New Shimanos @ El Salto...

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Re: New Shimanos @ El Salto...

Post by fishin'vince » Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:14 pm

please tell me they will have left handed reels and swimbait specific rods in the new line-up...

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Re: New Shimanos @ El Salto...

Post by Shimano man » Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:43 pm

By Far the best read to date!
You Guys are sooo lucky!!!! El Salto, New 2008 Shimano gear and the Jimmy Houston Show all in one!!!! IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT!! By the way, I met Jimmy Houston at a B.A.S.S. workshop a few years ago and I must say he is a true gentleman and quite the charachter! I'm sure you had a blast with him.
Thanks for the update and for giving me some time to save up for some more new gear! Where to start? Spinning? Casting? OK bait monkey you twisted my arm Both!!!!
Best Regards,
Shimano Man!

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Re: New Shimanos @ El Salto...

Post by fatbasstard » Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:50 pm

WOW! Great article.

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Re: New Shimanos @ El Salto...

Post by iangler » Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:16 pm

GAMEOVER wrote:You still didnt give me the meaning of the hint on that buttcap.
In Japanese it's read "kaku" which means center or core ;)

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Re: New Shimanos @ El Salto...

Post by Oolie » Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:44 pm

i thought that photo was a hint of the new hook holder.
oops, i've said too much. ;)

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Re: New Shimanos @ El Salto...

Post by iangler » Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:02 pm

I haven't seen the new hook hanger/holder, but I wonder if it's something like what Grit Design has been using since this is a great idea >


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Re: New Shimanos @ El Salto...

Post by Oolie » Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:18 pm

it's alot better that the hook hanger would be behind the reel seat, that way the line can't hang on the hook hanger, it's an all too common problem.

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Re: New Shimanos @ El Salto...

Post by nfocus » Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:45 pm

JIP wrote:
DEAL! 400/2.8!!! :drool: That sure is a nice lens! What do you shoot with it? Wildlife? Sports?

That set up in the picture is a D200+MB200+70-200/2.8 VR. I also brought my D80 with various pro glass. Going to buy
a new body at the end of this year but not sure which one yet. We will
wait and see what Nikon has to offer, or maybe even the Fuji S6, S7?

JIP,

I use the 400/2.8 for wildlife and mostly sports. Some spot news as well (I'm a photojournalist). My current gear tally is:

D200 +MB200
D2H
D1H (old and beat up, used for remote camera work)
Sigma 8mm fisheye
AF-S Nikkor 12-24mm f4
AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f2.8
AF Nikkor 60mm f2.8 micro
AF Nikkor 85mm f1.4
AF-S Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8
AF Nikkor 300mm f4 (I sold my 300/2.8 recently)
AF-S NIkkor 400mm f2.8
Four (4) SB-600 speedlights + gels
SU-800 speedlight commander
Four (4) White Lightning Ultra 1800 monolights
Four (4) Pocket Wizard Multi-Max's
...and whatever else I can scrounge up!

I really think the D200 is the best bang-for-the-buck out there right now. I've used/owned just about every body Nikon has produced (digital or film) and much of the Canon line as well. Depending on how much cash you want to drop, Nikon has the D2Xs out and it's certainly on my want list. Anytime you want to talk shop on photo gear, drop me a PM.

If you ever find your way to Kentucky Lake, let me know, too. I can arrange a little field time with the lens at the Elk range.

I suppose I've rambled OT enough now. ;)

-D

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Re: New Shimanos @ El Salto...

Post by Cal » Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:50 pm

Nice gear nfocus... I think you need to take some photos of your photo gear and post it in the Show & Tell section ;)
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Re: New Shimanos @ El Salto...

Post by capt1fish » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:40 pm

nfocus wrote:
JIP,

I use the 400/2.8 for wildlife and mostly sports. Some spot news as well (I'm a photojournalist). My current gear tally is:

D200 +MB200
D2H
D1H (old and beat up, used for remote camera work)
Sigma 8mm fisheye
AF-S Nikkor 12-24mm f4
AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f2.8
AF Nikkor 60mm f2.8 micro
AF Nikkor 85mm f1.4
AF-S Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8
AF Nikkor 300mm f4 (I sold my 300/2.8 recently)
AF-S NIkkor 400mm f2.8
Four (4) SB-600 speedlights + gels
SU-800 speedlight commander
Four (4) White Lightning Ultra 1800 monolights
Four (4) Pocket Wizard Multi-Max's
...and whatever else I can scrounge up!

I really think the D200 is the best bang-for-the-buck out there right now. I've used/owned just about every body Nikon has produced (digital or film) and much of the Canon line as well. Depending on how much cash you want to drop, Nikon has the D2Xs out and it's certainly on my want list. Anytime you want to talk shop on photo gear, drop me a PM.

If you ever find your way to Kentucky Lake, let me know, too. I can arrange a little field time with the lens at the Elk range.

I suppose I've rambled OT enough now. ;)

-D
Drool....and I'm a Canon guy. Nice collection.

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Re: New Shimanos @ El Salto...

Post by E man » Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:00 am

Good read. Damn it, will it never end!? :evil22: Just when I thought I bought enough gear...

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Re: New Shimanos @ El Salto...

Post by SouthFLAngler » Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:48 am

Great job.

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Re: New Shimanos @ El Salto...

Post by raul » Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:00 am

iangler wrote:
GAMEOVER wrote:You still didnt give me the meaning of the hint on that buttcap.
In Japanese it's read "kaku" which means center or core ;)
How appropiate, it shure goes right to the core .... of your wallet. ;)

Ahhhh, fishing gear, can´t live with it can´t live without it .... the same danged never ending story all over again. :roll:

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Re: New Shimanos @ El Salto...

Post by Zander » Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:21 am

iangler wrote:
GAMEOVER wrote:You still didnt give me the meaning of the hint on that buttcap.
In Japanese it's read "kaku" which means center or core ;)
All I have to say is we have the most saavy tackle enthusiast readers out there! :D

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Re: New Shimanos @ El Salto...

Post by Bantam1 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:57 am

GAMEOVER wrote:
Cal wrote:
GAMEOVER wrote:Nice Bass Zander.. cant believe Cal wasnt there :shock:. or we just didnt see him?
I declined because I knew they wouldn't have the lefties ready yet ;)
Oh yeah forgot about Shimano and their "almost non-existent" lefty market. :x
The left handed reels make up a small portion of the entire reel market. Due to the costs of development, tooling and everything else that is associated with creating a new reel, the return simply cannot make it worth the investment on certain models. I am not saying that we (Shimano) are not just forgetting about you left handed anglers in any way.

The left handed market is growing so expect to see more coming in the future. For now the Curado 301DSV will just have to do ;)

I want to say that I had a great time fishing with Jack and talking about the history of TackleTour. We are working on adding a support forum on here once we all have to time to figure out the details. For now I will surf this site periodically and answer Shimano related questions. I will not be talking about any new product until I have been given the green light. I can say that the new reels and rods are phenomenal!!

I worked closely with Robby on the rods and I was glad to see smiles and hear nothing but good things about them at Salto. I hope you all are as pleased with them as the rest of us were. If you like the MH model then you can thank me later ;)

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