Unless you have been living under a rock these past two weeks (or out bass fishing).  It should be apparent that Shimano is making way for some new gear with the clearance of numerous rods reels in anticipation of new releases next month at ICAST 2011.  Perhaps whats most interesting is a possible revamp to the fairly new Curado E Platform.  Word on the street is that there will be a sharing of chassis design between a new Curado and Chronarch much like earlier generations of the two platforms.  Looks like its shaping up to be a great show between the big guys next month!

Below are two preview shots of a new 2012 black and white Shimano baitcast reel (possibly the latest Chronarch?) courtesy of Dave Mercer’s Facebook page.

Take advantage of the great deals on Shimano gear going now at my favorite online retailer Tackle Warehouse.  I know I’m still kicking myself for not grabbing a few more NIB Chronarch 50mgs when I had the chance.

G.C.

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