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Old 03-01-2011, 03:36 PM
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Looking to get a new baitcaster. Budget is around $200 and will be using it to mainly catch some reds and trout. Looking hard at the Quantum Energy PT and the smoke. Give me your opinions please! Also looking for a good rod to match it with. Rods I have been looking at are the G Loomis GL3 or the Pro Green.
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:51 PM
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Shimano Curado 200E7
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Shimano Curado 200E7
X2!!!! They last!
I have probably a dozen of them. Soooo.....I guess that should be X12!
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:58 PM
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I bought one like this last year and love it, definately worth the money.
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:17 PM
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curado is best in my opinion for that price range... as for a rod one of my favorite trout rods I have is a st croix premier 7' crankbait rod.. but the rod you buy depends on what type of fishing you will be doing. By that i mean: 1st wading or boat, 2nd live or artificial, 3rd deep or shallow
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X5 .. the curados are all i fish and i sell piles of them at the tackle box. shimano makes some of the best reels for the money on the market. they are light, cast very well and hold up under some of the harshest conditions. you wont be disappointed with a shimano cu200e7.
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:26 PM
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used to be a calcutta man till i switch to Shimano Curado 200, both good reels just the Curado last a lil longer
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all i use is the chronarch, really holds up in the salt.
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:36 PM
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Any one you buy, just make sure it says "Shimano" on the reel.
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I have 2 curado200e7. There awesome reels. As far as rods go i like the warranty of shimano. No hassle at all.
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all i use is the chronarch, really holds up in the salt.


Don't get me started.
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I don't think you can go wrong with a Curado in your price range.
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I don't think you can go wrong with a Curado in your price range.
Yeah yah right
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Depends on how much you fish and want to spend. I have 3 Curados & 1 Chronarch......in stores the Chronarch will run you right at 300 plus tax and the Curado right at 200 plus tax. Both are great reels.
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Depends on how much you fish and want to spend. I have 3 Curados & 1 Chronarch......in stores the Chronarch will run you right at 300 plus tax and the Curado right at 200 plus tax. Both are great reels.

For the difference in price, Chronarch is the better buy....definitely a better reel.
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salty sell me a core 50

that 100D is still going strong 2 years & 1 dunk later, only basic maint.
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Diawa coastal.......better, smaller reel for less money. Use the extra money for lures. Its all about the bearings. Shimanos are open to salt and elements, diaeas are sealed......no dirt in, no grease out.
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Or if you really wanna nice reel, get the zillion coastal!!
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salty sell me a core 50

that 100D is still going strong 2 years & 1 dunk later, only basic maint.
Ain't got no Cores......just Chronies and Calais.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:29 PM
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Diawa coastal.......better, smaller reel for less money. Use the extra money for lures. Its all about the bearings. Shimanos are open to salt and elements, diaeas are sealed......no dirt in, no grease out.

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