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Anyone with the new BPS catalog notice that the Curado is missing? New one is coming. Don't know for sure when, but I think in time for the BPS classic, late Feb.

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January 3, 2014

Dear Valued Customer,
Welcome to 2014 and the New Year. We look forward to working with you during the next several months on new, innovative, and exciting items we have prepared for the upcoming tackle season.
Please note, there is a change in one of our key product categories that we want you to be aware of. Effective January 1, 2014, all Curado G series reels will be available for promotional pricing and our MSRP policy will no longer be in effect. Again, this will take effect January 1, 2014.
This pricing will apply to all product you have in stock. There is no additional Curado G inventory available at this time for reorders.
Our sales team will be attending the majority of the upcoming dealer shows and making dealer calls the entire month of January. We look forward to seeing you personally and working with you on growing and understanding your business needs over the next 30 days.
As always, please contact Shimano directly or your regional sales representative at any time if we can provide any additional services or answers to your questions.

Sincerely,
Shimano Sales Team

 

 

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January 3, 2014

Dear Valued Customer,

Welcome to 2014 and the New Year. We look forward to working with you during the next several months on new, innovative, and exciting items we have prepared for the upcoming tackle season.

Please note, there is a change in one of our key product categories that we want you to be aware of. Effective January 1, 2014, all Curado G series reels will be available for promotional pricing and our MSRP policy will no longer be in effect. Again, this will take effect January 1, 2014.

This pricing will apply to all product you have in stock. There is no additional Curado G inventory available at this time for reorders.

Our sales team will be attending the majority of the upcoming dealer shows and making dealer calls the entire month of January. We look forward to seeing you personally and working with you on growing and understanding your business needs over the next 30 days.

As always, please contact Shimano directly or your regional sales representative at any time if we can provide any additional services or answers to your questions.

Sincerely,

Shimano Sales Team

 

 

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One Holland

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And there you go ~

 

Very Good.

 

A-Jay

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To me it would make sense to dc the chronarch e series and introduce a curado in it's place.

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To me it would make sense to dc the chronarch e series and introduce a curado in it's place.

If I am not mistaken there is a DC version of the Curado E, of course it is a Scorpion.  So it would be something easy for Shimano to do.

 

 

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Hope a 50 comes out and they don't jack the prices.

What would you like to see in a new 50 sized reel?   They have the Curado/Chronarch 50E and the Core 50, what would the new 50 series look like.

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The Shimano email hit TT yesterday and there has been quite a bit of discussion over there about the future of the Curado.  Might be some news forthcoming at ICAST or other shows...

 

Meanwhile, there might be some attractive clearance prices on the Curado Gs in the near future... ;)

 

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What would you like to see in a new 50 sized reel? They have the Curado/Chronarch 50E and the Core 50, what would the new 50 series look like.

The Curado 50 stopped at the E series. They sell used for what they retailed for or more unless youre lucky. I have Chronarch 50e's. I was just stating a curado base priced 50 would be great and would sell nicely being they're a popular size.

I'd like a different color than green. Maybe a graphite color like the Cores. I just don't have cash to by multiple Cores in 50 size and I think a ~$160 50 size would fly off the shelves.

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I have heard recently that there will be a Curado Rev-B built like the curado b, but revised. It will use a brand new frame, and new parts. Nothing will be re-used. It is supposed to be priced between 170-190 so that shimano can put quality parts into and whatnot. It will most likely have x-ship, and ci4+ sideplates are a possibility. Micro gearing is not very likely since that is a feature exclusive to the higher end reels. You may be able to swap the gears for the micro gears of the metanium or antares though. Expect to see a 50 size and 200 size. It will have an aluminum frame, graphite or ci4+ sideplates.  Shimano knows the screwed up by repainting the curado e and by downgrading the curado in the g series, so they are attempting to redeem the famous curado.

 

I think it will be a great reel since the tatula has basically taken over the ~$150 market recently, and Shimano realizes they better make a good reel to compete with daiwa. The curado b had a huge following since it was produced for so many years and was priced fairly. Hopefully this new curado rev-b will live up to the name.

 

I don't know if this is 100% true, but I heard this from another person who heard this from a rep.

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What would you like to see in a new 50 sized reel?   They have the Curado/Chronarch 50E and the Core 50, what would the new 50 series look like.

an 8.5:1 gear ratio or something around there.

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I agree, its the price more than anything that I'm looking for. Having a size 50 on a reel design like the Curado would allow me to buy several of them. It'd be cool if they could bring in a new color but as long as the performance and the price is there I'll be just fine.

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I agree, its the price more than anything that I'm looking for. Having a size 50 on a reel design like the Curado would allow me to buy several of them. It'd be cool if they could bring in a new color but as long as the performance and the price is there I'll be just fine.

There is a 50 sized reel on the market today that has great features already. It's not made by the big three, so it doesn't get talked about. Scott Martin uses these reels.

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Along with that would come the huge gear box like the gen 3 revo's.. No thanks.

You're so right, Shimano shouldn't even consider the possibility of a high speed 50 series reel.

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The Curado 50 stopped at the E series. They sell used for what they retailed for or more unless youre lucky. I have Chronarch 50e's. I was just stating a curado base priced 50 would be great and would sell nicely being they're a popular size.

I'd like a different color than green. Maybe a graphite color like the Cores. I just don't have cash to by multiple Cores in 50 size and I think a ~$160 50 size would fly off the shelves.

 

Well kind of, the Chronarch 50e is the Curado 50e.  I guess what I am asking is what would they take away from the Chronarch 50e to produce a lesser priced Curado 50g and would that reel still be attractive enough to interest anyone.  

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Well kind of, the Chronarch 50e is the Curado 50e. I guess what I am asking is what would they take away from the Chronarch 50e to produce a lesser priced Curado 50g and would that reel still be attractive enough to interest anyone.

Great point. Certainly don't want a downgrade of quality in components.

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 You can get a shimano 50 in 8.0 no huge gearbox.

Yep you sure can..  :)

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Shimano has had oversized gears(HEG) for awhile now.  I might pick up a Curado G5 for cranking.  It looks like a great platform for supertuning. And I cant wait to see what is replacing it!

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What about putting Chronarchs back to curado's (same price), and add a different size C14?

That is certainly a good option, but it kinda makes Shimano look bad because the justification for all of the current changes was the economy and they could no longer produce a reel with the quality of the Curado at its then current price.

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Not only that but we already see how reintroducing old reels as new again works for them. I think that's why they're changing it now, too many people cried foul. If they changed it back to the Curado again, some people would love it, but some of those same people, and also a whole lot of others would really be scratching their heads trying to figure out if they're getting what they want by buying it or just getting jerked around. What I'm trying to say is there would be too much questionable intent with it by then and would be a turn off to people. Doesn't matter how great a reel it is, there's a certain way you sell to the masses for profit and that's not it. Fishermen "in the know" would buy it and be glad to have it, but the average joe might not be impressed with a reel that once was, then was no more, then was again, when there's fresher technology available from other sources without all the questions.

If they did nothing else but just change it back to being the old Curado E, I guarantee you there'd be rumors everywhere about how they cheapened it and the old ones are better. Especially after saying the economy was the reason to kill it, which was bull because we know the Chronarch E is that same reel now.

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Meanwhile, there might be some attractive clearance prices on the Curado Gs in the near future... ;)

 

Yeah, I'm not picky and I'll take some clearance priced Curado G. :Victory:  If someone sees one, make sure to post up.

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