Fishing QuestionsCategory: Fishing Reel FAQWhere are Shimano Fishing reels made?
Malan W asked 1 month ago

6 Answers
David answered 1 month ago

Virtually all of Shimano Fishing’s premium fishing reels, as well as most of their baits, are made in Japan. But some of their reel production is made overseas, more specifically in Malaysia. All of these reels are popular all over the world, and you can buy them almost anywhere in the United States. Customer service is also very good, and you can also find replacement parts and repair shops. Shimano is definitely the leader in this field. This country is also known for extreme precision and accuracy, so naturally their reels are the best.

Carlos answered 1 month ago
Shimano Fishing is a Japanese company. The highest quality cars are made in Japan, as well as all the super models Shimano also do in their homeland. In the Asian market, too, there is a production of reels and rods, and the quality is excellent. Goods made in Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, China are worthy of our praise.

Alex – ProFisherman Staff answered 1 month ago
Shimano fishing reels are made in a variety of countries, including Malaysia, Japan, China, and Thailand. Each location has its own advantages in terms of production capabilities and cost. For example, Shimano’s Malaysian factory is known for its high-quality engineering and precision manufacturing, while the Japanese factory is known for its stringent quality control measures.

Bernard answered 1 month ago
Hi! This is a great question and one that we get asked a lot. For those of you who may not be familiar, Shimano is a Japanese company that specializes in the production of high-quality bicycles, fishing gear, and rowing equipment.

When it comes to their fishing reels, Shimano manufactures them in both Japan and Malaysia. The reason they have two different locations is that they wanted to be able to provide their products to anglers all over the world at a more affordable price point.

The Malaysian facility focuses on producing budget-friendly options while still maintaining the same quality that Shimano is known for. On the other hand, the Japanese factory produces top-of-the-line models that come with a higher price tag.

So, if you’re looking for a fishing reel that’s going to be both high-quality and affordable, we recommend checking out the options from Shimano’s Malaysian factory. However, if you’re willing to spend a bit more money, then the Japanese-made models are definitely worth considering.

Martin Staff answered 1 month ago
Shimano Fishing reels are manufactured in a number of countries around the globe, including Japan, Malaysia, and China. In addition to its conventional reel manufacturing facilities, Shimano also operates a Reel Design Center in Kagoshima, Japan.

This allows Shimano to maintain strict quality control standards while continually innovating new reel designs and technologies. All of these factors combine to make Shimano fishing reels some of the highest quality and most advanced reels on the market today.

Wilson answered 1 month ago
Shimano is a Japanese multinational Hunting, fishing, and sports equipment company. Shimano produces its fishing reels in a variety of factories across the globe, including locations in Japan, Malaysia, and Thailand. Malaysia is where the majority of their reels are produced.

When looking at Shimano’s website, most of their reel descriptions do not mention where the reel was made. The only hint as to where their reels are manufactured comes from reading the “additional information” section which says “Country Of Origin: Malaysia”. This would make sense as most reviews about Shimano’s manufacturing quality praise them for still having extensive operations in Japan where product quality control can be closely monitored.

Shimano does not seem to have any issues with where their fishing reels are manufactured as they continue to be one of the most popular brands among anglers. You can find Shimano fishing reels for sale all over the world and they come in a wide range of prices to fit any budget. Whether you’re looking for a cheap reel or the best of the best, Shimano has a fishing reel for you.