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they are now available for pre order on tackle warehouse just a heads up!

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TW is so late lol, a lot of other websites have already had them for a 2 weeks or so.

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I know. Some people like ordering from tw though.

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What's the difference between this and the Curado I? The specs are identical. 7.4 oz weight, inches per turn, color, design, everything except the gold spool looks the same. 

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The Citica has a single anodized spool while the Curado is double anodized, the handle on the Citica is made from cast aluminum and the Curados handle is machined, the Curado has S-ARB bearings the Citica has ARB.

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The Citica has a single anodized spool while the Curado is double anodized, the handle on the Citica is made from cast aluminum and the Curados handle is machined, the Curado has S-ARB bearings the Citica has ARB.

You do realize that a "double" anodized spool just means they added a second color, the black stripe in the center of the curado spool. It's not like it's more corrosion resistant than the citica spool.

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You do realize that a "double" anodized spool just means they added a second color, the black stripe in the center of the curado spool. It's not like it's more corrosion resistant than the citica spool.

Sure do, but the question was asked what are the differences between the two and although simple that is one of them...

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Sure do, but the question was asked what are the differences between the two and although simple that is one of them...

Thanks.

I was just trying to point out that double compared to single anodizing is merely a cosmetic difference. Some people may take "double anodized" as being more durable.

The frame on the citica is a different color. That is also a difference then, but not really.

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I'm also not convinced of your two other differences. Those handles look identical to me, the tackle tour review also said the handles were identical. Where did you get the machined vs cast handle info? I also thought(and I may be wrong) that the difference between s-arb and arb bearings is that the arb's don't have a shield and the s-arb's do. So the new citica doesn't have shielded bearings?

I'm not trying to bash anyone, just trying to figure out the exact difference between the two reels.

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What's the price differences?, if it's the same reel and cheaper I guess I'll be buying some citicas...

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The Citica has a single anodized spool while the Curado is double anodized, the handle on the Citica is made from cast aluminum and the Curados handle is machined, the Curado has S-ARB bearings the Citica has ARB.

All I can think when I read this is: Why would I buy a Citica I for $150 when I can get a brand new Curado I for less? I bought a Curado from monster fishing tackle a few weeks ago for $140 brand new, you can find them for even cheaper on eBay.

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All I can think when I read this is: Why would I buy a Citica I for $150 when I can get a brand new Curado I for less? I bought a Curado from monster fishing tackle a few weeks ago for $140 brand new, you can find them for even cheaper on eBay.

All I can think of is why would shimano make two identical reels at a different price. I've yet to hear a believable difference between the two reels besides color.

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I think they are too close in price to justify buying a citica. If they go down to $130 like the old citicas they will be worth it. The old Citicas are better than a BPS Pro Qualifier by a bit but not quite as good as a Daiwa Tatula or Curado.

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I think they are too close in price to justify buying a citica. If they go down to $130 like the old citicas they will be worth it. The old Citicas are better than a BPS Pro Qualifier by a bit but not quite as good as a Daiwa Tatula or Curado.

So why the curado i better? Just because it says curado?

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So why the curado i better? Just because it says curado?

 

I was going by the old E series, I have yet to fish a Citica I. The old Curado E casted light baits better than the Citica E and was a little bit smoother, though both were good reels. My experience so far with the I is that it casts great and is pretty smooth, but I use it for heavy lures (big cranks) so I don't know how it performs with light lures. 

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Once the Chronarch E is rubbed out of existence, then the Curado I can move into the $200 price point oh so smoothly. Then the price difference will make sense to some of you. Buy an E while you still can.

 

Wish they still made the Chronarch E it was as good or better than the Curado E. A lot of people say they were the same reel and they might have been pretty much but I'm not sure because I never owned a Chronarch E, just tested one out. The Curado E casts 1/4 ounce lures better than any other baitcaster I've owned (BPS PQ, LEWS, Quantum, ABU).

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Once the initial buzz dies down after a month or so, Ill bet you will see the Citica on the ebay for around 100. That will spell bad news for the Tatula

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Decisions, decisions....sometimes life gets really tough.

Hootie

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Kind of like the Daiwa Zillion and Tatula being practically the same reel. Companies build a platform and then build several models on that platform. Saves cost in manufacturing.

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Once the initial buzz dies down after a month or so, Ill bet you will see the Citica on the ebay for around 100. That will spell bad news for the Tatula

Exactly what I said in the other thread!  This is going the same path as the other threads. 

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Exactly what I said in the other thread! This is going the same path as the other threads.

Yep, and still nobody seems to care about the actual differences between the two reels. Isn't that all that really matters? How can someone debate about which reel is worth the price when they don't know the actual difference between the two?

From what I've found searching so far the only difference is the box for the curado lists 3 s-arb stainless steel bearings and 2 stainless steel bearings. The citica box lists 5 stainless steel bearings. The line guide is also a different color, but weather or not it's a different material I'm not sure. Also the citica doesn't seem to be available in the low gear ratio.

If those are the only differences and the citica price gets near 100 bucks I'll be buying a few.

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