November 16, 2014

Zenaq Muthos Shore Game

August 13, 2014

More Shore Casting by FCLLABO

After the Shimano video I feel the need to share this long (1 hour) video by Japanese maker FCLLABO. Some nice shore casting action targeting Buri (Japanese Amberjack)

August 11, 2014

Shimano TV: Enjoy Shore Casting in Tsushima

Another nice video on shore casting by Shimano. I really like the idea of being dropped on a small piece of rock in the middle of the ocean to cast some heavy lure on yellowtails and red seabream.

Here is the link

Tackle Used:

Shimano Colt Sniper XTune and Stella SW

source: Shimano TV

August 4, 2014

GT's in Tokara Japan (Ripple Fisher)

The guys at Ripple Fisher are really hardcore anglers. All the videos they make feature some crazy fish caught in amazing places. This one is a nice GT caught in the famous Tokara Islands.
There isn't much to say. Enjoy

July 19, 2014

Summer Time with Leon

I love summer. You have nice warm weather, you put your hat, sunglasses and head to the nearest beach or port to have some fun.
Here is Leon's latest video. He enjoys fishing in harbor waters in a sunny day (and warm night).
Check the cute fugu (blowfish) attacking the Breaden minimaru. Very entertaining video.

June 22, 2014

Scorpion Fish

So last week I had the chance to try some light rock fishing close to home. It was a calm and pleasant night. I tried a simple jighead (1.2 - 1.5 g / size 8 hook) and small softbait (white and red colors). The result was quite good. I had some fun with an half dozen of small aji and two nice sized scorpion fish. Need to get out on the water more often.

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May 20, 2014

Big Aji

I missed fishing some big aji. I hope this summer season will bring me some good catches. In the meantime lets enjoy this guy taking out some nice sized aji in Japan.

May 4, 2014

Extreme Fishing: MorningTide Fishing

No need to add anything to this video. Is it dangerous? Yes, but it is a 4 minute roller coaster video! Those guys are really showing what hardcore fishing is.

May 3, 2014

DUO's Video: There is Only One

This is the coolest "how a lure is made" video I have seen so far. Very classy and well done.

April 19, 2014

April 13, 2014

Ripple Fisher's Fishing Diary

If you like big fishes, amazing island, great tackle and delicious food, you should definitely check the fishing diary of the famous rod maker Ripple Fisher. It is in Japanese but with some good google translate you can understand part of it. Besides, it more about the photos that are worth thousands of words. In the end you realize that those guys at Ripple Fisher are having a blast testing new rods around the world and especially the southern islands of Japan (Tokara anyone?)
You can see tuna, amberjack, flatfish, hira suzuki, mackerels, madai, chinu and so on. Everything is in there.

Source: Ripple Fisher

March 28, 2014

DUO Spearhead Ryuki in floating model

One of my favorite ultralight lures has just been introduced in floating model. The Ryuki is a trout lure that loves strong currents and I had good results with it. Now DUO has made a floating version which I am sure will be good in saltwater too. The fact that it is floating might help fishing the upper part of the water column and avoid snags during the retrieve. The sinking models likes fast retrieve but maybe the F  model will work well with a slightly slower retrieve.

The floating lure is 2.8gr. compared to the 4.5g of the sinking model.

Also available in 70mm size.

March 19, 2014

LRF with hard baits. Leon's video got it all

Leon is an colorful and important angler in the light rock fishing scene. You get check many videos on youtube. I wish they were with English subtitles. I am sure we could learn a lot from him.
Anyway here is a video about fishing with hard baits. Leon is delivering as usual some nice action.

Here is a bonus video by Tomu Shimizu. Nice LRF video with some underwater footage.

March 14, 2014

Ima Japan official facebook page

" We have started this English page to help keep our international audience/fans better informed on our brand of fishing lures".

This is the description in the opening screen the new IMA Japan Facebook page. 

I am happy to see another Japan Lure company opening to the international audience with a English language page. In my opinion is important for these kind of  companies to market their lures in a proper way. These brands have a quite big follower base around the world but sometimes lack of communication gets in the way and we cannot always rely on .jp domains and google translation in order to learn more about their products.

I think from now on we will be able to follow the latest news and photos from this newly opened page. 

Thanks IMA!

February 25, 2014

Seabass Fishing with Yamaga Blanks

You gotta love those videos made by Japanese rod maker Yamaga Blanks.
Here is a nice battle with a couple of seabass. The rod used is a top of the line Ballistick EVO model which was just introduced in Japan.

February 12, 2014

IMA Sasuke Mini!

One of the most successful lure in the IMA range got just shrunk in 50mm mini size.
The Sasuke, which I consider one of the staple IMA lures along with the Komomo, seems to be ready to lure some aji and small predator fishes around the world. The 50mm sized Sasuke SF-50 is just 1.5g and mounts  single Owner SBL-55M size 12 single hooks (barbless). Its range is 10-40cm depth.

We will wait the see/read more about the lure in the near future. Hope to get my hands on them soon.

February 9, 2014

Sunday Videos

Enjoy two videos on seabass fishing.

February 8, 2014

DUO 2014 Catalog

DUO's new 2014 International catalog is up online. It is very well made and you will find all the new products introduced this year. What I really enjoyed was the last page with the new DUO International Pro Staff line up. Very happy to see some of my friends photos in there!!

The DUO Pro Staff lineup is impressive!

February 2, 2014

More on the Shimano Stella

One thing I love about Japanese brands is the attention to detail and the amount of information they share with the customer about their products.
The introduction of the 2014 Stella has already caught the attention of all the anglers in the world and now Shimano has setup an amazingly detailed page that explains all the features of the new Stella.
I love the closeup photos, the charts, the 3D drawings, comparison photos, pro staff comments and so on.

There are many words that have been introduced in the new reel: Micro Module, Free Body, E.I, Core Protect, etc.

If you are armed with google translate you can understand most of the new features. The real advantages of all these innovations will be tested and reviewed but in the meantime hats off to the marketing department for creating a quite interesting technical page

Source: Shimano Japan

January 31, 2014

Daiwa Saltiga Expedition Reel

So, the most anticipated show of the year is almost here! The JDM fishing tackle aficionados are always waiting for this show to happen. Lots of new and exciting products are going to hit the OSAKA Show and we will be waiting to see some cool picture to surface the net.

In the meanwhile Daiwa has already setup a special page for the show. You can check some new items here!!
One of the new products that caught my attention is this awesome looking Daiwa Saltiga Expedition Reel.  More info here

I wish I could be attending the show this year. I am still expecting to get some nice photos to share with my friends here on my blog.

January 30, 2014

Amberjack casting game video

Those guys at Yamaga Blanks are having some fun fishing around the Japanese coastline. Here is a cool video just realeasd on their youtube page. Nice.

ROD: Blue Sniper

January 28, 2014

Ajing with Leon!

İf you like lrf and ajing you should have heard of Leon before. This guy is a real deal when it comes to fishing for aji with ultralight tackle. Sponsored by Breaden, Leon is always on the water with his hat searching for the next Aji to catch with soft or hardbait. He is definitely a colorful character.

You can get more info from his blog here.

Check some of his videos :

January 21, 2014

New Shimano Stella. New Video.

My today's post about the new Stella has received some buzz after being posted on facebook.
I have found a great video that shows some details of the rod. The reel is in the expert hands of famous Japanese angler Tetsuya Hemmi.

Have a look!

New Shimano Stella. The Official Page.

It is here!!! All the information about the new Shimano Stella has been uploaded on the official Shimano Japan Page. The reel looks awesome, and so are the technical charts. Use the google translate tool and you will learn more about the new reel.

Source: Shimano Japan

January 19, 2014

Queenfish Madness!

I have busy lately and didn't have much time to update the blog. While checking on youtube I found this great video made by my friend Mick Hassett. He is a very lucky guy :)


January 8, 2014

How to rig an ultra light jig head

Here is a nice link that shows how to rig a small jig head for ultra light application.
The text is in Japanese but the pictures are self explanatory. Thanks to Maria Japan for sharing it.

January 5, 2014

Hitler's reaction to LRF

Very hilarious video posted on facebook by The Art of Fishing (which is by the way a very good LRF tackle store).
The video has been subtitled many times for different parodies. This time Hitler gives an hilarious reaction to the rise of LRF in the world. Credit to Reuben Manicom Smith (  for this funny video.


January 2, 2014

More about the new Fuji Torzite

What is so special about this new guide by Fuji? After some research I have found this detailed PDF file from FUJI. Judging by the specs, we have a really great new material!
Is it going to replace the venerable SIC soon? We will see...

Have a look here

Torzite Rings on Yamaga Blanks Rods

The new Fuji Torzite has started getting wrapped on the latest rod of big makers. First MajorCraft and now Yamaga Blanks with a very cool special edition BlueCurrent 66/TZ.

Check video

January 1, 2014

2014 Shimano Stella: the teaser video

In my previous post I have wrote about the new Shimano Stella coming soon. In less than 24 hours Shimano TV has shared this short but interesting video teaser. Enjoy.