Every year I like to give the readers a leg up on Holiday buying gifts by sharing with them things that I myself always have on my wish list for the Holidays and why should this year be any different? So here we go!
I recently went to the web site of Key Largo Rods located in Islamorada (shouldn’t it be Islamorada Rods?) www.keylargorods.com
and glanced through the product list and found many of the fishing rods I use on my charters listed on the product page. You too can do as I did and find a top quality and affordable fishing rod to match any fishing you might want to do and order them direct from Key Largo Rods to have shipped before the Holidays or you can just charter me and fish with my Key Largo Rods.
You probably noticed in the pictures I send out on my fishing updates that I use a lot of Daiwa spinning reels and there is a reason for that. Daiwa makes a great product and if you are willing to spend some hard earned bucks you too can own a high quality fishing reel for less than two hundred dollars that can last you a lifetime. I like the Daiwa Tierra and Advantage spinning reels and use then on all of my charters. www.daiwa.com.
You have probably noticed that in my writings I mention my new Yamaha SHO VMAX 250 Four Stroke Outboard engine a lot. The reason I do that is because this is by far the best outboard engine that I have ever owned. www.yamaha-outboard.com.
Beside the fact that it matches up perfectly with my 2008 Pathfinder 22’ XL Tournament Edition Pathfinder Bay Boat made by Maverick Boats, www.pathfinderboats.com.
, a boat that I chose not to upgrade because it looks and performs like new this outboard engine weighs in at 77 pounds lighter than my last F225 Sport Model outboard engine and is 25 horsepower stronger and gives me a cool 3.1 to 3.8 miles per gallon at 3500 RPMs and at 30 to 33 miles per hour with a full load on board which is my comfortable running speed while on charters and the outboard engines still gives me the peace of mind of being as reliable as any Yamaha outboard engine that I have ever owned. Call Bob Hewes Boats at 305-681-6602 and ask for Pedro Molina or Brian Wiborg or go to www.bobhewesboats.com
for information on how you can obtain a Maverick Pathfinder boat or Yamaha outboard engine.
Take advantage of a promotion that Yamaha is offering from December 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011 that gives you 5 years of warranty protection coverage or up to $2000 in credit on many of the new Yamaha outboard engines!
My boat has every little toy fishermen might want like my 36 volt Minn Kota trolling motor www.minnkota.com
, Lowrance HDS 8 depth recorder/GPS that helps give me an edge every time I head out on the water. www.lowrance.com
, my Power Pole that I cannot live without when fishing shallow waters in Biscayne Bay, Flamingo and in the freshwaters of the Everglades, www.power-pole.com.
, my casting platform on my bow that was manufactured by Jeffrey Ray of Grand Slam Aluminum Fabricating Inc. that specializes in manufacturing anything aluminum and installing all of your electronics the way they should be installed on your dream boat 305-904-3344, and of course you want the best seating a boat can have so why not put some Tempress seats on your boat like I have on mine. Every small boater needs a high quality trailer to place their boats on so how about a new Continental Trailer www.continentaltrailetrs.com
, add a set of Air Tight Bearing Protectors to your trailer wheels and trailer your boat everywhere knowing a bearing failure is a thing of the past www.airtighthubs.com
, and of course you’re going to need a reliable, fashionable, comfortable and strong vehicle to pull that boat so check out the new Chevrolet Avalanches, Silverados and Tahoe’s that will get you to your destination in comfort and luxury. www.Chevrolet.com
, www.gm.com .
Fishing tackle is a must if you expect to catch some fish so having the best equipment to add to your fishing reels and rods is a must.
Mustad hooks have been on the market for over 100 years and they only get stronger, sharper, lighter and better. www.mustad.no
, and of course you will need fishing lines like Stren monofilament www.stren,com, , FINS Braided lines www.finsfishing.com
, if you like fishing artificial lures like I o than your going to need a stock of Rapala products www.rapala.com
, and of course Hookup lures to fish your Gulp shrimp and jerk baits from www.hookuplures.com
, Gulp Alive www.berkley-fishing.com
, and a tool that I will never be without while on the water the Cajun Thunder float made by Precision Tackle and of course when I need to catch live bait and that is on almost 80 % of my charters I need a top quality cast net and my cast net of choice is the Bait Buster nets that can be found at www.justcastnets.com
, and I always use a sunscreen and insect repellent when I’m around the water and Smartshield fills the bill every time. wwwsmartshield.com, and when it’s time to land that trophy fish I won’t be caught without my Stow Master landing net the finest landing net on the market.www.stowmaster.norsemenoutdoors.com.
When it comes to boat and engine work the guys at Bob Hewes Boats are top notch! www.bobhewesboats.com
While on the water you definitely want to look good and how better than to look like you know what you’re doing so be decked out with Columbia Sportswear. Whether its pants that dry fast and are light, pants that are warm, shirts that protect you from the sun, bugs, blood and guts, to socks that are comfortable, face, head and hand coverings to protect you from the sun, jackets that keep you warm, foul weather gear that is light as a feather but still does the job and shoes to meet everyone’s needs no matter what your outdoor sport might be and all comfortable, stylish and durable. www.columbia.com.
To keep in touch with what’s happening in Florida Fishing what about a yearly subscription to Florida Sportsman Magazine. www.floridasportsman.com.
And last but not least a fishing adventure of a lifetime with Captain Alan Sherman on the “Get Em” of Get Em Sportfishing Charters. www.getemsportfishing.com
Well that covers my wish list how about yours? Keep in mind that these are not just gifts that you might want this time of year but all year long every year!
Gear up with these fine products and you can expect your next fishing adventure to be a fishing adventure of a lifetime!
Capt. Alan Sherman
"Get Em" Sportfishing Charterswww.getemsportfishing.com.
Field Editor of the Florida Sportsman Magazines Action Spotter Report South Region
Field Editor of the Florida Sportsman Magazines Internet Fishing Forecast South Region
Editor of the Miami Heralds South Florida Fishing Report Thursdays Edition