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.
by Shawn R in IN
Spent three lovely hours on my local creek this morning. I was fishing with my Air Stage Fujiryu 360. I used 12' of size 4 level line and about 3.5 feet of 5x tippet. The fly of choice was a chartreuse streamer.
The smallmouth were cooperative and I was able to catch several. My largest was around 12". I had a larger smallmouth on but it pulled free of the fly (isn't that always the way it goes?).
Tremendous fun with an awesome rod. This was the first time I used my Fujiryu in warmwater. It was a Christmas gift from my wife. She has found it easy to find and order gifts for me on Tenkarabum. Father's Day is coming up and I have my eye on a rod quiver. Maybe I should start giving some hints.
“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