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.
Fountainhead Tenkara Rods
I purchased a Fountainhead Caddis 330 and Stonefly 360. I can tell the difference between the 2 rods but it is hard. These are my first tenkara rods and as such I have little to compare them to. The quality seems good and I am really enjoying fishing with them. The TenkaraBum #4 fluorocarbon line is awesome in low light. I recently caught 2 14" rainbows on the Stonefly and it worked nicely. I also hooked and lost a 18" plus fish but due to my position I was unable to fight the fish effectively and it broke my line (7x). I feel that if I had been in a better position I would have been able to catch that fish. I seem to be able to detect more strikes on tenkara than with my standard fly gear. I caught almost all my recent fish on a #14 olive birds nest nymph. This fly is quickly becoming my go to fly. Loving tenkara.
“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