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Fishing lures and tackle

Postby Alesistrata » 06 May 2012, 12:58

I don't know exactly where this topic should go because I know where to find fishing lures and tackle here - but what I want to know is if there are any Japanese or Taiwanese brands that are cheaper and efficient in Taiwan that I could bring back to the states with me? I love fishing in the US, and more importantly I want something to be able to bring back for my dad and grandpa as a gift and I figured that if I can find some good lures, they'd really like it. Are fishing lures actually any cheaper here? Are there any brands that are more affordable in Taiwan than in the U.S.?
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Re: Fishing lures and tackle

Postby Taiwan Luthiers » 06 May 2012, 14:02

There's a big sporting goods store at Chilian MRT station... its called EUTOH or something. They sell golfing and fishing equipments.
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Re: Fishing lures and tackle

Postby sandman » 06 May 2012, 14:45

Pretty much ANY road leading out of town in Taipei has several large tackle shops.
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Re: Fishing lures and tackle

Postby Alesistrata » 06 May 2012, 17:03

That's not what I'm asking though... I know where they are, and I've been in some of them. What I'm asking is if there are any specific Japanese or Taiwanese lures that are cheaper (and still decent), than the ones I can get in the US.
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Re: Fishing lures and tackle

Postby sandman » 06 May 2012, 17:18

Alesistrata wrote:That's not what I'm asking though... I know where they are, and I've been in some of them. What I'm asking is if there are any specific Japanese or Taiwanese lures that are cheaper (and still decent), than the ones I can get in the US.

Probably best if you went to the stores yourself, then. I have no idea what you can get in the US, but presumably you do, and would therefore be the best judge.
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Re: Fishing lures and tackle

Postby Enigma » 10 May 2012, 04:48

I get mine near Fuzhong MRT. Walk toward Chunghua Telecom and there is a great shop with all the stuff just before you get to the telecom store. PM for better directions but you should be able to find Chunghua Telcom easily. Store is just before you get there. Got Coleman small lantern, backpackers gas stove, bait, hooks, lures, poles of all kinds.
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Re: Fishing lures and tackle

Postby neesh » 11 May 2012, 14:12

As far as lures are concerned, I'd probably forget about it. From what I've seen, the selection isn't that great here, and I've never seen anything that I would bother with. Plus, there's not really any freshwater gamefishing here, so you can pretty much forget about those kinds of lures. As for pier fishing and jetty fishing, the floats and rigs they use for suspending a bait or lure with a long leader are kind of cool. I only bottomfished off of piers in the states, so I can't remember if you could get the same stuff for floating rigs.

What's really great is the large number of collapsible fishing rods. Unlike in the US where a lot of rods are one or two piece models, many rods here are highly collapsible, telescoping models. You can find domestic and Japanese models. The Japanese models are not cheap.You can go fiberglass on the cheap end, or carbon fibre for the lightest, strongest, most expensive ones. There are a lot of light to medium-heavy rods that people use for casting off of piers, rocks and jetties. Many are suitable for casting a couple ounces of lead. There are also the super light action models people use for fishing in creeks or ponds. Rods are available in lengths of up to 10-12 feet. What is very interesting is that a lot of those longer rods are pretty light action, but suitable for casting bait or lures. At high tide in the Dan Shui estuary, you can see guys along the biking trails around Guan Du Bridge fishing with these types of rods. You know all those guys you see scootering around with nets and pool cue cases? Those aren't pool cues. Those are collapsible rods. Housing and transport being what it is, you can see why collapsible rods would be very popular here and in Japan.

You might want to check the prices for the better Japanese reels. Are they cheaper here or in America? As for myself, I'd be interested in casting reels with high tech mag. control spool braking systems.

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