B.A.S.S.: What are ideal conditions to use this?
Shimizu: Cold water in winter time. It suspends.
B.A.S.S.: How did you know the design was perfect?
Shimizu: I caught bunch of big mamas in cold winter in Japan when I was filming my TV show!
B.A.S.S.: How did you manage to make the markings say your name? Do Japanese anglers notice since it’s in English? (it's mirrored in this image)
Shimizu: I explained that lure is just a lure, so I wanted to play with it.
I am sure they can read, but I tried to make it not easy to read.
B.A.S.S.: What is the best retrieve for his bait?
Shimizu: Rip then pause, that’s the best.