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Does anyone here use a Scorpion Quickfire (Japanese Castaic)?

If so, how do you like it ?...

I am looking very closely at this reel for next season...If anyone does own one, can you tell me if the thumb-bar is supported on both sides unlike the American Castaic that is only supported on one side of the spool...


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Mark,

Here'a a picture of both reels that should answer your question regarding the thumb bar.....

Quickfire - Fully supported thumb bar.
 

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Ronnie,

Is that the new Castaic?...I checked one out at Davis and i thought I remembered it having a different complexion...Looks like a different reel...

It looks like the Quickfire is supported on both sides...Do you agree ?...Looks completely different from the Castaic...

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Mark,

The Castaic pictured above is the current model BUT I failed to include a picture of the Castaic SF which is similar to the Quickfire......just want to make sure you're paying attention... (lol)

Yes, the thumb clutch is fully supported on both the Castaic SF and Quickfire but not on the regular Castaic.
 

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dude,why does the support matter?i have a 9 year old castaic that i have never had a problem with.great reel.if i was buying a new one i would get the castiac s.f..:beerchug: reason being that it is a lower more comfortable profile than the old one.:beerchug:
 

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The castaic is really a Curado in disguise. The flipping switch is what makes it different. I find my self forgetting there is one when I use the Castaic........

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Ronnie,
I thought something looked wacky...I didn't realize they still made the plain Castaic...I must have looked at the SF...

Dodge, i know your reel is holding up...That's great...But in researching this stuff, one small structural characteristic like that can make all the difference when looking at the best reel for my needs, longevity and the money I want to spend...After I have all the facts, then I'll see how close i can get the prices to line up...I call it shopping LOL...It's funny that your reel is 9 y/o...I understand that they were d/c for 4 or more years...I wonder what other improvements besides the bridged thumb-bar support and the SF ability they made in bringing it back...

Joe, yeah, it's just a Curado with a flippin switch...Precisely why i'm looking at it...So I can keep up with guys like you LOL...I am just in a small dilemma deciding on the Jap Vs U.S version...Same thing goes for my plans with the Scorpions Vs the Curado 100s for 2004...

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I think the flipping switch is just another part to break. I find my self NOT using the switch. And for some reason, my Castaic backlashes a lot more than the Curado.

If we are talking about pitching, and pick a reel just for that purpose, I'd shell out bucks for a Daiwa TDZ.

I loved the TDX, but the Z with the 12 bearings....whew!

For now, the Curado is good enough for me...

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Does anyone really care what Joe P thinks?
Who loves ya Joe?:smlove2:
 

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I should have thrown you off the boat last week, Leigh .... come to think of it, you almost did it on your own, LOL......Whaley could use some 'structure'.....:D
 

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Joe,
Did my lawyer contact you yet?:eek: :eek: :D
 

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you're the best....

....at messin' up a thread, Leigh.......:D.....

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mark,i bought the reel in 1994 but i could'nt tell you when it was made.:beerchug:
 

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scorpion 1001

I have a regular scorpion 1001. I looked at a usa castaic 201sf and may consider it but love my scorpions which i use for pitching anything. it is great with light stuff and i would bet the castaic would be as well but not sure since i do not own one. the scorpion does not hold a lot of line like the castaic could but if you are pitching you are likely not in deep water and probably using braid. if you are using braid than the capacity would be higher anyway.

I also use a daiwa tdx103hsdl LH and it is a great reel but just not for me. it does not fit my hands (small) as well as others do and will probably unload it and get another scorpion or a castaic or scorpion quickfire. the usa is definately cheaper than the japan version. also, capitol tackle in NYC has the usa versions on sale for 21% off. another twist.
 

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castaic sf

Just bought a castaic at Capitol tackle for 133.51$.

Have not seen it anywhere cheaper unless it was used on ebay. looks great, feels great. will probably spool it with p-line or power pro. it is the same size as a curado and according to the specs just slightly lighter. it will go on the Kistler 6' spinnerbait rod i just got. (i am not made of money but i can't pass up a deal).
 

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Wandy,
Good choice, that's a sweet set up......what happened to the Loomis rod ?

Ronnie
 

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no loomis

As much as a bargain as it was I could not justify another one. I already own a short rod by kistler. so it still is available. the kistler was too sweet a deal to pass up as much as i wanted the loomis. i know how good the kistlers are. 89 bucks, no tax, free shipping. NO problem.
 
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