What happened to the Shimano forum?

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  1. dctalk523

    dctalk523 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Noticed the Shimano forum is gone. Where did it go?
     
  2. Derby

    Derby My "Member" is Well Known.

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    Probably along with the money.
     
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    miaf Well-Known "Member"

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    I’m guessing they figured out that they aren’t really generating enough sales off BD, to outweigh the haters and complainers that post on the board. Just a guess though.
     
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    mike mitchell Well-Known "Member"

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    There was a Shimano forum ?
     
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    RideHPD Enthusiastic Idiot Rookie

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    Dan probably got tired of responding to every idiot and jackass at 5:30 am, and I don't really blame him. Hopefully it was just a goof updating the site otherwise that's a pretty big loss for us.
     
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    ZZZZZ natural born jig slingers

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    Thank you Dan for everything. When I was living up there. Huge help

    Your patience is like Yoda with some

    Open door for you and nate forever. Here in cr
     
  7. sealskinner

    sealskinner Retired Pimp

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    This would not surprise me.
    They make more off bike parts than fishing.
     
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    JamesTaylor Newbie

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    What’s up guys I bought a trinidad 20A and a torium 14hga at the end of last year and haven’t really put any substantial fish on them yet but I tested the drags with a spring scale and digital scale and they are doing only half the stated max drags... anyone heard of this before?
     
  9. dctalk523

    dctalk523 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    And how does this have anything to do with what happened to the Shimano forum? :shake:
     
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    Jigslinger Fishing is an incurable disease

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    What type of maintenance are you required to do with your Shimano reels? I've used my Trini A's and Torium HG's 5+ yrs and all I do is rinse it with freshwater after every trip. Works great.

    I recently picked up a couple of the new star drag reels from Accurate and from initial use they're no where near the Trini's level. Looking forward to Avet's versions but highly doubt they can knock off reels like Trini's and Saltiga's.
     
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    tugasangler Well-Known "Member"

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    I’m pretty sure there are plenty of shimano fishing reels still being sold .. if anyone wants to off their Ocea/Trinidad or saltiga ... for cheap since they’re junk I’ll take em
     
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    i think you nailed it
     
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    miaf Well-Known "Member"

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    I wouldn’t be surprised if Accurate pulled down their forum too.
     
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    ripped I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    This should be a lesson to all those who go out of their way to trash a particular vendor and or manufacturer. It is good to have choices and I have personally enjoyed and learned something from every Forum I read. Shimano will be missed on BD, can’t really blame them. Remember not everyone wants to drink the same Koolaid.
     
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    af dreamer I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    There is so much BS on this site!I have used the diawa reels and the Shimano reels.I think my Shimanos have been on the boat for about 7-8 years now,wash them off with FW,dry them off and put them back in the racks and fish them.Not one issue with any of them.FWIW,Tom
     
  16. UnBelievable

    UnBelievable F.V. UNBELIEVABLE

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    It is as always..... pre planned obsolescence. Now you need to go aftermarket!!
     
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    Yeah I gotta say, and I’m not even a brand loyal guy, that my 8 year old Curado 300EJ is a schoolie yellow and bonie killing machine. Never been serviced once. Never been opened up and drags are fine. Shimano is as quality and refined as anything else on the market imho. I love my penn Fathoms and Torques but wouldn’t hesitate to pick up a Trini if I was in the market and saw one for a good price.

    I picked up a Tranx 500pg for surface iron and only complaint is that I maybe should have gotten the HG for more versatility.

    I realize this has nothing to do with why the Shimano forum is mia.
     
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    How do you know if the drags are fine if you’ve never opened it up?
     
  19. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    They probably either assigned bantam1 to another role or decided that supporting these boards aren’t worth it anymore. Any negative comments here weren’t probably part of the equation.
     
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    I guess it's just an assumption that they are in good shape based on still using the reel as one of my top 3 go-to set ups. I fish inshore 99% of the time so I carry that set up with me on almost every trip. Still performs really well.
    I'm not a tournament bass guy that has put countless fish on the reel, like some folks on here, so maybe I'm not the best test sample but in my experience Curado's have been solid.
     
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