Shimano Symetre

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Shimano Symetre

Postby Ghost » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:43 am

Why is the Symetre out of the spinning reel line up? They were great reels. Will that line make a come back someday?

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Re: Shimano Symetre

Postby Slazmo » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:53 am

Depending on what model your referring to also. The Saros over here which was one up on the Symetre at one stage but shared 90% of parts and design was a great reel - then stuffed around by shimano and now dropped all together...

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Re: Shimano Symetre

Postby Bantam1 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:15 am

The Nasci took the place of Symetre. In the global line the Nasci was the same model as Symetre. They decided to drop the Symetre name and go with Nasci.

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Re: Shimano Symetre

Postby Ghost » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:28 pm

Symetre sounds much better...

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Re: Shimano Symetre

Postby Bantam1 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:40 am

Ultegra was the global equivalent of Saros and replaced the Saros last year. Since everything has gone global there will be name changes on products. Like Core to Aldebaran, Core to Metanium, Calais to Antares for example.

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Re: Shimano Symetre

Postby Slazmo » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:12 pm

Seems to he a fad where iconic brand names are dropped for others - lone behold a good number of years later...

"Look who's back" - seen this a few times so far in a few brands.

Some markets need to have iconic brand names held to keep lineages going, Core and Aldarbaren to me yeh understanding their similarity but name and looks are far off - should keep market centric brands rather than just one global marketing scheme.

Here in Aus were now just getting 'JDM' reels in our AUDM cattle dog, its a mix of locally known reels and a peppering of new unknown reels that more than anything confuse people on their next purchase.

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Re: Shimano Symetre

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:20 pm

I have the newest version of the Symetre, its a okay reel.

I had a FI back in the day and it way way better then the newer version IMO.

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Re: Shimano Symetre

Postby Bantam1 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:24 am

The reason is to streamline production. When you are using the same tooling to make similar models for several markets, it becomes challenging. Spare parts support, different production lines, etc. The decision was made to create global products. The naming went to which market had the strongest sales for the models. Yes there are some exceptions like Scorpion and Curado.

It is not a marketing gimmick to drop names and bring them back. I guess you can argue that with Bantam, but that name and reel series has been gone for a while now.


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