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I am looking at the following

Quantum Energy PT E100HPT 7.1

or

Shimano Curado CU200E7 7.1

I would like to know what ya'll prefer and why

Really want to hear from those that have used both

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I am looking at the following

Quantum Energy PT E100HPT 7.1

or

Shimano Curado CU200E7 7.1

I would like to know what ya'll prefer and why

Really want to hear from those that have used both

The idea of buying a japanese reel hurts me

You lost me here. :-/

Are you talking about JDM reels, or Japanese-made reels in general? Personally, I'd rather buy a reel made in Japan than one that was made in China...like the Quantum.

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Do you want to buy a reel now and fish it for many years? Or do you want to buy a reel now and another one in a year or two when the Quantum decides to go up?

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Just wait for the Curado F.  Should be out soon.  Pretty soon you can own the whole alphabet.

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I would most definitely choose the Shimano over the Quantum.  Excellent reel and excellent customer service.

Later, :)

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Do you want to buy a reel now and fish it for many years? Or do you want to buy a reel now and another one in a year or two when the Quantum decides to go up?

Hmmm....Ive been fishing mine for far more than one or two years. 4-5 days a week at 4-8hours a day. I have had ZERO problems at all with any of my quantums.

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Today's Quantums may be better reels, but their reputation

is tarnished from poor long-term performance in the past.

Shimano's reputation is solid: Strong, smooth, silent and reliant.

8-)

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The only problem with the E7 is that you will want more.

X2 on that.

Later, :)

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Curado E7. I'd take a Japanese made reel over a Chinese made reel any day.

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Hmmmm, ZEBCO or Shimano, that is the question.  :-?

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Hmmmm, ZEBCO or Shimano, that is the question. :-?

I think everyone here started with that Zebco 202

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Hmmmm, ZEBCO or Shimano, that is the question. :-?

I think everyone here started with that Zebco 202

Nope, I didn 't.

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Hmmmm, ZEBCO or Shimano, that is the question. :-?

I think everyone here started with that Zebco 202

True but did we stay with the 202 :)

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Hmmmm, ZEBCO or Shimano, that is the question. :-?

I think everyone here started with that Zebco 202

Nope, I didn 't.

Me neither. My first reel was a 33 Platinum. ;D

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I have owned the two new energys and the one 7.1 lasted one trip and the clutch died and the gears stripped out. I replaced it with the curudo and its solid. The shimanos are the way to go. Smooth solid and works consitently. Plus a lot more line capacity.

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how about we step away from both and go swedish? REVO any1? lol :)

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Today's Quantums may be better reels, but their reputation

is tarnished from poor long-term performance in the past.

Shimano's reputation is solid: Strong, smooth, silent and reliant.

8-)

I agree with that, and I just bought two Tour Editions :). Mine feel great, but then again I bought mine from Cabelas and have nothing to worry about if they go up'.

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how about we step away from both and go swedish? REVO any1? lol :)

Sweedish with a Chinese twist.lol

Later, :)

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Do you want to buy a reel now and fish it for many years? Or do you want to buy a reel now and another one in a year or two when the Quantum decides to go up?

LOL, I have some Quantum's going on 10 years now and still work as good as new. Contrary to popular belief Quantum makes great rods and reels.

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I haven't fished shimanos, but i have fished quantum with absolutely no problems, people are afraid to buy them because of their past reputations, but their new products seem to be solid. But the truth is no one can tell you what reel is going to work better for you. the only way you'll know is if you go to the store and see which one fits you better. either way you are gonna end up with a quality reel.

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I tried the revo's and even spent money on the Revo Premiere. Sold all of them because I didn't like the way they felt.

am looking at trying shimano or quantum now and don't want to spend more than $200 for a reel.

Tried the pflueger presidents as well, but they only lasted 2 seasons before stripping out and having to be completly rebuilt

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The new Energy is the best sub $200 reel I have used. The Curados are nice as well but I prefer the energy.

I have owned over 20 Shimano reels from Calcuttas to Citicas and everywhere in between. They have all been good but did not hold up any better than Quantums or any other brand i have owned. If they would go to external braking controls, i would start buying them again but until then I will stick with my Quantums.

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Love my Quantums! My oldest is 12 years old and still works great! I own 6 Accurists (all are the older model) and 3 Energies (640PT, E770PT and E750PT). I'd like to eventually move all my reels to the Energy line up!

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