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Shimano Curado vs. Johnny Morris signature ???

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I am going to Bass Pro to look at these two reels. I can get either for 100.00 bucks or so after rebates et all.  I am looking at the 7:1 gear ratio on both. Anybody fish both that can offer some insight? I got a citica for Christimas but here in Ohio the weather has prevented me from hauling in bass after bass with it. I would like opinions from folks who have fished both these reels but would welcome input from anyone who has either. Thanks.

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The last I heard pfleuger was making BPS reels.  I get the shimano.

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I have 2 of the BPS reels and am extremely happy with them, very smooth, cast control works great. Getting ready to buy 2 more. Don't know for shure but I heard that they are made by Pinicle.

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According to the fellers at Tackle Tour, Pinnacle makes BPS baitcast reels.

I only own one one BPS reel, a spinning reel, and I'm very happy with it. The new Johnny Morris Elite spinning reels are really cool, and some of the smoothest I've ever cranked, bar none.

I know a few guys with some higher end BPS baitcasters and I've heard no complaints. In fact, they like them very much. From what I've seen, they are as well made as any reel out there.

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A buddy of mine got the Johnny Morris as a Christmas gift last year. It's nicer than I thought it would be, it casts well and is very smooth. The handle has alot of wobble though. I'm interested to see how well it will hold up in the long run.

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I have three Johnny Morris BC's all ranging 3yrs old and newer ( bought one each of the past three fishing seasons) and the are still working great no complaints. Wish I had five more. The Rick Clunn BC's are really good to.

Harshman

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It looks like BPS, Browning, Pleuger ad Pinicle are all made in the same factory.  They all have the same options.  

I don't have a Shimano but I do have a Johnny Morris Signature Baitcasting reel and WOW it is awesome!  I can dial the magnetic backlash down to zero, click two centrifigal brakes and not have it backlash!  It is by far the best reel that I have ever owned.

I am sure that the Shimano cult will weigh in with there thoughts any moment now.....Concidering their devotion to Shimano you couldn't go wrong with the Curado either.  

Good luck and enjoy whatever reel you choose!

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DO NOT GET THE JOHNNY MORRIS REEL.

GET THE SHIMANO.

Purchased a Johnny Morris reel and it blew up on me on Smith Mountani Lake the first time I had it out.

Took it back to Bass Pro Shop and the guy in the fishing department told me that they have had problems with the reel and I would do better with a Curado.

Purchaed the Curado and love it.

No problems.

SO DO NOT GET THE JOHNNY MORRIS REEL.

A word to the wise is sufficient.

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I used to have a lot of BPS branded gear, now I don't have any...........Shimano, Daiwa, Abu Garcia,and Quantum all make better products for a little more money, but it's worth it.

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Shimano is the road I would travel.  Straight and smooth.  No bumps or pot holes.   Just a smooth ride.

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Shimano's motto is: Strong, smooth, silent and reliant.

Over the years, this has proven true for me.

8-)

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Don't waste your time on a product that may or may not work.  You don't want to get out on the water and find out your new BPS reel is a dud.  Buy the Shimano.

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Shimano's motto is: Strong, smooth, silent and reliant.

Over the years, this has proven true for me.

8-)

Exactly!!!

;)

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Go with the Shimano,I have a couple dating back to 1993 that I use hard and they have never given me an ounce of problems

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By this time, this reply may be a little bit of over-kill, but, hey, you asked for our 2 cents' worth, so here goes...I used to not understand the devotion that some folks had to Shimano...that was, of course, not until I owned one myself.  Now, I'm a sell-out too!  I have several Castaics, a bunch of Chronarchs, and mostly Curados.  To be totally frank, I like the Curados actually more than the Chronarchs, as they feel "heavier" to me...as in, more durable and solid feeling.

Don't get me wrong, I love my Chronarchs...just more for lighter cranks, top-waters, small spinnerbaits, etc.  It's nearly impossible to backlash (notice, I said "nearly" ! ;D ), and they are smooth as butter.  But, the Curado just feels "beefier" to me, so I prefer them for jigs, worms, swimbaits, etc.  If you have a choice, go with the 200/201 DPV (Power Version), or if you're looking for a big bait reel, the new 300 series is AWESOME !

No offense to the good folks at BPS...but, to me anyways, this is not even a fair debate.  Go with the Curado for confidence and years of trouble-free ownership. But, be careful...you will want to convert all of your reels over (that bad little Bait Monkey is evil!).

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Thanks to all who replied. I have a citica but have not had a chance to fish it. I want the curado for the high speed retrieve. Hopefully, before the rebate runs out I can get a power version as well. Thanks especially to those who answered who have fished both.

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