Driftless Killer Bugs

by Shawn

My friend and I just returned from fishing the driftless area of SW Wisconsin. Most of my trout were caught on Killer Bugs that I tied using the Tenkara Bum Killer Bug tying kit.

This was my first chance to use the Killer Bug on trout. The trout seemed to ignore my traditional beadheads but readily hit the Killer Bugs. My partner watched me really enjoying myself as I caught most of my trout using my Nissin Pro Spec instead of western style.

I predict that he will have a tenkara rod in his arsenal in the near very near future.

Return to Your Tenkara Stories.

“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

Currently processing orders that were received Jan 21.

Back in Stock Notification

To be notified when a specific item is back in stock, please use the Back in Stock form on and list the item(s) you want.

To be notified when new items are added to the shop and when any out-of-stock items are back in stock please use the This Just In... email signup form.

Both forms are on the TenBum Store site.