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Thanks for the link.  Of those...my interest is in the Conquest... :thumbsup:

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If they make the new curado or scorpion in a 51/1001 size I'll probably pick one up.  That conquest looks nice too, probably out of my budget for a while though.

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The Chronarch CI4+ isn't new, just a rerelease of the US Chronarch CI4+ overseas.

Just new for the JDM

 

If they make the new curado or scorpion in a 51/1001 size I'll probably pick one up.  That conquest looks nice too, probably out of my budget for a while though.

The new conquest will have yumeya parts apparently, and since it has the new compact design, the 100 size will probably be close to the old conquest 50 design. Add a yumeya aftermarket shallow spool, and you have a conquest 100s that is the size of the old 50s.

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Just new for the JDM

 

The new conquest will have yumeya parts apparently, and since it has the new compact design, the 100 size will probably be close to the old conquest 50 design. Add a yumeya aftermarket shallow spool, and you have a conquest 100s that is the size of the old 50s.

The Scorpion and the Chronarch CI4+ show a Yumeya symbol as well. Hoping they'll be producing aftermarket parts for those reels in the future.

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Just new for the JDM

 

The new conquest will have yumeya parts apparently, and since it has the new compact design, the 100 size will probably be close to the old conquest 50 design. Add a yumeya aftermarket shallow spool, and you have a conquest 100s that is the size of the old 50s.

 

Unfortunately - the Conquest is taking a page from the Calcutta D's book. While the diameter of the palming side of the reel is reduced as compared to the old model (100 size diameter now similar to the 50)... the reel foot is no longer as deeply recessed due to the larger diameter spool.  So, the new 100 will still have a higher effective palming height than the old 50.  The reel foot position  was reported on TT in their review of the Calcutta D and is also illustrated in the photo of the 200-size Conquest at the above linked web page.

 

Until they come out with a "50" size 2014 Conquest (if they ever do) there is just no replacement for the sweet "palming experience" of the current 50-size Calcuttas and Conquests. 

 

Let's see what the future holds - maybe they'll come out with a 50. In the meantime, I'll have to try the 100 size "on for size"... :lol:

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Makes you wonder if the new conquest is coming here this year..

 

I had the same thought.

 

JDM Antares and Met are now sold here. No high-level Calcutta available here (other than DC models). CTE-GTs discontinued quite a while ago.  Seems like there might be some pent-up demand for a high-end round reel here in the USA.

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I had the same thought.

 

JDM Antares and Met are now sold here. No high-level Calcutta available here (other than DC models). CTE-GTs discontinued quite a while ago.  Seems like there might be some pent-up demand for a high-end round reel here in the USA.

The Calcutta D is nearly $400, the DC is $529, pretty decent progression in price ranges. I can't see the need for another $450, or $500 Calcutta.

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I had the same thought.

 

JDM Antares and Met are now sold here. No high-level Calcutta available here (other than DC models). CTE-GTs discontinued quite a while ago.  Seems like there might be some pent-up demand for a high-end round reel here in the USA.

Bantam1 said there would be several new releases at the bassmaster, maybe this is one of them? If so I'd expect about a $500 price tag.

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Will be staying focused on the Conquest as well.....thanks for the link.

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Unfortunately - the Conquest is taking a page from the Calcutta D's book. While the diameter of the palming side of the reel is reduced as compared to the old model (100 size diameter now similar to the 50)... the reel foot is no longer as deeply recessed due to the larger diameter spool.  So, the 100 will still have a higher effective palming height than the 50.  The reel foot position  was reported on TT in their review of the Calcutta D and is also illustrated in the photo of the 200-size Conquest at the above linked web page.

 

Until they come out with a "50" size 2014 Conquest (if they ever do) there is just no replacement for the sweet "palming experience" of the current 50-size Calcuttas and Conquests. 

 

Let's see what the future holds - maybe they'll come out with a 50. In the meantime, I'll have to try the 100 size "on for size"... :lol:

The new Conquest has a much lower capacity than the JDM Calcutta 100. It may have the reel foot more recessed.

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The Calcutta D is nearly $400, the DC is $529, pretty decent progression in price ranges. I can't see the need for another $450, or $500 Calcutta.

 

Duh - of course you're right about the D - I mentioned it but then didn't even think of it as a high-end reel in the line-up.

 

The new Conquest has a much lower capacity than the JDM Calcutta 100. It may have the reel foot more recessed.

 

If the 100 is the same design as the 200...the foot isn't recessed:

 

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Bantam1 said there would be several new releases at the bassmaster, maybe this is one of them? If so I'd expect about a $500 price tag.

 

I'm hoping. Otherwise, Rakuten or some other JDM vendor will be getting some of my business...:lol:

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The new releases at the classic show will probably be just the mystery citica/chronarch reel people are talking about on TT that is in the one picture on tackletour's facebook page, and the curado I. It's a great time to be a shimano fan with all these new releases.

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