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I've seen on here a lot that people talk about the Shimano Curado, and even the Citica, but very little talk (that I've seen anyway) about the Cruxis.  

Is that a good reel??  It has as many bearings as the Citica does, 3 ball bearings and 1 roller bearing.  How does it compare to the better ones??  It looks like it's built on the same frame as the old Curado D and the Citica, before the redo of both of those reels.

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I have a cruxis and it's been a good reel for me for the last two years.  It was one of first two baitcasters I bought, the other was an accurist II and I like the cruxis alot more than the accurist II.  Hope that helps.

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I'm just getting into Shimano, mostly their rods.  If I were to consider a Shimano casting reel for one of the rods I want, it would have to be around the $100 range, and the Cruxis looks like it will be.  I was told a few years ago that Shimano basically did some name hopping making the old green Curado the new Citica but a different color, and the new Cruxis was just a former Citica rebadged.  That was told to me by a local tackle shop in 2005 or 2006, can't remember, but it was way before any talk of the new Curado E that is out now.

So I just wanted to learn about them some.  

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The Cruxis is the bottom end of the aluminum framed reels by Shimano. It's just above the top-end graphite framed reel, the Chromica, this is 2008 line info. The new E series Curados and Citicas have been streamlined to lose the weight that most complained about in the D models. The Citica suffering the most cuts from the D series, lost the aluminum side plates and one bearing. I still don't think the Cruxis would compare to the New Citica E though. But check Ebay for a Cruxis, they're pretty cheap there.

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Do they still make the Cruxis the way it was before the E series of Curado and Citica came out??  Really I thought that whole line was a bit bulky, the reels are just LARGE, but once I start looking at them more closely I might get passed that.  I still doubt I'd swap my BPS Extreme for one though, but it can't hurt to look at them anyway.

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I sold a few Cruxis used.  It seemed like a decent reel but it just never caught on and you can get them cheap on ebay.

I would expect to see D series Citica's and Curado's very cheap this spring on Ebay as the E series becomes more available.  I'm predicting those D reels to become the red-headed, step child in Shimano's history.  

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Seemed like they were extremely popular while they ran that line though.

Right now I could get a Citica for the same price as a Cruxis at Cabela's, they are $99.99, but they are the size with the line capacity of 12 pound, 150 yards. The other size of 10 pound, 155 yards are all sold out. Which one was the more average sized reel?? Cause I have a BPS Extreme that holds 12 pound, 150 yards, and it's pretty small in frame size, but from what I know about those Shimano D's, they are pretty large??

I'm really not all that interested in this reel to purchase one, I am just mostly curious is all.

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Seemed like they were extremely popular while they ran that line though.

Right now I could get a Citica for the same price as a Cruxis at Cabela's, they are $99.99, but they are the size with the line capacity of 12 pound, 150 yards. The other size of 10 pound, 155 yards are all sold out. Which one was the more average sized reel?? Cause I have a BPS Extreme that holds 12 pound, 150 yards, and it's pretty small in frame size, but from what I know about those Shimano D's, they are pretty large??

I'm really not all that interested in this reel to purchase one, I am just mostly curious is all.

Those Citica D's you're seeing must be the 200 series.  The 100 series is closer size wise to the Extreme reels but they carry less line.

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CI200DPV and CI200DSV are what they are.  If anyone wants a deal on one, there it is, although it's only $20 less than the new E model.

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I've got four Citica 200D models. Three CI200D (110 yds. 14 lb.) and one DPV model. Once you get them on your rod and start fishing with them, you don't really notice the extra size or weight. They actually fit the hand very well and are smooth, quiet, and powerful. I like the heck out of mine. Also have a new E model sitting at the PO right now. I'll post here about it after I get it used a little. ;)

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Why did you not just buy another Citica like you have already instead of something different??  I mean, I know all about wanting new stuff just cause it's out there and you don't have one yet, I'm the worst for that, but I think if I had 4 of one kind already and I needed another one, I'd get the same one again.....that's just me though, so I'm curious why you did not.

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I know all about wanting new stuff just cause it's out there and you don't have one yet

There ya go.

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I've got 2 of the Citica 200 D's now. cart7t, I sure hope you are right about the red-headed stepchild comment. The 2 I've got now are GREAT!!! If the price went down enough I could use 2 more ;D...

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Why did you not just buy another Citica like you have already instead of something different?? I mean, I know all about wanting new stuff just cause it's out there and you don't have one yet, I'm the worst for that, but I think if I had 4 of one kind already and I needed another one, I'd get the same one again.....that's just me though, so I'm curious why you did not.

Does it surprise you that people think differantly ? I have differant rods and reels that best fit my techniques.

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