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Yeah, I read about it on TT.  Too boring...it's 2009!  It looks very uninspiring.  Even anodizing the spool black instead of gold would be a major improvement.  I know I'm being petty, but we are talking about a $300 fishing reel.  I'd pay the extra $50 for the Core without question.  

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I like the looks of it.

I'm sick of rods and reels that look like they were designed by drag queens.

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Yeah, I read about it on TT. Too boring...it's 2009! It looks very uninspiring. Even anodizing the spool black instead of gold would be a major improvement. I know I'm being petty, but we are talking about a $300 fishing reel. I'd pay the extra $50 for the Core without question.

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If I wanted a reel that looked like a Core,  I would buy the Core.  

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I like the looks of it.

I'm sick of rods and reels that look like they were designed by drag queens.

Not me.  I'd pick the Honda s2000 over the Honda Accord; I just like agressive looking things I guess.  

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I like the look of this years Chronarchs.  I'll probably buy the Chronarch 101B sometime next year.

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I don't care what anyone thinks...I think this reel looks pretty awesome. I've been waiting for Shimano to release a new reel that includes all of their newest technology in a full aluminum frame/side plate...and most importantly...DIDN'T HAVE ANY PLAY IN THE HANDLE!

That's what drove me nuts about the Curado E...the back play in the handle and the lack of bearings in the knobs. Retrieves didn't feel as smooth as my Revo STX and had tons of back play.

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It looks just like a Core but white. I like the look, but I'm still not going to spend that much on a reel anytime soon.

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I am with Natural here. I like my stuff to be flashy 8-) The white and gold isn't cutting it. We need some colors to our reels. Pretty cool Waltons Pond got a little advertisement. BTW, its a tackle shop in San Leandro, Ca. Never been there, but its my uncles local tackle shop. I support my locals over at Hook Line & Sinker.

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It does have a lot of back play and I actually returned it for a Revo STX. If you don't notice it or you deny that it's even there...I don't know what to tell you :/

Once again,  :;)

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I am with Natural here. I like my stuff to be flashy 8-) The white and gold isn't cutting it. We need some colors to our reels. Pretty cool Waltons Pond got a little advertisement. BTW, its a tackle shop in San Leandro, Ca. Never been there, but its my uncles local tackle shop. I support my locals over at Hook Line & Sinker.

Flashy may be a strong word;  I'd consider the Ito 103m 'flashy', but the red and black Core is mean.  Great looking reel.  I guess the old gold spool that has been standard for 30yrs is what makes me frown.  The new Citica looks awesome, and I guess the only difference is the black anodized spool and black handle/dragstar.  I'm only nitpicking because excellent performance is a given with a $300 reel.  

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The older Pearl Chronarch's were nice looking reels.  This appears similar in appearance.  Interesting that they offer a 7.. and 5.. gear ratio but nothing inbetween.  

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No left hand 5....  ;) I was hoping that the chronarch would have a 101D5, since the curado 200E5 is not out yet... I f it will ever be.

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I'm calling BS on Shimano now.

Another reel with no "regular speed" option....

Another reel built on an existing body type....

Another reel with mostly existing parts...

This is the Core's "citica" ;)

I hope it's as short lived and the CU and CI D's were. Hey Shimano- "D" stands for doomed! Build something as good as you took from the lineup.... >:) or your faithful following will be looking at Daiwa's 09' offerings. :-/

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Maybe I should have said "Thank you Shimano"  for protecting my discretionary income, since there is absolutely ZERO chance of me buying that.  I should have no trouble buying rod blanks this year!

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Already have 5 of the 50MG's... don't really need a 6th.  I was just hoping that there would be something original coming out...  you know like they used to do, when all the "new" reels were new?

Seems like lately they make a new reel then a number of models with a bearing or 2 less and call it new.  They don't need a "citica" for every decent reel.

It's just disappointing.

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I don't care what anyone thinks...I think this reel looks pretty awesome. I've been waiting for Shimano to release a new reel that includes all of their newest technology in a full aluminum frame/side plate...and most importantly...DIDN'T HAVE ANY PLAY IN THE HANDLE!

That's what drove me nuts about the Curado E...the back play in the handle and the lack of bearings in the knobs. Retrieves didn't feel as smooth as my Revo STX and had tons of back play.

The Curado E does have bearings in the handle knobs.

The Natural-

The reel was going to be black and white like a Storm Trooper from Star Wars. The sample looked...well not that great so it changed. I was excitied about the black and white until I saw it. The finished product looks much better.

Fletchero-

We have always used similar tooling and common parts. making everything different is just a pain. We already have a ton of parts and making space for 1000 more in not easy. Production is tougher, everything becomes more difficult. Using the same parts and similar tooling makes for easier production and quicker fill rates. I am not trying to make you guys buy the reel but I want you to understand why we do what we do.

Look at car companies. Toyota and Lexus for example use similar tooling for their chassis. Same parts, same engines, etc. GM is even worse for that. Generic Motors uses all the same stuff for all the vehicles. Its easier to produce and increases production.

The price increase...well you can thank the weak dollar compared to the Yen. I'm pretty sure this is why a competitor of ours is raising their prices too.  

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I know Keith, but for anyone else that is looking for a reel at this

pricing point, it's a no brainer. Otherwise I agree: Why offer a retread

at a higher price without pizazz? I'm thinking, buy the CH50MG on sale

or step up to the Core.

8-)

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I was excited to see that shimano has made an aluminum version of the Core until I saw the price.

I paid less than that for my core brand new.

Hopefully the auction sites will place the reel in the price range that it should be.

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