Don't know what the thinking is behind it, all I know is what is. And that is that there is now a new reel offered by Shimano at the $119 price point that, if you think about it logically, and compare features, would be the reel that was meant to replace the Curado in the Shimano line. It's the Citica or whatever. Have you tried that reel? There is also the new Castaic reel. Supposed to be just like the old Curado SF at the $169 price point. Maybe that reel would be more to your liking. I have heard good things about these reels from friends and people here.Stumpgrinder said:Jtizzle,
If they didnt intend to replace the old one with the new one, why'd they call it a curado ? Apples and oranges at least have differing names.
As to my satisfaction with cheaper materials and components , come on over to my garage and see if you really think I'm afraid to unarse a small fortune for gear. lol
LOL...that's a funny way to say that one! Wait till GB reads it an snarfs....LOLStumpgrinder said:...unarse a small fortune for gear. lol
Actually, you are right.troy merrill said:My understanding (what I was told by FTU) was that the MG and Curado are identical on the inside. Frames are what is different. It is a noticeable weight differential, but the guts are identical (what I was told).
And you don't think shimano is smart enough to come up with a new mold? They did it for one reason and one reason only, and that is to make money.JANKEII said:I heard... The reason behind shimano changing their reels. The mold of the old frame was getting worn out. Shimano decided to make a new mold and beef up the reels.