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 timer for tenkara and new to fly fishing!

by Jordan
(San Angelo, Texas )

I've been tournament bass fishing here in Texas since I was twelve and about a year ago I decided to try something new due to low lake levels and fuel prices! I purchased a kayak and fly rod and certainly a fly tying kit also anything else I thought might help in my new adventure! Ok I tied every fly I thought might catch bass and every retrieve I could think of to just come home disappointed every Sunday! The past month my wife and I were in Scottsdale Arizona at the Mayo clinic for some health issues she has and I am happy to say She will be just fine! Well I found a Orvis store there and purchased a tenkara rod cuz the simplicity of it just well seemed simple! I spent the whole month on my phone studying tenkara and tenkara flys. When I got back home a week ago I tied some tenkara flys and this morning I hit the water not knowing what to expect! A rod a line and a fly! I proceeded to catch five fish in two hours! Three bluegill and two bass about 13"! I am convinced its due to the simplicity of it all and the noninvasiveness! No line slapping down in the water just quiet clean entry and the hackle forward fly has great action! Well that's my little story 'bout tenkara so far and I hope there will be lots more in the future!!

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Col. Robert Venables 1662

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