Good reel that won't break the bank.

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onthewater102
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Good reel that won't break the bank.

Post by onthewater102 » 22 Jan 2016, 15:57

I'd be looking to overhaul your curado's - likely they just need bearings, perhaps a new drag disc - quite easy to DIY (I do all my own reel repairs/maintenance) plenty of youtube videos to walk you through whatever you need to do. For under $40 you should be able to get them back in new condition (bearings & gears can probably be done for $60) - you're just getting cheap junk in comparison for that price range.

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/shiman ... 00303.html

You'll find your reel in there. Prices direct from shimano can be better or worse than above -- but the electronic schematics are much better for picking out part #'s:

https://fishshop.shimano.com/vip/produc ... 4395183577
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Re: Good reel that won't break the bank.

Post by ChiefCubby » 18 May 2016, 21:36

-CN- wrote: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.
I've enjoyed both Silver Max reels that I own. Durable, smooth, and a great value.

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mirroman
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Good reel that won't break the bank.

Post by mirroman » 20 May 2016, 18:44

I needed a replacement for my favorite steelhead reel, bought an Okuma and really like it. Smooth as can be, landed a beauty on the second cast.

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