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Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? #12833891
07/19/18 02:59 PM
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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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Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: EJ3] #12833904
07/19/18 03:06 PM
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I think the new Curado K is the best Curado ever made.

Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: EJ3] #12833916
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Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: Ken A.] #12833923
07/19/18 03:17 PM
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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.


Thats my money fish

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Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: Fishinfellow] #12833959
07/19/18 03:39 PM
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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

Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: Ken A.] #12833966
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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!


Thats my money fish

Kris Winhold
Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: EJ3] #12834266
07/19/18 07:38 PM
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E's are the best. But, Haven't fished with a K either.

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Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: EJ3] #12834270
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I haven’t fished em, but they sure look nice. I have 2 Curados I crank with that I may trade.

Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: EJ3] #12834286
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Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: EJ3] #12834300
07/19/18 08:13 PM
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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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Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: BigDozer66] #12834378
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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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Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: EJ3] #12834469
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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.


Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: EJ3] #12834871
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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.

Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: EJ3] #12835049
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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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Re: Shimano E series versus K series. Would you trade up? [Re: EJ3] #12835066
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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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