I've always used the one from NJ. Never had a huge delay getting my stuff like some of the horror stories I've heard. Never dealt with the company on the Cape, and the other guy really rubbed me the wrong way at one of the shows.
Random mutation in rainbow trout. I've heard it happens in like 1 fish out of 120,000 but I don't know if that number is right.
As for magnets, buy them online. I get the sampler boxes from the big auction site.
20 pound braid for panfish is asinine. And I can buy thousands of yards of 4 pound mono for the price of one 150 yard spool of Power Pro. Change it once or twice a year, once a month is also ridiculous.