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.
Kyogi Lines and Rigging
by Les Albjerg
I know Chris is going on vacation tomorrow. So this is a head up! I was the benefactor of some 5.5 level fluorocarbon Sanyo Valcan line to try out. (Thanks!) I will be testing it out this week.
I find very little written about lines and rigging for the Kyogi rods. I have some favorites. For all of you Kyogi fishermen and fisherwomen out there, after the 11th of June, I think it would be great if we could have a sharing of knowledge on the Blog. Several times Chris has shot me a Personal Email with questions about my rigging, so that it could be passed on to someone else. I hope I have given good advice. Some pooled wisdom here could give Chris the material to add to the Kyogi page so those who are buying one of these wonderful rods will get off to a good start.
I will go through my notes and do some more testing this week, and submit my findings to start the discussion after Chris is back a few days. Weather has settled, the carp should be on the flats for me next week!
“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