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anyone have any info on what is different about shimano bantum curado vs a newer curado.i found a guy that has 2 bantum curado almost new for 60.00 each.the reels look similar to how a current curado looks.are these quality reels.what was the retail on the reels.are they made in japan.the reels are shimano bantum curado 200 cu if that helps.any info whould be appreciated thanks.

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I own one and they are good reels, they would be good buys imo and the price seems to be reasonable. The only thing I don't like about them is that they don't feel as comfortable in my hands vs the Es and Gs.  But it's a minor difference nothing that I'd say was a game changer, I am using mine on my Carolina Rig/Flipping & Pitching rod.

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I have  the Curado 100B and Curado 200e.  I like the Curado 100B better.  I have not use the CU200B size.

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Oh man, i just sold the exact same reel to Quitlimpin, a Bantam CU 200 for 45. I orginallyy asked 80 a few months ago and got no bites.

I still have another that is a back up. Not for sale..yet.

But the Bantam Curados are darn good reels. I havent used the new E series but its just as good as the G series i have. It is a casting machine. I think 60 bucks is very fair. If they are well cared for and cleaned then you will have a dynamite reel for 60 bucks.

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I have an almost new Curado 100D and am super pleased with it.  It casts every bit as wll as my Curado 50E. 

 

And, it feels more "solid."  I think it is all aluminum.....I could be wrong.  I WAS going to get it upgraded just after I bought it but was so excited about how well it cast (on a Dobyns DX 702C finesse) that I didnt want to mess with it.   It was perfect.

 

Before I bought it I did a lot of research on it and found it to be a real keeper.  As it was new in box , I paid about $125 and it is worth every penny.

 

I mostly have it now for a "back up" reel.  Not sure I'll sell that one.  Close at its heels, and perhaps better is an old battle worn Scorpion 1000 that I had DVT clean and upgrade.  That reel beckons me to buy the NEW Scorpion XT 1000....for about $200, which I believe is the very best deal at the moment.

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The B series is where the Curado got its legendary status started!!!  Definitely the greatest reel series ever.  Some of the guys on the Elite Series still use them.  They may not be as refined as the D or E series but they are better than the current G series.  Parts are easy to get.  I have a few and they are absolute workhorses that will still be in use YEARS from now.  $80 is about what guys are paying for them on ebay so at $60 its decent price bordering great.

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well for 60.00 i will grab one and try it out thanks guys for the info.might offer him 100.00 for both

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The newer models are lighter and lower profile but the B series are absolute workhorse reels. $60 is fair price.

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Great reel to get super tuned and do upgrades on. I have a couple super tuned and they are the furthest casting reel I've ever owned and a very solid reel, way better than any other reel you can get for $60 for sure. 

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I personally think $100.00 would be an insult for both, and @ $60 bucks a piece think ot borders a steal, that is a great price if thier anywhere near the conditionm you stated! two words,,,,,,,,,,,BUY THEM!

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I personally think $100.00 would be an insult for both, and @ $60 bucks a piece think ot borders a steal, that is a great price if thier anywhere near the conditionm you stated! two words,,,,,,,,,,,BUY THEM!

Totally agree, guy wanted to buy mine for 80 bucks, I thought about it for a minute..but said no.  It's a tried and true reel.

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