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Shimano: I Have Seen the Light

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A few days ago I received my two new curado 201E7s that ordered on ebay ($148.50 each w/ free shipping). Before this I had fished primarily with quantums, although I have tried many other brands. I have several of the blue tour edition baitcasters and spinnig reels and I always thought they were awesome. Since being a member here, I have always thought that the "Shimano is the best" attitude was a load of crap, but since these two reels landed at my doorstep, I have seen the light. The difference between the curados and my tour edtions is unbelievable. The only way I can describe the curado is smooth and solid. Everything about it is perfect. You can just look at the curado and tell that it is built much more soldily than the tour edition. I have officially been converted. From now on, all my reel purchases will be shimanos.

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Welcome to the club B)  I've used only Shimano on my GLX's for years.

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welcome aboard, I recently discovered shimano reels and I will never change again.

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very smart man now just get yourself a gloomis rod :)

I put one of them on a custom MB843 IMX and the other on a custom FS904X IMX so I'm good to go!  B)

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Welcome to the "Dark Side" as some would call it.  You will never look back trust me!

Later, B)

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Hallelujah!

He has seen the light.

Amen.  B)   :)   ;)

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Pretty soon, you'll be ready to move up to Abu, then Daiwa.   B)

Only kidding, the Curado is a very nice reel.  

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Pretty soon, you'll be ready to move up to Abu, then Daiwa. B)

Wouldn't that be down grading?lol Just kidding.

Later, :)

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Congrats! Now how long will you wait until you get a Chronarch D.  B)

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Since you are so positive about Shimano ( I have a curado 201 that is great) how about selling those blue tour reels. Let me know, I like them  also. I am not a complete Shimano convert,  my tour's are great and durable.

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Since you are so positive about Shimano ( I have a curado 201 that is great) how about selling those blue tour reels. Let me know, I like them also. I am not a complete Shimano convert, my tour's are great and durable.

Sorry dude,  I need those tour editions until I get the cash to make some more upgrades. If you want some more blue tours, you should check ebay. I've bought several there for $115-120 with free shipping and I know there's some around that price range for sale on ebay right now.

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<--check my avatar  ;D B)

I love my shimanos,but my daiwas are in the same class.

I left my shimanos at home yesterday and fish just diawas this weekend.

I hope my shimano reels aren't mad at me...  

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A few days ago I received my two new curado 201E7s that ordered on ebay ($148.50 each w/ free shipping). Before this I had fished primarily with quantums, although I have tried many other brands. I have several of the blue tour edition baitcasters and spinnig reels and I always thought they were awesome. Since being a member here, I have always thought that the "Shimano is the best" attitude was a load of crap, but since these two reels landed at my doorstep, I have seen the light. The difference between the curados and my tour edtions is unbelievable. The only way I can describe the curado is smooth and solid. Everything about it is perfect. You can just look at the curado and tell that it is built much more soldily than the tour edition. I have officially been converted. From now on, all my reel purchases will be shimanos.

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<--check my avatar ;D B)

I love my shimanos,but my daiwas are in the same class.

I left my shimanos at home yesterday and fish just diawas this weekend.

I hope my shimano reels aren't mad at me...

You too ?  :)

One wekend is "Shimano weekend", the next weekend is "Daiwa weekend" , ya know, we don 't want to have quarrels between them.  ;)

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When I buy a new Shimano reel I know I wont need to buy another one to replace it ever.  They are by far the best reels out there!!!!

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I just received a Shimano Calcutta 50 TE GT and find it to be a great little reel, very well made and smooth.  I can see picking up a few more Shimanos in the future (the company also makes some of the best cycling components on the planet).  I also have some abu garcias and they are also good reels, so I guess its a toss up for me which I like best.

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Welcome to the Shimano club!  

Don't anyone fool you, if they have not fished competitor's reels side by side with the same category Shimano over at least a year of hard fishing and they say this Quantum, Ardent, Pflueger, Bass Pro Shops, Abu Garcia, US Reel, etc. is better or equal to Shimano,  than they are either sponsored, had an outlier Shimano, or are blinded by ***!  

The only thing that equal or BEAT Shimano's are Daiwa in some respects.  Also, I would put some Japanese domestic market Abu's in the mix, but overall Abu's are third fiddle to Shimano and Daiwa.

Just my humble opinion thou!  B)

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