American Legacy Fishing Company
NEWS FLASH – February 1, 2009
RECORD WINTER STORM CAUSES SEVERE “CABIN FEVER”…….
I love winter! Bone-chilling cold, slippery roads, shoveling snow, closed schools, frozen locks, rock hard ground, no open water, gray skies…….And this week we got a dose of Extreme Winter with a “100 Year” Ice, Sleet, Freezing Rain, and Snow Combo! Right now our local county has declared a “State of Emergency”. Everything except American Legacy Fishing is closed. No McDonalds, No Gas, NO ELECTRICITY! So, I thought it was only fitting to share our situation with everyone. Electricity at our house MAY get restored next week, but for now it’s Damn Cold. Lows tonight and tomorrow night are predicted to be 15 Degrees F. Most likely we will stay here in the store where we DO have electricity. The Pictures from this Ice Storm tell the whole story! We actually measured the ice on some of our trees. The average diameter? Over 1 Inch!
My point? Don’t you wish Spring were here?! Along with Winter comes Severe Cabin Fever for all of us. Thoughts of being out on the water, a nice soft breeze at our backs, the warm sun beating down on us, tossing a new “hot” crankbait, trying out that new rod and reel…….Spring can’t get here soon enough, especially after this nasty ice storm.
So, we’re dedicating this Newsletter to all of you fellow “Cabin Fever” suffers. We’ve picked out some items that should definitely be considered as “necessities” when updating your gear or simply adding to the arsenal. With Spring (hopefully) “just around the corner” here’s some suggestions that will make your 2009 fishing season special.
G. Loomis “SPRING” rods are In Stock and just waiting for you……………
Most of you know that G. Loomis really does make the World’s Best Fishing Rods. Sure, there are some fancy rods out there that will try to convince you that, due to their “technical” pedigree they must be better, but the fact is we’ve tried all of these “pretenders” and they may be close to Loomis, but, simplyput, they just aren’t as good. And often their price is several times Loomis’ price!
This said, take a look at the New G. Loomis Trout Spin Rods (TSR) for those smaller Spring trout & panfish. Light as a feather, world class construction and performance, 2 pc. portability. Priced from $275 to $445 (2 – GLX models) these are a “must” for any serious fisherman.
Another series of rods we always sell lots of in spring are the G. Loomis Trout & Panfish (Classic) Spinning Rods. Starting at a itty-bitty 4’6″ length through 7′ long these rods always surprise us by how much FUN we have when we use them. 1 and 2 pc, $125 to $385 (1 GLX), these light, super sensitive rods make even a small Crappie a heck of a lot of fun. Great kid’s rods as well.
Early Spring Bass Fishing dictates considering the Loomis Spinner Bait Rods and even the Crank Bait Rods. The 2 new GLX Spinner Bait Rods are awesome, as are the 2 new GLX Crank Bait Rods. Of course, these are all in stock
Don’t forget those Spring Salmon. Float, Drift, or Side Drift we have the longer rods you will need. Look at the Newer STR series rods or the STFR Float rods. No one knows Salmon and Steelhead fishing any better or offers more rods than G. Loomis!
Fly Fishing? Spring Freshwater can be a blast with a light WhisperCreek, quick StreamDance, medium priced EastFork, or economical Xperience. All of these rods include the G. Loomis’ world-class quality and toughness while exhibiting the most advanced sensitivity and power. Having trouble choosing? Just drop us a note explaining what you intend to go after and let us make a recommendation.
Right now, Saltwater Fly Fishing is what I dream about, given this nasty weather. Ah, warm sand, salt breezes, bikini clad…….ooops, my mind is wondering. The CrossCurrent Fly Rods offer a wonderful assortment of weights and configurations. Once again, we’re happy to offer suggestions that will get you into the perfect rod!
Shimano Builds the WORLD’S BEST CASTING REEL in the “UNDER $250” Class…..and we offer a NO RISK 90 DAY RETURN PRIVILEGE…..
OK, I know I wrote about the New Shimano Curado reels last Newsletter, but I gotta’ do it again! I just LOVE these reels! Bigger Gears, Smaller Profile, Lighter, and $20 Less than the previous Curados, this is really a MUST HAVE REEL for anyone who uses a casting reel in this size range! Personally, I first bought the 300 series and coupled it to a Loomis Muskie Rod ready for that Trophy I know I’m going to get this year. Then I added 2 of the 200 series to my arsenal along with the new GLX Spinner Bait and Crank Bait Rods. I’m Ready!
Here’s the deal: These fabulous reels sell for $179.99 for the 200 Series which is available in Right or Left hand models, 7.0:1 or 5.0:1 (RH only) ratio. The 300 series are a mere $249.99 for what is probably the most durable reel I have used in a long time, and these babies have tons of features! The 300 series are Right or Left Hand, 6.2:1 ratio. We have every Curado configuration in stock.
I’m so convinced you’ll Love this Reel as much as I do that if you buy this reel and don’t feel as strongly about it as I do we’ll give you a store credit for 100% of the purchase price as long as you return it WITHIN 90 DAYS! Honestly, I don’t expect to get ANY of these back…..
Spring Tune-Up MUST HAVE…Sunline Fluorocarbon or Mono line..Try it, You’ll LOVE it! You know, the more I “Get Into” the Newsletter the More Enthusiastic I get! Maybe that’s because my mind is distracted away from the cold weather and not having electricity. Anyway, if you haven’t tried Sunline YOU ARE MISSING OUT! This is way different than any Fluorocarbon line you may have tried in the past. IT ISN’T STIFF! And the Mono Line? Folks, you have NEVER used a Mono that is like this. Tough as nails, little stretch, NO MEMORY and NO SUN DETERIORATION! We all “re-line” in Spring and I’m telling you that YOU NEED TO TRY THESE LINES. Take a look at our web site for All Sunline Products.
Tell you what, since I’m in my “Enthusiast Mode” (I get this way when I really love a product) we’ll do the same thing with Sunline that we offered with the Curado. If you buy any Sunline from us and it does not live up to my billing, just return it to us within 90 Days and we’ll give you a store credit for the purchase amount. That’s how sure I am that you will become a “Sunline Purist” once you try the first spool!