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#12833891 - 07/19/18 09:59 AM Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up?
EJ3 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 101
Loc: Bullard, TX
I am contemplating trading my Chronarch and Curado E series reels for the K series. I have one K and it seems like a pretty good reel for the money. Those of you with experience with the K's please weigh in on if this is wise. Is this a trade up or am I better off sticking with the E's?

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#12833904 - 07/19/18 10:06 AM Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: EJ3]
Ken A. Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 10214
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
I think the new Curado K is the best Curado ever made.

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#12833916 - 07/19/18 10:11 AM Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: EJ3]
Sinkey Offline
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Registered: 08/04/06
Posts: 5131
Loc: Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
Yes

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#12833923 - 07/19/18 10:17 AM Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: Ken A.]
Fishinfellow Offline
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Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 3373
Loc: North Richland Hills, TX
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
I think the new Curado K is the best Curado ever made.


Yep. I wont be getting rid of my E's but the K is the real deal...no pun intended.
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#12833959 - 07/19/18 10:39 AM Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: Fishinfellow]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
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Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: Fishinfellow
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
I think the new Curado K is the best Curado ever made.


Yep. I wont be getting rid of my E's but the K is the real deal...no pun intended.


I have several old Curados I will gladly trade for the new K's if you like. wink

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#12833966 - 07/19/18 10:44 AM Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: Ken A.]
Fishinfellow Offline
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Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 3373
Loc: North Richland Hills, TX
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: Fishinfellow
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
I think the new Curado K is the best Curado ever made.


Yep. I wont be getting rid of my E's but the K is the real deal...no pun intended.


I have several old Curados I will gladly trade for the new K's if you like. wink


No way Ken! I'm keeping my K's too!
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#12834266 - 07/19/18 02:38 PM Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: EJ3]
Bruce Allen Offline
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Registered: 06/11/06
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Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
E's are the best. But, Haven't fished with a K either.

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#12834270 - 07/19/18 02:40 PM Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: EJ3]
Ronnie Kelley Offline
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Registered: 01/22/08
Posts: 4333
Loc: Tyler, Tx
I haven’t fished em, but they sure look nice. I have 2 Curados I crank with that I may trade.

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#12834286 - 07/19/18 03:00 PM Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: EJ3]
Rodney2100 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/07
Posts: 3075
Loc: Flower Mound
yes

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#12834300 - 07/19/18 03:13 PM Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: EJ3]
BigDozer66 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/20/12
Posts: 1840
Loc: Lufkin, Texas USA
I am not getting rid of my E's but I do have a couple K's now and they are legit! woot

I am sure a few more will find their way into the rod box in the future and the E's will be put in my museum. wink
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#12834378 - 07/19/18 04:15 PM Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: BigDozer66]
Mike Keenan Offline
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Registered: 10/31/04
Posts: 10998
Loc: San Diego, Ca/ Sanger, Tx
I have 2 of the 8.5:1's and love them. My only issue has been the thumb bar cover (cheap plastic) broke on both of them. Luckily Southwest Parts and Service fixed them under warranty no issues. I have 5 of the 7.4:1's, I will trade two of them for the 6.2:1's but overall, I have been a Lew's user for last 3 years and this is a major upgrade. Plus with Shimano's great customer service, I have no complaints.
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#12834469 - 07/19/18 05:05 PM Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: EJ3]
Chet Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 1544
Loc: Ft Worth
I have 2 of the Ks and like them. Have 8 of the 200e7s and love them, think they are the best reel at that price point, and wouldn't trade them. The E7s just feel more substantial and will have to see how the K does for dependability.
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#12834871 - 07/19/18 09:54 PM Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: EJ3]
Bryanj Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 835
Loc: Harrah, Oklahoma
I have 11 of the K's and I love them. I personally have never understood the fascination with the E series and I owned a bunch of them.

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#12835049 - 07/20/18 07:56 AM Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: EJ3]
RTM Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/07/17
Posts: 51
I love the K. I'm deep cranking with 6.2:1 and everything else is 8.5:1. I feel like my hook up ratio is better with the high speed reels when fish knock slack in the line.
Working on replacing all of mine with the K's.
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#12835066 - 07/20/18 08:15 AM Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: EJ3]
ko bass attack 27 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/12
Posts: 9539
Loc: Fritch, Tx. - Alba, Tx.
I like the K series Curado more than the E series but I liked the I series more than the E as well.

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