The Mystery of Wiley X Sunglasses

     The Wiley X Sunglasses have been around for more than 28 years. Many people are not as familiar with them. The sunglasses are great, affordable, high quality, and much more. They are great for those who love the outdoors. Many Nascar drivers wear them such as Carl Edwardsm Greg Biffle, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, and Matt kenseth. You kow if the Pros wear them then they are a product that you should investigate them. Why are they so great? What's new with Wiley X in 2014? Let's solve this mystery together!

Facts about Wiley X Sunglasses.

  • Wiley X : A Leader for 28+ Years in Performance Eyewear
  • Heritage: Standard issue for U.S. armed forces, elite military and law enforcement personnel around the world.
  • Premium Safety: The only Premium performance sunglass brand whose entire line meets the stringent ANSI Z87.1 standards for high impact. Optical clarity as well as OSHA-grade for safety.
  • Function: Only Wiley X has patented removable Facial Cavity Seal technology to block eyes from wind, dust, debris and light while amplifying polarization and reducing eye fatigue.
  • Lens Technology: 8-layer shatterproof Selenite polycarbonate polarized lens construction with scratch resistant layers(T-Shell)
  • Hydrophobic coatings and anti-reflective  coatings for 100% Filter 8 Polarization and UB protection.
  • Recognized: The eye wear choice of NASCAR greats and Basspro Edwin Evers and Stephen Browning.
  • U.S. family owned-operated:
  • If you are into active outdoor activities like boating, ATV riding.  come in and pick up a pair for exceptional eye protection.
  • Maybe you need a pair for work. All lens and frames are ANSI marked.
  • Try them on and find a pair especially for you.
  • Prices range from $80.00 to $140.00. Some even comes with changeable lens.
  • Be like the pros: Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth.
  • Protect your eyes and have some fun.
  • Comes in Polarized and Non-polarized.
  • They are available in Ladies & Men’s styles!

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     The mystery has been solved & Wiley X will be a purchase that you will not want to miss out on! Stop in and ask for Doris at the Sunglass counter. She is one of our mystery solvers when it comes to fitting you for the right pair of sunglasses!

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Dressing like a Pro

Dressing like a Pro

 Not only are you a professional fisherman but you should look like one too, with Columbia's Performance Fishing Gear (PFG) collection at Bass Pro of Memphis. Today we will be featuring Columbia's Bahama II, Bonehead, and Tamiami fishing shirts. These tops will keep you cool and dry for those hot summer fishing days. 

    Our Bahama II shirts are 100% nylon, with omni-shade UPF 30 protection from the sun's harmful rays. Our Bonehead shirts are 100% cotton ultralite poplin. And last, out Tamiami shirts are 100% polyester with omni-shade UPF 40, omni-wick, and antimicrobial. All these tops come in long-sleeve and short-sleeve in a variety of colors.

        Each and every detail on the PFG tops has a purpose or function on them. For example the velcro tap above the pocket holds your fishing rod in place while you change out your lure. These shirts also feature a utility loop for your pliers, clippers, or a lanyard with a tool attached. All the pockets feature drain holes in them when wade fishing, or can be used to fed fishing line through. Also all three shirts feature venting in the back which provides air flow for cooler wear and faster drying. The mesh built into the shirt prevents fabric from sticking to the body.  

     Not an outdoor fisherman, that's okay, Columbia's PFG collection is great for ballpark games, vacations, summertime outings, or for everyday wear. Our fishing shirts are very stylish and show up on our top 20 best seller list every week here at Bass Pro of Memphis. So come out and get yours today and tell them Holli sent you.  

The Benefits & Features of the Bahama II, Bonehead, and Tamiami Short & Long Sleeve Styles:

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Turkey Season is complete with the Redhead Reality Series Decoys!

     Turkey season is right around the corner and the turkeys have already started gobbling. This year Bass Pro Shops has all your needs for a successful hunt day-in and day-out. The new Reality series turkey decoys are as real as they get and don’t hurt the pocket book to bad. The new 2014 line up starts off with the new Reality Series Remote Crazy Jake. This is a dominant looking turkey with a remote motor for it to move and peak the interest of other jakes in the area. It comes with a fabric fan for the tail feathers to make it a big decoy.

     The second brand new decoy set of the year really isn’t new but has received a nice upgrade! The Three Foam Hen Decoy pack is the deal for all turkey hunters. It's a great deal!  These very realistic decoys come with one upright hen, a relaxed jake, and one lookback hen. If you add these to your crazy jake, you wont have a problem collecting beards this season.

     This year the NWTF (National Wildlife Turkey Federation) has teamed up with Bass Pro Shops to make a box call through the reality series calls. With every purchase of this call, you receive a free year membership with the NWTF. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a federation to help conserve the wildlife in your county.

The Redhead Reality Series Crazy Jake Turkey Decoy:

The NEW Redhead Reality Series Remote Crazy Jake Turkey Decoy System:

The Redhead Reality Series HD Turkey Decoy-Lookout Hen

 

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Tournament Tips using Bass Pro Brand Lures

Tournament Tips using Bass Pro Brand Lures

By Cody Blackwell

                In a recent tournament at Beech Lake in Lexington Tennessee, I had some really good luck and won the tournament with a bag of 16 pounds. We started the day fishing some lily pads with Bass Pro Shops Tournament Series buzz baits in chartreuse and blue. Several fish swirled on the bait and we caught a lot of smaller fish. We did manage one keeper on the buzz bait that was around 2 pounds.

                Later in the day, with higher sun, we focused on brush piles and other structure with a Bass Pro Shops Square Billed Crank bait and we managed one good fish on it. It was about 2 – 3 pounds. The bulk of the keeper sized fish were caught on a Z Man Chatterbait. I teamed this up with a Bass Pro Shop Sassy Sally swim bait as a trailer. This makes the bait appear bigger and more lifelike in stained water and during overcast periods.  This particular bait has been around for some time but not many people seem to use it. It is a relatively over looked bait but very effective on bigger fish.

                This particular tournament was a local bass club tournament. We enjoy this type of fishing because a lot of camaraderie is developed among the members. Plus, we learn from each other and hone our skills as a group. Good luck and good fishing!!!

 

Bass Pro Shops Tournament Series Buzz Baits:

Z-Man Chatterbait Lure:

Bass Pro Shops Square Bill Lure:

Bass Pro Shops Sassy Sally Swim Bait:

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Crappie Fishing made easy with Bass Pro's Crappie Maxx & more!

Crappie Fishing made easy with Bass Pro's Crappie Maxx & more!

By Frank Hollie

                I took advantage of a break in the weather and made a quick trip to local lake in Oakland, Tennessee, for a few hours of crappie fishing. I walked around the lake and decided to try out one of our Trout  Magnet soft plastic lures. I used a black and green striped Trout Magnet on a 1/64 oz. jig head. I fished it under one of the small Trout Magnet bobbers. It was a little windy so I just let the bait bounce along with the wind. BAM! I caught several crappies and one big bream in about 3 hour’s time.

 My rod was a 7 foot Crappie Max light action rod with a Bass Pro Shop tournament series reel with 6 pound Crappie Max fishing line. All in all it was a great lightweight rig with excellent action.  I found the Trout Magnet to be very durable and I used the same one the whole time that I fished.

I would highly recommend the Trout Magnet. It is a durable and versatile bait which can be used in cold weather to attract several different species of fish. It comes in a variety of colors and the jig heads come in various weights and designs.

While you are getting ready to go fishing, don't forget that the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Classic is going on now through March 16th. We have some awesome deals for all you fishermen. We hope to see you soon! Happy Fishing!

Product Information:

Bass Pro Shops Crappie Maxx Fishing Poles- These poles range in price starting at $39.99 and up.

The Bass Pro Shops Crappie Mass Fishing Line: Starts at $7.99 and up.

The Trout Magnet Lures: Start at $2.49 and up

 

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Cabin Fever Leads to Fishing

Cabin Fever Leads to Fishing

By Lesley Allen

                The awful winter weather that we have been experiencing has been the subject of many conversations lately. For us trout anglers, the drive to Arkansas to our favorite waters has been nearly impossible due to recent snow and ice storms. This past Saturday was different, we actually had a warm front that moved in. Luckily the warm front is here for a few days and we can all get outside and hopefully do some fishing.

                My husband, Chris,  and I called our local guide, Mark Crawford , in hopes of enjoying the impending warm weather and floating the Spring River in a drift boat. Mark had Saturday free and was happy to indulge us. Little did we know that the hopes of warm weather were just a tease, or perhaps, a missed forecast!

                We prepared our gear the night before so that we could get up at 5 a.m. and get on the road to Mammoth Springs, Arkansas. It was cold and dark when we left the house at 5:15 a.m. but seat warmers in the truck and hot coffee made the drive bearable. We arrived at Dam 3 at 8:15 a.m. and it was a sweltering 26 degrees. We were optimistic about the sun coming up and warming us up. Mark told us that there was a bit of ice in the bottom of the boat and to be careful stepping in. Luckily we had on several layers underneath our waders. We planned on having to take layers off as the day progressed.

                We left Dam 3 and began fishing. Instantly we were on fish. We caught several rainbows of varying sizes as we chatted and floated on. We fished quite a few streamers like black, olive, and brown woolley buggers and the catch was almost constant. But, the air didn’t seem to be getting any warmer. In fact, by 10:00 a.m. the sun still wasn’t out and it was still below freezing! Mark handed each of us several Hot Hands hand-warmers to put in our pockets and, in my case, in my gloves!

                As we neared big brown trout water, I hooked into a nice rainbow. It was my biggest fish thus far on the Spring River, and, as Mark netted it, I couldn’t help but think that this frigid trip was just meant to be. Mark took a couple of photos and we released the fish. A few minutes later, Chris hooked up on a nice brown trout. Another beautiful fish and a photo for the old scrap book. Yes, life was good, but hey, where was the sunshine and the 45-48 degree weather that the weatherman had forecast??? There was still a great deal of snow and ice along the riverbanks.

                We ended our float at the Bayou Access. The boat launch there had several inches of snow and ice on it. There is a long hill to climb to leave this area and it was a good thing that Mark had 4-wheel drive on his truck. We had the heat blasting in his truck so we could thaw out a bit. Yes, it was an amazing day of fishing but if we hadn’t layered our clothing it would have been impossible to fish. Just remember, even if the forecast calls for warm weather, it doesn’t always happen. If you are floating down a river you can’t just run back to the truck for another jacket or more gloves. Take an extra layer with you or try some Hot Hands! They really work! Tight lines!!!

*Reminder that the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Classic is going on now through March 16th. We have some deals that you won't want to miss out on!

Product Information:

The Hot Hands: start at $9.99 & up

The Wooley Bugger Lures: start at $32.99 and up

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More Fish $500 Gift Card Giveaway!

For the month of February, Bass Pro Shop will be accepting $2.00 donations for a chance to win a $500 gift card!  The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation was created  in 1984 to protect and restore fish and wildlife and their habitats.  NFWF provides grants on a competitive basis to protect imperiled species, promote healthy oceans and waterways, improve wildlife habitat, advance sustainable fisheries and conserve water for wildlife and people. Birds, freshwater fish, marine and coastal ecosystems, wildlife and habitat are focal areas.

NFWF’s Congressional mandate is to connect government agencies, non-profit organizations, corporations and individuals to combine federal funds with private donations for effective, results-oriented conservation projects. Since its establishment in 1984 through 2011, NFWF has awarded over 11,600 grants leveraging $576 million in federal funds into more than $2 billion for conservation.

NFWF supports conservation efforts in all 50 states, U.S. territories and abroad. Grants are made through a competitive process and awarded to some of the nation’s largest environmental organizations, as well as some of the smallest. More Fish!

This is a excellent foundation and with the help of Bass Pro Shop you can win a $500 Gift Card!

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The 2014 Duck Calls to Listen For

As we come into the New Year and the end of another successful duck season. RNT has released 3 new duck calls available at Bass Pro Shops that are killer calls. These calls would be great additions to the Redhead lanyard for next season.

Duck CallThe RNT Daisy Cutter is your new price point call for 2014. It is similar to the old Daisy Cutter but has increased the back pressure of the call and slimmed down the mouth piece. This call is a single reed call and made with a natural wood.

The next call on the list is the RNT Microhen which is going to change your whole duck season. The long body on this call is going to be able to produce the loud pitched, squeaky sounds a young hen would make headed to feed. The call is a single reed call with a sturdy acrylic body. 

The famous call for this year is the RNT Mondo Duck. The name of this call describes it all as it will be calling in a mondo amount of ducks. The Mondo Duck is going to be that famous deep raspy mallard call that can swing them down. It’s going to have a short insert for low pressure and an acrylic body with a stainless steel band wrapped around the middle.

All of these duck calls are going to make a great addition to the collection. They sell for $79.99 and up. So even though the seasons over, it’s never too early to start getting ready for next season!

 

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Streamer Fishing for Big Brown Trout

Streamer Fishing for Big Brown Trout

By Lesley Allen

            I love brown trout. They are a beautiful fish and they fight with an intensity that is hard to describe. On a recent trip to the White River, I had the opportunity to “hunt” for big browns with my fly rod. I actually had a guide to take me out in a drift boat which made it a lot easier.

            Now let me clarify “easier”. I had some instructions before going out with the guide. You can’t just run out into the water and expect to catch a big brown. The easiest way to catch them is on higher flowing water out of a boat. Two generators or more is ideal. Also, this endeavor is best done with a sink tip or full sinking line and an 8 weight fly rod. The flies are larger as well.

            If you have never cast a sink tip, intermediate, or full sinking fly line, it does take a bit of practice. It can be dangerous too, because if you mess up, you can stick yourself or your boat mates with a pretty big fly. You have to slow your cast down a bit and allow the rod to load so that you can shoot the line out. Rio, Scientific Angler, and Orvis all make some great weighted fly lines that are ideal for high water fishing.   

            The flies that you use on high water take a bit of getting used to. Dungeons, Zoo Cougars, and Bottom’s Up flies are just some of the streamers that will work. These flies all have 2-2/0 hooks and are very sharp and some are articulated with multiple hooks. You cast them out and work them back by stripping them and popping the rod tip up and down. The action on them is very lifelike.

            I pounded the banks with my streamers and then stripped the fly back to boat at a medium pace. Sometimes you could see the fish come up and hit the fly and other times you could see a flash. The hits were strong and almost violent. The rod would almost jerk out of my hands as the fish hit. I didn’t hook many but they were all 18 inches or better. It was heart-pounding fun!

            If you would like to learn more about stripping big streamers on high water, please come by the fly shop. We have a good selection of streamers. We also have a variety of weighted fly lines and 8 weight fly rods to turn over those big flies. Make sure you enjoy the great outdoors and all that it has to offer. See you soon at the White River Fly Shop at Bass Pro-Memphis.

 

Tight lines,

Lesley

 

Weighted Fly Lines:

 

Articulated Streamer Fly:

*notice the size comparison

 

Various Streamer Flies:

 

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Spring Fishing Classic in Memphis, TN


Spring Fishing Classic

Bass Pro Shops will be holding its annual Spring Fishing Classic this year from February 28th to March 16th! Come out and enjoy great sales, seminars, meet and greets, free food sampling, and family activities throughout this three week event!

The first weekend of the Classic, February 28th through March 2nd,  we will be joined by National Pros holding seminars and meet and greets. Come see Dalton Wilson,  3-Time Bassmaster Junior at Mississippi State Champion and 2013 Bassmaster College National Championship Contender, Friday February 28th at 7PM for a seminar on Straight Worm Fishing Tactics. He will be in the store for a few hours Friday for any tips you may need or questions you may have! Also, join Bill Dance, the legendary bass angler, for a meet and greet on Friday February 28 from 5 to 9PM!

The second weekend of the Classic,  March 7th through March 9th, we will have Mike Whitten and other local pros giving seminars at varying times each day. See chart for seminar times and topics! Come learn new techniques and get great tips from these guys!

Seminar Schedule for March 7th-9th.

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

7PM Flipping and Pitching   for Bass

11AM   Locating Bass in New Waters

11AM   Locating Bass in New Waters

1PM   Topwater Techniques for Bass

1PM   Topwater Techniques for Bass

2PM   Spinning Reels Tactics for Bass

2PM   Spinning Reels Tactics for Bass

3PM   Does the Color of Your Bass Lure Matter?

3PM   Does the Color of Your Bass Lure Matter?

4PM   Techniques for Fishing Smallmouth

4PM   Techniques for Fishing Smallmouth

5PM   Choosing the Right Soft Plastics for Bass Fishing

5PM   Choosing the Right Soft Plastics for Bass Fishing

 

The final weekend of the Classic on March 15th and March 16th, we will have our FREE Kids Next Generation Weekend! This event will be full of fun and exciting activities for kids of ALL ages to participate in! Catch your very own fish at our Catch and Release Pond we will have running from Noon to 5PM on Saturday and Sunday! Also, from Noon to 5PM, come get your FREE photo taken and printed with us in the store both days! There will be kids workshops at 2:30PM and 4:30PM and FREE crafts from 1PM to 4:30PM! The first 150 kids to participate in the Kids Next Generation Activities will receive a FREE Tackle Box!

You can also enter our Spring Fishing Classic Sweepstakes, running from February 28th through March 16th, for a chance to win a 2014 Nitro Z7 boat and fishing with Edwin Evers!

 

Bring in ANY of your old, used, broke, or even new reels between February 28th through March 5th to trade-in for a discount, varying on the price of the reel you wish to purchase! You could also do the same with your old, used, broke, or new rods between March 7th and March 11th to get a coupon for a new rod you’d like to buy!

Come try of FREE Fried Fish Sampling on March 8th  from 2 to 4PM right here in the store!

New this year, there will also be a Women’s Beginning Fishing Workshop for any women who would like to learn more tips or just touch up on their fishing skills at 3PM on March 15th! Demonstrations, tips, and advice for those looking to better their fishing game or start a new hobby.

Come out and join us for all these great activities! It’s definitely something you won’t want to miss!

 

*Appearance are subject to change

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The Hunter’s Footwear Favorites

The Hunter’s Footwear Favorites

     My husband, Bryan, enjoys wearing his Ducks Unlimited Tall Merino Wool socks and Bass Pro waders while he hunts. His favorite socks are the Ducks Unlimited Tall Merino Wool Boot Socks and the Redhead Classic Series II Neoprene Boot-Foot Waders are his favorite. We all have our favorites. What are yours?

SocksThese socks are naturally odor resistant, itch free, and stay up top of  your legs. Nothing is more aggravating than having to pull your socks out of your boots. This particular pair of socks also has the fatigue fighting arch support and reinforced toes and heels for longer wear time. The socks are available in camo and brown/tan. They have improved the durability of the sock, which enhances the product. Oh and best of all, they are machine washable and made in the U.S.A!

Waders

Not only are warm socks a necessity, but waders are also a must! Who wants to get wet and be miserable. You will need a reliable pair of waders. Bryan trusts the Bass Pro brand Redhead for all his footwear needs. He owns the Redhead Classic Series II Neoprene Boot-Foot Waders. They are 100% waterproof. This particular selection is available for Men, Women, and Youth. A bonus feature if you have kids that are still growing, they have adjustable shoulder straps! A few other features that are a must have are the front hand warmer pocket and the pouch for your shells if you are hunting. The waders are durable, and have proven reliable performance. With all the features you are getting, the value is exceptional! Make sure you try on a pair and who knows you might be taking the whole family on your next hunting adventure!

      As we all know, this Memphis weather is very unpredictable. It could be warm or cold. You will want to have a pair of hand warmers in your hunting bag. They are affordable and worth it to have some heat while you are waiting in the hunting blind for your next big buck. They are a great addition and last minute trip necessity!

     We all have our favorite footwear necessities. As hunters, we want reliable, durable, and comfort while outdoors. So, next time you are looking to purchase new footwear gear, stop by our Footwear department and let one of our experts assist you.     

 

 

SIZING CHART:

RedHead® Neoprene Boot-Foot Waders

Size

Chest

Waist

Thigh

Inseam

Outseam

Calf Seam

     

8

41"

38"

22"

31.5”

52.0’’

16’’

     

9

42.5"

41"

23.5’’

33.5”

53.5’’

16’’

     

10

45"

42"

24.5"

34.5”

56.0’’

16.5’’

     

11

45"

42"

24.5"

34.5”

56.0’’

16.5’’

     

12

46"

44"

25"

34.5”

57.0’’

17’’

     

13

48"

46"

26"

34.5”

57.0’’

17.3’’

     

14

49.5"

47.5"

27"

36.5”

58.5’’

17.5’’

     
 

 

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Portable Night Time Vision for Boaters

     With duck season being in full swing, people are getting their boats ready to hit the water. One thing that every boater is required to have when making the morning trek is bow lights and stern lights. In some cases smaller boats do not come equipped with the light sockets to attach these lights. With the new line of Bass Pro Shops portable pole lights this problem can easily be resolved. These units come with LED bulbs, which are designed to burn brighter and last longer. With the clamp on mounting bracket, they are designed to mount to virtually any boat (up to 2.4” thickness). You know have portable vision! This is a great unit that provides you with the necessary light needed while operating a small boat or tenders without 12-volt electrical systems. The lights only require three AAA batteries (not included, but available at Bass Pro Shops) and are small enough to easily be stored in most compartments. The portable light is water-resistant. The best part is not only do they come in a light gray color, but they are also available in camouflage for only $39.99. Stop by the marine department and let one our marine experts show you this exceptionally great new product.

 

**Don't forget to check out all of our blogs on our website! Make sure you read the one on winterizing your boat!

 

Photos of the Bass Pro Shops Portable Clamp-On LED Round Light

 

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Bait Ball Lures

Live Target Bait Ball Lures

On a recent fishing outing to Pickwick, I had the opportunity to try out the new Live Target Bait Ball. This is a brand new lure and is available in two different depths and comes in a variety of colors. The thread-fin shad color in the 8-12 foot depth was very successful. On the second cast, I started hooking large mouth-bass. The first fish was 2-3 pounds and the next fish was a solid 4 pounder. After the second large-mouth, I could not keep the striped bass off of the lure. I hooked 5 striped bass in a row and all were around 2 pounds. As I moved to different structure, I was able to catch large-mouth all day and stripers intermittently.

            All in all, this is a very good lure. I was a bit apprehensive about the price, but after my success, I bought several more in different colors. The bait is very durable and easy to cast. It runs true to the depth that it is rated for. It has natural swimming action that attracts fish, even several bream followed it to the boat. It is a great all around bait but especially when the shad are running in a large school or “balling up”. Come by the fishing department to view our selection of Live Target Bail Ball lures!

Happy Fishing!

Frank H.

Fishing Lead-Memphis

 

 

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Crappie Madness 2014!

Crappie Madness

 

Dates: Friday and Saturday February 7 and 8

Friday and Saturday February 14 and 15

Times: Fridays 5-8pm

            Saturdays 11am-6pm

  • Seminars will be held each day of the event. On fridays join us at 7pm and Saturdays at 11am and 2pm for seminars given by local and national pros. Plus, the first 25 people to attend the Pro Crappie Seminars at each time will receive a FREE Stainless Mug giveaway.

Come out February 8th only from 1pm-5pm and catch a live fish in our catch a release fish pond. Set up inside the store, our fish pond allows kids of any age to come in and learn about fishing. You won't want to miss out on this!

Also, while you are here, stop by the photo station and get your photo taken. It is a FREE photo download where you are on the cover of Crappie Magazine! This is fun for kids and families! Photos are available on Fridays from 5pm-8pm and Saturdays from Noon-6pm.

You can also come in and enter for a Crappie Rigged 2014 Tracker Pro Team 175 TF boat. Entries are only available during the times of the seminars each day. (Fridays at 7pm and Saturdays at 11am and 2pm)

Enjoy some Fried Fish samples made with our very own Uncle Buck batter each Saturday from 2pm-5pm.

This is an event you won't want to miss. Come out and enjoy these seminars and activities with us!

  

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Cold Weather Fly Fishing

Cold Weather Fly Fishing

By Lesley Allen

            Winter time is a great time to fly fish. The big fish gather up to spawn and there are usually fewer people out in the rivers. If you are brave enough to go out when it is cold, then you have a much better chance of catching a trophy trout. However, you have to know how to keep warm while you are out there.

            Have you ever heard the phrase, “cotton kills”? Well, it is true when it comes to keeping warm. I never wear cotton socks with my waders. Why? It is simple, if you sweat while wearing cotton you will get cold, and, if your feet get cold, you are miserable. You may even get frost bite. Synthetic or wool blend socks allow you to sweat and wick away the moisture. Wool or synthetic blend socks are very comfortable and often thin enough to wear several pairs at one time if necessary.

            Merino wool or a synthetic fabric also makes for great long underwear. Under Armor and Redhead make some great base layers that are thin but extremely warm. When I wade in the colder months, I usually wear long underwear with a thin pair of fleece pants on top. This enables me to keep very warm and comfortable under my breathable waders. I also wear a long underwear shirt followed by a casting shirt and then a fleece jacket and maybe a wading jacket as well. This way if I begin to get too warm, I can take off a jacket or shirt and still be warm. We carry a great variety of shirts and jackets at Bass Pro as well.

            Just remember to always layer your clothing under your waders. Don’t wear cotton. You should choose a synthetic or wool blended clothing. Take a change of clothes and towel to keep in your car just in case you slip or get wet.  Don’t forget a buff or warm hat and a pair of gloves!

            Tight lines!!!

 

 

Check out some of our Thermal Collection here at Bass Pro Shops!

Men's: Bass Pro's XPS Thermals & Under Armour Base Layer Thermals

 

Ladies: Bass Pro's XPS Thermals & Under Armour Base Layer Thermals

 

Ladies: Under Armour

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Winterization: Protect your Investment and Avoid Delays Next Spring

 Protect your Investment and Avoid Delays Next Spring

As it is getting colder outside, it is important to have your boat winterized. Hopefully, you have done so, but if not, here are a few basic tips to ensure that the life of your boat will be prolonged and in top shape for the next boating season.

  1. On your last trip out to the lake, it is important to take notes of the different things that need to be repaired or replaced. Don’t forget to inspect the fire extinguisher as this is also vital.
  2. Next, clean the boat from top to bottom. You may also notice a few things to add to your “to-do” list. Make sure the boat is aired out well as we do not want any moisture trapped in their creating any types of problems such as mold.   
  3. It is now time to inspect the engine. Just like cars, it is important to change the oil, replace any filters, and check the coolant, hoses, and belts. Many boat dealer can provide services if you feel that you may need assistance.
  4. Once you have inspected the boat thoroughly, it is time to store the boat. Many people cover their boats with a boat cover; however, it is a personal preference. A rule of thumb, always check the owner’s manual for any special instructions as there could be do’s and don’ts that should be followed.

            If you have questions, our Tracker Boat Center here in Memphis, TN, would be happy to help you. Boats are like cars and need to have annual inspections, too!

 

 

Bass Pro Shops

6140 Macon Rd

Memphis, TN 38134

Phone: (901) 213-5800

 

Tracker Boat Service Center

6737 Summer Ave

Memphis, TN 38134
Phone: (901) 388-7268

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What's the story behind your sunglasses?

Let me give you a little history on Costa’s sunglasses.  Costa sunglasses were founded in Florida in 1983 by four fishermen who weren’t satisfied with ordinary sunglasses. That’s how Costa sunglasses began with their 400 lens that landed them in their market.  Costa Sunglasses are built by hand and backed for life.  All Costa Repair Shop calls are answered by a member of their staff in Florida.  Now, Costa sunglasses have 580 technologies and it goes beyond polarized.  There are many features of the 580 lenses. They block yellow light at 580 nanometers for greater comfort, less fatigue and enhance colors.  They also block Shortwave High-Energy Blue Light, which cuts haze and blur for crystal clarity.  They block 100% UV Light providing protection from the sun’s harmful rays and also provide 100% polarization, virtually eliminating reflected glare and reducing eye strain.  The 580’s allow you to see 2 to 3 feet deeper in water.  Come on in and try on a pair! You will love them just as much as many of our associates love them.

Did you know that the Maui Jim Sunglasses started as a vision-to create the most beautiful view under the sun?  They have several features that you will enjoy. They provide vision without glare or harmful UV.  They display a full and vibrant color. This vision has made Mai Jim Sunglasses the fastest-growing polarized sunglass company in the world. Maui Jim Sunglasses are sold worldwide and in over 25 countries.  Maui Jim Sunglasses enhance color; blues are truer. Greens are brighter. Reds are more vibrant. Maui Jim Sunglasses wipe out 99.9% of glare Blocks 100% of UV rays.  

I bet you didn’t know that Costa Sunglasses and Maui Jim Sunglasses are available in prescription or reading glasses. Costa Sunglasses come in 1.75 and 2.50 strength reading glasses and Maui Jims sunglasses come in 1.50, 2.00 and 2.50 reading glasses. 

 Whether you choose Costa Sunglasses or Maui Jim Sunglasses, I am sure you will be pleased. Come by and try on a pair and find that perfect fit.  Perfect for fishing, laying on the beach or driving around. We have a large selection of each to suit your needs.

 

 

The below photos show the detail and different styles on two of our associates.

One of our Costa Style Sunglasses:

   

One of our Maui Style Sunglasses:

    

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Bear Archery 2014 Line Up

Bear Archery 2014 Line Up

Bear Archery has a great line up for the 2014 year. They have 4 new flag ship bows that are blazing fast and have a smooth draw cycle. Also along with the new Pro-line bows, they are advancing the main line bows to a new and improved style of riser. But lastly, let’s not leave out the ladies with two new female bows. The new flagships start off with speed. The Agenda 6 is what bear archery is all about. Its 100 years of evolution. The Agenda 6 has a 6 inch brace height, peak weight can reach 80 pounds, and shoots 360 FPS. The Agenda 7 has a 7 inch brace height, peak weight of 70 pounds, and shoots 345 FPS. The Anarchy HC has a 7 ¼ inch brace height, peak weight of 70 pounds, and shoots 330 FPS. All three bows have a dual cam system unique to the bear bows. The last flagship bow is the single cam Venue. The bow has a 7 inch brace height and shoots 330 FPS. For the Main line bows there are a few. They have released 6 new main line bows to the 2014 season. New to the lineup is a price point dual cam called the Effect. This bow has a 7 inch brace height and shoots 325 FPS. The Authority, Attitude, and Apprentice 3 will be replacing the Legion, Encounter, and Apprentice 2. The last 2 bows are your female bows. The Rumor will be replacing the Siren which will have a 6 ½ inch brace height, peaks at 60 pounds, and shoots 300 FPS. Lastly the new Finesse will be replacing the Homewrecker. This new bow line is expected to arrive in late December in Bass Pro Shops.  So, get ready because they you won’t want to miss out on this great collection!

If you have questions, our Archery Techs will help you find the bow that fits you. Stop by our Archery dept or call us today at 901-213-5800.

 

**Expected date will vary with availability and times are subject to change.

 

AGENDA 6:

VENUE:

 

ANARCHY HC:

 

 

 

 

 

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Gizmos and Gadgets

Gizmos and Gadgets

By Lesley Allen

                It is no secret that fly fishing is a gear intensive sport. There are all kinds of different tools and gizmos that you can carry out on a river or lake but what are the essentials that you need? The more I fly fish, the fewer things I carry. I have become a minimalist on the water.

                As far as tools go, I only carry a few on my fishing trips. Forceps or pliers are something that I cannot live without when I fly fish. You can de-barb hooks, remove hooks from fish (or yourself), and you can bend or straighten hooks with them. If you are fishing a “catch and release area”, they can save you a $250 ticket! Hemostats are also inexpensive and easy to carry.

                Nippers are another essential tool in my fishing pack. You have to be able to cut knots, trim ends, and add tippet. You can even cut a broken fingernail or hangnail out with them!  You can sharpen them if they become dull, and they are so small, that they certainly won’t weigh you down. If you want to go even more technical, you can get a combination tool for tying knots and clipping line. These “combo” tools not only have a nipper and nail knot tool but they also have a hook eye cleaner and a small file to sharpen your hooks with.

                Let’s face it; none of us are getting any younger. My eyes are certainly changing, probably as I sit here and type. A magnetic tippet threader is a miraculous tool. You can set the eye of your fly in the groove and thread tippet through it with ease, and quickness.  These tools can be priceless on a windy day or when your eyes just don’t want to cooperate with you!

                All of my tools need to be right within reach. I always attach them to my chest pack or shirt pocket with a zinger or a retractor. Retractors should have a metal cord and will last a long time. Again, a very inexpensive yet essential tool to help make your fly fishing trips easier.

                Come by the fly shop to see our selection of fly fishing tools. Let us help make your fly fishing trips easier and more productive. Tight lines!!!             

             

 

 Below is a photo of some of the "gismos and gadgets" in the Fly Shop Department:

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Family Fishing this Fall

Dads and Moms, now that fall has arrived don’t forget to take advantage of the many fishing opportunities in and around Memphis.  The Shelby Farms recreational area off of Walnut Grove has several stocked lakes and is an ideal location to take the kids fishing.  Weekends are a great time to take a break from school activities and enjoy the wonderful outdoor world with your family.  At Bass Pro Shops, we have a complete selection of fishing supplies for the beginner and the professional.  We also have a fantastic selection of children’s fishing equipment. Kids like to feel important, so how great would it be if they had their own tackle & pole. We have a wide variety, so stop by and pick-up some fishing supplies and enjoy the upcoming Memphis fall weather with your family.

The below photo is of the kid's fishing equipment:

 

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