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Which baitcaster would you rather choose for ALL of your rods:

-Abu Garcia Revo STX

-(new) Quantum Tour Edition PT

-(new) Quantum Energy PT

-Shimano Curado E

-Other (which reel?)

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Which baitcaster would you rather choose for ALL of your rods:

-Abu Garcia Revo STX

-(new) Quantum Tour Edition PT

-(new) Quantum Energy PT

-Shimano Curado E

-Other (which reel?)

Daiwa steez nuff said in that price range something daiwa like zillions and fuegos. Out of that lot i would love to try the new quantum's and curado other than that what people say about the new reels a pure speculations for all we know the new curados could be absolutely garbage.

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I use only daiwa reels.  My TD-Z's are sweet. Feather light, smooth as silk, and they just keep going and going and going...

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I wouldn't waist my money on any of them.  Has to be SHIMANO but not the Curado.

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I suspect the new Curados will be the "hot reel" when they become available in the next few weeks. The introduction of the Revo line-up turned a lot of heads and has forced the other players to really scramble to replace some models. The current Curado is a fine reel, but bigger and heavier than the comparable Abu Garcia Revo STX.

I recently fished the Citica which is a great bargin at something less than $100. If that's a better pricing point for you, I highly recommend this Shimano baitcaster to you:

http://www.deloscustomtackleshack.com/reels/shimanocitaca.html

8-)

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Ok, this is only my opinion. But Diawa within the last lear, released Denny Brauer, Gary Klein, and i believe Jay Yelas from their Pro-Staff. I heard from many sources that they couldn't afford to pay them their usual sum. Nothing had changed, they didn't ask for more. They had to make some budget cuts. For this reason, i have a hard time buying Diawas. I just dont feel comfortable buying from a company that is in a financial perdicament. Now,  granted, perhaps the money they saved went toward better quality in their products. But from a business aspect, as a CONSUMER, I feel akward buying from a company tha needs to take budget cuts.

Again, just my opinion. Im not talking trash about Diawa.

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Team Daiwa TDZ or Shimano Chronarch Mg.

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I have a KVD Signature Series (Quantum) that I like.  I am still getting used to a baitcaster and am not getting as many birds nests  after learning how to adjust it.  I also like the flippin switch on it.

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High-end....Daiwa TD-Z  (These are the 'old Curados' of the high-end magnesium reels.  Flawless performance...I wouldn't change a thing)

Midrange....'09 Shimano Citica (with an identical spool to the Curado...casting should be the same)

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High-end....Daiwa TD-Z (These are the 'old Curados' of the high-end magnesium reels. Flawless performance...I wouldn't change a thing)

Oh yeah, I would change a couple of things in them,

1.- Drill some holes to the frame to shave some tenths of an ounce

2.- The dry drag for a wet drag

3.- The color scheme, something more eye catching and groovy, not that I don 't like silver but it 's too serious looking.  :)

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I like the curado's but I would probably go with a chronarch or core.

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High-end....Daiwa TD-Z (These are the 'old Curados' of the high-end magnesium reels. Flawless performance...I wouldn't change a thing)

Oh yeah, I would change a couple of things in them,

1.- Drill some holes to the frame to shave some tenths of an ounce

2.- The dry drag for a wet drag

3.- The color scheme, something more eye catching and groovy, not that I don 't like silver but it 's too serious looking. :)

What is a wet drag and a dry drag?

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High-end....Daiwa TD-Z  (These are the 'old Curados' of the high-end magnesium reels.  Flawless performance...I wouldn't change a thing)

Oh yeah, I would change a couple of things in them,

1.- Drill some holes to the frame to shave some tenths of an ounce

2.- The dry drag for a wet drag

3.- The color scheme, something more eye catching and groovy, not that I don 't like silver but it 's too serious looking.  :)

What is a wet drag and a dry drag?

Really self explanatory

Wet Drag = any drag system that requires lubrication of the drag pads in the stack.

Dry Drag = The opposite

Tight Lines!!!

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Nothing like a little dry humor around here

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High-end....Daiwa TD-Z (These are the 'old Curados' of the high-end magnesium reels. Flawless performance...I wouldn't change a thing)

Oh yeah, I would change a couple of things in them,

1.- Drill some holes to the frame to shave some tenths of an ounce

2.- The dry drag for a wet drag

3.- The color scheme, something more eye catching and groovy, not that I don 't like silver but it 's too serious looking. :)

What is a wet drag and a dry drag?

Read RMs post, to add, the difference with wet drags vs dry drags is that dry drags can be very finicky, lubricant and or water contamination of the drag pads can make the drag system to malfunction and loose smoothness causing studdering while under pressure, at moments you have an operational drag others you have the opposite.

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Shimano Calais DC...maybe next year I will have enough saved...also I have a feeling it might make me lazy and not improve my baitcasting skills.  :)

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Shimano Calais DC...maybe next year I will have enough saved...also I have a feeling it might make me lazy and not improve my baitcasting skills. :)

Its not the reel, its the Fisherman that has the skill...

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Revo STX. Nuff said.

Falcon

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