Covid-19 Announcement

Finesse-Fishing.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.

Finesse-Fishing.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.


Finesse Spinning Reels Shop

Daiwa

The ultimate in ultralight salt water reels.

Model - Gekkabijin EX1003
Gear ratio - 4.8
Retrieve per turn - 60 cm (23+ in)
Drag Maximum - 2.0 kg (4.4 lb)
Weight - 165 g (5.8 oz)
Line capacity
    Nylon 2 lb - 150 m (164 yds)
                3 lb - 100 m (109 yds)
Handle length - 40 mm (1.6 in)
Bearings - 10/1
Made in Japan

  • Mag Sealed - shuts out water, salt and sand.
  • Air Rotor - reduces inertia, increasing sensitivity to detect light bites.
  • ATD (finesse drag) - special grease allows drag to start smoothly and stay smooth, allowing the use of very light lines.
  • Zaion body - light weight, high rigidity.
Gekkabijin EX1003 - $565

Shimano

Cardiff CI4+ 1000SHGCardiff CI4+ 1000SHG

Gear ratio - 6
Retrieve per handle turn - 79 cm (31 in)
Drag
    Practical - 1.0 kg (2.2 lb)
    Maximum - 3.0 kg (6.6 lb)
Weight - 170 g (6.0 oz)
Line capacity
    Nylon 2.5 lb - 140 m (153 yds)
               3 lb -     100 m (109 yds)
               4 lb -       90 m (98 yds)
    Fluorocarbon
              2 lb - 170 m (186 yds)
              3 lb -   95 m (104 yds)
              4 lb -   75 m (82 yds)
    Braid (Japanese line size)
             .3  - 140 m (153 yds)
             .8  - 100 m (109 yds)
             1  -    80 m (87 yds)
Handle length 45 mm (1.8 in)
Bearings - 9/1
Made in Malaysia

Please note: for this reel the antireverse cannot be switched off.

Shimano Cardiff CI4+ 1000SHG - $335

Soare CI4+ 500SSoare CI4+ 500S

Gear ratio - 5.6
Retrieve per handle turn - 69 cm (27 in)
Drag
    Practical - 2.0 kg (4.4 lb)
    Maximum - 3.0 kg (6.6 lb)
Weight - 140 g (4.9 oz)
Line capacity
    Nylon 2 lb - 115 m 126 yds)
              2.5 lb - 100 m (109 yds)
              3 lb - 70 m (76.5 yds)
    Fluorocarbon
              2 lb - 90 m (98.5 yds)
              2.5 lb - 80 m (87.5 yds)
              3 lb - 65 m (71 yds)
    Braid (Japanese line size)
              .3 - 140 m (164 yds)
              .4 - 100 m (109 yds)
              .6 - 80 m (87.5 yds)
Handle Length 35 mm (1.4 in)
Bearings - 8/1
Made in Malaysia

Shimano Soare CI4+ 500S - $325

Shipping

Shipping to US addresses is via USPS Priority mail. The  $10 shipping charge will be added to your order automatically.

International shipping is via USPS First Class International or USPS Priority Mail International. The shipping charge is the actual cost to mail your package. Please note that packages valued at over $400 must go via Priority Mail International, which is expensive.


Warning:

The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.