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by buster 2900
Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:19 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Curado I or Chronarch E
Replies: 20
Views: 3490

Re: Curado I or Chronarch E

It depends on the intended use of the reel. I’ve used the Chronarch E, Curado E and the Curado I extensively for inshore fishing and for that purpose the second bearing supporting the pinion gear of the Curado I (X-Ship) can make the difference between the gears binding or continuing to crank a larg...
by buster 2900
Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty
Replies: 405
Views: 214665

Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

Part of the reason is that lefties are much more used to using their non-dominant right hand since so many devices require use of the right hand. But I’m also a leftie and learned to fish with a right-hand baitcast reel. It was so natural I couldn’t understand why right-hand baitcast reels, which ne...
by buster 2900
Wed May 28, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 7
Views: 1769

Re: Memorial Day

John G wrote:It should noted that just because this Thread only has 5 posts before mine, that doesn't mean that people don't care. I am a Veteran and I care. Just because I didn't post doesn't mean that I don't care and I am sure that others feel the same way!
x2 says this Veteran.
by buster 2900
Mon May 26, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty
Replies: 405
Views: 214665

Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

Ever wonder why right-hand baitcast reels have handles on the right side? The very first baitcast reels were held like a spinning reel, upside down, while fishing. The rod handles did not have a trigger, and the gears were designed for left-hand cranking. But the reel had to be turned right-side up ...
by buster 2900
Sat May 24, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Best Copolymer
Replies: 49
Views: 11748

Re: Best Copolymer

P-Line CXX. I haven’t tried them all, but I’d say this is the best co-poly I’ve used.
by buster 2900
Sat May 24, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: What's your top 3 reels of all time?
Replies: 96
Views: 17093

Re: What's your top 3 reels of all time?

Calcutta TE 200GT
Ci4
Calcutta TE 200DC
by buster 2900
Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado I tension cap bearing
Replies: 13
Views: 2117

Re: Curado I tension cap bearing

I got it out just by taking the spool tension knob off to flush my bearings. It was a tight fit though. Now that's what I wanted to hear. Thanks for the confirmation as well fishingandford I will definitely try again and check the wells for knicks. You may try opening the non-handle sideplate and s...
by buster 2900
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado I tension cap bearing
Replies: 13
Views: 2117

Re: Curado I tension cap bearing

There are two bearings under the spool tension. The outer bearing has the inner diameter of the spool shaft, and is a spool bearing (1 of the 2 spool bearings). I believe this is the one that is accessible from removing the spool tension/CC knob. The inner bearing has the inner diameter of the end ...
by buster 2900
Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Chronarch 150 CI4 and Curado I questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2932

Re: Shimano Chronarch 150 CI4 and Curado I questions

The Curado I spool is wider than the spool on the Calcutta 300D. and the 200e's spool is even wider, no? Yes, it is. The spool on the Calcutta D is of course much deeper and holds considerably more line than the other two reels. The comparatively narrow spool of the D hasn't been a problem for me, ...
by buster 2900
Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Chronarch 150 CI4 and Curado I questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2932

Re: Shimano Chronarch 150 CI4 and Curado I questions

The Curado I spool is wider than the spool on the Calcutta 300D.
by buster 2900
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Chronarch 150 CI4 and Curado I questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2932

Re: Shimano Chronarch 150 CI4 and Curado I questions

H8R wrote:If you hold both, it feels like the sideplates or something gives the curado a bit more width and , IMO doesnt palm as good.
X2. That’s been my experience as well.
by buster 2900
Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:11 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Short casting rods
Replies: 12
Views: 2767

Re: Short casting rods

I also remember the metal rods of the ‘50’s. I had a 6’ Heddon casting rod I used for many years (grew up bass fishing in the Midwest and never had a rod longer than 6’). The Heddon rod was fiberglass and had a detachable handle. It was the only rod I had as a kid. I still have it, and this 6’ rod i...
by buster 2900
Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Calcutta D swept handles??
Replies: 11
Views: 2095

Re: Calcutta D swept handles??

Shimano has said it is the main reason there no thumbscrews on the reel. There isn’t enough clearance. And we know that that is bs cause the JDM 100 and 200 have thumbscrews. BTW, per our earlier discussion about the D model, I did finally get the JDM 100. I haven't used it much yet but I like it. ...
by buster 2900
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Calcutta D swept handles??
Replies: 11
Views: 2095

Re: Calcutta D swept handles??

To remove the handle of the Calcutta D it is of course necessary to first remove the bolt that attaches the handle to the reel. The star drag must then be removed to get to the handle. On the back of the star drag are two of the standard Shimano tiny pins and springs that are part of the clicker. Th...
by buster 2900
Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: You get what you pay for usually, but .......
Replies: 32
Views: 6107

Re: You get what you pay for usually, but .......

Yep, it is now all about marketing and the bottom line. That was the problem I had with manufacturer’s calling copolymer line ‘mono’. I mean, if copolymer line is mono, then flouro line is mono. So it’s all mono.

But we all know these are not the same type of line. :shock: