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Diawa Luna 300 vs. Shimano Curado 300 for swimbaits

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I've been having an unbelievable bad luck streak w/Shimano reels purchased from BP in Foxboro MA. I've had to return 3 Curado 300's binding up (right out of box 1 in store and 2 at home) and 1 Cardiff 400(wouldn't engage) in the past 5 days all bought in that same time span. So as you might guess I'm a bit wary ordering a Shimano online as well. I have an extreme liking for every Daiwa reel I've purchased and haven't had one issue with any Daiwa ever. I'm looking at the Daiwa Luna 300 as a swimbait reel and wondered if anyone else here is fimilar with it? Though, the Curado is about 2oz lighter and $199 vs. $239 for the Luna, I'm hesitant to try a Shimano agian. So before I click the order button through Cabela's I'll wait until I get some feed back.

As always, thanks in advance! :)

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A Luna 300 is about the same size as a 400 size Shimano. It also has a lower gear ratio than the Curado 300.

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hey paul, i'll sell ya my cardiff 300. i threw it today and it's a great reel, but it's righty and i'd much rather have a lefty. throwing a right-hand retrieve reel just does not feel comfortable or natural to me.

lemme know if you're interested, you've got first dibs!

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hey paul, i'll sell ya my cardiff 300. i threw it today and it's a great reel, but it's righty and i'd much rather have a lefty. throwing a right-hand retrieve reel just does not feel comfortable or natural to me.

lemme know if you're interested, you've got first dibs!

Thanks Mike! I'm wondering if a good price will sway me to the Cardiff 300. I'm so frustrated right now w/Shimano products. It's just my mistake luck w/them lately, this is including 3 snapped rods one mid level and 2 of the highest end rods. I think I'm going with the Luna 253. Like I said I've never had an issue with Daiwa. The more I think of it the more I'm leaning to Diawa over my Revo's :-?

Thanks again Mike!

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Well, if you are getting rid of any of those Revos, just let me know... :)

BTW, you still need that old trolling motor?

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Well, if you are getting rid of any of those Revos, just let me know... :)

BTW, you still need that old trolling motor?

I will SB. How are ya? I think I might be all set, when are you heading up this way? Someone close by mentioned they may have a few old ones laying around. I'll find out in the next few days and get back to you if that's alright?

Thanks for thinking of me! :)

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Be there next month for the CAST event.

Just let me know if you need it

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May I suggest you PM the Reel Mechanic regarding your reels?

The guy is outstanding and he may be able to give you some insight into the problems you have been experiencing.  :)

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