TENKARA PATH PRODUCTS
Welcome to my products page. I make products that embrace the minimalist ethos of tenkara. I believe that the things we own and use should inspire us, be practical, durable and cherished.
The Tenkara Path line spools came into being out of my desire for an all in one spool that would hold tippet, line and flies and that would be made of natural materials. There have been many iterations and evolutions in design over the years now. Because they are individually turned by me, each spool I make is just a little different than the last. I am proud that people have referred to them as both "art" and "heirloom quality." Environmentally sound, I make them from reclaimed and repurposed hardwoods. Once turned and sanded, they are conditioned with oil (not stain) to reveal their natural wood grains. They are then given 3 good coats of (all natural, non-toxic) shellac, followed by a final coat of bee and carnuba wax. While standard order spools are made from acacia wood, I do offer other premium woods as they become available. See store for details
Because wood is a natural product with "naturally occurring imperfections", I guarantee my spools for any breakage in normal use for 1 year from time of purchase. Please let me know if your spool fails and I will replace it for free!
SPOOL CARE AND MAINTENANCE
These thread spools are each hand made and ready to put on your bobbin holder. These feel great in your hand and are based partially in a Japanese spool called a "Tama" (literally "egg"). Cool... you just learned something new! here to edit.
I created these because I use a lot of threads that come on larger spools not practical for my bobbin holder. They are also good for storing your yarns.
FURLED LEVEL LINES
I came across this line a few years ago. They come in both solid and variegated colors. These are not tapered but level lines. I cut them to 12' lengths, tie on a loop for the lillian and line loop at the other. These lines are great for people getting started in tenkara and who are having some trouble casting. They work great in the wind and I have used them myself for years. They aren't made for cold weather.
The hook removers are a wonderful tool for removing those deep throat hooks. Many fish are harmed when a hook cannot be removed quickly. To use the hook remover you merely run the hook remover loop down the line to the fly and are able to dislodge the hook quickly and get the fish back into the water. They feature a leather connector ring that easily attaches to a tether, or to a retracting reel.