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mrfish1991

Oh Shimano why do you do this to me?

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Recently I was shopping for a new reel at my local GM. I was browsing the reel rack when I noticed something that I wasnt very fond of. All of the new Shimano reels for this year come in either the 1000 or 2500 size. The 1000 is a little too small for my tastes and the 2500 is to big for my personal fishing style and the rods I have.

Does anyone know why they didnt produce any reels in the 1500 size this year? The 1500 was the perfect size for me and I miss it (as bad as that sounds)

does anyone else agree with me?

BTW...I went with the Solstace in the 1000 size, it should get the job done

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I feel your pain, it seems like a large gap in size beetween the two. Oh well, I went with the stradic 2500! Now we wait till may!

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disappointing, to say the least.

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I agree it doesn't make much sense. We now have less options and the raised prices. Should have purchased a few more when they were on sale last fall i guess.

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Just One more reason why I look at other reels before Shimano.

Lots of reels just as good for less many out there in my opinion.

Yes I have many Shimano reels but they are all purchased on sale or traded for.

I do really like the new Shimano's but I dont like the price increases and the lack of sizes available.

Look at Okuma, phuegler and Mitchel. All have some very nice reels at good pricing.

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thanks Northlander i might have to do that. All my rods are paired up with a reel right now and i believe all of them are shimanos (just bought ANOTHER one today in the 1000 size)...i should be done with new reels for now but I will keep that in mind for next time.

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Try the letter after D-Bay if you know which model you want. I have seen tons of shimanos on there. Just make sure the seller has a ton of feedbacks and a good % of positives.

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I love the 1500 and 2000 series Shimanos, guess I'll have to look on da bay for them now.

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Shimano makes the Sahara in a 1500 size.

Not this year.

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Originally Posted By: Black_Bay
Shimano makes the Sahara in a 1500 size.

Not this year.

Opps it was the Symetre RJ that comes in a 1500. They say the Sahara does but when you open the specification tab there isn't one.

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