AJAX Guide Service – your fishing adventure awaits!

May 6
Posted by The Guide's Wife Filed in In Entertainment, On the Water

ajax guide serviceThere’s nothing better than coming up north to Leech Lake on a fishing trip and landing that big ol’ fish you’ve been dying to catch! But where do you go to catch that fish? How can you optimize your chances at landing the “big one” to take your glory pictures with and post online to make all your friends wish they were there? It’s a big lake out there and knowing the right spots is crucial. Do you need some help? Do you need the equipment and a boat and maybe someone to show you the ropes? Most of us do! The best way to get the much needed help is to hire a Guide. But what can they offer you? There are at least 5 reasons why hiring a Guide is the best way to go: and here they are.

1- You will catch more fish.  They know the water, they are out there everyday, learning where to put you at the right place and the right time.

2- You can try new stuff!  They usually have new and fun things to try out, reels-rods-lures and electronics, so you can try before you buy.

3- They can teach you about the lake and about how to catch fish. They can show you where to go that is safe and new ways to fish on new waters.

4- Going with a Guide is cheaper than getting your own stuff! Enough said, right?  All of the expenses and the insurance and the equipment upkeep is off your shoulders.

5-  It’s FUN and EASY! That can only be a good thing.  Guides will help you with anything you don’t want to do, tie your lines, set your lures, running the boat, taking the fish off and cleaning them.  Those are all things I do not like to do, so a Guide sounds like a great plan to me.

But who?  Problem solved: Ajax Guide Service to the rescue!! Who is this Ajax Guide Service you may ask? Why Ajax? The owner is Adam Jackson- therefore: AJAX.  Clever! Is he any good?  Oh my, yes. Adam has been in the business since the young year of 1996 and has loved every minute of it.  He spent the last 8 years in the beautiful state of Alaska as a professional Fly Fisherman.  He is a USCG licensed Captain and is fully insured along with his Lund 2011 ProGuide beauty.  He has credentials, baby.  This guy knows what he’s doing and besides all of that, he’s easy to hang with and loves being out there!

Check out his website and see some pics of him and his lovely family who are avid fisher’s as well! So head on over to Leech Lake and book a trip with Ajax Guide Service– let them guide you to the fish.  Let your Leech Lake adventure BEGIN!  www.ajaxguideservice.com

Reeds Family Outdoor Outfitters – For the Whole Family!

Jan 2
Posted by Your Guide Filed in In the Stores

People who are familiar with Leech Lake know that Reeds Sporting Goods, is synonymous with fishing on Leech Lake and hunting, whatever your needs may be! At Reeds, they have a huge selection of everything related to outdoor sports that take place in the woods or on the water. The best part is that if you are visiting with the family, there is something for the kids, the wife and of course, the husband. When people visit the store for their first time, you can tell they are completely awe-struck by the abundance of items and the selection. During my visits to Reeds Sporting Goods, I have seen many well seasoned sportsmen with a childish look of wonderment on their face state “This is my first time here. This place is amazing!” The contents and staff in this store really do put the big guys to shame. You’ll never find the type of customer service or expertise from Cabela’s or Gander that you find in Reeds Sporting Goods.

When you first walk in the store you are in the clothing/apparel section which contains probably the largest selection of women’s, men’s and children’s clothing in Walker, Minnesota. As you step deeper into the store, you start to find all sorts of fishing equipment, ranging from above average items at a great price to professional grade fishing rods, reels, lures and the funnest fishing equipment: electronics. If you fish deep sea or freshwater from a canoe, Reeds has a selection of electronics for you whether you are in search of a navigation system or a simple fish finder. During the winter, they have pretty much any type of ice flasher, depth finder or underwater camera you could ever imagine. They carry products from all of the top companies: Vexilar, Lowrance, Marcum, Showdown, Aqua-Vu and more. If you want to know about one of the items in the fishing department, you can just ask one of the staff. Although, he will have already greeted you before you need to go in search of him. If you aren’t interested in electronics and stick to the old way of fishing, you will be interested in their massive selection of Jigs, Spoons, Spinners, Flyers, Whistlers and whatever type of lure you are in search of.

If you actually make it past the fishing section before the store closes, you will find the gun/hunting department that has the largest selection of firearms you will ever see in your life! From the selection, you’ll find antique handguns, the greatest and newest handguns, rifles and shotguns. Reeds works directly with manufacturers, so they are able to be the first to get some of the newest firearms before anyone else. The employees in the gun department have an abundance of knowledge that would overwhelm the most knowledgeable firearm enthusiasts but they are able to assist those who have no knowledge of guns by informing them, not belittling them. They also have many accessories such as ground blinds, decoys, ladder stands, trap throwers, clay pigeons and other accessories for all types of hunting and an array of ammunition. They even carry odd ammunition such as .280 British!

Reeds has an always changing selection of items, while keeping staple items in stock. My favorite part of Reeds is that they price match! If you find that another store has a lower price, Reeds will match it! Most times, I find they are already the lowest. So next time you’re in Reeds tell them you heard good things about them on LeechLakeTourist.com and that’s why you came. They’ll be glad to hear! They also have a website. Check it out: www.ReedsSports.com.