Japanese Domestic Market or JDM Lures

I’m going to expand The National Angler to cover more of the Japanese Domestic Market lures and tournaments. There is so much to be learned from Japanese anglers and in some aspects, they are the leading authority when it comes to precision and pressured fishing. Our fisheries will only continue to see more pressure and the techniques coming out of Japan are innovative and groundbreaking. The detail being put into Japanese lures is also something to note, the detail and quality are second-to-none and you absolutely get what you pay for.

Why, well with all the fishing products being produced in China, I think this is one way to move away from that dependence on mass-produced Chinese lures. Helping push other companies to produce domestically and/or put an emphasis on quality only helps us. While I can’t immediately start buying 100% U.S. made fishing gear, I can stop buying less of the mass-produced Chinese lures.

SHOP – THE NATIONAL ANGLER

Let’s take the Lucky Craft Pointer for example and this lure is absolutely replicated closing by many other companies. However, when you look at the details the quality of the lure to include the terminal parts and part are so much better. Let’s face it, those jerk baits are widely popular and they work.

I’ve been intrigued by JDM lures since I bought my first pack of soft plastics off eBay almost 20 years ago. He is the thing, those worms produced and I highly doubt anyone really had the same thing. Price is an issue for a lot of people, but that just weeds out most and leaves these highly sought-after lures to a few still. I’ll be sharing and introducing everyone to more and more that the JDM has to offer so stay tuned.

Enough rambling and now its time to start sharing more JDM!!!

Next article will be where to buy!

Semper Fish!

Joe, The National Angler

Where to buy JDM or Japanese Domestic Market Tackle

Where to buy JDM or Japanese Domestic Market Tackle

10 years ago, this just started to become more prevalent and now it’s slightly more common. Some of the bigger names in fishing are carrying more and more JDM tackle. Plus, more professional anglers are coming to the U.S. to fish and bringing their techniques with them.

Almost 20 yrs ago when I got my first pack of JDM soft plastics, it was from eBay and that was it for me. Google didn’t do a great job a translating and it was kind of difficult to find them. Today there are a decent amount of tackle shops from big names to mom and pops tackle shops that carry JDM.

 I won’t make this long and I will get right to it. What I am willing to share is where to buy in the U.S. and buying in Japan is a different story.

Tackle Warehouse


FishUSA


Monster Tackle/Outdoor Pro Shop


Cabela’s


Carolina Fishing Tackle

Japan Import Tackle

The Hook Up Tackle

This is not all of the tackle shops in the U.S. that sell JDM it’s just the ones that I personally use.

Where to buy JDM or Japanese Domestic Market Tackle In Japan

I also have an extensive list of tackle shops that I have bought from in Japan with absolutely zero issues. I can’t even begin to tell you how many hours of research and scraping of the internet that I have done, probably hundreds to find all of these.  I have 10 online shops in Japan, 1 in Europe, and 1 in Australia; they are all easy to buy from and ship to the U.S.  Why am I selling the list? It took time to develop and I’m going to give you something really valuable in my mind. Plus, for $10, I’m going to save you sooooo much time. This is also one way to support the back-end of keeping this website going.  If you do purchase the list, it will be a digital download. That $10 will save you so much time!

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Semper Fish!

Joe, The National Angler

Japanese Domestic Market or JDM Lures

I’m going to expand The National Angler to cover more of the Japanese Domestic Market lures and tournaments. There is so much to be learned from Japanese anglers and in some aspects, they are the leading authority when it comes to precision and pressured fishing. Our fisheries will only continue to see more pressure and the techniques coming out of Japan are innovative and groundbreaking. The detail being put into Japanese lures is also something to note, the detail and quality are second-to-none and you absolutely get what you pay for.

Why, well with all the fishing products being produced in China, I think this is one way to move away from that dependence on mass-produced Chinese lures. Helping push other companies to produce domestically and/or put an emphasis on quality only helps us. While I can’t immediately start buying 100% U.S. made fishing gear, I can stop buying less of the mass-produced Chinese lures.

SHOP – THE NATIONAL ANGLER

Let’s take the Lucky Craft Pointer for example and this lure is absolutely replicated closing by many other companies. However, when you look at the details the quality of the lure to include the terminal parts and part are so much better. Let’s face it, those jerk baits are widely popular and they work.

I’ve been intrigued by JDM lures since I bought my first pack of soft plastics off eBay almost 20 years ago. He is the thing, those worms produced and I highly doubt anyone really had the same thing. Price is an issue for a lot of people, but that just weeds out most and leaves these highly sought-after lures to a few still. I’ll be sharing and introducing everyone to more and more that the JDM has to offer so stay tuned.

Enough rambling and now its time to start sharing more JDM!!!

Next article will be where to buy!

Semper Fish!

Joe, The National Angler