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, but I do not know when I will mail packages again.
Most international flights have been cancelled, so there is no ETA for out-of-stock items that come from Japan.
New Kurenai Lines
by Tucson, Az
It’s been some time since I fished my float rigs with my kurenai, mainly because it became to cumbersome to lob out. I now fish with flies primarily and use a 6lb hi-vis monofilament as my casting line. My leader is a section of 2lb vanish flourocarbon but the strength is somewhere between 6.5x and 7x tippet. I connect the two via tippet ring. I keep my casting line relatively short, at around 13-14 foot and use a 3 foot leader. This makes the line roughly 3-4 feet shorter than the kurenai (HM63R). It’s an extremely sensitive setup and works great for my still water presentations. I don’t fish bait much as it’s usually an out of the way drive to get it. Let me know if any of you fish different kurenai lines or would recommend I do something differently.
“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