2021 Shimano Reels

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Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

Post by Cal » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:11 am

For the US Market, confirmed are:

Conquest
Exsence Spinning
TwinPower XD (Saltwater)
Ultegra
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Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

Post by Cracker » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:12 am

2021 Antares DC looks very similar to 2016 model, very minor changes.

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Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

Post by Cal » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:25 am

Cracker wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:12 am
2021 Antares DC looks very similar to 2016 model, very minor changes.
Yeah different DC system, maybe line capacity... tough to buy in at that price tag. It's like the iPhone, have to skip a couple generations for any tangible benefits.
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Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

Post by goldrod » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:31 am

Cal wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:25 am
Cracker wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:12 am
2021 Antares DC looks very similar to 2016 model, very minor changes.
Yeah different DC system, maybe line capacity... tough to buy in at that price tag. It's like the iPhone, have to skip a couple generations for any tangible benefits.
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Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

Post by jprice92 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:37 am

Yeah I was hoping for an updated aldebaran or maybe a throwback color scheme just something different. Nothing intrigues me too much but maybe that’s a good thing for my wallet :lol:

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Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

Post by amso4 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:46 am

Looks like a new SLX BFS is on the horizon. Clicky drag and the same type of magnetic brakes thats on the Alde BFS.

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Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

Post by joekaz » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:51 am

goldrod wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:31 am
Cal wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:25 am
Cracker wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:12 am
2021 Antares DC looks very similar to 2016 model, very minor changes.
Yeah different DC system, maybe line capacity... tough to buy in at that price tag. It's like the iPhone, have to skip a couple generations for any tangible benefits.
Let’s not talk about iPhones
I’m still holding on my 8plus don’t see a need to pay 1K on a phone to answer calls when I’d rather be fishing 😂
I still use a flip phone.

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Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

Post by Cracker » Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:31 am

Cal wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:25 am
Cracker wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:12 am
2021 Antares DC looks very similar to 2016 model, very minor changes.
Yeah different DC system, maybe line capacity... tough to buy in at that price tag. It's like the iPhone, have to skip a couple generations for any tangible benefits.
Looks like the same 4x8 DC with 4 modes and 8 settings.
Weight is identical - 220g
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Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

Post by Real Pudd legend » Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:32 am

Was hoping for a Corsair dc

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Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

Post by Cal » Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:37 am

Cracker wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:31 am

Looks like the same 4x8 DC with 4 modes and 8 settings.
Weight is identical - 220g
The most recent generation Antares DC is equipped with i-DC5 ... the 4x8 is from a previous gen... Shimano may or may not have updated the settings but regardless, the price tag is growing increasingly difficult overlook.
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Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

Post by Gone Phishin » Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:00 pm

I am a bit surprised there isn't a new Metanium DC as opposed to the new Scorpion DC. If I'm not mistaken the current Metanium DC came out around two years or so prior to the previous iteration of the Scorpion DC, and Japan Tackle had the Metanium DCs for a screaming deal as well around the holidays.

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Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

Post by Cal » Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:03 pm

That’s what I wanted to see... either a Met or Bantam DC in that Core Solid frame... guess we have to wait for next year.
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Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

Post by Real Pudd legend » Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:15 pm

Cal,

Do you happen to know when these products will be available?

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Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

Post by Gone Phishin » Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:26 pm

Cal wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:03 pm
That’s what I wanted to see... either a Met or Bantam DC in that Core Solid frame... guess we have to wait for next year.
A Bantam DC...dude, that would be my new designated nighttime jackhammer reel. Seriously, just take my money on that one Shimano. Lol.

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Re: 2021 Shimano Reels

Post by Cal » Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:51 pm

Gone Phishin wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:26 pm
A Bantam DC...dude, that would be my new designated nighttime jackhammer reel. Seriously, just take my money on that one Shimano. Lol.
Right? seems like a no brainer.
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