Shimano ICAST 2018

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Shimano ICAST 2018

Post by DirtyD64 » Wed May 02, 2018 12:11 am

Found this video on youtube. Guy mentions using some new stuff coming, I didn't see or notice anything new, but I know Bantam mentioned some other new models coming.

Anyone have a clue whether they will be casting or spinning??? Or the price ranges? I just would rather wait if a Curado MGL is coming or maybe a compact Curado 70 style. Just hopeful thinking, here is the link:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RJrehkbyfI

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Re: Shimano ICAST 2018

Post by STEEZMAN2 » Wed May 02, 2018 6:15 am

Looked like in one of the last TW videos with Luke Clausen he had what looked like a metainium with a black hood...

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Post by STEEZMAN2 » Wed May 02, 2018 6:16 am

It was on the deck towards the end of the video.

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Re: Shimano ICAST 2018

Post by spookybaits » Wed May 02, 2018 7:13 am

STEEZMAN2 wrote:Looked like in one of the last TW videos with Luke Clausen he had what looked like a metainium with a black hood...
This video? https://youtu.be/YZEz0TLt_lg

You can definitely see a white reel with black hood on his deck.

What I'm wondering is what reel is that he's using? Close up at 5:35- he's showing all the gear he's using, but when it comes to that reel he doesn't say the name, just says "a.. I believe a 6.4 ratio reel". Camera comes into sharp focus at 5:42, looks like it's a grey reel with a darker grey/black hood?

This reel. Can see it much better in the video. Kinda looks like a Core 100 style body.
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Re: Shimano ICAST 2018

Post by spookybaits » Wed May 02, 2018 7:28 am

In this video is possibly that new met.
https://youtu.be/z6_linuoHdc

Here's that silver reel with the black hood? At end of video there's a better shot, looks more silver/white.
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Re: Shimano ICAST 2018

Post by johnD » Wed May 02, 2018 7:59 am

one of them looks like the new citica , if I'm reading the blurred out pic right...

looks like it's missing that crappy thumb bar that's on the curado k , hope so..

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Re: Shimano ICAST 2018

Post by DirtyD64 » Wed May 02, 2018 8:25 am

spookybaits wrote:In this video is possibly that new met.
https://youtu.be/z6_linuoHdc

Here's that silver reel with the black hood? At end of video there's a better shot, looks more silver/white.
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That furthest one to the left in this picture almost looks like a Steez SV (non TW)...

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Re: Shimano ICAST 2018

Post by DirtyD64 » Wed May 02, 2018 8:26 am

johnD wrote:one of them looks like the new citica , if I'm reading the blurred out pic right...

looks like it's missing that crappy thumb bar that's on the curado k , hope so..

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This just looks like a Citica 200G series... Must work well for pro's to keep them around that long...

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Re: Shimano ICAST 2018

Post by LgMouthGambler » Wed May 02, 2018 8:45 am

Looks like its just a 13Metanium, Metanium MGL, and the other pic a Citica G. So, whats soo special?
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Post by DirtyD64 » Wed May 02, 2018 9:04 am

LgMouthGambler wrote:Looks like its just a 13Metanium, Metanium MGL, and the other pic a Citica G. So, whats soo special?
My original post was from another video where some guys fishing said they might have to blur out some parts of the video because some new Shimano reels might be seen, some that weren't coming out until later this year. All I really want is just a clue of what is coming to keep my mind busy.

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Re: Shimano ICAST 2018

Post by johnD » Wed May 02, 2018 9:09 am

LgMouthGambler wrote:Looks like its just a 13Metanium, Metanium MGL, and the other pic a Citica G. So, whats soo special?
you're right. that is a old citica , I had forgot about that one. didn't it have a plastic spool tension knob ?

one would think there should be a new citica sometime soon , since they ditched the curado i platform.

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Re: Shimano ICAST 2018

Post by spookybaits » Wed May 02, 2018 1:17 pm

LgMouthGambler wrote:Looks like its just a 13Metanium, Metanium MGL, and the other pic a Citica G. So, whats soo special?
And what's that dark grey/black 2 tone reel he's holding in the photo with a blue shirt? Body shaped like a core but in the video you can clearly see the top/hood is darker

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Re: Shimano ICAST 2018

Post by JBcrankaddict » Wed May 02, 2018 1:28 pm

Old Exsence DC?

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Post by LgMouthGambler » Wed May 02, 2018 1:29 pm

spookybaits wrote:
LgMouthGambler wrote:Looks like its just a 13Metanium, Metanium MGL, and the other pic a Citica G. So, whats soo special?
And what's that dark grey/black 2 tone reel he's holding in the photo with a blue shirt? Body shaped like a core but in the video you can clearly see the top/hood is darker
From what Ive heard, I think they are supposed to bring a new "Core" to the line.
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Re: Shimano ICAST 2018

Post by spookybaits » Wed May 02, 2018 4:54 pm

JBcrankaddict wrote:Old Exsence DC?
Looks like it but in the video he says it's a 6.4 gear ratio, and there's no dc whine.

From what Ive heard, I think they are supposed to bring a new "Core" to the line
That would definitely fit the bill

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