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.

Chris AKA TenkaraBum

by Ken
(Bentonville AR. USA)

I would like to share my thoughts on a guy I have never met. Chris. I got hooked (pun intended) on tenkara 5 yrs ago. The more I fished with this method the more I got hooked (sorry). I have been fly fishing for 59 yrs or so and in the last 5 yrs have fished 1 day with conventional western gear! The rest of my fishing is with Tenkara. I have been lucky enough to have been able to spend my summers in West Yellowstone for the last 29 yrs.

Enough about me. I have bought several rods from Chris. I have never dealt with a person more informative or more honest in his opinions on a subject (especially fishing). His business practices cannot be beat. His comments on tenkara fishing are spot on. If you are interested at all with Tenkara fishing his web site is the place to be. Honestly.

Ken AKA Kenkara

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