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.
A Cautionary Tale
I would like to remind everybody to tell a family member or friend where you will be fishing and when you plan on returning. And please carry the" 10 essentials". 2 years ago I slipped off a log and broke my ankle while Tenkara fishing. I will never forget the image of my foot facing the wrong direction. Fortunately I had enough cell signal to call for help. Between my dog barking and the whistle I had in my pack the rescuers were able to find me. It took 2 surgeries and a plate and 12 screws to put my ankle back together. After a very long and painful recovery, I’m grateful to be alive and able to walk and fish. So try your best to be prepared for the unexpected.
“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