I have gotten emails from several customers concerned that their packages have been lost because they are late and/or tracking data shows them to have been in the Jersey City sorting facility for days.

Those packages are now moving. Most have been delivered already.

Please understand that shopping online this year has been unprecedented, and the USPS, UPS and FedEx are trying to run beyond their capacity. In the 10 years I have been shipping packages, (thousands and thousands of packages), the USPS has NEVER lost a Priority Mail package, and has lost only two or three First Class packages. Please be patient. Your packages will arrive.

Big Fish VA - Daiwa Kiyose 43M

by John

Have been fishing and catching trout in the 10 to 15in and was itching to catch bigger fish to see what the rod could handle and make one last trip before I go back to work.

After 6 months of hiking and bushwhacking found a stream where I suspected a few nice fish would be holding. On the 3rd cast felt a tug and almost lost my rod; had no idea trout could pull this hard. The rod was doubled down but didn't feel it would break; took 10 mins of play to finally land the fish (22in). Sat down to get my breath back and continued casting after a long break. Lost 3 fish as my tippet broke and twice just before landing as I was fishing with almost twice the rod length of line. Need more practice with landing fish with longer lines.

What a great day and have been grinning like an idiot ever since :).

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