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#11624951 - 05/25/16 08:24 AM Is anyone throwing a Chronarch Ci4?
Xpo102 Offline
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Registered: 04/30/16
Posts: 10
Loc: McKinney, TX
Just wondering if anyone is throwing a Simano Chronarch Ci4. As I read through posts on comments about reels, this is one I haven't seen many mentions about. Wondering why?
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#11624996 - 05/25/16 08:40 AM Re: Is anyone throwing a Chronarch Ci4? [Re: Xpo102]
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whatsaweighin

Registered: 05/18/07
Posts: 17764
Loc: Aledo
I have one, I won't buy another. The brake system on mine sucks. It's a backlash monster.

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#11625019 - 05/25/16 08:47 AM Re: Is anyone throwing a Chronarch Ci4? [Re: WAWI]
Xpo102 Offline
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Registered: 04/30/16
Posts: 10
Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: whatsaweighin
I have one, I won't buy another. The brake system on mine sucks. It's a backlash monster.


What have you gone to that has better braking?
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#11625024 - 05/25/16 08:49 AM Re: Is anyone throwing a Chronarch Ci4? [Re: Xpo102]
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Registered: 01/22/13
Posts: 1121
Loc: Fate, Texas
Yes. Phenomenal reel. I have a handful of them in both the 7.6 and the 6.2 speeds. Of course, the Curado is the more budget friendly and very popular. I have a handful of those also. With the popularity of the Aldebaran and Metanium, I think the Chronarch gets kind of lost in conversation. I throw all of my bladed jigs and cranks on the 6.2:1 and flip, c/t-rig, topwater and jig with the high speed. I know guys that use the 7 speed for everything, but I prefer to use slower speeds for baits I'm moving and faster speeds for baits that I might need to pull some slack in real quick. The Aldebaran and Metanium are out of the range I want to spend right now, but if it tells you anything, I always use the Chronarchs for my favorite techniques and on whichever rod I think I'll be using the most during a tournament.
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#11625029 - 05/25/16 08:52 AM Re: Is anyone throwing a Chronarch Ci4? [Re: WAWI]
RudyDep Offline
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Originally Posted By: whatsaweighin
I have one, I won't buy another. The brake system on mine sucks. It's a backlash monster.

I have two and I have the same problem.
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#11625054 - 05/25/16 09:00 AM Re: Is anyone throwing a Chronarch Ci4? [Re: Xpo102]
GrantGoodner Offline
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Registered: 10/21/14
Posts: 29
Loc: Austin TX
I've never had any problems with the braking on mine and/or backlash. It's actually one of my favorite reels. I have the 7.6:1 paired with a shimano zodias rod and it makes for a nice combo. Light weight, plenty of power, can throw it all day.
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#11625157 - 05/25/16 09:33 AM Re: Is anyone throwing a Chronarch Ci4? [Re: Xpo102]
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whatsaweighin

Registered: 05/18/07
Posts: 17764
Loc: Aledo
Originally Posted By: Xpo102
Originally Posted By: whatsaweighin
I have one, I won't buy another. The brake system on mine sucks. It's a backlash monster.


What have you gone to that has better braking?


I have a bunch of revo sx, ardent apex elite, and lews. They all work much better. I picked up the one to see if I liked it. I did not.

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#11625184 - 05/25/16 09:43 AM Re: Is anyone throwing a Chronarch Ci4? [Re: Xpo102]
RedEar12 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/30/15
Posts: 611
I bought one to try, as I was always a Shimano guy. Had to grease and oil it for all the noise it made casting. I quit using it regularly. Daiwa Tatulas and Lew's Super Duty is what I've been buying lately.

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#11625185 - 05/25/16 09:44 AM Re: Is anyone throwing a Chronarch Ci4? [Re: Xpo102]
Finesse Master Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/18/15
Posts: 958
Loc: DFW
I agree I bought one to try it and it's almost like it is super tight so you loosin the braking system up and it blows up on you I messed with it for hours one day and couldn't find a natural setting so I returned it and got a revo premier.

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#11625210 - 05/25/16 09:50 AM Re: Is anyone throwing a Chronarch Ci4? [Re: Xpo102]
JoeyC Online   content
Angler

Registered: 03/22/12
Posts: 328
Loc: Grand Prairie
I have one and I'm done with it. It does backlash quite a bit and honestly it just isn't as smooth as I would expect for the cost. I'll stick with Lews and Daiwa.


Edited by JoeyC (05/25/16 09:51 AM)

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#11625264 - 05/25/16 10:11 AM Re: Is anyone throwing a Chronarch Ci4? [Re: Xpo102]
04champ Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/22/15
Posts: 6222
I have a few, I love them. They do require pretty regular cleaning, but they are the smoothest reels I own.

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#11625377 - 05/25/16 10:58 AM Re: Is anyone throwing a Chronarch Ci4? [Re: Xpo102]
lipjerk Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 2089
Loc: Lantana,Tx
To those that do not like yours pm me with a price.

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#11625499 - 05/25/16 11:39 AM Re: Is anyone throwing a Chronarch Ci4? [Re: Xpo102]
timwins31 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 5545
Loc: DFW
They're majorly overpriced for a reel that feels like it WANTS to backlash. I had one and traded it for a Lew's.

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#11625535 - 05/25/16 11:51 AM Re: Is anyone throwing a Chronarch Ci4? [Re: lipjerk]
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Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 2802
Loc: North Richland Hills, TX
Originally Posted By: lipjerk
To those that do not like yours pm me with a price.


my thought as well.

Fantastic reel.
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#11625550 - 05/25/16 11:56 AM Re: Is anyone throwing a Chronarch Ci4? [Re: Xpo102]
Bass72 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/11
Posts: 93
Loc: Georgetown
I put 10lb braid on mine...Best light tackle set up I have...
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