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#10857586 - 05/20/15 06:25 AM Curado or Chronarch?
jdk1985 Offline

Registered: 10/30/11
Posts: 123
I need some advice.

I want to put together an inshore rod that can double as a cranking rod for LMB. I'm going to use a Falcon Lowrider Salt Reds Caster for the rod, which I already have and like a lot.

I need advice on the reel. Shimano Chronarch 200e5, or Curado 200PG?
Both are 5.5:1
Both hold the same amount of line
Chronarch has 11# drag, Curado has 12#
Curado weighs .2 oz less

This has probably been discussed before, but why should I buy one over the other?

Any advice is appreciated.

#10857623 - 05/20/15 07:09 AM Re: Curado or Chronarch? [Re: jdk1985]
waderaider Offline

Registered: 11/16/06
Posts: 22
Loc: San Antonio,Tx
Lew's Speed spool cant be beat. Ive switched over all my salt and bass rigs to the assortment of Lew's with the different gear ratios. lighter, cast further, smoother.

#10858378 - 05/20/15 12:08 PM Re: Curado or Chronarch? [Re: jdk1985]
Bayou Burner Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 3462
Loc: Chocolate Bayou/Lake Conroe
The Chronarch E

Pretty much a rebranded Curado E.

Lew's are a great option also. I have a Super Duty on a 8' Castaway inshore rod that gets double duty as a crankbait/inshore rig. If you can get a Curado E, junp on it. They sell on ebay frequently.

#10859590 - 05/20/15 08:18 PM Re: Curado or Chronarch? [Re: jdk1985]
cxjcherokec Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/06/11
Posts: 781
Loc: Azle/Rockport
I've had too many issues with shimano bait caster's in the last 5 years. Switched to the daiwa tatula and haven't looked back. I have 1 13 fishing concept C that I uses strictly for plastics with 1/16 and 1/8oz jig heads. The daiwas have just plain held up better and the concept is ridiculously light weight

#10862225 - 05/21/15 05:57 PM Re: Curado or Chronarch? [Re: jdk1985]
Capt. Andrew Offline
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Registered: 07/28/11
Posts: 1104
Loc: Port Isabel/SPI
I like lews and daiwa baitcast.
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#10862887 - 05/21/15 11:00 PM Re: Curado or Chronarch? [Re: jdk1985]
Fritz423 Offline

Registered: 04/25/12
Posts: 495
I have two ancient (1995?) Chronarchs that I still use. I bought a new Chronarch two years ago and frankly I'm not nearly as impressed with it. I'm thinking of switching to something new.
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#10863063 - 05/22/15 05:16 AM Re: Curado or Chronarch? [Re: jdk1985]
jdk1985 Offline

Registered: 10/30/11
Posts: 123
Thanks for the posts


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