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Shimano Core vs Shimano Chronarch Ci4

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I have found a used Shimano Core 50mg7 for the same price as a brand new Chronarch Ci4.. could I get an input on what I should choose and why? Thanks guys!!

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I have owned both. In my opinion, it depends on what you prefer out of a handle. I like the Chronarch handle better but I prefer the body of the Core. If I had to choose over new or used, and same price, I would go with the Chronarch.

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You shoudnt pay full price for an outdated CI4. $270 for a Core is a bit much to me for its performance compared to the newer curado offerings 70, K, DC or newer Chronarch MGL. The Cores big advantage is its lightweight if you have a very lightweight rod to pair it with that would make a great combo other than that Id go with newer shimanos but dont pay msrp for any of them.

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I’m also trading, but the guy I’m trading reels with said trade value for the two reels would be equal, just don’t know how good the cores are

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Core 50 spool is rated at 10/105 line capacity.

A lot of people feel the VBS of the Core is their favorite system cause it is "set and forget" set 2 brakes on and fish all day everyday no worries. The CI4 will have  more adjustment and care needed with oiling the brake pipe occasionally. 

The CI4 is physically a larger reel the Core small and fits in palm much better.

 

My response comes from currently owning both. Maybe if I didnt own them I would be more interested in the Core50 it has an allure that "IT" factor that I am just used to. They were excellent reels when they came out and still excellent today compared to most other reels.

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I have a lot of "favorite" reels, but the Core 50mg7 is my "very favorite". Mine dates back

to when they were first introduced. It was a 10 right out of the box, but it's better now!

 

:love-093:

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I didnt like the body of the Chronarch ci4.

I tried to like this frame but the way i palm my reels, its sharp lines didn't feel good in my hand. After fishing several times I got rid of my chronarch CI4.

Same with the Chronarch MGL, since it has the same body.

Other than the that, the reels preformed great. Cast smooth and retreived quitely.

I still have two core 50's and two aldebaran mg7. Great reels that I'll probably never part with.

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