Where are the shimanos?

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Re: Where are the shimanos?

Postby Fishing4Fun » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:44 pm

JBcrankaddict wrote:Picked up this little gem off EBay last week. Listed as used, but saw absolutely zero evidence of any use. It is in mint condition, and not even a spec of grass/dirt on it anywhere. Spool was included for a great price, but won’t be able to use it. Added the 102mm handle off a Stile and the high speed brass gears, and it’s a smooth little beast now. Also including a pic of the first fish caught on it, great way to start it off.

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Looks good! 8-)

What are these brass gears you are referring to? :-k

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Re: Where are the shimanos?

Postby JBcrankaddict » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:18 am

Fishing4Fun wrote:
JBcrankaddict wrote:Picked up this little gem off EBay last week. Listed as used, but saw absolutely zero evidence of any use. It is in mint condition, and not even a spec of grass/dirt on it anywhere. Spool was included for a great price, but won’t be able to use it. Added the 102mm handle off a Stile and the high speed brass gears, and it’s a smooth little beast now. Also including a pic of the first fish caught on it, great way to start it off.


Looks good! 8-)

What are these brass gears you are referring to? :-k


Definitely reminds me why I miss my Core 50’s! The brass gears are the 7.7:1 set from the Brenious. Japan Tackle sells it as a kit with drag washer for main gear.

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Re: Where are the shimanos?

Postby Fishing4Fun » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:17 pm

Thanks JB! Are the 7:7.1 the only “brass” set for this platform?

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Re: Where are the shimanos?

Postby JBcrankaddict » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:04 am

Fishing4Fun wrote:Thanks JB! Are the 7:7.1 the only “brass” set for this platform?

The set from the Curado 50e (6.4:1=26ipt) fits as well. Great cranking ratio, little slow for most other things. KTF also made a 7.9:1 ratio brass set, but have no idea if they are still available anywhere.

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Re: Where are the shimanos?

Postby Fishing4Fun » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:10 am

JBcrankaddict wrote:
Fishing4Fun wrote:Thanks JB! Are the 7:7.1 the only “brass” set for this platform?

The set from the Curado 50e (6.4:1=26ipt) fits as well. Great cranking ratio, little slow for most other things. KTF also made a 7.9:1 ratio brass set, but have no idea if they are still available anywhere.


Thanks JB. I may grab another 50e gear set sometime. I did pick up some 7:1 sets for some of them. Not sure what material they are made or but so far so good after a few years of use!

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Re: Where are the shimanos?

Postby LgMouthGambler » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:53 am

Fishing4Fun wrote:
JBcrankaddict wrote:
Fishing4Fun wrote:Thanks JB! Are the 7:7.1 the only “brass” set for this platform?

The set from the Curado 50e (6.4:1=26ipt) fits as well. Great cranking ratio, little slow for most other things. KTF also made a 7.9:1 ratio brass set, but have no idea if they are still available anywhere.


Thanks JB. I may grab another 50e gear set sometime. I did pick up some 7:1 sets for some of them. Not sure what material they are made or but so far so good after a few years of use!


7.0 ratios are aluminum, as well as the 5s (both from 09Aldebaran MG), the 6.4 is brass, as well as the 7.7s.
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Re: Where are the shimanos?

Postby JBcrankaddict » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:01 am

^^^ Correct. And I should say I’ve never had an issue in freshwater with any of the aluminum gear sets, I only swap out for saltwater use and more speed. Definitely prefer brass though.

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Re: Where are the shimanos?

Postby Fishing4Fun » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:30 am

Thanks for the info gents! 8-)

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Re: Where are the shimanos?

Postby MTBF » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:39 am

Didn't plan to obtain a Aldebaran MGL this summer but I'm glad I got one now! Love the tweaked paint job and MGL treatment. Spooled up some 8lb Mono for play sake and was casting more than half the spool off 100' casts across the street no problem :lol: I've used Aldebaran for 10lb Fluoro and the thinner Shooter Armilo 15lb Mono and it always took a bit of force to get the distance. Seems the wrist is all I need to flick a 5/16-1/2oz lure a mile...on the street here anyway. On the water testing will be the later this month sometime jerk baiting smallmouth.

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Got to love Shimano's lineup. Winter is going to be expensive :shock: 8-)

Tightlines guys,

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Re: Where are the shimanos?

Postby cndbasshunter » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:12 am

awesome...

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Re: Where are the shimanos?

Postby JBcrankaddict » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:13 pm

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Modified Stile SS. This thing bombs some 1/4oz baits, shallower spool than Curado 50e and finesse braking system works great. Pulled some nice redfish off those docks on this evening.

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Re: Where are the shimanos?

Postby Cristo » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:11 pm

That's a pretty sick photo all the way around very nice very nice =D>
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Re: Where are the shimanos?

Postby JBcrankaddict » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:27 am

Cristo wrote:That's a pretty sick photo all the way around very nice very nice =D>

Thanks, that was the backside of TS Gordon and it was lighting up the sky that evening. Some great fishing around those storms!

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Re: Where are the shimanos?

Postby radu_andrei » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:39 pm

MTBF wrote:Didn't plan to obtain a Aldebaran MGL this summer but I'm glad I got one now! Love the tweaked paint job and MGL treatment. Spooled up some 8lb Mono for play sake and was casting more than half the spool off 100' casts across the street no problem :lol: I've used Aldebaran for 10lb Fluoro and the thinner Shooter Armilo 15lb Mono and it always took a bit of force to get the distance. Seems the wrist is all I need to flick a 5/16-1/2oz lure a mile...on the street here anyway. On the water testing will be the later this month sometime jerk baiting smallmouth.

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Got to love Shimano's lineup. Winter is going to be expensive :shock: 8-)

Tightlines guys,

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Re: Where are the shimanos?

Postby cndbasshunter » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:30 am

8-)

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