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Curado 50e for $120 - Yes or No

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I came across a Shimano Curado 50e for sale... heres the catch, for $120. 

Is this a good deal? Its in very good condition from a very trusted seller I know. (its not on ebay in-case you are wondering)

It even has the box and papers!

I just want to know if its a good idea to pick this up for $120. Thanks

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Yes, that is a great deal. The 50E is a very popular reel and people are willing to pay 150 for it.

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Despite the guy in the fleamarket trying to sell his for 300 brand-new, 120 is not a super deal but its good. These were clearance for $100 I want to say five or six years ago. They go for around 150 on average right now

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If it's a reel you have a use for that's not a bad deal.  

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Although cleared out for $98, I don't consider that to be the true value of the reel.  I believe they sold for $200 new.  So AFAIC that is a good deal.  I've got two of the 51Es.  I think you will like the reel.

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Buy it before he changes his mind about selling it. Any E series reel is going for a premium right now. 

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Nowadays that's a good deal.  I've been seeing $150-200 depending on condition.   Great reels.

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Yeah, I have a 50E I modded and thought about selling it, but just cant.  Those are great reels!  That sounds like a good deal to me.

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Well, I have the 50E  super-tuned and in PERFECT condition.  With upgrades I consider this reel to be comparable to my Core 50Mg7. It is not for sale, but if it were I would ask $225, firm. I suggest buying the reel and sending it to DVT for service and upgrades (Carbontex brakes and Boca bearings).

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Is this reel any good for heavy applications such as frogging / flipping and pitching? I know its a finesse oriented reel, but its still a curado and I wonder if it would hold up to the task of heavy cover. I had a 200e7 I used for this a while back and absolutely loved it, but had to sell it, now they go for way too much for me lol

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The 50E can easily handle the heavier stuff.  Buy and use with LOTS of confidence!

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It is a misconception that it is a finesse reel.  The only thing you may have a problem is line capacity.  I've used it for pitching in heavy cover, no issues.  It is just like the 200 size just less line capacity.

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Anyone have issues with the line capacity? Do you think I might? I never get past half a full spool of 12lb test mono on my Speed Spool if that gives you a reference :P, but I would like to use 30lb braid on the 50e.

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5 hours ago, iabass8 said:

Despite the guy in the fleamarket trying to sell his for 300 brand-new, 120 is not a super deal but its good. These were clearance for $100 I want to say five or six years ago. They go for around 150 on average right now

Yeah I saw that, I winced.  I'll never buy it at that price.  In fact I wouldn't buy any of the 50Es even at the average sell price lately.  I'd rather just buy the Curado 70s. 

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^ yeah, good point.   My 50E is now a 7 to 1 with a 100mm Hawtech handle, bearings, and supertuned by DVT, but at the $$ I sunk into it, get a Curado 70, or something along those lines. 

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Those reels sell for about $150 in very good condition and $200 in like-new condition, so $120 is a good deal, even if you need to send it off for servicing.

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Hmm... maybe there are comparable reels for around $120? maybe even used?

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1 minute ago, nameiztaken said:

Hmm... maybe there are comparable reels for around $120? maybe even used?

Not sure you'll find as small a reel as the 50e
for $120. I have the Chronarch 50e and it is 
quite awesome.

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Ive bought all of the 51e's I've owned for $100-130 and sold them for the same price (only for other projects/interests) . Definitely my favorite reels/size I've fished with. 

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$120 is a good price.

So $300 for a NIB one is stupid but there are people paying over retail for NIB Chronarch 50E's apparently.

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9 hours ago, nameiztaken said:

Anyone have issues with the line capacity? Do you think I might? I never get past half a full spool of 12lb test mono on my Speed Spool if that gives you a reference :P, but I would like to use 30lb braid on the 50e.

I have loaded 225' 30# Gamma Torque braid on my 50E with around 100' of 6# mono backing if my memory is correct.

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1 hour ago, QUAKEnSHAKE said:

I have loaded 225' 30# Gamma Torque braid on my 50E with around 100' of 6# mono backing if my memory is correct.

... this reel is becoming very attractive now...

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My favorite platform.  I have two curado 50e, a Scorpion, and Chronarch.  Love em.  Dead simple, reliable, never have to worry about them.  

 

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I really think you should just buy it.  If you don't like it, sell it for 150.  Done.

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Aww I tried buying it, but it got sold a couple weeks ago but they didn't delete the listing, got my hopes all up!

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