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.
Nissin Air Stage Honryu 380
by Terry Farmer
I got to fish my new Nissin Honryu 380 today. I wasn't sure if I would like it just wiggling it out of the box. It's a much softer rod than what I've been fishing with. I was pleasantly surprised! Rigged up with 10' of #3 level line and 4' 5X tippet. This rod is SMOOTH. It seems to cast itself. I landed a few rainbows with ease. I love it.
Recently I stepped on one of my Nissin rods. Chris sent me a replacement section in a matter of days. My latest purchase, the Honryu 380, arrived damaged by USPS. Chris promptly sent a new replacement rod to cover my loss, again in a matter of only a few days. You can't beat this level of customer service anywhere. Tenkara Bum is #1.
“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