Shimano® Curado® I Series Baitcast Reels
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- X-Ship for great gear durability
- SVS Infinity Brake System
- Shimano Stable Spool Design
- 5 shielded A-RB anti-rust stainless steel ball bearings
- 1 Super Stopper Anti Reverse roller bearing
- Escape Hatch for easy access to spool
- Power AL aluminum frame
- Super Stopper Anti Reverse
- Super Free Spool
- Cross Carbon Drag
The latest iteration of Shimano's incredibly popular Curado baitcasting reel includes major improvements that will increase casting distance, braking performance, and hard-fishing durability. X-Ship
provides increased gear durability, improved performance with lighter lures, and longer casts. An externally-adjustable SVS Infinity
braking system gives you the ability the precisely adjust your cast, even with lighter lures, and Shimano's Stable Spool Design
virtually eliminates spool vibration and improves consistency of rotation and smoothness exponentially. Other advantages include 5 ball bearings and 1 Super Stopper Anti Reverse roller bearing; Power AL aluminum frame; Super Stopper Anti Reverse; Super Free Spool; and Cross Carbon Drag. This reel can be fished in both freshwater and saltwater.X-Ship
X-Ship provides improved gear durability. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear. This means the gears will stay in the same position under the heaviest loads. The added benefit is that friction between the spool shaft and gear is eliminated, enhancing the casting performance with lighter lures, and allowing for longer casts.SVS Infinity
Shimano's newest innovation in brake system technology, SVS Infinity provides easy-to-manage, consistent spool control and brake force on the new Curado I series baitcasting reels. With brake weights that use 'inner friction' against the raceway during the cast, SVS Infinity controls spool speed especially when using lighter lures, plus the external adjustment knob provides for quick, precise adjustments for either the conditions or when you switch baits. Combined with X-Ship Technology,
anglers will experience precision cast control.Shimano Stable Spool Design (S3D)
Shimano's S3D technology leads to significantly reduced spool vibration. By designing a balanced and uniform thin wall aluminum constructed spool, S3D creates an incredibly smooth feeling when casting and retrieving lures.
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Heinz57 Great Baitcaster
The Shimano Currardo is currently my favorite real and I have to give it 5 stars.
I have this bad boy strapped to a dobyns 764 CB RM. Mostly fishing light to mid crank baits. I have been fishing this setup for about 3 months pretty much on a daily basis. I have caught small mouth bass from 1 to 5 pounds, Northern pike from 3 to 10 lbs, walleye and perch. I have to say the reel delivers.
The Key elements of the reel which really stand out to me are the Ergonomics, X-ship, breaking system and the drag.
The Ergonomics of the reel are fantastic. The reel is extremely palm-able. The reel truly disappears in your hands over extended casting sessions. The handle knobs are very comfortably these are my preference over daiwa. The real becomes an extension of your hand.
Xship and main gear technology. The main gear has more and finer teeth than my Daiwas. The new main gear combined with xship really give you good connections with the real kinda like rack and pinon steering on a sports car.
Breaking system. The Breaking system works well. However it takes time to learn as the combinations between activating breaks and adjusting the dial are not linear. Once you get used to it its is very effective. I can cast this bait caster all day into the wind no problem.
Drag: The drag is very smooth and in the past i would have paid 30 dollars to upgrade my Abu's to this level of quality.
All in all I like them so much I bought two.
October 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Pottsman Sweet Reel
I have only been fishing for a few months now. This is my second baitcaster and it is sweet. It cast so smooth and is smooth reeling it in. It feels like a sturdy reel and looks very nice as well. The braking system is excellent on this. I have had only 1 backlast so far and that was my fault not the reels. I paired it with a shimano compre and love them both.
July 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Manning18 Shimano does it again!
After thinking there is no way the Curado I could be better than the Chronarch E, I decided to bite the bullet and see what all the fuss was about. Man I'm glad I did. This reel is small, palms very well, balances and looks great on my Crucials, and the braking system allows for fine tuning for even the worst conditions. This reel feels like a tank, casts a mile, and is smooth as silk. This is $179 well spent. Best value in fishing. So good, I bought 2.
July 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JXNMS Great Reel
Love this reel. It is extremely smooth and casts great!
June 19, 2014
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