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.

Seiryu Trip Reports

Trip reports featuring seiryu rods.

July 28, 2019 - Seiryu Sunday

July 14, 2019 - Micro Spoons

May 11, 2019 - Owner Top Floats and Eurotackle Bloodworms

December 2, 2018 - Nylon Lines in Central Park

January 20, 2018 - Seiryu Rod For Keiryu / Mop Crane Fly Larva

December 11, 2016 - Crappies in Central Park

July 24. 2016 - Ultralight Worm Fishing

July 3, 2016 - White Killer Bugger for Micros

August 9, 2015 - Blue ZPRO, Air Stage Hakubai, Simplified Chenille Worm

January 4, 2015 - Squirmy Wormies with Seiryu Rods

July 13, 2014 - Soft Rod and Light Keiryu Line for Micros

June 29, 2014 - An Introduction to Micro Fishing

June 22, 2014 - Ten Species Day

November 3, 2013 - Fishing a Fly Under an Indicator

October 27, 2013 - One Fish - It Was a Good Day

October 6, 2013 - Seiryu Sunday

September 15, 2013 - Waxworms and a New Rod

August 25, 2013 - Two Micro Streams, Red Dishevled Fly

August 17, 2013  - Oni Rod (comparing Oni Rod to Seiryu Rods)

August 11, 2013 - First Black Nose Dace on a Fly

July 21, 2013  - Oikawa III, Minimal Fly, Rock or Fish?

July 14, 2013 - Active vs Passive Bait Fishing

July 7, 2013 - "Micro" Bullhead, Nissin Level Line 320

April 21, 2013 - Black, Blue and Bloody

April 14, 2013 - Blue Flies, Size 1.5 Line

December 23, 2012 - Nissin SP - Soft Rod, Light Line

Midges 'n' Micros

Midges 'n' Micros II

Midges 'n' Micros III

Midges 'n' Micros IV

“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

Currently processing orders that were received Jan 16.

Back in Stock Notification

To be notified when a specific item is back in stock, please use the Back in Stock form on and list the item(s) you want.

To be notified when new items are added to the shop and when any out-of-stock items are back in stock please use the This Just In... email signup form.

Both forms are on the TenBum Store site.