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   RickTaylor's PrimeTimes
  the ultimate forecaster ...for the serious outdoorsman

...... By using PrimeTimes you will catch more fish (and bigger fish)!
...... You will see more game!
....... And you will do this in less time!

    "I thought Astro Tables was the best until I bought PrimeTimes. Anybody who doesn't use it is really missing out." Dave DeBolt, IA (professional guide)

"Since using PrimeTimes to set our tournament schedules for the past two years, our results have almost doubled." Dennis Alexander, TX

Astro Tables 2000 truly is the best "moon table" there ever was. But that's the's a moon table. And moon tables show only the lunar times each day, none of the solar. That's a problem, because most of the time a solar period is better than a lunar one!

With PrimeTimes, on the other hand, you are shown both solar and lunar periods each day. And with its graphic peaks-and-valleys format, it's very easy to quickly determine which period is the best, second best, third best, and so on.

"PrimeTimes is the best chart I have ever had the pleasure to use. I've found it to be extremely accurate." C. W. Collins, IL

"Since I started using PrimeTimes two years ago my fishing has improved dramatically and I'm wasting less time." Walt Hanline, MO

Using our Astro Tables this day, you'd key on the two lunar times: 9:04 - 11:15 a.m. ("Moon Overhead") and 9:34 - 11:45 p.m. ("Moon Underfoot"). Good times to go, yes. But as you can see in the corresponding PrimeTimes sample, you'd miss the best time of the 3rd and 4th best!

This is clearly illustrated by the green numbers we've placed on each of the six potential periods this day...listing them in order of their "strength (the taller the "peak," the stronger the period). 1) Dawn is your best bet, followed by 2) the Moon Overhead period, then 3) High Noon (which is the Sun Overhead), then 4) Dusk, 5) Moon Underfoot, and 6) Mid-night (Sun Underfoot).

So, using Astro Tables 2000 or some other "moon table" today, you'd be out there during the 2nd and 5th best periods, while missing the 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 6th! Any wonder why those who use PrimeTimes, never go back to their old one? It truly will get you more and better fish/game in less time.

"PrimeTimes is much more accurate than two other systems I've tried." Lyman Winkley, IN

"I have every moon table available. This is the most complete chart I have seen to date." Lew Cazes, LA


You get the PrimeTimes Wall Calendar, Pocket Calendar, and the book, "How to Know When to Go" by Rick Taylor.
A $25.00 value, for only $17.95!
(Details of these products can be found directly below)


By phone, with MasterCard or Visa, call: 515-964-5573

Online, with MasterCard or Visa: click here for our catalog

By mail, send check or money order to:


Dept. Net
POB 395
Ankeny, IA 50021

"I am a long time user of lunar charts. I started using PrimeTimes on a regular basis about two years ago and consider it the best and most accurate calendar available." Darl R. Ostrander, FL (Fishing writer and tournament angler)

"Love your calendar!" Steve Hinshaw, IN

Details on Our Special Package offer

Besides all 12 months of the 11 x 17", full-color 2001 PrimeTimes Wall Calendar ($9.95 + $1.00 s&h), you get Rick Taylor's definitive, must-read book on the solar/lunar subject, "How to Know When to Go" ($9.95). It answers all your questions, reveals the facts and theories behind the sun and moon's influence on fish and game, plus offers individual assessments of bass, catfish, panfish, walleye, trout, deer, turkey, upland birds, water fowl, raccoon, and more. It's easy- reading with 100 pages and 43 illustrations.

We also throw in a FREE copy of the 2001 PrimeTime Pocket Calendar ($4.95 + $1.00 s&h), our handy, quick-reference format you can carry with you into field and stream.

That's almost $25-worth of quality products for the special price of only $17.95! (Plus $2.00 s&h)

So, click here now to go to our Catalog, where you can order quickly and securely online with your MasterCard or Visa. Or slide back up this page for that phone number or address.

We ship in 1-2 business days.


"Thanks for the fine product. I hunt less and bring home more game than ever." Dan Wallace, TN
"It's like the fish have a copy of your calendar. I just caught 13 bass over 3 lbs. that started and stopped biting at the best time indicated by PrimeTimes." Charlie Bielawski, WI
"Best fishing and hunting guide I've ever used. Keep up the good work." Wayne L. Strykowski, WI
"I have and will continue to use Rick Taylor's calendar…and I appreciate his excellent research in this subject." Richard Bennett, NY
"I fish about 250 days a year from West Virginia to Florida. PrimeTimes is great!" Derwood Dill, WV.
"If anyone doubts your info, all they have to do is see all the Citation bass I have caught in Maryland." Don Perantoni, MD.
"We find PrimeTimes very accurate and will not fish without the time being right." Harry Roberts, OK
"I have used your calendar for years and catch nearly all my fish at the best times. Last week I got ten 20" trout from the Gulf at the time you said. It works for saltwater and freshwater." H. Eugene Holcomb, FL
"Caught the biggest bass of my life (9 lbs.) during one of your peak periods." W. A. Wilkinson, IL
"I used PrimeTimes all last year and found it very useful. I showed many friends. It is a great product." Sam Hudson, FL
"Last year we used PrimeTimes on our Montana hunting trip and saw the most deer on the strongest day of the week. It seems to be a very accurate instrument." Carol Welch, VT
"Thank you for the new PrimeTimes. I had a pretty good year…and always keep an eye on my calendar. Please sign me up for 2001." Jim Berceli, NY
"Thank you for a great product." John Kizer, LA
"It is the best predictor I've ever used." Jeff Davis, TX
(In case you're still not convinced)

So, why doesn't Astro Tables show the solar periods, too?

This answer is going to surprise you. It's also going to show you why only a handful of America's outdoorspeople have the inside scoop on the best time to go each day.

Astro Tables doesn't show the solar periods because the average outdoorsman doesn't want it! It's true. We've experimented with various Astro Tables formats over the past 14 years, (mostly through our flagship magazine, BassMaster) trying all kinds of ways to show both solar and lunar periods…even lining them up numerically in order of importance for each day. But every time, a few readers would write in to say they liked the old format better. That always makes editors nervous, so we'd go back to giving them just the lunar times.

It's difficult for us to provide data we know is incomplete. But if we didn't give the reader what he wants (even if it's not what we know he needs), we'd go out of business. At least we know Astro Tables is better than the other moon tables. And it's certainly better than no tables at all.

PrimeTimes caters to the more experienced angler and hunter

The guides, the pros, the folks who take their sport very seriously, all know about the sun's vital role in determining the best times to go. Those that have stumbled across PrimeTimes (we've never paid to advertise it) buy it, love it, and buy it again the next year. In fact, so many ask to have PrimeTimes automatically sent to them each year that we started a Special Mailing List. Our renewal rate is phenomenal.