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Chronarch CI4+ vs Curado K

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So I'm looking to get my 3rd shimano reel, but can't decide on which to choose, I can get either the curado k for 250 canadian or the chronarch ci4+ for the same price. What do you guys think will hold up better down the road? I know the curado K is still new and hard to tell the longevity of it but I'm sure its going to hold up relatively on par with the older curaodos... Right? 

I really just want advice on what's the better reel, I'm open to any other suggestions as well. I'm a big quantum guy and have 6 of their reels. I like shimano because its something different, and has a good rep.

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I've fished a Ci4+ and Curado I side by side, still liked the Curado more. I cannot speak for Curado K, however I think the K will be a better reel than the Chronarch Ci4+. 

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i own 2 of the curado k reels they are better than the chronarch. ci4+

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I am on the other side of the fence here.  I tried both and own a few ci4's. It was better in my hands and super smooth.  There isn't a wrong decision hear.

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Neither is "better " reel it just comes down to features and what you like. 

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3 hours ago, Delaware Valley Tackle said:

Neither is "better " reel it just comes down to features and what you like. 

I want something that is worth the price tag and going to last mechanically. I understand that the chronarch is a 350 dollar reel (canadian) and the new curado is a 250 reel, but if I can get the chronarch for the same price is that the better purchase? I've played with both and they feel as smooth. Just looking for opinions.

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Resale on the ci4 would be better is your choose to resell

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Since one of the reels you're looking at is a composite body, and you haven't ruled it out due to that I would suggest you also consider a Casitas MGL.

The Casitas MGL is seriously underrated.

 

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I have both and to me it's a toss up.  Like with pretty much anything it's going to come down to personal preference and feel.

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1 hour ago, 22hertz said:

Since one of the reels you're looking at is a composite body, and you haven't ruled it out due to that I would suggest you also consider a Casitas MGL.

The Casitas MGL is seriously underrated.

 

I had a buddy of mine try and convince me to getting that reel a while back. What's the difference between that and the US model? Is it really worth that much more over the US model?

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Yes, its worth it.

Personally, for the price, I would rather buy a Tatula CT for the same price as a US Casitas, but the JDM Casitas MGL is worth it if it fits your requirements.

 

These videos may help you decide:

 

 

 

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