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.
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.
by RM Hall
Decided to go bluelining on a favorite creek for the last few days during an exceptional warm spell. Water was rather low and crystal clear but the fish were willing.
I used my ONI I for dries, my Tenkara Bum for nymphs and my Sagiri 39MC for all around work. They are all exceptional rods.
But the Sagiri constantly amazes me. I am glad I have a new spare in stock. It just seems to do everything well in both lengths. I believe Daiwa made a mistake when they ceased production on this model. I might just be the best blue liner out there. The 45MC is not far off that either but you need a bit of room to swing that one.
The Tenkara Bum casts great but is a bit of overkill on these small fish streams. It will be an exceptional rod were the fish run larger though and can handle a range of flies, kind of like the GMR special but a bit less fast. The GMR is about my favorite mid sized stream rod when I expect fish to 16 or more inches, it is great for blasting out dry flies. The Tenkara Bum is a bit more full flexing. Both these rods are great when the wind kicks up and therefore make great take along everywhere rods.
The ONI I is simply an amazing full flexing rod that is poetry in motion but when the wind comes up it is not so nice to use.
Sorry to ramble on so much but it is good to get out after the winter doldrums.
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“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” - Benjamin Franklin
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." -
Col. Robert Venables 1662
As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma