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.
Another inexpensive (not cheap) tenkara rod.
by Carl Zobel
I purchased a inexpensive carbon fiber, telescopic, Chinese carp fishing rod. I have converted a few of these rods. I can't really say I made these rods. But I did install cork handle's on them! One is a 3.6M, the others are 3.M rods. I purchased the components on the auction site. I paid different prices for all the components? One rod I paid $9.35 for, one $4.05. I can't remember what I paid for the other. One cork handle I paid $4.03 for. One I paid $0.85. all included shipping! They cast as good as my Willow & Cane, and Maxcatch tenkara rods. Which I paid a lot more for! So either I am casting wrong, or my inexpensive tenkara rods are just as good as my real lower cost tenkara rods. I have found a lot of my casting ability, depends on the line I am using, mono, braided, or Furled.
“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