July 28, 2012

New 2012 Shimano Symetre FL

Finally some great news from Shimano USA. I was always wondering when Shimano was going to replace the old Symetre on the US reel line up. Don't get me wrong, the Symetre was a medium quality and high capable reel but it remained unchanged for a very long time and was falling behind the competition with other brands.
Now Shimano has revamped the model and it is going to hit the US market in September. Named Symetre FL it is will be "esthetically" is similar to the Exsence series sold in Japan. Gone is the green color, now it has a Black trim and ultra compact body which I admit are very pleasing to the eye.
As for the techonology behind it? X-ship , S-ARB bearings, Super Stopper II, Propulsion Line Management. 
The sizes will be the classic ones : 1000 / 2500 / 3000 and 4000
Price? Between 90-110USD.

On paper is a valid medium budget reel. I just wishes it came with a metal body instead of the classic and cheaper graphite frame.

You can get more info here at Shimano USA official page.

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