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.

Guide Conversion

by Fred Church
(Little Rock, AR)

I was recently in the Taos area and set up a trip to the Cimarron with a local guide. When we met I told him that while I did bring a 3 wt. I would like to try fishing with my Tenkara rod. He told me he had used one once before and that we could certainly try it, but that we may well have to go to a Western rod.

For those not familiar with the Cimarron, it is a beautiful small stream, perfect for the Tenkara rods. After about 30 minutes of starting, he told me that what he saw me doing with Tenkara was unlike anything he had seen with these rods, or what he had done with them. He simply could not believe the ease I was laying down precise stealthy casts, and let me assure you I am no great master!!

After about an hour or so, he announced in uncertain terms, he was buying a rod that night! Seeing is truly believing! The fishing was good too, in a half day trip we caught a number of wild Browns with color to die for.

I may have caught as many or more fish with a Western style rod, but I know I would not have had as much fun, and in the end, fun is all that matters!

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