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Revo sx or Citica 200E

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I can get either of these for about the same price if ordering on ebay, which is the better all around real, i would like to be able to throw anything for senkos to mattlures baby bass on it so what reel will be the easiest to use and can take a little abuse? Any body have both?

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I have the citca E and absolutely love it.  I've never used a revo before though.  The citica can throw the lightest baits with ease.  I've never thrown anything the size of mattlures but I think the rod would matter more in that instance.

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I know others will disagree, but I say REVO!!!!!! Rock solid reel for, honestly a great price. Has features of more expensive models and is smooth as silk. Now, I never actually laid hands on a SX model but I own 3 STXs. I dont throw anything as big as swim baits either and would concur that the rod would make more of a difference there. The Revo's have dealt with everything I asked them to without blinking. Love em! I dont think you will go wrong with either reel

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Revo is proven, and will handle light bait very easily.  It's backed by a company that provides exception customer service.  I vote Revo.

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I vote for the Citica. Unlike other people that assume it's a good reel without trying it, I actually own one. It is incredible! The revo is heavy, very unconfortable and has a narrow, hobbit-sized-thumb, spool. The Citica is smooth, throws light baits with ease, is confortable and has a wide, easy access spool. I've got mine paired with a Powell 702CEF for light Arukushads and speedworms and I love it. I am so head over heels with this reel that if I had another one, I would ship it to you so you could try it for a while and then let me know. (And I've had a terrible experience with Abu customer service in the past).

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Heavy?

Revo SX - 8.7 oz.

Citica 200E - 7.8 oz.

They're both good reels, although they aren't comparable price-wise.

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I didn't like my Revo SX's.  They didn't like anything under 3/8oz that has any body to it.  The SX's brakes adjust from 'No Brakes' to 'Very Little Brakes'.   I like the centrifugal cast control much better.  

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I own a Revo SX and a Curado 200E. Both are great reels and you won't regret choosing either reel. If you can go try each them as they feel quite different to hold. I actually prefer the Revo's ergonomics.

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Having held both of them yesterday at BPS I can say I really like the feel of the Citica much better.  As for performance I am not sure how they compare but I do know I like the Shimano centrifugal brake system better then I do the reels I have tried with the magnetic brakes.  Just have never tried the SX(yet).

Later, ;)

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I like the Shimano centrifugal brake system better then I do the reels I have tried with the magnetic brakes. Just have never tried the SX(yet).

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I would choose the one backed by the promise:

"Strong, smooth, silent and reliant."

p.s.

I have the STX with magnetic brakes which I do not like.

The SX features that system, too.

8-)

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I'm a Daiwa guy, but I'd go with a Citica in a heartbeat, if that was my only choice.  In fact, I owned a couple of citicas back in the early 90's.  Great reels, easy to service.  The new Shimanos look like they are continuing their path of producing VERY fine gear.  I'll know more as people bring me their reels for winter service ;)

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The only thing that I do not like about my Revo is the narrow spool. I prefer the wider spools.

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Just added a poll and thanks for all the input. Has anyone used either reel for throwing small swimbaits? i have a rod that will handle it fine so do i need to worry?

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Small swimbaits?  Its the rod and line, not the reel, so if you have that I'd say your set.  When you get up to the big boys is when a tough, solid round reel is important.

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i have a separate rod/reel for bigger ones and musky fishing but i want to make sure the reel can take casting small ones because i use them more often. So my next question would be what can throw a wieghtless senko better?

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