JDM Spinners Shop

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The JDM Spinners Shop brings Japanese lure design to American anglers who prefer spinners. In Japan, spoons are more popular in lakes, and minnow plugs are more popular in streams. In the US, spinners are more popular by far!

Given that Finesse-Fishing has carried a wide (and growing) selection of spoons and plugs, but up until recently no spinners, you might think that I am dead set against spinners. That is not the case. I've just never been happy with spinners that are readily available in the US.

Nearly all come with the predictable barbed treble hook. If you look hard enough, you might find some single hook spinners, but only with ungainly barbed Siwash hooks.

The spinners I've chosen to carry have a different design philosophy. First they come with a built-in swivel to reduce line twist. Second, they come with a single barbless or micro-barbed hook. The Daiwa Silver Creek spinners do come with a barbed treble hook, but the hook is attached with a split ring, so you can replace the treble with the single hook I will include with the spinner.

Smith Niakis

Some months ago I got a nice compliment on the site from a truly international angler who has fished all over the world. However, he said that he didn't understand why I didn't stock the Smith Niakis spinner. I replied that I had a bias against spinners because they cause line twist. He said the Niakis doesn't. In his words they "genuinely don't twist line and are lethal on panfish, bass, trout you name it. Clever design, built in power swivel and offset bodies. These Smith spinners are the real deal, fished them lots on mono, no line twist."

Smith Niakis spinner hooked to rod guideSmith Niakis 3 gram gold spinner

The Smith Niakis has several design elements that I believe set them apart from the spinners that are readily available here in the US.

  • Built-in swivel to reduce line twist
  • Stirrup rather than folded clevis (spins more easily)
  • Fish shaped body that wiggles as the blade turns
  • Single hook (micro-barb), split ring attachment

It is very rare to see a split ring to attach the hook on a spinner but it is valuable for two reasons. First, it allows you to change the hook if it gets bent, broken or dull. Second, it acts like a universal joint and greatly reduces  the chance that a twisting trout can get leverage to twist the hook out.

The Smith Niakis comes in more weights and colors than I could possibly stock. The 3 gram and 6 gram spinners come with single hooks. The other sizes (which I do not import) come with trebles. The 3g Niakis comes with a size 1 blade and a size 8 Gamakatsu hook. The 6g Niakis comes with a size 6 Gamakatsu hook.

Please note: what looks like black paint on the belly of several spinners is just shadow.

6 grams


Domestic shipping is by USPS First Class Mail (unless ordered along with a rod). The shipping charge is $4.00 for packages that weight less than or equal to 8 ounces. The charge for packages over 8 ounces is $6.50. The charge will be added to your order automatically.

Please note: All packages are shipped via USPS. If you have a PO Box, please list ONLY the PO Box in your address, not the PO Box and your street address.

International shipping is by USPS First Class Mail International (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.

Import Duties and Taxes

International purchases may be subject to import duties and taxes. I cannot keep track of all import regulations in all countries written in all languages. Understanding and paying import duties and taxes is the responsibility of the buyer.


Finesse-Fishing.com no longer ships to Russia.


Finesse-Fishing.com no longer ships to the UK.
The new VAT regulations are too onerous for a one-man shop that rarely ships anything to the UK anyway. I apologize.


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The fish are slippery when wet.