not even gonna read the thread get a shimano curado 200e7 as my top choice
2nd. revo stx
... and in that exact order!!!!
I've been on the banks chasing my old man from reiters pond on the skykomish to the small streams in bishop ca. since i was about 3. fishing every bait-cast the old man's bug compelled him to "need", praise and discard for the next hot new thing.
One thing i noticed though...
the shimanos have always stuck around. and over the years I've learned why.
they're the best...
hands down. (at least in the low pro category.)
abu has definitely stepped up to the plate with the new revo though. it's a damn fine reel and as you can see, A LOT of guys are swearing by em.
for me though.
drag ain't everything.
I currently run a curado on my 10-20lb lami and a chronarch 100b on my 8-12.
now I'm partial to my chronarch...
(it's prettier, cost more and the drag is like a hot knife across a warm stick of butter)
..it's definitely a step up.
but on those days when the inevitable rats nest puts the breaks on an otherwise perfect afternoon. i swap it out for the curado and have been surprised how many times i've asked myself.
"why did i pay so much for that damn chronarch?"
the curado is one sweet little "green machine".
tough, smooth, LIGHT! and the price tag..
how can you beat that?
...real close second for the stx though.
prob can't really go wrong ether way.