TenkaraBum.com is located in
New York City, which is essentially locked down.
Package pickup has
been suspended. My neighborhood post office is closed. I go outside as little as possible because I am in an "at risk" group.
TenkaraBum.com is still open, for now. Next shipments tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 (rain in the forecast).
Most international flights have been cancelled, so there is no ETA for out-of-stock items that come from Japan.
5 lb largemouth with over 120 little bluegills!
the fly- just yarn wrapped arond a hook!
With my friend, we went fishing at the local pond with(me) a tusa ayu and him with the 12 foot iwana.And boy, was I suprised by the strength of the ayu! After catching a ton of blue gills, (i stopped counting at 127, and i think he caught more than me!)we spotted a huge bass cruising along the drop off, where it got pretty deep. after multiple casts with a blue killer bug, i managed to get a few strikes and then i hooked her. after about a 5 second fight, unfortunately, she snapped my tippet! Frustrated, and because there were no trees and I was fishing for on specific fish, i switched to only a 13 ft level line 4.5 tied directly to the fly! (not-so-smart and crazy!)After continuing catching bluegills, i was bringing i a real little bluegill when i felt a thud on my line. i put on some polorized glasses to see into the water. i could see the bass right under the bluegill and the bass struck it. after hitting the blue gill, the bass had missed, so it got off and swam away, but the bass turned around and hit the fly. i hooked her, and after what felt like forever, she landed in my wooden tamo. then we caught about 30 or so gills and packed up.
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662
As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma