World’s BEST Fillet Knife Sale, New G. Loomis Rods, Stradic CI4-2500 Reels IN STOCK, Revos, and more info……….
Persistence paid off as Barry Battista caught this nice brown trout April 15th at Spring Lake in Florida just before dark on Tax Day, April 15, 2010. Barry says this shows it pay to do your taxes early! We agree!
You may not realize this, but there is a hidden specification on every fishing rod made. It’s unpublished and never advertised in any catalog or specification sheet, but it’s extremely important.
I never knew about this "undisclosed" specification until about 5 years ago. Dixie and I were flying into one of Davey and Michelle Beaushene’s pristine wilderness camps for a 5 days fishing trip. This time we happened to choose Clear Lake from their 12 outpost camps available. We had been into Clear before and loved the fact that just the two of us could fly into this picturesque wilderness and be the only people on this fantastic catch-and-release lake. We also liked the fact that we could portage into two other lakes, one of which contained lake trout. These options gave us walleye, northern, and lake trout all available in one trip on three different lakes.
We arrived at Davey and Michelle’s early Saturday morning and were eager to get airborne, soon to be escaping to our "private" lake. From past experience we knew that well within a 5 minute boat ride was a spectacular reef that often yielded walleye over 5 lbs. Frankly (I swear this is true) there we days that we had trouble catching fish small enough for dinner!
In no time our gear was stowed and my best fishing pal’s nephew, Mike Gate, had us and the turbo Otter in the air. Mike was a great pilot and had become a friend over the many years we had been fishing out of Nestor Falls Fly In Outposts. It was a real bonus that he was my fishing pal, Keith Gate’s, nephew. We regaled each other with fishing stories about Keith as the miles and clouds passed. Soon we were landing on Clear Lake, ready to do battle.
We unloaded the plane, helped load the outgoing guests gear, exchanged a few stories about past trips to Clear, and then bid Mike and his new passengers adieu. The lake was ours alone! Stow the food and gear, get our fishing rods and reels ready, and hit the lake. If there’s a better time on a fishing trip I don’t know what it is. The months of anticipation are over and we’re on the water and ready to catch some fish!
By 5 in the evening we decided to call it a day. This first abbreviated day we had caught no less than 60 or 70 nice walleye. And not even using live bait. We gave that up several years ago after we found out just how voracious these fish are. Gulp baits in worms, leeches, and twisters worked amazingly well, so why fool around with live bait. We had managed to catch 3 nice "dinner sized" walleye and in no time they were filleted and delivered to Dixie at the kitchen stove. Dinner was as good as any gourmet restaurant could possibly provide.
The next morning broke crisp and cloudless. Perhaps this would be a good day for taking a shot at some lake trout. After a lumberjack breakfast of hot cakes, bacon, eggs, and fresh black coffee we loaded our boat with all our gear and headed out to "the third lake" as we called it for some lakers.
Davey had boats in each portage lake, so all we really had to do was grab all of our gear out of our boat and follow the trail to the next lake. There awaiting us was a smaller boat and motor and can of gas. Load the gear and head up to the next portage. Now this one was a bit trickier as the approach was into a rapids which was all of 10 inches deep. Pushing with a paddle we finally managed to "park" our boat so the gear could once again be unloaded. The third lake was about ½ mile away down the trail which was now teeming with Canadian "big boy" mosquitoes. Definitely needed to proceed as quickly as possible to avoid any involuntary transfusions.
Once we reached the third boat we loaded and headed for the trout. This lake was about 95 feet deep, so lakers were here. We used our fish finder to get a lay of the land ( or water as was the case here). Soon enough we found the drop offs and were jigging for strikes. Now, as good as the walleye fishing is on these lakes the lake trout fishing is more challenging. The sun was beginning to warm things up as the morning breezes disappeared. Come on fish, bite!
Off and on for the next two hours we had some hits, but no fish. But no matter. Here we were on this gorgeous lake on a beautiful day with each other and God’s grace. But man does not live on love nor grace alone, so I suggested a fried walleye sandwich (made from last night’s leftovers) was in order. Dixie readily agreed and we both reeled in and sat our rods aside in favor of the cooler with sandwiches, pickles, and drinks inside.
First I moved back to the cooler and then Dixie repositioned. Soon each of us had our sandwich and were kicked back relaxing, each in a collapsible boat seat we had brought. And then I made the discovery. Where was my rod? Not beside me, not alongside Dixie, and this was a small boat. "Is this your rod" I heard from the front.
How she managed to pull my rod out from under her bottom and still look quizzical is beyond me, but she did. What was held up for display had a new bend not normally designed into the rod. Matter of fact, my once medium-heavy, fast action rod now was more like a wimpy, overcooked noodle. Backbone? Broken. Stiffness? Past history. This rod was a goner.
Dixie still had that little girl look. I held the rod up. "It’s broken" I said in what, for me, was an extremely courteous and controlled response. Dixie apologized, not totally convinced she was the culprit but not having any other plausible explanation. Now I felt bad.
There were a few minutes of uncomfortable silence. Way too uncomfortable for vacation time. "You know what, I think I see what happened here", I said to get Dixie’s attention.
Now she perked up, expecting my many years of fishing expertise to absolve her of any responsibility relating to an obviously defective rod.
I moved back in the boat and saddled up next to her on the middle seat. "Here’s the deal. All quality fishing rods have an action rating, a power rating, a line range, and lure weight range."
"Oh, I didn’t know that", she said quickly.
I held the rod close so she could see this information prominently displayed on the blank just above the fore grip. She nodded and started smiling. Surely I was about to show skills comparable to Sherlock Holmes by deducing one of these ratings had been exceeded.
"Oh, there is one other rating on the rod and I’m sure that’s what caused this failure", I said. She leaned forward so she was sure to hear my explanation.
"See, right here it says ‘maximum butt weight 100 pounds’. I think this is what caused the problem"
Just the other day Dixie said she may reconsider and actually go fishing with me again. I figure as she’s gotten older her memory is getting cluttered and she may actually not remember why she stopped fishing with me about 5 years ago. I’m sure she remembers Clear Lake, but perhaps the rest is simply forgotten or at least fuzzy. That would be good.
Personally, I think the "hidden specification" on fishing rods is probably best kept confidential and only shared between us guys. No reason to alarm the ladies.
This newsletter we have some "breaking news" from G. Loomis regarding some new saltwater as well as freshwater rods,. Be sure to take a look as you are the first in the world to learn about these new rods. We also have great news about adding Abu Garcia Revo reels to our offerings along with a NEW super special deal you are sure to love. We also JUST RECEIVED 70 Shimano Stradic CI4-2500 reels. They’ll probably last a day or so. Order now if this is on your wish list. There’s also lots of chit-chat and some great pictures this issue as well. Thanks for taking the time to look everything over!
The World’s Best Fillet Knife ON SALE ~ $25.00 OFF and FREE Shipping……………………
We have sold hundreds of our World’s Best Fillet Knife over the last year. It’s a heck of a deal at $75.00, so it’s an UNBELIEVABLE DEAL at $49.00! Yep, we really couldn’t come up with a decent reel or rod special this newsletter, so we figured we would offer everyone a chance to see just what a world class fillet knife is all about. Just as the G. Loomis GLX rods have to be experienced to be believed, our fillet knife is also a "must use" tool that has to be experienced to be believed.
Made from high carbon razor steel, this knife is hand stropped and guaranteed to be the sharpest knife you have ever used. Better yet, it will hold its edge far better than the softer stainless steel bladed fillet knives. This is truly a knife you will pass down to your kids or grandkids (when they are old enough not to cut themselves).
Our knife is 13" overall length with a very useful 8" blade. The handle is a full 5" long and made of hard rock maple. But that’s not all. This knife comes in a custom handmade Eric Whisnant tanned English leather sheath. Truly a work of art.
We know our customers want the best fishing gear and this knife fits that description perfectly. Comes with a Lifetime Warranty. Where else are you going to have a chance to own "the best in the world" for under 50 bucks? Only at American Legacy Fishing Company! Just click on this "World’s Best Fillet Knife" and you’ll be on your way to ordering this magnificent tool!
Shimano Stradic CI4-2500 Reels Arrive – They Won’t Last Long……..
Nikki just popped her head in my office and told me we just received 70 of the impossible-to-get Shimano Stradic CI4-2500 Reels. I was flabbergasted! We’ve been trying to get more of these for 6 months! You’re finding out about these quicker than anyone, so if you have been trying to score one or more of these super-light spinning reels don’t delay. Order now while we still have them. I project we’ll sell all of these out within 48 hours or less of this newsletter coming out. Price is $199.99 and one heck of a bargain considering just how fine this real is.
Don’t Delay – Order Now to avoid disappointment!
The Stradic CI4-1000 Are currently out-of-stock but due in soon!
New G. Loomis Saltwater and Freshwater Rods Soon to be Released…………………
We just got word that G. Loomis will be introducing 12 new saltwater rods and 12 new freshwater rods in May. The saltwater rods are all casting rods in the Pro Green (PGR) Series which was Rod Product of the Year at last year’s ICAST Fishing Tackle Trade Show. These new rods will be added to the 9 existing Pro Green Spinning Rods to make this series a full 21 different rods. The new casting rods are from 6’10" long to 7’4" long in mostly fast actions and from medium light to medium heavy powers.
When we first saw the Pro Green rods at last year’s ICAST we were truly impressed by their light weight, sensitivity, and tremendous power so we expect these new rods will be equally as impressive. They have great components and sure fill a need most of us saltwater flats guys have. I fished the Pro Green spinning rods last year around Apalachicola, Florida and found their performance to be far better than expected. I can’t wait for these new models!
The new freshwater rods are all 1 pc Trout Spin rods fitting nicely in
the G. Loomis Trout Spin (TSR) Series. There are 11 new models ranging from 4’8" to 7’6" long. All but one rod is ultra light power. Actions are from moderate fast to fast with lure weights from 1/32-1/8 up to 1/16-5/16 ounce. These are all 1 piece rods and all for spinning reels. With these additional rods the TSR series now has 19 models, 14 of which are ultra light power. This means that G. Loomis now has the largest selection of ultra light spinning rods offered in the world. Great news for all of us ultra light fishermen!
When the TSR series first came out about 18 months ago we were impressed with the upgraded components as well as the sensitivity and feather-light weight. No doubt these new rods will continue to exceed our expectations. Oh, I almost forgot. There will be two new GLX rods among these 11 new rod, bring the total GLX rods in the TSR series to 4. We can’t wait!
Next newsletter we will have all of the specifications and hopefully by then a full and complete inventory of every new rod. As soon as we receive these they will be on our web site as well as on display in the store. Stay tuned!
American Legacy Now Has ALL of Your Abu Garcia Revo Needs IN STOCK………………
Just in the last week we have received all of our Abu Garcia Revo inventory. Every Revo model available is in stock, including the impossible-to-get Skeet Reese in both right hand and left hand retrieve. But only a few of each!
We have been doing a lot of research over the last 9 or 10 months debating whether to carry this brand, but after some serious field testing we’re convinced these reels deserve a place on our shelves and meet our "world’s best fishing gear" objective. Wonderfully light in weight, responsive, and great feeling in your hand, these reels rock. We have a full complement of both right hand as well as left hand retrieve models.
Couple one of these well-made reels to a G. Loomis rod and you will be amazed at the overall balance as well as the world-class performance. Guess that’s to be expected from one of the oldest continuously operating fishing reel manufacturers in the world.
FREE G. Loomis Hat with any New G. Loomis Rod….
OK, I know we’ve been touting this deal for a long time, but hey, it’s a FREE $20 – $22 hat so why not? And it’s so simple: Buy any new G. Loomis rod and get a FREE G. Loomis hat. Buy 5 new rods and get 5 new hats. Well, you get the picture.
These hats are first quality, genuine G. Loomis and worth every penny if you bought one at it’s regular price, so when they’re free along with No Sales Tax (except Indiana) how can you lose? Be sure to check your rod shipping tube for the free hat as sometimes they stick inside the tube and don’t just drop out when you take your new rod(s) out.
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.
Megabass 50% Off Sale Continues: Just a reminder that we are offering 50% off our normally low prices on select Megabass lures. Not all Megabass lures, but selected models and colors that typically are the more expensive variety. Don’t miss out on this Once-In-A-Lifetime Sale.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.
Daiwa Megaforce Plus Reel for $49.00: I couldn’t believe it, but we still have a few of these great reels left in both RH and LH models. With 13 BEARINGS this is a reel anyone should have at least one of. Great features, even greater Price!
World’s Best Fishing Hat: We’re still shipping these great hats for free. With a solid Gold warranty and no-questions-asked return privilage you really need to try one of these. Spoil yourself – just this once!
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!
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.
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