Shimano reel names

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Re: Shimano reel names

Post by timinmo » Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:04 am

As bad as "Vanford" might be how many times has you heard someone refer to the CI 4 as the C 14. So I am alright with the name change even tho I think it is a dumb name.

I know this is about Shimano names so I won't mention another brand whose reel are all a bunch of numbers and letters with somewhere in the name the term 'Speed Spool'.

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Re: Shimano reel names

Post by xiongb15 » Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:12 am

Once upon a time, "Riley" was a goofy name too.

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Re: Shimano reel names

Post by Cal » Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:14 am

I call this thread, the pandemic effect :lol:
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Re: Shimano reel names

Post by JBcrankaddict » Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:10 am

Cal wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:14 am
I call this thread, the pandemic effect :lol:
:lol: Think you are right. It’s definitely not only happening on TT

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Re: Shimano reel names

Post by tywithay » Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:41 am

I wish they'd do away with the F generation names for the Vanford. Shimano Vanford the Third would sound great in 2027.

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Re: Shimano reel names

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:11 pm

I don't mind the names but Vanford is my least favorite.

I do love Stella, Vanquish, Exsence, Metanium, Antares...

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Re: Shimano reel names

Post by mrpao » Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:00 pm

Well, apparently nobody likes the name Vanford.
What should shimano have named this new reel?

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Re: Shimano reel names

Post by Slazmo » Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:20 pm

Isn't that why companies employ test groups for their products before releasing, to make sure their products don't bomb?

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Re: Shimano reel names

Post by kevkim » Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:56 pm

Perhaps it’s the af”ford”able version of the vanquish.. hence vanford? 😁

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Re: Shimano reel names

Post by Gone Phishin » Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:51 pm

tywithay wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:41 am
I wish they'd do away with the F generation names for the Vanford. Shimano Vanford the Third would sound great in 2027.
:lol: =D> :lol:

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Re: Shimano reel names

Post by bwjay » Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:12 pm

Maybe they figured the fishing crowd would be very polarized about such a "classy" or "snooty" name and thought it'd be a good marketing opportunity. Based on the forum threads I've seen here and elsewhere I'd say it was a smart decision!

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Re: Shimano reel names

Post by mrpao » Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:01 pm

The name does have everyone talking.
Love it or hate it, everyone is still talking about it.
Isn't that the best form of advertising?

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Re: Shimano reel names

Post by arrowslinger1 » Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:17 pm

Literally this is the worst name ever assigned to a shimano reel. I seriously doubt I’ll buy one. Mainly because I have the fl stradics and don’t need one. But honestly I think I would actually pass on this reel because of the name.

Guy in other boat: “Hey, what ya fishing with over there?”
Me: A vanford....

How embarrassing :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Shimano reel names

Post by lifeofRiley » Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:48 pm

JBcrankaddict wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:47 am
I knew there were picky people on here, but wow. Won’t buy a reel because of the name??? Seriously? While I agree that Vanford is a weird name, definitely wouldn’t keep me from buying a reel. Even a name as bad as Tatulion
I know, and I hate to be that guy! Usually I'm shaking my head while reading posts on this site by the tackle nerds. I just want a reel that works. I might even buy a vanford. But man, just a terrible terrible, dorky worthless name.

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Re: Shimano reel names

Post by DaisyZillion » Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:41 am

I knew Aldabaran and Antares were astronomical bodies but then I googled Metanium😂😂, agreed changing from Stradic to Vanford is big mistake, Vanford sounds like a brand of comfortable slippers😬. Daiwa’s Tatula variants are out of control, I don’t know who has taken over these companies in the last 5 to 10 years but they need to move on! Tatulas new and exciting got old and boring real quick due to overuse of the brand I reckon.

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