Probably would buy an updated 70 either way though, just nice to have that extra support. I had a friend who switched solely to Daiwa for primarily used rods, so for some reason he switched his old Chronarch Ci4+ to an A-Rig rod with 20lb fluoro. The extra driveshaft bearing made no difference there though and that reel held up great. That doesn't mean I don't still prefer the lay out of my Chronarch MGL though, again it is just a nice feature to know you have to help the gears (hopefully micro's on a new 70) and further support the anti reverse while minimizing wobbling and back play in the handle...
Seems that the aluminum micro module gears are affected the worst. My Chronarch MGL is very fluid and feels great. This all being said though, I feel my Steez A is hands down the most smooth reel I own. Hard to think Daiwa adding brass or changing to Hyper Mesh gears would improve the Steez A or SV TW. Now I have read a few reviews of the Curado 70 gears getting rough, none on the Curado K though; so maybe adding brass micros there would be an improvement...Kurt L wrote:I have wish list item... How about Micro Module Gears that are actually smooth I have two different Steez and they are liquid smooth without the buzzing feeling of my micro module reels when under load. My Tats are even smoother than my Mets. and MGL!
Something to take the spot once held by the Cumulus would be pretty sweet.russ57 wrote:Maybe a new rod series/ The expride has been a home run so it wouldn't be surprising for them to add a new higher end rod.
If this is legitimate, I wonder why they bumped the capacity of the spool up to what seems to be a 200 size given that the 12 Antares has a 100 sized spool.Loafer wrote:http://tzlure.com/2019-shimano-antares- ... 96%B0.html
Antares MGL 19, Calcutta Conquest DC 19. Hmmmmm... Interesting.
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With these sharp angles Its look like mix of Met, Bantam and AbuGarcia 4Gen reel, don't you think?SSS wrote:The Antares looks slick. Never been a fan of them because they're too heavy n bulky, but this one looks nice. Now if they can make this thing sub 6.5oz and not sit as high on the reel seat, i'll be interested.
Reminds me of a car. An expensive one.Loafer wrote:With these sharp angles Its look like mix of Met, Bantam and AbuGarcia 4Gen reel, don't you think?SSS wrote:The Antares looks slick. Never been a fan of them because they're too heavy n bulky, but this one looks nice. Now if they can make this thing sub 6.5oz and not sit as high on the reel seat, i'll be interested.