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Shimano Scorpion 1000


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Doug isn't that the "Japan reel"? The reel that is tough to get in the U.S.? If so, everything I've read about them is that they are screamin fast reels. They are much free'er than the curado's. The reason that I've been told is that in Japan an 1/8 ounce weight is extremely heavy to them. They think 6-8 pound test is like 20-25 pound test to us. So that real is made like an ultralight.

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Doug isn't that the "Japan reel"? The reel that is tough to get in the U.S.? If so, everything I've read about them is that they are screamin fast reels. They are much free'er than the curado's. The reason that I've been told is that in Japan an 1/8 ounce weight is extremely heavy to them. They think 6-8 pound test is like 20-25 pound test to us. So that real is made like an ultralight.

Well, that is why I was asking the question because I have never seen them in any reel cases in any tackle stores. I had heard of them and I remember someone taking about how good they were but can't remember who. I bought it anyway cause I was not passing up a new Shimano reel in the box with all the accessories for 50 bucks regardless. But was just wanting to know more about the reel. I do know it is about the size of the old B100 Curado's. It is a small case reel.

Thanks for the input Jigstick

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Doug I just a internet search, on ebay they are going around the $150 mark

Bassflogger has a current auction on one that has five days left on it and the current bid is $43 which will probably not hold up

I saw another website that says it retails for $269

It is the Jap version of the curado

So if you paid $50 NIB you got a heck of a deal :headbang:

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If you paid $50 for that reel, new in the box I'd gladly give your money back if you want it. ;):cheers:

Sorry Tracker but I have already been offered 3 times what I gave for it and it is still sitting here on the table beside my recliner and I think I will be putting it on one of snoots rods later today and spooling it up for next outing...... :lol::clap::poke:

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THATS A SHARP LOOKKING REEL...CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW THE PIC I POSTED AND YOU WILL SEE THAT REEL YOU HAVE :headbang:

Your gonna love this. I think soon as I posted the pictures of my reel it put a picture of my reel on one of your rods in that site and called your rod a Rogue Rod..... :lol::lol: Go check it and see if thats not one of the rods you made me in the picture on that link

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Doug, you made an excellent buy, even if it's not NIB. That Scorpion is a JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) reel that was going for around $180 before they changed the model. And you are correct, it would be very similar to a Curado 100BSF, if there were such a thing... most of the parts are interchangeable. The external dial moves the brake drum in and out, changing the travel on the six internal centrifugal brake collars. I have 6 of them and love them. The only improvements I can recommend is changing the standard 70 mm handle to an 84 mm one and replacing the dartanium drag washers with Carbontex drags.

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Doug, you made an excellent buy, even if it's not NIB. That Scorpion is a JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) reel that was going for around $180 before they changed the model. And you are correct, it would be very similar to a Curado 100BSF, if there were such a thing... most of the parts are interchangeable. The external dial moves the brake drum in and out, changing the travel on the six internal centrifugal brake collars. I have 6 of them and love them. The only improvements I can recommend is changing the standard 70 mm handle to an 84 mm one and replacing the dartanium drag washers with Carbontex drags.

I didn't really know what I was buying since it was a Scorpion except for the fact that I have heard folks talk about them and how great they are. I knew when I had it in my hand that it reminded me alot of the B 100 Curados I use to use before I wore them out and switched over to the Curado SF's and soon after that went up to the Gold Case Chronarch 100SF's which I buy one of those every time I see one for sale as long as they are not asking a Gold price for it. I like this Scorpion but would still trade it for a Gold Case Chronarch SF in good shape. The Scorpion is just a tad small for my hands and I'm trying to get all Gold Chronarch SF's to fish with so when I pick up a reel it feels comfortable in my hand soon as I pick it up. I will be taking it back of the rod. I fished with it last night and it's a great reel an all but I will be putting my Gold reel back on the rod. Thanks for the suggestions on the tips for improvements but I wil let the next guy with a Gold Chronarch to trade do the up grades.

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The Chronarch 100SF is a super reel, but everybody that has one for sale seems to be real proud of it these days.

Keep your eye open for a Scorpion Metanium XT or MG. They are the JDM version of the Chronarch 100SF.

Thanks for the info. I will keep an eye out for one of them. Your right about the Gold Case Chronarch SF reel owners that are selling them being proud of them. I have found a couple for sale and if they are in working condition they want almost twice what they cost when new and the ones that need repairs they are still asking new price of more for.

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