I have gotten emails from several customers concerned that their packages have been lost because they are late and/or tracking data shows them to have been in the Jersey City sorting facility for days.

Those packages are now moving. Most have been delivered already.

Please understand that shopping online this year has been unprecedented, and the USPS, UPS and FedEx are trying to run beyond their capacity. In the 10 years I have been shipping packages, (thousands and thousands of packages), the USPS has NEVER lost a Priority Mail package, and has lost only two or three First Class packages. Please be patient. Your packages will arrive.

Name Your Kebari

by Les Albjerg
(Caldwell, Idaho)

Caught on Keeper Kebari

Caught on Keeper Kebari

TenkaraBum to me is not only about the gear, but also about pushing the envelope. That said, Tenkara traditionally is about a fixed line rod, a basic line, and a kebari. So, I would love to hear from the readers what kebari you like to fish and why.

I will begin. The kebari I most often fish with is the Keeper Kebari. I have tied it on hooks from size 6 to 8. One of my favorite hooks has been a size 7 carp hook that I bought on sale from England. I have used black and peacock yarn. The trout seem to almost always just slam this fly. I have had very few subtle takes. It has been a great smallmouth bass fly. It is the fly I caught my first carp on.

So, name your Kebari!

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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.

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