Japan Fishing Show 2020 Predictions

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Japan Fishing Show 2020 Predictions

Post by bwjay » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:51 am

Japan Fishing Show 2020 is coming up on Jan 17, 2020, and should yield some cool new toys I think... does anyone have any predictions about rods, reels, or any other tackle that they expect to see at the show? I have read/heard that it's likely Shimano will put out a new Stradic Ci4+ which would be cool, but I'd love to see an updated Metanium MGL with brass gears and an even sleeker build, though there might be other things they could update like bearings that I am just unaware of.

What do you wanna see?

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Re: Japan Fishing Show 2020 Predictions

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:25 am

Id like to see the Steez A get brass gears. Dont care what they end up calling it. Have a 90mm handle on it too.

The Steez CT with aluminum frame and brass gears to cut costs down.

For Shimano, an Aldebaran with 8.5 gears would be sweet. Could do like Daiwa did with the US Steez SV 8.1 and offer the high gear ratio with brass gears instead of aluminum. I got a Stile 100XG and it is PERFECT for Texas Rigs. Pitches nice, palms amazing and has an 8.0 gears as well.

As always, new BFS reels is what I am most looking forward to.
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Post by Cristo » Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:36 pm

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Re: Japan Fishing Show 2020 Predictions

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:01 pm

Shimano CI4+ 2019 please be pearl white :big grin:

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Re: Japan Fishing Show 2020 Predictions

Post by Slazmo » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:52 pm

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:01 pm
Shimano CI4+ 2019 please be pearl white :big grin:
It's not the Stradic Ci4(+) lineage to be white. That was the FL and it remained silver... Here's to 2025, and and here's hoping its white again, and not just any white the FJ white.

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Re: Japan Fishing Show 2020 Predictions

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:55 pm

Slazmo wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:52 pm
BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:01 pm
Shimano CI4+ 2019 please be pearl white :big grin:
It's not the Stradic Ci4(+) lineage to be white. That was the FL and it remained silver... Here's to 2025, and and here's hoping its white again, and not just any white the FJ white.
I know, I'm just sick of all the red, and a White Stradic CI4 would be sick...

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Re: Japan Fishing Show 2020 Predictions

Post by Slazmo » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:44 am

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:55 pm
Slazmo wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:52 pm
BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:01 pm
Shimano CI4+ 2019 please be pearl white :big grin:
It's not the Stradic Ci4(+) lineage to be white. That was the FL and it remained silver... Here's to 2025, and and here's hoping its white again, and not just any white the FJ white.
I know, I'm just sick of all the red, and a White Stradic CI4 would be sick...
Get it repainted... But properly...

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Re: Japan Fishing Show 2020 Predictions

Post by basser100 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:01 am

New Metanium reel,new DC 4x8 reel maybe the new Metanium is the new DC 4x8 reel :big grin:
Maybe new DC reels that you can connect your smart phone or PC to and upload custom DC profiles.
That way we could create custom DC profiles and share them with each other.

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Re: Japan Fishing Show 2020 Predictions

Post by a1712 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:28 am

Curado/Scorpion 70 with Micro Module gearing and a MGL spool. Brian.
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Re: Japan Fishing Show 2020 Predictions

Post by mark poulson » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:02 pm

basser100 wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:01 am
New Metanium reel,new DC 4x8 reel maybe the new Metanium is the new DC 4x8 reel :big grin:
Maybe new DC reels that you can connect your smart phone or PC to and upload custom DC profiles.
That way we could create custom DC profiles and share them with each other.
Why not add voice controlled casting while you're at it? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Japan Fishing Show 2020 Predictions

Post by goldrod » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:49 pm

Slazmo wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:44 am
BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:55 pm
Slazmo wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:52 pm
BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:01 pm
Shimano CI4+ 2019 please be pearl white :big grin:
It's not the Stradic Ci4(+) lineage to be white. That was the FL and it remained silver... Here's to 2025, and and here's hoping its white again, and not just any white the FJ white.
I know, I'm just sick of all the red, and a White Stradic CI4 would be sick...
Get it repainted... But properly...
Nobody is painting!! At least for reasonable prices. Not looking for cheap labor but not looking to buy a Honda reel and get the Bentley price tag for a Ford paint job. ( no offense to those who drive ford )
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Re: Japan Fishing Show 2020 Predictions

Post by mark poulson » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:53 pm

goldrod wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:49 pm
Slazmo wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:44 am
BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:55 pm
Slazmo wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:52 pm
BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:01 pm
Shimano CI4+ 2019 please be pearl white :big grin:
It's not the Stradic Ci4(+) lineage to be white. That was the FL and it remained silver... Here's to 2025, and and here's hoping its white again, and not just any white the FJ white.
I know, I'm just sick of all the red, and a White Stradic CI4 would be sick...
Get it repainted... But properly...
Nobody is painting!! At least for reasonable prices. Not looking for cheap labor but not looking to buy a Honda reel and get the Bentley price tag for a Ford paint job. ( no offense to those who drive ford )
I think, if you consider the time it takes to completely tear down the reel, clean it thoroughly, mask it off, prime it, finish paint it, and then cure it, you'll see it's a very time consuming process.
Plus they have to remove the masking, reassemble the reel, and lube it.
If there are any defects, they have to repeat the entire painting process.
I would allow a man day if I had to guess at the labor, which is at least $300, plus materials and overhead.
No company would get that kind of money for repainting reels, and there are very few private individuals I can recall who would have done it for less.
Even if you strip it down and reassemble it yourself, and only send in the parts that need to be painted, it's still a very time consuming and costly process.
There used to be people here who repainted their own reels, but I haven't seen any examples recently.

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Re: Japan Fishing Show 2020 Predictions

Post by mark poulson » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:05 pm

Here is a link to a forum page which shows reels that were painted by members: http://www.tackleunderground.com/commun ... s-n-reels/

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Re: Japan Fishing Show 2020 Predictions

Post by dennis_rf » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:20 am

I heard Shimano won’t restock on the aldebaran bfs here in Germany, that might indicate sth...

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Re: Japan Fishing Show 2020 Predictions

Post by bwjay » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:56 am

Oooh, I just had a thought. What if Shimano released a new Metanium MGL with brass gears, but dark gunmetal instead of silver?? Could be reeeeeally hot, if it looks like a cross between the Met MGL and Bantam with the color of the SLX XT.

Ooooh, with a drag clicker!!

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