Super Free (SF®) bearing-supported pinion gear system
TI line guide
SV Power Paddles
Safe in saltwater
Ultimate castability; compact and lightweight, the Shimano® Curado® 300EJ Low-Profile Baitcast Reel features High Efficiency Gearing (HEG®), Deep Magnumlite® spool, Super Free (SF®) bearing-supported pinion gear system, TI line guide, Dartainium® drag, and SV Power Paddles. Safe in saltwater. With its higher gear ratio, the 300EJ is exactly right for the Terez® Waxwing® (sold separately).
Manufacturer model #: CU300EJ.
Line recovery in inches per handle turn.
Shimano® Terez® Waxwing® Conventional Rods sold separately and can be found through item search for item number 38-162-368-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by big40 shimano # 1
Bought this reel for saltwater use. Reel has nice drag with plenty of holding power. I own several 200 series curado's that I use for freshwater, so decided to give the 300 a try. As with all my curado's I love the reel. Only reason I didnt give 5 stars is because #1 Cost, #2 the oversize handle often trips the bail in midcast causing the bait to sling off. But I would definately recomment this reel....... just bring plenty bait.
July 24, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by saltwaterf Nice reel
Nice solid reel, very durable, and smooth drag. Nice power handle and great for big saltwater fish.
November 4, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fishkiller30 Curado 300 EJ Rocks
I paired my Curado with a Carbon Fiber Lite Micro-Guide Rod and headed for the Ocean. My first strike was a Barracuda; it fought, bent the rod and provided me with a lot of fun. After landing the Barracuda, I caught many Sculpin, Rock Bass and other bottom fish. I got a good strike from a Yellow Tail, but it let loose before the hook set. Bottom line, the Curado 300 EJ performed extremely well and provided maximum fun with frisky Barracuda. I used 30 # Pro Line and a topper of 30# mono. After three trips to the ocean with this set-up, I am convinced that the Curado 300 EJ is a real gem and I highly recommend it. After Ocean use, the reel must be rinsed off with fresh water and set out to dry.
June 14, 2011
I wouldn't use the Curado in salt water its definitely a fresh water reel even though Shimano says its saltwater safe I heard otherwise the round reels are more suited for this inshore is another story
All of Shimano reels are approved for use in saltwater. The Curado 300EJ was designed to work with the Waxwing jigs which were designed for saltwater applications. They do not list these reels on their website as freshwater or saltwater reels. They are simply listed as Low Profile or Round reels. Thanks!