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'09 Curado 200E7, Wow....

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I have always wanted a Curado, but always settled for what were reviewed as just as good FW bass reels for less.  I own and use weekly Daiwas, Abu's and Pfluegers.... For my birthday my parents went ahead and got me the Curado 200E7.  Yesterday I went out and got some 20lb PP braid, spooled it up and hooked up my usual florida rigged 1/4oz 7" grape culprit worm rig. The first cast went at least 10 yards further than what I am used too!  Man...there really is a difference.  I use calcutta's for SW inshore and know they are great, but for light tackle I could not believe the difference this reel made.  Shimano has put some design work into this reel!  

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Yup this is true and ive seen and read forums of people selling theyre other reels in for these (Well i did to haha). Ive got a few and they are nice, and i dont care what anyone says YOU CANNOT BEAT THE PRICE. You should also try the Citica E's. I actually like them better for lighter stuff.

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Just received 2 0f E7s and 2 E5s and was pleasantly surprised to find JAPAN stamped on bottom of reel foot. They're spooled up and ready to go tomorrow if this rain lets up. We've had about 8 inches this past week.

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I've been using my 3 E7s and 1 E5 for the past two weeks and I gotta say they are so much better than my Revo SXs.  

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Curado E's are nice.. It's a most have.  I've been using the Citica E and it performs nicely as well.  I am still amazed at how well it can cast down to 1/8oz lures.  

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Its a great reel, I have the e5 for crankin and soon I will have the e7 for soft plastics.

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The Curado 200E7 compares favorably with the more expensive

Shimano models.  I consider the Curado a "Best Value" reel that

anyone would be very happy with.

8-)

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i use revo  s and sx's but today my curado e5 was delivered ,,my first shimano ,,,got it for a crankbait reel and cant wait to give it a fling....i like my revos though the sx i use for light flipping pitching and the s i like better than the sx for casting,,,,,ill have a report on the new curado e5 tomorrow

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Curado E's are nice.. It's a most have. I've been using the Citica E and it performs nicely as well. I am still amazed at how well it can cast down to 1/8oz lures.

Which do you guys consider better for casting light (1/8-1/4 oz.) baits?

Curado or Citica?

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Both are good for light baits. I have a Curado E and my partner has a Citica E so I was able to try both. Either will do the job. But for $50 more the Curado is much smoother.

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Which do you guys consider better for casting light (1/8-1/4 oz.) baits?

Curado or Citica?

Curado and the proper rod.

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unboxed my e5 and placed it on my all star assr crankbait rod,,,,tied on berkley 100% fluorocarbon and a 3/8 oz strike king crank ,,,adjusted reel for lure weight and flung the lure into anew timezone    ,,,only caught 5 fish all under 3 punds but it handled well,,,feels good and cast farther than both my revos and sx im sorry revo guys it just does ,,,,,,,still gonna keep my revo sx for my pitching rod cause of andf my revo s for spinnerbait/worm rodas they do their job too and im a revo guy,,,,but if i buy another reel itll be another curado ,,,probably the e7

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Curado E's are nice.. It's a most have. I've been using the Citica E and it performs nicely as well. I am still amazed at how well it can cast down to 1/8oz lures.

Which do you guys consider better for casting light (1/8-1/4 oz.) baits?

Curado or Citica?

Curado...after using the 200E7, I'm about ready to switch all my Citicas over to Curados.

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Well I got to admit, I didnt think it could get better than the D model.  It was strong, smooth and I thought the weight was only an issue with babies.   When I got the E I thought, and still think, that the drag star and cast control knob look more like plastic than metal.  I hate the metal flake "Bling" and prefer the more subdued look of the D.  I took both the 100D and the 200E out yesterday and the E smoked it in smoothness and solid feeling.   I still dont think its as strong "feeling" as the 200D which doesnt seem to be as labored by buzzbaits or bigger baits.   But the E is a light, smooth joy to use.

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