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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.
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Nissin Sasuke is a great little rod with more backbone than I thought. I use it to fish a small 15ft wide creek near a spillway where water falls out of the a nearby lake. A little combo of 3.5# level line about 3ft and a 1ft of 2lb tippet and 1ft of 1lb tippet tied a 18 # gold bead head zebra midge with a small float is a wonderful combo for this rod I notice a 4.5# level line seems to be too light. April 9th was a great day, caught bluegills ranging from 2in to 5in sometimes it felt overwhelming and you thinking the rod will break never had a issue tho. I hooked into a big shiner with a decent girth and which turned into a long 7min fight, luckly with the surprise stiffness to this rod it handles bigger fish than expected also has a faster action than my Iwana. My conclusion: I wouldn't fish this rod in a pond with 8in gills are normal as well as bigger bass.
“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