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.

Christmas Vacation

by Chris Schatte

Spent a week on the Lower Mountain Fork River between Christmas and New Year. It is amazing how a river can change from season to season. I was just there in November on a conservation project and the sweet spots were different once again. Never the less, since I had a week I had plenty of time to find them, as well as what fly was best to use. Size 24-28 bwo emerger was the only thing that worked consistently. I tied some sakasa on sizes 18 and 20 that worked only if cast into fast water then let to drift deep in slow pools. Anything larger than an 18 did not work at all. My Son and his wife joined us for 3 days and he caught his first trout using a Tenkara rod. It was exciting for me just to watch! I did keep 1 from the keep area of the river. Big fat 18 incher using my Daiwa LT39S-F. Of all the Tenkara rods I own, this is my favorite since it performs the best!
Chris Schatte

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