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Tenkara Fishing Blog

The Tenkara Fishing Blog is a mini journal about tenkara. It will let you know whenever any new pages on TenkaraBum are uploaded or if there are significant changes in existing pages. It will also help keep you up to date with what's new in tenkara fishing in the US.

Sep 25, 2020

This Just In...

New items and out-of-stocks that are back in stock.

Zerosum tenkara rods (all but 6:4 320) Truly excellent tenkara rods. Back in stock.

Royal Stage tenkara rods Very nice rods (almost as nice as the Zerosums). Back in stock.

Air Stage Fujiryu tenkara rods Designed by a Japanese tenkara master. Wooden grip. The6:4 410 in particular is a great rod for larger fish. Back in stock.

Suntech Grayce II 52NP Premium keiryu rod. Absolutely beautiful as well. Back in stock.

Daiwa Figure 8 Tool Excellent tool for tying knots and for holding small hooks. Back in stock.

Nissin Oni Line size 4.5 Heavy level line for stiffer rods or fishing in a gusty wind. Orange or pink. Back in stock.

Owner Tanago Floats Designed specifically for micro fishing. Back in stock.

Nakazima Ball Floats Easy to adjust for depth. Three sizes. Back in stock.

Sep 25, 2020

Micro Fishing is for Men*

*I assure you, the title for this article is tongue-in-cheek! Micro fishing is for children, women, and men. It’s just that men have a hard time targeting

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Sep 23, 2020

Let's Talk Tapered Leaders

Chris has done two reports with tapered leaders. I've been experimenting with them for the last two weeks. The problem with a fishing report from Chris

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Sep 23, 2020

This Just In...

New items and out-of-stocks that are back in stock.

TenkaraBum Silicone Fly Box Silicone hold hooks securely, holds its shape and repels water. Holds up to 168 flies or 49 Fly Rod Spoons. New Item.

Varivas Master Spec Tippet 4X and 5X Nylon, and 4x through 7X Fluorocarbon. Back in stock.

Dinsmore #10 shot Very small split shot for micro fishing or Ultralight Worm Fishing. Back in stock.

C&F 2 in 1 retractor Well made double zinger for small tools. Back in stock.

Sep 23, 2020

Suntech Sawanobori Cho Kotsugi

Sawanobori Cho KotsugiThe Suntech Sawanobori Cho Kotsugi rods are keiryu rods designed for backpacking into the headwaters. They collapse to just 14 5/8 inches. They are available in three lengths: 4.5 meters, 5.4 meters and 6.0 meters.

As is usual with Japanese names, Cho Kotsugi doesn't translate perfectly into English, but it is close to "extreme short joint" - meaning extremely short sections.

I have not seen the 54 or 60 length rods, and have not fished with the 45. I first saw one of the 45 length rods in 2019 when I got one in as a special order. At the time I thought it would make a very good Czech nymphing rod, but for some reason did not order more to keep them in stock.

Since then, though, I have received a lot more questions about and requests for backpacking rods. Granted, most of those questions were specific to tenkara fishing, but certainly not all.

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“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

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