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Shimano Core casting rods?

Postby Slazmo » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:35 pm

Hi everyone,

Just picked up a Shimano Core casting rod today, 3-5kg & 6'3" in a 1 piece guise with its custom rod tube etc here in Australia - pics on my Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BfCashHg7Sr/

Problem is that their isn't one skerric of information about them, any mention to ownership online or forum or existence in any market or in google image's?

Beautifully matches to my Core 100Mg but does anyone know anything about said rod?

Thanks in advance [-o<

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Re: Shimano Core casting rods?

Postby Sore Thumb » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:10 am

Have had the same combo quite a while. Lovely setup. See if i can find the original catalogue, but Im pretty sure they are just a blinged TCurve. Least that is what I was told at the time. Never sold well and were discounted almost from day one.
Found 2009 Shimano Australia catalogue. Not much help tho. Fuji components (custom core fittings) but thats about all. In hand i cant really tell the difference between Core, TCurve or TCurve Flight.

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Re: Shimano Core casting rods?

Postby Fishing4Fun » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:03 am

I want to see more pics! That looks snazzy though!

I had my Core 50 on a 6'10 Cumulus and a Gen 1 Cumara 7'2 Med. It is now on a custom build but the Core rod series sounds intriguing!

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Re: Shimano Core casting rods?

Postby Sore Thumb » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:01 pm

At around this time Ian Miller was using, in his words, "a GL3 like material", so potentially the blank is of this nature.

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Re: Shimano Core casting rods?

Postby Slazmo » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:17 pm

Sore Thumb wrote:At around this time Ian Miller was using, in his words, "a GL3 like material", so potentially the blank is of this nature.


Blank has 'Biofibre' and when you look that up and the "technical" speil its yeh a little hard to believe.

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Re: Shimano Core casting rods?

Postby Slazmo » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:05 am

Fishing4Fun wrote:I want to see more pics! That looks snazzy though!


Shoot me a message with an email and I'll shoot through some pics of the rod.

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Re: Shimano Core casting rods?

Postby Fishing4Fun » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:09 am

Slazmo wrote:
Fishing4Fun wrote:I want to see more pics! That looks snazzy though!


Shoot me a message with an email and I'll shoot through some pics of the rod.


Thanks! PM sent with email address

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Re: Shimano Core casting rods?

Postby spoonplugger1 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:19 am

The Core technology has been used and explained in detail in it's use in the high end G Loomis fly rods, coming to the bass and other rods soon I bet. Bring a XL wallet. Nothing really new here that I see, the aviation industry has used this for many years, not surprising our grahites come from the aviation industry.


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