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.
Maxima 4X tippet, tough as hell!
by Carlos A. Blatt
Good sized peacock
I used to use fluorcarbon tippets for my warmwater activities chiefly when it comes to small snook tenkara fishing. Snook perhaps don't have teeth but they do have the most abrasive mouth ever!
It's like rubbing your tippet with sand paper, and even the small ones can break 10lb common monofilament!
Well, when Chris introduced me to Maxima last year I was kinda skeptical about its performance till I caught a good sized peacock bass on it. Peacocks are not as mouth abrasive as snook but the fight this one put on the rod and tippet gave me confidence to try it with the snookies.
The opportunity came this weekend when a friend invited me to fish a shrimp farm channel. Well in 2 hours I caught 4 smallies and thanks to the Maxima abrasion resistance all of them came to take a picture with me.
Carlos A. Blatt
“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