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Is the Shimano Citica being discontinued

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1 hour ago, Jer1983 said:

I see it on clearance, now sold out at Cabela's. On sale everywhere. 

Replaced by the SLX XT

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On 8/9/2019 at 4:30 PM, GeekFisher said:

Replaced by the SLX XT

Well that's really infuriating. Especially when they come out with a new line of Shimano sedonas that these match perfectly with. I know there's no reason your baitcasters have to match your spinning reels. I still tend to get a little ocd about silly details like that sometimes.

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Yep, I think we can kiss the Citica goodbye.  Glad I still have two 200E's.

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The SLX reels I have remind me alot of the Citica 100dsv reels I use to own, just a newer version with different paint job. 

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but isnt the SLX totally plastic? the citica had an aluminum frame and was essentially a curado with different bearings, a non anodized spool and a plastic drag star. 

 

to me this seems like a bit of a downgrade??

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I think the Citica and Curado are too similar and the basic SLX makes sense until you’re ready to upgrade. 

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6 hours ago, Hulkster said:

but isnt the SLX totally plastic? the citica had an aluminum frame and was essentially a curado with different bearings, a non anodized spool and a plastic drag star. 

 

to me this seems like a bit of a downgrade??

SLX has a metal frame

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Same with the Curado 200 and the Citica 200.  Lots of interchangeable parts.  Do not be deceived by the price of the SLX making it a cheapo reel.  The drive gear and pinion gear are brass and yes, they did put a bushing on the drive shaft, but hey, the wonderful Citica 200E also had a bushing on the drive shaft and performed just great.  For $5.80 cents you can replace the bushing with a bearing.  I fished the daylights out of my SLX and can only say it performs on a level with my Chronarchs and Curado 200K's.  I call it good old Shimano engineering.  The spool capacity is the same as the Curado 70.  Yes, it is a solid little machine.

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On 8/12/2019 at 2:38 PM, OnthePotomac said:

Same with the Curado 200 and the Citica 200.  Lots of interchangeable parts.  Do not be deceived by the price of the SLX making it a cheapo reel.  The drive gear and pinion gear are brass and yes, they did put a bushing on the drive shaft, but hey, the wonderful Citica 200E also had a bushing on the drive shaft and performed just great.  For $5.80 cents you can replace the bushing with a bearing.  I fished the daylights out of my SLX and can only say it performs on a level with my Chronarchs and Curado 200K's.  I call it good old Shimano engineering.  The spool capacity is the same as the Curado 70.  Yes, it is a solid little machine.

The SLX XT get ridden of the bushing replacing it with a bearing and also have SVS infinity. SLX replaced Caenan and SLX XT is replacing Citica in the Shimano baitcasters lineup

 

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