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#11727836 - 07/17/16 06:47 PM Old Shimano Reels
johnboy23 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/23/16
Posts: 17
Loc: Midland, TX
Anyone know where to buy the older model shimano reels? I have always used them growing up and would like to buy a couple or know some information on where to I can get ahold of them. They are the green ones with the black handle.
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#11727844 - 07/17/16 06:53 PM Re: Old Shimano Reels [Re: johnboy23]
Delvec Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/09/02
Posts: 1698
Loc: Prosper,Tx. USA

#11727856 - 07/17/16 06:59 PM Re: Old Shimano Reels [Re: johnboy23]
Bruce Allen Offline
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Registered: 06/11/06
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Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
what do you mean old..I still fish with them and so does a lot of other people. We just keep getting the parts replaced to keep them up and running.
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#11727859 - 07/17/16 07:00 PM Re: Old Shimano Reels [Re: johnboy23]
K.D. Offline
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 14240
Loc: Hurst, TX
Right handed are CU-200B. Left handed is CU-201B. They released a B5 that was 5.1:1 ratio and a B38 that was 3.8:1 ratio. They also had an SF Version that was super free mode.

Smaller size was the Cu-100B (101B) series and all were super-free.

As mentioned, you can search eBay or anywhere online for these models. There is one currently on this swap/sale board that is a lefty.

#11727863 - 07/17/16 07:04 PM Re: Old Shimano Reels [Re: johnboy23]
johnboy23 Offline
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Registered: 04/23/16
Posts: 17
Loc: Midland, TX
*older model roflmao
I say old but I've grown up using them on Lake Fork with my Uncle Tom Evans. He's been a guide out there for a long time and I'm pretty sure he gets parts replaced too. Just wanting to add a few more to my collection Bruce.
I'll check ebay Delvec
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#11727897 - 07/17/16 07:45 PM Re: Old Shimano Reels [Re: johnboy23]
Okie Poke Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/28/04
Posts: 18290
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
It's definitely a great reel. I had 7 or 8 of them at one time and kinda wished I would have never got rid of them.

#11728028 - 07/17/16 09:18 PM Re: Old Shimano Reels [Re: johnboy23]
Thad Rains Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 3007
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
I still have 10 of them, purchased from different fishermen and I purchased 10 of the original, mostly B5 and a couple of SF. GREAT REELS still today. E-bay is a good place to look and so is the Trading Section here. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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#11728265 - 07/18/16 06:12 AM Re: Old Shimano Reels [Re: johnboy23]
Jig-N-Spoon Offline

Registered: 04/27/04
Posts: 304
Loc: Canyon, TX
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#11728277 - 07/18/16 06:32 AM Re: Old Shimano Reels [Re: johnboy23]
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TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 3440
Loc: Yantis, TX
Green Curados with a ceramic spool bearing and drag washer upgrade and a little polishing are as good of a reel as you can have.

#11728342 - 07/18/16 08:01 AM Re: Old Shimano Reels [Re: johnboy23]
basspromaster Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/22/08
Posts: 2331
Loc: Stephenville, TX
EBay and chk with southwestern parts in Dallas and keep an eye open here in the classifieds. Personally the 100b with upgraded abec 7 bearings (same as the ones in the core) and upgraded drag is the only way to roll.
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#11728378 - 07/18/16 08:24 AM Re: Old Shimano Reels [Re: johnboy23]
ko bass attack 27 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/12
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Loc: Fritch, Tx. - Alba, Tx.
I've got 5 of them as well as the old gold SF Chronarchs, these are great and very durable reels.

#11730324 - 07/19/16 10:31 AM Re: Old Shimano Reels [Re: johnboy23]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 13125
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
You are talking about the B series reels that were great reels. Check ebay and do a post on Bass Boat Central....WTB (want to buy) and list exactly what you are looking for.

Now I feel the E series Shimano made were equally as good but they are a lower profile reel, same color green. To me they are more comfortable to fish with than the B series. Both are bullet proof.

Edited by ezbassin (07/19/16 10:32 AM)

#11730419 - 07/19/16 11:26 AM Re: Old Shimano Reels [Re: johnboy23]
ChickenRancher Offline

Registered: 08/17/15
Posts: 73
Loc: Yantis, Texas, USA
I have and still use the old Shimano 10XSG series reels from the mid 70's. Still do a good job and I use them almost every day here at Fork. I do have 10 or 12 stashed away if you would like to try one. Or just call me and we can go fishing...I do not need much of an excuse!


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