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Im debating on a Metanium or Chronarch CI4+.  Is the extra money worth it to go up to the Metanium?

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no... at least not for me, i am not sure i would even make the jump anymore from the curado i to the ci4+...

 

Mitch

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If it's worth it to you....ABSOLUTELY! And you probably already know the answer to that.

I betcha.

 

Hootie

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Well as the first two responses show its really a personal question.  I'd try to handle both, and then ask yourself "am I going to want the Metanium 2 days after I buy the ci4?" 

 

A example I found myself with, tatula or tatula type r.  I thought I'd regret not spending the extra $ so I went type R.  Your experience might differ.  But I knew with my twisted brain I'd be up at night going "What if....."

 

I will say with a lot of fishing gear, you hit the point of diminishing return. I'm pretty sure thats what mjseverson24 's talking about. 

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Why not just go for the highest quality instead of questioning whether you made the right choice. I don't mind spending extra on gear and I always end up going alittle higher because I know if I start low, I will end up selling it to get the higher end stuff

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Well as the first two responses show its really a personal question.  I'd try to handle both, and then ask yourself "am I going to want the Metanium 2 days after I buy the ci4?" 

 

A example I found myself with, tatula or tatula type r.  I thought I'd regret not spending the extra $ so I went type R.  Your experience might differ.  But I knew with my twisted brain I'd be up at night going "What if....."

 

I will say with a lot of fishing gear, you hit the point of diminishing return. I'm pretty sure thats what mjseverson24 's talking about. 

I have the same type of brain.  Sadly nobody seems to have the Metanium in stock to touch it.  

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If an individual has the means and good fortune to afford high caliber equipment, I say why not. Those Metaniums look really nice. I saw one at BPS today. $499 price tag not my cup of tea right now. But those new Curado I's on the other hand..... 

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If an individual has the means and good fortune to afford high caliber equipment, I say why not. Those Metaniums look really nice. I saw one at BPS today. $499 price tag not my cup of tea right now. But those new Curado I's on the other hand..... 

I can get it but,  I can get more if I go Chronarch,  nicer rod etc...  So Im torn.  Im not a professional bass fisherman LOL. But I also know how my brain is wired. I dont know if there is enough of a difference between the chronarch and the metanium 

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If a new rod is in the picture, I would get the Chronarch ci4. I have two of them, and I will be using them for the first time tomorrow. Can't wait.

Hootie

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If a new rod is in the picture, I would get the Chronarch ci4. I have two of them, and I will be using them for the first time tomorrow. Can't wait.

Hootie

Good luck tomorrow.  Still freaking cold here in Jersey.  Im going to go take a look after work.  Cant see the Metanium but I can see the Chronarch.  

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I own several Metaniums from previous generations, in some aspects they are better than Chronarchs and in others Chronarchs are superior to their Japanese counterpart, in this particular case I would rather shell out the extra cash for the Metanium, I don´t own a Ci4, I´ve used a friend´s one and I´m not quite convinced, I´m not against composite sideplates, I´m not the greatest fan of composite frame.

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For "feel" presentations like jigs & plastics I'd skew the budget toward the rod. If you're an enthusiast just like expensive reels, go for it. 

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I have both and may not be too far from you. Where in NJ are you located?

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You can get the metaniums for $300 on rakuten.

LOL too late now. I bought the chronarch,  I like it,  nice, light, solid and smooth

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I have both and may not be too far from you. Where in NJ are you located?

I went with the chronarch but Im in Vineland

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Just ordered a Dobyns Champion Glass Crank 705 to pair it up with

 

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Good choice!

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Good choice CYP. You got a a great reel, and maximized your purchase with a nice rod to compliment the reel. 

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You picked up the exact combo I have. Have only had it for a little while, but absolutely love it so far. Been chucking jerkbaits into some good wind with no problems at all. Casts like a dream!

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You picked up the exact combo I have. Have only had it for a little while, but absolutely love it so far. Been chucking jerkbaits into some good wind with no problems at all. Casts like a dream!

Hopefully Ill get out next weekend with it if the weather cooperates. 

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