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WooDream Handmade Lures

WooDream lures are Japanese hand made wooden lures. They are absolutely beautiful (and they catch fish). There are several models and quite a few colors but not all styles and definitely not all colors are available at any one time. I have not been able to get all the styles or all the colors I want. What I can get depends on what is available when the order is placed. More info...


WooDream Arbor 38FAT

Length: 38mm
Weight: 3 grams
Floating

Built for inviting strikes from aggressive trout in early summer.  WooDream describes it as being like a terrestrial that falls in the stream. With a bit of yarn or chenille or squirmy wormy tied to the hook eye, it could pass for a mouse imitation.

Color: PKO
WooDream Arbor 38FAT, Color PKO - $39

Color: PYM
WooDream Arbor 38FAT, Color PYM - $39

WooDream Arbor 40S

Length: 40mm
Weight: 4 grams
Sinking

Best suited for fishing in mountain streams. Pinpoint casting with high-pitch rolling action and natural drift.

Color: PKO
WooDream Arbor 40S, Color PKO - $39

Color: GYM
WooDream Arbor 40S, Color GYM - $39

WooDream Arbor 50FHR (floating, high response)

Length: 50mm
Weight: 3 grams
Floating

Wide wobble rolling action.

Color: MAY
WooDream Arbor 50HFR, Color MAY - $39

WooDream Arbor 50S

Length: 50mm
Weight: 5.5 grams
Sinking

S-shaped path with steady retrieve, dying bait fish action with twitches.

Color: PKO
The lure has two barbless single hooks, not the trebles shown in the photo.
WooDream Arbor 50S, Color PKO - $39

WooDream Arbor 50S Flat (sinking, flat sides)

Length: 50mm
Weight: 5 grams
Sinking

Steady retrieve attracts trout. Side to side flashes with twitches.

Color: GYM
WooDream Arbor 50SFlat, Color GYM - $39

Color: UG
WooDream Arbor 50SFlat, Color UG - $39

Color: MAY
WooDream Arbor 50SFlat, Color MAY - $39

WooDream Arbor 50S MD (Medium Deep)

Length: 50mm
Weight: 4 grams
Sinking

Immediately vibrates upon retrieve. High pitch rolling action.
Easy to cast with distance and accuracy.

Color: MBL
WooDream Arbor 50S MD, Color MBL - $39

Yo-Zuri Pins Minnow  50S (Sinking)

Yo-Zuri used to offer a single-hook version of the 2 inch Pins Minnow. It no longer does. These Pins Minnows come from Yo-Zuri with a pair of treble hooks. They will come from Finesse-Fishing.com with a single replacement hook taped to the box.

Japanese lure fishermen prefer sinking minnows rather than floaters.

  • Light sinking model
  • Tight wiggling action, 2-3 ft depth
  • 5 cm length (about 2")
  • 2.5 gram weight (about 1/12 oz)
Yo-Zuri Pins Minnow 50S BWTR
Brown Trout
Yo-Zuri Pins Minnow 50S
BWTR - $11
Yo-Zuri Pins Minnow 50S SHMY
Green Gold Yamame
Yo-Zuri Pins Minnow 50S
SHMY - $11

Smith D-Contact

Many minnows in the US share a similar color pattern, with an olive-brown back, a dark stripe down the side and a white or off-white belly. The Japanese minnow with the closest color pattern is the Ugui. It has two stripes rather than one, but the overall impression is pretty much the same.

The Smith D-Contact 50S Ugui looks more like a black nose dace than any minnow plug I have ever seen. There are probably thirty other species in the US that are similar enough to the D-Contact 50S Ugui that a trout it would immediately see it as "food."

The lure isn't cheap, but I am confident that it will prove to be very effective.


Palms Thumb Shad

The Palms Thumb Shad is a suspending minnow lure designed for trout fishing in mountain streams. Most JDM minnow lures are either floating or sinking, so you are always at risk of not getting the lure deep enough or getting too deep and getting it caught in rocks.  The Palms Thumb Shad is a nice option when you want it to get down a bit, but then stay around that depth.

Having single hooks also reduces the chance that the Thumb Shad will get hung up on rocks or sunken logs. Palms recommends a steady retrieve as your standard, although you can add gentle pulses of the rod tip to get an irregular darting action.

The molded plastic lip is stronger than on most minnow lures, reducing the chance that it will break if an errant cast lands on rocks.

The Palms Thumb Shad comes in two sizes, a 39mm length that weighs 2.2g and a 45mm length that weighs 3.5g.

Palms Thumb Shad
39mm 2.2g
Yamame


Palms Thumb Shad
45mm 3.5g
Yamame
Palms Thumb Shad
39mm 2.2g
Stream Shad


Palms Thumb Shad
45mm 3.5g
Stream Shad

Palms Alexandra

The Palms Alexandra is one of the few minnow plugs intended for trout fishing in mountain streams that comes from the factory with single hooks. The lure is weighted, and the weight slides to the back when casting, to improve accuracy; and to the middle after it lands, to allow a level orientation as it sinks. The Palms Alexandra is flat sided, and has an erratic action. The lip is constructed to be stronger than on most minnow lures. The front hook is attached to an eye that swivels, reducing the chance that a fish could lever or twist itself off the barbless hook.

I have the Palms Alexandra in two sizes, a 35mm length that weighs 1.9g and a 50mm length that weighs 4.5g. (I do not have the 43mm length shown above.)

Palms Alexandra AX35
35mm 1.9g
Aquamarine - $16

Palms Alexandra AX50
50mm 4.5g
Aquamarine - $19


Palms Alexandra AX50
50mm 4.5g
Yamame - $19


Duo Spearhead Ryuki

The Duo Spearhead Ryuki is a sinking minnow whose flat sides and low center of gravity produce either a continuous twitch or a high performance swimming action depending on your retrieve. The heavy weight of the 50S adds to casting distance and accuracy with either a spinning rod or a baitcaster. The 38S may be more appropriate for smaller streams and spinning rods, but at 2.8g, it should be heavy enough for a UL baitcaster with a BFS reel.

Each lure comes from the factory with two barbed trebles. Each lure will come from Finesse-Fishing with a single barbless hook taped to the box and a request to remove the front treble and replace the rear treble with the single hook.

Duo Spearhead Ryuki 50S "Wakasagi"
Owner SLB-55M #6 replacement hook
  • Heavy sinking model
  • 5 cm length (about 2")
  • 4.5 gram weight
Duo Spearhead Ryuki 50S "Wakasagi" - $15


Duo Spearhead Ryuki 38S

  • Sinking model
  • 3.8 cm length (about 1.5")
  • 2.8 gram weight (about 1/10 oz)
Tennessee Shad
Duo Spearhead Ryuki 38S
Tennessee Shad - $15
Wakasagi
Duo Spearhead Ryuki 38S
Wakasagi - $15

Duo Spearhead Ryuki 60S

  • Sinking model
  • 6 cm length (about 2 1/3")
  • 6.5 gram weight (just under 1/4 oz)
Duo Spearhead Ryuki 60S "Red Belly Yamame"

Daiwa Silver Creek Minnows

The first Japanese minnow lure I ever got was a Daiwa Silver Creek minnow. I thought it was a wonderful lure, and I caught a quite a few fish with it. Initially I was reluctant to import it, thinking it might be too expensive to sell well. However, the Spearhead Ryuki and Daiwa Step Darts have sold, so I have reconsidered.

The flat sides and low center of gravity produce a very enticing wiggle with a steady retrieve and controlled twitches with a pulsed retrieve.

The lures come from Daiwa with a pair of treble hooks. They will come from Finesse-Fishing with a single barbless hook taped to the box.


Daiwa Silver Creek 61S

  • Heavy sinking model
  • 6.1 cm length (2.4")
  • 6.5 gram weight
Daiwa Silver Creek 61S Yamame - $16

Daiwa Silver Creek 50S

  • Heavy sinking model
  • 5.0 cm length (2")
  • 4.5 gram weight
Daiwa Silver Creek 50S
Salmon Fry - $15
Daiwa Silver Creek 50S
Black Gold - $15



Daiwa Silver Creek 44S

  • Heavy sinking model
  • 4.4 cm length (just under 2")
  • 4.2 gram weight
Daiwa Silver Creek 44S
Red Gold Yamame - $15

Daiwa Silver Creek 44S
"TS" - $15


Daiwa Presso Step Dart 40S

  • 40 mm length (just over 1.5 inches)
  • 3.2 grams (just under 1/8 oz)
  • Two single Van Hook CK33W #8 barbless hooks
  • Fast sink
  • Fast wobble on steady retrieve
  • Side to side darting action on jerked retrieve
  • More info...
Daiwa Presso Step Dart 40SDaiwa Presso Step Dart 40S
Daiwa Presso Step Dart 40S
Olive Glow - $15


Daiwa Presso Step Dart 40S
Mix Pellet - $15


EUROTACKLE Z-Viber

  • One inch
  • 1/16 ounce
  • Single mini-barb hook
  • Sinking
  • Vibrating and rattling
  • More info...
Z-Viber Ayu - $5.50

Z-Viber Bluegill - $5.50


Z-Viber Chartreuse - $5.50

Z-Viber Fire Tiger - $5.50


Z-Viber Goldfish - $5.50



Shipping

Domestic shipping is by USPS First Class Mail (unless ordered along with a rod). The $4 charge will be added to your order automatically.

International shipping is by USPS First Class Mail Intenational (unless the entire order is over $400 or the order requires a box longer than 24". The shipping charge depends on the destination and the weight, length and value of the package.



Warning:

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