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, but I do not know when I will mail packages again.
Most international flights have been cancelled, so there is no ETA for out-of-stock items that come from Japan.
Amago, Iwana and horsehair line
by Chris Schatte
Chris, just returned from my recent trip. I used the horse hair lines for my Amago and Iwana rods exclusively with great success. It was slightly windy, but the air current was upstream so all I had to do was raise my rod, let the gust dry my fly and then slowly gently drift back to the water. Caught many fish using the air and water currents. Had an amazing few days. Thank you!
“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