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.


What season is this?

by JJ
(Upstate SC)

Hidden pool

Hidden pool

For the past couple of years, the area that I live in (Southeast US) has been experiencing a springtime warm up in February. It doesn’t actually last until spring, in fact it seems as our March thru April period is actually getting cooler. The warmup in February is noticeable, and I was able to get out for a trip last week to take advantage of it.

I was fishing at an elevation of between 2500 and 3000 feet. The air temperature was in the 60’s and the water was 52 degrees. Just a week earlier I had taken a water temp of 49 nearby. So a pretty decent warmup following some of the coldest air we had experienced in a while. Believe it or not I was wet wading. I typically hike in at least a couple of miles to my fishing destinations, and prefer to do so in trail runners. My current favorites are Altra Lone Peak 4.0’s. They have a roomier toebox that allows me to wear Hanz submersible waterproof socks in place of waders. The socks are thinner than the neoprene bootie found in most waders, so the fit is much better in hiking shoes. I have been wading in trail shoes for a few years now, and find that I prefer it to wearing waders, so the knee high waterproof socks are allowing me to continue that process thru the colder months.

The fishing is always fun, and on this trip the catching was pretty good also. The weather had finally entered a steady pattern, after what seems like months of rain systems continually moving in and out. The water flow has come down a bit, and fish were actively pursuing the minnow plug I was fishing. The fish were rainbows. The minnow was Duo Spearhead Ryuki 50s “Wakasagi”. The rod was a 5’ Tenryu Rayz Integral. The line was Sunline Troutist Darkness. The water was Southern Appalachian.

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Warning:

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