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.
Sakura Seki Rei
by Logan R.
The Sakura Seki Rei handled these guys perfectly
My initial thoughts after taking the rod out of the tube, "wow, this thing is light." It wasn't until a couple days ago that I finally got to use the rod at a local lake. There was a bit of a breeze that day, but the rod still casted a furled line like nothing (I read they use quite a bit of fiberglass in their rod construction). First fish was a bluegill, then a noticed all the black crappie right at the shore. Right at my feet. I put my fly in front of them but they wouldn't take it. I tried every fly I had and they wouldn't take it. So, I cheated. I found a dead minnow, and put it on my fly, and you know what? The rod was still able to cast it. After that, all the crappie were hitting it, and the rod handled it perfectly. 10/10 rod. (11/10 with fish)
“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