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.
Gamakatsu Amago + Mummy Worms
by Les Albjerg
Beadhead Gamakatsu Amago + Mummy Worm
The last time I went to Wilson Springs, I used a beadhead with a 3x 12 hook. I had two trout swallow the whole works. They were good eating. However, it wasn't a "many" day.
I tied up some beadhead Gamakatsu Amago 7.5 hooks. I snelled some 7x tippet and then tied the beadhead on. This morning I caught nine nice trout, all in the lip at Wilson Springs!
These are wonderful hooks. I have tied some flies on them, but they are Keiryu hooks, so why not fish them they way they were intended?
“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