Equipment and Accessories
The Shimano name is synonymous with fishing.
Founded in the early 1920ís by Shozaburo Shimano, Shimano started off as a company known for precision engineering. Today the company is regarded as one of the forerunners in product innovation and a leader in the industry.
Shimano - Fishing Equipment and Accessories
Shimano prides itself on its ability to design and produce fishing tackle that features cutting edge technology such as High Efficiency Gearing (HEG), A-RB and TC4 Construction.
With more than 75 employees in the fishing tackle division in Irvine, California headquarters, Shimano American Corporation has a national sales force of 60 of the most seasoned professionals in the industry that have a passion for fishing.
With an eye towards the future, Shimano is heavily involved in youth development around the country and environmental and governmental affairs that help protect the land and sea.
other Fishing Equipment & Supplies
Shimano Online Parts Shop
Shimano announces the new Online Parts Shop. You can now order parts and bearings for your Shimano reels online.
Parts shop only have launched this for North America at the moment. Anglers and Shimano's Fans can order as many parts as they want right now from us at anytime over the phone. Shimano have no limit as you know as a dealer. This is just a fast way for a customer to get a part if needed at anytime on the web. Shimano keep reel parts around for about 6 - 8 years in warehouse and then they go to our warranty centers and service centers.
Usually when it is making noise it is a bearing and you can change them yoursel. Check with boca bearings, Shimano have a lot of shimano bearing, They also carry the ceramic bearings for spinning reel line rollers etc. Reel parts be available for new and older model reels.
Shimano Waxwing reel and lures
Shimano introduced their Waxwing System at the 2010ICAST show and the associated Terez rod, Trinidad A reel and Waxwing reel won their respective categories.
The Terez line of rods were designed to fish PowerPro braid with high speed spinning (Stella SW, Sustain, Stradic) and casting (Trinidad A, Curado 300EJ) reels but the biggest buzz was around the Waxwing lure itself.
On photo:Plastic bait setup Aernos 5000 Shimano reel terez waxwing rod extra fast action
Well it's 2016 and the Waxwing buzz has faded a bit. Waxwings are still available but Shimano has focused marketing attention on their deadly Orca top water plugs, and flat fall Butterfly jigs.
These Shimano lures are one of the most versatile subsurface baits on the fishing market.
On some old reviews you can find the Waxwing intriguing. The lure was designed to cast far, and be retrieved without any rod movement. Its upper wing created its pronounced zig zag movement and its lower wing and upturned, rear double hook allowed the lure to climb over obstacles a lure with treble hooks would snag.
Waxwings now come in three models: original Sinking, Suspending and Freshwater.
Chose the denser Sinking model if you want to cast as far as possible, in windy conditions.
In the Spring, I tried the 3.5", 7/8 oz "Boy" size and it cast like a bullet in the light wind conditions. The rear, double hook folded back on the tail of the lure
as it sailed without tumbling. Its retrieve was even more impressive. I was using a saltwater level-wind bait casting setup and just pointing the rod tip at the lure, cranking at a medium-fast tempo. Every time I cranked a little harder, the lure would kick out a bit more. I didn't even get a follow on that initial trial but
the lure definitely looked fishy.
Since I mainly fish the shallow reef flats I downsized to the 2.68", 1/2 oz "Baby" size, hoping the predators would find it bite-sized. The Baby cast very well for
a 1/2 oz plug and bounced over rock piles as long as I kept the speed up. The small white papio and undersized kaku followed and attacked it but the
upturned hook made it difficult to hook small fish that attacked from below.
There were a lot of follows and missed strikes but not many hookups. I replaced the stock double hook with a shorter, stronger, sharper double hook
and added an assist hook tied to the eye of the lure.
Hookup ratio increased and small papio, kaku and moana were caught, but I still had more looks than strikes. Turns out I wasn't using the rest of the
Waxwing System that Shimano recommended. My bait casting reel had a slow retrieve ratio and I was casting fluorocarbon that had line coil "memory".