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Shimano Cardiff or Curado

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Can get a used Curado 200 or a new Cardiff 200 for about the same price, mainly used for northern / bass fishing, cranks spinners etc. Seem very similar other than round versus low profile. Opinions welcome. Thanks, Paul

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Which model Curado, B, D, or E?

Doesn't matter, I would still take the Curado if it's in nice shape.

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it really depends on what feel better to you. The cardiff is a round reel, the Curado is a low profile. I prefer the low profile myself, but the cardiff is a very nice reel. If doing more pike fishing I would lean towards the cardiff as I think you can get more line on it.

But for bass, I would lean more towards the Curado.

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I only have experience with the Carado. It's profile allows for comfortable all-day fishing.

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I haven't used a Curado but I have a couple Cardiffs. I have to believe they hold more line.

They cast most everything I fish with just fine but I like tossing bigger lures. If you'r using smaller stuff, go with the Curado.

Or better yet - both!

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