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.
Microfishing YouTube channel
I just wanted to share a excellent channel I found while browsing on YouTube. The channel is Easy Fishing and is hosted by an English gentleman that explains fishing with a whip (fixed line rod).
He catches chubs, dace, roach, (and many other species we would consider micros) in English waterways. He explains bait, chumming, worms, fishing with bread (many tricks and techniques I didn't know that help keep bread on the hook and catch fish), plumbing the depth to ensure your bait is where the fish are most likely to be, float fishing and how to place shot to maximize float effectiveness (can be in depth, but very informative, the Brits love their float fishing and make a science out of it).
The channel is geared toward beginner fisherman, but it is packed with information and much of it deals with micro fishing, although that is not what they call it across the pond. Give it a view and you might learn something.
I wish Chris carried bread punches, so I could give them a try.
Tight lines. Alton
“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