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.


First time with the Kiyotaki

by Mike Schelp
(Gladstone, MO)

First fish, a bull Long Ear Sunfish

First fish, a bull Long Ear Sunfish

Being newly retired, I have decided to combine walking for my health and my love for fishing. I’ve been using a cheap “tenkara rod” on my hikes, though I do own a good tenkara rod for serious fishing. Today, though, my Kiyotaki arrived, and I took that with me. What a rod! I used an 8 foot furled line with about 4 feet of 6X tippet and a size 18 black Kujaku Kebari. On my first cast I caught a 3-4” male Long Ear Sunfish. Over the next hour and 3.75 mile walking, I caught around 25 fish, mostly Green Sunfish with a few Creek Chubs and Long Ears thrown in for variety. The largest was about 6” long and the rod handled it with no problems. It felt like it could handle a much larger fish. My next trip, I’m going to use about 10’ of size 3.5 level line and 4’ of 8X tippet. Time to bring out the TINY flies!

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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.


Warning:

The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.

Beware of the Dogma






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