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|30% OFF! Abel Super 7/8N "SNOOK" Reel by James Prosek
Item # 377888
30% OFF! ABEL SUPER 7/8N "SNOOK" by James Prosek to benefit the Snook Foundation - One hundred of the individually hand painted, anodized and laser engraved snook design reels will be produced. Reels are accompanied by a signed and numbered, individually produced 11x14-inch giclee print of a snook by James Prosek. The print number will correspond to the reel number. The American-made Abel Super 7/8N is machined from cold finished 6061-T651 aerospace grade aluminum. Reels are then precision machined on C.N.C. lathes and mills. The reel holds a 7-weight line with 225 yards of 20-pound backing or an 8-weight line and 200 yards of backing. It weighs 6.8 ounces. WAS $1095 (I currently have in stock #18 and #49 of 100), NOW ONLY $766.50
The late William R. Mote, an inventor and industrialist, established the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota Florida in 1967. Since then, the laboratory has become known for its research and contributions to marine conservation. Mr. Mote's love and concern for the snook led him to establish the first successful culture program in 1996, and subsequently to authorize the establishment of the Snook Foundation in 1998.
"His vision for the foundation was for it to serve as a platform for anglers and conservationists to preserve, protect and enhance snook and game fish populations." Rick Roberts, executive director, Snook Foundation.
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|Abel Super 7/8 Qc "BONEFISH" Reel by Tim Borski
Item # 377917
30% OFF! ABEL SUPER SERIES 7/8 QC "BONEFISH" by Tim Borski to benefit The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (formerly Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited). One hundred of the individually hand painted, anodized and laser engraved Bonefish design reels will be produced. The new 9.1-ounce Abel Quick Change or QC model reel is the latest concept in reel design. Spool change is accomplished virtually instantaneously by backing off the drag knob, pushing in and rotating the reel's center cap. No tools are required for the fastest and easiest change of any reel in the fly-fishing industry. Super Series QC models utilize 6061-T651 cold finished aerospace grade aluminum for the spool and frame. The drive system is C64200 silicon aluminum bronze. Buna sealed micro-bearings are ISO 9001:200 and AS9100 certified FAA TSO C149 aircraft bearings. Its large arbor design provides the proper ratio of hub size to spool width for optimum line capacity, pick-up and performance. WAS $2000 (I have #29 of 100), NOW $1400
Borski, a university-trained artist who grew up fishing for Wisconsin smallmouth bass with casting tackle, now gives talks on saltwater fly-fishing at the International Game Fish Association and other venues. His contemporary paintings are collected by anglers and birding enthusiasts and are displayed in galleries from Key West to Japan. Borski paints wildlife art in watercolor, oils and acrylics utilizing bold interpretive strokes. He has developed into one of the world's most recognized 'fish and bird artists.
The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (formerly Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited) is a 501(C) 3 not-for-profit organization based in South Florida with a worldwide presence. The organization supports or collaborates on research projects throughout the Caribbean and Pacific with a goal to protect and enhance both species by gaining a better understanding of their biology and ecology. It is B&TT's belief "that by bringing together recreational anglers, guides, lodges, the marine industry, and other business interests, they can raise the funds and other support needed to conduct this essential research."
The organization's mission statement goals and purposes include -
- To support education, conservation, and research to help understand, nurture and enhance healthy bonefish and tarpon populations;
- To nurture and enhance the bonefish population, initially in the Florida Keys, eventually expanding our horizons globally;
- Serving as a repository for information and knowledge related to the life cycle, behavior and well being of the species;
- Supporting research and gathering information related to the condition of these fisheries, as well as their behavior and life cycles;
- Providing educational material to the public and fishermen;
- Working with regulatory authorities and the public to insure that the laws protecting these species are enforced; and
- Interacting with government agencies to assist in the management and regulations related to bonefish and tarpon.
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|30% OFF! DEMO: Ross F1 1.5 Fly Reel
Item # 439074
30% OFF! DEMO: Ross F1 1.5 Fly Reel This one was used a handful of times but shows little use (looks new). It has that backing that we used still rigged (Fl. Yellow 20lb rigged for a LH wind). WAS $500, NOW $350. Only one available.
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|30% OFF! Hardy "PROAXIS-X" Sintrix Saltwater Fly Rods
Item # 442917
30% OFF! Hardy "PROAXIS-X" Sintrix Saltwater Fly Rods HARDY'S development team, led by five-time Tarpon Gold Cup Grand Champion, Andy Mill, have pushed Hardy's SINTRIX technology to the absolute limit. The end result is staggering in performance and durability. Fast-action rods loaded with cutting edge features, like lightweight salt-safe hardware, titanium recoil guides and Hardy's revolutionary SINTRIX resin (described in detail above). PROAXIS rods are lighter, stronger, more impact resistant and capable of withstanding much higher loads than standard graphite fly rods. These are built to take the punishment and perform at an ultra-high level in any situation. Blanks are Smokey-Blue color, and equipped with a new Hardy machined/anodized aluminum reelseat with fighting-butt and Full Wells grips.
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|30% OFF! G Loomis Eastfork 10' 5WT
Item # 442983
30% OFF! G LOOMIS EASTFORK 10' 5WT Used just a few times by FC Staff. Great tailwater nymphing rod. This is a 5wt, and has a small fighting butt. We fished it with an SA Expert Distance 5wt and were impressed with the setup. This was a WAS $435, NOW $304.50
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|DEMO: 30% Off Sage Bass Ii Smallmouth Bass 290gr
Item # 443808
DEMO: 30% OFF SAGE BASS II Smallmouth Bass 290gr. This is a fun rod to fish and is the newer of the BASS rods offered by SAGE. This was the demo that the FC Staff tested when they first came out. This rod has caught plenty of large and smallmouth bass. The line (used) is included. Handle shows some wear and tear, but is in good shape. If you would like pics, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will shoot a few for you.
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