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.
Fun Video I Made
by Jimi Fly
I've been making fishing videos on You Tube for a a couple months now. This morning I went down to my local lake in some flip flops with a cup of coffee. I brought my Honryu 380 with the #4 Orange line and one beat up killer bug. I ended up catching around 20 or so but my camera died at the 5th fish. I really like finding a spot and then just squatting down and hauling some fish in. I think this is a great way to slow down your casting stroke and it makes it easier to see subtle strikes on your line. I don't want to toot my own horn but I do think this video illustrates a different view of what Tenkara can be. Hope you like it!
“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