The only time they want to deal with having to unload excess product generally is when the model is being discontinued and/replaced with something new. Of course, no matter what the product is, if it doesn’t live up to what the manufacturers claim for its use, then demand will go stale quickly.
Hence, the issues with the previous version of the Levante rods breakage caused them to pull and redesign the series. It would appear, at least initially, these rods are improved in every way imaginable. I am hopeful they perform as advertised.
Yes. When there is no baits on the shelf anywhere, might as well be out of business. Sieji Kato put them on the map, and they weren't the same once he left.Johnny A wrote: ↑Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:32 amWeren’t there rumors about Lucky Craft a couple years back?G40 wrote: ↑Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:30 amIt’s already a fragile company. They are throwing out a lot of baits at this point just to see what sticks. I’ve heard Megabass USA is the only thing keeping Megabass going at the moment. But that might just be a rumor.
I know Megabass isn’t the “thing” in japan these days. And it’s become more of an American enthusiast brand than a Japanese one.
That being said, I imagine the company would continue, but who knows what direction they’d take in the future.
When you look at the 2021 baits being released, they are virtually just recreating a Jackall Mikey, (At least Jackall discontinued the Mikey already). Very little of the 2021 offerings look unique or interesting. Only the IxI stuff catches my eye just because collaboration bait projects between Yuki and Imae are just to cool.
I do not know if it is true or not, but being successful in the US would bring in more money than being successful in Japan, at least the size of the market seems bigger.
When did that happen?
https://www.nies.go.jp/biodiversity/inv ... 0330e.html
This is why the world record tie coming from Japan was of importance
Do you know the actual policy regulating LM/SM in Japan? Are people required to kill them like some states require with snakeheads here?
This link has some info on rules/lawsreason162 wrote: ↑Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:08 amDo you know the actual policy regulating LM/SM in Japan? Are people required to kill them like some states require with snakeheads here?
Interest in bass fishing is declining, and saltwater fishing actually getting more popular, plus one of the lowest birth rates with young generation decreasing. Some of my Japanese friends told me they all release bass back.
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Have you fished with a P5 yet? I would argue that the P5 series in general is as good or better in terms of performance than any rod they've ever produced, X7 included. P5 may not be as ornate as Megabass of old, but when it comes down to pure performance, the P5's rival or exceed some of the highest end lines from some of the biggest names out there, and at a lower cost to play too. From what I've seen, the appeal is far from gone, and the rarity... good luck finding some of the most popular models anytime soon.
I would totally disagree. Especially about mass producing.
They just released their vision oneten +1 jr in the middle of winter and they have been sold out for months.
Most colors impossible to snag unless on eBay.
Not to mention their P5’s and their recently released Levantes that were literally almost sold out on pre sales.
I can’t speak for the Japan market but the US market is loving Megabass.
Even their respect colors sell out in minutes. And I’m mot talking just 110’s.
What Megabass is doing now with their respect color drops is changing the lineup every time as opposed to having the same baits they normally have so now they’re bringing back old school baits in that particular respect color which is cool, and they’re still selling out in minutes.
The recently released Tequila Shad color was selling for over $60 each on eBay on the same day retailers released them.
The hook up tackle released their 2021 Megabass Lucky Bag and they sold all 200 bags at $150 in less than 10 mins.
There is very high demand here in the US and Megabass is on fire lately.