Jdm reels

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Jdm reels

Post by Yetti » Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:25 am

Is there a place state side you can get these reel to try them out before you buy?

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Re: Jdm reels

Post by IlliniDawg01 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:57 am

Yetti wrote:Is there a place state side you can get these reel to try them out before you buy?
eBay has many models of them if you are interested in used.

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Re: Jdm reels

Post by africanbass » Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:59 am

Purchase one,give it a try.
If you don't like it there are plenty buyers of JDM reels state side.You can't go wrong ;)

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Re: Jdm reels

Post by cst » Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:07 am

Yetti wrote:Is there a place state side you can get these reel to try them out before you buy?
Ebay always has them and some online shops carry them once in a while. The cheapest way to get them is from Japan though.

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Re: Jdm reels

Post by Native » Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:29 am

There are a few places but you may need to pre-order the reels when you want to buy them if they're out of stock. You won't get the kind of Demo opportunity that Tackle Warehouse has. Places like Tackle Trap, LastChanceTackle, Lee's Global Tackle, Hi's Tackle Box, Brooklyn Bill's, etc. are good US sources for JDM gear. Remember though that almost all JDM tackle loses it's warranty when it arrives here in the states so if that makes you uncomfortable you might want to stick with the more traditionally available US brands.

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Re: Jdm reels

Post by Yetti » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:06 am

Can the jdm reels be serviced here and are the prices high.

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Re: Jdm reels

Post by vinnieb729 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:05 am

What reels in particular are you interested in?

Lots of variables in parts/repair work without an idea on the model reel. For instance, Shimano JDM Scorpion 1000XT is for the most part identical to the USDM Chronarch 50e. Others are unique to Japan but most parts can be purchased from the same (Japan) shops you order the reels from...The parts aren't listed on their websites but if you email them, most will track down the parts for you.

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Re: Jdm reels

Post by Yetti » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:07 am

Good ol shimano metanium I have a few cores I'm sure it's still the same but I want to try one.

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Re: Jdm reels

Post by fishingandfords » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:03 am

I would try a new mentanium but the parts can be had thru sites like japan tackle if you need something but shimano USA won't service JDM reels but most of the tuners on the board will do it

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