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Some Custom Cranks from Japan

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I just got in a few cranks from some makers in Japan that I thought I'd share with you guys - - I know there's a "few" flatside enthusiasts hanging around here...:wink:

Nakamura "Rodeo Drive"

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Flutter "Flat Flicker"

naka2.jpg

Kaihatsu "Chip"

naka3.jpg

WooDream "No-Name Flat"

naka4.jpg

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The eyes on the third from top (Kaihatsu "Chip") look like they are really sticking out. Are they or is it an optical illustration?

They all look worth the money, especially No3.

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Those are beauties! Super clean look, awesome paint and the scaling on the last looks really nice! Do you have a link to thier website?

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How much is the no name flat???????

All these baits were about $25 each

The eyes on the third from top (Kaihatsu "Chip") look like they are really sticking out. Are they or is it an optical illustration?
Just an illusion.
Do you have a link to thier website?
This is all I have as far as web info.....I'm not sure of how to get any of these in the States unless you have a contact in Japan who will track them down and ship them to you. I was fortunate enough to be in contact with someone who was in Japan at the time, and was helpful enough to purchase these for me and ship them when he returned to the US. I have no idea how to get them otherwise... :(

Flat Flicker

http://tackleisland.co.jp/onlineshop/agua/flat_flicker/image.jpg

Kaihatsu Crank

http://tackleisland.co.jp/onlineshop/kaihatu/chip/chip.htm

Nakamura Rodeo Drive

http://www.tackleisland.co.jp/onlineshop/nakamura/rodiodrive/rodiodrive.htm

Woodream

http://www.woodream.net/woodreamproduct2.html

I also have a few baits from this builder (FD) coming in a few months (one will have the abalone reflective sides).....a link to his place:

FD Custom

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Man, sure wish I could read Japanese,may have to get my son to translate.He wants to move there some day to get into Electronics,he probably already has a connection there.I'd love to have the Kaihatsu Chip.

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Very clean looking work:yay: did anyone notice on some the front hanger being rotated 90 degrees? Dont think I've seen this before? Also it looks as some have a brass line tie, s.s. (i think?) belly weight tie, and a screw in rear hook hanger? I clicked on the fd website and google translated some of it.

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90° rotated belly hook eye has the benefit of making a standard treble sit perfectly flat against the lure.

Used that config b4 and it serves it's purpose but if u get weeds caught there, harder to "cut" the weed with a jerk.

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