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Until the last year I've generally stayed away from online ordering.  Call me old fashioned, or just plain old but I like to feel and hold something before I buy it.  All that went out the window with the first US market digital reel.  It's the first time I've ever pre ordered something without review or feedback but the bait monkey turned into full on King Kong.

 

My question is for those who've also pre ordered is: When do you expect to receive yours?  I ordered mine from American Legacy who I've purchased a few rods last year and know they are a respected retailer.  Their ETA is a broad 'August' description.  I've heard from other sources that they will ship out after Icast, which is technically now.  Have any of you that ordered from Tackle Warehouse or other dealers received any shipment notifications?

 

Now I understand the general consensus will be to email ALF and ask them, but I wanted feedback from others as well.  I don't understand as this is no where near the most expensive reel I own yet I'm literally losing sleep over it.

 

Thanks.

 

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I was told late August for first preorders. Those release dates are usually later than what they tell potential buyers. I suspect mine will come around November if I had to guess.

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Late fall but I’m thinking the wait can be till December? 

  Extremely frustrating situation!!!!!

 

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The August time frame is what was given to them by Shimano. It is subject to change, and probably will. Left hand reels are going to ship roughly a month after right hand. Last I heard it will be Oct/Nov for lefties.  

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Living outside Chicago if I pre-ordered a reel and got it during the beginning of winter I would go insane!  LOL

 

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2 hours ago, rippin-lips said:

The August time frame is what was given to them by Shimano. It is subject to change, and probably will. Left hand reels are going to ship roughly a month after right hand. Last I heard it will be Oct/Nov for lefties.  

Just in time for me to start plugging my Christmas gift idea to my wife.:reindeer:

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3 hours ago, rippin-lips said:

The August time frame is what was given to them by Shimano. It is subject to change, and probably will. Left hand reels are going to ship roughly a month after right hand. Last I heard it will be Oct/Nov for lefties.  

Did you pull the trigger on one just wondering I presumed you were all diawa megabass reel guy for some reason.

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Really depends on how well Shimano forecasted the demand. 

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I don’t think they forecasted a demand like the k,  I thought the diawa 100 was gonna win icast to be completely honest and the results of icast make a huge difference in swaying buyers.

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1 hour ago, Burros said:

Did you pull the trigger on one just wondering I presumed you were all diawa megabass reel guy for some reason.

I actually did pre order one. I was too intrigued not to. I’ve tried Shimano in the past and they didn’t do it for me. I know I won’t get stuck with this reel if I decide I don’t like it. I do prefer Daiwa but hopefully this reel is the one to change my mind haha. 

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4 hours ago, Dens228 said:

Living outside Chicago if I pre-ordered a reel and got it during the beginning of winter I would go insane!  LOL

 

 

I know how you feel.  The bite in my area slows after Oct so I'm hoping they ship a bit sooner.  I go to FL for a bit in the winter so I'll just have to wait until then I guess.

 

I was once told years ago to not ask a question if you don't expect to like the answer and so far....

 

On the bright side the money is spent so it will be like finding cash you forgot about when they do arrive.

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8 hours ago, rippin-lips said:

I actually did pre order one. I was too intrigued not to. I’ve tried Shimano in the past and they didn’t do it for me. I know I won’t get stuck with this reel if I decide I don’t like it. I do prefer Daiwa but hopefully this reel is the one to change my mind haha. 

I wasn't impressed with the Antares DC after using it. Sold it. Lol 

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1 hour ago, chubaka said:

I wasn't impressed with the Antares DC after using it. Sold it. Lol 

I have a friend who will buy it from me. I’m hoping I like it but I think I found my place with Daiwa. Even if it performs well, my mind will say “it’s not a Daiwa” Maybe I shouldn’t of bought that expride for it already lol. 

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On 7/20/2018 at 9:00 AM, chubaka said:

I wasn't impressed with the Antares DC after using it. Sold it. Lol 

 

Do you mind expanding a bit on that?  I'm kind of curious if you thought it wasn't worth the high price? or just the whole DC control?  I've been using bait casters for a while and don't backlash very often, plus I find the current braking systems on the Met and Chronarch MGL's are nearly the best I've ever used as far as ease of setup and performance.  On calm days using anything over 3/8 oz I don't thumb much anyway.  I just want that sound before my hearing goes completely.

 

I've messed around with a friend's old met DC and was indifferent other than the sound, the action otherwise was not on par with the newer versions.  What grabbed me about the Curado is I was already considering the K but figured for the extra few bucks might as well get the DC. 

 

On 7/20/2018 at 10:09 AM, rippin-lips said:

I have a friend who will buy it from me. I’m hoping I like it but I think I found my place with Daiwa. Even if it performs well, my mind will say “it’s not a Daiwa” Maybe I shouldn’t of bought that expride for it already lol. 

  

I hope you like it just to see how you trick that baby out.

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The local store I work and shop at (very dangerous for an angler) has quoted September in terms of preorders. Wouldn’t be surprised if Shimano is running behind on production of the Curado DC either. 

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I'm not losing sleep over it but yeah, the wait for this one is tougher than usual. I've never tried a DC reel so the curiosity is really what has me excited.

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Tackle Warehouse recently updated the date to August 4th for current preorders. 

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On 7/24/2018 at 10:08 AM, TBAG said:

I'm not losing sleep over it 

 Good for you, I haven’t slept since icast :)

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On 7/24/2018 at 2:07 AM, puddlepuncher said:

 I hope you like it just to see how you trick that baby out.

Nothing really planned for it. I have an Avail 90mm handle on the way for it and I’m mounting it on a 7’2 mh Expride. Might swap out the drag star down the road but I plan on it being an all purpose bank beater combo. We shall see though once it arrives. It might be so great that it finds itself in my top 4 that I use most often. 

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11 hours ago, Bermise said:

Tackle Warehouse recently updated the date to August 4th for current preorders. 

This will probably be for the first round of right handers. But who knows ?

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5 hours ago, Burros said:

This will probably be for the first round of right handers. But who knows ?

 

I heard the same thing, righties first.  TW has all models listed as Aug 4 so I'm hoping the lefties are the same time.

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2 hours ago, puddlepuncher said:

 

I heard the same thing, righties first.  TW has all models listed as Aug 4 so I'm hoping the lefties are the same time.

Left handed reels are usually a month or so behind the RH reels unfortunately. But you never know. 

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Last year I preordered a Curado K on the 4th of July sale and didn’t get it till mid November if I’m not mistaken 🤔 but the k was a little more affordable so I think maybe less ppl ordered 🤔 or I hope the demand might not be as high? 🤔

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I emailed Shimano directly about this, roughly a week ago 7/18.

They told me "The DC’s are going to be trickling out to retailers over the next few weeks as they roll off the assembly line."

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