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.
Chris AKA TenkaraBum
(Bentonville AR. USA)
I would like to share my thoughts on a guy I have never met. Chris. I got hooked (pun intended) on tenkara 5 yrs ago. The more I fished with this method the more I got hooked (sorry). I have been fly fishing for 59 yrs or so and in the last 5 yrs have fished 1 day with conventional western gear! The rest of my fishing is with Tenkara. I have been lucky enough to have been able to spend my summers in West Yellowstone for the last 29 yrs.
Enough about me. I have bought several rods from Chris. I have never dealt with a person more informative or more honest in his opinions on a subject (especially fishing). His business practices cannot be beat. His comments on tenkara fishing are spot on. If you are interested at all with Tenkara fishing his web site is the place to be. Honestly.
Ken AKA Kenkara
“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