In the early 70’s I owned and operated an early version of a Destination Sporting Goods store. It was full of top name brands in Hunting, Fishing and men’s and women’s clothing and foot ware. We did a lot of advertising back then and our customers looked forward to our direct mail sale flyers. One of our most popular was our annual Clean Sweep Sale. It was a means of making room for the changeover from summer inventory to fall and winter. A couple weeks ago we were presented with a copy of one of the Clean Sweep advertisements by one of our former customers.
With a bit of a nostalgic smile I’d like to announce a Clean Sweep Prototype Sale. This spring we tried a Mix and Match Sale and it was very popular with many of you. You may notice that a few colors are no longer in the listing. Grubz from both our original and new mold will be included. The grubz produced on our original mold will be slightly smaller and may contain flashing between some of the ribs. The grubz produced on our new mold will be exactly the same as grubz in our current assortment. These prototype colors from either mold may be slightly different than those in our current assortment.
From now till the end of November, you can mix & match any 2/25 packs for $10.
As usual, all orders of $25.00 or more will receive free freight. You can also include any grubz from our regular assortment with this order.
Guides & Grubz
Being a fishing guide is one of the toughest things I’ve ever done. Not my words, but words of 3 long time friends whose names you will probably recognize. Al Lindner, Gary Roach and Babe Winkleman. All three started their careers guiding the lakes in Minnesota and all three
went on to become legends in the fishing industry. There’s nothing quite like the stress of taking money from strangers, putting them in your boat and getting everything in place for them to catch fish. Besides the guides fees, there’s often airplane flights, motels, vacation time and more invested in this day. Lots of pressure, but their love of fishing and the smiles on the faces of satisfied people make it all worthwhile.
Below are 3 friends and local guides from Western PA. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Darl Black and Jeff Knapp for years. I’ve known Mark Rose for more than 2 years. A common thread they all have is they all sometimes fish with Galida’s Grubz. They all treat the grub as a lure and presentation that works well at certain times, like any other lure, when conditions are right. I really appreciate their confidence in my grubs.
I am very confident that if you or your friends are looking to fish with a guide, you will probably have a great trip with any one of them. You might even fish with a Galida’s Grub.
- John Galida
Darl Black and John go back a long way. When John had his tackle shop and fished the national bass tournament circuits, Darl and John fished together quite often. Articles about John and the Galida’s Grubz appeared in magazines such as Bassmaster, Fishing Facts, Pennsylvania Fishing and many others. Darl and his wife Marilyn have been using the grubz for years.
Darl guides on Pymatuning for crappies/bluegills from May to July and Conneaut Lake for Crappies, Bluegills and Pumpkinseeds from mid July to mid September. Per numerous requests he also guides for bass on Pymatuning, Conneaut and Lake Wilhelm.
Darl’s produces an up to the minute Fishing Report for all the popular waters in Northwestern PA. His relationships with a huge following of local anglers help make this possible. Darl can be reached by googling the home page of Blackwolfe Communications. Type www.blackwolfecommunications.com go to Fishing with Darl Black Guide Service.
"The Galida's Grubz is the one bait that I always have with me on river guide trips. It produces year-round. During the spring and fall we slowly jig it along the bottom. Big river smallies scarf it up, likely thinking it's a crawfish. During the summer, when bronzebacks are in faster water, thanks to its deep-ribbed body the Grubz excels as a soft swimbait, often putting fish in the boat when the bite's tough. And late fall through early winter I can count on the Grubz, with its bite-triggering paper-thin tail, to dupe river walleyes. It's the 12-month bait, and one I'm never without!"
Jeff Knapp is the owner and full time guide of Keystone Connection Guide . Jeff focuses on smallmouth on the free flowing (middle section) of the Allegheny River from early spring till late fall. He also targets walleye on this section as well as the lower (impounded) section. Jeff also guides for various warm water species on various waters such as Kahle, Pymatuning and Keystone Power Dam.
Jeff’s articles have appeared in several local and national magazines. He also has weekly outdoors columns In the Butler Eagle and Indiana Gazette. Jeff has been using Galida’s Grubz as a part of his arsenal for years.
Mark Rose has been guiding as a part of a nationally known team called Bass on Line. He has been guiding on Lake Erie, Lake Okeechobee and the Florida Everglades for several years. He has repeat customers flying in to these locations from all over the country. John's relationship with Mark began a couple years ago. While fishing Erie Bay, more than once Mark noticed John and his fishing partner Jeff Barkley catching more than their fair share of large smallmouth.
Curiosity got the best of him and he asked what lures they were fishing with. When they answered Galida's Grubz, Mark was a quite a bit skeptical. There had to be something more to it, that little grub couldn't be all there was to it. John explained that the grub should only be considered as one tool in a tool box. Jeff tossed Mark a bag or two and
they both went on their way.
Mark eventually tried them with very marginal success. As time went on, Mark again saw John and Jeff catching fish and had to stop to learn more. They eventually gave Mark a few pointers and end result, Mark became quite a grub fisherman. While guiding, Mark uses most of the popular lures and techniques, but when conditions are right, he often opens his toolbox and reaches for a Galidas Grub. Mark is constantly posting pictures of his smiling customers holding an oversized bass along with a package of Galida's Grubz on Facebook.
“Once I found these amazing Grubz I keep one tied on year around. They work extremely well for spotted bass by fishing slowly along bluff walls and offshore ledges, and for largemouth by fishing them with a stop-and-go retrieve over grass, humps and offshore structure. One of my favorite ways to fish the Grub
is on a 1/8oz darter style jig head as a ‘follow up’ bait – after missing a topwater strike, for instance. I also use it as a trailer on spinnerbaits, swimming jigs and chatterbaits. I’ve even caught fish in a pond by rigging it weightless on an exposed hook and skipping it across the water! You can’t go wrong with these baits!”
Will Crenshaw is the owner and full-time guide on Lake Travis in Central Texas. Will guide year around,
taking advantage of Texas’ 12-month fishing season. While the primary target is the 2 species of black bass, largemouth and Guadalupe bass (a sub-species of spotted bass), all fish are welcome in Will’s boat! Other fish targeted include large perch and Rio Grande Cichlids, white and striped bass and freshwater drum.
Will found Galida’s Grubz on Amazon, ordered a box and quickly learned that not only do they catch
fish, but are extremely durable, notably, he caught 25 fish on a single grub in a single day of fishing! That
grub is gracing his “hall of fame” wall now! He was so impressed with the bait he contacted John to
inquire about a bulk order!
Will is a retired paramedic, having worked in public service for over 34 years, and currently works part-
time as an RN. Will’s family includes many health care providers and service members as well.
Will can be contacted at:
More about us!
that speaks for itself
the Grubz Brothers
Ernie and Ken Pate. Affectionately known as the Grubz Brothers. Two of the original grubz fishermen and a big part of the success of the Galida's Grubz brand. Through the years they won literally thousands of dollars fishing with the Galida's Grubz.
A younger Mikey Knis caught this bass on a Galida's Grub. Mikey is much bigger now, and so is the size of the bass he continues to catch on grubz. Mikey is one of dozens of young fishermen that were raised fishing Galida's Grubz and continue to do so.
Bass King and Grubmaster Junior Jeff Barkley
with one of hundreds of big smallmouth he has caught
through the years on Galida's Grubz.