Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Greetings and Happy New Year from Fish Creek Spinners!

© 2013 Albert A Rasch and
The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles™
JohnDelaney and Fish Creek Spinners!

My fishing friend and lure maker John Delaney of Fish Creek Spinners, recently sent me this note letting me know about all the great things going on at FCS!

Greetings and Happy New Year from Fish Creek Spinners! 
I hope the Winter weather is letting you enjoy the season and thoughts of Spring are beginning to take shape.

Now for the news! 
  • The website homepage has been reorganized, and work continues to improve the web store format.
  • There’s an early season 30% discount - FCS3013 - running on all web store products through 3/13/13. Take advantage of the reduced prices if you need some spinners. 
  • I added a promotion box button on the Fish Creek Spinners home page that I'll make visible when a discount is running. It will list any active codes and their specifics. I also added some Javascript mouse over pop ups on models in the grid. (The jury’s still out on whether it’s a positive or negative impact. You can disable browser popups if these bother your navigation.) When you visit, be sure to refresh your browser cache to pick up any changes; new pages, new spinners, and new codes, show up frequently and many times go unnoticed without a refresh on your browsers cache. 
  • Ultralite and Medium sized Trout spinners continue to be our best volume sellers in all markets. 
  • Always scroll down the pages. I put popular spinner models in the grids up top, but often times, less popular models are available that might interest you. Last year we added 1/5 and 1/4 oz Glass Armadillo's, June Bug Transformers, 2/3 oz Skirted June Bug Armadillos, and larger 2 and 3oz Muskie and Pike tackle. 
  • I’m also excited about using the twirling Mustad Slow Death hooks on bait rigs with our new Bullseye rigs, Walleye Props and optioned on most walleye rigs in the Walleye Category. 
  • The Large spinners and Spinnerbaits are selling online and bringing back some fish pictures from around the globe. My thanks, to all of you that sent in some pictures! 
  • This year I expect the rigs with Slow Death hooks to get some quality time in the water and bring back awesome Walleye pictures. 
  • I also have high expectations for the June Bug blade spinners – Transformers, Walleye rigs and Skirted Armadillos.
  • Stop by and check out our many products if you need a restock or want to try some different colors, a new species, or new models. 
  • Finally, always check the Assortments. Best prices on the website, especially with a discount. 

Best of luck with this years fishing adventures and Cheers! 
Noise on the Line! 

John Delaney (303) 949-9174 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Afghanistan Still Sucks...

Hello everyone!

Yes it's been a long time since I've posted anything, and it may be longer still before I can finally get back to outdoor blogging again.

I'm still in Afghanistan plugging away and earning my keep. Nothing new to report on that; it's the same old crap, repackaged for the nightly news. That's if they even mention it anymore. 

Other than that, I am older and more cynical. Still don't have many gray hairs though!

I see that the political carnival and specifically the Congressional Side Show is still running. It would be entertaining if it wasn't so dangerous. My Dad once told me, "The Cuban people got just what they asked for and deserved when they allowed Castro to take over." I could say the same for us...

On a lighter note, I hope everyone had a great holiday season, and hunting season too. Thank your blessings whenever you have your family near and can spend time with them.
Anyway, email me anytime; I can get that much easier than I can get on Blogger. 

You all stay safe, keep alert, and for the sake of the Union, vote wisely. 

Your friend,
Albert A Rasch