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Ceramic line guide vs. Titanium line guide on baitcast reel

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I read where titanium can contribute to an increased start up speed on a baitcaster spool.  This was in a comparison to the Shimano Citica and Curado.  It said the Curado could cast farther with weightless plastics due to the lighter spool and the titanium lineguide.

I thought titanium was only necessary if you use braided line. All my reels have it now but I was just looking at a Citica and saw that it does not.

If I got a Citica and only used mono or fluorocarbon do you think I'd see any less distance due to the lineguide being only ceramic??

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I seriously doubt you could detect a difference.

Titanium giving longer casts than ceramics sounds a lot like the typical undocumented marketing BS that we're all subjected to.

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IMO the guide sizing, placement and rod itself are much larger factors in casting performance. Spool weight will make a noticeable difference. The line guide not so much. It kind of sounds like the writer was just pointing out the differences between the two models.

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I read where titanium can contribute to an increased start up speed on a baitcaster spool. This was in a comparison to the Shimano Citica and Curado. It said the Curado could cast farther with weightless plastics due to the lighter spool and the titanium lineguide.

I thought titanium was only necessary if you use braided line. All my reels have it now but I was just looking at a Citica and saw that it does not.

If I got a Citica and only used mono or fluorocarbon do you think I'd see any less distance due to the lineguide being only ceramic??

I don't understand how Titanium, which is used in guide "frames"

can be compared to Ceramic, which is used in guide "inserts".

Titanium guide frames are 50% lighter than stainless steel frames and just as corrosion-proof,

but the line never contacts the guide frames.

I also don't understand what titanium would have to do with braided line.

Kevlar was the culprit that grooved guide-rings, though polyethylene got much of the blame.

Roger

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He talking about the insert in the line carriage on the reel, not the rod.  Probably makes no measurable difference.

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He talking about the insert in the line carriage on the reel, not the rod. Probably makes no measurable difference.

my mistake, it does state "lineguide"  :-[

Roger

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He talking about the insert in the line carriage on the reel, not the rod. Probably makes no measurable difference.

my mistake, it does state "lineguide" :-[

Roger

No harm, man.  Reel makers use the same nomenclature.  At least Daiwa elaborates, and calls it a "line guide pawl holder."  So technical  ;D

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the line guide has nothing to do with how far you can cast the reel , a lighter or heavier spool will determine that . a lighter spool will give you better start up speed and there for give you better casting distance if you are able to put it to your advantage (quick spool speed at the onset of your cast) . as for the line guide , titanium or ceramic , that just represents how well it will hold up to the lines you are using as it passes through the line guide . those things are both polished good , so i don't see you getting any farther or less distance because of the material , a manufacturer to state that it does is splitting a mighty fine hair  ::)

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