Thursday, September 20, 2012

Storewide discount thru October 31st, 2012

Enter Fallfish in the promotion code text box during checkout (on second page) and get 25% off your entire purchase. Code is valid through October 31st. Webstore Home page

Checkout Page 1 - Set Customer type (Option 1 if you want to receive any FCS mailings)



Checkout Page 2 - Address Information and Promotion Code box

 Get out in the cooler temps and enjoy the late Season fishing!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September product promo's

I finally figured out how to introduce product specific sale promotions with the Webstore product... well kinda.

Attempting to use a new Webstore feature is always an adventure. Although you find numerous links to Online Guides and references to  PDF User documentation, enticing you into the rat hole, the content quickly dries up after a few drill downs - Where's the Beef?

Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

What I found was that the way to do it was kind of buried as a hidden feature - you know - something I've looked at and ignored each time I add or update a product. Didn't help that the Option was grayed out either.



Anyways, Storewide promotions are good for the entire order - like 'Entire order 20% off'. Kind of easy and quick, the scatter gun approach.

Product promotions offer specific products at reduced prices - like '$1.00 off Small Armadillos' .

Either type will adjust prices on the Invoice and show a description of the discount after it's been applied.

So long story short, I put some out there for 4 products to offer the discounts and test the functionality. They're each active now through the month of September 2012.

Each of the affected products has it's typical price shown on the searches and detail pages. The promotion price gets assigned after the promotion code is entered in the Promotion Code text box during checkout.

The fine print in the promo process is that only one promotion code can be used on an order.

That means if you loved all the discounted products and put them on a single order, only the model applicable to the discount code you enter during checkout will get its price reduced. Bummer.

A quantity of three of the same model matching the discount code - they all get the discount.

My work around to that feature, is to ask you to send me an email - fishcreekspinners@gmail.com and we can figure it out.

I would probably suggest that you make two or more orders, each with a single model using the right promo code for each and then I would combine them, shipping extra spinners to account for the extra postage on the subsequent orders. Sound OK?

Here's the stack of discounted products with pictures from the products detail page.

1/10oz Small Armadillo's - promo code SMALLARM active through September month end


SMALLARM discount code - Small Armadillo's at $1.00 off for $2.65 each
1/3oz Metal Armadillo's - promo code SALMONSALE active thru September 2012
This is a good deal on a sweet spinner!

METALSALE - 1/3oz Metal Armadillo's at $2 off for $3.50 - Sweet Deal!



METALSALE discount code - 1/5oz Metal Armadillo's at $1 off for $3.25


Finally, the new Walleye Spinners with Slow Death Crawler Hook

1/10oz Walleye Spinners - promo code SMALLWALL active thru September 2012

SMALLWALL discount code - 1/10oz Walleye Spinners at $1 off at 2.75
Sweet Deals. Many of these sell, and I'll be put to work powder painting again!


Monday, September 10, 2012

Crawler Haulers


Up until now our Walleye rigs with Mustad Slow Death hooks have all had propeller blades with clasp swivels, most with Glass Prism eyes.

Like this -

Fish Creek Spinners Prop Dart Walleye harness

And some with double propellers like this with the swivel on front 4ft. leader - 

Fish Creek Spinners Walleye Prop w/ Mustad SDCH


Guys were requesting other non-prop blades and although I've got plenty on trout spinners, I had not built any for walleyes.

Recently, I've made time to start planning next seasons course corrections. One was to build more walleye choices and address that request for some crawler rigs with different blades.

Looking at my current blade inventory, I came up with two models - an ultralite 1/20oz version and a 1/10oz with slightly bigger blades.

Blade choices include - Inline's, Indiana's, Colorado's, Swing's, Small Prop's and of course small June Bugs!

These are all shown with Mustad Slow Death Crawler hooks (SDCH), but both versions offer blade and hook substitutions for online shoppers - 'Build a Spinner' for walleye!

All are packaged with a 4ft 20# mono leader. The blades and bodies are strung on stainless wire, not strung on the mono line. That means tying a few more knots.

All knots are 7 wrap modified cinch knots. To keep them lighter, I used .021 stainless and 35# crane or barrel swivels without clasps.

Here's a few pictures  of the 1/20oz and #1 blades -

FCS #1 White Inline - Fluor Green w/ swivel attached Mustad SDCH

FCS #1 Green Inline - Transparent Yellow w/ swivel attached Mustad SDH

FCS #1 Blaze Orange Inline - Black glass w/ swivel attached Mustad SDCH

FCS #1 Nickel Indiana = Fluor Green w/ swivel attached Mustad SDCH

FCS Samll brass Propeller - Fluor Green w/ swivel attached Mustad SDCH

FCS Black #1 Indiana - Fluor Green w/ swivel attached Mustad SDCH

FCS Small Nickel Propeller - Fluor Green w/ swivel attached Mustad SDCH

FCS  Nickel #1 Indiana - Fluor Orange w/ swivel attached Mustad SDCH

FCS #1 brass French w/ swivel attached Mustad SDCH

FCS #1 Gold Indiana - Fluor Orange w/ swivel attached Mustad SDCH

FCS #1 Black Inline - Transparent Yellow w/ swivel attached Mustad SDCH

FCS #1 Silver Inline - Fluor Yellow w/ swivel attached Mustad SDCH


Here's a few of the 1/10oz models - bigger #2 or #3 blades, more body beads

FCS #2 Brass Inline - Orange Glass w/ swivel attached Mustad SDCH

FCS #1 Fire Tiger Colorado - Transparent Yellow w/ swivel attached Mustad SDCH

FCS #3 Black Swing - Fluor Orange w/ swivel attached Mustad SDCH

FCS #3 Super Willow - Transparent Yellow w/ swivel attached Mustad SDCH

FCS #3 Super Willow - Transparent Red w/ swivel attached Mustad SDCH

FCS Black #3 Swing - Fluor Yellow w/ swivel attached Mustad SDCH

FCS Green #3 Swing - Transparent Yellow w/ swivel attached Mustad SDCH

FCS #2 Nickel Inline - Black Glass w/ swivel attached Mustad SDCH 

FCS Black/Green #2 Colorado - Fluor Yellow w/ swivel attached Mustad SDCH

FCS Black #3 Swing - Transparent Yellow w/ swivel attached Mustad SDCH

FCS Glow #2 French - Glow body w/ swivel attached Mustad SDCH

FCS Green #3 Swing - Fluor Yellow w/ swivel attached Mustad SDCH

FCS Nickel #2 June Bug - Transparent Yellow w/ swivel attached Mustad SDCH

Here's a couple links into the web store if you care to stop by

1/10oz Walleye Spinners

1/20oz Walleye Spinners

Cheers and Noise on the Line!