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For sale: Shimano Curado 201G6 (Left Handed Wind) and St. Croix Mojo Bass MJC710MF Casting Rod.

This outfit was purchased by my lovely wife for my birthday this past winter. Other than a test run of about 25 casts in February at a local pond with a 1 oz weight it has seen no real action. I'm just not into baitcasters- at all.... The line is just some cheap mono I put on to make the test run. No adjustments have been made to the reel at all. Straight outta the box.

Shimano Curado 201G6 (Left Handed Wind)
6.5:1 Gear Ratio
7.2 oz
Mono Capacity: 8/180, 10/155, 14/110
Power Pro Line: 30/190, 50/120, 65/80

$125

St. Croix Mojo Bass MJC710MF Casting Rod
7'10" Heavy Fast Action
Lures: 1-4 OZ

$100

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Take em both for $200 (buyer pays shipping on rod or we can meet in Colorado Springs). Shipping cost for rods usually costs $20 (I do have a PVC tube I can ship it in) . The reel I will ship via ground for free.

 

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You should put in the work to use baitcasters. They will up your game.... it's really not that hard, just requires a little discipline... I can guarantee you wont regret it. Took me 3 times to finally put the work in...I now own 1 spinning set up
 

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To add, Someone should jump on this.. that rod is SOOOO damn nice for the price and the reel is great for small to mid sized swimbaits.
 

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I appreciate what you're saying Jason.

Many friends said the same thing about fly fishing to me over the last forty some odd years of fishing. Had one, used it for about a year and hated it. Sold it and never once missed it either. While I respect those who use them and enjoy watching others do it; its not for me.

If it doesn't sell; I will give it to a friend or trade it for something I need. I don't need the money. Just trying to get fair value out of a brand new rod and reel.

Shortly before she surprised me with it; I found a spinning rod that will allow me to do what I was looking for when we talked. It will handle BIG Lures just fine and I have plenty of CI4 Reels that I can pair with it. So, having a brand new rod and reel I don't intend on using isn't smart. If I could take it back to where she got it I would and put the $300 she spent into another CI4 set-up..
 

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Ninja,

I thought the same way back when I was still using spinning gear. I fished with Boon and Riv a couple of times, and it was Boon that convinced me to try out BC's. I was terrible with them for a good little while, until I wasn't. You'd be surprised how much more versatile they can be.

I agree with Oyey. Give yourself another month with it. Especially the with the swimbait setup, they're SO much easier to use. Swimbait rigs are easier to setup and way more forgiving than say a jig rod BC rig.

It's not really about "I don't like that style of fishing" as much as it's about opening up your skill set. All fishing is fishing, just different tools that are more suitable for the type of fishing you're doing at the time. I don't consider myself a fly fisherman, but I do flyfish when it's appropriate to do so, and I'm pretty proficient at it.

Anyway, if you are just determined to sell it, like Oyey also said, that's a damn good price for that setup.
 

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Sounds like you are getting rid of the baitcasting swimbait rod for a spinning one? I prefer spinning rods most of the time but, for swimbaits, I'd go with a baitcasting outfit. It's easier to leverage arm/body movements and reduce fatigue on a baitcasting outfit.
 

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I'll be interested to see how the spinning rod handles a 2.5oz bait... also, make sure you get a reel that can go SLOOOOOOW, tough to do that with spinning gear, but it may be possible. I would like to throw the spinning outfit actually, never have with big stuff.
 
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