Tuesday, December 27, 2011

80 Miles Of Exclusive Water

Fish With The Spot This Summer

Imagine being the only group of anglers on an exclusive 80 miles of a world class trout water. Browns, Rainbows and even some Northern Pike abound in waters only accessible by permission of the Blackfoot tribe. This is River Ranche, located on the Bow River near Calgary, Alberta, Canada and just an easy flight away. 

Fishermen’s Spot will be taking a group of anglers north to enjoy this fantastic fishery July 28-August 3 2012 and you are invited to come along.  This is a great opportunity to fish a very lightly fished section of this World Class river and stay at a very comfortable facility.  In addition, you may take a cultural side trip during your stay to learn about the traditions and lore of the Blackfoot people.


Accommodations, meals, 6 Nights with 4 float trips $ 2250+5% GST/person with optional 5th day of fishing.
Transportation to Calgary, license, adult beverages and gratuities extra.

Deposit 25%/person balance 60 days before trip.  Call Steve at the shop (818) 785-7306 for more details or email steve@fishermensspot.com.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Squeezing-In Fly Time via So. Cal. Salt

It's amazing how many So Cal anglers know of the opportunities on the beach yet never get there. I have dabbled with this for several years and am only now building myself a proper stripping basket. In other words, I am pretty guilty as well. I love my trout and my granite-lined streams. So, all that aside, this season has proven to be exceptional for surf perch. These fish are fun, strong and provide a great excuse for a pre-work stroll on the sand.... Give it a shot!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Win An Orvis Helios Rod

Win an Orvis Helios Rod

To help launch the Orvis Green Phone in Fishermen’s Spot we are giving away an Orvis Helios rod of your choice in a drawing to be held February 29th 2012. 

What is the Orvis Green Phone? 
Basically it is a direct connection to purchase anything that Orvis lists in their many catalogs and their website.  Need a nice scarf for your lady, Cashmere Sweater, or a flannel shirt?  You can now order it on the Green Phone at Fishermen’s Spot and it will be shipped direct to you from Orvis with no standard shipping charges.  In addition, if you receive Orvis in-store discount coupons you can now use those on the Green Phone at Fishermen’s Spot and get free standard shipping too.  It’s a win- win and, maybe, win a new Helios rod as well.

How do I enter to win?
Each time you make a purchase on the Green Phone in Fishermen’s Spot, between now and March 1st 2012, your name and email will be entered into the drawing.  You will be notified via email if you are the winner.  It’s that simple. 

How do I use the Green Phone?
It’s very simple to order from Orvis on the Green Phone.  Just stop by our store and tell us which product from the catalogs or website you would like to order.  We will call on our direct line into the Orvis order desk and give your name and shipping information to the operator and hand the phone to you to place the order. That’s it!  The product will be shipped to the address that you have specified.
Orvis has hundreds of thousands of products in their catalogs and now you can access it right here at the Spot and get free shipping and use those in-store coupons as well.

When Can I Start?
The Green Phone is already installed and ready at the Spot.  We have Orvis catalogs available or you can access the Orvis website while you are at the store. 

The more times you order the more opportunity you have to win.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Great Weekend Ahead

Don't miss our annual kick off to the Holiday Season. 

Abel/Winston Day
Saturday December 10
with Dale Hightower

All sales over $100 you wil receive a gift certificate for 10% off the pre-tax value. Good for 120 days from date of purchase.
All sales over $300 will include sales tax & gift certificate for 10% of the pre-tax value. Good for 120 days from date of purchase. These specials may not be combined with Winston and Abel Specials.

20% off all new and used books and DVDs (great gifts).

Buy any Winston "green" rod or Abel reel and we will include sales tax and shipping if we don't have the product in stock. In addition, you can buy an artist graphic or fish graphic Abel at standard black reel pricing. Plus we will throw in 
a Scientific Angler fly line (value to $70) as a bonus when you buy the combo.

Henry Winkler Book Signing
Sunday December 11

Veteran TV and movie actor Henry Winkler loves the sport of fly fishing so much that he has written a book about it.  He will be in the shop on Sunday from 1p.m. - 3 p.m. to talk about his experiences and sign copies of his book.

Lotsa stuff happening at the Spot.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sumgummi Redo

At the vice tonight trying to refine my Sumgummi Shad. The original Gummi Minnow is a very effective pattern at time but does not have much tail movement.  My version has a softer tail and a little more flash which the fish seem to like. This has been a good pattern on LM Bass & Stripers. I even caught a wayward King Salmon on it. I like the shape on this one.