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does anyone have one of these reels or used one of them?

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I had one and used it.  The old style, both the 1000 and 1500 series.  Eh, there are better, there are worse.

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does anyone have one of these reels or used one of them?

I do, Scorpion 1000 and Scorpion 1000 Mg, don 't have the newer XT models yet, anything particular you want to know ?

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I have a couple of Scorpions & several Scorpion Mg's. I use them all the time. They are great reels. They can cast lighter baits with ease. ;)

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I have both a Scorpion Quickfire and a Castaic. There is a difference. The Scorpion feels smoother and tighter all around.

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I've been using a Scorpion 1000 for more than 5 yrs.  Casts great due to the SVS brake system.  The retrieve is just so-so.  I changed out the handle for one from a domestic Shimano model to get it longer, which helps a lot.  I think later model Shimanos have upgraded to the extent that the Scorpion is no longer such a jump in capability.  Would I favor a Scorpion over the new Curado?  Probably not, especially if I did not do my own reel maintenance.

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i was looking at the new scorpion xt 1000 just to try out a new reel.. i kinda have a rod and reel addiction lol but i have heard some people say that its just an overpriced curado is this true?

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i was looking at the new scorpion xt 1000 just to try out a new reel.. i kinda have a rod and reel addiction lol but i have heard some people say that its just an overpriced curado is this true?

I think that is the slightly heavier aluminum version of the core 50/51.

If anything its not a overpriced curado but rather a economical core ;)

I have been drooling over that reel but I know i'm not going to get it until 1-3 years later when it gets a little cheaper, or used.  :'(

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Redsyn thanx for the info i love cores! by far my favorite reel now its good to know that the scorpion is very similar i think im def going to give it a try instead of getting another core( i have a core addiction)

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