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I have both..The drag is way better on the 70 , it comes in a higher gear ratio. and parts will be available farther down the road for the 70. But , I like simplicity of the old style brakes on the 50, and the fact that it was made in Japan.

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I  both the 51E and the 71.  I am still dialing the 71 in.  If I had to choose today, it would be the 51E because I am very familiar with it and have it dialed in.  I should get there with the 71 soon though.

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I also had both chornarch 50e and 70HG. I like them both but to use I prefer 50e  over 70, To me 50e cast and retrieve is way smoother than 70. I also feel 50e palm better due to it seet abit lower on the reel.

which one I would buy right now? 70XG then 70HG due to its newer technology, price and faster speed.

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my 70 came with a defective gear set , once i replaced it the smoothness was there.

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I dont have a 70, but the one thing I like the 50e has is the lower gear ratio (6.4 to 1).  I used mine for a lot of squarebills and senkos and I just caught more fish with it, like a lot more.  Then, I increased it to 7 to 1 for flipping and just not the production.  Now it's not all related to the gear ratio alone, I know that, but 6.x to 1 is a ratio that fishes better for me.  Not sure y.

I dont think you can go wrong with either, it's a Shimano. 

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I have several Curado & Chronarch 50's.   My most recent reel purchase was a Curado 70.   What I like about the 50s is that them seem to be idiot proof, i.e. I was able to use them well right out of the box.    There is a learning curve to the Curado 70.  It isn't as user friendly when you try to muscle it and get a few more yards on a cast.

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4 hours ago, JustJames said:

I also had both chornarch 50e and 70HG. I like them both but to use I prefer 50e  over 70, To me 50e cast and retrieve is way smoother than 70. I also feel 50e palm better due to it seet abit lower on the reel.

which one I would buy right now? 70XG then 70HG due to its newer technology, price and faster speed.

Dude you can't compare a CHRONARCH to a Curado, a Chronarch no matter to which series it belongs will always be better than a Curado.

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40 minutes ago, Raul said:

Dude you can't compare a CHRONARCH to a Curado, a Chronarch no matter to which series it belongs will always be better than a Curado.

Unless it's an E series 

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2 hours ago, Raul said:

Dude you can't compare a CHRONARCH to a Curado, a Chronarch no matter to which series it belongs will always be better than a Curado.

 

Chronarch E series and Curado E series are literally the same reel. Only difference is in the paint job. 

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I like the 70. The 50's are too small for my hands and caused my hands to hurt from trying to grip them after extended use. My 70's cast better than my 50's ever did too. I haven't noticed any geary feeling, and I've had mine under more load than any bass reel should ever be. 

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On 10/26/2016 at 3:27 AM, Bluebasser86 said:

I like the 70. The 50's are too small for my hands and caused my hands to hurt from trying to grip them after extended use. My 70's cast better than my 50's ever did too. I haven't noticed any geary feeling, and I've had mine under more load than any bass reel should ever be. 

The 50's are noticeably smaller than the 70?  I just purchased a 50e so I'm curious.

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On 10/25/2016 at 7:46 PM, Hogsticker said:

Unless it's an E series 

 

On 10/25/2016 at 9:13 PM, NYBasser said:

Chronarch E series and Curado E series are literally the same reel. Only difference is in the paint job. 

 

Raul forgot to use the sarcasm font.

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1 hour ago, npl_texas said:

The 50's are noticeably smaller than the 70?  I just purchased a 50e so I'm curious.

No 

I'm holding both right now if any difference it is like 1-2 millimeters. I grabbed my calipers and palm sideplates basically same. Front to back length same. Thumb bar maybe a mm higher on 70. Minute differences overall. I much prefer the newest brake system the 70 has over the vbs of the 50.

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13 hours ago, npl_texas said:

The 50's are noticeably smaller than the 70?  I just purchased a 50e so I'm curious.

Smaller, maybe not, but the shape is different and the 50's did not fit my hands well. Something about the 50 hits a nerve in my thumb occasionally while I'm palming it that sends a shooting pain through my hand, couldn't continue to use them. 

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