Shimano Curado E Low-Profile Baitcast Reel
Greater comfort means better control. Shimano® has enhanced the popular Curado® by downsizing the body, upsizing the gearbox, and increasing the bearing count—improvements which add up to a much smaller, lighter reel that's also smooth, strong, and ergonomically precise. High Efficiency Gearing (HEG) assures clean, flex-free retrieves, even under heavy loads; a shielded S A-RB® ball bearing at the reel's heart helps maintain performance over the long haul. Rugged aluminum frame with A7075 aluminum Magnumlite® spool; titanium line guide; Super Free; pinion gear support system; Variable Brake System (VBS®); Super Stopper II with Assist Stopper; Dartainium® drag. 6+1 bearings.
- Smooth, strong and ergonomically precise
- Rugged, 1-piece aluminum frame and side plate
- High Efficiency Gearing offers unmatched strength
- Super Stopper Instant Anti-Reverse System
- Variable Brake System (VBS)
- Dartainium drag
- Magnumlite spool
HEG (High Efficiency Gearing) uses advanced componentry and solid 1-piece frame and sideplate construction to eliminate flex in the drivetrain, for unmatched strength. Super Stopper is Shimano's exclusive instant anti-reverse system, built with a one-way roller bearing that eliminates all back-play in the handle for instant hooksetting power. Super Free is a bearing-supported pinion gear system that holds clutch elements in precise alignment, virtually eliminating friction on the spool shaft during the cast. Quick Fire® II enables quick, easy casting. The clutch bar disengages the spool, allowing the line to free-spool, slowed only by the brake setting. The spool re-engages quickly as the handle is turned. Fluidrive® gearing means that your reel was manufactured with the highest tolerances and utmost control in the gear-cutting process, to ensure a smooth, powerful retrieve every time. Line recovery in inches per handle turn.
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i want the tranx but it's 500$
I consider 20lbs of drag a lot of resistance for larger gamefish. The Curado's drag is far short of that. If you are going to spool with 50lb braid wouldn't you want a drag that can attain at least half that strength? I'm not criticizing, just curious.
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I know Diawa is really stepping it up as far as higher end products but Shimano wrote the book on smooth operating, long lasting reels.
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I would not let this concern keep you from purchasing this reel. As far as I know there are no low profile baitcasting reels that have a reverse.
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This isn't the same reel is it?
I love braid on my spinning setups. Fluoro is the way to go on casting.
200 = Right hand
201 = Left hand
E = old model
G = new model
5 = 5.5:1
6 = 6.4:1
7 = 7.1:1
5.5 = 23" per crank (E5, G5)
6.4 = 27" per crank (E6, G6)
7.1 = 30" per crank (E7, G7)
200 = Right Hand
201 = Left Hand
The 200e Is slightly heavier and larger at 7.6 oz. It has a larger line capacity and holds 110 yards of 14lb test and 155 yards of 10lb test.
The 200g is Shimano's newest series of the Curado. It is slightly lighter than the 200e weighing in at 6.9oz, but has the same line capacity. These reels are expected to be available from late summer to early fall.
The E series and previous curado models have proven themselves to last. Only time will tell if the new G series will hold up against its predecessors, but id bet that they will.