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Shimano Curado DC Casting Reels

Shimano Curado DC Casting Reels

Shimano's new Digital Control braking system utilizes a microcomputer to monitor spool speed 1,000 times every second and apply the perfect amount of brake to prevent backlash and maximize distance.

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RetrieveInches Per CrankGear RatioMono/Flouro Line Capacity (lb test/yds)Power Pro Line Capacity (lb test/yds)Max Drag (lb)Ball BearingsWeight (oz)Price
Right Hand266.2:110/120
117+17.8$249.99 USD
Left Hand266.2:110/120
117+17.8$249.99 USD
Right Hand317.4:110/120
117+17.8$249.99 USD
Left Hand317.4:110/120
117+17.8$249.99 USD
Right Hand368.5:110/120
117+17.9$249.99 USD
Left Hand368.5:110/120
117+17.9$249.99 USD
The Curado DC casting reel is Shimano's most advanced Curado ever produced. Built on the platform that has made the Curado name synonymous with durability and versatility, the Curado DC adds Shimano's NEW Digital Control Braking system. The DC Braking system uses a completely sealed microcomputer that analyzes the spool speed 1,000 times per second and automatically applies the precise braking to achieve maximum casting distance while preventing backlash. No matter the wind conditions, weather, or lure weight, 4 easy adjustments on the side plate allow the angler to quickly and definitively "set and forget" the brakes and let the reel do the work.

Shimano Technology Found In Curado DC Reels :
  • Cross Carbon Drag - Allows for a wider range of drag settings, enhanced drag washer durability, and the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.
  • Hagane Body - A reel body with high rigidity, which virtually eliminates body flexing due to it’s stiffness and impact resistance. The result? An angler’s actions are more efficiently transformed into cranking power. It’s efficiency through strength.
  • I-DC4 Braking - Intelligent Digital Control braking features an easy to use 4 setting external dial that can be easily adjusted on the water to provide optimal braking as conditions and lures change.
  • Micro Module Gear - State-of-the-art gear design makes use of smaller gear teeth and more of them, which results in a more efficient gear train and much smoother retrieve.
  • S A-RB Bearings - These bearings undergo the same anti-corrosion process as Shimano’s A-RB Bearings, with the addition of shields on both sides of the bearings to reduce the possibility of salt, dirt, or other foreign objects inhibiting the bearing’s rotation.
  • X-Ship - By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear remains in precise alignment with the drive gear and stays in the same position under even the heaviest of loads. This eliminates friction between the spool shaft and gear which translates to better casting performance and increased gear durability.

5 Stars based on 12 reviews
By Jim
St. louis
January 26, 2019
By far, my favorite reel. It is smooth, and easy to cast far and accurately, simple to use, and less tiring on my body after a day or chasing bass. The only downside is the price. But, if I divide its price by the number of casts per day, it is a bargain because of how much it enhances my fishing experience.
By Craig T. Gilcrest
January 21, 2019
to early to tell i have not fished it yet. the rivers blown out .
i cast on the back lawn to get a feel for it . seems ok .no blow ups that's why only four stars.
Proswe will see!
Conslike i said. we will see.....
By Sean
January 20, 2019
Curado DC
Palms well, really like on cold days when wearing gloves.
By B Perez
November 28, 2018
Happy Customer
The reel is as advertised very smooth and cast a mile very pleased with the purchase.
Prosvery smooth and cast a mile
By Jason
Metairie, LA
November 23, 2018
Great Reel
Great reel. Get the spool tension set right, and you can cast this thing a mile with no backlash. You do have to thumb the spool before the lure hits the water.
ProsEasy to cast with few backlashes.
By Robin
Northern California
November 12, 2018
Shimano Curado DC HG
My first Shimano casting reel and I understand the hype. This reel is amazingly smooth. Like nothing else I've tried at this price-point. It does take some adjustment and fine tuning to get the maximum casting distance w/out backlash but once dialed-in, it's an absolute pleasure to cast.
By Rodney Hathaway
Jonesboro ga
November 1, 2018
Best Baitcasting Reel
5 star rating. I normally use Abu Garcia reels but the Cuardo dc is the best reel I've ever casted!! With the 4 levels of casting anyone who has ever used a Baitcasting reel will be highly impressed with this reel. From casting under docks to casting a country mile is only a click or 2 a way.I was so impressed with this reel it's the only baitcaster that I use.
Pros1. Casting 2. Backlashing a minimal 3. Price 4. Quality built
By Lawson Tilghman
October 11, 2018
This reel is super smooth. You can cast it so much farther than any other reel Iā€™ve ever used. It is effortless!
ProsSmooth, lightweight
By Jesse
September 27, 2018
Extremely pleased with my purchase of this reel.
By Riyaz
August 30, 2018
Game changer
Amazing reel and definitely worth the money.
Less backlash and casting sound is amazing .
Well done shimano šŸ‘šŸ» And thank you tackledirect for excellent service
ProsCompact Smooth casting Amazing handle
By Jeffrey
Vernon, NJ
August 26, 2018
Very smooth
I purchased the xg model and it's very smooth. No issues and even though I don't really utilize the DC braking system, whenever my girlfriend wants to use a baitcaster this is what I let her use. No backlash for her means more fishing for me.
By chuck
August 7, 2018
bass feaver
so easy to throw with no back lash my 10 year old can throw it.. great real for the price am going to bye another one..
Conswish it was a tad lighter
5 Questions & 5 Answers
from Houston asked:
December 13, 2018
What is the power source for the "micro computer" ?
1 Answers
Everytime the spool spins it generates power, kind of like a alternator. There are no batteries or plugs needed for this reel.
on December 13, 2018

from seattle asked:
August 22, 2018
What is the difference between the 150 hg and the 150 xg?
1 Answers
The HG has a 7:4:1 gear ratio and the XG has a 8.5:1 gear ratio those are the only differences.
on August 23, 2018

jay mangubat
from Maryland asked:
July 25, 2018
Is there a warranty that come with the real
1 Answers
One year from the date of purchase.
on July 26, 2018

Robbie rayner
from Brisbane australia asked:
July 19, 2018
Are these saltwater rated.?
1 Answers
Yes, you can fish the curado dc in saltwater.
on July 19, 2018

Bj reger
from Winder ga asked:
July 18, 2018
Drum or disc brake system? How much is the friction material?
1 Answers
It works of a magnetic braking system so there's no real friction causing components
on July 19, 2018


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