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#8901671 - 05/06/13 01:45 AM Time for a baitcaster, need advice
Casual Offline
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Registered: 04/02/13
Posts: 36
Loc: College Station/Allen, TX
I've finally saved enough for a baitcaster. I've heard the new series of curados aren't what they used to be, should I stay away and go for a revo sx? or should I save a little bit of money on my first one and go with a revo s or citica? or maybe a pro qualifier?


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#8901743 - 05/06/13 05:17 AM Re: Time for a baitcaster, need advice [Re: Casual]
Dayne Offline
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Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 2620
My experience has been that Shimano reels are dependable and last a very long time. Just don't buy a cheap piece of junk that may not work very well and will create a bigger learning curve for you.

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#8901787 - 05/06/13 06:15 AM Re: Time for a baitcaster, need advice [Re: Casual]
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Loc: South Texas
Citica.
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#8901838 - 05/06/13 06:52 AM Re: Time for a baitcaster, need advice [Re: Casual]
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Loc: Burleson, TX.
Find a citica e.
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#8901893 - 05/06/13 07:28 AM Re: Time for a baitcaster, need advice [Re: Casual]
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Registered: 11/30/11
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Loc: Saint Charles, MO
Check out the daiwa Lexa or Aird..
The lexa is a great reel for the money and can be found for around 100$
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#8901951 - 05/06/13 07:54 AM Re: Time for a baitcaster, need advice [Re: Casual]
Samarai Offline
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Registered: 08/06/07
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Loc: houston, TX
find yourself a curado 50e. best priced reel out there. probably 125-140 range.

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#8903263 - 05/06/13 02:15 PM Re: Time for a baitcaster, need advice [Re: Casual]
Casual Offline
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Registered: 04/02/13
Posts: 36
Loc: College Station/Allen, TX
the only thing with the citica and curado e's is that you can only find them used, and not to be a snob but i would prefer a brand new reel

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#8903661 - 05/06/13 04:10 PM Re: Time for a baitcaster, need advice [Re: Casual]
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If you are just starting out with a baitcaster don't spend a lot of money up front until you feel comfortable using one. You can get several different reels under a hundred $ that would be good; the H2O Mettle, Basspro Extreme or the Pro Qualifier from Bass Pro especially the last two if you need a left hand retrieve.


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#8905866 - 05/07/13 08:06 AM Re: Time for a baitcaster, need advice [Re: Casual]
Samarai Offline
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Registered: 08/06/07
Posts: 385
Loc: houston, TX
fair enough, if u want new then pick up the chronarch 50, same specs as a curado but you get the new reel smell. Only baitcaster you will need to own.

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#8906718 - 05/07/13 12:46 PM Re: Time for a baitcaster, need advice [Re: Casual]
Casual Offline
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Registered: 04/02/13
Posts: 36
Loc: College Station/Allen, TX
the chronarch is definitely more than I'm willing to spend. The pro qualifier went on sale today, should I get it?

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#8906743 - 05/07/13 12:54 PM Re: Time for a baitcaster, need advice [Re: Casual]
Casual Offline
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Registered: 04/02/13
Posts: 36
Loc: College Station/Allen, TX
Also any opinions on the quantum KVD?

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#8906884 - 05/07/13 01:37 PM Re: Time for a baitcaster, need advice [Re: Casual]
Samarai Offline
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Registered: 08/06/07
Posts: 385
Loc: houston, TX
My take on gear. I would rather spend a little up front and get some quality gear that may last a long long time. I have a couple of the curados and stradics and they are well worth the money. Besides that, the the chronarchs aren't outrageously priced.

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#8906887 - 05/07/13 01:38 PM Re: Time for a baitcaster, need advice [Re: Casual]
Samarai Offline
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Registered: 08/06/07
Posts: 385
Loc: houston, TX
My take on gear. I would rather spend a little up front and get some quality gear that may last a long long time. I have a couple of the curados and stradics and they are well worth the money. Besides that, the the chronarchs aren't outrageously priced. With all the money I spend on a fishing trip, an extra hundred is a drop in the bucket.

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#8907077 - 05/07/13 02:24 PM Re: Time for a baitcaster, need advice [Re: Casual]
Casual Offline
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Registered: 04/02/13
Posts: 36
Loc: College Station/Allen, TX
Well as a college student that had to work to get to this point, an extra hundred is half a month's worth of groceries

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#8907119 - 05/07/13 02:38 PM Re: Time for a baitcaster, need advice [Re: Casual]
Samarai Offline
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Registered: 08/06/07
Posts: 385
Loc: houston, TX
Got that. i remember my college experience. Living off of student loans and work study hours, while putting in an extra 24 hours at a chinese restaurant on the weekends. 6 guys sharing a 2 bedroom apartment, and living off of dollar menus and instant noodles. Memories. A new revo sx is gonna run u 140-150, dont see the savings there.


Edited by Samarai (05/07/13 02:39 PM)

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