has closed and has nothing left to sell. I have decided to leave the website up as a resource for people interested in fishing with light rods, light lines and light lures - true finesse fishing.

If you want any of the items mentioned on these pages, I can only recommend using your favorite internet search engine.


For Information Purposes Only

Through this site, I have tried to provide information about ultralight fishing, primarily for trout and panfish.

Everything on this site is provided for general information purposes only. Most of it is my own personal opinion - and should be viewed as opinion rather than fact. I can't guarantee any of it, and it is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expess or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. I do not accept any responsibility for any loss whatsoever which may arise from reliance on information contained on this site. That includes everything from loss of a fish to loss of your job, your marriage or your life. It's a slippery slope, and you have to watch your own footing. I do not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any loss, damage, illness, injury or death that may be caused by using (or misusing in any way) any product sold, recommended or even mentioned in passing on this site.

Hooks and Other Dangerous Items

Hooks are available for sale on the Finesse-Fishing site. I think Daiichi says it best on their 25-hook package. Caution: DANGEROUSLY SHARP! Hooks made by other companies, including but not limited to Daiwa and Owner also are DANGEROUSLY SHARP! The hooks on all the lures and jig heads sold on are DANGEROUSLY SHARP!

Hooks have to be sharp to be effective. It is the very nature of a fishhook. Please be careful. Once the hooks, jig heads and lures leave my possession, I have no control (and will accept no responsibility) over what you do with them. Please keep them out of the reach of unsupervised children and pets. And by all means, if you are going to hook yourself or your fishing partner, please bend down the barbs beforehand. Bend down the barbs of all hooks that will be used by children or around children. Wear eye protection and make sure your children wear eye protection.

ANYTHING can hurt you if you are not careful, and many things can hurt you even if you are. WARNING: everything is dangerous. I'm serious, everything. I can't put a warning label on everything I sell, so just assume it can kill you if you aren't careful.

And absolutely, positively, do not fish during a lightning storm. Lightning can kill you and the graphite rods sold on can attract it. If you hear thunder, even in the distance, lower your rod and stop fishing. And if you EVER hear your rod buzz, lower the rod IMMEDIATELY and get out of the water. If you in a boat, canoe, kayak, float tube, raft, pontoon, etc, get off the water immediately.

Choking Hazard

A lot of the things that are sold on are of a size that could cause choking. Don't put them in your mouth and don't let your children put them in their mouths.

Bait and Soft Plastics

Bait and/or soft plastic lures sold on this site (including but not limited to C'ultiva Pin Worms, Micro Worms, Ring Kick Tail Worms and Shimano Soare Momoaji) are for fish to eat, not people. I do not THINK they are dangerous if eaten, but I have not eaten any to find out. I urge in the strongest possible terms that you not eat any either, and by all means, do not let your children eat them. Some of them have flavor and/or scent incorporated into the plastic. Dogs, cats and children may eat them if given a chance. It is your responsibility to prevent them from being eaten.


I ship items via the US Postal Service. In my experience, their service is quicker and less expensive than the alternatives. However, I do not run the post office. Once I drop off your package or give it to a US Postal Service employee, anything that happens to it is their responsibility. If your package arrives much faster than expected, they deserve the praise, not me. If it arrives much slower than expected, or if it is damaged in transit, or if it is lost, stolen, bent, spindled or mutilated, it is their fault, not mine.

If you do not have a secure place for the postman to leave a package, please use the Contact Us form to request Signature on Delivery when you place your order. Your front porch is not a secure place. I am not responsible for and will not replace packages stolen from your front porch. If the USPS tracking data show that the package was delivered, it was delivered (and PayPal will back me up on this). If it wasn't there when you got home, that's between you and the USPS. For orders under $50, there will be a $2.65 charge for Signature on Delivery.

USPS tracking is limited and is only updated when a package is scanned. No scan, no info, and no one at the post office can tell you (or me) anything more than is on the tracking website.

I ship items to the address that is listed on the PayPal order. Please check to make sure the address is correct BEFORE PLACING YOUR ORDER. If the address is not correct, you should not expect to receive the items you order (you should also not expect me to send replacements).


Some links on this website lead to other websites, operated and maintained by other people. The links are provided solely as a convenience to you. I am not responsible for any of the content or policies of those sites, and a link does not imply an endorsement of the site, its operator, its content, its policies or any products that might be sold on that site.

I am not responsible for the privacy policy on other websites, nor am I responsible for any loss of privacy that may occur on other websites.

Excise Tax and Sales Tax

Many of the items sold on are subject to Federal Excise Tax. Where applicable, the Federal Excise Tax is already INCLUDED in the prices listed on the site.

I am required by the State of New York to collect sales tax on the sales price (and shipping charges) for items delivered in New York State. I am required by  New Jersey, North Carolina, Arkansas, etc to collect sales tax on the sales price of items SOLD AT THE SHOWS in those states where I have a table or booth. Sales taxes are NOT INCLUDED in the prices listed on the site.


Everything on this site is copyrighted and all rights are reserved. Material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, republished or retransmitted without prior written permission.


The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.