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Is this a good reel to use? I am thinking about buying a used one and was wandering how they hold up. I am wanting to buy a reel for crankbaits for around $100.

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Is this a good reel to use? I am thinking about buying a used one and was wandering how they hold up. I am wanting to buy a reel for crankbaits for around $100.

Trusty old 200B's, it's a great reel.

I use my 201B5 for shallow running lipped, and suspending lipless cranks.

I use my 201B38 for deep running cranks, ie DD22 types.

Tight Lines All! :fishing1:

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Great reels, and often found used for between $50-$70 dollars today in good condition.

I have a dozen of the 201B [same reel, just a leftie]

The 5/1 is what I use for cranks.

For other applications, I use the 6.3/1 .

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The old Curado 100B is better than the Curado 200E5 in casting and smoothness on the retrieve.

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Can't go wrong with the old "Mean Green" just make sure the reel is in good condition. Most of mine are used often but hold up great. A good repair guy can replace worn parts if needed. I bought five a few years back at wal-mart for $49.00 each just after the model change. Gave one to my dad he likes it as much as he high end reels. Some say the Shimano Citca is comparable but I have not fished one.

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