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huntinfool
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Good reel that won't break the bank.

Post by huntinfool » 07 Jun 2011, 13:08

I got a GREAT deal on some rods the other day. Our local Academy sports and outdoors store put some rods on sale for $10. I picked up several. Now I need some reels to match up to them. I have fished curados for years. Back when I worked at BPS I got them for a discounted price. I bought weveral and I really like them. However some are starting to wear out and I really need a few good reels to mate up to these new poles. I just do not wat to break my bank. What say the brain trust?

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Good reel that won't break the bank.

Post by flatboat » 07 Jun 2011, 13:22

h20 metel from academy tuff reel and cheep cast great i was really impressed

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huntinfool
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Good reel that won't break the bank.

Post by huntinfool » 07 Jun 2011, 13:38

Gonna have to give them a look.

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Good reel that won't break the bank.

Post by PlainBassCrazy » 13 Jun 2011, 05:36

the Pflueger criterion and templar are hard to beat. check'em out! I used to be all curados then I grew up and responsibilities took over. Now I have to be budget conscious I dont think you will be disappointed with either of these pflueger reels.

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Daniel My Brother
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Good reel that won't break the bank.

Post by Daniel My Brother » 13 Jun 2011, 14:27

Tough to beat an old green Curado. I think I'd find a good reel mechanic and try to get them working right again. If you do decide to get rid of them, shoot me a PM.

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Good reel that won't break the bank.

Post by fender66 » 13 Jun 2011, 17:10

Daniel My Brother wrote:Tough to beat an old green Curado. I think I'd find a good reel mechanic and try to get them working right again.
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Good reel that won't break the bank.

Post by ScreamingIdiot » 25 Jun 2011, 23:25

If you want something inexpensive you can pair them up with Zebco 33's. Their nice for the money.

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Good reel that won't break the bank.

Post by fender66 » 27 Jun 2011, 09:09

ScreamingIdiot wrote:If you want something inexpensive you can pair them up with Zebco 33's. Their nice for the money.
The old Zebco 33s are good...the newer ones with plastic gears are crap. Been through 3 of them in a total of about 15 minutes total.

Here's the thread and my rant! https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... t=zebco+33
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Good reel that won't break the bank.

Post by ScreamingIdiot » 27 Jun 2011, 23:45

I'm with ya and I'm not. I've posted a reply to your 33 rant.

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Good reel that won't break the bank.

Post by ScreamingIdiot » 28 Jun 2011, 00:06

Another option if you don't like the standard 33 is the Zebco 33 Platinum with all metal parts, or the Zebco Deltas. I've had nothing but good luck with my Delta, and while it's a touch more pricey at $40 it just can't be argued with as far as I can tell. It hasn't jammed or broke and it casts like a dream... especially when paired up with a very good rod.

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Good reel that won't break the bank.

Post by Mpd165 » 14 Jul 2011, 22:19

I am a big fan of the Academy H2O Mettles and if you wait and catch them on sale you can get them for $25. With that being said there are a lot of really experienced reel mechanics in TX that could get your Curado's up and running, probably much cheaper than replacing them.

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Good reel that won't break the bank.

Post by BaitCaster » 15 Jul 2011, 10:01

Abu Garcia Black Max - on sale at Cabela's for $40.
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Good reel that won't break the bank.

Post by poolie » 15 Jul 2011, 13:22

If you like the Curado's then you will most likely like the Citica's. They're not quite as nice, but still a good reel. You can usually always get a good deal on eBay for a new in the box.
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Good reel that won't break the bank.

Post by lvmark342 » 19 Jan 2016, 06:11

Sometimes its better to get a high quality used reel for the same money as a cheap new one. This concept has never let me down.

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Good reel that won't break the bank.

Post by -CN- » 21 Jan 2016, 16:40

I've had a Curado now for many years. Does not get used much as it's not as nice as my Black Max or Silver Max Abus.
Black Max under $50
Silver Max under $60
I highly recommend both.

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