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fishnhuntnboy

New Reel!

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Well I went to Duluth today to spend the day and stopped at Marine General and picked up my new reel. I got the Curado 200E5 and put it on my 6' 8" Cumara. I cant wait to hit the water and use it. Only one more week!

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Something to look forward to for sure.

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Very awesome! I have a core on the same mh 6'8 cumara rod and LOVE IT! Very sensitive and versitle rod and reel!

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I put a new Curado 200E on my 6'8" M Cumara.. used it for jerkbaits.. really worked great.. Now if I could just find a bass hungry for jerkbaits.

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Yea i love the setup. It is really light and am just dying to use it next weekend on the early bass opener up here in Ely!

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Can i ask how is the backlash on it? I have a cheaper baitcaster that i am getting better at but out of 10 throws i will bird nest 3 or 4 times. is there a such thing in a lower end reel that will help with this issue?

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Can i ask how is the backlash on it? I have a cheaper baitcaster that i am getting better at but out of 10 throws i will bird nest 3 or 4 times. is there a such thing in a lower end reel that will help with this issue?

Make sure your breaking system is set up higher, and don't forget to feather the spool with your thumb. You won't be able so cast as far but as you get confident that it won't backlash you can back up the brakes. before you know it you will be able to cast as far as you will need while rarely gettting backlashes.\

otherwise I started out on a Shimano Citica last year, and that was a very easy reel to learn on.

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I put a new Curado 200E on my 6'8" M Cumara.. used it for jerkbaits.. really worked great.. Now if I could just find a bass hungry for jerkbaits.

they're eating them on the river smile

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The past couple seasons now I've switched over to baitcasting from spinning gear. I've found that phleuger makes affordable and dependable reels. I very rarely get backlashes now. Typically only when I'm not paying attention. Check your breaking and remember to thumb the spool. good luck.

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is there a such thing in a lower end reel that will help with this issue?

Not that I'm aware of. I remember when the price was $80 for a shimano baitcaster and that was a top of the line model. So that was 13 yrs ago. Now I just spent $200. I honestly believe you get what you pay for especailly in fishin reels.

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Nice reel! Should work great. I agree with EBass, it's really not worth it to go cheap on a baitcast....the frustration and time spent untangling/retying just isn't worth saving a few bones.

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