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16 Y/o Angler Thinking About A Curado G Series

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Hey guys, I'm 16 and just getting serious about fishing, I have a Curado 200e7, and I like it, but I want a brand new reel and I am probably going to buy a Curado G series to tide myself over until I save up for the Core.

 

I am set on Shimano, but want some input on the newer Curado, and whether or not I should just go an extra 40 bucks and get a Chronarch.

 

I currently have a Caenan on a lightweight medium rod, and a Curado 200e7 on a BPS Matrix something medium heavy rod. I'm thinking another Curado might be fun, or should I just go for the Chronarch?

 

$7.25 an hour doesn't add up very fast when you have an expensive taste.

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The current Chronarch is same reels as the E7 Curado with only very minor differences. If you're on a budget you can pick up a Citica that will catch just as many fish as the other two. Whether or not the next model up is worth the money is really a personal preference. Shimano has a neat thing on the website that lets you compare models specs side by side.

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I am on a budget, but considering I will be using a reel I buy for years to come I don't want to worry about a <100 dollar difference because I've learned that you almost always get what you pay for.

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If you are the type of person that take care of your gear and know that this will last for many many years to come.  I'd go for the Chronarch or the E7 Curado if they still have it on sale.

 

If your just going to use the heck out of the your reel for maybe 2-3 year and hope to catch some good bass memory, just enjoy it on a Citica.  

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If I was you I would go with the Chronarch, just because I think the E series is better than the G.

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Hey guys, I'm 16 and just getting serious about fishing, I have a Curado 200e7, and I like it, but I want a brand new reel and I am probably going to buy a Curado G series to tide myself over until I save up for the Core.

I am set on Shimano, but want some input on the newer Curado, and whether or not I should just go an extra 40 bucks and get a Chronarch.

I currently have a Caenan on a lightweight medium rod, and a Curado 200e7 on a BPS Matrix something medium heavy rod. I'm thinking another Curado might be fun, or should I just go for the Chronarch?

$7.25 an hour doesn't add up very fast when you have an expensive taste.

keep the e series and save for a chronarch, the g series is garbage. Btw I'm 16 with a core and a zillion type R. Slowly saving up for that megabass reel :) lol

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Keep the E series and save the money for the Core.  You won't notice that much differences in the Curado E series vs Chronarch E series.

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 the g series is garbage. 

 

Garbage is a very strong word. Both the Citica and Curado G are fine reels.

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I do apologize for that. It isn't garbage but the components into the reel are not as good as the e series and it is a downgrade from the e series. Just speaking my opinion and I do strongly dislike the g series and do not reccomend it

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Keep the E series and save the money for the Core.  You won't notice that much differences in the Curado E series vs Chronarch E series.

lol the only difference in the chronarch and curado E is the color. But I agree, either go with a chronarch or if you can go with a core. I absolutely love mine and refuse to even let people touch it.

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I've got two and love em. I have a Chronarch on my flipping jig rod and prefer it over the Curado G. That said, I have a G on my swim jig rod. It gets used more due to not having the best of cover in my local lakes. I've been meaning to upgrade it to a Chronarch, but I like it so much, I hate to part with it or take it out of the "A" team.

 

Chances are if your dead set on a Shimano now, you will more than likely be keeping it for some time. If I had it to do over again, I would have grabbed the Chronarch in the first place and spent the extra money.

 

If you looking for a good deal on one, hit up JFranco. hes a mod here and last I knew he had a 200E7 spooled with Tatsu, properly lubed and upgraded drag for like 190 shipped. If I have enough OT out of this next check, I'm going to grab it and the dobyns DX, provided he still has it.

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I have a Curado G6, it's a fine reel. Caught a 5 pounder on it the other day, it didn't explode or anything :grin:. It will cast just as far as my Lew's TP and Okuma Serrano. If I recall the drop in bearings from the E to the G were in the handle. For a "5 bearing reel" it's very smooth. The line guide is SIC in the G series, which is good enough material for rod guides so to me it's not an issue. Especially considering you can get them NIB on the auction site for $125-$130.

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I appreciate the replies!

Looks like I will be going for a Chronarch.

I just got a job so I'll work about 30 hours before I can get it but that's a week so no biggie.

Lastly, does anyone know of a replacement handle for a Curado E? I have seen a couple but can't find them now.

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The current Chronarch is same reels as the E7 Curado with only very minor differences. If you're on a budget you can pick up a Citica that will catch just as many fish as the other two. Whether or not the next model up is worth the money is really a personal preference. Shimano has a neat thing on the website that lets you compare models specs side by side.

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I have looked at the Citica. Not a big fan of it, and if the Chronarch is the same as my Curado that's perfect, it'll get babied and I can pond hop the Curado and not stress too much.

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My budget seems to impact my bait selection more. I can justify expensive rods reels and jigs.

Knock off senko worms are all I buy though haha.

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The G series is just fine and work as well as my E series, it seems this post comes up a lot.  Sure the G series was downgraded, but please compare the price.  They wanted to market a reel within the price range.  Even with the downgrade the performance is on par and have stated this before actually can outcast my Es.  I like the profile better than my E series too and I find I don't go OMGZ THE G IS GARBAGE!  When I fish them side by side.

 

I also own the Citica Gs, 1 Curado B, Chronarch 50MG, Chronarch Es all great performers and my newest addition Chronarch CI4+.. All of these reels you couldn't go wrong with. 

 

My recommendation if you can afford it, get the Chronarch E.  Since I believe in buy the best you can afford.  OR if you really  want to save it, get the CI4+.  For 270 retail.

 

Also, I find most people just regurgitate what is stated online...instead of actually fishing one. 

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The G is still an upgrade over the reel put out before the E - the D series.  The E was a real bonus for the money, and the fact that it's the basis for the Chronarch speaks volumes of the quality of the reel.  My advice, if you need a reel now, and it has to be a Shimano, get the Curado G.  If you can save up, look for a gently used Curado E or a new Chronarch E. 

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I wouldn't waste the money for the CuradoG, get the CiticaG, its almost the same reel and performance. Save your money for some baits, or future reel purchase.

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$7.25 an hour doesn't add up very fast when you have an expensive taste.

Neither does $15 an hour or $30 an hour.  Especially if you are married and/or living in your own home.  :teeth3:

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Its all in people head...there is nothing wrong with the curado g...here the honest truth my curado g can out cast my chronarch e same dobyns 735c n same line same frog...my curado g takes a lot of abuse since its on my frog rod two in a half years still going strong.....shimano is a shimano peeps...

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Good to read, the allure of the Chronarch to me is in the fact that its almost the same as my Curado E and it has to be the best looking reel on the market.

I will definitely look hard at the Curado though.

To me the Citica just feels off, and if its anything like my Caenan it'll sit in the truck bed more than anything.

The smooth as glass feel and very loose spool without losing complete control is why I love my Curado E. if the G has that feel I'll be ok with it.

People talk about pulling power with reels but having your drag tightened down is stupid to me, I like using the rod and reel to pull a fish in not just the reel.

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If we were to conduct a blind fold test, I would put a hefty wager that 9 out of 10 guys blind folded and handed a Curado E and G wouldn't know the difference just by casting it out. Yes, there are probably a select few that might be able to tell but not your average angler.  They are both fine reels and either would serve you well.  Don't fall for the negative comments towards G's, you can still haul in plenty of trophy bass.  As long as you take care of your stuff, it should last you many years of fishing.

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$7.25 an hour doesn't add up very fast when you have an expensive taste.

I know the feeling of that. Haha

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If we were to conduct a blind fold test, I would put a hefty wager that 9 out of 10 guys blind folded and handed a Curado E and G wouldn't know the difference just by casting it out. Yes, there are probably a select few that might be able to tell but not your average angler.  They are both fine reels and either would serve you well.  Don't fall for the negative comments towards G's, you can still haul in plenty of trophy bass.  As long as you take care of your stuff, it should last you many years of fishing.

That may be, but I would bet you a ton of money I can tell the difference in MY Chronarch E series and the Curado G series. I can tell a difference between the Curado E series and the Chronarch. 

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