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I have narrowed down my list and i am between 2 reels for flipping core and the curado both in 7:1 and  i am between 4 for casting spiinerbaits, cranks, and other stuff the citica 200, the revo sx ,revo premier, or the quantum accurist.

I know that these are from diffrent companys and the diffrent price range but which would you chose and why  

as always thanks for the imput

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I don't have the Core yet but it  is too nice and too expensive a reel to flip with.  It's next on my list though.

I like and have the Daiwa Sol for cranks with 10-12 lb line.

I use my Curado 100 for top water plugs and soft plastics like the Flue.

I also like and have the Premier that I use for worms and soft jerk baits as well.

I use the Calcutta 250 for flipping. $189 plus it has the most balls out of all the reels mentioned IMO.

If I had to choose only two though it would be the Calcutta which can triple for flipping, spinnerbaits and deep cranks.

2nd would be the Premier for worms, top water plugs and smaller cranks.  The Premier is the lightest of them all is why I choose it over the Curado and has plenty of guts.

But remember, with using only two reels for many different applications, you are going to have to pick out 2 well made suitable rods that handle different techniques.

The 7' Loomis MBR843 M/H is good paired with the Premier and I'd get a 7'5 Loomis M/H flipping stick for the Calcutta.

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Going off your list, I'll say Curado, and Premier. Curado...becouse it's cheaper than the Core. Premier...becouse it's the lightest one.

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I don't have the Core yet but it is too nice and too expensive a reel to flip with.  

I guess that is why there is a flipping version.  

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Money aside...

I have a Core and while it's a great little reel.... I honestly can't say it's any better than a 50MG.  It looks great but has nothing in practical use that the 50MG doesn't.  In fact, I'll submit that it's more limited than the 50MG since I can swap spools and get more line in the 50. (both have shallow spools)  The shape of the two are slightly different and I think the 50MG is a little more comfortable in hand.  (it's slightly rounder feeling which seems to fit my cupped palm better)

Unless you plan to use braid, I wouldn't buy a core for hvy line use.

I also wouldn't buy a 200 size curado due to the weight of them. (but that's just a personal preference)  If curado and citica are you pick, I would buy curado and citica 100DSV's for any of your listed applications.  I'm not sure you can get the 7:1 in the 100DSV's though, working from memory.

I have a Premier on order but haven't received it yet so I can't give you a report on it.  If it lives up to the hype and specs, it will solve a bunch of needs and become a staple in my collection.

Happy shopping!!

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Money aside...

I have a Core and while it's a great little reel.... I honestly can't say it's any better than a 50MG. It looks great but has nothing in practical use that the 50MG doesn't. In fact, I'll submit that it's more limited than the 50MG since I can swap spools and get more line in the 50. (both have shallow spools) The shape of the two are slightly different and I think the 50MG is a little more comfortable in hand. (it's slightly rounder feeling which seems to fit my cupped palm better)

Unless you plan to use braid, I wouldn't buy a core for hvy line use.

I also wouldn't buy a 200 size curado due to the weight of them. (but that's just a personal preference) If curado and citica are you pick, I would buy curado and citica 100DSV's for any of your listed applications. I'm not sure you can get the 7:1 in the 100DSV's though, working from memory.

I have a Premier on order but haven't received it yet so I can't give you a report on it. If it lives up to the hype and specs, it will solve a bunch of needs and become a staple in my collection.

Happy shopping!!

you are right, no 7:1 in a 100/101D, that would be cool :)

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I don't have the Core yet but it  is too nice and too expensive a reel to flip with.    

I guess that is why there is a flipping version.  

Just becuse they have a flipping version doesn't make it a practical flipping reel.  Most serious anglers I know who spend a LOT of time flipping use #50 braid or minimum #20 mono to pull 5lb plus fish out of heavy, thick hydrilla.  Will that core handle that?  

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I 2nd the curado for all applications mentioned, never fished with a core thougth. However I love my Castiac flippin' reel, but my other flippin reel is a curado.

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The Citica 100DSV is a 6-2-1 reel.

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The best outfit for flippin might just be a long cane pole and the same length of strong line.

Couldn't resist.  Please forgive me.

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The best outfit for flippin might just be a long cane pole and the same length of strong line.

Couldn't resist.  Please forgive me.

Don't laugh.  I knew an old timer, probably dead now, who would go out at night with a heavy cane pole and about 15 feet of #40 mono and work a big topwater plug back and forth infront of brush piles and other structure.  He would just drag that lure back and forth.  He caught more than his share of lunkers doing that.

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