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 Kurenai H30
(up state NY)
My Kurenai H30 just may be my favorite rod. It fits the size of stream I enjoy fishing the most.
I have used 2 different lines, 8' #3 tenkara line - 1-2' 6# amnesia and 2'-3' 6X; and a 8' Mystic Creek furled ultra light premium, 1' 6# amnesia, 2-3' 6X. Both lines work well. I picked up 2 nice wild brookies today with a #12 red silk and light partridge hackle tenkara fly. I fished a small creek just 5 min. from my house.
A wonderful little rod that does what it was designed to do. All is good.
“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