The handle has been shaped and
drilled for weight reduction
The Chronarch D will appeal to anglers that like the Core’s design but don’t
require the level of weight reduction that necessitates the use of magnesium.
The Chronarch D merges the weight reduction of Shimano’s recent reel
introductions with the sheer cranking power and fluid feel of the current
Chronarch B. This new Chronarch offers just about all the features that make
Shimano reels so popular and feels very solid for a reel weighing only 7.6oz. We
look forward to how the reel will perform over the long haul and will follow up
this preview with a complete in depth field test.
The Chronarch D returns to much of
what made the original reels so popular but adds in all of Shimano's latest
advancements, it actually feels more solid and refined than the Core in many
far we like what we have seen and are excited about the different retrieve
ratios, especially with our “year of the Crank” reviews coming up. For many
anglers the Curado series has always been a mainstream workhorse reel and the
Chronarch represents a more refined offering that crosses over into premium
territory. This latest version holds true to this positioning and offers many
features that enhance refinement, and are designed to make this reel not only
functionally superior but a pleasure to fish with as well. For those anglers
that felt like the Chronarch B strayed too far from all that the series should
be the new D version is going to be a very welcome addition to the lineup as it
recalls some of what made the Chronarchs of yesteryear so popular and still
preserves much of what is good with the current reel.