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So, about 2 1/2 weeks ago, I bought a swimbait/jig rig. Shimano Calcutta rod, and a Shimano Cardiff reel. Well the clutch bar on the cardiff kept disengaging, happened 3 times, today was the 3rd, and I got a Major overrun..argh! So, I call the tackleshop where I bought it, asked if I should take it to Shimano, or can we work out a deal, he says bring it in, and I'll see what I can do. So I go in, he looks at it, noticing the rash on the top of the reel, which I told him about before I took it in. He says , whatcha wanna do, I said can I upgrade, he said sure, I ask a few questions about the Curado, and the Chronarch, I wound up getting the chronarch 101bppv..before he rang it up, he said Wait, i think someone has a sale on them, so he looks in western outdoor news, and sure enough, $50.00 off the going price, so I get the chronarch for 50 bucks less, and get imho a way better reel..I'm a happy camper...the guys at my local tackle shop are Great! Oh, the name of it...Long Fin Tackle in orange county so. cali. 8-)

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Ummm, 109.00 vs 269.00... ;)

o.k...I'll bite, you don't think the Chronarch is better than the cardiff...?

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Can you exsplain that for me..?

I think we have different definitions for the word 'upgrade'.

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Can you exsplain that for me..?
I think we have different definitions for the word 'upgrade'.

Upgrades in the reel world mean , u change drag material,bearings,handles,spools, in said reel

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Ahhh, never thought about that. Ok. so I traded up for a "slightly better " reel..how's that..?  ;)

I think we have different definitions for the word 'upgrade'.

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They sold you another shimano, I don't know witch model they sold you, but you didn't upgrade, you just bought a more expensive reel with the same features as your old reel. Maybe a better drag, weighs less, faster retrieve and few more bearings, but hey if you think you got a deal roll with it. My Cardiff upgrade would be a Calcutta gtb, or dc.

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I got the Chronarch bpv...which imho is a Better reel, check the specs on both reels. As for getting another Shimano...I like Shimano.. ;)

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If you wanna upgrade the Cardiff I'd get a Calcutta smooth, reliable and virtually bulletproof.

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Hammer 4,

We knew what you meant........

Chronarch is a great reel, and is a great upgrade to the arsenal. The Cardiff with a lot of proper upgrades can be a better reel, but is still a good reel.

Tight Lines!!

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Thanks RM, I was gettin worried there for a min... ;D

I did try out the Chronarch today, smooth as butter imo.

Hammer 4,

We knew what you meant........

Chronarch is a great reel, and is a great upgrade to the arsenal. The Cardiff with a lot of proper upgrades can be a better reel, but is still a good reel.

Tight Lines!!

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I'm sorry if I came off as a smart ***. I thought you were moving up to the next tier of round reels when you got sold on last years overstock. my mistake.

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