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.
Daiwa Kiyose 43M
by Herb S.
Oh yeah! Another outstanding keiryu rod from Tenkarabum, the Kiyose 43M is light enough to fish one handed, accurate casting at both rod length adjustments, handles both a level #3.5 flouro line and 6# Stren Gold (for weighted nymphs)very well and feels gutsy enough to handle anything that can be caught on 5X. At first I thought the 12'7" length wouldn't be needed but it comes in very handy indeed for side-casting under shoreline tree branches. At 14'1" it has the reach to hit any spot while wading our small southwestern Michigan warm water rivers. This is a very smooth casting and pleasant rod. I love it and can't wait to get it to trout streams in 2016!
“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