Shimano Fireblood

Got my hands on the 2008 Shimano Catalogue today and noticed the new Fireblood spinning reels. Look pretty nice with their dark grey body and red trim. I think I will need to get my hands on a 4000 for a 20lb plastics outfit for after the barra season.

Any idea on prices and when they'll be available in tackle shops?


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fireblood

Wed, 2007-09-26 20:40

prices will be around the $500ish mark i would imagine! not as much as a stella! i just got one of the new 2007/2008 stella FD's...what a reel!
fireblood look like a nice reel hey..

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sam

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yeah mate they do and so do

Wed, 2007-09-26 20:41

yeah mate they do and so do the rods, I think it will be perfect for plastic work around the islands off Dampier.

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There was a write up about

Wed, 2007-09-26 20:44

There was a write up about the firebloods in a magazine a month or two ago.  May have been WANGLER.

They gave it a good write up and much of the technology and parts in the stella is used in the fireblood.  Looks like a nice reel!

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Between

Wed, 2007-09-26 20:45

As far as I know the fireblood is priced between the Stella and Aspire.
Heard they were going to be $600 ish.

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the new catalog certainly

Wed, 2007-09-26 21:15

the new catalog certainly has some nice new toys in it perfect time for the christmas stocking
 
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How about the new trinidad

Thu, 2007-09-27 06:25

How about the new trinidad DC!!!!!!! Now thats a reel with some interest!
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Trinidad dc

Thu, 2007-09-27 13:19

Yeah they look pretty sweet, but what happens if you get a bit of saltwater on the digital control circuit and it starts corroding?

IMO looks like more of a gimic than useful technology.  Nothing wrong with centrifugal braking systems on reels.

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My mate who runs a tackle

Thu, 2007-09-27 13:27

My mate who runs a tackle shop is sponsored by shimano for his comps and he said you can cast 10gms with them a mile! You cant do that with a conventional brake. Trust me ive tried!lol. hahaha Apparently there 100% water proof Dean and any problems they swap it asap, its also been trialed for 12 months (the same reel) in all conditions and no dramas so far........HOWEVER i still cant see where the extra $$$$$ comes from though. I wont be getting one thats for sure.

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Yeah I suppose that they

Thu, 2007-09-27 13:37

Yeah I suppose that they would be trial and tested.

But I have had problems getting $150 reels fixed because they broke no fault of my own, and have had to pay myself for repairs.  I would think that some stores would be reluctant to repariing/replacing the damaged/broken reel.
(Not directing this at shimano)
I bought a reel and the W.A rep for that reel had a look at it and said that the damage of the reel was a result from miss use and refused to fix it.  (3 month old reel) with a 5yr warranty.  And I would hate for that to happen with a expensive reel.  And to me a reel with electronics has more chance for something to go wrong.

Just my oppinion

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Dean

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Yeah see where your coming

Thu, 2007-09-27 14:07

Yeah see where your coming from mate.

Keep it tight, reeeeeeel tight!