Replacement parts are available - every part for almost every rod sold on TenkaraBum.com.*
However, I no longer have the #2 section for the Shimotsuke Tenkara 3.3 and 3.6. Shimotsuke moved production to a different factory in China and the parts from the new factory do not fit the rods made by the old factory. As soon as I learned of the problem I stopped selling the rods and reserved all the remaining rods I had in stock to use for replacement parts. I have now exhausted my supply of the #2 section. I have a very limited supply of other parts.
I have recently learned that the currently available parts for the Shimotsuke Kiyotaki do not fit all the rods. I don't yet know how many rods are affected and I have no way to know if YOUR rod is affected. I cannot give you any assurance that replacement parts will fit your rod.
For every rod that is currently in stock, I have every part available for immediate shipment. Some of the parts themselves are in stock, and if not I'll take one off a rod in inventory and replace it with an order from Japan.
If I don't have either the part or the rod in inventory, I will have to order a part from Japan. The parts are available but it can take time to get them.
I will try to get a full price list for every part for every rod, but that will take some time to put together.
For now, though, and until I can get a page that has all the parts available for on-line ordering, if you need a part send me a message through the contact us form below.
When telling me what part(s) you need,
please use the numbering system that is used by all the Japanese
tenkara rod companies. The tip section is #1. The section next to the
tip is #2 and so on.
And please, please, don't just say "I broke my rod and need a #1." Tell me what rod it is - manufacturer, model and length. Also, I can search my sales data by last name or by email. Even though the form only asks for your first name, I need your last name, too. If your purchases were made through a company name or your wife's PayPal account (with her email address), I'll need that information as well.
If you have more than one email address, give me the one that is on your PayPal account!
Through miscommunication, I've ordered the wrong parts for people before. I'd rather not do it again.
Parts ordered from Japan cannot be returned. Be sure you are right.
Please note: I do not have and cannot get parts for the following rods:
Any Tenkara USA rod
Any Badger Tenkara rod
Any DragonTail rod
Any Tenkara Rod Co. rod
Any TenkaraTimes rod
Any spinning rod
Any bait casting rod
Any fly rod
You get the picture. I have or can get parts for Daiwa, Nissin, Shimano, Suntech, and some Shimotsuke tenkara, keiryu and seiryu rods.