have gotten emails from several customers concerned that their packages
have been lost because they are late and/or tracking data shows them to
have been in the Jersey City sorting facility for days.
Those packages are now moving. Most have been delivered already.
understand that shopping online this year has been unprecedented, and the
USPS, UPS and FedEx are trying to run beyond their capacity. In the 10
years I have been shipping packages, (thousands and thousands of
packages), the USPS has NEVER lost a Priority Mail package, and has lost
only two or three First Class packages. Please be patient. Your
packages will arrive.
by The Tenkara Ambassador
While on vacation in Colorado a couple weeks ago, I took the opportunity to drive the Mt Evans highway, a spectacular drive to the 14,130' summit, all on paved road. As I exited I-70 at Idaho Springs, highway 103 paralleled Chicago creek, one of those typical western high gradient freestone streams. Bankside canopy was dense, and owning only one 12' tenkara rod, I tried shortening my line/tippet by about five feet compared to what I would normally use on a larger, more open stream.
Surprisingly perhaps, this combination worked quite well. I kept the reach of the longer rod but was able to control the shorter line very well. I believe this was probably preferable to a shorter rod and line, because the longer rod enabled me to keep the tenkara line off the water more easily due to its length.
Casting in dense vegetation is, of course, always going to be more challenging, regardless of rod type, be it spinning, western flyrod, or tenkara and will require some adaptation, and there are probably several solutions to any problem.
If you, like me, are a frugal (some would say cheap), before you invest in another rod, try the shorter line/tippet method.
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“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