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Curado--E series vs G series? #9038243 06/16/13 01:42 AM
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I've used Shimano reels for years and love them. A few years back, I bought two e series 200's, one 5:1, the other 7:1. These have become my favorites. I'd like to buy two more. Do I:
1. Search for used reels and hope they are ok?

2. Buy G series?

3. Try the Chronarch e series?

Appreciate the input!

Wayne

Re: Curado--E series vs G series? [Re: Wayne McLean] #9038618 06/16/13 05:22 AM
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I find my Chronarch E to be identical to my E series Curados. Some will tell you they are better, but I can't tell a difference. They are certainly just as good. I have one G and I don't like it as much. It performs fine, but doesn't feel as solid as the E. I would go with one of your first 2 options. Hope this helps.


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Re: Curado--E series vs G series? [Re: Wayne McLean] #9039047 06/16/13 02:27 PM
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I have a CHronarch e7 and love it.

I've also started picking up new and used Citica E reels and upgrading the driveshaft bushing to a bearing and supertuning them. Very smooth. They are just about the same as a curado e with exception to the handles. They perform awesome and up to par with my chronarch e.

I do plan on keeping up this trend )and also picking up some curado e's) because these are the best all around reels I've used.


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Re: Curado--E series vs G series? [Re: Wayne McLean] #9040326 06/17/13 12:55 AM
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I've worked on a TON of the Es and they are solid reels..
Not a fan of the G series so far..
If you can find an E go with that one..




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Re: Curado--E series vs G series? [Re: Wayne McLean] #9042808 06/17/13 07:30 PM
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There are a bunch of new and like new Citica e's on ebay. And like someone said they can be upgraded to be compareable to the Curado's.

Re: Curado--E series vs G series? [Re: Wayne McLean] #9045620 06/18/13 04:08 PM
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how much does the citica upgrade usually cost and how much would it cost to have the ratio dropped down to 5/1 instead of the usual 6/1? and if so, can you direct me to a trusted name in the area?

Re: Curado--E series vs G series? [Re: Wayne McLean] #9054201 06/20/13 11:45 PM
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If you can find the Curado E's get them. If not, buy Chronarch E's.

Re: Curado--E series vs G series? [Re: Wayne McLean] #9074908 06/27/13 01:50 PM
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Look for the Es for sure.


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Re: Curado--E series vs G series? [Re: Wayne McLean] #9077962 06/28/13 11:34 AM
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the new chronach E's are pretty much the same as the older curado e's. Too me the new G series reels look like an update citica reel.

Re: Curado--E series vs G series? [Re: Wayne McLean] #9082012 06/29/13 04:38 PM
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The g series curado is not a bad reel, especially if u can find them on ebay for about 110 to 120 dollars. They just arent built like the e series and definitely dont fish as good as the e series


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Re: Curado--E series vs G series? [Re: Wayne McLean] #9090828 07/02/13 07:17 PM
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I'd buy used E series, should be easy to find good deals online.

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