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Shimano Reels #13480944 03/21/20 01:23 AM
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I got a new rod and now I need a reel. Its going on a 7' 2" H. Which one should I get?

Curado K
Curado DC
SLX DC

Open for suggestion.

Thanks!!

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I bought a few of the Curado DC's when they came out and I love them

I bought 4 more of the SLX DC's and they perform as good as the Curados for a little less money


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Chronarch. Same price as the CuradoDC....but better.

My reasoning? A 7’2” H is great for flipping, pitching, and punching. Those are close combat fishing. I have all of the reels you listed, as well as almost every other current Shimano. The DC is NOT a good choice for close combat style stuff. The Curado K is a decent choice, but the extra bearings, slightly better gearing, and better drag of the Chronarch make it a little more durable and a better match for a heavy action rod.


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or just go with a daiwa grin

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Anyone try the new scorpion dc yet?


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I have the scorpion dc and love it so far wasn’t that much more than the Curado DC either.

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Decisions, decisions!!!


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trust me go with a tatula elite or tatula sv

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just noticed a couple Chronarcs in the trading post section


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Go with a Ford....... bolt


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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
Chronarch. Same price as the CuradoDC....but better.

My reasoning? A 7’2” H is great for flipping, pitching, and punching. Those are close combat fishing. I have all of the reels you listed, as well as almost every other current Shimano. The DC is NOT a good choice for close combat style stuff. The Curado K is a decent choice, but the extra bearings, slightly better gearing, and better drag of the Chronarch make it a little more durable and a better match for a heavy action rod.



Excellent advice IMO. The “DC” is braking immediately, even when you don’t want it to. The Chronarchs that I have are older but they are built like a tank and just don’t have to be babied the way some others do. That being said... I really like my new Curado Ks. You can really dial in a Shimano reel to each specific bait, line and lure type. For combat fishing, Curado K or Chronarch will get you there.


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In keeping with the combat fishing thought and this may be off topic a bit... What Shimano would be best for throwing a Carolina rig with a 3/4 oz weight??

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low profile or round?


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Low profile first, then overall what would be the better selection?

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