Friday, February 24, 2012

Ice Cubes and Thingamajigs

Bet you haven't seen these before.


Fish Creek Spinners Ice Fishing Thingamajigs




Quartz rock cubes painted with glow paint and decorated with foil eyes act as glow sinkers.

Propellers churn and make noise as jigged.

Crane swivel linkage lets offset perpendicular bait rig slowly twirl at bottom of  jig motion.

Perpendicular presentations - spotted bone, horn and rock with tied zonker strips hide a treble hook.

Fluid zonker strips dance a fish attracting action. Scent them or bait the treble.

These are glow red, but six glow colors available.




Ice fishing Thingamajig's, Gizmo's, Contraptions and Whatchamacallits.

Spotted Bone Ice fishing bait rig

White Horn bait rig

Brown Horn bait rig

Glow Rock with foil eyes and zonker skirt

Custom builds, available on request.

Send me an email if you want to take a few to your shanty - fishcreekspinners@gmail.com



Thursday, February 23, 2012

Winter Estes Park Wildlife highlights

Wildlife pictures after a few trips to Estes Park compiling this layout.

Coyotes hunting through in the wind





Outta here


Elk visiting - through the window - cause it's windy and cold out there!


Elk out the south facing window

Hmmm - need to clean the haze of these windows

Too cute, have to go outside

That's it, finally put a coat on and went out to the deck

Mule Deer

  

 Stellar Jay, Magpies and a Clarks Nutcrackers






Sunday, February 19, 2012

So I bought some rocks and a Drag'n tale

and was thinking... these are pretty cool. I got a rock thing, what can I say.

I bought rocks with Holes in them!
Hmmm, what can I do with these? Organize them?

That's a start - FCS Rocks!
They got a hole through them. My canned response on that observation? - Guess I'll make a spinner!


First, can I paint them?

Glow Red - FCS Hot Rocks
Took the paint and oven, no problem. Sweet, they look like fire ring embers. Hmmm, what next. Stay tuned for the final product. They're too chunky for a spinner, almost like a sinker...

I'm imagining a multi-propeller spinner jig, maybe bait it with some cut bait. Ice-fishing or enticing the root guarded vertical bank hiding trout, while stream fishing or off a boat on a drop off.

Hot Rocks next to Depth Charges

I like the affect of foil eyes on the glow paint


Curve ball time, I grew up picking them rocks in central Wisconsin... lots of them. Rocks have substance, they're heavy and hard. They sound good hitting the water.

Spring was a busy time, after the snow disappeared and the sun turned the plowed fields a little dusty.

As a farm kid, I had to drag them; one of my first introductions to the mindless state of repetitive bliss. No arguments or spoiled child - lawyer back talk - back then. Just get it done, it didn't go away. I was probably eleven.

Grease up the spring tooth drag, hook it up on the 8N Ford tractor's three point hitch, raise it and head out.

The biggest decision was whether to start in the center and work out, or start on the outside and work in. Drop the drag, set the teeth and jump back on. Up one side and back another. Over and Over and Over.

The noise of tractor and drag teeth hitting rocks becoming white noise, hypnotic in the constant repetition.

Your mind can't help but wander. Drift and organize, lost in the sound, sights and smells of moist soil baking in the spring sunshine.

Twenty seasoned black birds following close behind. Each looking for a meal on the sluggish earthworms turned up in the sod.

Keep a constant speed and just follow the contrasting colors of brown as the plow furrows disappear under the drag.

We had to wait a few days before picking rocks. Give the sun time to dry the soil again and let this years rock crop show up. Field stone reflects sun differently then soil.  I've been told a glacier from some Ice Age, millons of years before, melted and left them them here for me to pick.

That's about it for the drag'n tale, think I'll make the rock picker tale another day.

Monday, February 13, 2012

April Customer Appreciation Trout Spinner drawing

OK, finally getting around to doing this drawing, I apologize for the delay.

Looks like 8 entries in April's drawing


Using Random.org to pick 1 integer between 1 and 8

The winner is?


Looks like JLS from Ringgold, GA is our winner for the 12 trout spinners!

No wait, all our customers are winners.

I'll send each of the seven runner up's an FCS care package of 3 spinner surprises, including one of the new June Bug models.

Send an email to - fishcreekspinners@gmail.com - with your address info and I'll get some spinners headed to your mail box!

Get'em wet and send me a fish story!

Here's one of the new June Bug spinners.

Fish Creek Spinners June Bug Transformer

Enjoy the spinners and Noise on the Line!

Bought or buying some spinners Fish Creek Spinners online? You get to sign up for a chance to win some free ones over the next three months. Who knows, maybe this will become the format of all future drawings.

Here's January months Happy Birthday drawing results.
February large spinner drawing 
March Armadillo spinner drawing

I'll pick a winner every 5 participants. 1 -5 = 1 number, 6-10 = 2 numbers, 11-15 = 3, etc.

Pretty good odds, think about it.

This April drawing a dozen Trout spinners - 12 of these sweeties

  • Two 1/8oz Propeller Fire Ants (Transparent Blue - Brass and Nickel Props)
  • Two 1/4oz Angle Irons (#3 Black Nickel Inline blades - White and Red bodies) 
  • Two 1/8oz Glass Armadillo's (Red and Orange faceted Glass - #4 Brass and Nickel blades)
  • Two 1/12oz Glass Armadillo's (White with #1 Copper French blades)
  • Two 1/10oz Hot Rods (Double blades - Black faceted Glass) 
  • Two 1/10oz Quad props (Fluor Green - 4 propellers - Brass or Nickel)
Fish Creek Spinners April Customer Appreciation Trout Spinner Drawing
So if you're a current online customer add a comment to the post of choice or all of them with something to help me validate your order, and you're in.

How about the comment contains your first name and email Userid@cityST location.

For example - This is John, sign me up - jkd@superiorCO

no @gmail.com, @comcast.net, msn.com, etc.

That format should defeat the spammers and still let me find you in the online customer list.

Any past customers and anyone that orders over the next three months is eligible to sign up to active drawings. The sooner you order, the more drawings you can enter.

I've got records of sales back to 2008 (ISP ownership transfer lost prior info) and will be sending an email note about each drawing (provided I have a current email address).

Not sure how these will pan out, but I did put some time into selecting the three assortments, each organized into popular themes. If you win, color substitutions are easy.

That's all I got, if anybody should appreciate a few more in your mailbox, I hope it's you.  Get'n all misty now...

February was bigger stuff - Spring Muskie, Pike or Salmon spinners - 3 large spinners
  • 1/2oz Bullet Bucktail
  • 1oz Skirted Hula Girl
  • 1oz Pike Spike
Fish Creek Spinners April Customer Appreciation Spring Muskie Spinner Drawing
March was a medium Armadillo assortment - 6 medium spinners

  • Two 1/3oz Metal Armadillo 
  • Two 1/5oz Glass Armadillo
  • Two 1/5oz Metal Armadillo



Fish Creek Spinners March Customer Appreciation Armadillo Spinner Drawing

I hope this idea is met with some enthusiasm. I can't think of anyone I'd rather be sending spinners to!

Got enough? Still sign up. If you win, give them to your fishing buddy, family member or neighborhood kid. Don't fish for Muskie, maybe you know someone who does, etc.  Word of mouth advertising works for me.

Not a current customer? I hope this might tip your scales toward putting some FCS in your favorite waters. Here's a link to the FCS web store , look around, check out the reduced price assortments and have fun.

Noise on the Line!

John

March 2012 Customer Appreciation Spinner drawing

Update 4/5/12 - Seven entries, 2 winners. Not bad odds.


Picked 2 winners from the 7 entries using the Random.Org Integer Generator


Here's the outcome from Random.org


Congratulations to Vinnie and Randy! I'll contact the winners by email. 


Still time to get into the April drawing if you haven't already.


Bought or buying some spinners Fish Creek Spinners online? You get to sign up for a chance to win some free ones over the next three months. Who knows, maybe this will become the format of all future drawings.


I'll pick a winner every 5 participants. 1 -5 = 1 number, 6-10 = 2 numbers, 11-15 = 3, etc.

Pretty good odds, think about it. Here's a discount code to use at checkout if you're not a custoemr and you want in - Q1Noise - good thru 3/31/12.


Here's January's Happy Birthday drawing results.
Here's February results - every customer entry won - February large spinner drawing 
April Trout spinner drawing



This one for March is a medium Armadillo assortment - 6 medium spinners

  • Two 1/3oz Metal Armadillo 
  • Two 1/5oz Glass Armadillo
  • Two 1/5oz Metal Armadillo
Fish Creek Spinners March Customer Appreciation Armadillo Spinner Drawing



So if you're a current online customer add a comment to the post of choice or all of them with something to help me validate your order, and you're in.

How about the comment contains your first name and email Userid@cityST location.

For example - This is John, sign me up - jkd@superiorCO

no @gmail.com, @comcast.net, msn.com, etc.

That format should defeat the spammers and still let me find you in the online customer list.


Current customers and anyone that orders over the next three months is eligible to sign up. The sooner you order the more drawings you can enter.

I've got records of sales and will be sending an email note about each drawing, provided I have a current email address.

Not sure how these will pan out, but I did put some time into selecting three nice assortments organized in popular themes. If you win, color substitutions are easy.


That's all I got, if anybody should appreciate a few more in your mailbox, I hope it's you.  Get'n all misty now...


February was bigger stuff - Spring Muskie, Pike or Salmon spinners - 3 large spinners

  • 1/2oz Bullet Bucktail
  • 1oz Skirted Hula Girl
  • 1oz Pike Spike

Fish Creek Spinners April Customer Appreciation Spring Muskie Spinner Drawing

April will be a dozen Trout spinners - 12 of these sweeties

  • Two 1/8oz Propeller Fire Ants (Transparent Blue - Brass and Nickel Props)
  • Two 1/4oz Angle Irons (#3 Black Nickel Inline blades - White and Red bodies) 
  • Two 1/8oz Glass Armadillo's (Red and Orange faceted Glass - #4 Brass and Nickel blades)
  • Two 1/12oz Glass Armadillo's (White with #1 Copper French blades)
  • Two 1/10oz Hot Rods (Double blades - Black faceted Glass) 
  • Two 1/10oz Quad props (Fluor Green - 4 propellers - Brass or Nickel)
Fish Creek Spinners April Customer Appreciation Trout Spinner Drawing

I hope this idea is met with some enthusiasm. I can't think of anyone I'd rather be sending spinners to!

Got enough? Still sign up. If you win, give them to your fishing buddy, family member or neighborhood kid. Don't fish for Muskie, maybe you know someone who does, etc.  Word of mouth advertising works for me.

Not a current customer? I hope this might tip your scales toward putting some FCS in your favorite waters. Here's a link to the FCS web store , look around, check out the reduced price assortments and have fun.

Noise on the Line!

John

Saturday, February 11, 2012

February Customer Appreciation Spinner Drawing

This drawing had 4 legit customers interested; one I couldn't get verified.

Argosgirl won the drawing set by Random.org pick.

I'll be sending Randall, Frank and Todd a few too.

Every customer that entered wins Muskie spinners.

Bought or buying some spinners Fish Creek Spinners online? You get to sign up for a chance to win some free ones over the next three months. Who knows, maybe this will become the format of all future drawings.


I'll pick a winner every 5 participants. 1 -5 = 1 number, 6-10 = 2 numbers, 11-15 = 3, etc.

Pretty good odds, think about it.


Here's last months Happy Birthday drawing results


So if you're a current online customer add a comment to the post of choice or all of them with something to help me validate your order, and you're in.

How about the comment contains your first name and email Userid@cityST location.

For example - This is John, sign me up - jkd@superiorCO

no @gmail.com, @comcast.net, msn.com, etc.

That format should defeat the spammers and still let me find you in the online customer list.

Any past customers and anyone that orders over the next three months is eligible to sign up to active drawings. The sooner you order, the more drawings you can enter.


I've got records of sales and will be sending an email note about each drawing, provided I have a current email address.

Not sure how these will pan out, but I did put some time into selecting three nice assortments organized in popular themes. If you win, color substitutions are easy.


That's all I got, if anybody should appreciate a few more in your mailbox, I hope it's you.  Get'n all misty now...



February is bigger stuff - Spring Muskie, Pike or Salmon spinners - 3 large spinners

  • 1/2oz Bullet Bucktail
  • 1oz Skirted Hula Girl
  • 1oz Pike Spike

Fish Creek Spinners April Customer Appreciation Spring Muskie Spinner Drawing



March will be a medium Armadillo assortment - 6 medium spinners

  • Two 1/3oz Metal Armadillo 
  • Two 1/5oz Glass Armadillo
  • Two 1/5oz Metal Armadillo



Fish Creek Spinners March Customer Appreciation Armadillo Spinner Drawing




April will be a dozen Trout spinners - 12 of these sweeties

  • Two 1/8oz Propeller Fire Ants (Transparent Blue - Brass and Nickel Props)
  • Two 1/4oz Angle Irons (#3 Black Nickel Inline blades - White and Red bodies) 
  • Two 1/8oz Glass Armadillo's (Red and Orange faceted Glass - #4 Brass and Nickel blades)
  • Two 1/12oz Glass Armadillo's (White with #1 Copper French blades)
  • Two 1/10oz Hot Rods (Double blades - Black faceted Glass) 
  • Two 1/10oz Quad props (Fluor Green - 4 propellers - Brass or Nickel)
Fish Creek Spinners April Customer Appreciation Trout Spinner Drawing

I hope this idea is met with some enthusiasm. I can't think of anyone I'd rather be sending spinners to!

Got enough? Still sign up. If you win, give them to your fishing buddy, family member or neighborhood kid. Don't fish for Muskie, maybe you know someone who does, etc.  Word of mouth advertising works for me.

Not a current customer? I hope this might tip your scales toward putting some FCS in your favorite waters. Here's a link to the FCS web store , look around, check out the reduced price assortments and have fun.

Noise on the Line!

John




Thursday, February 9, 2012

Plenty of Pink


Lots of pink model choices - just sayin!


Still time to get some in the mailbox. Happy Valentines Day!

Use Pink214 code good for 20% discount through 2/14/12