplies are going down fast, so order our “World’s Best Fillet Knife” soon to avoid disappointment
Rotating 40 Rod ALL WOOD “G. Loomis” Storage Rack: Another great Father’s Day gift and one you won’t find anywhere else. 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!
FREE 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, and Father’s Day soon!