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.

Finesse-Fishing Blog

The Finesse-Fishing Blog will highlight new pages on the Finesse-Fishing.com site and follow developments in ultralight spinfishing and ultralight baitcasting for trout.

Spoon Fed Trout

About a month ago I received a Daiwa Presso Eve spoon in Gold Dust that weighs 1.2 grams and a Daiwa Presso Eve Gekiatsu spoon in Gold Dust that weighs 2.5 grams. These two spoons are the same size and shape. The only difference is the thickness of the metal. The Gekiatsu at 2.5 grams looks as thick as a brick! To be honest, I had really gravitated to fishing spinners most of the time. I fished 3 of the "Area" ponds close to where I live over the last three weeks. I've been able to do a lot of fishing, so I'm a happy guy!

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Daiwa Presso ST

The Daiwa Presso ST 53XUL-4 is a rod I have awaited eagerly. I first learned in August that Daiwa was planning to produce it. I ordered one immediately and a few more days later. They just came, in December, right before a blizzard blew in. I've had the Presso ST 56XUL in the shop for a while now, but it is the 53XUL-4 that has me excited.

Daiwa Presso ST 53XUL-4

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Black Friday - Cyber Monday Sale

Selected items on sale Black Friday - Cyber Monday. 10 - 30% off regular prices.

Sale prices for in-stock items only.

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Area Fishing

For those that are new to this forum, "Area Fishing" refers to place where fish are intentionally planted. They are popular in Japan, most are private. Where I live in Idaho there are 6 sort of "Area" fishing places near me. They are public waters, not private. The Idaho Fish and Game plant trout in all 6 of them. By definition, they are pressured waters. I used to avoid them at all costs.

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Cast and no Blast

Sometimes everything goes as planned! Leaving after lunch to do some upland game hunting with my two French Brittany Spaniels and then finish the day fishing one of my favorite little stretches turned out better than expected.

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Increase Your Landing Ratio

Want to increase your landing ratio when using plugs? Replace your treble hooks and split rings by lashing mosquito hooks directly to the hook hangers

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