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Please take a few minutes to read this
to the end.
FYI …Eighteen months ago Frank’s Tackle
was sold to Ken Niepokoy and today the shop is known as Frank’s Tackle and Field Sports Store.
Ken changed the name of the shop just a little by adding the word “field”
however, in the past year and a half the biggest changes can be seen when you walk through the door.
Ken had a vision of what he wanted the shop to look like and so the transformation
began. Today the store is a show place.
The new overhead lighting makes the waxed tile floors sparkle. All the old peg board walls and gondolas have been replaced by birch slatewall wall panels,
gondolas, and display towers giving the store a fresh, clean, modern look.
The first floor is a fisherman’s paradise filled with products for the novice
to the seasoned professional angler. With the help of
Frank Moricci, the tournament bass angler will find everything he needs from the largest selection
of hanging Kietech products, Yamamoto baits, Power baits, DUO hard baits, Megabass, Rapala, Spro,
Lucky Craft and so much more.
The back of the first floor has all your boating needs
. . . new Min Kota trolling motors, batteries, oil, and all the supplies you need to keep your boat up and
For the hunters among us the second floor has an outstanding selection of compound bows,
crossbows, long guns, shotguns and hand guns as well as hunting clothes and boots.
I have been dealing with
Ken since he took over Frank’s. He was more than happy to allow me to post our schedule and hand
out our business cards to any and all bass anglers to walk into the shop. At the beginning
of the season I spoke with Ken about supporting our end of the year fall classic with a small donation.
He said he would give it some thought and get back to me. About six weeks later I was back
in the store picking up some supplies when Ken approached me and said he had something for the Northeast
Classic. He reached behind the counter and handed me a rod that he had custom made by Dango Rods . . .
a prize worth so much more than I ever expected.
He suggested that I raffle it off and use the money
to offset the expenses of running our two classics this year. Great idea . . . at least it was until I saw the American Flag above the reel seat
. . . at that point I had a change of heart.
Instead of selfishly adding the money raised from the raffle
to the treasury of Northeast, I decided to donate whatever we raise to our Wounded Warriors and their families for
the sacrifices they have made to protect our freedom and our way of life.
It’s the right thing to do.
There will be only 100
tickets printed for this raffle. Each ticket for this handmade rod will cost $10.00. If
we sell all 100 tickets I will be able to present a check for $1000.00 to our Wounded Warriors on
behalf of the members of Northeast.
Tickets are available now. If
you would like to take a chance and help our vets, please send a check to me as soon as possible
and I will send your ticket to you by return mail or you can purchase tickets at our last points
tournament on Greenwood Lake September 20th or at the Thursday Fall Classic on September
18th or the Saturday Fall Classic on October 4th.
(Please make your check payable to Paul Schmidt or Northeast Bassmasters.)
Please help me help our Wounded Warriors.