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.
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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!
Joe, The National Angler