Thanksgiving Sale has held a Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale most years, but it has usually been pretty limited. This year I have decided to have a Thanksgiving Sale - giving thanks to everyone who has helped make successful over the years.

From Wednesday, Nov. 24, through Tuesday, November 30, all rods will be 15% off. Tenkara, keiryu, seiryu, tanago - every one. The price shown on the page is before the discount. Click the "Add to cart" button to see the sale price. The sale price will be good only for rods that are in stock while the sale is on.

Keiryu Trip Reports

Keiryu Trip Reports are brief essays outlining what worked and what didn't on my keiryu fishing  trips.

July 19, 2020 - Rethinking Tenjo Lines

July 9, 2020 - Small Stream Keiryu

September 2, 2018 - A trip to the Catskills

January 20, 2018 - Seiryu Rod For Keiryu / Mop Crane Fly Larva

December 3, 2017 - At least it was nearby

October 2, 2016 - Plan B

September 17, 2016 - The Limits of Zero Fishing

September 10, 2016 - Zero Fishing

July 24, 2016, Ultralight Worm Fishing

Keiryu on the Farmington

September 26, 2014 - It Really is That Good!

September 19, 2014 - Many, Many Day

July 6, 2014 - Keiryu Rig for Weighted Nymphs

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“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

Currently processing orders that were received Nov 26.

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Suntech Keiryu Sawanobori 63 and rainbow troutSuntech Keiryu Sawanobori 63