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.
Kurenai works well!
I bought the Kurenai HM33R for my wife while at the Sowbug Roundup in Mountain Home, AR from Chris. We were in Wisconsin last week fishing off a small dock on the south side of Lake Mason. She wanted to test her new Tenkara rod and caught this Golden Smelt with a grey killer bug I made. She caught a bunch of bluegill and one looked like 13" large mouth bass with the Kurenai and killer bug combo in about a hour and a half fishing. I obviously won't be able to wrestle this rod from her. It has great action and is very light so is not tiring like her regular fly rod.
“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