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Saw two new JDM Shimanos on Japan Tackle tonight listed as new 2015 reels. One is the Metanium DC, the other is an Aldeberan in a 50 frame. The Aldeberan looks like a cross between a smaller Curado I and the Chronarch CI4+. Might hopefully mean some new USDM Shimanos being released soon?

http://www.japantackle.com/Shimano/shimano_casting.htm

Edit: sorry i just read the 2015 reels post and seems this news maybe already well known.

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They look good. I'm really excited about the 300/400 sized Comquests too.

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New Aldebaran weight at 4.7 oz You can see the svs adjustment dial and shallower spool. Frame might be made of CI4+, but the price suggests it may stay Magnesium.

2015-shimano-ALDEBARAN.jpg

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New Metanium DC is supposed to have a new IDC5. Excited to see what that is all about. May have knobs like the new Conquests.

shimano-15-Metanium-DC.jpg

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Yup, seems it advertises a ci4+ side plate..

Magnesium & Ci4+ that's a sweet reel right there!

If it's a Mag reel..

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Am I the only person feel those two reels look like ninja turtles?

 

Nah, I'm with you. I don't think I'm going to buy one.

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Am I the only person feel those two reels look like ninja turtles?

 

By dog, they do don't they. I don't want no dang turtle reel.

 

Hootie

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4.7 oz is impressive. However to be honest it would be difficult to balance on most rod especially for heavier applications.

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I'm in the market for another reel, looking for something that will pitch really well and was debating between another Chronarch CI4+, a Metanium, or a Core/Chronarch 50. Seeing the new Aldeberan and the disappearance of the Chronarchs/Cores from BPS site and catalog hoping there's some new options coming out at the classic. Would I be correct to assume the new Aldeberan is more finesse oriented then the Metanium?

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Definitely! It'll be a 50 series I believe so right off the bat I assume it'll be a shallower spool. I still don't think it'll be a true all out finesse reel as the Adlebaran BFS takes that role.

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Definitely! It'll be a 50 series I believe so right off the bat I assume it'll be a shallower spool. I still don't think it'll be a true all out finesse reel as the Adlebaran BFS takes that role.

That spool does look a lot shallower than the current Aldebaran

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That spool does look a lot shallower than the current Aldebaran

That's what I thought, and the listed line capacity is about 30yd less then a Chronarch 50.

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That's what I thought, and the listed line capacity is about 30yd less then a Chronarch 50.

They might shock us and release the BFS version alongside the regular version.

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New Aldebaran weight at 4.7 oz You can see the svs adjustment dial and shallower spool. Frame might be made of CI4+, but the price suggests it may stay Magnesium.

2015-shimano-ALDEBARAN.jpg

 

This is one of the ugliest reels from Shimano. That hood doesn't look right to me. My opinion might change when I see some better pictures though.

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The Aldebaran doesn't have a "shallow" spool persay, though capacity is limited due to the size. Capacity is: 10/100-12/80-14/70

Only 5 yards less than the Core 50.

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I'm hoping the 32mm Yumeya Spool fits in the new Aldebaran.

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The Aldebaran doesn't have a "shallow" spool persay, though capacity is limited due to the size. Capacity is: 10/100-12/80-14/70

Only 5 yards less than the Core 50.

You're right it's closer to the Chronarch/Core 50s then I stated. The 30 yd difference was a comparison to the Metanium.

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YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A NEW 50 SIZE LOW PRO!!!!!!!!!!! I bet they come out with a USDM version for Icast.

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YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A NEW 50 SIZE LOW PRO!!!!!!!!!!! I bet they come out with a USDM version for Icast.

Based on recent years, I'm assuming they just bring the Aldebaran here and raise the price, ie. Antares, Conquest, Metanium.

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Either way, I gotta wait until April for the Lefty.

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