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Alright, I messed up. About a month ago I was fishing at a huntclub and while driving the ATV to another pond my Shimano curado E7 and its rod fell off the ATV and I have no idea how, but the handle got bent so that one of the knobs is at a weird angle. Ayways, when cranking it feels really weird to the point that I can't hold that knob, but there are two so other than that the reel works fine. I am basically considering three options: Just use the reel less and leave it as is and retrieve with only the one knob (I have to switch knobs after casting usually because of this); or replace the handle and spend money on a reel I don't like that much; or I could sell it, somehow  :-/. What would you guys do?

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Why fish with anything you don't like?

Sell the reel.

8-)

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Its fine other than the shaft of one grip?   Why not get a replacement handle?   If the price from Shimano is too high you could check on those fancy carbon JDM handle upgrades or a generic Hawg Handle from BPS.

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I haven't looked into handle price, but I certainly wouldn't want to downgrade, and knowing Shimano it will probably cost 40 bucks or something.

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You could put a wanted add in the classified for a handle from where someone else upgraded.  Also check the Bay for a handle too. 

Ern

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I bent the handle near one of the knobs on my E7 too. I was able to bend it back and it works fine now. I asked Bantam what the price for the handle assembly would be and if I remember correctly I think he said it was around $50

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a new handle is a lot cheaper than a new reel. just bite the bullet and get a new handle. soon you will forget it ever happened

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That or if you have a D series Curado, I'll swap you my E7 for it.  I dont like the E series one bit.

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I haven't looked into handle price, but I certainly wouldn't want to downgrade, and knowing Shimano it will probably cost 40 bucks or something.

The Curado handle is $50-60.

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I think I'm gonna sell it because I don't like the reel enough to justify dishing out another 50-60 dollars. I could get a lifetime supply of trick sticks with that money.  ;D

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Do you just need the handle? Or do you need the knobs as well? I have a handle off a Chronarch 51Mg that I would sell ya. I just want to make sure this is all you need. You could probably swap the grips and bearing out of your Curado and put them on it. I do know it is slightly shorter than the Curado handle, but not by much. Let me know.

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