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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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|Hardy Zenith Sintrix Fly Rods
Item # GY104
CLOSEOUT 30% OFF! Multi-Award-Winning HARDY ZENITH SINTRIX FRESHWATER Fly Rods - Built from HARDY'S industry changing SINTRIX material, which makes rods 60% stronger, up to 30% lighter and with hugely improved impact resistance over conventional carbon fiber. Specially treated silica nanospheres are blended into a SINTRIX resin. 1000s of the nanospheres surround every individual carbon fiber, giving an even distribution of the particles throughout the resin, which results in rods with unparalleled smooth casting actions. A SINTRIX fly rod will bend further without damage and will also take incidental impacts far better than any conventional fly rod design. High performance fast-action design delivers smooth casting performance. Blanks are Olive-Slate. Titanium recoil guides and Fuji strippers. Trout models equipped with new Burl wood/machined aluminum anodized reelseats and Reverse Half Wells grips, 9'6" 6-wt and heavier rods come with salt-safe anodized machined aluminum reelseats with fighting-butt and full-wells grips.
TWO MODELS REMAINING AT THE TIJME OF THIS WRITTING: 590-4, 690-4
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|Scott "S4S" Saltwater Series Fly Rods
Item # SF106
CLOSEOUT 30% OFF! SCOTT "S4S" SALTWATER SERIES FLY RODS - One of the finest performing saltwater fly rods on the planet. High line speed, great lifting power, and very easy to load and throw at all ranges. From the titanium and type 3 anodized corrosion free components to blanks that have proven themselves as exceptional fish fighting tools, S4S rods give you a decisive edge in the salt. Their fast actions balance light in the hand and generate high line speed for quick spot-on presentations. With reinforcement technology, S4S rods reduce tracking error and deliver outstanding durability so you can turn powerful fish quickly. Each component on was selected for ultimate performance in harsh saltwater environments. They feature stealthy low glare finishes and the best corrosion resistance available from nickel titanium Recoil snake guides, to SiC strippers housed in full titanium frames to fully machined reel seats featuring type-3 hard coat anodize finishes. REG $775 NOW $542.50
REMAINING MODELS 8/17/15: 908/4, 9010/4
- X-Core Technology - Enhanced feel, incredible stability, and unequalled performance. X-Core combines the industry's most advanced composite technologies with cutting-edge design.
- Mil-Spec III anodized reel seats and Ti titanium guides offer the highest levels of corrosion resistance.
- ARC - Advanced Reinforced Carbon reduces torque and increases strength.
- Handcrafted in the USA - Built from beginning to end in Montrose, Colorado.
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|Winston Boron Iiix Fly Rods
Item # WN108
25% OFF Finished Rods Only. Winston is changing only the rod 'guides' on these rods for 2016 (slightly larger). Save big on our remaining 2015 models. As of today, 8/6/15: 386-4, 486-4, 904-4, 586-4, 590-4, 890-4
CLOSEOUT 25% OFF! WINSTON BORON IIIX SERIES FLY RODS - Incredibly light in hand, sweet "crisp" action, deadly accurate... and all with that indescribably smooth Winston feel that they refer to as "soul". Its predecessor, the BIIx, was arguably the most popular and beloved Winston of all time, so to improve on that success they had to get it right, and boy did they. I was blown away from the first cast (Bob). Utilizing higher modulus third generation Boron/Graphite Composite, Boron IIIx rods have an enormously broad casting range that lets you control line-speed for longer casts and windy conditions, or slow it down for gentle presentations up close. Increased strength in the butt section provides great lifting power for long lines or heavy rigs. Everything about this rod is "right". The workmanship is impeccable, as we've come to expect from Winston, right down to the gorgeous new lightweight graphite rod tubes they're packaged in. Winston technical advisor Joan Wulff sums it up like this... "Boron IIIx rods are an amazing combination of speed, power and smoothness." 3-weight thru 9' 5 & 6-weights come standard with nickel-silver reelseat with burled wood insert, or optional Featherlight anodized aluminum reelseat. The 9'6", 5 and 6-weight and larger models all come with the Featherlight anodized aluminum reelseat with fighting-butt.
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|Winston Boron III-SX Series Fly Rods
Item # WN114
40% OFF! Remaining models as of 8/6/15: 490-4, 590-4, 690-4, 1090-4
CLOSEOUT 40% OFF! WINSTON BORON III-SX Series Fly Rods - Very-fast action, high-line-speed rods offering an unprecedented level of smooth, progressive power for both fresh and saltwater. They load and throw with incredible ease, have wonderful "feel" throughout the casting stroke, and Winston's Boron III technology provides for incredible lifting strength; all in a super-lightweight frame. Whether casting tiny PMD split back emergers on a windy Missouri River day with the 4 or 5-weight, chucking sink-tip lines and giant streamers on the Madison with the 6 or 7-weight, or taking your shot at the Belize grand slam with the 8 through 12-weight, BIII-SX is engineered to handle ANY extreme fishing situation. And again, these rods load and throw so easily, you can cast them all day long with minimal fatigue. Boron III-SX Trout models (4 thru 6-wt) are equipped with beautiful nickel-silver reel seats with burl wood inserts and cigar shaped cork grips (full-wells grip optional on the 6-weight). The 7-weight and larger BIII-SX rods come standard with a striking new Superlight black anodized reel seat with fighting-butt, and proudly displays R.L Winston Rod Co. engraved on the reel seat barrel. Full-wells cork grips are standard on the 7-weight and larger (optional on the 6-weight).
MORE THOUGHTFUL ENGINEERING In the design phase, we looked at every aspect of the rod. We went with stealthy titanium-grey, hard-coated wire snake guides for zero reflection on the water. All of the guides are over-sized to eliminate line friction, and to "save the day" when a 10-pound bonefish is pulling a line-tangle through the guides at warp speed. Specially designed, agronomical Full-Wells grips allow the anglers hand to be in complete control throughout the casting stroke. Full wells grips are slightly larger than average in diameter with the neck being more accentuated to allow the angler a stronger grasp between the thumb and first two fingers. The swell in the mid-grip supports the other two fingers and the pocket of the hand. This new grip feel is super comfortable, and gives better support through the cast helping to reduce hand fatigue over a long day of blind casting. Grips are 7" long on the 6 through 11-wts (full wells grip optional on 6-wt) and 8" long on the 12-wt.
"Winston's designers took an unselfish approach with the all new BIII-SX, gathering and acting on feedback from some of the best fly casters and hardcore fly fishers in the world. A powerful, fast-action fly rod has never been easier to cast or more fun to fish." Bob Story
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