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Shimano Rods Curado vs Exage

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What I'm more so looking for is someone who has used both. 

 

I had a 7'2" Heavy/Fast Exage w/ a Citica using 40lb smackdown. It got stolen, but I didn't mind the set up.

 

I am wanting to have a specific spinnerbait/chatterbait set up. I'm eyeing the MH/F and considering the 6'10" due to bank fishing and I like fishing cover compared to open water.

 

Tackle Warehouse has the Exage for $79 now. I could get two rods for one Curado.

I don't mind buying a $160 rod. Having used the Exage, I do have my qualms. 

 

Ignore that I had 4 combos stolen, I like the value idea, but I'm more so focused on a good spinnerbait/chatterbait combo.

It will be on a 7.2:1 Citica with 25lb smackdown to a mono leader when needed.

 

Thank you all

 

Gianni

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I had both rods in the 7'2" med hvy. The curado is slightly more sensitive and seems a hair lighter. I didnt like the reel seat on the curado rod. It felt a little wide to me.

For spinnerbaits and chatterbaits, the exage works well. In fact that's my chatterbait and one of my spinnerbait rods. I have both of my 7'2" paired up with shimano calcutta 100d's. 

I also have the 6'10" med exage paired up with a conquest 50 for small spinnerbaits. These rods are hard to beat for moving baits.

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On 6/7/2019 at 10:50 AM, mrpao said:

I had both rods in the 7'2" med hvy. The curado is slightly more sensitive and seems a hair lighter. I didnt like the reel seat on the curado rod. It felt a little wide to me.

For spinnerbaits and chatterbaits, the exage works well. In fact that's my chatterbait and one of my spinnerbait rods. I have both of my 7'2" paired up with shimano calcutta 100d's. 

I also have the 6'10" med exage paired up with a conquest 50 for small spinnerbaits. These rods are hard to beat for moving baits.

I appreciate your input. I was happy with my 7'2" it was a different application, but the rod I enjoyed. I'm a sucker for a good full cork grip, always will be. But for large single hook moving baits, I don't really think you need to get all that fancy.. do I?

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