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I was looking at the Shimano Citica 200E and was wondering what you guys thought about it. I have all Shimano Rods w/ Abu Garcia reels. I am considering trading out my Black Max for this Citica 200E. It will be mainly used for t-rigs, carolina rigs and anything to be used with worms/soft baits in general.

Any thoughts. I would really appreciate it.

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If you like Abu and may want to stick with it, look into the Revo series reels.  Not to say there's anything wrong with the Citica, it's a fine reel and excellent value IMO.

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I've never owned a BM Abu, but I do have a Citica E and it's an outstanding reel at its price point.  It's most definitely worth a try.

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I've always fished lower end Shimano reels (Crestfire and Chromica) and I finally "broke the bank" about a month ago and invested in a Citica.  The difference between the reels is unbelievable.  Anyone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I bet the jump from a Black Max to even the Revo S would be pretty noticeable.  I bought the Revo first, but I returned it for the Citica because like you, I fish a lot of t-rigs and soft baits.  Everyone I talked to said the Citica can handle unweighted plastics better than the Revo.  I love the Citica, but my next reel will definitely be a Curado.

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I've got something like 13 or 15 Citica's.  They're a great reel for the money.  They're no Curado, but they're darned near indestructible.

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Well I have a

1.) shimano Crucical 7' cranking stick matched with a Revo SX

2.) Shimano Crucial 7' MH Swimbait rod Orra SX

3.) Shimano Crucial 6'6 MH (Worm ROD) Abu Garcia Black Magic

So I want to replace that Black Magic just b/c it is garbage compared to the other reels. I have caught countless bass on it but it just sucks casting its great for just pitching/flipping but that is about it honestly.

I have fished a Revo S and love it. I love shimano products I will only use their spinning reels but haven't used their Baitcasters. Love their quality. We are a Shimano Dealer so I try to rep them as much as we can. I get deals on reels at times for being a Guide. I can get the Revo S for 89.99 and the Citica 200E is on sale for 69.99

I don't know if I will be losing anything by saving $20 ?

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So should I stick to the Revo/Shimano thing I got going? Give me some pros/cons of the citica vs. the Revo S make up my mind for me  ;D

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The Citica 200E is your poor man's Curado. Built on the same frame just less bearings. It's a solid performer. Never tried the Revo S but I'm sure it's comparable. If you can get both reels at that price I would get them both! ;D

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Well I have a

1.) shimano Crucical 7' cranking stick matched with a Revo SX

2.) Shimano Crucial 7' MH Swimbait rod Orra SX

3.) Shimano Crucial 6'6 MH (Worm ROD) Abu Garcia Black Magic

So I want to replace that Black Magic just b/c it is garbage compared to the other reels. I have caught countless bass on it but it just sucks casting its great for just pitching/flipping but that is about it honestly.

I have fished a Revo S and love it. I love shimano products I will only use their spinning reels but haven't used their Baitcasters. Love their quality. We are a Shimano Dealer so I try to rep them as much as we can. I get deals on reels at times for being a Guide. I can get the Revo S for 89.99 and the Citica 200E is on sale for 69.99

I don't know if I will be losing anything by saving $20 ?

That is a crazy good price for the Citica. I got one for $90 and still think I got a great deal, based on performance.

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Get one of each at those prices and see which one you prefer.  If you don't want to keep 1 of them, you'll be able to unload either for pretty much what you paid for them.

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have used both extensively ,,,,,i like the revo s better than the citica 200e  feels better built,,,but im also of the opinion that the new curado 200e5 is best reel ive used ,,,,,,

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When I got back into the baitcaster game, I went with the Quantum PT and really didn't like it personally. I then got a Revo SX and Absolutely loved it so I got the Orra SX to be comparable to it. I got the black max for extremely cheap!. I don't really like it honestly! So I have had good luck with the abu garcias. Only used the old shimano baitcasters like the Bantum. Or all their spinning reels.

So that is where I'm coming from.

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I don't own any Shimano baitcast reels, but $70 for a Citica is too good a deal to pass up. If you don't like them, you can easily re-sell them for at least what you have in them.

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Do you have a Bass Pro near you? A month ago I bought a Pflueger Asaro on clearance for $70, and I also bought a Citica 200E at Dicks with a $10 coupon last fall-to me the Asaro is a better reel. It certainly casts lighter lures better.

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Do you have a Bass Pro near you? A month ago I bought a Pflueger Asaro on clearance for $70, and I also bought a Citica 200E at Dicks with a $10 coupon last fall-to me the Asaro is a better reel. It certainly casts lighter lures better.

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get the citica man. its not gonna be a good rof for carolina riggin unless ur using a 7' rod. its good on a 6'6" or 6'8"

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I love this reel so far, and for $70 you can't beat that. I do notice it is a good bit wider than the Revo S though but not enough for me to worry about it.

I've caught all kinds of bass on it on several different rigs. I would recommend this reel to anyone  8-)

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I love this reel so far, and for $70 you can't beat that. I do notice it is a good bit wider than the Revo S though but not enough for me to worry about it.

I've caught all kinds of bass on it on several different rigs. I would recommend this reel to anyone 8-)

Wider than a revo?????????? wow any way you got a great real... I might get laughed of the fourm for the following comment but I have 2 / 200e's and 2 e7's and i'll be honest sand say that other than the size of the knobs I can't tell the difference in performance between the Citca and the Curado. Well the breaking system is better on the Curado i chalk that up to the lighter spool

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I've got 3 of the Citica E's and 2 of the Curado E's. The Citica's are close enough for me. When it comes time to buy another reel, it'll be another Citica for sure.

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