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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.
Good barbless hooks
by Sean W
I just picked up more hooks to tie my favorite nymph pattern (mixed synthetic and natural dark reddish-brown dubbing with a 5/32 inch gold tungsten bead head).
So far my favorite is a Tiemco barbless nymph hook. It has an extra fine barbless point, and it seems even the small fish (2-3 inch wild rainbows) can't wriggle off like other barbless hooks.
In case anyone wants to try/look for them, theyre the TMC403BLJ hook (I use size 10). The 60 degree bend near the eye helps put the bead in a proper nymph position.
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