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Old 02-07-2017, 05:58 AM   #1
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OK! The link is up for all of you to order!
If you want to pick them up in Oregon City just let me know by PM.

HERE IS THE LINK


Show details are now on hold, with the passing of Carmen Macdonald.
Not that it's the biggest problem in the world, by far... but I have no idea what's going on.
I'm working with his business partner, Kris, to sort things out. But, Carmen did the kwikfish on his own, and didn't share this project with her.
We don't know where the kwikfish are, and we don't know if I'll get them by show time.
I don't know if I even have a booth to be in.
I just don't know anything!



If nothing else, I will just pay the postage to send you your kwikfish. I will have to get everyone's address to send them out.
If I can't figure that out, I will either hold a sale at one of the sports stores in town, or I will simply refund money if you don't want it sent to you.
So... that's what I know, today.
I may know more, tomorrow, or later today?
I may be doing the show! I just don't know!

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Show details are now on hold, with the passing of Carmen Macdonald.
Not that it's the biggest problem in the world, by far... but I have no idea what's going on.
I'm working with his business partner, Kris, to sort things out. But, Carmen did the kwikfish on his own, and didn't share this project with her.
We don't know where the kwikfish are, and we don't know if I'll get them by show time.
I don't know if I even have a booth to be in.
I just don't know anything!

If nothing else, I will just pay the postage to send you your kwikfish. I will have to get everyone's address to send them out.
If I can't figure that out, I will either hold a sale at one of the sports stores in town, or I will simply refund money if you don't want it sent to you.
So... that's what I know, today.
I may know more, tomorrow, or later today?
I may be doing the show! I just don't know!

Jennie,
If you need my help, just let me know! We are here for you.
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I just spoke with BIll at BC Angling. He thinks the kwiks are at Carmen's house, but... he thinks that none of them have been put together. You know, hooks, rings, balance and in boxes and then boxes of six.
Pheh. We could have a kwikfish gathering today, and put them together! Anyone up for pizza and Kwikfish tonight? :0
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Seriously.... if I can get the kwikfish, (I'm calling his business partner, now- or if anyone knows the family well enough to go get the kwikfish, let me know.)
If you don't think it's important enough to bother the family, also let me know.
I just don't want to let people down, on either side. I dont' know what to do or how to proceed!
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The latest: Just spoke to Kris. (Carmen's biz partner) She says that she is going to Carmen's to pick up the lures. Rapala can finish putting together the lures, if they aren't already together. They are going to help me cover the show, so looks like things are a go. Will post updates, here if this changes.

Whether we need volunteers to sit in on the show as scheduled or not is still up in the air. I will let you know.

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Old 02-07-2017, 01:16 PM   #6
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Ok... if you have time, starting tomorrow, showtime, stop by and help put together the kwikfish!

It's a go!
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Jennie,

I don't know if it will complicate things or simplify them if you leave mine disassembled.

If it's simpler, you can toss the components in a bag and leave them separate from the bodies for mine.
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Lol... that's what I was just going to ask about! I'm really not sure what I will run into when I get in there tomorrow. If you are an able fisherman who knows how to do this, it would sure help out if you could have yours disassembled. I feel awful handing them to you like that though.

I suppose I will be learning how to do this tomorrow. What I don't know, is how to balance them. I don't have water. How do you do it without water? I mean, I do mine before fishing them while I'm out in a boat, but at a booth? I don't know.

I've never heard of balancing kwifish.
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Mine does not need to be assembled.
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Thank you. Don't be nice to me or I'll cry. LOL.
Actually, I already am. The 6 for 50 go for 50, as they are (usually) already boxed like that and it's easier/less expensive to ship. I guess this year, ... well, we have no boxes like normal. No one can find them.

So, I'm in need of plastic bags. Where would I get those?

Yeah. I'm crying. I'm so stressed out. Kwiks in pieces and no bags and.... oh yeah. No tickets for the volunteers.

and... no Carmen, either. That's the most awful thing. That's what keeps me going, though. I can do this... I can do this for Carmen, because he would do this for me.



It'll all work out. Right?
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You can get plastic or paper bags from Cash and Carry
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Thanks! But Dan Grogan from Fisherman's is getting me a bunch! YAY! I love people!
You know... people who need people... lalalalala
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Thanks! But Dan Grogan from Fisherman's is getting me a bunch! YAY! I love people!
You know... people who need people... lalalalala
Hey Jen,
Been gone today. Just got back. Just put all the components in a bag and let the fisher people put them together, problem solved! Most will change out the hooks anyway. Don't stress, take a deep breath and it will work out.
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Thanks! But Dan Grogan from Fisherman's is getting me a bunch! YAY! I love people!
You know... people who need people... lalalalala
I say if we are real fisherman we don't need bags just stick the treble in that right thumb like when we are fishing and keep on going. LOL!
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Letting everyone assemble there own is a great idea Jennie! Too much work for you, real fishers don't mind at all.
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Could someone start a "how to assemble your kwikfish" thread?
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I'll be at the show from open till about 2 or so! I can't drive at night, so have to get outa there and drive home before dark. I turn into a pumpkin.
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So maybe I missed it somewhere but are you still in Booth 117 ???
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Stranger than fiction.
Got up at 4. Got the. LISts of purchase printed out.
Drove here in traffic.
Talked to Carmen's partner who said the kwks are here, but only 200 of them??
This is news to me.
Long story short, I got here, bought 10 tix for volunteers and got my week bracelet and bought my parking pass for the week.
No Kwiks! Anywhere!
Tears. More tears.
I'm going home and on hold till they find the missing 500 kwiks.
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Not that it matters but yes. 117.... if they find them.
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Not that it matters but yes. 117.... if they find them.
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Old 02-08-2017, 11:14 AM   #22
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No need to stress out Miss Jennie. The good Lord new all about this and it will work out. If guys don't get their Kwiks, it is not the end of the world. I'm sure you will get 100x the hugs over any complaints regarding a fishing lure. Wish I could make it to the show this year but with weather excetera, decided to pass this year.

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OK. I'm renaming this "Up to the minute reports" or something, because things keep changing.
I was told I'd have kwikfish, but then was told that someone at Rapala said that the lures Kris picked up only looked like 200 or so.
I said that was fine for today.
Then, Roger volunteered to put them together, and I guess he took those 200.
I just don't understand how come Kris didn't tell me he was going to take those 200, and why she didn't stop me from going to the show.
I'm so confused, and she probably is, too.
It's no ones fault, that i know of... It's just that everyone is working hard to do what they can, with what they know how to do.
I'm on standby.
I may have lures tomorrow, if we find them!

The case of the missing kwikfish....
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OK. I'm renaming this "Up to the minute reports" or something, because things keep changing.
I was told I'd have kwikfish, but then was told that someone at Rapala said that the lures Kris picked up only looked like 200 or so.
I said that was fine for today.
Then, Roger volunteered to put them together, and I guess he took those 200.
I just don't understand how come Kris didn't tell me he was going to take those 200, and why she didn't stop me from going to the show.
I'm so confused, and she probably is, too.
It's no ones fault, that i know of... It's just that everyone is working hard to do what they can, with what they know how to do.
I'm on standby.
I may have lures tomorrow, if we find them!

The case of the missing kwikfish....

Jen,
Everything will work out for tomorrow! I'm a pessimist!
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Sorry for all your trouble Jennie. Stopped by 117 today and they said no Kwiks....you know what they say about the best laid plans. If I don't receive mine it won't kill me, bruise maybe but I can live with it.

I can also assemble my own and pickup anywhere in the Metro area if that helps.
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I am in no hurry to get my kwiks. If they need to be shipped I will pay for my shipping. If they need to be assembled its no problem I can assemble my own also. Please dont stress this will all work out!!!!
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Jennie, As said before DON,T stress about this if it takes a few days to sort out we will live with it! Also I have been to your house and maybe work something out to come and pick up some of them for people close to me (Milwaukie) area. Don't need to spend the xtra to mail mine. PM me if you need some help. Steve
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Just got one pretty harsh nasty gram from a dissatisfied ifisher.

I tried. I really did. It's so out of my hands!

I am hoping they will find the missing kwiks soon and I will be at the show, soon. I'm on call, ready to go.

I WILL be shipping them out to you. I guess I will be paying shipping. I figured it would be about the same cost until I went today and bought everything for the show.

Oh well. It will all work out.

People who pre ordered will get theirs mailed first when we find them.

If for any reason they are never found, I will reimburse you.

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No worries Jennie. I don't mind kicking in for shipping too. Any chance the contest prototypes showed up in the search?

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Wow! Sounds like s somebody needs to learn a little about compassion. It's a shame they are more concerned about a lure than what's going on with the bigger picture.
Sorry you had to deal with that Jennie!
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Wow! Sounds like s somebody needs to learn a little about compassion. It's a shame they are more concerned about a lure than what's going on with the bigger picture.
Sorry you had to deal with that Jennie!
As others have said, no worries, let us know shipping and we can kick it in
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Can't sleep but I don't think the guy knew what happened. There will be those that don't read all of the board. (Imagine that! Lol!)
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Just let me know what the shipping cost is. Glad to pay it.
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Same here...more than willing to pay postage and in no hurry
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Same here, let me know shipping costs. not assembled is fine.
Thank you for all you are doing and do..............
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I'm happy to pay for postage for my 2 Kwiks,

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You are very sweet. Thank you... but we'll see what happens.
No one has called me to say we have kwikfish at all, so I'm not going to the show, today.
Frankly, I can use a day home. I'm just exhausted with all of this.
As soon as I hear the kwikfish are at the show, I'll post that.
If they don't make it this week, I'll send them to you.
Pheh. What a disaster. I've always been soooo careful with this contest.
I'm hoping maybe if we don't get them till after, that I can get Fishermen's to let me come on a Saturday to set up shop... or have a pizza party, or? Ideas?
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Old 02-09-2017, 11:30 AM   #41
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I live in California and could not pick up my Kwiks. Mail order is the only way for me.
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Old 02-09-2017, 01:42 PM   #42
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I would like to click my heels and say this three times, very slowly...
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"There's no place like home.... There's no place like home... There's no place like home"
And I want to be there! Back to Tillamook on the Kilchis River, (sitting in Bill's lap) where the river runs free and the forest smells deep green and clean and there are no problems... ever!

Here is MY truth as I know it.
Despite my best efforts, I am a stress case. If the following is true, then I have lost hundreds of dollars, and I have lost my credibility on ifish and in business.
I have already received several nasty grams from people who don't follow the site as closely as some of us do. They didn't know Carmen... don't know how all of this works, and why on earth I'm not at the show right now, handing out kwikfish like promised.
I just hate this. I mean, people drove HOURS to get their kwikfish. I can understand their frustration!

OK... Here's the deal, and what I've been told as of this morning.

"The Kwikfish are gone".

I keep hearing that part of the note over and over. We do have around 200 of them.
But, how could the rest just be GONE? Carmen wouldn't have dumped them, or thrown them in the river for Pete's sake!?! I keep hoping that they aren't gone, and they are maybe at someone's house getting assembled because he couldn't do them all... or something!

This is the mystery of the lost Kwikfish.

We know that Carmen picked them up at BC Angling. Quoted for a letter from Kris: "Bill said Carmen physically picked up the lures. 300 two weeks ago Sunday and 475 last Wednesday."
Here's part of the note, I got this morning:

[quote]The Kwikfish are gone. <snip>
This was a one-time catastrophe that none of us wanted to happen. I’m so sorry that it has put you in such a stressful situation. I’m doing what I can to help out. /QUOTE]

And she has tried to be very helpful, but she can only do what she can do. She doesn't know the process, as Carmen did this project by himself for ifish.

I am nervous that Luhr Jensen/Rapala will charge me for all 776 Kwikfish, instead of what I got, the 200. I hope not.

It was my thinking that they everyone was still looking for the kwikfish, and that they'd find them. I mean, where could they be?
The only thing I can think of is that he may have been too busy and outsourced the assembly to someone else. But to whom? If anyone knows anyone that might be doing this, let me know, please!

SO... Here is my plan, for now.

I will be getting the kwikfish assembled, in a week. I think it's fair to do first come, first serve. If you ordered three boxes, I would like you to please reconsider your large order, so that others could have one. The less you take, the more people can share in this fun. If you are set on having as many as you ordered, that is fine. I will simply send you your order. No fuss. But, please, I ask that you reconsider large orders.

I will send them out, and keep some out for the winner, Treefish.

I will pay shipping. It's the least I can do for those that drove a long ways not knowing I wouldn't be there.

Since I have spent some of the incoming money for the kwikfish on my bills that make it possible for me to do this project, I am going to take out a small loan to pay shipping and to cover my show costs, and your refunds. (I also had an extremely high heat bill, and used some money to cover that, too. I don't do good work, cold! LOL)

All I can do is laugh. Stress is NOT good for our health. I'm trying my hardest not to let this get to me. I have already spent my allotted tears on this project. No more of that.

It just IS what it IS. There are far worse problems in the world.

From Kris: (Poor lady. She and her husband are going through a lot with this tragedy.)

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I’m sorry this happened. I wish it hadn't, I wish Carmen were still here. I don’t know what else I can do to help.
So, ditto. I'm doing what I can to help out. I'm just SO terribly sorry.

I'm still waiting to hear that they found the kwikfish. Somehow, I think they will. But, if not, the above is my plan.
You guys won't lose money, but we all lose Carmen. That's a lot.

Peace.

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Old 02-09-2017, 02:03 PM   #43
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Don't stress too much on this Jennie, Fishing lures just are not that big of a deal in the big picture. I hope all the I Fishers read up and get informed on what has happened.
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Old 02-09-2017, 02:04 PM   #44
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I'm so sorry for this jammed up mess. Sorry, some can be so nasty. Take your time Jennie, your doing the best you can. When everything settles down I would be glad to help put hooks on, pick and deliver Kwikfish. Just call if I can help. Chuck
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Old 02-09-2017, 02:07 PM   #45
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I will pay shipping.
Not for me you won't.

I'm scheduled to be at Camp Meriwether two weeks from tomorrow; if I'm fortunate enough to get my two I can pick them up in person (and any others that need to be distributed in the Salem area).

And if I'm not please keep my $20 as a donation. I've gotten more than $20 in laughs the last couple weeks from just a couple posters.
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Old 02-09-2017, 02:59 PM   #46
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You guys are all so nice. Thank you for your patience.
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Old 02-09-2017, 03:09 PM   #47
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Jennie, stressing over this is not good for you, nor are the Kwikfish important in the grand scheme of things. I think if you identified the nasty grammers (which I know you won't) a veritable army of Ifishers would very quickly seek them out and "re-orient some attitudes." There is a small but obnoxious class of people out there who think they are owed way more than they have coming and on their terms. Your reputation is not destroyed. I think you will find the vast majority of us find you an even dearer soul for agonizing over something as minor as Kwikfish at the Sportsman's show -- and wishing you would CUT IT OUT, take deep breaths, and know this will all work out. For heaven's sake, the key player in the Kwikfish supply chain just died suddenly! That should make any decent, caring person pause and shut the heck up about getting their instant Kwikfish gratification. And if that won't convince some of these yahoos to back off, they simply aren't the kind of people someone as wonderful as you should be worrying about.

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Old 02-09-2017, 03:30 PM   #48
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I'll pay my own shipping costs or pick up where ever.....if we can't get the product consider the twenty a donation.
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Old 02-09-2017, 04:30 PM   #49
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Old 02-09-2017, 04:39 PM   #50
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Rather than paying the shipping would it be possible to get everyone together somewhere where we could pick them up in at the same time make a fundraiser. Not sure what the fundraiser would look like but we could donate whatever funds are raised to a charity that Carmen would have supported.

Probably something to back burner for a few weeks. If and when people get their kwikfish should not be the issue this point
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Old 02-09-2017, 05:09 PM   #51
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I'll pay my own shipping costs or pick up where ever.....if we can't get the product consider the twenty a donation.
Ya me too, not that big of a deal. I just order my 2 because I seem to always vote for the winner and seem obligated, lol,
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Maybe I'm a dreamer, but I STILL HAVE HOPE to find the kwikfish.
I'm going to take a week off from the worry. I have to. Last night I slept for the first time since this happened. It felt so good.

Plus, this just in my mail. It seems hopeful to me.

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Once we know how many lures we actually have, a plan can be made to make your <ifishers> happy.
If the lures are found we will be in a better place. We haven’t given up looking. We have been exploring ALL possibilities.
We are both in a terrible spot that we didn’t expect in our wildest dreams. Along with grieving for a man we loved.
All we can do is try to breathe, and take this one step at a time.
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Maybe I'm a dreamer, but I STILL HAVE HOPE to find the kwikfish.
I'm going to take a week off from the worry. I have to. Last night I slept for the first time since this happened. It felt so good.

Plus, this just in my mail. It seems hopeful to me.
chills!

just stop looking for them and whamo, there they will be
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I just read 10 private messages from some of you who are the nicest human beings on this earth. Thank you for my renewed faith in humanity. In fact, I'm darn near blowed away by some of you!!!
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Just try not to worry about what you have no control over. This will all come to pass.
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Old 02-11-2017, 11:34 AM   #56
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Went by the booth yesterday and was told that ALL the kwiks are accounted for but are just not put together. He said soon as they are put together the will be shipped out!
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Jennie,

I know that you've been battling this kfish ordeal...is there any left over for the folks who didn't pre-order? Or are we at stand still?

Thank you!!
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Old 02-13-2017, 01:20 PM   #58
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Miss Jennie, you have said you may have to borrow $ to cover the loss of the 500 kwiks that have disappeared. Can you give us a #$ for the deficit? You have stood tall for us, I'm sure there will be many members willing to step up to the plate to help out. Come on guys, needs to be a community effort. Besides, hehe, think of the fish catching mojo coming your way for doing the right thing.

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Old 02-13-2017, 01:42 PM   #59
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All kwiks have NOT been found, regardless of what they said. 200 have been located but no assembled. Don't know where you got the info!
Anyhow, no... I can't give you an amount, just yet. I don't know how it will all play out.
I have to take the amount we do have, and deduct how much I have, and give out the kwikfish to those who have paid, in order of who ordered... hoping that some guys who ordered over 18 might take less, and a refund.
Pheh. It's going to be fun! Also, if we can't find them, we are hoping the the company may take less money considering the circumstance. We just don't know at this point, though.
I will update you when I know anything more!
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There are a bunch of guys at the Rapala/LJ booth, and not everyone probably knew what was going on. If you stopped by, you may have gotten different stories. Some people left, thinking I just didn't show up for the heck of it! Agh!

Anyhow, here is the latest that I know, as of five minutes ago:

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Hi Jennie,

Just talked to Roger. He sounded terrible. He has been very sick all weekend since the show and hasn’t had a chance to count them yet. So we do not know if they have all been found.

Here is what Roger said he is going to do.
*As soon as he is done counting them he will let me know how many we have and I will let you know.
*He is going to ship them to Rapala and they are going to assemble them.
*Some of the packaging boxes got damaged from moisture. Rapala is going to replace these.
*When Rapala is done with the assembly, they are going to ship them directly to you.

Kris
Kris is Carmen's biz partner, and Roger is a Hall of famer at Rapala. Great guy. Roger is the one who estimated the 200. He's been working with these lures for a long time, so I really doubt that there are more than he originally thought.
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