Shimano Antares manufacture year?

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Shimano Antares manufacture year?

Post by new2BC4bass » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:27 pm

Just purchased a used Antares off ebay at a great price. Ratio 6.2:1. What year would this be? I only saw 5.6"1 and 7.4:1 ratios listed on the reviews I read. Thanks.

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Re: Shimano Antares manufacture year?

Post by hoohoorjoo » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:45 pm

Best identifier would be a pic of the reel.
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Re: Shimano Antares manufacture year?

Post by Slazmo » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:49 pm

Would have to be pre 2006 era if its got the 5.#:1 ratios...

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Re: Shimano Antares manufacture year?

Post by JBcrankaddict » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:47 pm

2012 Antares had a 5.6:1 and 7.4:1 ratio. Scorpion Antares had a 6.2:1 ratio, released sometime around 1997

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Re: Shimano Antares manufacture year?

Post by new2BC4bass » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:45 am

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:45 pm
Best identifier would be a pic of the reel.
Coming from Japan. Estimated delivery is Nov. 6. Looks like a chrome finish. Will have to see if I can still find a link for it. Will have to be from my laptop because work has instituted an encrypted search, and I couldn't even find my company's phone number using it....much less anything of value to me. :( I imagine it was because one person ruined it for the rest of us. That is typically how it works.
My email is the same as my old pp address, pretty sure you still have that one. ;)

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Re: Shimano Antares manufacture year?

Post by Slazmo » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:05 pm

What colour was the spool?

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Re: Shimano Antares manufacture year?

Post by JBcrankaddict » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:32 pm

JapanTackle is always a good source to look up specs of older JDM reels.

https://japantackle.com/shimano-antares.html

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Re: Shimano Antares manufacture year?

Post by new2BC4bass » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:59 pm

Slazmo wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:05 pm
What colour was the spool?
Unfortunately I didn't pay attention. Basically looked the pictures over for scratches, dings, etc. Apparently the ad has been removed.

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Re: Shimano Antares manufacture year?

Post by igl00jx » Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:27 pm

2012 based on those listed ratios

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Re: Shimano Antares manufacture year?

Post by new2BC4bass » Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:48 pm

igl00jx wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:27 pm
2012 based on those listed ratios
According to this review http://www.tackletour.com/reviewshimantares.html the ratios in 2012 were 5.6 & 7.4. The reel I purchased is supposed to be 6.2

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Re: Shimano Antares manufacture year?

Post by JBcrankaddict » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:13 pm

](*,) ](*,) Hmm, I guess I am speaking a foreign language :lol:

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Re: Shimano Antares manufacture year?

Post by new2BC4bass » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:06 am

JBcrankaddict wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:13 pm
](*,) ](*,) Hmm, I guess I am speaking a foreign language :lol:
Japanese? :lol: Soooo...as I thought....this is an older model. Pre 2012. It should have the MG spool. How would I tell for sure?

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Re: Shimano Antares manufacture year?

Post by LgMouthGambler » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:01 am

Mid 90s (97 I believe). I have the same reel on my display case. The correct name is Scorpion Antares.

Here is a thread I did on mine.

https://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishi ... c=135760.0
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Re: Shimano Antares manufacture year?

Post by JBcrankaddict » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:26 am

new2BC4bass wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:06 am
JBcrankaddict wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:13 pm
](*,) ](*,) Hmm, I guess I am speaking a foreign language :lol:
Japanese? :lol: Soooo...as I thought....this is an older model. Pre 2012. It should have the MG spool. How would I tell for sure?
I speak 4 languages, unfortunately Japanese isn’t one of them, that would come in handy these days :lol: As long as it isn’t the V2(saltwater model) it should have the Mg spool.

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Re: Shimano Antares manufacture year?

Post by new2BC4bass » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:38 am

LgMouthGambler wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:01 am
Mid 90s (97 I believe). I have the same reel on my display case. The correct name is Scorpion Antares.

Here is a thread I did on mine.

https://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishi ... c=135760.0
Wow! Thanks Matt. You just reinforced why I send my reels to a professional. :lol:

I imagine as old as this reel is that I will probably send it out first thing for cleaning and making sure internals are up to snuff. Interested in another project?

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