Win The Ultimate Fly-Fishing Vehicle
Win The Ultimate Fly-Fishing Vehicle
Win this one-of-a-kind Ford Expedition AND and a fly-fishing trip... or one of 42 other exciting prizes
FR&R and Ford proudly present the FR&R Angling Expedition, Outfitted by Cabela's-a brand-new, loaded 2003 Ford Expedition SUV that we have customized into… The Ultimate Fly-Fishing Vehicle. We started with all the factory-installed options a dedicated angler would want if they were ordering a new Expedition from their local dealer. Then we added everything we could think of, from a deluxe RodMounts Rod Loft Pro rod rack to a Cabela's grille guard to built-in equipment vaults, fly-tying tables and even some original art work to turn the Expedition into a fly-fishing fantasy vehicle.There isn't another machine like it on the face of the earth. Of course, once we finished customizing the Angling Expedition, we needed a bunch of fly-fishing gear to fill all those special storage compartments we'd just installed, so the Cortland Line Company, along with Diamondback and Hardy, came to our assistance with three complete fly-fishing outfits-worth $3,000-for just about every possible fishing situation from trout fishing to steelhead and salmon to saltwater. The gear includes three Diamondback VSR rods, in line weights 5, 7 and 9; three Hardy Gem Mid Arbor reels for line weights 5/6, 7/8 and 9/10; and three Cortland fly lines: a 555 Green Ghost Tip WF5F; a WF7F 555 Rocket QD; and a WF9F Tropic Plus Flats Line. Along with the rods, reels and lines comes more stuff from Cortland and its Climax affiliate: three Cortland Deluxe Vests; $300 worth of assorted trout, salmon/steelhead and saltwater flies; and $150 worth of Climax trout, salmon/steelhead and saltwater leaders. The Grand Prize winner will also get his or her choice of three expenses-paid fly-fishing trips in 2004! (See our description of Dream Trip #1 on page XX of the accompanying January/February issue of FR&R.) Even if you don't win the SUV and the trip, you still have a chance at one of 42 other prizes from Cablela's, the official Outfitter of the Angling Expedition: - Second Prize is A Creek Company ODC 1220 two-man pontoon boat, available exclusively through Cabela's and valued at $999.99. In a recent review of the ODC, New Gear editor Buzz Bryson praised the craft's "Extremely sturdy rowing system," and added, "Fishing from the ODC, there was little I missed in comparison to a conventional drift boat." - Third Prize is a 7-piece Cabela's Drake Stowaway rod and reel combo (retail value $235.) - Fourth Prize: Cabela's will be giving away 40 14-piece terrestrial fly assortments. The flies come complete with a medium-size foam fly box. How can you WIN the Ultimate Fly Fishing Vehicle-or one of the other great prizes? Enter the Angling Expedition Sweepstakes. On page 9 of this supplement, you'll find complete contest rules along with a clip-out coupon entry form that you can put in an envelope and mail to Fly Rod&Reel Sweepstakes Entries, PO Box 37047, Boone, IA, 50037-2047. In addition, you'll find another clip-out coupon entry form along with two pre-addressed postcard-style entry forms in the accompanying January/February copy of FR&R as well as in the upcoming March issue of the magazine. Make sure you fill those forms out and send them in as well; The more times you enter the Angling Expedition Sweepstakes, the greater your chances of winning. (Just remember to follow our one-entry-per-envelope rule.) (You may also enter one time via the internet. To do so, visit FR&R;s Web site at www.flyrodreel.com. All entries must be received no later than 11:59 PM EST on February 17, 2004. We'll be making our random drawing for the Sweepstakes winners sometime around March 1, 2004. Stay tuned!