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.
Tenkara Bum 36 Rod
by Ed B
All there is to say is Wow! I received my new Tenkara Bum 36 rod this week and if you are looking for one rod to fish kebari, bead head nymphs or overhand worms with split shot, this is the rod. After fishing with Chris on a few occasions and watching him test lots of rods, I knew he would build a great rod and he has. I took it to a PA stream today and on the third cast landed a small brown trout with a kebari fly.
After a few more fish with tenkara type flies, I decided to test the rod with Chris' one fly pattern, the overhand pink chenille worm and a split shot, and connected with much larger fish, some a little over 15 inches. The rod cast a variety of flies well and handled a range of fish. The overhand worm is amazing - simple to tie, easy to fish and extremely effective.
One fly, one rod may be the new mantra for my tenkara/keiryu fishing.
Great job on the new rod.
“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