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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.
Size 30 hooks
by Timothy Hyer-Devine
(Menomonee Falls, WI)
Package and color code
I had gotten some Varivas 2300 #30 ultra midge hooks. They are listed as 4x fine micro barb. If there is a barb, I can't see it. The other thing I can barely see is the eye. Threading them is a nightmare. I came across the Gamakatsu C12-BM. They are a curved nymph style midge hook. They are also barbless. But the best feature is the eye. They are listed as Big Eye. I'll let the photos say the rest. (The 30 mph wind and frozen rivers/streams here in the midst of the POLAR VORTEX leave all experimentation a few months down the road.)
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