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im in market for a bfs reel probably just a scorpion 71hg you guys know any trusted sellers that don’t take a month to ship?

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you might not be happy with scorpion 70 for real BFS. It can handle light lure but I would go anything 1/8 or lower. 

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The Scorpion 70 isn't a true JDM reel because it's made in Malaysia and it's not a true BFS reel either. 

 

Websites to use - Japan Lure Shop and Japan Tackle. 

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7 hours ago, fishballer06 said:

The Scorpion 70 isn't a true JDM reel because it's made in Malaysia and it's not a true BFS reel either. 

 

Websites to use - Japan Lure Shop and Japan Tackle. 

I always thought the scorpions were made in Japan ? Then I don’t see a point in getting a scorpion over a curado 70 

I think I’m changing my mind on going bfs I just want something for weightless plastics but was wanting jdm?

Is 10 to 12 pound line to heavy for a bfs reel?

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15 minutes ago, Burro said:

I always thought the scorpions were made in Japan ? Then I don’t see a point in getting a scorpion over a curado 70 

I think I’m changing my mind on going bfs I just want something for weightless plastics but was wanting jdm?

Is 10 to 12 pound line to heavy for a bfs reel?

You are far from bfs territory with that line size. Cut that in half and then you’re talking bfs. Casting things in the 4 gram and below range, like a crappie jig. 

 

For trusted sites -

japan lure shop

digitaka

japan tackle 

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Digitaka and japanlureshop are my gotos.  Digital is almost always cheaper because of the free shipping. Both were at my house in under a week.   

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1 hour ago, rippin-lips said:

You are far from bfs territory with that line size. Cut that in half and then you’re talking bfs. Casting things in the 4 gram and below range, like a crappie jig. 

 

For trusted sites -

japan lure shop

digitaka

japan tackle 

Yeah I don’t need no bfs :D

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I bought a few reels from Jun at japantackle.com.  I'm very happy with prices, shipping, and service.

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3 hours ago, Burro said:

I always thought the scorpions were made in Japan ? Then I don’t see a point in getting a scorpion over a curado 70 

I think I’m changing my mind on going bfs I just want something for weightless plastics but was wanting jdm?

Is 10 to 12 pound line to heavy for a bfs reel?

Oh there are differences between curado and scorpion, spool bearing which is reg bearing and Japan AR bearing which is 16 bucks a pop from shimano website. Scorpion used to made in Japan, only this new version not sure about scorpion BFS and D.C, but those are still JDM (Japan domestic market)

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+1 on Japan Lure Shop.  Also, AliExpress (China version of eBay) is a reliable source of JDM tackle.

 

Tight lines,

Bob

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On 3/3/2018 at 3:30 AM, fishballer06 said:

The Scorpion 70 isn't a true JDM reel because it's made in Malaysia

 

What does country of origin have to do with where the reel is marketed?  The Scorpion 70 is sold and marketed in Japan, there for this is a "Japanese Domestic Market" reel.

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