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.
Pro-Spec 7:3 vs Advertised Triple Zoom rod.
For about one year now, I've been fishing the Nissin Pro-Spec 7:3. The first time out with the rod I knew it was a special rod and it quickly became my favorite for headwaters.
Recently, I fished with a friend that owns one of the new so called Triple Zoom rods, the short one, (it's actually a double zoom) offered by an American competitor. I've considered purchasing one for myself, but felt that it was too similar to my Pro-Spec.
Similar...yes...but worth trading in the Pro-Spec and paying more for the competition? Not a chance! During our outing we switched rods for a little while and when fished one after the other we both noticed the difference immediately. The competition just doesn't compare up in my opinion. My buddy's first words were something like "Wow this rod is awesome, no wonder you're such a good caster." I replied "Yeah, it's the rod."
“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