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Digital reels????????????

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everyone see the new Shimano reels with little circut boards in them???

...digital reels???

Have we gone a little overboard here?

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I'm guessing you are talking about the Calcutta TE DC.  Those have been out for 2-3 years now.  I have a regular Calcutta TE and although I have never tried one with the chip, I've heard that they aren't worth the huge price difference.

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Not really they have been out for some time now.....

The Calcutta TE DC and the Calais DC...

For the angler with more money than a good casting technique....

Tight Lines!!!!

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 Granted, I'm an old stick-in-the-mud and probably tech. challenged too but that's not only gone overboard you've gone down the second time :o...

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Not really they have been out for some time now.....

The Calcutta TE DC and the Calais DC...

For the angler with more money than a good casting technique....

Tight Lines!!!!

And still, I haven 't found a single baitcaster I can 't backlash thoroughly.  ;D

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Don't knock them till you try them. I have a TE200DC and it is amazing. Will cast a feather into the wind. JMHE

Ronnie

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Don't knock them till you try them. I have a TE200DC and it is amazing. Will cast a feather into the wind. JMHE

Ronnie

X2.. IMHO, if Clacutta were a tad lighter then they would be the BEST reel out there. PERIOD.    I actually bought my DC by accident, but I have several regular Calcuttas and they are  workhorses of any fresh water reel I've ever used.

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That reel (from the link above) looks sweet! I did the conversion, and it will cost about 512 USD. Isn't that less than the Calais DC? If so that would be nice. I'm thinking about saving up for one, might take a while! Too bad that only the right hand model can reserved... I did notice that there is on less ball bearing in the reel, but that doesn't make too much of difference does it? Sure would be fun to play with! ;D

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Yes, but is it better than the Calais DC? I don't want to save up for something that has a superior to it that costs less! If it does turn out to be, i might be getting that sooner than i had originally thought!   :o

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Don't knock them till you try them. I have a TE200DC and it is amazing. Will cast a feather into the wind. JMHE

Ronnie

Ronnie,

Not knocking them... :o

I had two of the 200TEDC's come in and I told the guy he would have to send them straight to Shimano.

When Shimano first released the DC's, I contacted them to find out how we were supposed to handle the training on them. I could have gone back to the coast for it or just have the owners send them out there.

I chose the later.. :(

Will cast a feather into the wind.
I think you mean allow the proper rod to cast the feather into the wind.... :)

Tight Lines!!!

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Although I don't have the digital version... I do love Calcutta's. I use the 100's and I have one 50. Awesome reels! I think some of you guys need to man up and quit whining about a couple of ounces or so!  ;D Seriously, some people want to use a feather for a reel. I think weight has a little to do with strength. You're looking at a solid metal reel vs plastic/graphite, ETC...  :o I guess I'm just old fashioned (grew up using the old round Abu's) so don't attack me too hard, guys. :'(

Look at this beauty!

Conquest-100-A3.jpg

:)

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I think the quality of these reels gets lost in the hype and debate about computer chips and overpriced technology. The fact of the matter is, I have fished with some of the nicest reels out there and when you hold a TE DC in your hands, you can throw away the computer control and you still have one of the most amazing reels you have ever seen. The fit, finish, balance, materials, smoothness of the mechanics, attention to detail and finally, casting it is like driving a Ferrari. The computer controlled braking (which works amazingly) is only a part of a complete package of performance that is hard to match. JMHO

Ronnie

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Does anyone else think we have gone whacko over our tackle? I mean silicon chip reels, rods for cranks, rods for surface, rods for frogs and on and on!

Don't get me wrong I usually have 5 rods on the deck as many in the rod box and more at home so the monkey has bitten me more than a few times but goodness! Some of those just getting into fishing must think it takes a ton of stuff to catch fish or compete in local T's. :o

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