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.
Micros here in Texas
by BKCooper FT Worth, Texas
To be honest I don't have a great story, yet! I do however have a problem I'm hoping someone might be able to help me with. I can't find any good info on the internet about my local (N. Texas) area so far as micro fishing is concerned. I think I understand the basic set up and will be using either my Foutainhead tenkara rod or one my flyrods as my micro rod (I've been eyeballing those tanago rods, but funds do not permit at the moment) and 2 lb running line and some light tippet with a small hook. Hopefully soon I will invest in some tanago hooks and bobbers to try. (I love this site and want to support it financially as well) The length of the running line seems to be different based on species and water conditions? Bait will be worms probably. The main thing I'd like to find is what can I catch locally? Most likely it will just be trial and error and seeing what bites but likely as not I will be missing some great species that I simply don't know about. If anyone can point me in the right direction I'd appreciate it.
“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.
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