Curado, Calcutta’s and Chronarch’s this weekend. Turning out to be a Shimano weekend. All reels are in pretty good condition considering their age and usage.
The Calcutta TE 400 is a great reel. Anti reverse dog and one way bearing! Large drag surfaces. The old Curado is from 1998, and still a true joy to cast. The Chronarch 100SF is a step up for strength and smoothness, but at the cost of added weight. The Chronarch C+I4 is a nice blend of both. Super light weight and strong. These are all being used for casting 1/2 oz to 2 oz’s to salmon and steelhead in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest. Bearings flushed and oiled, drags upgraded to Carbon Fiber, and lastly they all get the proper lubrication on all metal to metal parts.