A Legendary Guide’s New Walleye Ride
Lund Boats’ refreshed Pro Guide tiller series offers luxury engineering and new angling goodies
New York Mills, Minn. – (Dec. 15, 2014) Spanning a magical half-century-plus career, Mr. Walleye, Gary Roach, has fished from a full fleet of Lund tiller boats. So when the legendary pro recently spoke glowingly about his newest walleye ride— the radically re-engineered Lund Pro Guide— marine industry types perked up and took notes.
“Sitting in the captain’s chair of my new Pro Guide feels like fishing in my living room,” Roach chuckles. “The boat’s that roomy, that comfortable. And it’s got a bunch of brand new goodies—sweet little surprises for which Lund engineers have become famous. This rig is going to turn some heads.”
With three newly designed Pro Guides— the 1775, 1875 and 2075 models— Lund now offers the most complete series of hardcore tiller fishing boats in the industry. Constructed with noticeably lengthened hulls and broader beams, the new Pro Guides provide exceptional comfort and legroom, plus unmatched “fishability”—that intangible asset describing the distinctive Lund fishing experience.
Beyond expanded hulls and spacious interiors, the re-engineered Pro Guides also boast extra premium rod storage, enhanced Pro Command Consoles and greater max horsepower ratings. The 1875 Pro Guide, for example, features a giant center rod locker that safeguards up to ten rods — of up to 8-feet in length each — in two separate well-spaced rows. An additional Pro Series Side Locker at the driver’s fingertips has a double-hinged door for easy access, and stows three more rods of up to 9-feet in length, and an additional two rods of up to 8-feet, 6-inches each. The 1775 and 2075 Pro Guide also offer expanded rod storage, each capable of comfortably housing at least 15 rod and reel combos, from 7-feetto nearly 10-feet in length. (Check www.lundboats.com for full specifications on each model).
Greeting all Pro Guide captains is an ergo-engineered Pro Command Console, positioning all critical system controls, gauges and angling accessories at their fingertips. Integrated Split Drawer Storage, plus a compartment for up to eight, 3,600-size tackle trays (1875 and 2075), easily fits all your important lures, tools and devices. An elite electronics platform provides mounting space for two widescreen sonar units and folds down and into a lockable compartment when not in use. An optional premium music system, vital gauges and a 12 volt power receptacle for running and recharging portable devices are also strategically positioned for success.
The Pro Command Console even includes a built-in Bait Cooler (1775), while an aerated baitwell lies within arm’s reach. Each model has two large livewells, and the 1875 and 2075 have Lund’s patented ProLong Plus aeration system. There’s even and an optional Above Deck Bow Baitwell for pro level convenience.
With maxed out motor capacities up to 200-HP, the 1775, 1875 and 2075 Pro Guides run at higher top speeds than competing brands. Moreover, Lund’s trademark IPS and IPS2 hulls provide the smoothest, driest, safest ride you’ve ever experienced.
“The Pro Guide’s wide open layout and new Pro Command Console are a perfect fit for the way I fish,” adds Roach. “The big tiller is a dream. And boat control is as good as it gets. This truly is the finest tiller fishing boat ever made.”
About Lund – Since 1948, Lund has been building boats from the heart of lakes country in New York Mills, Minnesota. Built with professional grade materials to withstand a lifetime of use, Lund Boats are guide tested and wilderness proven and demanded by more camps, resorts, fishing guides and professionals throughout North America. Whether the preference is aluminum or fiberglass, each boat is carefully designed with fishing features and optimal fishing layouts in mind. They’re engineered for maximum performance and superior boat control to effortlessly stay on the breaks and catch more fish, delivering The Ultimate Fishing Experience. Lund Boats – Built by Fishermen for Fishermen. For more information, visit www.lundboats.com.
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