〜80'sスピニング/70's, 80's spinning
SHIMANO is the biggest manufacturer of bicycle parts in the world. SHIMANO had started its fishing tackle division in `70's.
It was same to RYOBI that the big company made the fishing tackle division.
RYOBI started its fishing tackle by the engineers from Daiwa. But SHIMANO started by its own engineers. It is important point.
So, SHIMANO's tackles were radical. For example, BB/BM, Bantam, Aerocast... Aerocast was a surf casting rod. It had the oval section.
SHIMANO's tackles are strong because it is tested like as the bicycle parts. So, its tackles have become popular in US.
SHIMANO is the Japanese only brand which has started by bait reels.
AbuGarcia has been marking SHIMANO since `80's.
I had been employed to SHIMANO since 87 until 90.
This site is not associated in any way with SHIMANO. It is merely for the entertainment of enthusiasts of Fishing reels.