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JimD7200

Shimano Cu-200B38 Curado Bantam Baitcasting

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Hey guys!

 I have a question about this reel, i bought it off a buddy for $50 it came with a Shimano Clarus rod 7'. My question(s), since its a 3.8:1 is there a way of making it a higher ratio, is it possible to change the gears out?  Would a bearing change out make it somewhat better then it is now. I have no problems with it but i would like to have the quicker reeling in ability. 

 

 Thanks 

 Jim

 

 

 

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I use to fish with one of those.  I would leave it alone. The low gear is great for cranks and fishing soft plastic when the bite is slow.  

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Thanks Fishtanks, would it good to replace the bearings atleast?

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The stock bearings are pretty good in this reel..  But based on the age, it couldn't hurt.   I would check out boca bearings Abec 5 ceramics.  I would also give this reel a complete cleaning and re-lubing as well. 

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Thanks a lot FishTank, I'll check that out.

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The B38 is a sweet cranking reel and getting hard to find. If it's in decent condition, sell it for $75 and buy a reel more suitable for the application. You'll be way ahead of the game by the time you souce parts etc. 

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If you don´t like it sell it, I have one of those and it´s my deep diver crank/ slow rolling big willow leaf blade spinnerbait reel; no other reel I own does the job better than it, wouldn´t sell it ever.

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Thanks guy I appreciate all the advice. I'm going to keep it and give a it a good cleaning and check the bearings out.

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