Shimano Curado 300EJ Low-Profile Baitcast Reel
Top of the line reel
This is my primary musky reel, and it has been nothing short of amazing. On a good week, I'll get out 3 times a week for a few hours. This reel has given me absolutely no issues after use for two years. It has proven to be very durable and well worth the money. If you are looking for quality worthy of the price you pay, without a doubt this is the BEST reel available for nearly all species in my opinion.
February 27, 2014
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
Nice solid reel, very durable, and smooth drag. Nice power handle and great for big saltwater fish.
November 4, 2011
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