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.
How not to open a stuck rod ha ha
(Bentonville A.R. U.S.A.)
I am a total tenkara addict. I have numerous tenkara rods and should have known better than what I did that I'm am about to tell you about. Last year I bought myself another tenkara rod a Yamame. When I recieved it I excitedly took it to my shop and proceeded to open up the package so I could put it through the the wiggle test then put a line on it and cast with it. When I tried to get the rod extended I could not get the 1st section to come out, the Lillian was sorta stuck inside the rod. Try as I might I could not get it to come out. Soooo. Being the tool minded person I am, I came up with this solution. I took off the butt cap and applied my air compressor nozzle to the butt of the rod to gently blow the rod open. However dummy me forgot to check the air pressure!!!! You will not believe how fast a tenkara rod will open with 120lbs of air pressure behind it. Or how long it took be to get all the section unstuck. True story. The rod did survive.
“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