Here a few of the Jerkbaits I plan on using for 2021.
I replaced all of the treble hooks with Cultiva SBL-55M hooks in either size 6 or size 8. The only oddball was the Great Hunting 50F Flat Side which required Cultiva S-21 size 8 hooks.
If you ever get the chance to view any of the various Japanese company’s tackle catalogs, you will be amazed at the selection and specialization that you will find. Truly incredible.
From Top Left to Right and Bottom Left to Right:
-Great Hunting Heavy Duty 55S Sinking
-DUO Spearhead Ryuki 60S Sinking
-DUO Spearhead Ryuki 70S Sinking
-Daiwa Silver Creek Minnow 45S Sinking
-Lucky Craft Humpback Minnow 45SP Suspending
-Great Hunting Flat Side 50F Floating
As far as manufacturers go, I know the DUO Spearhead Ryuki 60S and 70S are made in Japan. The Lucky Craft Humpback Minnow Suspending is also made in Japan. The Great Hunting GH50 Flat Sides are made in Vietnam.
Just because it says “JDM” does not mean its made in Japan, rather it’s for the Japan Domestic Market. JDM purists generally do a lot of research before purchasing as they ONLY want “Made in Japan.”
I don’t see myself going down that road, but one never knows.