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.

Fountainhead Tenkara Rods

by Jay

I purchased a Fountainhead Caddis 330 and Stonefly 360. I can tell the difference between the 2 rods but it is hard. These are my first tenkara rods and as such I have little to compare them to. The quality seems good and I am really enjoying fishing with them. The TenkaraBum #4 fluorocarbon line is awesome in low light. I recently caught 2 14" rainbows on the Stonefly and it worked nicely. I also hooked and lost a 18" plus fish but due to my position I was unable to fight the fish effectively and it broke my line (7x). I feel that if I had been in a better position I would have been able to catch that fish. I seem to be able to detect more strikes on tenkara than with my standard fly gear. I caught almost all my recent fish on a #14 olive birds nest nymph. This fly is quickly becoming my go to fly. Loving tenkara.

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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

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