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.

Nissin Air Stage Honryu 380

by Rob Ruff
(Wichita Falls, TX )

Golden Shiner

Golden Shiner

I recently acquired a Nissin Air Stage Honryu 380. I took it out this past Sunday to a little utility ditch located behind a bank. Fished for about an hour or two. Love the rod. I was using a #3 Sunline with 5x fluorocarbon tippet and the rod made casting easy. Even though I caught some small fish the rod had plenty of sensitivity to detect the strikes. I'll be taking the rod to New Mexico this weekend and to some trout waters. I'm certain it won't have any problems handling them!

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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.

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