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.
Suntech GM Suikei Keiryu Special (Mountain Stream Special)
by Rob Ruff (FJ Guy)
(Wichita Falls, TX)
I received this recently and took it out today for the first time. It's a tip flex rod which gets progressively stouter towards the handle. There's two zooming sections which extend the rod to 3.9 m. The zooming sections seat securely when not being used. The rod cap is a Fuji cap. I used it with two different lines, a furled fluorocarbon line (Shimotsuke Mai Line) and a #4 Yamatoyo hi-vis chartreuse fluorocarbon line. 5x tippet was used on both lines. The rod cast the lines well. I would not use a line smaller than #3.5 level line with this rod. I was catching sunfish in 96 degree heat. I fished for about an hour or so and the day was still heating up. The rod handled the fish easily. The zooming sections make the rod very versatile.
“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