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.

Kyogi Fishing!

by Les Albjerg
(Caldwell, Idaho)

Salmon River Steelhead

Salmon River Steelhead

It is nice to see the Kyogi back in stock. I bought a Kyogi 21 last year for steelhead fishing. I got to go on one trip in November and I did hook and play a very nice steelhead. I was using a level 3.5 line, 3 split shot, and a sand shrimp. If the guide had done his job, I would have landed it. The guide only let me fish my rod on a limited basis. The captain of the boat gets to call the shots!

My 3 fishing buddies and the captain were amazed at how well the Kyogi tamed the fish. All the fish we caught that day were wild and in the 15 to 20 pound class. The picture is one of the fish we caught that day (although not on the Kyogi).

That said, the first fish I caught on my Kyogi were sunfish. Catching sunfish with a Kyogi is fun too. It is a great rod for fishing for smallmouth bass in the Snake River too. I enjoyed the backbone when fishing the strong currents and below the rapids of the Snake last fall with the Kyogi.

In all of Chris' write-ups about the Kyogi, he never mentions how smooth it is. This is a very smooth rod. The transition from the sensitivity of the tip down to the backbone in the mid and tail section is seamless. This makes this a rod that makes catching sunfish to steelhead fun.

If you are looking for a two handed rod that can do anything, give the Kyogi a try! I just found out about a private pond where I can have a shot a catching a sturgeon! I'll be booking a trip with my Kyogi and see if it can handle a sturgeon.

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