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curado 300 dsv vs 300e

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I'm looking at getting a reel for throwing swimbaits 3 oz and under.  I believe I've narrowed it down to these 2 reels unless someone has better suggestions.  I'm wanting to know what he difference is in these 2 reels?  From the specs I can't really tell a difference.

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id recommend looking at the shimano cardiff.  its less money and i think it will handle those waits better.  Its a round baitcasting reel.

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The E is an updated version of the D, though both are very similar.  They are designed for tossing bigger baits and have plenty of capacity for heavier lines.  While a Cardiff is an excellent choice, the Curado is probably a nicer choice, especially if you are not used to round reels.

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Thanks for the information.  I want to get a round reel one of these days but would like a pluton or calcutta.  For now though it doesn't fit my budget. 

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honestly alot of my buddies that use round baitcasting reels have not said that great of things about the calcutta.  alot of them prefer a diawa luna over the calcutta.

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Per Bantam (the Shimano rep that used to post here), the difference between the 300DSV and the updated 300E are:

We added one bearing, new Titanium line guide insert and changed the pinion support bearing to a S-ARB bearing now. Other than this they are the same.

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U can update a 300DSV to the 300E spes, U need to order a bearing part # BNT0031 and the line guide part # BNT3992 from SHIMANO from the 300E.

I like the 300DSV Gray over the 300E Green.

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honestly alot of my buddies that use round baitcasting reels have not said that great of things about the calcutta. alot of them prefer a diawa luna over the calcutta.

That probably boils down to a preference for Daiwa's Magforce brakes than any quality issue.  Otherwise, they are very similar.  I've used both, and own a Calcutta 200B for swimbaits in the 1-4 oz. size.

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it could be, i have never used a calcutta but my dad does owna  luna and i must say it is very smooth.  I use his luna for pier fishing alot of times.

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