Covid-19 Announcement

Most international flights have been cancelled.

There is no ETA for out-of-stock items that come from Japan.

Shipments to overseas buyers will take longer than normal - possibly much longer. Patience is a virtue - especially in fishing.


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 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 are 20mm long and 8mm wide. The Vega spoons were 23mm long and 9mm 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.

Rodio-craft .5g
Blinde Flanker
Gold - $6.00
Rodio-craft .5g
Blinde Flanker
Silver - $6.00
Rodio-craft .5g
Blinde Flanker
Impact - $6.00
Rodio-craft .5g
Blinde Flanker
Black (front and back) - $6.00
Rodio-craft .5g
Blinde Flanker
Yellow (olive back) - $6.00
Rodio-craft .5g
Blinde Flanker
Pink (light pink back) - $6.00


.6 Gram



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
#1 (silver) .6g - $5.50


Forest Chaser
#9 .6g - $5.50



Forest Chaser
#11 .6g - $5.50


.9 Gram



Forest Marshal Tournament Spoons

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.

No.6No.6

Forest Marshal Tournament
No.6 - $5.50
No.9No.9

Forest Marshal Tournament
No.9 - $5.50
No.11No.11

Forest Marshal Tournament
No.11 - $5.50


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.

Daiwa Presso Eve
Gold 1.2g - $6.50
Daiwa Presso Eve
Silver 1.2g - $6.50
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
No.1 1.2g - $5.50
Forest Chaser
No.9 1.2g - $5.50
Forest Chaser
No.11 1.2g - $5.50


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 No.10
1.2g - $5.50
Forest Factor No.13
1.2g - $5.50
Forest Factor No.15
1.2g - $5.50

Forest Factor No.16
1.2g - $5.50
Forest Factor No.17
1.2g - $5.50


1.5 Grams



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. Third, the gentle roll rather than extreme wobble makes it easier for a fish to catch it, thus making it easier for you to hook the fish.

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

5/16" X 1 1/8"

Shimano Slim Swimmer Gold
1.5g (about 1/20 oz)- $7.25

Shimano Slim Swimmer Silver
1.5g (about 1/20 oz)- $7.25


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 spoon No. 1
1.6g - $5.50
Forest PAL spoon No. 5
1.6g - $5.50
Forest PAL spoon No. 14
1.6g - $5.50

Forest PAL spoon No. 17
1.6g - $5.50
Forest PAL spoon No. 18
1.6g - $5.50
Forest PAL spoon No. 22
1.6g - $5.50

Forest PAL spoon No. 23
1.6g - $5.50

Forest PAL Limited

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

The spoons in stock are all 1.6 grams and measure 3/8" x 1".

Photos 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 Limited spoon No. LT36 - $5.75


1.8 Grams



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 No.10
1.8g - $5.50

Forest Factor No.13
1.8g - $5.50
Forest Factor No.15
1.8g - $5.50
Forest Factor No.16
1.8g - $5.50
Forest Factor No.17
1.8g - $5.50




2.5 Grams



Daiwa Crusader Spoons

  • 2.5g spoon just under 1 1/8" long
  • Highly polished for maximum flash
  • Split ring attachment for maximum action
  • The spoons DO NOT HAVE THE BLACK LINES shown in the images
  • THE SPOONS ALL COME WITH A SINGLE MICRO BARB HOOK even though the photos don't show hooks
  • More info...

Daiwa Crusader 2.5g Red Gold
Daiwa Crusader
2.5g Gold-Red
$6.50


Daiwa Crusader 2.5g Gold
Daiwa Crusader
2.5g Gold
$6.50

Daiwa Crusader 2.5g Silver
Daiwa Crusader
2.5g Silver
$6.50


Daiwa Crusader 2.5g Yamame
Daiwa Crusader
2.5g Yamame
$6.50


Daiwa Crusader 2.5g Gold Red Tiger
Daiwa Crusader
2.5g Gold Red Tiger
$6.50


Daiwa Crusader 2.5g Blue Silver
Daiwa Crusader
2.5g Blue Silver
$6.50


Shimano Slim Swimmer Spoons

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

Shimano Slim Swimmer Gold
2.5g (about 1/12 oz)
1 1/4" x 3/8"- $7.50

Shimano Slim Swimmer Silver
2.5g (about 1/12 oz)
1 1/4" x 3/8"- $7.50


2.8 Grams



Forest MIU Abalone

The Forest MIU  Abalone spoons are unlike any lures I have ever seen. The spoons are iridescent, and as they move they shimmer - catching the light and reflecting rainbow colors in irregular bars, stripes or just splashes of bright color. A still photo cannot do them justice because the pattern changes as they move.

The color pattern on every spoon is different. The images above are representative of all the spoons. There is no noticeable difference in the patterns of the different sizes. Every spoon is unique. There is a subtle base color of a light grey on one side and a light cream color on the other, with a black outline on the grey side and a gold outline on the cream side. The back of the spoon is gold.

The spoons come with a single micro barb hook and a split ring to attach your line or snap.

7/16" x 1 1/8".

Forest MIU Abalone
2.8g - $8.00


3 Grams



Smith D-S line Spoons

"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.

Bite Marker, Sight MarkerBite Marker, 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 GoldSmith D-S line Red Gold
Smith D-S line Yamame GoldSmith D-S line Yamame Gold
Smith D-S line Yamame SilverSmith D-S line Yamame Silver
Red Gold 3g - $9.00
Yamame Gold 3g - $9.00
Yamame Silver 3g - $9.00

Smith Diamond Spoons

The Smith Drop Diamond and Edge Diamond spoons have a diamond pattern on the front side (smooth metal on the back). The three dimensional diamond pattern catches and reflects light differently than smooth metal. Both the Drop Diamond and the Edge Diamond have a fairly narrow wobble. The Drop Diamond is better with a slower retrieve. The Edge Diamond resists rising when retrieved, so it would be a better choice for a faster retrieve or faster current. The spoons weigh 3 grams (about 1/10 oz), which will cast well with either a spinning rod or with a baitcaster equipped with a BFS reel (all the baitcast reels sold on Finesse Fishing are BFS).

The split ring line attachment allows maximum action. The single hook allows easy release. The hooks have micro barbs, which are easy to bend down if you fish in an area that requires single barbless hooks, or if you just prefer to fish with single barbless hooks.

The Silver Yamame spoons are silver on the back. the red, orange and gold spoons are gold on the back.

The Yamame is one of the three native salmonids Japanese lure fishermen target in mountain streams. They have distinctive parr marks, not unlike young brook, brown and rainbow trout. Of the various Smith Diamond spoon colors, I have chosen the ones the most distinct parr marks. I think they will pretty closely match our young trout, and if you fish for bass as well as trout, the Edge Diamond Orange Yamame looks like a small yellow perch.


Smith Drop Diamond Spoons

  • Three dimensional diamond pattern
  • Single micro barb hook
  • Split rings for maximum action
  • Almost 1/2" x 1 1/8"
  • Better for slow retrieve or slower current
Smith Drop Diamond SpoonsSmith Drop Diamond Spoons
Smith Drop Diamond
Red Yamame - $8.00

Smith Drop Diamond
Gold Yamame - $8.00
ETA November
Smith Drop Diamond
Silver Yamame - $8.00


Smith Edge Diamond Spoons

  • Three dimensional diamond pattern
  • 3 grams (1/10 oz)
  • Single micro barb hook
  • Split rings for maximum action
  • 1 3/8" x 7/16"
  • Better choice for fast retrieve or faster current
Smith Edge Diamond SpoonsSmith Edge Diamond Spoons
Smith Edge Diamond
Orange Yamame - $8.50

Smith Edge Diamond
Silver Yamame - $8.50

Edge Diamond Spoons ETA November.



3.5 Grams



Forest MIU Abalone Spoons

The Forest MIU  Abalone spoons are unlike any lures I have ever seen. The spoons are iridescent, and as they move they shimmer - catching the light and reflecting rainbow colors in irregular bars, stripes or just splashes of bright color. A still photo cannot do them justice because the pattern changes as they move.

The color pattern on every spoon is different. The images above are representative of all the spoons. There is no noticeable difference in the patterns of the different sizes. Every spoon is unique. There is a subtle base color of a light grey on one side and a light cream color on the other, with a black outline on the grey side and a gold outline on the cream side. The back of the spoon is gold.

The spoons come with a single micro barb hook and a split ring to attach your line or snap.

7/16" x 1 1/4".

Forest MIU Abalone
3.5g - $8.00

Shimano Slim Swimmer

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

Slim Swimmer GoldSlim Swimmer Gold
Shimano Slim Swimmer Gold
3.5g (about 1/8 oz)
3/8" x 1 9/16" - $8.00

Slim Swimmer SilverSlim Swimmer Silver
Shimano Slim Swimmer Silver
3.5g (about 1/8 oz)
3/8" x 1 9/16" - $8.00


4 Grams



Daiwa Crusader

  •  1 3/8" long
  • Highly polished for maximum flash
  • Split ring attachment for maximum action
  • The spoons DO NOT HAVE THE BLACK LINES shown in the images
  • THE SPOONS ALL COME WITH A SINGLE MICRO BARB HOOK even though the photos don't show hooks
  • More info...
Daiwa Crusader 4.0g Gold-Red
Daiwa Crusader
4.0g Gold-Red
$6.50

Daiwa Crusader 4.0g Gold
Daiwa Crusader
4.0g Gold
$6.50

Daiwa Crusader 4.0g Silver
Daiwa Crusader
4.0g Silver
$6.50


Daiwa Crusader 4.0g Yamame
Daiwa Crusader
4.0g Yamame
$6.50
Daiwa Crusader 4.0g Gold Red Tiger
Daiwa Crusader
4.0g Gold Red Tiger
$6.50


Daiwa Crusader Super Hot

  • 4.0 gram weight in a size similar to 2.5g Crusader
  •  7/16" wide and 1 1/8" long
  • Highly polished for maximum flash
  • Split ring attachment for maximum action
  • The spoons DO NOT HAVE THE BLACK LINES shown in the images
  • THE SPOONS ALL COME WITH A SINGLE MICROBARB HOOK even though the photos don't show hooks
Daiwa Crusader
Super Hot
Gold - $7.50
Daiwa Crusader
Super Hot
Silver - $7.50
Daiwa Crusader
Super Hot
Fire Tiger - $7.50
Daiwa Crusader
Super Hot
Pink Tiger - $7.50

Daiwa Crusader
Super Hot
Blue Pink Tail - $7.50
Daiwa Crusader
Super Hot
Salmon Egg - $7.50
Daiwa Crusader
Super Hot
Rainbow BK - $7.50
Daiwa Crusader
Super Hot
Yamame OB - $7.50

Daiwa Crusader
Super Hot
Red Gold Yamame - $7.50
Daiwa Crusader
Super Hot
Black Gold Yamame - $7.50
Daiwa Crusader
Super Hot
Red Belly -
$7.50
Daiwa Crusader
Super Hot
Holo Green Pink - $7.50

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"
Red Gold 4g - $9.00
Yamame Gold 4g - $9.00
Yamame Silver 4g - $9.00


4.2 Grams



Forest MIU Abalone

The Forest MIU  Abalone spoons are unlike any lures I have ever seen. The spoons are iridescent, and as they move they shimmer - catching the light and reflecting rainbow colors in irregular bars, stripes or just splashes of bright color. A still photo cannot do them justice because the pattern changes as they move.

The color pattern on every spoon is different. The images above are representative of all the spoons. There is no noticeable difference in the patterns of the different sizes. Every spoon is unique. There is a subtle base color of a light grey on one side and a light cream color on the other, with a black outline on the grey side and a gold outline on the cream side. The back of the spoon is gold.

The spoons come with a single micro barb hook and a split ring to attach your line or snap.

7/16" x 1 1/4". (The 3.5g and 4.2g spoons are are the same size. The 4.2g spoons are stamped from thicker metal than the 3.5g spoons.)

Forest MIU Abalone
4.2g - $8.00


4.8 Grams



Forest Marshall River

The Forest Marshal River series of spoons are larger, longer and more aggressively cupped than the Marshal 2.3g or Tournament spoons. As their name suggests, they were designed for fishing mountain streams and larger rivers as an alternative to plugs.

They are 3/8" wide and 1 15/16" long, virtually the same length as the 50 mm sinking minnows that are the "go to" lure for many Japanese anglers who fish lures in mountain streams. At 4.8 g, they are also a comparable weight and will cast like bullets with either spinning or BFS tackle.

My limited photo skills cannot adequately capture the lures' colors, particularly the No.11. The No.11 spoon is silver on the half of the spoon towards the bottom of the photo, and a greenish gold on the half towards the top of the photo. The parr marks are blue. The back of the spoon is silver.  The No.12 spoon is golden brown on the side towards the top of the photo and orange along the side at the bottom of the photo. The parr marks are silver and the spots are white. The back of the spoon is gold. The N0.14  spoon is flat black with blue sparkles. The No.15 spoon is striped, pink, yellow and orange, and has silver sparkles.

The Forest Marshal River spoons come with  a single micro barb hook.

Marshal River No.11Marshal River No.11
Marshal River No.11 - $6.50


Marshal River No.12Marshal River No.12
Marshal River No.12 - $6.50


Marshal River No.14Marshal River No.14
Marshal River No.14 - $6.50



5 Grams



Shimano Slim Swimmer

Shimano Slim Swimmer Gold
5.0g (about 3/16 oz)
7/16" x 1 7/8" - $8.50

Shimano Slim Swimmer Silver
5.0g (about 3/16 oz)
7/16" x 1 7/8" - $8.50


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.