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#11069910 - 08/28/15 04:17 PM 200i or stx
lizardfliper Offline

Registered: 02/05/09
Posts: 335
At a price point of about 140$ each, what is everyones opinion on the better reel. i realize i am setting this up for a shimano vs abu debate but have no experience with the new curado and need some info. i have lots of shimanos and love them all. i have one of the new stx aswell and it seems like a good reel too. I am open to suggestions and value everyones opinion. Thanks for the help!

#11069947 - 08/28/15 04:36 PM Re: 200i or stx [Re: lizardfliper]
lodell23 Online   content
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Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 744
Loc: Denton TX
I have both and like the curado more. 2cents
Texas A&M ‘22

#11069970 - 08/28/15 04:54 PM Re: 200i or stx [Re: lizardfliper]
El Skeeter Offline

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 487
Loc: Kissimmee,FL
FYI the "I" get noisy after a few outings, a drop of oil as shown by the Schematic will
remedy it.

#11069972 - 08/28/15 04:55 PM Re: 200i or stx [Re: lizardfliper]
Brandon Potter Offline

Registered: 04/16/12
Posts: 467
Loc: Justin, TX
Cant go wrong with either.. I have the 8:0 STX and love it.

#11069983 - 08/28/15 05:03 PM Re: 200i or stx [Re: Brandon Potter]
"Old School" Offline
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Registered: 07/04/11
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Loc: Big D
I would go to a store that carries both of them and hold them. I love my Revo's, but not the Gen 3's. The Gen 3 reel has a bigger gearbox that makes holding the reel uncomfortable, when worm and jig fishing, to me. Your opinion might vary.

#11069988 - 08/28/15 05:07 PM Re: 200i or stx [Re: lizardfliper]
Z521C Cranker Online   content
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Registered: 10/02/05
Posts: 2392
Loc: Texas
I have several 200i's that I was about to post in the classifieds. Send me a PM if you ware interested. Clean and very lightly used. Nothing at all wrong with them

#11070479 - 08/28/15 09:16 PM Re: 200i or stx [Re: lizardfliper]
rowlettfisherman Offline
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Are not the stx 199 not 140

#11070694 - 08/28/15 11:20 PM Re: 200i or stx [Re: lizardfliper]
BlaiseWeimer Offline

Registered: 02/10/15
Posts: 478
Loc: Coppell, Texas
Shimano without a doubt...

#11070732 - 08/29/15 12:00 AM Re: 200i or stx [Re: rowlettfisherman]
coachmas Online   content
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Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 2710
Loc: Back at Palestine
Originally Posted By: rowlettfisherman
Are not the stx 199 not 140

Brand new on eBay from 135-145 all day long.

I have 8 of the gen 3 STX and got them all off eBay for 150 shipped or less over the last year. Coach
Wishin I was Fishin!!!

#11071324 - 08/29/15 12:48 PM Re: 200i or stx [Re: lizardfliper]
Csafisher Online   content

Registered: 01/20/11
Posts: 180
Loc: Texas
200i !!!

#11081140 - 09/03/15 12:35 PM Re: 200i or stx [Re: lizardfliper]
BigBassLaredo Online   content

Registered: 08/17/10
Posts: 363
Loc: Laredo, TX
STX hands down.... bannana2
10 Lbs done.....looking for 11.....

#11081518 - 09/03/15 03:11 PM Re: 200i or stx [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
Fishinfellow Online   content
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Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 3170
Loc: North Richland Hills, TX
Originally Posted By: BlaiseWeimer
Shimano without a doubt...


save yourself a couple bucks and scoop up a citica. its the same dang reel.
Thats my money fish

Kris Winhold

#11081706 - 09/03/15 04:35 PM Re: 200i or stx [Re: lizardfliper]
lizardfliper Offline

Registered: 02/05/09
Posts: 335
Thanks for all the info guys! I ended up getting the 200I off ebay for 136$ free shipping. I have read some great reviews on the reel with very few complaints. I have an stx and fish with it every trip and like it too so not to discredit the stx, i like it and its a fine reel. I stopped by gander mountain in texarkana last weekend and go to play with both side by side and just preferred the 200I. Personal preference i guess. I will let you guys know how it does but being a shimano im sure everyone already knows the answer to that! Its my wifes bday this weekend so i will have to wait till the weekend of the 13 to test it out, ouch!! violin


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