A FISHING APE 2508

NameA FISHING APE 2508Base reelExist 2508Weight6.9 OuncesMaterialMagnesiumBearing count11+1RBGear ratio4.8:1Maximum Drag15.4 PoundsHandle length RetrieveRight/LeftLine Retrive per Turn (IPT)28 InchesLine Capacity8lb – 150mYear Produced2010Quantity Produced MSRP75600 ¥Notes: A FISHING APE 2508 was a limited release collaboration reel between Daiwa and BAPE.  The reel was released only in a Pop-Up shop.  The reel came with a camo BAPE reel…

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Stella FE

In 2010 Shimano released the Stella FE. It featured X-Ship, S-ARB bearings (making the reel fine for saltwater use), a AR-C spool, one-piece bail, X Aero Wrap and a Super MG body. The 1000S, 1000PGS, C2000HGS, 2000 and C2500HGS had a Super MG (magnesium) rotor, while the rest of the…

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Stella FI

Released in 2014, the Stella FI was the flagship reel for Shimano that year. It featured Micro Module gears, G-Free Body, Hagane Body, Hagane gear, Core Protect, Super Stopper II, X Ship, S ARB bearings (making this reel fine for saltwater use), CF Aluminum Cold Forge Spool, Dyna-Balance, Fluidrive II,…

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I’ze Urushitakara Millionaire Scalped (Limited Edition)

NameI’ze Urushitakara Millionaire Scalped (Limited Edition)Base reelCV-Z 103Weight9.17 OuncesMaterialAluminum Frame, Aluminum SideplateBearing count10+1RBGear ratio5.8:1Maximum Drag8.8 PoundsHandle length80mmRetrieveRightBrake System Line Retrive per Turn (IPT)InchesLine Capacity3lb – 115mYear Produced2007Quantity Produced MSRP450000¥Notes: The Urushitakara Millionaire Scalped (漆宝ミリオネア皮剥) is an extremely limited 2007 reel for sea fishing.  It was released by I’ze factory along with a series of sea rods.  The reel…

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Casitas (USDM)

Released in 2016, the Casitas is a entry level baitcaster from Shimano for the US Market. It features SVS Infinity braking, and S3D stable spool design. It is available in both a 6.3:1 and a 7.2:1 (HG) retrieves. Reel NameGear RatioWeightBearing CountMaximum DragBrake SystemLine Retrive per Turn (IPT)Line CapacityHandle LengthMSRPCAS1506.3:16.7oz4+1RB12…

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Curado 200G

Shimano again refreshed the Curado lineup in 2011 bringing us the Curado G series.  The reels form is based on the Caenan.  The G series has a reduced weight from the E series, but also features less bearings.  The frame is aluminum while the sideplates are graphite.  The drag star…

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Curado 50E

2010 brought a new finesse orientated expansion to the Curado E lineup, the Curado 50E.  The reel features many of the same features as the larger 200E such as HEG, Dartanium Drag, and a Magnumlite Spool, while reducing the overall size and weight. Reel Name Gear Ratio Weight Bearing Count…

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Curado 300E

In 2009 Shimano “soft” refreshed the 300D into the 300E.  The reel remained the same other than the color schemes on the body, handle, and spool.  The reel again features “Curado Green” paint on the body.  The 300EJ is identical to the 300E while featuring a power handle with one…

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Curado 300D

The Curado 300D was released in 2006 as a heavy duty high capacity low profile reel.  A new innovation, Shimano took round reel power and capacity and put it in a more comfortable low profile body.  The reel features HEG and a Dartanium drag.  The left handed 301DSV model was…

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2013-2018 Complex BB

2013-2018 Features The 2013-2018 Complex BB was the evolution of the Complex series of reels designed for fishing bass.  It features Shimano’s Hagane Concept Body, X-Ship for improved gear durability, AR-C Spool, S A-RB, One-Piece Bail, Easy Maintenance, X-Aero Wrap, Power AL, and is Saltwater Safe.  The models all came…

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