Browning® Fishing Citori® Baitcast Reels
- Tough, one-piece aluminum frame
- Machined-aluminum drilled V spool
- Eight-bearing system with Powerlock instant anti-reverse
- Radial Tuned Braking centrifugal cast control
- Magnum Drag six-disc carbon-Teflon/stainless steel drag
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 50 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by GS10 Great reel Great Drag I have used alot of Baitcast reels and this reel beats out the expensive $ 270.00 dollars reels. The best thing about this reel is when you are fishing frogs or heavy cover. The drag weight is better than 95 percent of all the reels made April 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TRWOKC Great Reel! Have tried all the Browning reels, this one is my favorite. Click adjustments ensure settings stay constant, and drag is smooth. April 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChanceN Best reel I have bought I have been bass fishing for a long time and I bought a Browning Citori reel around 5-6 years ago and it is still my favorite reel. I also have a Browning Midas reel and a Quantum Tour Edition Pt reel and I would take this Citori reel anyday over the Quantum. I just bought 2 of these new Citori reels and they are so nice! Great reels! March 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jbelow Best Reel Purchase Ever Got the high capacity 20H. This is my new standard to judge all other baitcasters by. Whatever fish you would tackle with a Garcia 5600 , you can do it with more ergonomic comfort and castability with the high line capacity Browning Citori. You can spend hundreds of dollars more for maybe a little better reel but for all practical purposes , this is the reel to stock up on. I have been using the Browning reels for the past few years in saltwater and and fresh. They have held up as well as my big brand name reels. They are easy to clean and service as any reel. Browning reels are a best buy . March 7, 2013
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Details:Can someone please tell me what the difference is between the 3 citori reels with the 6:4 gear ration? I know one is the wide spool, one is low profile? What are the differences?
A:One of them has a small flipping switch
A:The BPS website is showing 4 models in 6.4:1, but the catalog shows 3....One of them is a "flipping" model, meaning it has a switch with on/off that lets you push the cast button to flip or pitch the lure and when released it ingages the spool, instead of turning the handle to ingage the spool. Another model is a left hand retrieve. The other model has a higher line capacity(wide spool)175yds./14lbs. vs. 120yds./12lbs. and the other model is the "base" model with 120yds./12lbs of line, with 6.4:1 ratio
Details:It looks like this reel only has 4 brake settings, OFF and 1/2/3? Or is it adjustable between those numbers ie 1-10 like most reels? What exactly is a "Radial Tuned Braking centrifugal cast control" system. Maybe It's not what I am thinking it is...
A:It only has 1,2,3, and free and no I would not buy it I would buy the bass pro shops pro quailfer reel
A:You are correct there is only 4 settings. This is because it has 9 brakes, in the off position no brakes are on, in postition 1, three brakes are on, 2, six brakes are on and 3, nine brakes are on. The brakes contact a movable drum in the outer housing. Its basically an externally adjustable centrifical brake system. Radial tuning just balances the system a little better. Be warned it is a little noisey but this dosen't affect the performance or durability of this reel.
A:this reel is VERY touchy. It does allow you to cast a mile if you have it dialed in. If not, the reel will give you a birds nest. a Pteradactyl nest really. be careful. the centrifugal is just an additional calibration system. for this reel, i dont feel it helps. In the shimanos, yes, it helps a ton.
Details:THE GUY AT MY LOCAL TACKLE SHOP SAYS ITS UNNECCESSARY but i have heard too much to believe that fully. and what grease/oil would u use?? expert opinion preferred.
A:Yes it is neccessery to clean if it is heavily used just take it apart laying your parts from left to right and you probably could download a secmatic for it and I use rem oil and also berkley sells oil and grease kits to for real cheap
A:I have a ton of experience in this department. So my answer is this: it depends on the reel. If there are many openings that can get to the cavity of the reel, say the bearings and gears, it is good to grease that baby up once in a while. I have a team diawa that I have had since 94. Never cleaned it. Never. still casts like a dream. the gears are still great. Makes some sounds, but works great. I have another abu garcia reel- some grit got into it and it doesnt work as well, and is not as smooth. I took it apart, cleaned it, and it works great. Just feel, and listen to your reel. if it complains, clean it. if it does not, keep on keepin on!
Top 10 Contributor
A:What ever was used bye the manufacture
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A:If you have mechanical experience and the
schematics and carefully lay all the parts
out in order, so you can put it back togather.
Then it is pretty easy, other wise let the
pro's handle it.
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A:I have a Quantum Tour edition Pt and I would honestly take this reel it anyday. I would buy 2 of these instead of the Quantum. These Citori reels are really good Qulaity.
A:I have a Quantam code and a Pro Qualifier and this reel is in the middle of them. Meaning the code is a good reel for beginners or casual fishermen, its noisey and if you fish a lot it will only last 8 months to a year. The citori is noisey but it is more durable than the code. The pro qualifier is my favorite of the three. It is not noisey casts a mile and you can't go wrong with the dual braking sysytem that bass pro puts on their reels. Go with the Pro, you won't be sorry.
i have the old browning citori real its the blue one in the picture. i can't figure out how to take it apart can any one tell me?
A:Push the button on the side and SPIN the cover. I couldn't figure it out either...then I finally called BPS and the guy told me over the phone.
A:If you have the 10 sized reel, you can first push the logo button on the palming side cover and then twist it upwards(clockwise). If you have the 20sized reel(wide spool reel), please turn the palming side cover downwards(counter-clockwise) after pushing the logo on it first.
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A:the picture is of the wide spool. same with the picture on the midas.
A:Not sure, might be a webiste issue. I have two of the new ones and they are silver...very sharp looking reels.
A:the picture is the wide spool version