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Japanese Angler’s Secrets

2014-05-04-12.16.54Slow pitch jigging really captured my imagination. Not only it’s effective as a fishing method, I was fascinated that it was well thought out in every details and everything can be explained logically.
Of course it was very difficult first. Sato Sensei’s DVD was the only source of my learning. I have been trapped in my misunderstandings. I have wasted my money on something I didn’t need. I’ve been in a fog but still it was fun learning.

It was my sheer passion to share this fishing style with the world when I started this project in February 2013.
I became an agent for Seafloor Control and started selling the jigs I love. Then so many people started asking me for other things too. I didn’t realize that Japanese products we take for granted here are so hard to reach for many parts of the world. So I started helping people purchase from Japanese shops for my 10% handling fee.

I’m a weekend angler. I’m not a pro. Or I’m not a retailer.

The fuel of this project is only my passion to share this game I love and help people have fun with it. Not to make it a big business. It’s a fun for me. I would like to keep it a fun. I make my living on other things.

Even though there are certain things I can’t do and there are some times that I can’t reply right away because I’m not a full-time retailer, I do live up to my responsibilities for those who trust me. And I really appreciate that so many people have trusted me and helped me grow this project.

Thank you.

“Totos” Ogasawara

Born in Tokyo, 1968.

2247-1 Matsuda, Ginoza, Okinawa 904-1301, JAPAN

Phone. +81 90 9856 5386

  • CEO, Okinawa Watsu Center
    Watsu Instructor (Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association)

  • Research Agent on Wellness Tourism, University of the Ryukyus
  • Director, Okinawa Counseling Center for Children and Youth with Social Difficulties
  • Full Of Okinawa – Good Food, Good Life –

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Thank you very much.

  1. Arnon
    Arnon08-22-2015

    Hi Everyone,
    Totos is a super nice guy, friendly, very kind and helpful.
    He never fail to reply my question and request.
    I am from Thailand and had use his shopping service a few times.
    He carefully pack the fishing rods and make sure they will arrive with you safely.
    First class service!!!
    Thank you for giving the overseas anglers a chance to learn about the Japanese Anglers Secrets.
    And also for sharing your knowledge and experience about fishing, cooking and Japanese culture.
    Cheers.
    Arnon T.

  2. CHRISTOS TSESMETZIDIS
    CHRISTOS TSESMETZIDIS09-24-2015

    HELLO FROM GREECE-THESSALONIKI

    FIRST A SPECIAL THANK TO TOTO!!!!FOR SITE !!!FOR REPLYS AND ANSWERS TO MY QUESTIONS…

    HE FIND A SMALL GREEK RESTAURANT IN JAPAN!!!!!!!!BUT IT S A LITTLE DIFFERENT THE FOOD…BUT IT S SUPER!!!TOTO I WANT ΤΟ INVITE YOU TO COME TO GREECE FOR FISHING IN HALKIDIKI SEARCH FOR HOLLY MOUNTAIN [AGION OROS]

  3. Philip Bradford
    Philip Bradford09-30-2015

    G’Day from Down Under,

    Totos Sensei!!!

    I have never felt so well looked after. Communication is the best.

    Totos goes above and beyond in his efforts to assist you and provides products and service second to none.

    You will always know what you are getting and if it is not in stock Totos sensei will advise you and give you the best alternative options.

    Trust his advise and you won’t be disappointed.

    Once your order is on its way the shipment tracking info lets you know exactly where it is and when it will arrive.

    It is a pleasure dealing with such a passionate fellow fisherman and professional man.

  4. se khong
    se khong10-21-2015

    Hai,all angler.
    I,am from Jakarta,Indonesia.
    first i must say thanks a lots to mr,Totosan
    he is very helpfull man and send to me seafloor control jig that i was order from him.
    So quickly.

  5. VAGELIS CYPRUS
    VAGELIS CYPRUS03-02-2016

    HI FROM MY SMALL ISLAND CYPRUS LIMASSOL THANKS TO MR TOTOSAN FOR THE GRADE SITE VERY HELPFULL AND I MAKE MY ORDER NOW THANKS A LOT!!!!

  6. Dan
    Dan03-12-2016

    Totos,

    Thank you so much! This is my second order with you. I’m amazed at the time you take to teach me what I need, after you take the time to learn my conditions in Florida. You never push me to buy more than I need, and I can’t believe it arrives in 5 days. Your service and knowledge is second to none.

    Thank you

  7. Gerald Caruana
    Gerald Caruana04-16-2016

    Hello Tatos, Please can you give me a hint. I am willing to buy a
    Shimano Ocea Jigger 1501HG for slow pitch jigging, as a rod I have a Palm Metal witch MTGC-633SF,What do you think about this set up.Now I am confused about the handle of the reel. I am right handed, but when I use my shore jigging reels and spinning reels I can use very well the left handed reels.Shell I go for a left handle Ocea Jigger. What is your opinion?
    Thanks

    • Totos
      Totos04-17-2016

      Hi Gerald.
      A lot of anglers change to righthand reel when they start vertical jigging with overhead tackle. Just because some overhead jigging reels used to be only available for right hand. But these days, there are more reels available for both hands. So you don’t really have to change now and you still have a lot of options.
      Technical wise, there’s no need to be a particular hand since you don’t cast anything.

      For OJ1500 series, the normal handle is too short at 70cm. You can buy a 85cm handle arm for OJ2000 which fits OJ1500. JPY2800 + shipping and handling. Let me know if you need my help.

  8. William Koh
    William Koh09-03-2016

    Hi I am William, looking for some rod in Japan can you help.

    • Totos
      Totos09-18-2016

      Hi William.
      Sure. I’m sending you an email. Tell me what you need.

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