Shimano® Curado® Baitcast Reels
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- High efficiency gearing eliminates flex in the drivetrain
- Super Free technology eliminates friction on the spool shaft when casting
- QuickFire II® clutch bar for quick easy casting
- Super Stopper® and Assist Stopper
- Recessed reel foot
Considered by many to be a bass angler's closest friend, the G-series Shimano Curado Baitcast Reel sports a low-profile aluminum frame, lightweight graphite sideplates, an aluminum spool, and 5 bearings including 4 shielded stainless steel ball bearings plus a roller clutch bearing. Anglers endorse its Septon PV power grips, metal cast control knob and anodized spool and handle. Add to this a disengaging LevelWind system and Quickfire II clutch bar for superior performance wherever the spirit takes you.
Other features include a Super Free bearing supported pinion gear system and 1/8-turn, easy-access attached sideplate.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by LunkerHunter14 Awesome reel
This is the second baitcasting reel I have purchased and I absolutely love it! It is very light weight and is perfect for flipping or pitching. It works great with heavy braid line and will catch those lurking lunkers. It has great casting distance as well.
I paired mine with a Bass Pro XPS Extreme Trigger rod 7'6" and I love this combo. I used 65 lb PowerPro braid line. This is the perfect combo for flipping up in grass and reeds all day long! Highly recommend this reel to any one looking for a quality reel! Plus you can never go wrong with Shimano!
November 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cjlovi CuradoG7
Excellent reel in the $75 to $150. I have a couple $400 reels and the G7 Series works just as well. They're actually a bit lighter. Casts smooth and great distance flipping and pitching 1/4oz jigs with trailers. Catching 5lb bass isn't an issue at all.
My setup is a Shimano Curado with a 7' 6" Diawa Heavy rod. I usually use 15lb P-Line Fluorocarbon line. One of the biggest misconceptions about bait casters is the drag system. Learn to adjust it to the type of fishing your doing and the G7 works great. I can flip all day with a light jig and never get a birds nest.
My type of fishing and ego doesn't require me to spend $$$$$ on fishing set-up.
The $150 Shimano Curado G7 is perfect for mid level tournament and recreational fishing.
September 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GetsTheBig1 My Favorite Reel
I started off with a Curado and i absolutely love this reel. It has the power to pull around big bass and works great with heavy braided line. I feel that i don't like that the profile on the reel is smaller than the previous models because it doesn't fit as well in my hand. Otherwise i believe its just an amazing bait caster!
August 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by TravH Great
Shimano has received flack about this reel not living up to the old E series. However, I have to say that it's still a great reel. I've used these reels for the past few years fishing inshore along the Gulf Coast, and they hold up great against most inshore species. Moreover, they have held up great to the saltwater they are exposed to through years of kayak fishing--with regular maintenance. They simply preform and are great workhorse reels. They aren't quite as smooth as an E series reel on the retrieve, but they do everything else just as well. Anyone saying this reel is junk must just have a bad taste in their mouth about the Curado E being discontinued and having to pay a little more for the Chronarch E for the same reel.
July 17, 2013
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