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Shimano CU300EJ Curado E Baitcasting Reel

Shimano CU300EJ Curado E Baitcasting Reel

Price: $279.99
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RetrieveLine Retrieve Per CrankBraid Line Capacity
Mono Line Capacity
Max DragBall BearingsRoller BearingsGear RatioWeightPrice
Right32 in.50/205
15.0 lb.516.9:111.5oz$279.99 USD
The high performance Curado reel is ultra smooth, makes effortless casts, and is available in a 7.0:1 high speed, 5.0:1 power versions. The new 200 size is smaller than the previous Curado 100D but holds the same amount of line as the previous 200DHSV. Compact and lightweight with the heart and power of a large reel. The Curado 300 reel will change the way you think about low-profile baitcasting reels. Now you can expect large reel performace in a sleek, comfortable design that offers all of these benefits:
  • High Speed and Power
  • Excellent Casting Performance
  • Comfort and Maneuverability
  • High Line Capacity
  • Ability to Handle Large Plugs and Swimbaits
  • The new 200's are smaller than 100's with the capacity of a 200
  • Aluminum Frame
  • Lightweight Graphite Sideplates (Aluminum Handle Side on 300 sizes)
  • Recessed Reel Foot
  • High Efficiency Gearing (HEG)
  • Super Free Bearing Supported Pinion Gear System (SF)
  • A7075 Aluminum Magnumlite Spool
  • Dartainium Drag
  • 7 Bearings 1 S A-RB BB 5 Shielded Stainless Steel BB 1 A-RB Roller Clutch Bearing
  • Variable Brake System (VBS) with Reduced Mass Hub
  • Super Stopper II
  • Assist Stopper
  • Drilled Handle Shank
  • Septon PV Power Grips (SV on 300 sizes)
  • Cold Forged AL Drag Star with Clicking Adjustment
  • Titanium IP Line Guide
  • 1/8 Turn Easy Access Attached Sideplate
  • Metal Cast Control Knob
  • Double Anodized Spool and Handle
  • Disengaging Levelwind System
  • QuickFire II Clutch Bar
  • Made in Japan
5 Stars based on 16 reviews
By Domenic
rhode island
Great. Reel
March 2, 2016
I fish for fluke five days a week in RI for four months. Great. Reel the only thing wrong the saltwater has did a number on the finish
ProsGreat reel
ConsPaint did not hold but l fish alot
By anthony forte
revere ma
solid reel
January 10, 2016
ive had this reel for 2 seasons fishing for stripers an blues in new england, it held up extremely well, with little maintenance, and i love the power handle
Prosgreat handle an drag
By Jim R.
North Wildwood, NJ
Salt or Freshwater
December 20, 2015
The feel of great quality. Spooled it with 40# Power Pro and put it on a Teramar rod. Casting is easy and brake adjustment is a breeze. Feels like it could winch a boat onto a trailer. I use it for light and heavy lures and bait fishing.
ProsStrong performer! It's everything it's said to be and more.
By Seawitch2
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Shimano CU300 Curado baitcasting reel.
November 4, 2015
I found the reel I was looking for very easily on the Tackle Direct website. It was priced well so I easily ordered it. The reel was delivered on time and was good quality as expected. It came well packaged from the company. I filled it with braided line and have been very happy with the reel.
ProsSeems to be top quality with good strength and durability.
ConsYou have to be careful not to fill it too full of line or it will tangle easily with the braided line. Read the instructions carefully on how much recommended line.
By Brian
lake worth , florida
Really nice reel
May 3, 2015
A little more expensive than usual but it's worth every penny. Mine has held up for the longest time now!
ProsThe entire reel
By Brian
Great Reel for freshwater and saltwater bass fishing
April 25, 2015
My favorite reel for saltwater calico bass and shallow bottom fishing. Also great for large swim baits for freshwater bass.
By James Wyman
Ventura, California
Pretty Nice Reel
January 28, 2015
This is a good all around reel it is smooth and once you get it set up, casts great. It feels like really good quality and fits nice in the hand.
By Brian
lake worth , florida
shimano did great on this one
January 27, 2015
my best reel I own for bass. no pulsation and plenty of fish caught.
By JukeJoint
Raleigh, NC
December 22, 2014
I've had several versions of this reel. They are a classic. Decent casters and super accurate. There is a reason so many bass fishermen hoard these things. Great power and gearing too.
By Christopher
Port Hueneme, CA
Out of the box ready
January 15, 2014
My first bait casting reel and I'm hooked, I don't think I would buy any casting reel other than the curado series.
By Hong Guang
New Market, Alabama
handy baitcaster
December 19, 2013
high performance and handy baitcaster, it's small enough to bring around, and good enough to perform when you need it to, thumbs up!
By M
Boston, MA
Great casting!
July 8, 2013
This reel can cast a mile! I've heard it can't stand up to the saltwater, but I just bought it so I can't comment on that aspect just yet. So far, no complaints here. It pairs up perfectly with my 8' muskie rod that I use for stripers and blues.
By lee mahon
Great reel
February 19, 2013
Reel is awesome , have to get used to the handle though
By Anthony
Champaign, Il
A light weight and smooth operating reel that's well made.
January 14, 2013
My first Shimano reel worked nice and smooth on large mouth bass with very little effort. While fishing with a Rapala XRP-7 Chartreuse Ghost for bass and doing well at it, I got a hit from 9 to 10lb channel cat. The Curado did it's job. This is my first Shimano reel and can,t wait to fish Costa Rica in Feb with it.
ProsSmooth operation when reeling and casting ability.
By Joey
Dubai UAE
Great reel
January 11, 2013
Casting was so smooth cant say nothing great price for its performance
By Ernesto
Flushing, NY
Great Reel for saltwater
July 25, 2012
Love the reel... got it to fluke and seabass... great... especially for casting
Proscasting weight price staple reel, you will always find it, and replacement parts
Consprice never goes down
4 Questions & 4 Answers
from california asked:
November 23, 2016
how much 30#braid could i fit on this reel?
The Shimano CU300EJ Curado E Baitcasting Reel will approximately hold 275 yds of 30 lb braid.
on November 25, 2016

from california asked:
November 23, 2016
how much 30#braid could i fit on this reel?
You can fit approximately 275 yds of 30 lb braid on the Shimano CU300EJ Curado E Baitcasting Reel.
on November 25, 2016

james shelby
from baytown texas asked:
September 15, 2014
Can you get a smaller handle for this reel?
We do not sell parts. You can go to and look at the parts shop. They should have the information you need.
Customer Service
on September 15, 2014

from corsicana tx asked:
July 2, 2014
can you get this in a left
The "EJ" is not available in left handed retrieve. The "E" is. The difference is the "EJ" retrieves 4" more line per crank.
Customer Service
on July 3, 2014

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