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.

Micro Finesse Original Bloodworm

The Eurotackle Micro Finesse Original Bloodworm is a 1" long rubber bloodworm. It is the perfect size for sunfish and larger micros like creek and river chubs or smaller fallfish. Trout will take them, too!

I have found the key to fishing such a small rubber worm is to thread about half the worm onto a size 12 or 14 hook and leave the other half of the worm to wiggle enticingly. That also puts the hook point closer to the middle of the worm, so it is more likely that a fish taking the worm also gets the hook.

Micro Finesse original bloodworm in angler's palm

The main reason the Micro Finesse Original Bloodworm is such a great bait for sunfish is that it is small enough for a sunfish to suck it in and get the whole worm (and the hook).

They come 10 per pack. For smaller micros, if you wanted to use a smaller hook and smaller worm, when you break one off you could easily take just half the worm. If you use a smaller hook, though, you will definitely want a wide gap hook. They are too large for use with tanago hooks, and are really more seiryu sized rather than micro sized.

The packages says "Pheromone Technology" so they would not be legal where scented or flavored plastics are prohibited.

Angler holding bluegill, alongside Owner Top Float and Nissin Fine Mode Nagare rod
Eurotackle Original Bloodworm, pkg of 10 - $4.00


Domestic shipping is $4, via USPS First Class Mail (unless ordered with an item that must go via Priority Mail, and which has a higher shipping charge). The charge is added to your order automatically.

Please note: All packages are shipped via USPS. If you have a PO Box, please list ONLY the PO Box in your address, not the PO Box and your street address.

The charge for international shipping depends on the destination country, the weight of the package, the overall length of the package and the value of the package.

International shipments

International purchases may be subject to import duties and taxes. I cannot keep track of all import regulations in all countries written in all languages. Understanding and paying import duties and taxes is the responsibility of the buyer.

UK no longer ships to the UK.
The new VAT regulations are too onerous for a one-man shop that rarely ships anything to the UK anyway. I apologize.


The US Postal Service has suspended all shipments to Australia. UPS will deliver, but their shipping charge is substantially higher than the charge that will be calculated at checkout. I will send an invoice for the required amount.


Canadian buyers have the option to prepay import duty and VAT (which also eliminates the CAN$9.96 Canada Post charge for collecting the import duty and VAT). The prepayment option costs a flat US$6.95, which can yield a substantial savings for larger purchases. This option is only for packages under $400 in value AND 24" or less in length.

Prepaid Canadian Import Duty and Tax - $6.95

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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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