OK guys today is the day for the new product intro. There is a lot so I will talk about all of them and post highlight pics. If you have any questions about anything and want to see a picture then ask and I will show you.
This is a BIG year as far as product introductions go. We have new spinning, baitcasting and conventional reels. We also some some great new gear! Not to mention new rods! I'll start out with the reels for everyones eye candy...
OK so Tackle Tour let the cat out of the bag a little earlier than they were supposed to with this one. The CORE reels are no doubt the coolest new reel to hit the water. I personally have taken a liking to this reel and I am sure that most of you will like this lightweight gem.
We have 2 versions of this reel. This is the standard model shown above. It features a 6.2:1 gear ratio, Magnesium frame and sideplates, sealed ARB bearings (5), HEG gearing, Magnumlite Lo-Mass spool (Cool red anodizing), forged aluminum handle, aluminum drag star and it casts like a dream!! It weighs in a 6.1 ounces and yes this reel is approved for use in salt water!!!
We also have a flipping version that shares the same features as listed above with the addition of a 7:1 gear ratio and an Instagage thumb bar/flipping switch. The FV version weighs a little more due to the heavier brass 7:1 gears. It weighs 6.7 ounces. The standard CORE has an MSRP of $349.99 and the COREFV will retail for $379.99
We also have 4 new spinning reels in the line up this year. We have changed the Stradic, Sustain and Stella and introduced a new model the Saros. All of these reels feature the one piece bait wire that was introduced on the Stella FB. These reels also feature our new Paladin gear durability enhancement. We did extensive testing to find a way to make the gears more durable and retian the "Out of the box" feel that we are famous for. The end result is a much better and stronger gear design. We were able to make a more compact body design with the new gears due to increased strength and durability. Now you can have a lighter package than ever before.
We also looked at spinning reels in general and the problems associated with the design of them. Wind knots, line twist and other line mangement problems are common with spinning reels. Our engineers went to work and developed a few new features. The Propulsion line management system is born. This consists of a new spool design, new bail wire, S-Arm bail arm (From the Stella series of reels), and a new bail trip design (No more hard to close bail no matter what posistion the trip is at
) and our Power Roller 2 line roller design. The spool will probably be the most significant design change that you will take note of. It allows the line to flow off the spool much easier and greatly improves casting distance.
You can see the obvious difference between the spools. Look at the lip of the spool. This is why we are able to improve casting distance and improve the line twist problems associated with spinning reels. When used in conjunction with all the other features I listed line twists are virtually a thing of the past.
We have changed the oscillation system again to our Aerowrap 2 design (Except Saros). This uses a 2 speed oscillation to improve the line stacking on the spool. This prevents the line digging into itself. It will reduce friction and improve casting distance. This system has been tuned for optimum performance with the Propulsion spool design.
Here is the new Stella FD
The new Sustain FE
The new Stradic MGFB
The new Stradic FI
And the new Saros
There are a lot of specs that go with these reels. I'm sure everyone is more concerned with the prices so here they are:
Stella FD (1000,2500,3000,4000) $599.99-699.99
Sustain FE (1000,2500,3000,4000,5000,6000,8000) $249.99-299.99
Stradic MGFB (1000,2500,3000) $229.99 (Salt water approved)
Stradic FI (1000,2500,3000,4000,5000,6000,8000) $149.99-199.99
Saros (1000,2500,3000,4000) $129.99
Please direct questions about these and I will answer as we go. There is so much tech info that it would take me all day to type it all.