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Shimano CU201IHG Curado I Baitcasting Reel

Shimano CU201IHG Curado I Baitcasting Reel

Price: $149.99
TD Code
Mono Line
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PowerPro Line
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Inches Per
SA-RB Ball BearingsRoller BearingsGear RatioWeightPrice
30in517.2:17.4oz$149.99 USD
The Shimano Curado I Baitcasting Reels are best used for both saltwater and freshwater, and are offered in multiple gear ratios. These baitcasting reels are built with the latest in Shimano fishing reel technology.

  • 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, this controls spool speed especially when using lighter lures, plus external adjustment knob provides for quick, precise adjustments for either the conditions or when you switch baits. This combined with X-Ship technology gives anglers precision cast control
  • Shimano Stable Spool Design (S3D):Leads to signifigantly reduced spool vibration. By designing a balanced and uniform thin wall aluminum constructed spool, this creates an incredibly smooth feeling when casting and retrieving lures.
5 Stars based on 24 reviews
By jim
Columbia, PA
Shimano reels
February 8, 2017
Have been using Shimano bait casting and spinning reels for over 20 years, best reel on the market bar none .
Covington, GA
January 27, 2016
The Curado is smooth and fast. I've shied away from baitcasters in saltwater because of the wind. Not a problem with this reel. Have not had a backlash yet. Can cast much further than my other reels.
By Bryan
Sanjose California
Very light manageable reel
October 20, 2015
Very annoying noise not sure what the deal is?
ProsGreat reel cast flawlessly fits well in palm of hand, light
ConsCan't figure out what's causing the noise ???
By mark
pompton plains, NJ
August 24, 2015
awesome reel price you cant beat another beautiful reel from shimano
By john muirhead
Huntington beach ca
Awesome reel.
June 9, 2015
Best baitcaster on the market. Very easy to use and cast.
By James
Awesome Reel at an Awesome Price! Tackle Direct Always comes through.
June 6, 2015
I have had several generations of the Curado, from the BFS super free when they first came out well over a decade ago, and through several disappointments in the Curado, finally, a reel that can truly bare the Curado name without it being just a facelift. The technology in the new entire Shimano Line is something I have come to love. This reel has incredibly smooth casting, a smooth retrieve, comes in 3 handy speeds that caters to your type of fishing situation and scenario, and is just a great reel for the price. I have several Anatares, Calais, JDM reels, and so on….and I still find myself reaching for this reel. And with Tackle Direct, I can always rest assured that the reel is fresh, hasn't been tampered with by going through the bidding site even with buy it option, etc….Tackle Direct just rules.
ProsX-Ship is a bit technical, but pretty nice to have in this reel. Even in the Stella SW-B ('13 SW), it is a nice option. The reel is just buttery smooth and is light, casts well, and is just fun to fish with. Can handle any freshwater bass or fish you can throw at it and is also an excellent inshore rod when fishing for specs, flatties, reds, etc.
ConsNone. Great reel for great price.
By Marcio Takeda
A generation that truly honors the Curado legacy
May 31, 2015
I've just started to fish with my new Curado I. I usually go for snook, barracudas, jacks. The casting is really good, smoother and longer than my old Curado E (also a superb generation of the Curado). I've used 4 times until now and I'm totally satisfied with this equipment. I would recommend it to anyone who loves bait casting.
ProsAccurate construction Ergonomic
ConsNo cons until now
By Jason
Williamstown, NJ
Great Value - Great Price!
May 31, 2015
Picked this reel up right inside their retail store in Egg Harbor, NJ. Very comfortable in hand and ergonomically pleasing. Nothing it better than picking up a new reel, it being lightweight and comfortable to fish with all day!
ProsLow profile, Great price point, and looks great!
ConsThere is a gear sound on retrieve. Seems like they all do it and I am not concerned with Shimano's durability.
By Carlos
Montevideo uruguay
excelent reels
May 31, 2015
excelent reels
By Ben
West Texas
Good price on a good reel.
May 16, 2015
Casts great. No break adjustment needed for me. They even gave some free worms and a jerk bait with the purchase.
ProsEast casting. Easy maintenance.
ConsNone yet.
United States
Great value
May 13, 2015
I use this reel for black bass fishing
By Ryan
cottage grove, Wisconsin
Solid investment
May 11, 2015
Great quality reel for the great price offered at tackledirect. Very smooth and balanced.
By jimmie williams
sulphur la.
shimano cu200ipg curado baitcasting reel
May 9, 2015
great reel at a great price with fast shipping
By david
lake worth, FL
Sick reel
May 7, 2015
this reel is great for big bass and snook and even maybe some tarpon
By Brian
lake worth , florida
Great for the money
May 3, 2015
Nice reel for a fair price. Most solid reel as it gets for the inshore and freshwater style of fishing.
By Andy
Bronx, NY
Very impressed.
April 20, 2015
This reel flat out performs. Shimano for life. Have tried Abu, Lews, Quantum, and non of them compare to Shimano. This is a great improvement over the E-series Curados. My dad has a couple of them and a G-series (which they skimped on) and this blows it out of the water. More compact, lighter, and smoother than ever since they added x-ship. Two thumps up
By gary
red hook new york
curado reels should always be with you on the water
January 30, 2015
the left handed version is the reel for me using topwater lures
By gary
red hook new york
shimano has always taken the time to deliver the best reels, the curado is worth your time
January 30, 2015
Fishing season is still a short time away but I practice and the reel is perfecdt
By Loren
Long Beach, CA
Shimano Curado 200
September 17, 2014
Solid reel for freshwater or saltwater bass. Great reel for under $200. Works well for throwing small plastic swim baits
By adam
el cajon, CA
Great reel
August 15, 2014
Ive had many Curados and they keep getting better ,,,It casts a mile even use it in the kelp beds on the big Calicos.
Prosstrong drag
Austin, TX
Best bang for the buck
August 12, 2014
This reel probably represents the best value in low profile baitcasters right now. I have this and the Chronarch Ci4 and there is only a slight difference in smoothness. I really like the fact that it is a 200 size reel and could do double duty in fresh and salt
By apriza
camp hill, PA
this reel is a workhorse
May 25, 2014
Its smooth strong and can cast light lures a mile. I put this reel to the test the other day and fought some nice sized stripped bass at the river and it was pulling them bad boys in with no problem. The drag was very smooth so when ever the bigger one made a long run I hade no problem with it.
By George34
Orange County, California
The new Curadoi 200
April 20, 2014
Good casting, have not caught a fish yet to test the drag smoothness while fighting a fish.
ProsVery smooth casting reel.
ConsHave no problems with this reel yet.
By George 34
Orange County, California
Curado 200i
April 20, 2014
I have all Curado 200 Bantam BSF reels and love them they are so smooth and dependable however Shimano no longer repairs the older models at the Irvine Shimano Dealer. So I figured I would try the new Curadoi 200 in hope this new model would perform as well, so far so good, this new reel cast like my older Curado BSF 200. I have not caught a fish yet to check drags yet so I will get back to you when I can check the smoothness of the drags.
ProsGood casting.
ConsNothing yet.
4 Questions & 4 Answers
from Macon, Georgia asked:
April 18, 2015
Do you have for left handeds?
Matheus, Shimano does make this reel in a left hand. On our website it is specified by the Digit 1 in the product code. Example (201IHG)
on April 20, 2015

from Silver Spring MD asked:
August 4, 2014
how do you specify a right handed reel?
For Shimano, if it ends in "1" it is left handed. So, for a right handed Curado, make sure you order one of the 200's
Customer Service
on August 4, 2014

from Brazil asked:
July 2, 2014
Made in japan or malaysia?
It is made in Malaysia.
Customer Service
on July 3, 2014

Lawrence McDermott
from Cheney, Wa. asked:
June 23, 2014
I would like to order one these reels, no one else seem to have left handed cranks in stock. So I need verifacation that this model is left handed crank and that you have in stock. Thank you, Larry McDermott
Yes sir. We have them in stock and it is a left hand retrieve.
Customer Service
on June 24, 2014

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