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 HM39R / Large Rod Case
by Terry Farmer
My new Zerosum Oni 450 has changed my long standing rod action preference. It casts so beautifully I have become spoiled. I've come to realize that I prefer a softer action as opposed to the action of the stiffer rods I've been using for the past couple of years. Hence my new Suntech Kurenai HM39R. Wow!, what a rod. It's as light as a feather and casts beautifully with little effort on my part. Suntech has a winner with this rod. The fit, finish and design are typical Suntech quality, first class. I took it out today for some bluegill action. I can hardly wait to try it out on some trout.
The plastic rod cases Chris lists are another great piece of equipment. They're super light and adjustable length. I got the large one so I can carry several rods at a time. I've fitted it with a belt loop so it doubles as a holster. I just slip the rod I'm fishing with in it, fully extended for changing flies, tippet or whatever. No more laying the rod down or collapsing for any of these actions.
“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