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Revo STX-L or Curado 201E7 for Flipping/Frogging?

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Which would be the best matched to a Dobyns 766 flipping stick to be used for flipping and frogging? I own both STXs and Curados already and I'm happy with them, but I'd like to know what you think. I use a 201E7 on my pitching rod, and a few right handed STXs on other setups.

There are a few 2009 STX-L reels out there for about $130 NIB, but the new Curado 201E7 is going for $145 with free shipping from a few retailers.

Thanks

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As much as I loved my Revo STX's...once i got the Curado 201E7's i sold my STX's off. The 201E7 just feels smoother and more powerful to me. To be honest...the Citica E aint no joke either...and would probably work almost as well.

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I've used them both and would go with the Curado.  The Revo is a nice reel, but I like the Curado better overall. 

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Thanks guy, I'm leaning toward the Curado.  I have it on the rod now and it feels great.  I like the lower profile and the wide spool, which is about 3/16" wider than the STX.

Another thing I'm considering, I have long term experience with Shimano Curados and less than a year with my Revo STXs.

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i think it all comes down to feel of the reel in your hand , i personally use all REVO baitcasters (SX,INSHORE, and the TORO), they feel alot better than the curado's with the curados being wider , they don't palm as comfortable and the revo's have a tad bit more line capacity and a alot better drag .....

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Go with the Revo. The heavy flipping, pitching, frogging, etc. is the only times I would pick a Revo over a Curado. With the outstanding 24lbs of drag pressure the Revo would be great for the heavy stuff.

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Six of one, half dozen of another. That 24 lb. of drag pressure doesn't hold up in bench tests I have run on reels in service, so its a non factor if you ask me. I personally snapped my own XH frog rod in half "testing" a customer reel out on a 3 lb. slop fish, LOL.  I think that reel was set at 9 lbs. drag resistance.

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Six of one, half dozen of another. That 24 lb. of drag pressure doesn't hold up in bench tests I have run on reels in service, so its a non factor if you ask me. I personally snapped my own XH frog rod in half "testing" a customer reel out on a 3 lb. slop fish, LOL. I think that reel was set at 9 lbs. drag resistance.

I'm with you on this.  I don't see the need in 24 lbs of drag for largemouth unless you have the rod and line to back it up.  I've always doubted it is 24lbs anyway

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Good to know J Francho.  I was skeptical of that anyway, but it never really influenced me because I never figured I'd need that much resistance.

I picked up a couple Curado 201E7 this week.  They fit my hand a little better around the index finger when I grip it tight for a hard hookset.

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Well to tell u the truth i ain't never used them revos i like my shimano's. i got a curado i use for flipping jigs and it woks great. i also got one with braid on it specifically for frogs but it ain't the 200e

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If all you're going to use it for is pitchin and froggin' in slop, take a look at the Revo S.  Tough little reel, all you really need.  If you want the Curado, also a great reel.

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