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#1 pierfisherman

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Posted December 15 2010 - 2:47 PM

I have used my Citica only a little bit, but I dunked it so I had to open it up and clean it for the first time, and I'm disgusted! The thing is 100% plastic , I don't know why the guy at the Greentop talked my out a Revo. I feel that if I hooked anything bigger than 5 pounds it'd explode.





Does anyone else agree? I'll post a complete review when I've used it for a while.
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#2 mtg126

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Posted December 15 2010 - 5:08 PM

I use one in freshwater for crankbaits and don't have any problems with it... Doesn't even compare to my curado 200, but never had any major issues with it.





That said, I would never use it in the salt.

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Posted December 15 2010 - 6:09 PM

I have a couple that have been used a lot for years......zero issues.











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Posted December 15 2010 - 6:12 PM

Ive had zero issues with mine as well.. For the price its better than most of whats out there, and I love it. Awesome reel in my book. Notice that it hasnt broken on you yet

Edit: the 200E is rated just as well to use in salt as is the Curado.

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Posted December 15 2010 - 6:12 PM

I have one that's a few years old and I love it. Might sell it to get one of the smaller new ones. I only use it in freshwater though, I would never bring it anywhere near the salt.

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Posted December 15 2010 - 7:34 PM


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Originally Posted by Koofy Smacker
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Edit: the 200E is rated just as well to use in salt as is the Curado.







I still wouldn't use either in the surf, regardless if shimano says it's ok to use them. Great sweetwater reels but not built to hold up in the surf IMO... Or at least the way I fish the surf.

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Posted December 15 2010 - 8:06 PM


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I still wouldn't use either in the surf, regardless if shimano says it's ok to use them. Great sweetwater reels but not built to hold up in the surf IMO... Or at least the way I fish the surf.




I wouldnt use them in the surf either, but only because of how small they are. IMO they are both perfect fluking reels off of a boat or jetty

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Posted December 15 2010 - 8:20 PM

I picked up a daiwa coastal inshore not too long ago, I like it for FW. I also plan on using it for fluke. It was made to withstand the corrosive elements of saltwater. There is a good review on it by tackle tour if you google it.

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Posted December 16 2010 - 9:35 AM


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Originally Posted by mtg126
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I use one in freshwater for crankbaits and don't have any problems with it... Doesn't even compare to my curado 200, but never had any major issues with it.





That said, I would never use it in the salt.




i have 3 curado's and love them. they are so smooth. i have used my older one at indian river inlet but don't think i would use them for anything else then that.

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Posted December 16 2010 - 9:58 AM

I know Shimano stands behind all there reels & if your not happy with it send it back to them & they will fix up up as good as new. I just picked up a Curado 300E & am really pleased with it. Casts a mile & a great drag system.


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Posted December 16 2010 - 11:23 AM

Mine has been dunked and used hard and has held up.The bearing behind the spool tension knob was the only place that needed extra maintenance.Now I grease pack it.It's not a Curado,but its close in performance.Casts a mile, and rarely burps.Its not a saltwater reel,so rinsing and tlc are needed.There is plastic in there,but there's also quality.Mine is several seasons old, and its the 200 dsv model.


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Posted December 17 2010 - 9:30 AM

No problem here. Works fine for its intended purpose as an entry level salt baitcaster.

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Posted December 17 2010 - 11:33 AM

Old Viking grave inscription reads "Don't praise a weapon until you've used it; Don't praise a ship until you've sailed her;Don't praise a wife until she's DEAD!" Your still at step #1 on the list !

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Posted December 26 2010 - 8:41 PM

No problems with mine. I do my best not to dunk it since it's obviously no Van Staal.

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Posted December 27 2010 - 4:26 AM

i have seen plenty of rusted ar-b bearings.
I just picked up a citica 200b. i compared schematics to the curado and they are the exact same except for one spool bushing, another bushing on drive shaft, and another bushing on the spool under the cross pin. all these can be replaced with bearings but im not going to bother with the one under crosspin. bushings out ceramics in. i like old school shimano. I aint flippin and pitchin all day like a bass pro so I take the ones built like tanks and dont worry about the 1 ounce difference. I am a big time new shimano hater. junk city


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