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#12191148 - 04/10/17 12:08 AM 13 Concept A vs. Citica or Curado
FXfromTx Offline
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Registered: 11/01/16
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I have citicas already and like them all but the newest I have is a 200G. The reason I mention it is because I have heard bad things about the new Citica and Curado models out now. Who has used them and what did you think? Also what does everybody think about the 13 Fishing Concept A and how does it compare to a Shimano Curado or Citica?


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#12191168 - 04/10/17 04:42 AM Re: 13 Concept A vs. Citica or Curado [Re: FXfromTx]
Michael Huffer Offline
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Registered: 09/01/14
Posts: 81
Loc: texas
all i fish with is shimano and have multiple citicas and curados, new and old, all i can say about them is i love them. i have owned a concept a and hated it, needs to be overhauled after one season (and would sell it to you if you wanted it for cheap). I also am rough on my equipment though. Shimano still holds up no matter how tough i am on them, i have been fishing with one of my chronarchs for 3 seasons now and it is still one of my favorites, and my curados and citicas still feel as if they're new and this will be the second season I've fished with most of them
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#12191311 - 04/10/17 07:55 AM Re: 13 Concept A vs. Citica or Curado [Re: FXfromTx]
buggsboy Offline
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Registered: 07/22/11
Posts: 243
Loc: Carthage, Tx/Lake Fork
Shimano has discontinued the Citica/Curado G series and now makes the Citica I and Curado I. They are very nice reels, but you will need to oil the i series reels every 3 or 4 months for optimum performance. That is all explained in the paperwork that comes with the reels. I have 3 of the curados and really like them. There are very thorough reviews on both these Shimano reels on TackleTour.
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#12191603 - 04/10/17 10:46 AM Re: 13 Concept A vs. Citica or Curado [Re: FXfromTx]
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Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 443
Loc: Plano, Texas
Get the concept A, I have a citica I and the Concept A and its way better than the citica. In my opinion you dont get what you pay for with shimano. If you can find an older citica id get that those things cast a mile.


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#12191618 - 04/10/17 10:53 AM Re: 13 Concept A vs. Citica or Curado [Re: FXfromTx]
musiclife_7 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1274
Loc: Wylie, TX
Get a Lews Super Duty and be done with them both....

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#12191686 - 04/10/17 11:29 AM Re: 13 Concept A vs. Citica or Curado [Re: FXfromTx]
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Registered: 06/01/12
Posts: 417
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
My local reel repair guy dissuaded me from buying anything 13 Fishing. He has seen several come in. They perform well it off the box but don't last long. He has a lot of experience and has no bias. He explained for about 10 minutes the reasons not to buy them.

I have a Curado I 200HG and it's great. I also have a new Lew's Tournament Pro G arriving tomorrow

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#12191702 - 04/10/17 11:40 AM Re: 13 Concept A vs. Citica or Curado [Re: FXfromTx]
dlwfish Offline
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Registered: 09/21/05
Posts: 233
Loc: North TX
Curado hands down for me

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#12191721 - 04/10/17 11:48 AM Re: 13 Concept A vs. Citica or Curado [Re: FXfromTx]
Clint H. Offline
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Registered: 04/23/16
Posts: 135
Loc: N.E. Texas
Curado
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#12191776 - 04/10/17 12:15 PM Re: 13 Concept A vs. Citica or Curado [Re: FXfromTx]
RayBob Offline
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Registered: 11/18/02
Posts: 34189
Loc: Pineywoods
My local reel guys have quick servicing the new Curados. In fact anything after the D's. He likes Lews.
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#12191800 - 04/10/17 12:29 PM Re: 13 Concept A vs. Citica or Curado [Re: FXfromTx]
tigers5285 Offline
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Registered: 12/10/15
Posts: 46
I have one concept A and it is a great reel

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#12192106 - 04/10/17 02:31 PM Re: 13 Concept A vs. Citica or Curado [Re: FXfromTx]
shotgunwilly Offline
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Registered: 06/22/08
Posts: 750
Shimano E series

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#12192187 - 04/10/17 03:06 PM Re: 13 Concept A vs. Citica or Curado [Re: FXfromTx]
Thad Rains Offline
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Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 2748
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
Heck, if we are naming GREAT REELS, I have 14 200B reels, including a couple of SFs. They are pretty much indestructible, but hard to find poarts for, I am told. Don't know, because I never have had to replace any parts on them. They DO come available on Ebay or on the TFF classified section occasionally, normally around $90-$100 bucks. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
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#12192377 - 04/10/17 04:44 PM Re: 13 Concept A vs. Citica or Curado [Re: FXfromTx]
stringwise Offline
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Registered: 04/10/16
Posts: 128
I counted and I have 7 Curados and 1 13FCA. Both are fine reels and you can't go wrong with either. For longevity my Curados are pretty much set and forget; I've had some for 10 years and never serviced them. The 13FCA I have is on its 3rd season and just isn't any nicer than the Curados so I just kept buying Shimanos.

The reel I've been surprised to the upside is the Abu Revo SX. It doesn't feel as solid as the Shimanos and I can't imagine it will last 10 years, but casts very well. I would say every bit as good if not slightly better than the Curados actually. I bought one on sale for under $100 and liked it enough to buy 3 more.

As I said, I bought one 13FCA and don't imagine I will ever buy another.

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#12200299 - 04/14/17 11:50 PM Re: 13 Concept A vs. Citica or Curado [Re: FXfromTx]
robster Offline
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Registered: 04/25/14
Posts: 46
Hands down citica or curado over 13Fishing concept a. I have a curado i. Great reel. Have had it since they were released. No issues at all. It is a workhorse. Theres not much diffrnce in thencitica and curado and curado can be had for like 129 or cheaper now. Still use the E series stuff tho. I bought a 200E Citica witj boca bearings for 75 bucks a cpl years back. Put a curado handle and knobs on it. Love that reel

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#12200302 - 04/14/17 11:59 PM Re: 13 Concept A vs. Citica or Curado [Re: FXfromTx]
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Registered: 06/01/12
Posts: 417
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
As an update: I took my Lew's Tournament Pro G out as it is far superior to the Curado 70&200I. I'm going to get rid of the Curado and get another Lew's

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