Shimano citica

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by thecatman, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. thecatman

    thecatman Well-Known Member

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    does anyone have any experiences with these reels
     
  2. jaroddog

    jaroddog New Member

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    These are bass baitcasting reel. Discussing them on this forum might get you in trouble. :) They are good reels, though. I personally am hooked on my Daiwa Capricorn (suped up Procaster) baitcasting reel for bass though.
     

  3. nhra22

    nhra22 New Member

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    They are very good reels. I bought one a year ago and use in in fresh/salt with no problems. To me it feels a little beefier than a Curado and the drag is stronger. I have a Shimano Coriolis that has been in service 5 months now and is also a damn nice reel.. plus I like it's looks..
     
  4. stickthrower

    stickthrower New Member

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    Shimano's are great reels. But you might want to go up in size for big cats. It would be good for eater size channels, etc.

    Frank
     
  5. thecatman

    thecatman Well-Known Member

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    the reason why i was asking is beacuse i managed to buy one at walmart for 17.80 after tax
     
  6. stickthrower

    stickthrower New Member

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    Heck of a deal of a good brand reel!:) I used bass casting reels fishing for cats for a lot of years.
    Frank
     
  7. nhra22

    nhra22 New Member

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    If you are going to go with a good quality bass reel for cat's, go for it. A lot of people will tell you they are too light, but they aren't. My saltwater wade rig is a Shimano MG50 spooled with 20lb PowerPro on a MEDIUM-LIGHT Laguna rod. This reel has caught MANY redfish to 40lbs or so, a handful of sharks, and a black drum that weighed almost 55lbs. In fact, the MG50, as small as it is, has a more powerful and WAY smoother drag than a 6500-class reel. If I can catch big fish with a tiny reel made of magnesium, with a ML action rod, then anyone - with experience, can.
     
  8. jaroddog

    jaroddog New Member

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    How did you get a Citica for that price? The new models (2006) cost $120, but last years model cost probably $80 at the lowest. That's amazing.
     
  9. misterwhiskers

    misterwhiskers New Member

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    Sounds like someones beewn switchin the price tags around on items.LOLOLOLOLO(LOL



    Thats a heck of a bargain!
     
  10. thecatman

    thecatman Well-Known Member

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    i did a little research and found out that the reel would cost a retail store 83.70 in 2003