Stanley's Blog

Friday, January 23, 2009

New Videos

I published a few videos to Youtube the other day that we will have on the site soon. I wanted everyone to see them so I am putting them up on the blog first.

The first one is John talking about the basics of setting up a lindy rig.

This next one is the operation of our 17 1/2 ft boats;

This final one is of the operation of our 16 ft boats.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Cold Snap

Yesterday morning as I was bringing the kids to the bus stop, the temperature in my truck read -39C or -38F. That's straight temperature, no windchill. If you every wondered, the two scales meet up at -40C = -40F

We just call that "stupid cold".
Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Back from the Sportshows

We have made it back up north from attending the All-Canada shows in Minneapolis and Chicago. It was great to see many of our old guests and chat with some new ones. Here are some of the most asked questions from this year.
  • Do we need Passports? - YES, to re-enter the US starting June of 2009, everyone will need a passport, (children can use birth certificates). The US has also just come out with a lower cost secure ID card that will work only between US and Canada.
  • Will my cell phone work? - Currently only Verizon phones work in the area, but a local telephone company is working on setting up a new network that would be compatible with ATT & Sprint. We'll keep everyone posted.
  • What's new at Stanley's for 2009 - This spring we are looking to upgrade some of the appliances that have been around for a few years. The new ones are much more efficient on energy and we like to keep ahead of the game and not just replace them when they fail.

We have had a couple of guests that have had no reply to emails that have been sent to us. After a little bit of digging we were able to come to a find a couple issues. As with everyone these days, a spam blocker is necessary to keep you inbox manageable. We have found emails that were sent there accidentally and were missed for a while before they were found and replied to. We apologize for this. We also have had incidents where we have replied back to guests, and our messages were directed to their spam box, and missed by them. We want to make sure that we are able to answer any questions that you have quickly. If you have emailed us, and have not received an answer back in a timely manner, please call us, as we may have missed each other letters, or the email is still out there in cyberspace. Besides we always love to talk fishing anyways......

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New Website Up

Well what do you think? Give us some input to the new site. Can you get around in it easily? what do you like.... don't like. Your input will help make it the best site out there!!

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year!

It was great to get started the New Year in Minneapolis at the All-Canada Show. Chantal got a chance to visit with alot of old guests and talk fishing. Rob was watching the kids while visiting with some friends in Charlotte NC. When we left Charlotte Sunday Morning it was 47F, when we arrived back at camp on Sunday night it was -23F. That's only a 70 degree difference.

We are back at camp today for a quick turnaround before heading to Chicago for the All Canada show at Pheasant Run in St. Charles IL. We are working feverishly to get the new site up an running. If you want to try out the beta version of it, try clicking here

Looking forward to getting back on the road tomorrow.