American Legacy Fishing Company
NEWS FLASH – November 16, 2008
By Johnny Miller
Back in my early days on the PGA tour, I actually planned a lot of my tournaments around how good the fishing was.
Now, you might think admitting such a thing would bring into question my devotion to the sport of golf, but in fact I think it’s quite the opposite. It removes any question as to my devotion to the sport of fishing.
I’ve been hooked on fishing most of my life and tournament season is no different. As soon as I finish my round for that day, win or lose, good or bad, I grab my rod and head for the water. You’d be surprised at how simply fishing till dark can completely relieve the pressures of the tour and the crowds.
Who knows? Maybe professional fishermen feel the same way. Maybe after a grueling, fight-to-the-bitter-end bass tournament they like nothing better to relax than nine holes on the links. But somehow I don’t think so. There’s just something special about fishing. Something about the scenery and the solitude and memories you share with family and friends that are worth their weight in gold.
One of my fondest memories of childhood was fishing for trout with my father and my brother, Ronnie, on Lake Merced. I was probably all of about five years old and after that trip, my fate was sealed. I fell in love with fishing.
As I got older, I continued to fish, trying to follow in my brother’s footsteps.
See, Ronnie wasn’t just your run-of-the-mill fisherman. He was the absolute fishing nut of all time. He fished every day.
I lost Ronnie to a drowning accident when he was just sixteen. And I miss not having him around to fish with now, battling over who caught the most, or the biggest, or the best. But I’ll never forget those memories of fishing with him as a kid. And I m grateful for all the new memories I make every time I go out today.
New Cold Weather Clothing from G. Loomis…
It looks like cold Fall weather is finally here. We had a wonderfully mild Fall here in Southern Indiana, but now the realities of winter just around the corner have arrived. The wind has picked up, temperatures have dropped, and there’s a frosty chill in the air. But, fishing is definitely strong with crappie and stripers leading the parade. Big bass deep and lots of other late Fall and winter fishing really provide some great trophy opportunities for us all. And this fact is not lost on G. Loomis. They offer a wonderful selection of cold weather clothing that will keep you warm even in the coldest days on the water.
“Instant” Heirlooms and why they are important to me….
My wife of 42 years and I have 7 awesome grandkids (so far). 5 girls and 2 boys. The two boys (6 and 9) can’t get enough fishing, whether with me or their grandma or their parents. The girls show some promise, but two are 18 month old twins, one is 4 and seems fascinated by the concept, and the oldest two (13 and 15) are still dealing with hormones and a general rebellion against any authority. But these two love their grandpa and will fish if I do. So, this year I got each grandchild a new G. Loomis spinning rod, a middle priced Shimano reel, and some Sunline that I thought would be “goof proof” when teaching kids how to fish. The rod and reel were perfect, but the idea of “goof proof” line for a 6 or 9 year old has proven to be somewhat of a fairy tale. I have never seen as much line under the spool wrapped around the center shaft as I saw one day on my 6 year old grandson’s reel.
What our Team didn’t like about my SUNLINE introduction….
- 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday
- 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday
- 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday
We also now have 24 hour phone ordering capability. All of this is to better serve you, our great customers.
G. Loomis Prices Increase Jan. 1, 09
Once again we remind you: As of January 1, 2009 G. Loomis will increase prices between 5% to 15% on almost all rods, blanks, and accessory items. Currently our inventory is very strong, so now is the time to buy. If you are in the UK, Europe, or Australia I know the currency fluctuations have made Loomis more expensive, but please keep in mind our Very Low Shipping Costs and the impending price increase. All combined, it’s a very compelling reason to buy now.