shimano chronarch
February 4th in Previews by .

Shimano Chronarch D Now Available

The long awaited Shimano Chronarch D’s are starting to hit store shelves. Who’s one of the first to carry them? Our friends at Tackle Warehouse. Whats the biggest change for the Chronarch? How about a major weight loss and a somewhat new look for the 2009 season.

Available at:
Monster Fishing Tackle – $299.99
Tackle Warehouse – $299.99

Its here, celebrating its 16th year, the new Chronarch has hit retail store shelves.
Time for some specs. Available in 7:0:1 and 5:0:1 gear ratios and having a MSRP of $299.99 ($30 increase over the B series), we seeing a high level price tag that the Chronarch is used to. Weight for the 100 series Chronarch has dropped an amazing 1.5 ounces, from 9.1oz to the now 7.6oz for both the 100D5 and 100D7.This was due to use of aluminum sideplates and an A7075 aluminum magnumlite spool. The color changed from a polished silver to a light metallic silver. The drag star is the same one as seen on the new Curado D Series. The handle is drilled, just like the 50mg and the Titanium line guide is a nice touch as well. Additional upgrades this year are S-A-RB ball bearings instead of A-RB.

Shimano Chronarch D Series CH100D7 reel

Bearings: 6BB+1RB
Line Cap: 10/110, 12/90

Features:

Cold Forged Aluminum Drag Star, Clicking Drag Adjustment , Aluminum Cast Control Knob, Rubber Shield Cast Control Knob, Tapered Ti Levelwind Insert, Cold Forged Aluminum Handle Shank, Drilled Handle Shank, Septon Rear Grip, Recessed Reel Foot, 7.0:1 Gear Ratio (Ch100D7 & CH101D7 Only), 5.0:1 Gear Ratio (CH100D5 Only).

New Shimano Chronarch reel for 2009

A lot of the features we see on the Chronarch D are a evolution of the Old Chronarch, the 50mg and the new Curado from the looks of it. With a $40 price jump from the previous Chronarch (100BPV), the $300 price point for some may be too big of a jump.

When not working his heart out on websites, e-commerce, and programming, Branson like to enjoy time on the lake. His best times are spent with friends trophy bass hunting in Southern California.

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