Translation of Shimano Japan lure symbols

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Translation of Shimano Japan lure symbols

Post by Dutch » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:10 am

Hey guys, I'm contemplating buying one of the new Poison Adrena rods.
On the Japanese Shimano website there is a matrix with lure symbols where it says which rods can be used for which lures. Some pretty obvious and it is clear what lure is depicted, for instance the frog and swimbait, but others are not or look similar.
Does anyone know all the names/meanings of all the symbols?
Find below the link to the website:

http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/product/rod/5348

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Re: Translation of Shimano Japan lure symbols

Post by poisonokie » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:39 am

Well, it looks like probably heavy Texas, light Texas, heavy dropshot, light dropshot, heavy jig, light jig, don't know, jighead wacky, weightless wacky, weightless stickbait, mojo rig, Carolina rig, shallow crank, vibration, jerkbait, deep crank, topwater, spinnerbait, swimbait, frog.
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Re: Translation of Shimano Japan lure symbols

Post by Dutch » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:53 am

Thanks Poisonokie. Makes sense what you're saying. Your only 'don't know' I also don't know haha, but might be a soft swimbait on a jighead?

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Re: Translation of Shimano Japan lure symbols

Post by poisonokie » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:07 am

I was thinking that too just because that's the only mainstream technique they didn't cover, but doesn't it look like there's a sinker in front of it? There certainly should be a slot for swim jigs/Keitechs.
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Re: Translation of Shimano Japan lure symbols

Post by Dutch » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:13 am

Exactly, swimjig/soft swimbait should be mentioned, since it is a widely used technique, also by myself.
I'm not sure if I see a sinker, but these symbols are crazy small.

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Re: Translation of Shimano Japan lure symbols

Post by y2k88 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:23 am

The don't know is jighead rig

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Re: Translation of Shimano Japan lure symbols

Post by poisonokie » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:32 am

Ah, I see that now. I was thrown by what to me looked like a barrel sinker up the line. Well, there you have it. Our intuition proved correct. Not a bad quality for an angler to have!
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Re: Translation of Shimano Japan lure symbols

Post by Dutch » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:52 pm

y2k88 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:23 am
The don't know is jighead rig
thanks Y2K88

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Re: Translation of Shimano Japan lure symbols

Post by Dutch » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:53 pm

poisonokie wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:32 am
Ah, I see that now. I was thrown by what to me looked like a barrel sinker up the line. Well, there you have it. Our intuition proved correct. Not a bad quality for an angler to have!
Haha yes, guess you're right.

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Re: Translation of Shimano Japan lure symbols

Post by BassFisher83 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:14 am

Heavy Texas Rig
Light Texas Rig
Heavy Down Shop
Down Shot
Rubber Jig
Small Rubber Jig
Jig Head
Jig Head Wacky Rig
Neko Rig
No Sinker
Split Shot
Carolina Rig
Crankbait
Vibration
Jerkbait (Minnow)
Shad (Long lip jerk bait)
Topwater
Spinnerbait
Swimbait (Big Bait)
Frog

The Red Dot is the most suitable
White Circle is suitable
White Triangle is possible
Blanks are not recommended

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Re: Translation of Shimano Japan lure symbols

Post by Hogsticker2 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:46 pm

I've found Jdm Shimano rods to be so multi capable, I don't even pay attention to those symbols. As long as my intended techniques fall within the blank specs.

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Re: Translation of Shimano Japan lure symbols

Post by poisonokie » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:53 pm

Hogsticker2 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:46 pm
I've found Jdm Shimano rods to be so multi capable, I don't even pay attention to those symbols. As long as my intended techniques fall within the blank specs.
That's the beauty of JDM tapers. I'm a total convert.
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Re: Translation of Shimano Japan lure symbols

Post by Loafer » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:11 pm

Dutch wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:10 am
Does anyone know all the names/meanings of all the symbols?
Hello, Friend!
May be this pictures helps you:
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Re: Translation of Shimano Japan lure symbols

Post by Dutch » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:11 pm

That's great, Loafer! Thanks a lot!
I have saved the picture for future reference and admin might consider to label this as a sticky note, becuase I'm sure many (future) JDM Enthusiasts will benefit from this post.

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Re: Translation of Shimano Japan lure symbols

Post by Dutch » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:12 pm

BassFisher83 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:14 am
Heavy Texas Rig
Light Texas Rig
Heavy Down Shop
Down Shot
Rubber Jig
Small Rubber Jig
Jig Head
Jig Head Wacky Rig
Neko Rig
No Sinker
Split Shot
Carolina Rig
Crankbait
Vibration
Jerkbait (Minnow)
Shad (Long lip jerk bait)
Topwater
Spinnerbait
Swimbait (Big Bait)
Frog

The Red Dot is the most suitable
White Circle is suitable
White Triangle is possible
Blanks are not recommended
thanks a lot Bass Fisher!!

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