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.

Plug Fishing Update

by JJ
(Upstate SC)

Pretty water

Pretty water

I’ve managed a couple of trips to prime trout country, despite being a bit under the weather. I’m trying to get at least one trip to the mountains in each week, and one or more local “sessions”. As I have stated before, I am mostly a hike-in fisherman, and the longer day lengths help with that.

I’m really enjoying fishing with plugs, and am finding that I am catching more brown trout than I have in the past. That is in waters that hold both rainbows and brownies. Because I have to travel a bit to reach trout waters, I am not generally on the water early, or later when brown trout are more active. So it seems like plugs are enticing enough to get some movement from a fish that is notoriously shy during bright midday conditions.

I’m slowly building my JDM plug supply to give myself some variety, and size options. I have found the Duo Spearhead Ryuki 50S "Wakasagi", and the Daiwa Silver Creek 44S "TS" both very effective. The Tennessee Shad color of the Daiwa and the Duo Spearhead Ryuki 38S are what I have caught 90% of the brown trout on. These Japanese lures cast great, sink quickly, and have such natural looking movement, that I have abandoned my smaller Rapalas for stream fishing. They will always have a place in my still-water box, but just aren’t as effective in moving water. I’m keeping my Yo-Zuri Pins Minnow in for now. I like fishing them, they cast fine, and the movement seems enticing, but they aren’t producing for me.

That’s it for now. I will give another update down the road, to see how things are progressing.


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