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.
TFO Soft Hackle Rod
I bought the TFO 11'6" Soft Hackle rod as a Christmas present for myself with my wife's permission of course. I finally had an opportunity to use it twice this week. Once at Lake Tanneycomo in MO. and this past Saturday at Broken Bow, OK. I caught a 12" rainbow at Tanneycomo swinging a size 18 midge. I caught the 18" rainbow pictured at Broken Bow on the spillway creek using a size 16 hybrid prince nymph with a tan size 18 zebra midge below it. What a hoot. Not sure which fly hooked the fish because it came out once the fish was in the net. The rod did very well handling this trout.
“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