Shimano Curado K(201) vs BFT INSTINCT X7

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Peter Podsklan
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Shimano Curado K(201) vs BFT INSTINCT X7

Post by Peter Podsklan » Wed Jul 21 2021 14:16

Hi guys,

I would like to know your opinion, which one would be better for pike fishing (mainly jerking 50-70g) Shimano Curado K(201) vs BFT INSTINCT X7?

Thanks,

Peter

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Re: Shimano Curado K(201) vs BFT INSTINCT X7

Post by Daniel » Wed Jul 21 2021 17:20

Nothing wrong with either reel, both will do the job just fine, but the curado feels more refined and is nicer in the hand.

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Re: Shimano Curado K(201) vs BFT INSTINCT X7

Post by Peter Podsklan » Thu Jul 22 2021 06:56

Thanks! :U+1F44D:

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Re: Shimano Curado K(201) vs BFT INSTINCT X7

Post by jonsykes » Thu Jul 22 2021 08:10

Daiwa Tatula 200 size is worth considering too, some use them up to 150g.

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Re: Shimano Curado K(201) vs BFT INSTINCT X7

Post by Tony McTaggart » Thu Jul 22 2021 10:15

BFT has the same common problem as the very first Abu revo toros but abu quickly rectified it.
Kick lever inside the BFT is made of soft aluminium and quickly deteriorates (poor quality compared with the shimano)
Bottom one is older and when it goes worn doesn't re-engage the spool.
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Re: Shimano Curado K(201) vs BFT INSTINCT X7

Post by Mark Phillips » Thu Jul 22 2021 19:53

Peter Podsklan wrote:
Hi guys,

I would like to know your opinion, which one would be better for pike fishing (mainly jerking 50-70g) Shimano Curado K(201) vs BFT INSTINCT X7?

Thanks,

Peter
Defo the Shimano Peter. I have a couple of the older model Curados and despite years of use, are still as good as new. Definitely a sound investment.
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