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#11222818 - 11/13/15 06:06 PM Shimano Curado 200 I Better than the old Green Curado
ChrisPowellFishing Offline
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Is the Newer Shimano Curado 200 I; better than the Old green basically bullet proof ones? (Besides the extra bearing the new 200 I throws in)
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#11222831 - 11/13/15 06:14 PM Re: Shimano Curado 200 I Better than the old Green Curado [Re: ChrisPowellFishing]
Rayzor Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
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Loc: Magnolia, Texas
The "greenies" were/are great reels but they have improved them over the years. The gearing was moved so the reel sits lower in the rod seat. The black cast control knob, which was plastic and very loose, has been replaced by a metal knob. The access cover accessing the centrifugal weights is now "hinged' to the reel, reducing loss. I like the new Curados but I still have 6 left handed ones that I use for saltwater fishing.


Edited by Rayzor (11/13/15 06:15 PM)
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#11222847 - 11/13/15 06:28 PM Re: Shimano Curado 200 I Better than the old Green Curado [Re: ChrisPowellFishing]
5Redman8 Offline
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Registered: 10/15/07
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Loc: Forney
Better quality.....NO

Better ergonomics....maybe
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#11222863 - 11/13/15 06:45 PM Re: Shimano Curado 200 I Better than the old Green Curado [Re: ChrisPowellFishing]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
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Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
I think the E series were the best ones made. I like them better than the I's


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#11222870 - 11/13/15 06:55 PM Re: Shimano Curado 200 I Better than the old Green Curado [Re: ChrisPowellFishing]
Fish Killer Offline
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Registered: 12/11/04
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Loc: Weatherford
Personally I hate the offset gearing

I can get a better grip on the older ones, but then again I have gorilla hands
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#11223022 - 11/13/15 09:18 PM Re: Shimano Curado 200 I Better than the old Green Curado [Re: ChrisPowellFishing]
ChrisPowellFishing Offline
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Thanks for the comments trying to get my 2016 Arsenal together!
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#11223049 - 11/13/15 09:42 PM Re: Shimano Curado 200 I Better than the old Green Curado [Re: ChrisPowellFishing]
Bossbowman Offline
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No, the old green B models were made in japan, much higher quality tolerence.


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#11223113 - 11/13/15 11:01 PM Re: Shimano Curado 200 I Better than the old Green Curado [Re: ChrisPowellFishing]
4976sc Offline
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Registered: 04/22/14
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The old bantams were the bomb. I still use one. I have a new 200i and hate it

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#11223272 - 11/14/15 08:20 AM Re: Shimano Curado 200 I Better than the old Green Curado [Re: ChrisPowellFishing]
Chet Offline
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Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 1416
Loc: Ft Worth
I have 8 200e7s and the oldest one still sounds better, is smoother and is just better than the 200i that I bought. I even have one that spent 24 hours at the bottom of Falcon I prefer to my 200i.
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#11223432 - 11/14/15 10:48 AM Re: Shimano Curado 200 I Better than the old Green Curado [Re: ChrisPowellFishing]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
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Registered: 02/23/11
Posts: 5809
Loc: Fort Worth, Tx.
Makes me glad I never pulled the trigger on one of the new I series. I have an older Chornarch 100b and love that reel.

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#11223437 - 11/14/15 10:53 AM Re: Shimano Curado 200 I Better than the old Green Curado [Re: ChrisPowellFishing]
ko bass attack 27 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/12
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Loc: Fritch, Tx. - Alba, Tx.
I bought one of the new I series and won't buy another one. The made in Malaysia tag says it all.

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#11223539 - 11/14/15 12:34 PM Re: Shimano Curado 200 I Better than the old Green Curado [Re: ChrisPowellFishing]
Chris Coufal Offline
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Registered: 09/04/09
Posts: 1437
Loc: Austin, Tx
I have 10 of the 201E's and 6 of the 51E's and I don't believe I will ever part with them....reliable, smooth and fit my hand well!
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#11223785 - 11/14/15 04:28 PM Re: Shimano Curado 200 I Better than the old Green Curado [Re: ChrisPowellFishing]
MSC Offline
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Registered: 02/04/12
Posts: 66
I still like the old greenies and with the occasional cleaning they still work as good as new.

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#11224078 - 11/14/15 08:03 PM Re: Shimano Curado 200 I Better than the old Green Curado [Re: ChrisPowellFishing]
Chris B Offline
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Registered: 05/02/03
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Loc: Prosper, TX
I wish they would make another run of the old greenies. I'd buy ten new ones in a heartbeat. Still using mine and some of them are 15 - 16 years old.
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#11224786 - 11/15/15 09:54 AM Re: Shimano Curado 200 I Better than the old Green Curado [Re: ChrisPowellFishing]
Bois d'arc Offline
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Registered: 05/24/14
Posts: 1468
Bought a new Curado last year because I loved the old Green model so much. Thought the new ones would be as nice....wrong! They don't cast as well...thinkin' its the new spool braking system...and they require lots more maintenance. Thinkin' about replacing it. I love Shimano reels but the new Curado was a step backward...IMHO texas

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