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Is the Patriarch a better or equal reel to the Curado?

Would you switch from the Curado to the Patriarch ?

Your thoughts?

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I wouldn't.  I love my curado reels.  Super easy to palm and extremely strong.  I fish it in fresh and saltwater all the time.  I'm trying to fish this reel to the limits and as of this moment I still haven't met my match, at least not yet.  Anyways the curado is very smooth on the retrieve, can cast weightless baits no problem, and can be found very cheap in the $130-150 range which is a better deal than the pflueger patriarch.

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I have both, and would trade the Curado for another Patriarch right now if I had the opportunity. Retail on the Patriarch is $20 higher, but the prices on Ebay for both reels are very similar.

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curado no questions asked!!! they are both good reels but the curado imo is way better.. and will last ALOT longer

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I have both, and would trade the Curado for another Patriarch right now if I had the opportunity. Retail on the Patriarch is $20 higher, but the prices on Ebay for both reels are very similar.

why is that if you don't mind me asking... for what reasons?

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It fits my hand better, it's better looking, dual braking, and casts light lures as well (if not better than) the Curado. The only advantage the Curado has over the Patriarch is weight, but Pflueger addressd that with the XT.

People are assuming that the Curado will last longer than the Patriarch, but the fact is, nobody really knows.

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some agree to disagree... i would just get a core ;)

really though my pflueger after one year has this clackin noise and just doesnt feel right. now i know everyone is going to say well you take better care of your things but thats not the case i take extremely good care of all my things and in my opinion shimano last longer than every reel ive tried..

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People are assuming that the Curado will last longer than the Patriarch, but the fact is, nobody really knows.

Actually, that's the whole point. Nearly every reel

feels great new, but Shimano has built a reputation

for durability over the years.

"Strong, smooth, silent and reliant."

:;)

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Actually, that's the whole point. Nearly every reel

feels great new, but Shimano has built a reputation

for durability over the years.

"Strong, smooth, silent and reliant."

:;)

That is true, and I'm not knocking the Curado in anyway. It's a great reel, and if I didn't feel that way I wouldn't have kept it. I just prefer the Patriarch.

some agree to disagree... i would just get a core ;)

really though my pflueger after one year has this clackin noise and just doesnt feel right. now i know everyone is going to say well you take better care of your things but thats not the case i take extremely good care of all my things and in my opinion shimano last longer than every reel ive tried..

That kind of thing happens. I had a Citica 200e that was a dud right out of the box.

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Ok....I have two narrow spool patriarchs and 4 curados, 3 e7s and an e5. I have come to prefer the curado over my patriarchs, don't fish them much any more, I don't like the screw on handle, and after a few years I have come to realize the dual braking is just added weight. It is nice to have at first and helps out an uneducated thumb tremendously, but now I find myself not using the mag brake much at all, just when I really need it, which comes in handy. I also bought my patriarchs for an average of $20 less than my curados, $130 for the payriarchs and $150 for the curados. Now the XT is almost $70 more than the E7 and I don't really know why with the exception of a fancy handle

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People are assuming that the Curado will last longer than the Patriarch, but the fact is, nobody really knows.

Actually, that's the whole point. Nearly every reel

feels great new, but Shimano has built a reputation

for durability over the years.

"Strong, smooth, silent and reliant."

:;)

x2

curado

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PATRIARCH all the way !!!!! I love the DUAL CAST CONTROL and the Patriarch is smoother than a Curado and my Patriarch cast better then a Curado no birdnests !!!! and the Patriarch has a chrome like finish will not wear off or chip like the Curado ugly Green finish.

I have 8 Patriarchs ;D ;D ;D

Also the gears from the Bass Pro Q will fit in the Patriarch so I have reels in 4.7:1 5.1:1 6.4:1 and 7.1:1 gears can't do that with a Curado !!!!!!

The Patriarch comes in a std and a wide spool and the XT is to kill for !!!!!

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PATRIARCH all the way !!!!! I love the DUAL CAST CONTROL and the Patriarch is smoother than a Curado and my Patriarch cast better then a Curado no birdnests !!!! and the Patriarch has a chrome like finish will not wear off or chip like the Curado ugly Green finish.

I have 8 Patriarchs ;D ;D ;D

Also the gears from the Bass Pro Q will fit in the Patriarch so I have reels in 4.7:1 5.1:1 6.4:1 and 7.1:1 gears can't do that with a Curado !!!!!!

The Patriarch comes in a std and a wide spool and the XT is to kill for !!!!!

so what is your choice, you're sending mixed signals  ;D  :;)

One problem I've had with the Titanium Deposition coating is that it tarnishes very easily, both of my mine must have had a little salt on them from baits because they had green tarnish spots on them at the start of the year, cleans off easily though

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Funny I knew how this post was going to look before I even opened it.

Everyone is going to defend the reel they use obviously even if they havent used the other reel. And obviously there are more people defending Curados because more people use Curados.

The true undeniable truth is that it all depends what works better for each individual. I use Pfluger and Shimano reels so I own both reels. I use both but Pfluger feels better in my hands. I own 3 Patriarchs and 1 Curado if that tells you anything. As far as durability I have 2 Pfluger presidents that are well worn and they are still going strong. I also have a couple Calcuttas that are out of commision until they get worked on. I also had a chronarch once that didnt act right after a year or so of casual use. So the jurys out for me. They are both nice reels and you cant go wrong with either.

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Tackle Tour Curado: 8.5    , Patriarch: 7.5

Well I haven't tried the Patriarch ,but I have a Curado that I like alot. And Curado is $20 cheaper.

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Tackle Tour Curado: 8.5 , Patriarch: 7.5

Well I haven't tried the Patriarch ,but I have a Curado that I like alot. And Curado is $20 cheaper.

Tackle Tour's review is of the old Patriarch, not the XT that the OP was asking about. The XT is 0.8 oz. lighter than the Curado, which would definitely close the gap in their scores. ;)

But then again, there's roughly $70 difference between the Curado and the Patriarch XT.  Even so, I'd still take another Patriarch over another Curado. ;)

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will not wear off or chip like the Curado ugly Green finish.

Because that happens all the time. :-X

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Patriarch, is limited in their selection for leftys, only the 7:1 is available.. ;)

Where as the Curado has more choices..And I happen to like the green sparkly finish on mine..

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Curado all day!!

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Patriarch, is limited in their selection for leftys, only the 7:1 is available.. ;)

Where as the Curado has more choices..And I happen to like the green sparkly finish on mine..

now that's funny, the patriarch only comes in 7.1 LH, what do you call a 201e7

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