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The regular 50 or the cte50gt?  There's about $125 difference between the two which I'm not worried about as long as the xtra 125 is really worth it.

Any opinions, preferably from those have this reel.

Thanks.

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I've had a CT50A for about 10-12 years now and have used the CTE50GT on several occasions; the biggest difference you will notice is gear ratio. At 5.0:1 the CT50 is ideally suited for slow rolling spinner baits which is what I use mine for but when I use it for Texas rigs in windy situations I spend more time turning the handle than I would with a higher ratio. The CTE50GT is absolutely smoother and the 6.2:1 gear ratio is better suited for most any application but is the extra price worth it, that's in the eye of the beholder.

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Thank you Catt, I too fish T-Rig 90% of the time and find 5.0:1 a bit slow so yes, the extra cabbage is worth it. The GT will be the one.

Thanks,

Doug

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Get the gt model if the money really isn't a problem. You will love it. I have a 200 TE GT and 2 200 TE and absolutely love them and you'll never be caught up in the what if upgrade cycle. I have a regular 200, had I known I was going to like the GT so much I probably wouldn't have bought it. I would have just saved up and waited and made the GT my first purchase.

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The CTE50/51 are discontinued reels, get yourself the 50TE, they are very fine reels. I dearly love my CTE51GT, after you get the first one, get yourself another spare one before they are all gone. :D

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Well, I got the GT50.  I'm was a bit worried about line capacity v.s the regular 50 but I'll manage.  I need to buy stock in Shimano as this purchase makes my 6th Calcutta.

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Same here, I have 2-51's, 2-101's, and a 401. There are some deals floating around on these reels, bought my 101's at Gander Mountain for $199.99, the 401, also at Gander for $249.99. The 51's were $279 at a small tackle shop down on the coast. The 51's are my favorite with 8lb line on a Shimano Cumara medium rod.  ::D

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