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.

Nissin PALS SP Pro

Nissin PALS SP Pro lines are tapered twisted fluorocarbon tenkara lines. The density and the taper work together to give pinpoint casts even in a bit of a breeze.

I'm sure by now everyone knows that I'm a level line guy and have not been a big fan of furled lines. Level lines are easier to hold off the surface, which to me is the essence of tenkara.

However, different people view tenkara differently and value different aspects of this gentle sport.

I find it interesting that as more American tenkara anglers visit Japan and are exposed to more Japanese tenkara anglers, the narrative has gradually changed from "this is tenkara" to "find your own tenkara."

A lot of people here, finding their own tenkara, find they like furled lines. They cast extremely easily. They even cast pretty easily into a breeze. They seem to be a little more accurate, particularly when used with the stiffer rods, where you can put a bit more punch into your cast.

Also, now that people are exploring longer rods, the 5+ and 6+ meter keiryu rods, they find that a furled line does very well at the longer lengths. When I took a two handed casting class from Fred Krowchenko of Spey Casting North East, we tried a number of different lines, and while even light lines worked well if they were no longer than the rod we were using, once we got to longer lengths, the one line that surpassed all others was a twisted fluorocarbon line made by John Vetterli in Salt Lake City.

Nissin SP Pro package

Now I have the Fuji Style Tenkara Nissin PALS SP Pro twisted fluorocarbon line, and while my first thought was that John had met his match, it would be more accurate to say John has met his master. On his latest trip to Japan, John met Hiromichi Fuji, one of the true tenkara masters in Japan, who personally makes all of the Nissin PALS twisted tenkara lines. He showed John the machine on which he makes them and gave John some pointers for his own lines.

If you need a custom line made specifically for a certain rod, John's your guy, but if you are just looking for a furled line that has the density of fluorocarbon and the taper designed by a master with decades of experience, then the Hiromichi Fuji has the line for you.

The lines are available in different lengths, depending on your rod. The shorter ones will work very nicely with the Daiwa 33SF through 39SF rods, which many people find a bit stiff for level lines. The lines are not too heavy for the Nissin 7:3 tenkara rods, and balance nicely with the Air Stage Fuji Style Tenkara rods (the ones with the wooden grips) that were also designed by Hiromichi Fuji.

There is no shortage of furled tenkara lines that you can choose. They come in a wide range of colors, lengths and materials. These, though, are made by the master.

Loop at end of line with band of red thread wrapped around the middle of the of loop1
Lillian inserted through end of loop2
Red band of thread slid up against lillian3
Loop slid to butt up against knot in end of lillian4

To use the PALS SP Pro line you need to have a knot in the end of your lillian. The line has a unique attachment method. 1. There is a small loop with a red thread tied around it. 2. Insert the lillian through the small loop, between the red thread and the end of the loop. 3. Slide the red thread so that it is tight against the lillian. 4. Slide the loop down to the knot in your lillian. The connection is very secure. Make sure you do not bend the rod tip to the side when you are attaching or removing the line.

PALS SP Pro 3.3m - $30

PALS SP Pro 3.6m - $30

PALS SP Pro 4.0m - $36

PALS SP Pro 4.5m - $39


Domestic shipping is $4, via USPS First Class Mail (unless ordered with an item that must go via Priority Mail, and which has a higher shipping charge). The charge is added to your order automatically.

Please note: All packages are shipped via USPS. If you have a PO Box, please list ONLY the PO Box in your address, not the PO Box and your street address.

If you live in an apartment, please put the apartment number on the same line in the order form as the your street address, for example

John Doe
123 Main St Apt 4
Yourtown, XX 12345

Just leave the second line blank! Please! It takes you more time to put something in it and it takes me more time to take it back out. If you need it for a business name, use it. Otherwise, please leave it blank. No dashes, no nothing.

The charge for international shipping depends on the destination country, the weight of the package, the overall length of the package and the value of the package.

Import Duties and Taxes

International purchases may be subject to import duties and taxes. I cannot keep track of all import regulations in all countries written in all languages. Understanding and paying import duties and taxes is the responsibility of the buyer.

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