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Re: Reel Chronicles...
« Reply #225 on: June 14, 2018, 04:53:58 AM »

I have a reel with a mismatched side plate, when I palm it the side plate can't be seen and when not in use it's covered, nobody sees the little freak and it works so I don't really mind! lo
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Re: Reel Chronicles...
« Reply #226 on: June 14, 2018, 06:55:12 AM »

I dont see the problem....

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« Reply #227 on: June 14, 2018, 08:13:37 AM »

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Re: Reel Chronicles...
« Reply #228 on: June 14, 2018, 09:08:00 AM »

Paint is always an option too.
The stuff I used on my Caenan is just now started to look a bit rough, but I didn't let it fully cure and I've put that reel through hell. It's been loaned, dropped, thrown in the lake, has had things dropped on it, and spends a lot of time rattling around in my trunk.

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Re: Reel Chronicles...
« Reply #229 on: June 14, 2018, 02:16:16 PM »

Paint is always an option too.
The stuff I used on my Caenan is just now started to look a bit rough, but I didn't let it fully cure and I've put that reel through hell. It's been loaned, dropped, thrown in the lake, has had things dropped on it, and spends a lot of time rattling around in my trunk.

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You may want to think about armour plating for it.
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Re: Reel Chronicles...
« Reply #230 on: June 15, 2018, 11:20:19 AM »


You may want to think about armour plating for it.
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Nah, that'd cost more than the reel. It's one of the pawn shop reels. Still great, although one of the arms is now broken off of the star drag.

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Re: Reel Chronicles...
« Reply #231 on: June 19, 2018, 09:48:42 AM »

My pawn shop Caenan was missing the spring for the drag clicker when I bought it, so I just tossed the tiny pawl.
LMG's right, it makes no difference in operation, just removes the audible and tactile feedback when you adjust the drag.

Also, Lawrence, what kind of line are you trying to spool it with, and have you tightened the drag down? We've had anglers here on this forum with years of experience who have thought they'd broken their reels after mistakenly trying to spool braided line and forgetting to use a backing, AND after trying to spool their reels with the drag backed off almost completely.
These are understandable mistakes and can happen to anyone.

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It was just mono. Iíve sent the reel off to Mike and he mentioned something about some parts being put together wrong.  Itís already on the way back to me. Hopefully Iíll be reeling in bass with it in no time.


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« Reply #232 on: June 19, 2018, 03:48:33 PM »

I'm sure that reel will be as good as new when you get it back!

I just finished this curado BSF frankenreel. The customer said go with the side plate we have so the reel was complete disassembled and rebuilt and is now like new. It has worked well for more than 25 years and he can probably get another 25 out of it!



And guys, be careful putting your spools into your reels if you have old style centrifugal brakes! I had to tell a customer the bad news his reel is now junk because he ruined the centrifugal brake pins by shoving the spool into the reel housing without retracting the brake shoes so he bent every pin down towards the spool binding up the brake shoes and he wondered why it does not free spin any longer...

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« Reply #233 on: June 25, 2018, 03:36:41 PM »

Ok without going thru all 233 posts can anyone give me a review on the new Curado K reels. The reviews Iíve read say itís a a good reel but if any of you guys have one Iíd like see what you think. I have 2 G models and love them.


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Re: Reel Chronicles...
« Reply #234 on: June 25, 2018, 04:00:05 PM »

Ok without going thru all 233 posts can anyone give me a review on the new Curado K reels. The reviews Iíve read say itís a a good reel but if any of you guys have one Iíd like see what you think. I have 2 G models and love them.


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I don't believe there is a review in this thread, it's mostly like a "Strangest things seen in the ER" type of thread. Only in this case, "things seen in the repair shop". And a little smack talk.

I have the Curado K XG. I love it, but I don't have much to compare it too. It holds a lot of line, it's easy to use. Not super friendly towards lightweight lures but it's manageable. Comes from the factory with the spool bearings packed so full of grease it kinda kills the casting distance. Clean those out and you're GTG.
The XG with the 8.5:1 gear ratio has the longer handle, which has absolutely spoiled me.
Nice and smooth. Pair it with a good rod and line, I'm using a 7'3" Curado M rod and Sufix 832, and it practically paints a picture of everything in the water.

Best investment I've made in fishing gear, so far.

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Re: Reel Chronicles...
« Reply #235 on: June 25, 2018, 04:13:47 PM »

I need to replace my Citica that has been a work horse that I use fishing flukes; I literally use it a TON. I MAY take my 7:1:1 G7 model (that I currently use for flipping/frogs) and use it to replace my Citica and then get either a 7:4:1 or 8:3:1 to use for flipping/frogs. If I do this Iím considering getting my first left handed reel; should make flipping easier.

Thoughts?


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Re: Reel Chronicles...
« Reply #236 on: June 26, 2018, 06:12:01 AM »

Why not have the Citica gone through? There are several folks here that can make it better bthan new.
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Re: Reel Chronicles...
« Reply #237 on: June 26, 2018, 06:30:41 AM »

Get a professional to go over the reel. Whatever you love about the reel will come back with proper servicing.

All my reels are lefty. I can't fish with right-hand reels. My left arm isn't wired to handle a rod during the retrieve. I can cast left-handed when I need to but when I switch my hands back to the reel it feels like a clunky process to position my rod. Lefty allows me to complete my cast with the rod in the "set" position and with my hand on the reel.

There's been plenty of times when fish take my bait as soon as it hits the water. Including spinner baits, worms, jigs, top water, etc. and if I was switching hands I'd have missed the hook set because my rod wasn't in the set position. Sure, it doesn't happen every time, but when it does I'm glad I don't have to switch hands and possibly lose fish.

Righty for me is cast, switch hands, put my hand on the reel, and then position the rod, . Too many steps IMHO. But if it works for you, don't change.

The same thought process for using left-handed reels for flipping/pitching works for me in every other application.
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Re: Reel Chronicles...
« Reply #238 on: June 26, 2018, 11:11:31 AM »

I don't believe there is a review in this thread, it's mostly like a "Strangest things seen in the ER" type of thread. Only in this case, "things seen in the repair shop". And a little smack talk.


Yep! Just an FYI thread and nothing more or less.

And I agree with Z and Rodney about overhauling the citica. It can work like new again... Oh and too cool we just got in the mail a box of reels to repair from the Sultan of Qatar! The ruling family of Qatar chose our shop to repair their reels.

And Z, taking your boat in today for service made me a little late to work and when I walked into the shop I was told gee Kent you are too late for the new Italian made fishing line. Huh?

Apparently some new Italian line company sent our shop a large box of sample lines and everyone plundered the box before I got to the store so I missed out on all the new line samples. I am going to pressure someone for some of this 30 pound blue braid...

Apparently this company is looking to break into the U.S. market and are targeting various industry people to try their line samples hoping I would bet to get some good reviews.











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Re: Reel Chronicles...
« Reply #239 on: June 26, 2018, 12:01:13 PM »

Redux, I had to train myself to pitch left handed. Had the same issue you're having with coordination between strong hand/off hand, except throw in some other issues as well.
On a long cast I cast right handed and can switch hands and grip before the lure hits the water, but now I can't pitch right handed when I try.
I am strongly considering, over time, eventually switching to left handed bait casters. That takes money I don't have right now, and I tend to hold on to things that work. Having several spinning reels now, including one of which is apparently lefty only, I've learned to retrieve lefty. Caused some minor damage to one of my favorites by swapping the handle to the right, so now I just rock 'em on the left.
But then I'd have to retrain myself to pitch righty. Can't win for losin.

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« Reply #240 on: June 26, 2018, 12:40:59 PM »

Well, FFF, no good deed goes unpunished. You don't want some junky experimental line anyway.  ~roflmao

SHCB, we all have our limitations. Adjusting to right v left baitcasters is a pretty nice problem to have in the grand scheme of things. I tried a righty reel for a couple hours and nearly tossed it in the water before exchanging it for a lefty. Some things aren't worth changing.
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Re: Reel Chronicles...
« Reply #241 on: June 26, 2018, 02:37:45 PM »

Why not have the Citica gone through? There are several folks here that can make it better bthan new.
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This is part of the plan. Because I do so much fluke fishing, I really needed to upgrade reels; I need more horsepower so to speak. The Citica still has a lot of life left but for other than single hook baits and will be even better when I get someone in the board to beef it up.


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« Reply #242 on: June 26, 2018, 02:50:32 PM »

I missed the bit where you said you need a faster reel. Can't you get higher ratio gears for the Citca instead of replacing the entire reel?
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Re: Reel Chronicles...
« Reply #243 on: June 26, 2018, 03:03:01 PM »

I would think you can replace the gears but Iím not 100% sure. Besides adding a 6th rod & reel on the boat just gives me more options.


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Re: Reel Chronicles...
« Reply #244 on: June 27, 2018, 08:44:28 AM »

I missed the bit where you said you need a faster reel. Can't you get higher ratio gears for the Citca instead of replacing the entire reel?
I would think you can replace the gears but Iím not 100% sure. Besides adding a 6th rod & reel on the boat just gives me more options.


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« Reply #245 on: June 27, 2018, 09:27:31 AM »

Oh, WTodd, I found a couple reviews for you.

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Re: Reel Chronicles...
« Reply #246 on: June 27, 2018, 09:42:32 AM »

This is part of the plan. Because I do so much fluke fishing, I really needed to upgrade reels; I need more horsepower so to speak. The Citica still has a lot of life left but for other than single hook baits and will be even better when I get someone in the board to beef it up.


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If its an E series, you have 5,6, and 7 speed gears from a Curado E that will fit.
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« Reply #247 on: June 27, 2018, 03:07:54 PM »

The reel Iím looking to have some work done on is a Citica not a Curado. As soon as I get the new Curado Iíd like to send the Citica to you for evil so you can tell me what can be done to it


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« Reply #248 on: June 27, 2018, 03:59:26 PM »

The reel Iím looking to have some work done on is a Citica not a Curado. As soon as I get the new Curado Iíd like to send the Citica to you for evil so you can tell me what can be done to it


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If its an E series, the Citica and Curado are basically the same reel. I have a Citica with Curado sideplates and Curado E7 gears. Those 2 reels have always been damn near identical.
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« Reply #249 on: June 27, 2018, 04:01:28 PM »

They feel the same physically in my hand but not when I get a fish on. Curado feels much smoother


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