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I like the Curado better in black

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I think its actually a color that changes. It should have that classic burgandy color from what I have been told. Who knows Shimano Japan is sneaky and they do things behind our back all the time  >:D

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Who knows Shimano Japan is sneaky and they do things behind our back all the time >:D

With no disrespect meant to you, your boss and the marketing guys...  the North America business should ask for their (Japanese) input more often.  

They've had a few things that it seems "all" of us would have really liked.

I'll wait for Icast though...  just don't let me down (I'm already stashing cash in a separate account)   :)

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We actually spec our reels first many times. Then they change things after the reel has been designed for us. Of course they do it without asking us or letting us know what they did until we see it in the catalog or on the internet. Many times their reels are not better or worse, just appearance and a few bearings added to those tiny handles  ;D

If I could only tell you guys more about certain things. I think more of you would understand why things are the way they are.

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I think its actually a color that changes. It should have that classic burgandy color from what I have been told. Who knows Shimano Japan is sneaky and they do things behind our back all the time >:D

This how the Scorpion 1000 looks at Japantackle:

Scorpion1000.jpg

This is how it really looks:

picScorp03.jpg

The old mean green fishing machine also has that chameleon finish, depending upon the angle of the light it looks green or it looks brownish/purpleish.

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I prefer the black as well.  The black spool is pretty cool.

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I had a few Scorpion 1000's, and the burgundy was decent, but black would have been better.  Japan Tackle's picture of the Scorpion that looks black isn't a closeup, and I guess it kind of makes sense that from a distance it could look black.  However, that pic of the new Scorpion XT is a closeup....and any available light should show the burgundy transition.  If it is burgundy....it baffles me that it didn't show up in the pic.  The scorpion, like the green curado, was a huge seller and it would make sense that it would be burgundy again.....but a man can dream.  I guess we'll have to wait.  

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The 200E looks black from one perspective, greenish/gold from another, brown/green from another.

The paint on the reel is amazing.

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The 200E looks black from one perspective, greenish/gold from another, brown/green from another.

The paint on the reel is amazing.

i was gunna say when i took mine out of the box the first thing that came to my mind is "this thing is black". after moving to the basement did i notice the reel is green.

as long as it does what i want it can be hot pink in color.

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Definitely a sharp reel but I'm sure the price tag is too

Actually; the Scorpion has been the same price as the Curado for as long as I can remember.  This is a common perception though...many think because its a japanese reel that it is expensive.  It may be $20 more or so than the Curado just due to the dollar being low right now compared to the Japanese Yen.  The Japanese Curado (Scorpion) is what started the JDM reel craze many years ago; it was the same price (roughly) as the Curado B, yet offered a significantly lighter titanium ported spool, adjustable centrifugal brakes, and an aluminum spool tension knob.  Essentially more for your money.  The short handle was the only drawback, but it didn't bother most.

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The 200E looks black from one perspective, greenish/gold from another, brown/green from another.

The paint on the reel is amazing.

i was gunna say when i took mine out of the box the first thing that came to my mind is "this thing is black". after moving to the basement did i notice the reel is green.

as long as it does what i want it can be hot pink in color.

I wouldn't mind if all my reels were pink.  I look gooooood in pink, it really brings out the blue in my eyes.  

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I like the Curado in green better. I gotta get one just because it would match my truck! Now the Revo SX looks sexy in black. Something about those sharp edges. 8-)

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I like the Curado in green better. I gotta get one just because it would match my truck! Now the Revo SX looks sexy in black. Something about those sharp edges. 8-)

I'm painting a couple of my TD-Z's metallic black.  A black reel just looks mean on a rod IMO.

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Nope, green is king.

Nope floogers rule.

                  -gk

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Yeah, I agree a black reel looks BA, but I like the curado more in green. They need to make a reel with a black body and some anodized colored parts. Now that would be sick!

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Geez, and I still think the US curados still have small handles...I wonder how small the jdm ones are...

The old Scorpion handles were 70mm I think.  Very short.  Most don't seem to care, but they bothered me a little.  

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I just saw high quality pictures of the new Scorpion and its not black. Its a dark burgandy/maroon that shifts color like the Curado E. Sorry to spoil everyone's wishes.

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I just saw high quality pictures of the new Scorpion and its not black. Its a dark burgandy/maroon that shifts color like the Curado E. Sorry to spoil everyone's wishes.

Dam.  It makes sense though.  Shimano USA painted the Curado green again hoping to achieve Curado B sales.  The Shimano Scorpion was the best selling Japanese Shimano, and I guess they didn't want to mess with success.  

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