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What is your favorite Shimano baitcaster?  Please don't just vote on just looks but your overall use of the reel, durability, and such.  Thanks.

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I voted for the 50Mg. I have 4 of them and I fish with them most often. I also have a Chronarch 100BSV, a Calcutta TE200DC and a Calcutta 400B. A lot of guys love their Calcuttas, but they are not on the list.

Ronnie

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I love my Calais 201A.  It's a luxury to fish.   Smooth and super strong.  My only complaint is the weight but your only talking about an ounce more than most other reels.

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Good ole green Bantam Curado's.  They are practically irreplaceable, uncomparable, and indestructable!  My next fav. is the Citica D.

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calais 100a...the only downside is its weight but, the rest of the package more than makes up for it.

the core would be a close second, if listed.

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My favorite is not listed either, but I KNEW it wouldn't be before I even opened this up.  My favorite is the Castaic.

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The old Curado B. Its really the only Shimano baitcaster I've used  but I've played with a bunch of them. However, the Chronarch and Calais both seem like they'd be really great.

One nice thing about the old Curado is the price wasn't too bad on those. Durability was really good too. I've had several for over 7 years and no problems.

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Castaic is excellent but I have more Curado's so I voted for the Curado's.

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I didnt vote because the only shimano baitcaster I have wasnt listed.  Its a cardiff 200a, but I love it.  And for $90 it was worth every penny.

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I have the old Curado B. And I LOVE IT!!! I've used the Citica and I'm getting one in a week or so. IMO you can't go wrong with SHIMANO!!!  :)Out of the ones you put up there.....Curado B. I've heard alot about the D but I haven't tried it.

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Good ole green Bantam Curado's. They are practically irreplaceable, uncomparable, and indestructable! My next fav. is the Citica D.

Yep!!!

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I'm a big fan of the Shimano Curado B series reels I have a few of each of the 200 size (200B, 200B5, 200B38, & 200SF).  I have tried the new Curados and am not impressed at the $200 price point, YET.  I have picked up a couple Citicas and have been happy with them.  I use them in both salt & freshwater and haven't had any issues.  I have looked at the Core a couple times but it's just too far out of my budget right now.

Great topic.......

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50mg from that list, had the Calcutta's been listed and especially the 200GT I would have voted different.

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I love my Calais 201A. It's a luxury to fish. Smooth and super strong. My only complaint is the weight but your only talking about an ounce more than most other reels.

I have one with the handle on the "correct" side. :;)

This reel is built like a tank with the features of a Lexus. I have mine saddled to a St. Croix Legend Elite EC70MHF. I don't consider the rig heavy because it is well balanced. I like them all, but this has become my favorite.

8-)

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Don 't have a favorite, I like all my Shimanos ....... just as I like all my Daiwas.

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