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Shimano Curado vs. Revo Premier

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I'm not wondering as to which reel is better than the other because I know they would most likely be used for different things but im wondering is the price of the premiers now that they are on sale and the old ones not being produced anymore worth skipping on getting my curado and going ahead and taking advantage of the deal? I saw that it was almost 100 dollars off now, is is that great of a reel? Must buy?  Or should I just get my curado and not worry about it

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I wouldnt get either one of'em. But to each their own. I just put my curado e7 up for sale today so I can buy another daiwa fuego. They are on sale at *** for 165 bux. Thats the best baitcaster you can get for that kinda money imo. I already have one and love it. It casts light baits a mile. Its deadly if you throw 1/8 ounce baits esp buzzbaits, perfect reel for it. And its light as a feather.

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I wouldnt get either one of'em. But to each their own. I just put my curado e7 up for sale today so I can buy another daiwa fuego. They are on sale at *** for 165 bux. Thats the best baitcaster you can get for that kinda money imo. I already have one and love it. It casts light baits a mile. Its deadly if you throw 1/8 ounce baits esp buzzbaits, perfect reel for it. And its light as a feather.

I disagree, personally I prefer my Premier to my Fuego.

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Ultimately its going to break down to a preference thing. I don't own anything but Curados now but have thrown just about every reel out there. Curados just feel right in my hand and once you get them right you can throw almost anything. I use them striper fishing, flounder fishing, Bluefishing ( 301's). You cant hurt them if you take care of them.

Edit..Have also caught Bonito on the 301's.

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I use Revos if you're curious. This is kinda like asking "Chevy or Ford", and then having Dodge guys chime in between the ensuing debate.

You need to just try them and see for yourself. 

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I have several of each. I'm lucky enough to be able to afford both the Curado E5's and E7's and have some of each of the Revo's with the exception of the STX and the S model. Like Glenn said it's kind of a Ford vs Chevy question. Both models are fantastic reels and I can't think of a negative thing to say about any of them. Take into consideration what the rod you plan to put it on will be used for. I've been blessed with enough equipment that I've become very technique specific. I caught the "Kistler Flu" 3 or 4 years ago and 18 rods later I still can't seem to shake it. So, those Kistler rods along with the several Loomis, St. Croix, Shimanos that I had before catching the "bug" have allowed me to set up specific outfits for whatever it is that I'm headed to the water to do.

Prior to this season I would have recommended you buy the Premier hands down but I grew up using Curado (2 or 3 different shades of green over the years) reels and I just had to try one of the new E-series reels when they came out. Well, 6 E5 and E7's later I sit here planning on buying 3 more over this winter just to finish outfitting all of my Kistler Magnesium rods with a Curado. This reel just feels and looks PERFECT on that model rod for me.

If you can only get one I would try desperately to find someone that you can borrow one of each from just to try them out before you pull the trigger on one or the other. The price on last years Premiers is almost too good to pass up. Remember that your getting a reel that alot of people (including me, x3) paid $259 for. Either way your getting one heck of a reel!!!

Good Luck,

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Does either the Curado or Premier work better with lighter baits?

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I use Revos if you're curious. This is kinda like asking "Chevy or Ford", and then having Dodge guys chime in between the ensuing debate.

You need to just try them and see for yourself.

Oh my God , an answer full of common sense.

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Well like I said above, this isnt so much as which reel is better, I just want to know if the price of the revos being on sale is such a good deal that it should be enough for me to go ahead and skip out on my curado and just get that for now instead.

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Does either the Curado or Premier work better with lighter baits?

I have the Curado Ds and Premiers. The Premier will throw lighter baits ok if you have the proper rod, but the Curado will be more forgiving. I have found the Premier to be very finicky with its breaks. It took a while, but I did get them dialed in and only use them for one app so I don't need to change anything. I also think the Curado is more comfortable in my hand.

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Thanks Zelmo, at my skill level forgiveness is pretty important  :)

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