Shimano CU200IHG Curado I Baitcasting Reel

Shimano CU200IHG Curado I Baitcasting Reel

Price: $149.99
TD Code
Mono Line
(# Test/yd)
PowerPro Line
(# Test/yd)
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 26 reviews
, Tucson, Arizona
Absolute Must Have!
April 16, 2020
My all time favorite reel of my entire arsenal. Build to las, and I have a blast fishing it! Bottom line, If my house was on fire... I’m going in to get my Curado I 201HG lol.
  • Silky Smooth
  • Deep Spool, excellent Line/Braid Capacity
  • Wish I had one for all my combos
  • 90mm Handle
By Brian
Portsmouth, NH
another great Curado
August 18, 2017
great bass reel I use this model for spinner-baits. It's easy to adjust the cast control hen switching to different lures. Like the Stradic this is another great value performance reel from Shimano,
  • light weight
  • easy to cast with
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?
  • Great reel cast flawlessly fits well in palm of hand, light
  • Can'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 m.
Huntington beach ca
Awesome reel.
June 9, 2015
Best baitcaster on the market. Very easy to use and cast.
  • none
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.
  • X-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.
  • None. Great reel for great price.
By Marcio T.
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.
  • Accurate construction
  • Ergonomic
  • No 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!
  • Low profile, Great price point, and looks great!
  • There 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.
  • East casting. Easy maintenance.
  • None 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 w.
sulphur la.
shimano cu200ipg curado baitcasting reel
May 9, 2015
great reel at a great price with fast shipping
3 Questions & 3 Answers
from Texas asked:
June 15, 2017
is the Shimano CU200IHG Curado I Baitcasting Reel a left handed reel ?
1 Answers
The Shimano CU200IHG is the right hand retrieve, the CU201IHG is the left hand retrieve.
on June 15, 2017

from Vermont asked:
May 7, 2015
Do these come in left handed ?
1 Answers
Sam, In the Curado Line any reel with a 201 product code indicates it is a left hand reel.
on May 7, 2015

bobby malzada
from bronx ny asked:
April 10, 2015
what is the max drag
1 Answers
Hello Bobby. Maximum drag on this reel is 12 pounds. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
on April 10, 2015


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