Surf Day!

Surf Day is this Saturday! Here’s the details…

Surf Day 2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 8:30 AM – 4 PM
Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, New Jersey 07738

We’ll be there with some great deals. We’ll have over 100 Scabelly Gliders with us, Show special pricing on reels and rods, Show Pricing on Lures, Limited Edition Super Strikes and More! Stop by and see us! We look forward to seeing everyone!!

Fishing season is right around the corner now and with the warm winter we’re already hearing of bass. Bay open March 1st and we’ll have Blood Worms!

Winter shows coming up…

Our Rod building event this past weekend was a hit once again. We want to thank Billy Vivona and the Nerbs crew for making it a great event as always. We’re now in the show season. Here’s the dates for the events we’ll be attending..

SWABC Flea Market
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM-3 pm
Admission: $5.00
Hasbrouck Heights Hilton
650 Terrace Ave
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604

Surf Day 2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 8:30 AM – 4 PM
Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, New Jersey 07738

Berkeley Striper Club Flea Market
Sunday, March 1, 2020 9:00 AM -2 PM
Toms River Intermediate NORTH School
150 Intermediate North Way
Toms River, NJ 08753

We look forward to seeing everyone in the coming weeks. We’re also getting ready for the Spring season. Now’s the time to drop off those Rod and Reel Repairs! If you’ve been called about you rod/reel being done please pick them up! We’re running out of room. Thank You!

Pay attention to our social media pages for updates on some new stuff coming in!

The NERBs Grumpy’s Gathering update-This Saturday at the shop!

The NERBs Grumpy’s Gathering update – Doors open at 9AM, we’ll start with presentations at 10AM. Trying something new this time, we will set up 3 Stations which will allow each of those attending some one on one time with each of the presenters.
Station #1: Rodbuilding Basics with Bob Hryszko & Andrew Wojturski > For those just starting out in this craft and have questions on what components, thread, epoxy, wrapper, lathe. Or if you are looking for a certain blank and the components to go along with it, Bob and Andrew will field those questions.
Station #2: FUJI Guide Layouts featuring Surfcaster Mike from SOL Marvin Higgins. Mike will answer questions which will help you lay out your new rod with whatever reel you are planning to use.
Station #3: Hands on wrapping with the Bill’s: Thompson & Vivona. Guide wrapping, trims, and minimal Dec Wrap questions will be answered.
12:30-1Pm we’ll break for lunch, and get set up for the afternoon sessions.
2PM – ODM Steve will discuss blank construction, materials, mandrels, and touch on the process he goes through when designing a new blank. Steve will also go over his new product line.
When Steve is done, we’ll have an open Q&A session with Ray Kerico, Bob, Steve, and I on the fishing and custom rod building industry. Any questions you have (within reason) will be addressed.

$25 to get in. No need to sign-up just show up. Food included! We’ll also have Sale Specials on Blanks and Rod Components! Hope to see everyone Saturday!

Northeast Rod Builders event at Grumpys this Saturday!

First off, we want to thank everyone that came over this past weekend to take advantage of our Winter Sale. Store was mobbed all day it was great seeing everyone again. We have another event coming up this Saturday! Read Below!

Saturday, February 1st is the Grumpys/ Northeast Rod Builders Day here at the shop. It’ll be held from 10am-1pm. This our 5th year doing a custom rod building event here. This event is always well attended. Steve from ODM Rods will be discussing blank design, materials, mandrels, tapers, and how they relate to power and action. He will also show off several of his new blanks for 2020. The rest of the event we will set up tables and have several NERBS covering a variety of topics. $25 to get in. No need to sign-up just show up. Food included! We hope to see everyone this Saturday!!

Come take advantage of our 2 day Winter Sale!

We’ll be running our 2 day Grumpy Winter Sale this weekend January 25th and 26th. Here are some of the details…

-10% OFF Everything in the store not already on Sale!
– SP Minnows $8 Each! (15F size)
-Buy 2 Get 1 Free on all Gulp packages and containers! (Equal or lesser value)
-Buy any Van Staal Reel get FREE Braid of your choice!
-Reel BLOWOUT Table!

-2 Racks of BLOWOUT Rods! Up to 50% OFF! G-Loomis Pro Blue Rods 40% OFF! St. Croix Legend Salt 50% OFF!!!

-Striper Gear Plug Bags 40% OFF!

-PLUS Instore Specials!

Weather looks crummy so stop in this weekend and take advantage of some deals!

Don’t forget! Saturday, February 1st is the Grumpys/ Northeast Rod Builders Day here at the shop. It’ll be held from 10am-1pm. This our 5th year doing a custom rod building event here. This event is always well attended. Steve from ODM Rods will be discussing blank design, materials, mandrels, tapers, and how they relate to power and action. He will also show off several of his new blanks for 2020. The rest of the event we will set up tables and have several NERBS covering a variety of topics. $25 to get in. No need to sign-up just show up. Food included! We hope to see everyone here on the 1st!

OPEN 7AM-7PM EVERYDAY ALL WINTER LONG!

2 Day Grumpy Winter Sale This Weekend!

We’ll be running our 2 day Grumpy Winter Sale this weekend January 25th and 26th. We’ll have more details this week but they’ll be some really good deals to be had. Pay attention to our social media pages for more details as well.

Nothing to report on the beach. We did receive some good orders last week and Monday. We now have all the regular sizes of Frogg Togg Breathable Waders in stock! Sizes 7-13 now available. A lot of people waiting on these. We also received more Tsunami Salt-X 6000’s in Silver and BLACK! The new Black one is down right beautiful. Come check it out.

Don’t forget! Saturday, February 1st is the Grumpys/ Northeast Rod Builders Day here at the shop. It’ll be held from 10am-1pm. This our 5th year doing a custom rod building event here. This event is always well attended. Steve from ODM Rods will be discussing blank design, materials, mandrels, tapers, and how they relate to power and action. He will also show off several of his new blanks for 2020. The rest of the event we will set up tables and have several NERBS covering a variety of topics. $25 to get in. No need to sign-up just show up. Food included! We hope to see everyone here on the 1st!

OPEN 7AM-7PM EVERYDAY ALL WINTER LONG!

Slowing down but a few still around…

Not a lot of anglers out Saturday which is expected for this time of the year but we did have a few. Only had one angler come back and report fish so they’re still there. It’s not what we had in December but any stripers in January is a good striper.

We have some details on the Grumpys/ Northeast Rod Builders Day. The event will be at the shop on February 1st and start at 9am. End ??? $25 to get in and that’s with food and snacks included! No need to sign up just show up! Bob and Billy are working on the seminar schedule now so when that’s done I’ll post it. Always a great time. We look forward to seeing everyone. We’ll also have some deal on Rod Building supplies and blanks that day. 

    OPEN 7AM-7PM EVERYDAY ALL WINTER LONG!

1/8 Wednesday-Still Bass! Winter Events coming up…

Less and less people fishing each day but there’s still bass around! Talked to a few anglers the past few days that had decent action. Some had 8 some had 5 some had 2 but they’re still around. The blackfish bite (Boat) in our local waters has been pretty decent. The guys jigging with S&S Whitechin Wrecker Tog Jigs have been producing good catches and very good size. We have everything you need for Tog Fishing…

The Show Season is upon us. We’ll be doing 3 shows this year. SWABC Bergen County Flea Market, Surf Day, and BSC Flea Market. I also wanted to announce our date for the Grumpys/Northeast Rod Builders Winter Gathering. This years event will be held on February 1st at the shop. It’s a must go to event if you’re into Rod Building. Every year it gets bigger and bigger.. Lots of good people and expertise. When we get a little closer I’ll have more information but write that date down!

1/4 Saturday

Still bass on the beach. We got reports in the morning hours again. Same stuff that worked in December is still producing. AVA’s, Teasers, Tsunami Eels, and Kettle Creek Shads. Water temps are still pretty warm for this time of the year. Mid 40’s but the bass are still feeding. Looks like some rain for Saturday but lighter winds. We’re here 7am-7pm EVERYDAY during the winter. We got in more stuff yesterday. StormR Gear including the very popular Strykr Winter Jackets. We also got in more Scabelly 3.5″ Gliders the other day. Good colors still available!

Now’s the time to drop off those Reel and Rod repairs. Both departments are filling up. We also have some new stuff coming from ODM rods if you want a custom for the Spring Run! Stay tuned on our social media pages.

OPEN 7AM-7PM EVERYDAY ALL WINTER!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all our great customers! We are open New Years Day. 7am-7pm!

Nothing to report from the beach Tuesday due to the conditions but we did hear of Bass on Monday. When the conditions improve I expect to hear some things again. We’re starting to receive some of our show orders. Got in some of the affordable Tsunami Trophy II Surf rods. Sizes 8′-11′. Retail anywhere from $79.99-$119.99. We also received more of the HOT SaltX 6000 Spinning Reels!