The Shimano Curado name has always been known as one of the best reels in the industry. I have just about every Curado version dating back to when I started seriously bass fishing in the mid 90's. Some of these reels were better than others, but they are all solid. The newest version, to be released in a few weeks looks so much different and packs so many more features that I can truly say I have never been so excited about a new Curado release I plan to get one as soon as they become available in about two weeks. Here is what TackleWarehouse says about the newest Curado. What do you think? Will this reel live up to the hallowed Curado name?
Tougher and more powerful than ever before, Shimano placed a major emphasis on durability with this next generation reel. Featuring the latest in Shimano reel technology, it also boasts improved casting performance, a whole new level of versatility, and smoother functioning.
Shimano’s new X-Ship technology greatly improves the Curado I’s gear durability by providing more precise gear alignment between the pinion and main gear, especially under heavy loads. This translates into vastly improved power and gear efficiency, and it also reduces friction between the spool shaft and main gear for enhanced casting performance with lighter lures.
The new SVS Infinity Brake System picks up from there, providing infinitely adjustable, consistent spool control and brake force. Its externally adjustable dial features six settings (1-6) that furnish a level of precision previously impossible with traditional cast controls. Shimano’s new S3D Stable Spool Design also improves casting capabilities even further by greatly reducing spool vibration.
No matter what application you prefer - saltwater or fresh - there is a new Shimano Curado 200 I Casting Reel ready for the task. Available in three gear ratio and tougher than ever before, the new Curado I leaves no doubt why the Curado has earned a reputation as one of the best reels in the business.
- SVS Infinity Brake System (Infinite Cast Control)
- Shimano Stable Spool Design (S3D)
- Super Free Spool
- Escape Hatch
- Cross Carbon Drag
- Offset Handle Design
- Center Clutch Design