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4 Techs, 3 Countries of Origin, 2 Price Points, One Goal - TT's 2018 Low Profile Baitcaster Shootout (part 1)

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:19 am
by Cal
4 Techs, 3 Countries of Origin, 2 Price Points, One Goal... Which Reel Is Best? - 2018 Low Profile Baitcaster Shootout (part one)

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Introduction: Head to head battles between products from rival manufacturers are always fun. Admittedly, we don't do enough of them here at TackleTour. Zander and I always discuss a handful of possibilities at the beginning of each year, but things don't always pan out. Either product ends up on the chopping block to be discontinued, or we're not able to gather the supporting materials necessary to complete the review, or sometimes we just take too long and what we had planned is no longer relevant. 2018 is proving to be a good year. We've already published our head to head shootout of two high end spinning reels and today, we're here to introduce you to our next battle.

Complete Article: http://www.tackletour.com/review2018low ... utpt1.html

Re: 4 Techs, 3 Countries of Origin, 2 Price Points, One Goal - TT's 2018 Low Profile Baitcaster Shootout (part 1)

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:12 am
by goldrod
Daiwa for the win.

I love my Shimano’s but I think Daiwa will pull this one off.
It would be interesting to see abu do something radical though.

Re: 4 Techs, 3 Countries of Origin, 2 Price Points, One Goal - TT's 2018 Low Profile Baitcaster Shootout (part 1)

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:04 pm
by JBcrankaddict
I want to see you guys set the drags to those stated numbers and try to crank through that pressure. Bet those reels don’t last long. Those numbers are pure marketing. Never needed more than 10lbs of pressure, and we all know those drag numbers are ridiculous in a low profile baitcaster.

Re: 4 Techs, 3 Countries of Origin, 2 Price Points, One Goal - TT's 2018 Low Profile Baitcaster Shootout (part 1)

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:06 pm
by Bronzeye
"On the centrifugal side, Shimano is seen as the leader, and their latest SVS Infiniti system has literally brought the manufacturer back from the brink of despair after the whole "E" incident."

Eh? What was "the whole 'E' incident"? The Curado E5 was a TT Editor's Choice:
http://tackletour.com/reviewshimanocuradoe5.html

So was the Citica 200E: http://www.tackletour.com/reviewshimanocitica200e.html

Which Shimano model's E version was a dud?

Re: 4 Techs, 3 Countries of Origin, 2 Price Points, One Goal - TT's 2018 Low Profile Baitcaster Shootout (part 1)

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:40 pm
by Zander
Bronzeye wrote:"On the centrifugal side, Shimano is seen as the leader, and their latest SVS Infiniti system has literally brought the manufacturer back from the brink of despair after the whole "E" incident."

Eh? What was "the whole 'E' incident"? The Curado E5 was a TT Editor's Choice:
http://tackletour.com/reviewshimanocuradoe5.html

So was the Citica 200E: http://www.tackletour.com/reviewshimanocitica200e.html

Which Shimano model's E version was a dud?


Ah I can see the confusion here. The Curado E was a great reel. What Cal is describing is what happened was the platform was taken and converted to the Chronarch E, which didn't sit too well with fans of either series. Then the Curado G was introduced which was not a popular follow on.

Re: 4 Techs, 3 Countries of Origin, 2 Price Points, One Goal - TT's 2018 Low Profile Baitcaster Shootout (part 1)

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:47 pm
by Bronzeye
Thanks, Zander. Maybe the word "whole" threw me off the meaning. You cleared it up quickly.

Re: 4 Techs, 3 Countries of Origin, 2 Price Points, One Goal - TT's 2018 Low Profile Baitcaster Shootout (part 1)

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:56 pm
by mark poulson
Zander wrote:
Bronzeye wrote:"On the centrifugal side, Shimano is seen as the leader, and their latest SVS Infiniti system has literally brought the manufacturer back from the brink of despair after the whole "E" incident."

Eh? What was "the whole 'E' incident"? The Curado E5 was a TT Editor's Choice:
http://tackletour.com/reviewshimanocuradoe5.html

So was the Citica 200E: http://www.tackletour.com/reviewshimanocitica200e.html

Which Shimano model's E version was a dud?


Ah I can see the confusion here. The Curado E was a great reel. What Cal is describing is what happened was the platform was taken and converted to the Chronarch E, which didn't sit too well with fans of either series. Then the Curado G was introduced which was not a popular follow on.


Zander,
Do any of these reels have a bearing between the AR bearing and the drag clicker?

Re: 4 Techs, 3 Countries of Origin, 2 Price Points, One Goal - TT's 2018 Low Profile Baitcaster Shootout (part 1)

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:39 pm
by LowRange
3 centrifugal reels against the Tatula SV. The Shimano SVS reel will win it unless the test includes skipping baits.