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.
Nissin fine mode 270
(Baton Rouge )
I guess it doesn't matter how you come to Tenkara as long as you come to it. I got interested in Tenkara from youtube videos I found while learning to fly fish. My first day fly fishing was terrible and the second was not much better. Eventually I got better and about a year later found the aforementioned videos. Suffice it to say I purchased a rod from an American rod company and it works ok. Fast forward two years and I am fishing little mountain streams where I needed a smaller rod and line. I chose the Nissin Fine Mode 270 in the small stream kit. One word describes it..... fine. Not fine as in ok but as in that rod is good looking and killer on the water. The stiffer action being a keiryu rod casts line better than my longer Tenkara rod. The fit and finish is far superior, and is everything I want in a small rod. It is a pleasure to fish and am already planning another rod purchase from the site. Small streams and need a little back bone look no further. Next stop for me is keiryu!
“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