L.R. D'Amico DBA TrophyRigs.com
432 Avon Ave SW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663-9640
Weekdays 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Weekends 12 Noon - 6:00 PM ET
International Telephone & SKYPE: robert.damico.nj
U.S. Eastern Time Zone — UTC/GMT -5
Weekdays 10:00 - 21:00 Weekends 12:00 - 21:00
During weekdays all orders are usually made and shipped within two (2) to five (5) work days, depending upon the order backlog. During the Spring and Fall months the order backlog may increase. Please do not count Saturday, Sunday and holidays as “work days.”
SPECIAL SHIPMENTS: I regularly ship to customer's vacation rentals, motels, lodges, camps, etc. If you need delivery by a specific date, please call me to determine the up to the minute LEAD TIME before placing an online order.
TERMINAL TACKLE: Orders ONLY for Terminal Tackle received before 12 Noon weekdays are usually packed and shipped the same day. Refer to the Product Availability Legend on the Terminal Tackle pages for current inventory status.
Due to residential deed restrictions we are not permitted to allow pick up by local customers.
All orders received on the weekends or over holidays are not scheduled for tying until Monday and/or the next business day.
I do not accept orders for delivery by DHL, FedEx or UPS. Orders can be shipped with USPS Express Mail® or USPS Priority Mail International® at current USPS published rates. These require pre-payment of the USPS rates, due to the extra cost and special handling requirements. Please use our Contact form or call for an estimate and additional information.
SHIPPING NOTICE: When your order has been mailed you will receive an email from "," Subject: “Trophy Rigs Shipping Confirmation.”
CANCELLATIONS:You may cancel a order before shipment and receive an immediate full refund.
US NATIONAL HOLIDAYS - Shipping & Deliveries
We cannot ship packages on days that are US national holidays and the US Postal Service will not deliver packages on these days. The following dates are affected:
The chart below lists shipping costs. Orders to U.S. addresses valued at $55.00 and higher are sent by USPS Priority Mail with the Delivery Confirmation Tracking System. Canadian and other International orders are shipped by International Air Mail with US Customs Declaration specifying “Fishing Hooks and Line” and net value in U.S. dollars (less shipping fees). International customers are responsible for customs clearance and any surcharges or duties. More info below International Orders.
|United States Domestic Shipping Rates|
|$100.00||and up||$8.40||Priority Mail|
International 1st Class Shipping Rates to CANADA ONLY
USPS fees increased dramatically in 2013 - If the fee charged below is more than the actual shipping cost, customers will receive a notification of a refund back through PayPal for any excess postage once the package has been weighed and postage applied by the Postal Service.
|$150.00||and Up||$16.15||Air Mail|
|International Air Mail Shipping Rates: OTHER COUNTRIES
With each shipment we provide the U.S. Customs Number and USPS Proof of Mailing. Tracking Numbers are NOT available for International Air Mail.
WE DO NOT GUARANTEE DELIVERY FOR INTERNATIONAL AIR MAIL UNLESS THE CUSTOMER AGREES TO AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF $14.10 FOR REGISTERED MAIL WITH RETURN RECEIPT. For some countries we may refuse and refund an order if the customer declines the additional fee.
|Order Value||Basic Shipping||Shipping|
|$50.00||and up||$15.30||Air Mail|
|NOTE: International Shipping charges are subject to a surcharge for the excess weight on large quantities of terminal tackle. If a surcharge is necessary, you will be contacted by email specifying the exact weight and precise United States Postal Service fee to ship your order. You can verify USPS International Postal fees to your address at http://postcalc.usps.com/ Step 1: Select your country as the “Destination.” Step 2: “Shape” select “Package.” Step 3: Enter Weight in Pounds and Ounces.|
"Touch'em All" 100% Guarantee
Since I tie each rig, every inch of leader material, every swivel, every hook, every snap, swage, sleeve and every knot is handled and inspected prior to final packaging. That permits me to warrant that each new rig and its components are 100% free from defects in Materials and Workmanship. If a rig fails during use simply re-coil it in the original plastic pouch and Contact me for a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number and instructions. Please note that since all rigs are hand tied, there will be small dimensional variations which do not effect the performance or quality of the rig.
Terminal Tackle: The exact same inspection, handling and 100% Guarantee applies to all our terminal tackle.
Upon receipt of your order if you are not satisfied with the rigs or terminal tackle you may return the complete order for a refund within 14 days of the postmark shipping date. All rigs and terminal tackle must be new, unused. Contact me for a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number.A 100% refund including any applicable taxes, less original shipping costs, will be issued immediately upon receipt of the complete order.
Trophy Rigs does not guarantee the suitability of its fishing rigs for any and all fish species, types of fishing, fishing conditions and other use beyond our control. Trophy Rigs shall not be responsible for the use of our products which may violate fishing regulations in any state or country, e.g. Circle hook requirements. It is the responsibility of the fisherman/woman to know and conform with the fishing regulations for the state or country in which they fish. Fishing regulation links for each state »
The process of ordering online is secure, simple and fast. When you click on any “Add to Cart” button, a new browser window is opened at PayPal. (URL= https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr/... ). If a PayPal browser window does not open, you must turn off any Pop Up blocking software. Click HERE for secure server examples for the four main browsers.
PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information in transit from your computer to theirs using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key lengths of 168-bits (the highest level commercially available). Your confidential information (credit card type & number or bank account number) is NOT transmitted to Trophy Rigs. The only personal information I receive is your name, phone number and shipping address. Do not ever share your PayPal password with anyone. PayPal will NEVER email you and ask that you supply any information. NEVER! More information at How PayPal Works and PayPal Security and Protection .
Telephone Orders: Please call (732) 997-9207 to place an order by telephone. I can only accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover cards for telephone orders. Hours: Weekdays 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Weekends 12 Noon - 6:00 PM ET. I can only accept orders for domestic USA credit cards and delivery addresses. The following standard information is required to order by telephone:
Mail Order - USA: You can order by mail and pay with a credit card, by personal check, Money Order or certified bank check. I do not accept Cashier's checks. Click here for the MAIL ORDER FORM.
Mail Order - CANADA: Payment must be included with the order and must be in the form of a Canada Post/Postes Canada - Postal Money Order, in U.S. Dollars. Once shipped you will receive an email with the U.S. Customs Declaration number. Allow at least 1 week for delivery.
Français: Le paiement doit être inclus dans l'ordre et doit être sous la forme d'un Postes Canada - Mandat postal, en dollars américains. Une fois expédiée, vous recevrez un email avec le numéro de déclaration en douane américain. Laisser au moins 1 semaine pour la livraison. Click here for - Cliquez ici pour le MAIL ORDER FORM / BON DE COMMANDE ÉLECTRONIQUE.
International Orders (except Canada): I can only accept international orders which are listed above, click on Red Band “LIST OF COUNTRIES and TERRITORIES FROM WHICH WE ACCEPT ORDERS” and your account must be PayPal verified. With each shipment we provide the U.S. Customs Number and USPS Proof of Mailing. Tracking Numbers are NOT available for International Air Mail. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE DELIVERY FOR INTERNATIONAL AIR MAIL UNLESS THE CUSTOMER AGREES TO AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF $14.10 FOR REGISTERED MAIL WITH RETURN RECEIPT. For some countries we may refuse and refund an order if the customer declines the additional fee.
For international mail orders, payment must be included with the order and be in the form of an International Postal Money Order, (i.e. international money orders issued by your national postal service. International money orders issued by banks or other institutions will not be accepted). I cannot accept personal bank cheques or Eurocheques. Allow 2 to 4 weeks for international air mail delivery.
A lot of thought, research and testing goes into Trophy Rigs. Whenever possible I try to “Buy American,” however the majority of hooks and terminal tackle available today are made in the Far East. Momoi Hi-Catch® Monofilament line, Gamakatsu® hooks and the aluminum swaging sleeves I use are from Japan. All the rest of our terminal tackle is manufactured in either the United States or South Korea (exception - Wire Leaders are made in China).
The biggest cost factor in Trophy Rigs is labor. I could outsource the work to jobbers in Central America or the Far East but then I couldn't supply custom tied rigs and maintain the highest quality standards customers expect. So even though I must use foreign made components, 100% of our rigs are tied in America by me, Bob D'Amico, I pay taxes to local, state and the federal government just like every other American small businessman.
Environmental issues are also a major concern. Frankly, saltwater sport fishing is not entirely “eco-friendly” because tackle is designed and manufactured to work flawlessly in the highly corrosive saltwater environment.
Stainless steel is the best solution since it does not corrode however tying rigs with stainless steel hooks isn't good for the fish — if you lose a fish on a stainless hook it won't rust away, it will probably kill the fish.
The hooks and terminal tackle I use are “plated,” a process that uses various toxic chemicals and an electric current to apply a layer of material that resists corrosion or for coloration. None of my products are cadmium plated, that process has been essentially banned in Europe for over 40 years and it's use in the USA is highly restricted. All of the hooks and terminal tackle are Nickel Silver (NS) plated which is not only environmentally “cleaner” but safer for me, you and the fish. Nevertheless, always wash your hands after handling hooks, snaps and swivels and never ever put a plated metal item in your mouth. That applies to more than fishing tackle, it also applies to screws, nails, anything plated.
Disposal: Trophy Rigs are made from Momoi Hi-Catch® Monofilament or Seaguar® Fluorocarbon. No one knows how long or even if fluorocarbon degrades! Monofilament is biodegradable but it can take up to 600 years! Think about that number in terms of history, deducting 600 years from today the year would be 1413. That's 79 years before Columbus discovered America! Six hundred years into the future is 2613 so please, when a rig is severely abraded or “nicked” from working around rocks and piers or after catching a fish that has become tangled up with the rig, just don't toss it away. Cut off the hooks and swivels, cut the line into 6 inch pieces and dispose of it properly.
I can and do make an effort; I do not use fancy four color printed inserts, instead I print product inserts in black and white on heavy white recycled paper or just use simple stick on labels. I also don't use thin tear open plastic sleeves for our products. All rigs and terminal tackle are packaged in re-usable, re-sealable 4 mil thick FDA food safe plastic bags. My packaging may not be “snazzy” but altogether it saves money for you and is a bit more environmentally friendly than most of the tackle packaging on the market.