JDM Spoons Shop


The JDM Spoons Shop makes a variety of Japanese spoons available to American anglers. Spoons are not that popular in the US, with only a few brands and only a few shapes available. In contrast, spoons are quite popular in Japan, primarily for fishing in Areas, the private pay-to-fish lakes. Their success in Areas has prompted manufacturers to introduce spoons for native fish in mountain streams. Interestingly, most of the spoons intended for fishing in streams still come with single hooks.

Many of the photos do not show hooks. However, all the spoons on this page have single hooks attached. The hooks are barbless unless otherwise specified.

Some photos show the front and the back of the spoon. There is ONE spoon per package.



.5 Gram



Rodio-craft Blinde Flanker

Rodio-craft is a small Japanese company that makes spinning rods, spoons and plugs for fishing in Areas. Their .5g Blinde Flanker spoons are slightly smaller than the now-discontinued Daiwa .4g Vega spoons. The Blinde Flankers just over 3/4" long by just over 1/4" wide.

At .5g, they will not be too heavy to fish with tenkara rods.

Being both heavier and smaller than the Vega spoons, the Blinde Flanker spoons should fish a bit deeper than the Vega spoons, which will be an improvement, particularly in streams.

The Blinde Flankers come with a single barbless hook.

Blinde Flanker .5g Gold
Rodio-craft
Blinde Flanker
Gold
.5g - $6.00

Blinde Flanker .5g Silver
Rodio-craft
Blinde Flanker
Silver
.5g - $6.00

Blinde Flanker .5g Impact
Rodio-craft
Blinde Flanker
Impact
.5g - $6.00

Blinde Flanker .5g Black
Rodio-craft
Blinde Flanker
Black (front and back)
.5g - $6.00

Blinde Flanker .5g Yellow
Rodio-craft
Blinde Flanker
Yellow (olive back)
.5g - $6.00

Blinde Flanker .5g Pink
Rodio-craft
Blinde Flanker
Pink (light pink back)
.5g - $6.00


.6 Gram



Daiwa Micro Lumion

The Daiwa Micro Lumion spoons are 5/16" wide and just 3/4" long. Daiwa describes the action as a wide roll.

The spoons come with a Daiwa size 8 SaqSas barbless hook, which is extremely sharp.

Micro Lumion
Blue Silver .6g
$6.50

Micro Lumion
Dark Forest .6g
$6.50

Micro Lumion
Gold Dust .6g
$6.50

Micro Lumion
Mocha Magma .6g
$6.50
Micro Lumion
Orange Mango .6g
$6.50
Micro Lumion
Yellow Dagger .6g
$6.50

Forest Chaser

Forest Chaser .6g spoons are about 5/16" x 13/16".

Action is more rolling than wobbling.

SOME PHOTOS SHOW THE FRONT AND BACK OF THE SPOON. THERE IS ONE SPOON PER PACKAGE.

Photos do not show the hooks. The spoons come with a single barbless hook.

Forest Chaser Spoons


Forest Chaser
#1 (silver)
.6g - $6.50



Forest Chaser
#9
.6g - $6.50



Forest Chaser
#11
.6g - $6.50



.9 Grams



Rodio-craft Cha2 Jr.

The Rodio-craft Cha2 Jr. are the smallest micro spoons I have found - even smaller than the Daiwa Micro Lumion. They are only about a half inch long! If you want a spoon for sunfish in the town park, or little wild brookies in little blue lines or the creek chubs in that little creek that no one else ever fishes, give these a try.

1/2" x 1/3"



1 Gram



Daiwa Micro Lumion

The Daiwa Micro Lumion spoons are 5/16" wide and just 3/4" long. The 1g spoons are stamped from thicker metal than the .6g spoons. Daiwa describes the action as a wide roll.

The spoons come with a Daiwa size 8 SaqSas barbless hook, which is extremely sharp.

Micro Lumion
Gold Dust 1g
$6.50

Micro Lumion
Mocha Magma 1g
$6.50

Micro Lumion
Orange Mango 1g
$6.50


1.2 Grams



Daiwa Presso Eve

The Daiwa Presso Eve spoons are about 3/8" wide and 15/16" long. THE SPOONS COME WITH A SINGLE SIZE 8 BARBLESS HOOK even though the photos don't show hooks (and they are SHARP!) The action is rolling more than wobbling.

Please note: The buttons are for 1.2g spoons even though the photos are of 1.0g spoons.

Daiwa Presso Eve
Blue-Silver
1.2g - $6.50
Daiwa Presso Eve
Darjeeling
1.2g - $6.50
Daiwa Eve Gold Dust
Daiwa Presso Eve
Gold Dust
1.2g - $6.50

Daiwa Presso Eve
Mocha Magma
1.2g - $6.50
Daiwa Presso Eve
Salmon Basil
1.2g - $6.50
Daiwa Eve Yellow Dagger
Daiwa Presso Eve
Yellow Dagger
1.2g - $6.50

Forest Chaser

Forest Chaser 1.2g spoons are about 3/8" x 15/16".

Action is more rolling than wobbling.

Photo does not show the hook. The spoons come with a single barbless hook.

Forest Chaser Spoons
Forest Chaser
No.1 (silver)
1.2g - $6.50

Forest Chaser
No.9
1.2g - $6.50

Forest Chaser
No.10
1.2g - $6.50

Forest Chaser
No.11
1.2g - $6.50

Forest Factor

The Factor spoons were designed to be fished at an intermediate speed. They have more wobble than the Forest Chaser or Daiwa Eve.

Just over 5/16" x 15/16".

Some photos show the front and back of  the spoon. There is one spoon per package.

Photos do not show hooks. The spoons come with a single barbless hook.

Forest Factor Spoons
Forest Factor
No.10
1.2g - $6.50

Forest Factor
No.13
1.2g - $6.50

Forest Factor
No.15
1.2g - $6.50

Forest Factor
No.16
1.2g - $6.50

Forest Factor
No.17
1.2g - $6.50


1.4 Grams



Rodio-craft Blinde Flanker

The Rodio-craft Blinde Flanker also comes in a 1.4g size. The spoon is 9mm wide and 22mm long (roughly 3/8" x just under 15/16). The outline looks very much like the Daiwa Eve, which as proved to be very effective. The Blinde Flanker has a bit more aggressive curvature, which should give it more wobble and less roll than the Eve.

The hook is a barbless size 6.

Blinde Flanker Gold
Rodio-craft
Blinde Flanker
Gold
1.4g - $6.00

Blinde Flanker Silver
Rodio-craft
Blinde Flanker
Silver
1.4g - $6.00

Blinde Flanker Impact
Rodio-craft
Blinde Flanker
Impact
1.4g - $6.00

Blinde Flanker Black
Rodio-craft
Blinde Flanker
Black
1.4g - $6.00

Blinde Flanker Brown Cow
Rodio-craft
Blinde Flanker
Brown Cow
1.4g - $6.00



1.5 Grams



Forest Marshal Tournament

The Forest Marshal Tournament spoons were recommended to me by an angler who had used them very successfully in Japan. They are about 5/16" wide and 15/16" long.

Photo does not show the hook. The spoons come with a single barbless hook.

#1 is gold with a red tail. #6 is chartreuse with a black back. #9 is a pinkish orange with a brownish yellow back. #11 is a yellowish brown on both sides.

Forest Marshal
Tournament
No.1
1.5g - $6.50

Forest Marshal
Tournament
No.6
1.5g - $6.50

Forest Marshal
Tournament
No.9
1.5g - $6.50

Forest Marshal
Tournament
No.11
1.5g - $6.50

Shimano Slim Swimmer Spoons

The Shimano Slim Swimmer has a gentle roll rather than a wide wobble, reducing the tendency to rise in the water column. The gentle roll also makes it easier for a fish to catch it, thus making it easier for you to hook the fish.

5/16" X 1 1/8"

Slim Swimmer Spoons, silver, gold and red/gold
Shimano Slim Swimmer
Silver
1.5g - $7.25

Shimano Slim Swimmer
Gold
1.5g - $7.25

Shimano Slim Swimmer
Red Gold
1.5g - $7.25

Smith Pure Spoons

Pure, as is the pure form for a spoon, not pure metal (the gold and silver spoons are not pure gold or silver). Traditional shape that has stood the test of time. Equally at home in a lake or a mountain stream. Fish it slowly for best results.

Copper is good for bright days when a gold or silver spoon is a bit too flashy.

Single microbarb hook.  15/16" X 3/8" 

Copper 1.5g - $7.00

Gold 1.5g - $7.00

Silver 1.5g - $7.00


1.6 Grams



Forest PAL Spoons

Forest PAL spoons were designed to be fished slowly. They will do best in lakes or streams with modest current.

The Forest PAL series has 25 colors - more than I could keep in stock. The spoons in stock are all 1.6 grams and measure 3/8" x 1".

Photos of some spoons show the front and the back of the spoon. There is ONE spoon per package.

Photos do not show hooks. The spoons come with a single barbless hook.

Forest PAL Spoons
Forest PAL
No. 1
1.6g - $6.50

Forest PAL
No. 5
1.6g - $6.50

Forest PAL
No. 14
1.6g - $6.50

Forest PAL
No. 17
1.6g - $6.50

Forest PAL
No. 22
1.6g - $6.50

Forest PAL
No. 23
1.6g - 6.50


1.8 Grams



Daiwa Presso Adam Spoons

Adam is the core of the Daiwa Presso line of spoons. It is intended to be an all-around spoon, the one you would tie on first. The 1.8g weight is effective for fishing middle depths.

7/16" X 1"

Daiwa Presso Orange MangoOrange Mango
Daiwa Presso Adam
Orange Mango
1.8g - $6.50

Forest Factor Spoons

The Factor spoons were designed to be fished at an intermediate speed. Just over 3/8" x 1".

Some photos show the front and back of  the spoon. There is one spoon per package.

Photos do not show hooks. The spoons come with a single barbless hook.

Forest Factor Spoons
Forest Factor
No.10
1.8g - $6.50
Forest Factor
No.13
1.8g - $6.50
Forest Factor
No.15
1.8g - $6.50


2 Grams



Shimano Slim Swimmer CE

The "CE" stands for Compact Edition. The Slim Swimmer CE has the same width and length as the 1.5g Slim Swimmer, but it is stamped from thicker metal and weighs 2g. With more weight but the same surface area, the Slim Swimmer CE will cast further and swim deeper than the 1.5g Slim Swimmer. When fishing in a small stream, where distance casting is not critical, you may find that you are able to cast it more accurately than the lighter spoon. Additionally, if you fish with a baitcaster, the 2g Slim Swimmer CE will be noticeably easier to cast than the 1.5g Slim Swimmer. 

Please note: some photos also show the back of the spoon. There is only one spoon per package.

The spoons come with a single barbless hook.

5/16" X 1 1/8"

Slim Swimmer CE
Gold
2g - $9.00

Slim Swimmer CE
Silver
2g - $9.00

Slim Swimmer CE
Blue Camo
2g - $8.00

Smith Pure Spoons

Pure, as is the pure form for a spoon, not pure metal (the gold and silver spoons are not pure gold or silver). Traditional shape that has stood the test of time. Equally at home in a lake or a mountain stream. Fish it slowly for best results.

Copper is good for bright days when a gold or silver spoon is a bit too flashy.

Single microbarb hook.  1 1/16" X 7/16" 

Copper 2g - $7.00

Gold 2g - $7.00

Silver 2g - $7.00


2.1 Grams



Rodio-craft NOA

Although the Blinde Flanker is more popular among American anglers, the NOA is Rodio-craft's flagship model, and is more popular among Japanese anglers. Designed for trout Area fishing, the spoon comes with a single barbless hook

7/16" x 15/16"

Rodio-craft NOA
2.1g Gold - $6.50

Rodio-craft NOA
2.1g Silver - $6.50

Rodio-craft NOA
2.1g Red-Gold - $6.50

Rodio-craft NOA
2.1g MMK - $6.50


2.2 Grams



Daiwa Presso Adam Spoons

Adam is the core of the Daiwa Presso line of spoons. It is intended to be an all-around spoon, the one you would tie on first. The 2.2g weight is effective for fishing deeper water.

7/16" X 1"

Daiwa Presso Adam Salmon Basil
Daiwa Presso Adam
Gold Dust
2.2g - $6.50

Daiwa Presso Adam Snow White
Daiwa Presso Adam
Orange Mano
2.2g - $6.50


2.5 Grams



Daiwa Presso Eve Gekiatsu

The 2.5g Daiwa Presso Eve Gekiatsu is the same size as the 1.2g Eve (about 3/8" wide and 15/16" long) but it is stamped from thicker metal. It is designed to work well over a wide range of retrieve speeds. For BFS it should be a better choice than the 1.2g Eve.

The action seems to be more of a roll than a wobble. It has proven to be very effective.

Daiwa Presso Eve 2.5g
Blue Silver - $6.50
Daiwa Presso Eve 2.5g
Gold Dust - $6.50
Daiwa Presso Eve 2.5g
Yellow Dagger - $6.50

Shimano Slim Swimmer Spoons

The Shimano Slim Swimmer has a gentle roll rather than a wide wobble, reducing the tendency to rise in the water column. The gentle roll also makes it easier for a fish to catch it, thus making it easier for you to hook the fish.

1 1/4" x 3/8"

Slim Swimmer Spoons, gold, silver and red/gold
Shimano Slim Swimmer
Silver
2.5g - $7.50

Shimano Slim Swimmer
Gold
2.5g - $7.50

Shimano Slim Swimmer
Red Gold
2.5g - 1 1/4" x 3/8"- $7.50


2.7 Grams



Smith Pure Spoons

Pure, as is the pure form for a spoon. Traditional shape that has stood the test of time. Equally at home in a lake or a mountain stream. Fish it slowly for best results.

The Smith Pure is the only copper colored spoon I have found. Good for bright days when a gold or silver spoon is a bit to flashy.


Single microbarb hook.  1 1/4" X 7/16" 

Smith Pure Spoon
Smith Pure
Copper
2.7g - $8.00

Smith Pure
Black Gold
2.7g - $8.00

Smith Pure
Gold Red
2.7g - $8.00


3 Grams



Smith D-S Line Spoons

Smith D-S Line Spoon"S" Bend

The Smith D-S line spoons have a more pronounced "S" bend than many spoon designs. This shape gives it good movement at a low retrieve speed. The raised front will also make it dart one way or another with slight pulses of the rod tip. The "D-S" might or might not stand for "dart and swim," but the shape does allow more manipulation than you could ever get with the familiar US spoon brands.

Spoon with text reading Bite Marker and Sight Marker

The back of the spoons have orange and chartreuse dots. I have not yet had a chance to fish with them, so I cannot confirm if the Sight Marker actually does allow you to see the spoon more easily during the retrieve, of if the Bite Marker actually does give the fish a target to bite.

It is the face of the spoon that intrigues me. The Smith D-S line spoons have a crosshatch either machined or stamped onto one side of the spoon face. It definitely catches the light as you move the spoon.

The images below are better than I could take with my simple point and shoot camera, because the spoons are shiny enough I always got a blue reflection of my blue camera. The image of the Yamame Silver spoon shows a highlight along the crosshatching, and a darker area below that. The darker area is just how the light plays on the very shiny silver. There is no gray paint on the spoon. There is some white paint along the edge opposite the crosshatching. It is very similar to the orange paint that is more easily seen along the edge of the Yamame Gold spoon.

  • Light catching cross hatching
  • 3 grams (roughly 1/10 oz)
  • Single Micro Barb Hook
  • Split rings for maximum action
  • 3/8" x 1 3/16"
  • Good action with slow retrieve
Smith D-S line Red Gold
Smith D-S Line
Red Gold
3g - $9.00

Smith D-S line Yamame Gole
Smith D-S Line
Yamame Gold
3g - $9.00

Smith D-S line Yamame Silver
Smith D-S Line
Yamame Silver
3g - $9.00


3.5 Grams



Shimano Slim Swimmer

The Shimano Slim Swimmer has a gentle roll rather than a wide wobble, reducing the tendency to rise in the water column. The gentle roll also makes it easier for a fish to catch it, thus making it easier for you to hook the fish.

3/8" x 1 9/16"

Shimano Slim Swimmer Spoons, gold, silver and red/gold
Shimano Slim Swimmer Silver
3.5g - $8.00

Shimano Slim Swimmer
Gold
3.5g - $8.00

Shimano Slim Swimmer
Red Gold
3.5g - $8.00

Smith Pure Spoons

Pure, as is the pure form for a spoon, not pure metal (the silver spoon is not pure silver). Traditional shape that has stood the test of time. Equally at home in a lake or a mountain stream. Fish it slowly for best results.

The Smith Pure is the only copper colored spoon I have found. Good for bright days when a gold or silver spoon is a bit to flashy.

Single microbarb hook.  1 3/8" X 1/2" 

Smith Pure Spoon Copper 3.5 gramsCopper
Smith Pure
Copper
3.5g - $8.50
Smith Pure Spoon Silver 3.5 gramsSilver
Smith Pure
Silver
3.5g - $8.50


4 Grams



Smith D-S Line

The Smith D-S line spoons have a more pronounced "S" bend than many spoon designs. This shape gives it good movement at a low retrieve speed. The raised front will also make it dart one way or another with slight pulses of the rod tip. The "D-S" might or might not stand for "dart and swim," but the shape does allow more manipulation than you could ever get with the familiar US spoon brands.

  • Light catching cross hatching
  • Single Micro Barb Hook
  • Split rings for maximum action
  •  3/8" x 1 3/8"
Smith D-S Line Red Gold
Smith D-S Line
Red Gold 4g - $9.00

Smith D-S Line Yamame Gold
Smith D-S Line
Yamame Gold 4g - $9.00

Smith D-S Line Yamame Silver
Smith D-S Line
Yamame Silver 4g - $9.00


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.

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.

UK

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.

Australia

The US Postal Service has suspended all shipments to Australia. There are two alternatives. One is the same price as the USPS had been (as calculated at checkout) but may take 3-4 weeks. The other is UPS, which is considerably faster (3-5 days), but also considerably more expensive. If you want the faster, UPS shipment, I will send an invoice for the required amount.

Canada

Canadian buyers have the option to prepay import duty and VAT (which also eliminates the CAN$9.96 Canada Post charge for collecting the import duty and VAT). The prepayment option costs a flat US$6.95, which can yield a substantial savings for larger purchases. This option is available only for First Class International postage (package length 24" or less, package value less than $400US).

Prepaid Canadian Import Duty and Tax - US$6.95

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Warning:

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