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serious question on what reel to get

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i am ordering a reel on tuesday. I cannot, and i mean cannot decide which to get! Curado e7, chronarch mg or chronarch b?!?!?!?! omg my brain hurts from all the thinking, i'm leaning towards a chronarch 101b but i just can't decide... any honest opinions?

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What application are you using it for and what size line do you inrend using?

I Have the Chronarch mg and wouldn't hesitate getting another, even if they are being discontinued.  In fact, I'm gonna order another one right now.

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does it have to be a Shimano? i notice most on here have a fascination with Shimano.

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does it have to be a Shimano? i notice most on here have a fascination with Shimano.

That's because we know our *****.

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Braid on a baitcaster.  Hummmmmmmm.

Are you fishing in heavy cover/structure or deep diving crankbaits?

If you are using braid, do you want heavy winching power to drag the fish out?  If so, a "5:1" is the gear ratio for reel for you. Like the Curado E5.

If you want to throw plastics, spinnerbaits, Texas-rigs, Carolina-rigs, etc., using flouro, then any of the "6:1" ratios may be best. Like the Curado E6.

If you want to throw topwaters on mono, how about a 7:1 retrieve. Like the Curado E7.

As for the reels, if you have the money, consider the Chronarch's.  Both the Mg's and B's are excellent. However, the Chronarch B is a heavy reel (about 9 ounces).  And last I checked the Chronarch has a 5:1 up to a 6:2 gear ratio.

For less money, you can get a nice Curado E7.

Check the line capacity and test/yards for each reel and then decide.

You can find this information on the Shimano web site.

Remember, low gears are for power while higher gears are for speed.

Have fun and then get your second choice of reels in the summer and the third one next Christmas.

Since you will be buying reels, lets talk rods........... :)

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Sam, i am fishing heavy weeds and i like burning rattletraps over the weed beds, that is difficult with a 6:3:1 gear ratio and the only reel with a high ratio is the curado so i think i'll get the e7, thanks for your help. For the rod i'm getting a berkley lightning rod shock series (6'6" MH), i love crankbaits and superlines so this looks like a great rod for me. I have really been wanting a rod with split grips but all of them are expensive, that's when i saw the shock rod. it's only 50$ so i can fit it in my budget of 250$

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DE, super selection!

I love my Curados.

I can see you using braid but may I also suggest a 20-pound Stren low vis green or clear mono leader?  

Or just the mono line, itself.

Please consider taking the front hook off the Rat-L-Traps in heavy cover or structure.

Remember to "swing" rod to right or left when setting treble hook baits.

Now go out and make the Bait Monkey happy and have some fun.  :)

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That's a great idea to take the front treble off! i will sure try it, also where can i get spare spools for the curado 201e7? you know, so i don't have to trash my braid when i feel like fishing mono.

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That's a great idea to take the front treble off! i will sure try it, also where can i get spare spools for the curado 201e7? you know, so i don't have to trash my braid when i feel like fishing mono.

SPARE SPOOLS?! This is a definite no no from the bait monkey >:) Just buy more reels!

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