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Shimano Shimano Scorpion Fishing Reels

Fishing Reels Manufacturer: Shimano
Shimano Model: Shimano Scorpion
Review Category: Fishing Reels

Purchase: I recieved the Scopion Reel as a Chistmas present from my wife. What a surprise!!(I only left a giant note with the product name, left-hand retrieve and various websites that sold it, next to the computer!) She researched and shopped for the best price online at and ended up paying $149.00 plus $18.00 shipping and handling.

Things I like about the Shimano Shimano Scorpion: The castability of this reel is effortless. It is considered an upgraded version of American Curado. I own several Curados and the Scorpion is superior. Visuallly the reel has a much finer design and better workmanship. The low profile design of the reel really fits in the palm of your hand.

What I don't like about the Shimano Shimano Scorpion: The one thing I don't like is that the crank handle is a little small. The reel was designed for the Japenese anglers who tend to have smaller hands. Shimano does offer a bigger handle, which I ordered for $25.00. That made a huge difference!

Shimano Scorpion quality: The Scorpion is built with a better braking system and has wiffle spool. The reel is slightly smaller than the Curado. The overall constuction of the Scorpion is excellent.

Shimano Scorpion summary: If you are currently fishing with Curados I would suggest giving the Scorpion a try. The Scorpion is a little bit more expensive than the Curado, but I feel it is worth the extra money. If you are a tournament angler and looking for a casting edge this reel may be it.

Rating for this Shimano product: 4

Author of this review on Shimano Fishing Reels: Mike Miklos

Date: 2004-03-13

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